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Can't open Chrome or Firefox in Sandboxie when Webroot is turned on

  • 3 October 2019
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I like to open my chrome and firefox web browsers in sandboxie for added protection. It used to work with no issue, but now when i try to open them, the browsers windows dont open. Sometimes they will open once, but if i close them, they wont again.

When i completely shutdown my Webroot Secureanywhere, they browsers work again in sandboxie.

Help please 🙂

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Hello @cgambleh

Welcome to the Webroot Community,

Sorry that this question slipped by...

I have never tried using Sandboxie within these two browsers.

My best suggestion is to Submit an Support Ticket and have them take a look at this issue.

Please let us know if this was resolved or not because I read that Webroot is not compatible with Sandboxie.

Hope this helps somewhat?
I like to open my chrome and firefox web browsers in sandboxie for added protection. It used to work with no issue, but now when i try to open them, the browsers windows dont open. Sometimes they will open once, but if i close them, they wont again.

When i completely shutdown my Webroot Secureanywhere, they browsers work again in sandboxie.

Help please :)

FWIW ~
as work-around
  1. move Application Protection for browser from Protect to Allow
  2. launch browser sandbox
  3. move Application Protection for browser from Allow to Protect
Userlevel 7
Badge +57

I like to open my chrome and firefox web browsers in sandboxie for added protection. It used to work with no issue, but now when i try to open them, the browsers windows dont open. Sometimes they will open once, but if i close them, they wont again.

When i completely shutdown my Webroot Secureanywhere, they browsers work again in sandboxie.

Help please :)
FWIW ~
as work-around
  1. move Application Protection for browser from Protect to Allow
  2. launch browser sandbox
  3. move Application Protection for browser from Allow to Protect


Thank you @bjm_

I have the same issue. It’s been so annoying that I turned off my subscription renewal and will look into a different anti-virus program if you don’t provide a fix.  Thanks.

I have the same issue. It’s been so annoying that I turned off my subscription renewal and will look into a different anti-virus program if you don’t provide a fix.  Thanks.

Since, Sandboxie is now open source -
Maybe, reach out to Sandboxie open source projects at Wilders Security Forums -

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/sandboxie-technologies-sbie-open-source.428156/

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/sandboxie-plus-sbie-fork.427755/

Just saying -

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