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Sandboxie (Install)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/25/2019.

A process sandbox helps to manage and limit access permissions a process has to your data. Use it to safely test new software for usability, safely study behavior of known spyware and malware, or browse the web from a sandboxed browser to completely shield your computer and network from Internet Bad Things.


  • Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.
  • Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.
  • Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

Shareware; Free with limitations for personal, non-commercial use

  • After 30 days, nag screen appears that may be dismissed temporarily.
  • Limited to one sandbox at a time.
  • Only software explicitly requested may run in the sandbox (sandboxed programs must be started from Sandboxie program rather than optionally intercepted on the fly).
  • For more information about licensing, see and the licensing FAQ.



To install Sandboxie (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sandboxie.install

To upgrade Sandboxie (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sandboxie.install


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = "sandboxie.install"
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Sandboxie *"
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | ForEach-Object {
        $packageArgs = @{
          packageName = $packageName
          fileType    = 'exe'
          silentArgs  = '/S /remove'
          validExitCodes= @(0)
          file          = ($_.UninstallString -split '"')[1]
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Sandboxie *"
    if ($key) { 
      $silentArgs += ' /upgrade'
    } else {
      $silentArgs += ' /install'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'sandboxie.install'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      url                    = ''
      checksum               = '4043c48b38c5fa77ed797f83a27e9a346dc5f559e1fae7f26096fa661a38b8e1'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = $silentArgs
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'Sandboxie *'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Ronen "tzuk" Tzur


© 2004 Sandboxie Holdings LLC, © Dec 2013 Invincea


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by jack1142

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.29.2-beta 51 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.29.1-beta 19 Friday, March 29, 2019 approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.27.3-beta 70 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.27.2-beta-20190112 28 Saturday, January 12, 2019 approved
Sandboxie (Install) 5.26.20190112 709 Saturday, January 12, 2019 approved
Sandboxie (Install) 5.26 1145 Sunday, October 7, 2018 approved
Sandboxie (Install) 5.24 1852 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 approved
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