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Using Sandboxie to bypass Trial version limitations in software


b y T ECHBRA IN FEB. 5, 2 013
Here I am going to show you with an example on how to use it for bypassing timebound trial version software limitations. I used Mediatwins AC3 tools pro which offers afree 15 days, fully functional trial version to test and try its functionality. After 15 days itdoesn't allow you to use it unless you enter a valid registration key. Uninstalling andReinstalling also does not work after your 15 days are over. Lets see how it works: STEP 1: Open Sandboxie Control, Click on the Sandbox option, then hover your mouseto DefaultBox > Run SandBoxed and then click on Run Any Program

STEP 2: This will open up a new option window which will allow you to run any exefile sandboxed. Click on Browse button to select the application you want to run. Andthen select the exe of the trial software you want to run. In our case we select the

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ac3tools_install.exe that is the installer for AC3 Tools Pro.

STEP 3: Click Open button and installation begins. Proceed with the installation stepsas you normally do while installing any application

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STEP 4: As soon as you hit Finish, the application starts running. It presents you withthe normal trial mode window. Just click on Continue trial button to proceed.

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STEP 5: Notice the [#] marks in the Title bar of the running application window.These marks tells that the application is running Sandboxed and no changes have beendone to your system

STEP 6: Now if we navigate through the File and Folder in the Sandboxie ControlWindow we can see what all files and folders this installation have made changes orcreated new. Also notice the RegHive under the User Files section. Actually this iswhere the trial version store the encrypted settings which doesn't allow us to runthem after the limited time period is over.

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STEP 7: Now go ahead and use the software to its full and after youre done, Exit the program and Click Sandbox > DefaultBox and click Delete Contents

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STEP 8: This will open up a new window and delete all the files created, Press the Delete Sandbox button to fully clear the contents

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STEP 9: If you now open your programs menu you will notice that there has been nochange. :)Using this method you can run any time bound application again and again withoutworrying about the time period limitation. Id also like to let you know some known issues that I came across while working with Sandboxie. One is that sometimes it failsif we run heavy applications I ran Firefox 3.0 with many add-ons and it failed whenthe RAM usage was around 750 Megs. Maybe this one is due to my metal configurationbut anyways this is wht i found. Another thing is that, If you have already installedtrial version on base machine and its time period was over, now if you try to install itagain using Sandboxie it will not run. This is due to the fact that the Program alreadymade entries in the Windows Registry Hive which is used by Sandboxie when it loadsthe application.

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