[Contribution] Termination Sandboxie Shortcut

I'm not sure if this is the placed but I created a shortcut that I use to Terminated Sandboxie when those Scammer popups cover the Desktop
For what it work I right click on the desktop, click on new > create a shortcut

In the item location I put "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" /terminate_all, > Next and name it Terminate Sandboxie

The I right click on the shortcut Icon and setup the shortcut
Shortcut key: hold down CTRL and Then T, Windows will add Ctrl+Alt+T

Now I don't have to terminate Sandboxie with right click on the Icon and then Terminate all
Works Great

  • Hi William,

    Thank you for this contribution,and sorry for the late response. 
    We don't have a feedback section in this temp forum, so for the time being posting these type of things here is just fine.

    I will edit your post to read "[Contribution]" in the subject. 

    Thank you!

  • Cool Thanks.

    I'll look to see if/how I can terminate individual sandboxes,

  • In reply to henry g:

    How do I get the command line help when the old site is offline, and redirects here to Sophos!?

  • In reply to henry g:

    Hi henry,

     All the information is in the sandboxie.com website, which is not offline (only the forums are). If a link downloads the page instead of opening it, you can use a text editor to open it and see the contents. 

    For your convenience:

    Start Command Line

    The Sandboxie Start program can do any of the following, depending on command line parameters specified to it.

    Start Programs

    This is the default behavior. By specifying a full or partial path to a program executable file, Sandboxie Start will launch that program under the supervision of Sandboxie:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  c:\windows\system32\calc.exe
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  calc.exe

    Two special program names are allowed:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  default_browser
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  mail_agent	

    Sandboxie Start can also display the Run Any Program dialog window, or the Sandboxie Start Menu, depending on parameters specified:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  run_dialog
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  start_menu	

    In all forms, the parameter /box:SandboxName is applicable, and may be specified between Start.exe and the parameter, to indicate a sandbox name other than the default of DefaultBox. For example:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /box:TestBox  run_dialog	

    A special form of the /box parameter is /box:__ask__ and causes Start.exe to display the sandbox selection dialog box.

    The parameter /nosbiectrl can be used to make sure Start.exe does not try to run Sandboxie Control before running the sandboxed program.

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /nosbiectrl calc.exe	

    The parameter /silent can be used to eliminate some pop-up error messages. For example:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /silent  no_such_program.exe

    In both silent and normal operation, Start.exe exits with a zero exit code on success, or non-zero on failure. In batch files, the exit code can be examined using the IF ERRORLEVEL condition.

    The parameter /elevate can be used to run a program with Administartor privileges on a system where User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. For example:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /elevate cmd.exe	

    The parameter /env can be used to pass an environment variable:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /env:VariableName=VariableValueWithoutSpace
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /env:VariableName="Variable Value With Spaces"	

    The parameter /hide_window can be used to signal that the starting program should not display its window:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /hide_window cmd.exe /c automated_script.bat	

    The parameter /wait can be used to run a program, wait for it to finish, and return the exit status from the program:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /wait cmd.exe	

    Note that Start.exe is a Win32 application and not a console application, so the system "start" command is useful here to force the system to wait for Start.exe to finish:

      start /wait "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" /wait cmd /c exit 9
      echo %ERRORLEVEL%

    The system waits for Start.exe to finish, which in turn waits for "cmd /c exit 9" to finish, and then the exit status 9 is returned all the way back.

    Parameters can be combined in any order. For example:

       "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /box:CustomBox /silent /nosbiectrl MyProgram.exe	

    Stop Programs

    Terminate all programs running in a particular sandbox. Note that the request is transmitted to the Sandboxie service SbieSvc, which actually carries out the termination.

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /terminate
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /box:TestBox  /terminate
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /terminate_all

    If the parameter /box:SandboxName is omitted, programs running in the default sandbox, DefaultBox, will be stopped.

    The form /terminate_all terminates all programs in all sandboxes.

    List Programs

    List the system process ID numbers for all programs running in a particular sandbox.

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /listpids
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /box:TestBox  /listpids	

    If the parameter /box:SandboxName is omitted, programs running in the default sandbox, DefaultBox, will be listed.

    The output is formatted as one number per line. The first line contains the number of programs, followed by one process ID per line. Example output:

        "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /listpids | more

    Note that Start.exe is not a console applications, so the output does not appear in a command prompt window unless you pipe the output using a construct such as | more.

    Delete Contents of Sandbox

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox_silent	

    The /box:SandboxName parameter may be specified between Start.exe and the delete command.

    The _silent suffix on the delete command, indicates Sandboxie Start should silently ignore any errors and not display any error messages.

    The delete operation occurs in two phases:

    • Phase 1 scans the contents of the sandbox and processes files which could pose a problem during the second phase:
      • Junctions (also known as reparse points) are removed.
      • Read-only files and directories are made fully accessible.
      • Files and directories that have very long names are renamed to shorter names.
      • Renames the sandbox to the format __Delete_(sandbox name)_(some random number)_. For example, if the sandbox is DefaultBox, it could be renamed to __Delete_DefaultBox_01C4012345678912.
    • Phase 2 deletes any sandboxes that were processed in phase 1.
      • Sandboxes that were processed in phase 1 are those that have been renamed as described above.
      • More than one sandbox may be deleted in phase 2.
      • By default, the standard system command RMDIR is used to delete the renamed sandbox folder.
      • Alternatively, a third-party delete utility may used. See Secure Delete Sandbox.

    Issuing the delete_sandbox command causes Start.exe to invoke phase 1 followed by phase 2. Start.exe also accepts these commands to invoke a specific phase:

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox_phase1
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox_phase2
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox_silent_phase1
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  delete_sandbox_silent_phase2	

    Reload Configuration

    This command reloads the Sandboxie configuration in SandboxieIni into the active Sandboxie driver. Typically useful after manually editing the Sandboxie.ini file.

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /reload	

    Note that reloading the configuration does not take effect on sandboxed programs that are already running when this command is issued.

    Disable Forced Programs

    The following command runs a program outside the sandox, even if the program is forced. It is similar to using the Run Outside Sandbox option from the sandbox selection window of the Run Sandboxed command.

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /dfp            c:\path\to\program.exe
      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  /disable_force  c:\path\to\program.exe	

    Note that /dfp and /disable_force are identical.

    An older form of this command can temporarily disable the forced programs mode, for all programs. It is similar in function to using the Disable Forced Programs command from the Tray Icon Menu in Sandboxie Control (and not the File Menu).

      "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe"  disable_force	

    Note the missing slash in this command syntax. Note also that this command is not a toggle. It always puts the Disable Forced Programs mode into effect and always restarts the countdown timer. At this time, Start.exe does not offer a way to request the cancelation of this mode.

  • In reply to Barb@Sophos:

    Hi Barb


     All the information is in the sandboxie.com website, which is not offline (only the forums are). If a link downloads the page instead of opening it, you can use a text editor to open it and see the contents. 

    For your convenience:

    Thank you, and yes the link downloaded an unknown type of page which had me worried a bit. And your post is much kinder on the eyes anyway; now converted to pdf.

    PLEASE bring the full forums back even if migrated here!