Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Sandboxie - harddrive activity


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Teri Greene

Teri Greene

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hi.

Thanks for such a good site, thanks for serving the community. Y'all deserve medals and stuff.

Can you help with this? I have a Dell, Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, Windows 2000 SP4.

I'm less than a up-to-date total geek, but far more'n a newbie (my first computer job was programming a IBM 360/20 punch-card system in '70).

My security, other than OS configuration, is:
Firefox browser, running in Sandboxie;
Comodo Firewall, SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard, a2, WinPatrol, Script Defender, AVG Antivirus, AVG Anti-Rootkit, Spybot, Stinger, CWShredder, Prevx CSI.

The latest addition was Sandboxie. What started that day was this: When I run Firefox in Sandboxie, after half a hour to a hour and a half, the hard disk starts grinding away. Not horribly, just enough to hear, and doesn't ever stop. And it continues nonstop as long as Sandboxie is running. I exit the sandboxed Firefox, then use Process Explorer to terminate the Sandboxie service, and then the hard disk shuts up. But as long as Sandboxie is up and running, hard disk busy doing something.
Huh.

This only started when I got Sandboxie. I'd previously spent a year on this computer running Firefox unsandboxed with nothing unusual happening. And if I run Firefox unsandboxed today, there's no unusual harddisk activity.
So I think it's probly not malware, 'cause: Firefox unsandboxed, nothing unusual; Firefox Sandboxied, then there's stuff.

Anybody know anything about Sandboxie causing unrelenting harddisk activity?

Thank you for your support.

tg
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Major Payne

Major Payne

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 5,307 posts
If you don't find anyone with an answer to your question, I hate to run you off to another forum, but this one is strictly for Sandboxie:

Sandboxie Forum

Don't know what the latest release, but be sure you have it.

Ron
  • 0

#3
Teri Greene

Teri Greene

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I'd already checked the sandboxie forum and didn't find anything; but you're right, I should check again.

I'm using 3.01. I uninstalled it and installed 3.21.00 but there were problems so I went back to 3.01.

tg
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP