Downloads of v 5.31.4:


Last Update:

16 Sep 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ronen "tzuk" Tzur


security virtualization forensics admin

Sandboxie (Install)

5.31.4 | Updated: 16 Sep 2019



Downloads of v 5.31.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Ronen "tzuk" Tzur

Sandboxie (Install) 5.31.4

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade sandboxie.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade sandboxie.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure sandboxie.install installed
    name: sandboxie.install
    state: present
    version: 5.31.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'sandboxie.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.31.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sandboxie.install,
    Version: 5.31.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sandboxie.install
   Name     = 'sandboxie.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.31.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sandboxie.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.31.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sandboxie.install version="5.31.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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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 16 Sep 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.


  • /Language:LANG_CODE - The installation language. Defaults to English. Replace LANG_CODE with LCID code (e.g. 1033 for US English) or BCP-47 language tag (e.g. en-US for US English) for your language. List of supported languages

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params '"/Language:en-US"'


  • 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.

Free with no limitations

Since version 5.31.4 Sandboxie is now available for free with no limitations. Sophos is also planning on making this program open source.



$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$silentArgs = '/S'
$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Sandboxie *"
if ($key) { 
  $silentArgs += ' /upgrade'
} else {
  $silentArgs += ' /install'

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if ($pp.Language) {
  if ($pp.Language -match '^\d+$') {
    $pp.Language = $pp.Language -as [int32]
  try {
    $lang = [System.Globalization.Cultureinfo]::GetCultureInfo($pp.Language)
  } catch {
    Write-Error "Couldn't find locale '$($pp.Language)'. Aborting..."
  Write-Host "Using language: $($lang.DisplayName)"
  $silentArgs = "/lang=$($lang.LCID) $silentArgs"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'sandboxie.install'
  fileType               = 'exe'
  url                    = ''
  checksum               = '4577a1f5af37a9d2203e62dd49da947c79f5a0b0c679dd8db601aab5c0d57c6a'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = $silentArgs
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Sandboxie *'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$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)"}

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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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Sandboxie (Install) 976 Thursday, August 1, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie (Install) 5.30 945 Sunday, June 2, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.29.2-beta 128 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.29.1-beta 82 Friday, March 29, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie (Install) 5.28 1230 Thursday, February 21, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.27.3-beta 124 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Approved
Sandboxie Beta (Install) 5.27.2-beta-20190112 95 Saturday, January 12, 2019 Approved


Release 5.31.4 (Released: September 10th, 2019)

  • Removed license check and activation requirements.
  • Fix IE download issues on Windows 7 and 10
  • Fix IE download issues (and some file rename failures) on Windows 10 Spring 2019

Changelog for versions before 5.31.4


This package has no dependencies.

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