Google Chrome won't run sandboxed

CPU (32 bit or 64 bit)

  • 32 bit

Operating System information (inluding Service Pack Version)

  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Actively-running security and utility applications

  • CIS 4.1.150349.920

Specific symptoms of the bug, and steps you can take to reproduce it (step by step)

  • Google Chrome will not function properly inside the sandbox. The browser will open without any problem, but no site can be visited - the page would be perpetually loading the site.
    A few times the program had crashed even.
    THis error message is displayed every time Chrome crashes.

Specific steps you have taken to try to resolve it

  • Disabled the sandbox.

Brief description of your Defense+ and Firewall+ mode (Custom, Train with safe) plus mention if you modified any setting in ADVANCED section of D+ and F+

  • Defense+: Safe mode; to Image Execution Settings’ ‘Files To Check’ I have added the “executables” file-group.
    Firewall: Safe mode
    Sandbox enabled.

Report if you are using an Administrator account Or a Limited User account. Vista users please Report if you have UAC Disabled or Enabled

  • UAC has been disabled, running administrator account.
We are aware of some applications that do not work if sandboxed unless the restriction level is set to unrestricted e.g. Google Chrome

Please see this FAQ here.

Best wishes


Chrome doesn’t need to be sandboxed, 'cause it already is. This said other virtualizing software manage to sandbox Chrome properly if wanted, but again, with this particular browser, that’s useless.