ky331
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Sandboxie

Apparently, Sandboxie is now owned by Sophos (perhaps this was already mentioned in another thread somewhere in this forum).

Anyway, the main download page https://www.sandboxie.com/ now includes the following announcement:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SANDBOXIE VERSIONS

 

Sophos is excited to announce that we are making Sandboxie a free tool, with plans to transition it to an open source tool.

This new evolution of Sandboxie is one we are enthusiastic about, but that does not mean this was an easy decision to make. Sandboxie has never been a significant component of Sophos’ business, and we have been exploring options for its future for a while.

Frankly, the easiest and least costly decision for Sophos would have been to simply end of life Sandboxie. However, we love the technology too much to see it fade away. More importantly, we love the Sandboxie community too much to do that. The Sandboxie user base represents some of the most passionate, forward thinking, and knowledgeable members of the security community and we didn’t want to let you down.

After thoughtful consideration we decided that the best way to keep Sandboxie going was to give it back to its users – transitioning it to an open source tool. We will release more information about the open source project as we continue to work on the details.

Until the open source transition is completed we have decided to make all restricted features of Sandboxie completely free.

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*NEW* Instructions for filling out download request form

  • In order to download there is a new process for downloading to conform to compliance requirements based on country of request.
  • The information collected by the download form will not be used for any marketing purposes.
  • Instructions for filling out the download form:
    • All users fill out the First and Last name and your valid E-mail address.
    • For business users, enter your Job Role, Company and Industry information.
    • For home users, select "Home User/Student Facility" as the Job Role, then "N/A" for Company and Industry.

 

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ky331
6 Indium

Re: Sandboxie

And the plot thickens...

Sophos, a global leader in cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity, today announced that Thoma Bravo, a US-based private equity firm, has made an offer to acquire Sophos...

https://www.zdnet.com/article/thoma-bravo-to-buy-sophos-for-3-9-billion/

 

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joe53
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Re: Sandboxie

I always shudder when a trusted utility is acquired by a new owner. I have no knowledge of Thomas Bravo, but have been well-served by Sophos and by Sandboxie for many years.

That said, I have seen many trusted security apps compromised or taken by the " dark side"  following a takeover.

Buyer beware.

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ky331
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Re: Sandboxie

Sandboxie 5.31.6   Released: October 21st, 2019

  • Added support for running Sandboxie in Windows 10 19H2 (b18363)
  • Fix issues with running Sandboxie in Windows 10 FR (not guaranteed to work due to upcoming kernel changes)

https://www.sandboxie.com/DownloadSandboxie

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