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July 28, 2011, 01:14:12 AM
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Has anyone tried this to help protect there wallet? I have used it in the past just for testing out downloads and it is pretty solid. I even tried a rogue av once and i could exterminate it easily.

http://www.sandboxie.com/
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Make sure you back up your wallet regularly! With Bitcoin-Qt, it needs to be backed up at least as often as every 100 transactions (both sends and receipts) or new addresses.
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July 28, 2011, 04:39:59 AM
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Has anyone tried this to help protect there wallet? I have used it in the past just for testing out downloads and it is pretty solid. I even tried a rogue av once and i could exterminate it easily.

http://www.sandboxie.com/

Won't help. Programs can still READ files on your harddrive, and sandboxie doesn't block outgoing connections from sandboxed programs. So a trojan could still upload your private keys.
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July 28, 2011, 04:42:06 AM
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What are you trying to protect from what?

Sandboxie, as I understand it, protects the rest of your system from rogue applications.  This could be a backdoor in a legit program, or a compromised program (as in a web browser after a malicious site), etc.  Those rogue applications won't be able to access your wallet.

However, unless you're planning to run *every application on your system* in sandboxie, I'm not sure what gains you'd have.

It doesn't appear that you can use it to protect a program from other programs - so something running in sandboxie may not be able to touch other system resources, but other system resources could likely still touch it.

I'm a bit confused - if you've got a use case in mind, go ahead & explain it & I can take a look...

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August 03, 2011, 06:12:37 AM
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Sandboxie is a great app, I highly recommend it, but it won't protect your wallet.
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