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Title: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on April 20, 2011, 02:25:47 PM
Hi guys,

I have written a few pages with new features/bug fixes to avast 7, but I definitely missed some of them - or rather I would like to hear what your requests are. Do you miss a certain feature or do you have an idea how to improve usability? Please tell me about it - now it's the right time. If technically possible I can build the feature for you!

Thank you.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: logos on April 20, 2011, 02:39:25 PM
nice initiative ;) main thing for me but I mentioned it before is a password manager, obviously not depending on Chromium's one as first it's not good, and second due to nature of the safe zone you may lose the data easily.

 So either that or access, as an option, to an external program, which in this case would be my password manager of course.
 Oh yeah... another solution would have been to make an exception as far as extensions go, just for LastPass, but I don't think you can do that + it's not a majority of people using lastpass so...

 last but not least: choice of the DNS server, manually, as an option ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: firzen771 on April 20, 2011, 05:36:35 PM
nice initiative ;) main thing for me but I mentioned it before is a password manager, obviously not depending on Chromium's one as first it's not good, and second due to nature of the safe zone you may lose the data easily.

 So either that or access, as an option, to an external program, which in this case would be my password manager of course.
 Oh yeah... another solution would have been to make an exception as far as extensions go, just for LastPass, but I don't think you can do that + it's not a majority of people using lastpass so...

i think it would be great if lastpass could be included in the browser, or to have a way to be able to install it ourselves. ive come to rely on it so its made safezone really an almost useless feature for me without it. :(
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: jimmycbf on April 20, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
When I use SafeZone in my Bank's transactions I can not download any document from the Bank's page to my desktop. It's normal as this is a separate and secure zone. It would be possible make a way or system to get it?.

Regards.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Rednose on April 20, 2011, 06:25:39 PM
Hey Petr :)

- Like Logos I would like to have password manager in SafeZone ( But maybe that is already covered with upcomming Avast! partner products ??? ) And someone suggested also a calculator would be handy for financial transactions.

- For the Sandbox I would like to have the option to sandbox a folder, so that everything executed in it is automatically sandboxed.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on April 20, 2011, 07:12:41 PM
Move "Switch back" button to the "start" menu of the SafeZone where the "Turn off" function is already placed. That would make it more similar to the Windows start menu which users are well used to. That green arrow on the completely other end is not exactly the most obvious choice and might just confuse users. I'm an expert user and i just can't get used to it being placed there on the right.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 20, 2011, 09:28:30 PM
I don't know if it works for others but it doesn't for me.

Since Chromium in Safe Zone can open multiple "Windows" I would like to see the Safe Zone desktop appear on both monitors on a computer when you are using two monitors on a computer in "Extended Mode".

This would allow users to open one Chromium window on one monitor and a second Chromium window on the other monitor by dragging the second Window to the second monitor.

I would also like to see Firefox added as a Safe Zone browser option to Chromium.

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: YoKenny on April 20, 2011, 10:00:47 PM
I would also like to see Firefox added as a Safe Zone browser option to Chromium.
-1
Chromium is the browser used by Safe Zone and I like it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: igor on April 20, 2011, 10:26:20 PM
Firefox license would make it rather hard to include it in a "secured" form.
And using an external browser (the one you already have installed on your computer in the "usual way") - would certainly be less secure.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: logos on April 20, 2011, 10:34:04 PM
yeah, Chromium is definitely the solution to retain, starting with the simple interface as the main reason...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 21, 2011, 03:04:09 AM
Chrome products are very good but their company policies across the spectrum are.................. :-X :-X

For me it comes down to an existential question and one views the world.

That is all I am going say on it :)

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on April 21, 2011, 03:55:00 AM
What company ?
Chrome is the google browser and has nothing to do with the Chromium open source browser code (other than it too uses it as a base), which can be customized by avast to make it more suited for use inside the safe zone. So chromium being open source shouldn't suffer from your implied google company policies.

So I suggest you read Igor's comment again as other browsers inside the safezone would probably require a license or not permitted at all.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on April 21, 2011, 07:02:12 AM
I'd say Chromium and Firefox are both allowed since they are open source. Safari, IE or Opera, that's an another thing...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 21, 2011, 07:51:44 AM
I don't know whether this flaw discovered by MSFT in Chrome would also be in Chromium but here it is anyway.

Quote
Microsoft’s new vulnerability disclosure policy kicks off with two Chrome flaws

The Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) program launched on Tuesday with two Google Chrome vulnerabilities. Microsoft has a mixed history with Google over responsible vulnerability disclosure. Microsoft issued a Security Advisory in June last year, warning of an unpatched vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center function in Windows XP. Google’s senior security researcher, Tavis Ormandy, notified Microsoft about the flaw at the beginning of June. Days later Ormandy published proof of concept code, saying “without a working exploit, I would have been ignored.” The working exploit saw attacks increase rapidly and Microsoft claimed the Google workers move put customers at risk.

Microsoft’s new MSVR program chose to highlight two Google Chrome vulnerabilities to kick start the program. Microsoft has made it clear that the company has spoken to Google officials before disclosing the flaws publicly. Network World reports that Google has already fixed the bugs that Microsoft is disclosing. A Google spokesperson told Network World that ”these issues are actually quite old” and were covered in Google announcements in September and December.

The first flaw (MSVR11-001) could allow sandboxed remote code execution inside Google Chrome according to Microsoft. ”A sandboxed remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Google Chrome attempts to reference memory that has been freed,” Microsoft said. “An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to cause the browser to become unresponsive and/or exit unexpectedly, allowing an attacker to run arbitrary code within the Google Chrome Sandbox. The Google Chrome Sandbox is read and write isolated from the local file system which limits an attacker.”

http://www.winrumors.com/microsofts-new-vulnerability-disclosure-policy-kicks-off-with-two-chrome-flaws/
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: igor on April 21, 2011, 10:22:52 AM
I'd say Chromium and Firefox are both allowed since they are open source. Safari, IE or Opera, that's an another thing...

You wish... the particular license is rather important. Some of the open source licenses would basically force us to turn avast! into open-source as well if we included any piece of the source code.
OK, MPL is not that bad... but we'd still have to release the modified source code, which is additional stuff to deal with, and possibly unwanted.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: logos on April 21, 2011, 10:48:08 AM
What company ?
Chrome is the google browser and has nothing to do with the Chromium open source browser code (other than it too uses it as a base)...

jesus... you can't be serious (I'm afraid you are ::) )... Chromium development might be OpenSource but it's in Google's hands... Anybody can pick up a copy and attempt whatever modification because the code is open...(more or less lol ) but Chromium is Google's, period...you're not a Chrome user and you're misinformed David. Canari and Dev builds are following very closely Chromium builds etc... the rest about Chromium is a myth ;D

ps: note that as open as the code is or might be, no one has been able to modify the API to allow things that can't be done with security extension as well as it can be done in Firefox for instance, and guess why... Google doesn't want it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: calcu007 on April 26, 2011, 04:55:58 AM
Chromium is open source so Google doesn,t has control of what can or can't do the developers with the code. Google only controls Chrome.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 26, 2011, 05:03:17 AM
Would asking to run a program inside of SafeZone be to much? like run a program that you are not totally sure of. like instead of sandbox run it in Safezone
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gargamel360 on April 26, 2011, 05:26:23 AM
Would asking to run a program inside of SafeZone be to much? like run a program that you are not totally sure of. like instead of sandbox run it in Safezone
Thats not what it is for, though.  Safezone is less to protect your pc from infection, more to protect the safety your online transactions/passwords from something bad that might be already on your system.  
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 26, 2011, 05:46:54 AM
Would asking to run a program inside of SafeZone be to much? like run a program that you are not totally sure of. like instead of sandbox run it in Safezone
Thats not what it is for, though.  Safezone is less to protect your pc from infection, more to protect the safety your online transactions/passwords from something bad that might be already on your system.  
Okay I never knew that ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2011, 07:02:55 PM
I'd like to see SafeZone offered as a stand alone application. Sold at a reasonable price.
That way it would be available for those that use the free version without having to purchase a full license.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Tgell on April 28, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
Would it be possible to integrate the open-source password manager Keypass into the SafeZone?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Coolmario88 on April 28, 2011, 10:06:58 PM
I'd like to see SafeZone offered as a stand alone application. Sold at a reasonable price.
That way it would be available for those that use the free version without having to purchase a full license.

+1
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: igor on April 29, 2011, 12:28:55 AM
I'm not sure it's possible. The whole thing is kinda dependent on avast! drivers... so, it would either be really standalone (meaning it would install the drivers itself, but avast! could not be installed on the computer in that case), or it would use the drivers of an already installed avast! - in which case, however, it would have to start updating with avast! (so that the drivers of the program and the application don't get desynced), which basically means turning avast! into Pro and let it update the thing itself.
Or, introducing a 4th avast! edition ("Semi Pro") - which would be Free + SafeZone... bringing a lot of confusion into the possible licenses, upgrades between them, ...

Just my opinion, but I'd say it's definitely not worth it - a lot of possible problems with questionable benefit.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on April 29, 2011, 01:26:52 AM
I'm not sure it's possible. The whole thing is kinda dependent on avast! drivers... so, it would either be really standalone (meaning it would install the drivers itself, but avast! could not be installed on the computer in that case), or it would use the drivers of an already installed avast! - in which case, however, it would have to start updating with avast! (so that the drivers of the program and the application don't get desynced), which basically means turning avast! into Pro and let it update the thing itself.
Or, introducing a 4th avast! edition ("Semi Pro") - which would be Free + SafeZone... bringing a lot of confusion into the possible licenses, upgrades between them, ...

Just my opinion, but I'd say it's definitely not worth it - a lot of possible problems with questionable benefit.
Thanks for the reply. Your the expert.  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: simbasi on May 09, 2011, 02:12:20 PM
It would be nice if I could copy (Ctl C), a web address from the IE page, and jump to Safe Zone and paste that address into the address bar.  Now, I'm forced to write the address down and then type it on the Safe Zone screen.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on May 09, 2011, 02:15:24 PM
It would be nice if I could copy (Ctl C), a web address from the IE page, and jump to Safe Zone and paste that address into the address bar.  Now, I'm forced to write the address down and then type it on the Safe Zone screen.
There should be no communication between one environment and the other...
Edited: wrong technical information. Sorry.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on May 10, 2011, 01:40:43 AM
It would be nice if I could copy (Ctl C), a web address from the IE page, and jump to Safe Zone and paste that address into the address bar.  Now, I'm forced to write the address down and then type it on the Safe Zone screen.

@simbasi, this should already work (Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V is allowed between default and safezone desktops, but it can be used only for text copying)...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on May 13, 2011, 09:28:58 PM
And i assume only in dirction from host to SafeZone and not the other way around.Though if it's isolated, you can't run a copy command without user knowing anyway. Except if the user copies the text in SafeZone (password maybe) and then someone captures that on host system. That wouldn't be too good...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RNfromTN on May 14, 2011, 12:42:10 AM
Reguarding the sandbox: I'd like to see a way to terminate ALL processes running in the sandbox at the same time instead of each one at a time.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: desmond0806 on May 18, 2011, 11:01:33 AM
does avast monitor out internet when using avast safe zone? can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 18, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
I would say that the safe zone isn't really a general purpose browser usage as it is isolated from the system.

I would guess that avast's Web Shield can still monitor the http traffic as normal, but if you are visiting banking sites that you use https (secure encrypted connection) then no.

I'm not sure what it is that you mean by "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" ?

The safe zone isn't some sort of anonymous proxy, it is just isolating your safe zone desktop from the rest of the system to prevent infection not so much anonymous browsing. Most browsers have a Private Browsing feature, but that just stops the recording of your browser history, etc.

Your ISP sill has a record of your IP address to be able to serve up the pages that you visit and the time, etc. So it isn't that easy to cover your tracks, why you would need to do that (strange request for your first forum post), as they say if you aren't doing anything wrong what have you to hide ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: desmond0806 on May 18, 2011, 03:52:25 PM
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on May 18, 2011, 03:58:14 PM
can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone?

Sure.
What you're asking for is TOR... ;)

well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

No.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 18, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

With the safe zone desktop what are the hackers going to look at it is isolated from the system.

That also isn't the question I responded to "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" your ISP isn't a hacker.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: desmond0806 on May 18, 2011, 04:06:26 PM
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

With the safe zone desktop what are the hackers going to look at it is isolated from the system.

That also isn't the question I responded to "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" your ISP isn't a hacker.

haha sorry, i am not good in my eng.. :) from what u say "as they say if you aren't doing anything wrong what have you to hide", well there r some things that is consider wrong writing sth in the internet.. anyway, thanks for ur info and from Asyn  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on May 18, 2011, 04:09:08 PM
anyway, thanks for ur info and from Asyn  :)

You're welcome..!
asyn

PS: http://www.torproject.org/
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gentle4ug on May 18, 2011, 11:07:28 PM
Regarding the Sandbox

It would be nice if we could attach files to browser based emails without putting the whole folder(s) in exclusions.  I try to stay in the sandbox to the maximum extent possible with minimum folders excluded (I only have 2)  pretty frustrating to have to back out of sandbox and restart the browser just to attach a picture to a reply.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on May 19, 2011, 12:54:42 AM
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gentle4ug on May 20, 2011, 01:41:25 AM
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.

You may have misunderstood my post. I'm referring to the Sandbox, not the safeZone.  I'm not real fond of the SafeZone, some sites, (like my utility company) don't work with Chromium browser.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on May 20, 2011, 03:06:06 AM
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.

You may have misunderstood my post. I'm referring to the Sandbox, not the safeZone.  I'm not real fond of the SafeZone, some sites, (like my utility company) don't work with Chromium browser.
My mistake.  :'( Time for your utility company to update so their payment works with all browsers. :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: mag on May 22, 2011, 11:28:43 PM
Website reputation tool (eg webrep) in safezone - is that possible?

Helps to make sure that it is your bank site you're going to from google search.

(I know there are much better ways to check once you get there)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 23, 2011, 12:13:27 AM
1. I would rather rely on a) the web shield and b) the network shield (presumable they still function in the safezone browser) than the WebRep, which really isn't mature enough yet.

2. You would have to be crazy to visit your bank site from a google search. I would never go to my bank from any link given by a third party, be that google, email, etc. etc. You should only use your bookmarks or type the URL yourself to avoid phishing.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: mag on May 23, 2011, 12:19:49 AM


2. You would have to be crazy to visit your bank site from a google search. I would never go to my bank from any link given by a third party, be that google, email, etc. etc. You should only use your bookmarks or type the URL yourself to avoid phishing.

I've not actually used safezone in anger yet - but it doesn't seem to allow import of firefox bookmarks for me -  Postscript I have now managed to import bookmarks from IE9 - but not FF.

Postscript - Interestingly the only time I have ever finished up in a bad place on the web was through mistyping a url.

Google searches, with a sensible check of the url shown, and a check of the linkextend offering from its seven ratings systems has always got me to the right place when I haven't had a prior bookmark.

Then I obviously check when I actually get to the site - and I use Trusteer Rapport.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 23, 2011, 12:38:56 AM
I haven't used it at all, so I can't reflect any personal experience of it only what is in the help center. Looking at the Help Center it seems to imply that you can save some safezone browser settings when you turn it off, provided that you don't use the "Reset SafeZone" button, see image. I don't know if that would stretch to safezone browser bookmarks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DJBone on May 23, 2011, 07:02:58 AM
I've not actually used safezone in anger yet - but it doesn't seem to allow import of bookmarks.

You can import your bookmarks from other browsers over the options menu.

DJBone
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on May 23, 2011, 02:17:22 PM
1. I wish a way to fully upgrade Firefox addons with the browser sandboxed.
This is the major con to use Firefox sandboxed. I need to reduce protection - without using the sandbox - due to this.

2. I wish some extensions could be eligible for SafeZone, otherwise it's not comfortable to use it. The browser experience is deeply depressed.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on May 23, 2011, 02:27:53 PM
1. A DNS server of avast wont't be bad at all. You can add also some new features not available today (kind of parental control over DNS, for instance).
2. Password manager (by the way, Vlk promised it will be a new product for this ;)) and calculator for SafeZone are must have.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: mag on May 23, 2011, 06:17:59 PM
I've not actually used safezone in anger yet - but it doesn't seem to allow import of bookmarks.

You can import your bookmarks from other browsers over the options menu.

DJBone
Thanks - I'd already tried to import my firefox bookmarks via Bookmarks manager and via options/personal stuff - no success.

The latter approach has worked for my IE9 bookmarks though.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: The_ChamP on May 24, 2011, 03:01:27 AM
can we suggest features for auto sandbox too ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 24, 2011, 03:27:54 AM
I don't believe so as the topic title doesn't specifically mention it and the Sandbox/SafeZone are components of the Paid Pro/AIS versions.

There has to be a difference in the free Vs paid versions. So the autosandbox is likely to be just that auto and pre-defined.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on May 24, 2011, 03:31:31 PM
can we suggest features for auto sandbox too ?

yes - both components are closely related, autosandbox/safezone are based on sandbox component only with some pre-defined settings
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on May 24, 2011, 03:39:04 PM
Thanks for the clarification pk.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on May 24, 2011, 03:39:13 PM
can we suggest features for auto sandbox too ?

yes - both components are closely related, autosandbox/safezone are based on sandbox component only with some pre-defined settings

Thanks, Petr..!
Good to know. :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Harikrishnan on May 29, 2011, 03:54:42 PM
   I think there is no significant advantage with auto sandbox.Yes,it runs suspected programs in isolation and thus avoids some threats. Think, u have a document converting program and avast prompt u to run it in auto sandbox; u can't save anything created using the program and so there is only one option ,remove the program if u think that is really infected. :(

   Avast doesn't show anything about whether a program is harmful or not after running it in auto sandbox. It will be nice if it is possible to add a program automatically to auto sandbox exclusion list if it finds nothing harmful while running it in auto sandbox. Otherwise avast will prompt to run the program in auto sandbox every time we open that program(harmful/not).  ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bjgood on June 03, 2011, 02:09:33 PM
Hello,
Since I run Firefox 4 and the option to "Show tags in the titles of windows created by virtualized applications" is not supported in Avast at present, I would like to see some other indication that my browser is sandboxed...maybe change Avast's tray icon to a different color, for instance, would be nice. Just so you'll know, I don't like the red border around the window. In Sandboxie I disable the border color and relied upon the tray icon to show when the sandbox is activated.

Thank you.

Bob

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: slare on June 05, 2011, 11:05:01 AM
As being a paid user of AIS would it be possible to allow if chosen allow all the programs you download to people put into the sandbox if you wanted it to?

Thanks - slare
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gautam7 on June 06, 2011, 07:35:00 PM
Hi Pk, I have been  doing some testing of autosandbox in the current version of avast free and found that its not triggering any alert (except one) against some patch downloaded from torrent. These patch are considered as dangerous by about half the scanner of virus total (but not by avast). I am not complaining that avast is not detecting those patch as virus. But i strongly believe those patch should trigger autosandbox alert. I am just forwarding the information so that if there is some problem then it should be rectified in version 7. Please take a look in the topic

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=79315.0

Thanks
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: The_ChamP on June 07, 2011, 06:35:46 AM
Can we get a bar in the autosandbox pop up which shows red for high risk , orange for medium and yellow for low
coz many would not read whats written in the popup and just press ok...but if there is a big red bar then they will definately notice it
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: rronaldson on June 17, 2011, 12:55:36 PM
I've not actually used safezone in anger yet - but it doesn't seem to allow import of bookmarks.

You can import your bookmarks from other browsers over the options menu.

DJBone

I'm a new user to Avast Internet Security so I'm not sure if this is the right place to comment but I can't get the import of Firefox, my default browser, to SafeZone to work. I click the button but it doesn't import the bookmarks. Where is the Options menu DJBone? Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on June 17, 2011, 02:30:35 PM
Not really the place to ask, but we can kill it in one short sentence. The SafeZone uses it own browser, you can't import an external browser as that would be a security risk.

It also doesn't sound like you are talking about the safezone but the Sandbox, if so then you need to create your own new topic in this forum, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0). Click the New Topic button at the top of the page and enter your question there, as this topic is for future feature requests and this is already there.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: rronaldson on June 17, 2011, 03:14:28 PM
Not really the place to ask, but we can kill it in one short sentence. The SafeZone uses it own browser, you can't import an external browser as that would be a security risk.

It also doesn't sound like you are talking about the safezone but the Sandbox, if so then you need to create your own new topic in this forum, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0). Click the New Topic button at the top of the page and enter your question there, as this topic is for future feature requests and this is already there.

No ... definitely Safezone.

At the top of the Safezone area I get :

"For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks bar. Import Bookmarks now ..."

Selecting that gives you a window headed "Import Bookmarks and Settings". The browser option is Firefox and it enables you to import Favourites/Bookmarks, Search Engines, Saved Passwords, Browsing History. However, as I said, it doesn't ....
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on June 17, 2011, 03:22:27 PM
This too, since it is an existing feature 'but not working for you' should be raised in your own new topic as it isn't directly related to this topic 'Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests'.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: rronaldson on June 17, 2011, 03:22:58 PM
Sorry, I realise that this is not the place to post my question about Safezone and Bookmarks so I'll set up a new topic in the relevant section.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: mag on June 20, 2011, 07:31:25 PM
Safezone is so well hidden from the normal OS on my acer aspire laptop that when I'm running on battery the screen dims after a few minutes of safezone browsing. Presumably if I waited a bit longer the rest of the power saving options would kick in.

It seems the OS just doesn't recognise that I'm actually working away like a trojan in safezone, and decides that since nothing much is happening it's time to settle down for a nice a snooze and save some energy. ;D

Easily worked around by switching in and out of safezone (or by changing power plan options I suppose).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: ericz on July 05, 2011, 08:21:03 PM
Mag - Don't say "like a Trojan" on a security forum. It implies you cheat and threaten and misbehave.

Seriously, Chromium is configurable, with several stand alone browsers available based on it, besides Google Chrome. Both SRWare Iron, and Comodo Dragon tout being more secure and respectful of user privacy than Chrome. It is probably the best way to go on Safe Zone since it works with Linux, Windows and Mac OS, and regardless of how Chromium is changed on updates, Avast has code control and version control on its implementation.

Nothing more helpful to say. I am a new user on the free version, without Safe Zone.

I presume that some of the "options" configuration flexibility are tightly controlled by Avast, and that it controls the browser launch so that users cannot "experiment" with the switches that developers might use in starting the browser while creating extensions.

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: ericz on July 05, 2011, 08:33:28 PM
On the earlier suggestion, including a calculator, without knowing any licensing dimension, what's public domain or not; I have a suggestion.

Instead of reinventing the wheel, look at the extension that works on several stand alone chromium based browsers: Chromey Calculator.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/acgimceffoceigocablmjdpebeodphgc

Presuming there is no intellectual property hurdle, and the code checks out as sufficiently secure, the interface is good, it keeps a "calculator tape" and it would mean the feature could be added without Avast having to code from scratch.

I have only installed and used it. I have no ties to the extension author, and have not looked to find source code and study it. Avast has people expert at that.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: harryjamesuk on July 06, 2011, 09:33:33 PM
It's Not On Sandbox Or SafeZone But Is On Avast So Its Still Something To Do With This Topic.

Anyhow,

I Would Love It If There Was A Task Manager Built Into Avast And Allows You To Scan The Behaviour Of Them And End The Progress Of Them.

I Currently Have 2 rundll32.exe's And One rundll32.exe (32) And Would Love Avast To Scan Their Behaviours As Im Sure I Shouldn't Have THREE rundll32's.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DarkReverser on July 11, 2011, 07:24:41 PM
Hi,

Before I get into sandboxing, you need to implement "Only scan modified or new files" in System File Protection.

If you did that, more users would keep the File System Protection on as performance would dramatically increase particularly after full-system scan.  I don't want Avast to scan firefox.exe each time I start it, if the file properties of firefox.exe remain the same.  Unnecessary loss of performance.  Where's the option to skip files/archives over X amount of MBs?

Now, I introduce to you Hybrid Mode; an alternative System File Protection shield.
Options:

1. Auto Sandbox Signature Based (doesn't scan inside file, looks up the files properties in signature database, if it's a hit Auto sandbox.

2. Auto Sandbox Cloud Based (apps user report as malicious are launched sandboxed)  

3. Auto Sandbox ( in other words, keep the packer options from other shields)
    x Installers
    x files with specified file name
    x files with specified extensions    

4. Auto Sandbox Ask for:
   x new executables
   x modified executables
   x all executables


  Note:  Upon prompt, whether the user selects run normal or sandboxed, there is a "remember my selection for this file" option.  If checked there is a verification prompt, "are you sure?"

5. Auto Sandbox Explorer and Known Web Browsers.


You see, this is perfectly suited to the user who performs manual scans.
It's the options I'm missing.


Great Product.
A Security Enthousiast
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: avadas.de on July 13, 2011, 01:59:56 PM
Hi,

maybe this was mentioned somewhere earlier: The SafeZone doesn't remember settings like the start page, home button and passwords of the SafeZone browser (I am talking about when open -> close -> open the SafeZone). Is it intended or will it be changed in future releases?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on July 15, 2011, 09:13:09 AM
maybe this was mentioned somewhere earlier: The SafeZone doesn't remember settings like the start page, home button and passwords of the SafeZone browser (I am talking about when open -> close -> open the SafeZone). Is it intended or will it be changed in future releases?

Actually, the first two settings you mentioned (start page, home button) can be changed and saved - so when you switch to SafeZone next time it should use your new settings. Browser profile is stored in SafeZone and it's only deleted when you click on "Reset SafeZone" button. If it doesn't work, then there's a bug - but I know I tested those two settings and it worked. I'm not sure about passwords, because I didn't have time to test all settings (but our QA will do that for avast7, because there will be new features in SafeZone and they'll require more focus on SafeZone). Thanks for feedback.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: avadas.de on July 15, 2011, 08:22:02 PM
Hi pk,

thanks for your reply on this! Since this was reported by one of our users, I just posted the issue here, but today I had some time to try myself. Indeed the start page as well as the home button setting is not saved, but only if you reboot the PC. For passwords I didn't find a suitable webpage, where I could test it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bilpo on July 20, 2011, 08:38:05 PM
"Additionally, Avast is looking at running your browser in its auto-sandbox by default. Since just after the release of version 5, we haven't seen anything bypass the sandbox,"

Personally i would like to see the following programmes running in the autosandbox by default: internet browsers, usb flash drives, cd/dvds, email, multimedia clients, instant messenger, irc, p2p, and voip.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bilpo on July 21, 2011, 12:21:54 PM
Moreover i would like to have much more control of my sandbox. For instance, currently i have control over which virtualized processes can connect to the internet. I want a feature where i can control which virtualized processes start/run in the first place. I would also like to see a setting where i can strip administrater rights of a sandbox.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: claudiuc on July 21, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
Remote desktop and terminal (ssh) client for connecting to remote computers/servers.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: cga on July 22, 2011, 11:50:35 PM
Safe zone doesn't work for me on Windows 7 Ultimate.  Click on icon on the safe area and it doesn't open browser

Any idea
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: yarin on July 26, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
Hi!

I'm keen on avast! starting from avast!4.8. up to now, avast! had more function than before and makes my laptop slower as well, so I hope that it can become lighter as before.

secondly,  I sent some false detection file to you, but the responses was too slow. after about a two weeks, the avast! still stated that it is a malware, whilst the AVIRA and AVG need less period.

Besides, I feel avast! need a particular function to lead the whole defence structure, as IDP and LINKSCANER of AVG, AHeAD of AVIRA, and sonar of norton. sandbox might a possible option, but some of my friend said it is not convenience. Most of them prefer to clean the thereat directly. simultaneously, sandboxie is a mature free product for someone who need that.

Finally, I hope you make a tool to make the "voice pack". The user just need double-click to install it for change the sound of alarm. I guess that it is benefit to make more people participating the sound making.

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gdiloren on July 28, 2011, 03:07:35 PM
AvastPro 6.0.1203 full of features and secure and doesn't slow down my Win 7 64 bits PC. Thumbs up!!! ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lord Ami on July 28, 2011, 08:06:18 PM
First I am sorry. I haven't read the whole thread.

Is it possible to build/make a special browser icon in desktop that's named for example "Google Chrome sandboxed" or something like that. Perhaps maybe a special icon?

So you can launch a sandboxed web browser right from desktop and don't need to search for the executable, right click on it and select run in sandbox. I know you can make avast to always open certain programs in SB but the icon works better :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
First I am sorry. I haven't read the whole thread.

Is it possible to build/make a special browser icon in desktop that's named for example "Google Chrome sandboxed" or something like that. Perhaps maybe a special icon?

So you can launch a sandboxed web browser right from desktop and don't need to search for the executable, right click on it and select run in sandbox. I know you can make avast to always open certain programs in SB but the icon works better :)
I only run the free version but you should be able to create a shortcut on your desktop.
Hopefully someone running the right version can jump in. :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lord Ami on July 29, 2011, 10:23:48 AM
I tried something, but when I create a new shortcut of Chrome in the desktop and select to always run it in sandbox, then it applies to whole Chrome, not just that icon I made (because all Chrome shortcuts start the same process). Ideally, I would like to have a special shortcut which I can use to run Chrome in SB. If I don't want to run it in SB, I will run a icon from Start menu or something similar :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: dyc941126 on August 09, 2011, 01:32:14 PM
I think SafeZone should be flexible,because there are many client softwares(like QQ) which request user to enter password.So I think the software in Safebox shouldn't be browser only.It should be added by users.
I hope Sandbox  could record the virus' behaviors.It can be useful when users judge whether a software is malicious.
PS:my English is poor!!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on August 09, 2011, 01:34:06 PM
I think SafeZone should be flexible,because there are many client softwares(like QQ) which request user to enter password.So I think the software in Safebox shouldn't be browser only.It should be added by users.
I hope Sandbox  could record the virus' behaviors.It can be useful when users judge whether a software is malicious.
PS:my English is poor!!
SafeZone should NOT include more things. It's thought to keep everything out.
If you want to isolate other application, use the Sandbox (in the paid version).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: avadas.de on August 09, 2011, 03:12:12 PM
Hi,

I can only agree with Tech here. If the SafeZone would for example receive an E-Mail/Instant-Messenger client, you would open it up for new viruses, which you would typically keep out, when you are doing things like online-shopping/banking and other things which relate to sensitive infor one. My personal opinion is that for example IM-chats almost never include such kind of really sensitive information, most of the time not even e-mails. Banks for example never send e-mails including login/user information to their clients or ask their clients by mail to fill out some "necessary information" like in most fishing cases.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pappajustify@gmail.com on August 22, 2011, 09:15:01 PM
Hi, what about nice button click on the IE or chromes toolbar to access safezone
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on August 22, 2011, 09:35:35 PM
Hi, what about nice button click on the IE or chromes toolbar to access safezone
I suggest you pick a username that's not your email address unless you enjoy receiving spam.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on August 27, 2011, 09:01:58 PM
SafeZone

Two items from the past relative to one current SafeZone request.

On my computer with dual monitors in the extended mode I was having two problems when in SafeZone.

1.  When I exited SafeZone my monitors went dim. I just applied an ATI driver update and the problem no longer exists.  I don't know whether it was an avast! update or ATI driver update or some other thing that resolved the problem.  In any case it is resolved.

2.  On my computer with two displays set in "duplication" mode the SafeZone desktop appears on both computers.  On my computer with two displays in "extended" mode the SafeZone desktop appears on only one display when the SafeZone desktop loads.  The other display remains dark.  However, I can create a second Window in Chromium and drag that window to the second display.  From there I can use both Windows independently.  So that works.

When the SafeZone desktop loads it has an ugly iron mesh like background with the SafeZone browser icon in the upper left.   The other display remains totally dark like it does when the monitor is turned off.

Request
When the SafeZone desktop loads I would like to see the second monitor when used in "extended" mode show the same SafeZone background as the first monitor, without the browser icon off course.

This obviously is not a high priority request. 8)

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Mike6ae0 on August 30, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
Incorporate Sandboxie if possible  ;)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_sandboxie/
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on August 30, 2011, 02:07:11 PM
Incorporate Sandboxie in what way and where (Sandbox or SafeZone) ?
Do you really want to run a sandbox within a sandbox, I honestly don't feel that is advisable or necessary.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on August 30, 2011, 02:47:48 PM
Incorporate Sandboxie if possible  ;)

Neither possible nor necessary..!! ::)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: YoKenny on August 30, 2011, 03:11:07 PM
Incorporate Sandboxie if possible  ;)

Neither possible nor necessary..!! ::)

+1


@Nesivos
Not many of us have the luxury of having dual monitors!  ::)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bilpo on September 05, 2011, 12:27:24 PM
Incorporate Sandboxie if possible  ;)

Neither possible nor necessary..!! ::)

I think what he means is scrap the sandbox that avast uses and incorporate sandboxie (a bit like how avast incorporated gmer into avast). I use sandboxie and i just love. It is much more configurable than the avast sandbox,and i can really lock down the sandbox something i can't do with the avast sandbox. But then again sandboxie is a dedicated sandboxing application (avast could learn something from sandboxie)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on September 05, 2011, 01:51:04 PM
The GMER based avast anti-rootkit scan (has had major changes to incorporate it into avast) and the aswMBR tool belong to avast and Mr GMER actually works for avast software.

So this is somewhat different as you essentially couldn't incorporate 3rd party software into avast as you have little control over its development.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: danny96 on September 08, 2011, 01:53:14 PM
Sandbox: I want ability to sandbox files of virtual images runned in daemon tools.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on September 09, 2011, 09:46:03 PM
Why can't you import bookmarks or at least make them from scratch? I wanted to move my web stores into SafeZone just to find out i can't add bookmarks at all. With so many stores i'm visiting it's just impossible to type in adreess and password from scratch each time.
Which all together makes SafeZone completely useless for me.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gdiloren on September 12, 2011, 04:41:15 AM
Why can't you import bookmarks or at least make them from scratch? I wanted to move my web stores into SafeZone just to find out i can't add bookmarks at all. With so many stores i'm visiting it's just impossible to type in adreess and password from scratch each time.
Which all together makes SafeZone completely useless for me.
I'm not following you.
(1) Go to your default normal browser and export your favorites into a file and save it to a folder like My Documents or Desktop;
(2) Go in SafeZoneBrowser, the Favorites Manager and import this file into SafeBrowser. Et voilà. Now you have to make sure not to hit the button to delete the whole content of Safebrowser in the GUI as I'm not sure but it would delete your favorites. I never tried to do so. But SafeZone and my Private FW work well with the favorites.
NB:I usually clear my browsing activity in Tools in Chrome SafeZoneBrowser but leave the rest alone. Never had a problem! 8)
Hope I was helpfull :D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on September 12, 2011, 11:26:25 AM
Well SafeZone browser clearly detects my Firefox and even tries to import stuff but after that, nothing happens. As far as i know SafeZone browser is able to access outside "world", but outside stuff cannot access SafeZone browser. So why can't you import stuff directly? I also want to import my passwords which you can't just export like bookmarks...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: francisco_leandro on September 12, 2011, 03:28:26 PM
When I try to open LibreOffice Portable in my USB flash drive, the sandbox displays the message "You are opening an application that may be potentially unsafe". I think this application is not unsafe. Can you fix this LibreOffice Portable issue in the next version of the program?

The file in question is "<USB flash drive letter>:\LibreOfficePortable\App\libreoffice\program\soffice.bin"

Greetings,

Francisco
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on September 12, 2011, 03:42:21 PM
Whilst this has nothing to do with the 'Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests' title of this topic, as this is the autosandbox (unrelated to this topic).

Then just elect to open normally and check the Remember my answer for this program.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gdiloren on September 12, 2011, 03:55:12 PM
Well SafeZone browser clearly detects my Firefox and even tries to import stuff but after that, nothing happens. As far as i know SafeZone browser is able to access outside "world", but outside stuff cannot access SafeZone browser. So why can't you import stuff directly? I also want to import my passwords which you can't just export like bookmarks...
I'm not sure it's a good idea to import passwords into SafeZone. Security first. I prefer to enter them manually, one at a time. But it a good idea anyways for developpers. ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RejZoR on September 12, 2011, 08:17:04 PM
It's an isolated temper free environment. If it makes sense to store passwords anywhere, it's there. Unless you somehow manage to remember 50 unique 8+ character passwords for each and every individual website...

I understand why all extensions aren't allowed and so on but i really don't see any reason why we aren't able to import or add bookmarks and passwords. I mean they aren't malicious by themself and i don't think they can even be at all even by using some sort of try super targeted exploit which i again find very unlikely to ever happen.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: angelmar on September 13, 2011, 05:47:34 AM
When you surf on internet without the safezone, is needed a means to open a new window of the browser in the safezone to purchase.
sorry for my English.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on September 13, 2011, 10:57:38 AM
When you surf on internet without the safezone, is needed a means to open a new window of the browser in the safezone to purchase.
sorry for my English.
The SafeZone is a part of the Internet Suit and it's a paid product.
SafeZone is not available in the free or the Pro version of avast!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: angelmar on September 13, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
I have the avast internet security suite and i am going to try to be more clear. When you are surfing with your browser on a website and you decide to purchase a product, it will be easier to have the SafeZone with a right click on product's link on the web page (in a no mode SafeZone) to purchase it (in a mode SafeZone).
I don't use avast SafeZone to surf on the web and it will be nice to have this option (with a right click on a link in my traditional browser) and then decide to go to the SafeZone with a total security, to purchase something for example.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on September 13, 2011, 02:53:06 PM
I have the avast internet security suite and i am going to try to be more clear. When you are surfing with your browser on a website and you decide to purchase a product, it will be easier to have the SafeZone with a right click on product's link on the web page (in a no mode SafeZone) to purchase it (in a mode SafeZone).
I don't use avast SafeZone to surf on the web and it will be nice to have this option (with a right click on a link in my traditional browser) and then decide to go to the SafeZone with a total security, to purchase something for example.

Since the SafeZone is an isolated browser, it isn't part of your current browser.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on September 13, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
@ angelmar
To start with that would be very complex, as you aren't browsing using the safezone browser, but your default browser and that is running outside of the safezone. So it wouldn't be possible to A) import that browser and current session into the safezone or B) transfer the information about your current session into the safezone and the safezone browser.

Unfortunately even if that were possible that would defeat the purpose of the safezone, as it isolated completely from the existing system. The more exceptions you have of importing settings of applications into the safe zone, the less protection it would give.

Essentially the safezone would be used for on-line banking or for confidential or sensitive sites.

So you could elect to run your default browser in the avast Sandbox, which would provide more protection for your system than using your browser as normal. I don't know if that would greatly improve overall browsing security, but you are still protected by the Web Shield and the Network Shield.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AaLF on September 18, 2011, 11:39:13 PM
The Sandbox needs to keep control of the downloaded file instead of automatically releasing it into the PC.  When file is "download complete" the Sandbox should keep it contained.  So I can open it in the sandbox or I decide to release it into the PC.

The best thing Avast can do is get hold of Sandboxie & replicate it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gdiloren on September 19, 2011, 06:09:57 PM
The Sandbox needs to keep control of the downloaded file instead of automatically releasing it into the PC.  When file is "download complete" the Sandbox should keep it contained.  So I can open it in the sandbox or I decide to release it into the PC.

The best thing Avast can do is get hold of Sandboxie & replicate it.
I think there are legal obstacle to copy/paste Sandboxie from Tzuk without its approval. It would then be just too costly to buy a license. I just like Avast Pro as it is. :-X
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: angelmar on September 20, 2011, 03:36:08 AM
i'm a newbie and i woulud like to know if we can install a software with the sandbox, or sandbox is just a safe way to execute a program. sandbox sometimes asks me to launch the sandbox with a installed program, what are the rules of security that decide to launch sandbox or not.
 
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Sparxx on September 20, 2011, 07:38:33 PM
The Sandbox needs to keep control of the downloaded file instead of automatically releasing it into the PC.  When file is "download complete" the Sandbox should keep it contained.  So I can open it in the sandbox or I decide to release it into the PC.

The best thing Avast can do is get hold of Sandboxie & replicate it.

I would say this is a delicate question, because many of us like it one way, others in another way, and the current approach is a golden middle(so to say).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Charla on September 24, 2011, 02:49:51 PM
I would like to see improvements of auto Sand Box. It's horrible feature of Avast Free, which confusing normal users, and make angry advanced users. I don't know the algorithm of recognition for dangerous processes, but I have many examples why to turn off auto sand box :-(
E.g. I am using Trillian for a long time, and ASB don't say anything, so everything was good, but one day when I am launching Trillian Avast ASB stops them and says it's potentially dangerous. Why? Why it was good for years, and now it's dangerous? Some games and applications is the same. It was good for a months and now it's dangerous?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on September 24, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
It was good for a months and now it's dangerous?
The autosandbox is a proactive feature. You can see that avast detect quite some using it (http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php look the yellow bar). You can disable it if you want/need.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nemoposemo on September 28, 2011, 06:28:27 AM
Is their a way to automatically delete the browsing history?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Populous on October 07, 2011, 05:21:22 PM
Hello everybody from Spain! I know you should not get to a place and start asking for things but because you give us this opportunity we must seize it!

Tip 1:

Backing up files. Include a file backup module .

Tip 2:

Detailed reports on threats encountered. Avast simply reports that it has detected a threat and has neutralized it. Avast also tells you the name of the found threat but does not give you more information. I'd like if it's possible that avast development team in future versions of avast antivirus offers fully reports support  about found Threats.

Tip 3:

PLEASE include a PASSWORD MANAGER! like Sticky Password which is used by KAV. Other security solutions includes them and that gives much value to the program. This improvement is probably the most important for me.

Tip 4:
Reply emails sent to virus@avast.com:

I would like that you respond to users who send malware samples from the virus lab.

On several occasions, I have sent emails with virus samples to the email address virus@avast.com and have never been answered. I think the "communication" is one of the keys to success of any product.

For everything else that I am delighted with AVAST and i'd like that you continue in this line to improve day by day.

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards.

Populous
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Chibiyuki on October 07, 2011, 06:40:14 PM
I need immediate help. My Avast! Free Antivirus' Real Time Shield is turned off every time I open my PC. then I clicked on the Fix Now button but no response from the software. I'm now scared that my PC will be prone to viruses as well as what happened to my PC before i formatted it 5 times already because of virus.

Please do help me ASAP.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on October 07, 2011, 07:21:02 PM
- Please start a New Topic of your own here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0) (click the New topic button at the top of the page see image) as this is unrelated to the original subject and will just confuse the topic and we will try to help.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: NiveusLuna on October 17, 2011, 06:38:20 PM
I would like to see a way to update the SafeZone browser. Optional, of course, because enterprise users would likely prefer the time-tested secure version. At least, I would like to see some way for the user to know that the SafeZone browser itself (not the environment it runs in, but the browser itself) is being updated for security flaws.

It just bothers me that the version of Chromium used in SafeZone is 9.x. Chromium 9.x is at least 32 weeks old and is probably chock full of security holes. I don't know if Avast! provides security fixes to the SafeZone browser already, but it would be reassuring to know that they do, if they do.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: eddie crosswall on October 24, 2011, 02:30:22 PM
I think another good feature for the sandbox would be the use of batch files in it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on October 24, 2011, 02:32:02 PM
I think another good feature for the sandbox would be the use of batch files in it.

please explain (why & when would you use it?), thanks
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gautam7 on October 27, 2011, 08:29:52 PM
@PK

Thanks for this thread and plese give a choise to save and retrive bank statement and purchase recipt etc from safezone. Now when i download bank recipt etc i can see the file in my download through safezone but when i exit safezone all the file are gone. I have even tried to save the file in different drive of my HDD but nothing works. I don't have a printer so printing is not a option. So please take a look into the matter and solve it because if i have to log in to bank account in normal browser to retrive the statemenat every time then what is the use of safezone for me.

Regards
Gautam
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on October 27, 2011, 10:05:36 PM
@PK

Thanks for this thread and plese give a choise to save and retrive bank statement and purchase recipt etc from safezone. Now when i download bank recipt etc i can see the file in my download through safezone but when i exit safezone all the file are gone. I have even tried to save the file in different drive of my HDD but nothing works. I don't have a printer so printing is not a option. So please take a look into the matter and solve it because if i have to log in to bank account in normal browser to retrive the statemenat every time then what is the use of safezone for me.

Regards
Gautam
Why not take a screenshot of the statement and save it as a jpg. ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: fudd777 on October 28, 2011, 02:26:46 AM
Hi all,this might sound a bit mad:-) but here goes.
I really like the safezone browser feature on avast pro,I've tried safe central and sandboxie to name but two,for my online banking needs and to be honest there a bit flakey...So I downloaded the trial option for avast pro and I absolutely loved the safezone feature,but my problem is this.
I've already got Norton IS 2012 for 2 years so I'm stuck with them for my antivirus/firewall etc etc,though gotta say its pretty decent and I've got no complaints with it.
The question I hope you guys can help me with is thus...
I'm thinking could I buy avast pro just for the safezone feature?
What I'd do is disable all the antivirus/spyware/firewall etc on avast so they don't conflict with Norton and basically just use avast for safezone.
Would this be possible?....Would safezone still be secure now that I'd disabled all the other features and also will not be doing any updates...
I'm thinking that safezone is a stand alone feature in avast that doesn't rely on any kind of updating...alright its gonna cost me just for one feature but I don't mind to be honest.
Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated:-)
cheers all:-)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gautam7 on October 28, 2011, 04:48:26 AM
@PK

Thanks for this thread and plese give a choise to save and retrive bank statement and purchase recipt etc from safezone. Now when i download bank recipt etc i can see the file in my download through safezone but when i exit safezone all the file are gone. I have even tried to save the file in different drive of my HDD but nothing works. I don't have a printer so printing is not a option. So please take a look into the matter and solve it because if i have to log in to bank account in normal browser to retrive the statemenat every time then what is the use of safezone for me.

Regards
Gautam
Why not take a screenshot of the statement and save it as a jpg. ???
Well Windows 7 snipping tool doesnot work in safezone. Do you know any tool which will do the work? I don't think anything can be saved through safezone even .jpg file, not sure though.....
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on October 28, 2011, 12:34:32 PM
@fudd777, you can install avast pro only with file-system shield (don't install all other shields) and then disable file-system shield and some virus database notifications. SafeZone is quite independent of other avast components.

@gautam7, bob3160 meant you should use PrtScr key and then e.g. MS Paint (with Ctrl+V) to paste the screenshot (i'm not really sure if it's blocked or not). However, this solution isn't suitable for everyone. Could you please try to define a folder in Exclusions (Sandbox -> Expert Settings -> Exclusions) and save those documents there? They should be excluded from virtualization. This will be fixed in avast7, sorry.

@NiveusLuna, I agree with you, but it's quite hard to do. Avast7 should use Chromium 15.x version (last known) and every time we get a Chromium build we have to do a lot of changes (add our DNS protection, disable a lot of components, plugins, etc). Since it's little automatized, we can't do that everytime when we release a new avast build (stand-alone SafeZone browser has approx. 30Mb and it's quite a lot for regular antivirus updates).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gautam7 on October 28, 2011, 06:10:48 PM
Thanks PK for the assurance that this will be fixed in version 7. I will try to exclude folder and try this methode latter. I hope being able to save documents from safezone will not compromise the security. Thanks again
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: fudd777 on October 30, 2011, 09:32:41 PM
@fudd777, you can install avast pro only with file-system shield (don't install all other shields) and then disable file-system shield and some virus database notifications. SafeZone is quite independent of other avast components.

many thanks pk for the above info,I've done like you said...
can I just confirm though with this custom download safezone will still work properly...I'm running Norton is 2012(no slight on your suite its just I'm tied into a 2 year license)this won't interfere with safezone will it?
If everything is OK and safezone is secure and working then I'll definatly buy the product...
I've tried other stand alone secure browsers..safecentral,dell kace etc and safezone is the best,its just a shame you can't buy it seperatly...
but hey if you say its usable in the way described above then its worth buying just for safezone...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on October 30, 2011, 09:40:07 PM
If everything is OK and safezone is secure and working then I'll definatly buy the product...

Well, if you should do so, why not use the rest as well..!?? ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: fudd777 on October 30, 2011, 09:48:35 PM
If everything is OK and safezone is secure and working then I'll definatly buy the product...

Well, if you should do so, why not use the rest as well..!?? ;)

I've got a 2 year license with Norton,and if I use the rest of avast other than just safezone then I'm going to be running 2 suites,would proberly slow my computer down and cause conflicts as well,that's why I just want the safezone componant of avast:-) ...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on October 30, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
I've got a 2 year license with Norton,and if I use the rest of avast other than just safezone then I'm going to be running 2 suites,would proberly slow my computer down and cause conflicts as well,that's why I just want the safezone componant of avast:-) ...

Well, I didn't say that you should run two suites.
Got it..?? ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: NiveusLuna on November 09, 2011, 10:14:30 PM
@NiveusLuna, I agree with you, but it's quite hard to do. Avast7 should use Chromium 15.x version (last known) and every time we get a Chromium build we have to do a lot of changes (add our DNS protection, disable a lot of components, plugins, etc). Since it's little automatized, we can't do that everytime when we release a new avast build (stand-alone SafeZone browser has approx. 30Mb and it's quite a lot for regular antivirus updates).

Wow, that is quite a bit, yeah. If it's just too much of a scaling problem, that's perfectly understandable.

I don't suppose incremental updates for it are possible? Or once-a-month updates, or every six weeks (which is Chromium's release cycle)?

I really just want some assurance that the security holes in the included Chromium are being fixed. If there's no feature updates, just fixes to security holes, then that's fine with me. It's a sandboxed browser designed for security. New features means new stuff to debug and secure.

Thanks for the response, pk.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on November 20, 2011, 02:39:11 PM
В работе SafeZone меня почти всё устраивает.Но,есть несколько минусов!В окошках(их 8)нельзя на постоянку закрепить сайт.Они(сайты) все прыгают из окна в окно.Поменять окошки нельзя местами.Если можно,исправьте пожалуйста это.С уважением Владимир из Ульяновска.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on November 20, 2011, 03:07:36 PM
В работе SafeZone меня почти всё устраивает.Но,есть несколько минусов!В окошках(их 8)нельзя на постоянку закрепить сайт.Они(сайты) все прыгают из окна в окно.Поменять окошки нельзя местами.Если можно,исправьте пожалуйста это.С уважением Владимир из Ульяновска.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=28.0
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: motoavast on December 01, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
I also want to give some suggestions about SafeZone:
1) firstly, it has no settings, which is pretty sad for computer security in SafeZone.
2) secondly, when you exit the SafeZone clipboard is not cleared and all the passwords I entered or copied, remain in memory and on the clipboard, it is unacceptable and outrageous for SafeZone!
3) Third, would not prevent the existence of a "digital" keyboard (such as to Kaspersky) for enter passwords and ensuring the safe operation against spyware!
4) Fourth, in SafeZone the ability to run even text files (with passwords) through a sandbox environment.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: atomicock on December 02, 2011, 01:09:47 AM
i hope add it to right click mouse
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: SaRaGoN on December 04, 2011, 03:09:00 PM
i hope add it to right click mouse
Me too :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on December 05, 2011, 09:47:04 PM
I also want to give some suggestions about SafeZone:
1) firstly, it has no settings, which is pretty sad for computer security in SafeZone.
2) secondly, when you exit the SafeZone clipboard is not cleared and all the passwords I entered or copied, remain in memory and on the clipboard, it is unacceptable and outrageous for SafeZone!
3) Third, would not prevent the existence of a "digital" keyboard (such as to Kaspersky) for enter passwords and ensuring the safe operation against spyware!
4) Fourth, in SafeZone the ability to run even text files (with passwords) through a sandbox environment.

В браузере типа Google Chrom есть в настройках(гаечный ключ)-инструменты-удаление просмотренных страниц.Там ставите галочки,что хотите удалить.Буфер очиститься и пароли удалятся из памяти.Удаляйте каждый раз просмотренные страницы,это лучше для работы браузера.Лучше пароль делать из букв,их в алфавите больше,чем цифр.Подумайте!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on December 08, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
Сегодня ночью я хотел зайти в SafeZonу.Только кликнул на гаджете квадратик зоны,ХРЯК!!и КОМП выключился,а потом опять включился и опять загрузился.Ввёл пароль и всё стало в норме.Потом зашёл в зону и отработал нормально.Что такое было ???Первый раз такое явление.Может кто знает ???Протестировал систему.В отчёте написано,что в 3:15-Работа Windows прекращена а в техническом решении написано-компьютер был перезагружен после критической ошибки.Код ошибки:0x0000008e,а в 3:17-Непредвиденное завершение работы.Сейчас попробую сделать поиск решений.Интересно прямо.Кто что знает об этом явлении ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on December 08, 2011, 03:20:15 PM
English Please.  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 08, 2011, 03:39:03 PM
Can't even use on-line translation with this ISO/UTF type either.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on December 08, 2011, 03:53:04 PM
Can't even use on-line translation with this ISO/UTF type either.
Correct  otherwise I don't care what language is used. Google Translator usually
does an excellent job.  ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gopher John on December 08, 2011, 06:26:39 PM
None of ivanovich's posts are readable by Google Translator.  I wonder what he is attempting to do.  It certainly isn't communicating. ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on December 08, 2011, 10:40:25 PM
Tonight I wanted to go to SafeZonu.Tolko clicked on the box gadget zone Boar! And COMP turned off, and then joined again and again zagruzilsya.Vvel password and all was norme.Potom went into the zone and worked normalno.Chto this was the first time is yavlenie.Mozhet who knows Tested sistemu.V report says that at 3:15, work stopped and Windows in the solution is written, the computer was restarted after a critical error oshibki.Kod: 0x0000008e, and in 3:17, did not finish work . We try to do a search resheniy.Interesno pryamo.Kto that knows about this phenomenon
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on December 08, 2011, 11:15:24 PM
See if the following helps you:
http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50966 (http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50966)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on December 14, 2011, 03:24:59 PM
Avast changes master_preferentses file after each update. Page program.avast.сom is starting in SafeZone Browser. I do not need the Avast site !! I DO NOT NEED THE AWAST NEWS ! STOP THIS SPAM !!!!! I want MY home page in SafeZone Browser always.

Also, new SafeZone ignone all my settings!!

ivanovich this is ENGLISH forum!!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: raptor48 on December 14, 2011, 03:31:35 PM
merhaba arkadaşlar ben avast virüs programı free versiyonunu kullanıyorum ancak anlamadığım bir şekilde avast masaüstünü avast safezone uygulamasıyla kapladı ve hiç bir şekilde kapatamıyorum hiç bir işlem gerçekleştiremiyorum. bunu buradan nasıl kaldırabilirim yardımcı olursanız sevinirim.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 14, 2011, 04:30:08 PM
There is no safezone in the avast free version, that is only in the paid versions, avast pro/internet security suite.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on December 14, 2011, 06:53:16 PM
I have paid Avast Internet Security and I want to know why I have spam for my money????  >:(
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on December 14, 2011, 06:55:32 PM
I have paid Avast Internet Security and I want to know why I have spam for my money????  >:(
It's not a spam, it's SafeZone's welcome page -- however, it seems it doesn't save your new homepage, this'll be fixed.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 14, 2011, 07:20:25 PM
I have paid Avast Internet Security and I want to know why I have spam for my money????  >:(

My comments were for the post directly above mine as that mentions avast free and safezone, otherwise I would have quoted your post if there was another post between it and my reply (as here).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: CraigB on December 16, 2011, 09:05:32 AM
Can SafeZone option be checked on free version or at least a sample version of it before I purchase avast product?


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Cheers to all,
Walley(http://imagicon.info/cat/5-64/icon_smile.gif)
There is no safezone in the free version, if you want to test then download AIS which comes with 30 days free trial.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on December 16, 2011, 09:38:56 AM
Can SafeZone option be checked on free version or at least a sample version of it before I purchase avast product?

No, but you can download avast! Internet Security trial version and use it for 30 days. Then you can decide.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: zeroten on January 30, 2012, 03:11:35 PM
My English is poor,so please be patient when reading my words :P.I hope that avast can improve the function of uploading virus samples which are not distinguished(which avast don't know ).At first,in the quarantine area,I hope to choose multiple sample(not only one at one time).At second,please make a Special functions to uppload samples.I have use a lot of anti-virus software.Comodo is the best in this.I also know that I can e-mail the samples,but it is not convient for me.I often uppload virus samples to anti-virus software company ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: logos on January 30, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
My English is poor,so please be patient when reading my words :P.I hope that avast can improve the function of uploading virus samples which are not distinguished(which avast don't know ).At first,in the quarantine area,I hope to choose multiple sample(not only one at one time).At second,please make a Special functions to uppload samples.I have use a lot of anti-virus software.Comodo is the best in this.I also know that I can e-mail the samples,but it is not convient for me.I often uppload virus samples to anti-virus software company ;D

that's a sandbox/safe zone related thread  ::)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on January 31, 2012, 07:16:27 PM
SafeZone does not save my settings, e.g. download path, disabling dictionaries and translation...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: deyani on February 07, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Sandbox is one of the best and usefull feature for your own IT safe.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: PierreH on February 13, 2012, 05:04:32 PM
I do use LastPass as  password manager and it would be good  to use it in safer zone as said some posts up.

But as Avast has his own password manager, will they take note of  our demand ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: logos on February 13, 2012, 05:10:54 PM
I do use LastPass as  password manager and it would be good  to use it in safer zone as said some posts up.

this won't happen as Avast is selling their own password manager now ... well licensed from Roboform I think
http://www.avast.com/pr-avast-software-launches-password-manager

... also, I'm not even sure if it's allowed to run in the safe zone at all.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: PierreH on February 13, 2012, 05:11:36 PM
For the sandbox, can we have an option setting to switch it off ? for thoes who use an other box apart of avast?Put it on contextual menu on rightclic?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on February 13, 2012, 05:53:48 PM
There already is an option if you checked the avastUI, Additional Protection, AutoSandbox, Settings, Enable AutoSandbox. You can also set to Ask.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on February 14, 2012, 01:00:13 PM
I do use LastPass as  password manager and it would be good  to use it in safer zone as said some posts up.
Well... I don't think this will happen.
1. avast! releases EasyPass (and it is not working inside of SafeZone either).
2. SafeZone is a place for nothing getting in. LastPass vulnerabilities will be carried to SafeZone if it runs on it imho.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: hairyhaggis on February 26, 2012, 05:43:48 PM
safezone working would be nice
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: UserA789 on February 26, 2012, 06:53:17 PM
MY only request is that a user can choose the browser for Safezone.  As of late I have encountered MANY issues and PC unreliablility using nay of the open source browsers.  Maybe Im just a target though because I state things like this ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on February 26, 2012, 07:09:10 PM
You can't choose what browser to use 'within' the safezone as the whole point of it is that it is completely isolated from the real desktop. The safezone browser is based on chromium and has some additional features to improve security further, such as the use of a secure DNS server.

Being able to install an application or run an external browser in the safezone would blow that isolation and purpose of the safezone out of the water.

Essentially the safezone and its browser are for use when doing on-line banking or visiting security/confidential sites, etc. For more general browsing you can have your browser of choice run under the avast Sandbox.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on February 26, 2012, 07:09:40 PM
MY only request is that a user can choose the browser for Safezone.  As of late I have encountered MANY issues and PC unreliablility using nay of the open source browsers.  Maybe Im just a target though because I state things like this ???
If you had the ability to choose your browser, you would also invite the vulnerabilities of that browser into something that's been designed to be safe.
It's a request that by the nature of this feature would no work.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on February 27, 2012, 11:03:54 PM
Hello,

I am not sure whether the place of this is here, in fact it is not a feature request, but a bug report.

I have problems concerning the "additional protection" of Avast that appeared recently, i.e. the auto-sandbox.

This only activates on programs that I personally wrote, so I know precisely what there is in it. So, when I read that "Avast did not find enough proves that this program is offensive", I can add : "normal, it is not".

Each time those programs are opened, I have a dialog box to ask me what to do, and each time the answer I gave the previous time is ignored, even if the previous time I took care to open an administrator session.

These are the steps I tried :
- insert the program in the "files to exclude from the auto-sandbox" list
- insert the development folder in the exclusions list
- deactivate the full auto-sandbox functionality.

I still get the message boxes, for my own programs.
What must I do ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Charyb on February 27, 2012, 11:10:08 PM
Hello,

I am not sure whether the place of this is here, in fact it is not a feature request, but a bug report.

I have problems concerning the "additional protection" of Avast that appeared recently, i.e. the auto-sandbox.

This only activates on programs that I personally wrote, so I know precisely what there is in it. So, when I read that "Avast did not find enough proves that this program is offensive", I can add : "normal, it is not".

Each time those programs are opened, I have a dialog box to ask me what to do, and each time the answer I gave the previous time is ignored, even if the previous time I took care to open an administrator session.

These are the steps I tried :
- insert the program in the "files to exclude from the auto-sandbox" list
- insert the development folder in the exclusions list
- deactivate the full auto-sandbox functionality.

I still get the message boxes, for my own programs.
What must I do ?
Take a look at the autosandbox exclusion list to see if the path and program is entered correctly.

Turn off the gadget if it is on. It seems to conflict with how avast populates the exclusion list. Go to autosandbox exclusion list and delete failed rules.
Run the program again, allow it to analyze, then select run normally.

Or
Change the AutoSandbox setting to ask, then when you receive the warning select run normally.

Or
Enter the program and path manually into the exclusion list.

With the gadget on, all I would see in the exclusions is "en avast! user interface" which is an incorrect entry.

If this goes any farther than this, please start a new topic so this doesn't turn into a muddy mess.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on February 27, 2012, 11:22:21 PM
Oh, you mean less exclusions ?
OK I shall give a try, and maybe open a new thread.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on February 27, 2012, 11:25:34 PM
Yes, the gadget does cause a glitch in the auto sandbox. At this time, you're much better off if you turn the gadget off.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on February 27, 2012, 11:35:04 PM
Hum, I should like to be sure what you call the gadget ... ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on February 27, 2012, 11:36:34 PM
The avast gadget that runs in the sidebar like other gadgets. If you don't see it on your desktop, it's not running and you don't need to worry about it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on February 28, 2012, 02:13:34 AM
Ah OK.
I was not even aware that Avast could run without that.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: freecrm@live.com on February 29, 2012, 08:32:49 PM
Hi guys,
I have written a few pages with new features/bug fixes to avast 7, but I definitely missed some of them - or rather I would like to hear what your requests are. Do you miss a certain feature or do you have an idea how to improve usability? Please tell me about it - now it's the right time. If technically possible I can build the feature for you!
Thank you.

I have problem with AutoSandBox, because it threat (80%) of my own software as suspicious.
Before 5 days I send example app, using contact form.
Until now, I have no answer.
Please, tell me what I need to do, because all my customers (who using Avast) call me asking if my software safe.
Regarding potential customers, I can only guess what happen when they see popup ...

Please, could someone answer me, because I can understand 2 or 3 days, but not 5 days of silence.

With Avast 6 I have no single problem, problem appears first time last Friday (with Avast 7).
I'm using Avast for years.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on February 29, 2012, 08:55:37 PM
The whitelist needs to be greatly expanded. ImgBurn is being sandboxed and it's one of the most widely known and used free burning utilities. Of course it can be excluded but something that well known and widely used should never be detected in the first place.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on February 29, 2012, 09:09:18 PM
Well I would imaging that if you select Run Normally and also Remember my answer, this information is likely to be passed up the line using the CommunityIQ/Cloud, just my thought.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on March 01, 2012, 12:03:28 AM
Hello,
You remember I deactivated the auto-sandbox, and that was ignored.
Well, after a few more restarts of Windows, it eventually got really deactivated, so now I have no more problem to execute my own programs.
This gives time to improve the filter for auto-sandbox.

Perhaps if I have some time on Saturday I shall get a try after cleaning the exclusions list and seeing how to deactivate the gadget.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 01, 2012, 12:27:22 AM
For the gadget, all you do is right click on your desktop and choose uninstall for the avast! one. That will probably remove it permanently though. Alternatively, you can just mouse over the gadget and click on the x at the top right . That will turn it off but still leave it in the gadgets list so you can turn it back on later if you wish to.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on March 01, 2012, 01:15:39 AM
For the gadget, all you do is right click on your desktop and choose uninstall for the avast! one. That will probably remove it permanently though. Alternatively, you can just mouse over the gadget and click on the x at the top right . That will turn it off but still leave it in the gadgets list so you can turn it back on later if you wish to.

Oh well, a mouse over the gadget gives a tooltip that says "avast! antivirus : your system is protected" (thus in the local language).
A left click gives the dialog box for parameterizing.
A right click, as you could guess, gives a contextual menu :
- open the interface (same as left click)
- managing the avast! agents
- silent mode
- update
- display the last message
- information to register
- about Avast

(provided my translation is correct).
 The "managing the avast! agents" option allows you to interrupt Avast for different durations.

Do we have different versions ?
Mine is 7.0.1407
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 01, 2012, 01:44:30 AM
For the gadget, all you do is right click on your desktop and choose uninstall for the avast! one. That will probably remove it permanently though. Alternatively, you can just mouse over the gadget and click on the x at the top right . That will turn it off but still leave it in the gadgets list so you can turn it back on later if you wish to.

Oh well, a mouse over the gadget gives a tooltip that says "avast! antivirus : your system is protected" (thus in the local language).
A left click gives the dialog box for parameterizing.
A right click, as you could guess, gives a contextual menu :
- open the interface (same as left click)
- managing the avast! agents
- silent mode
- update
- display the last message
- information to register
- about Avast

(provided my translation is correct).
 The "managing the avast! agents" option allows you to interrupt Avast for different durations.

Do we have different versions ?
Mine is 7.0.1407
There isn't a X to the right of the gadget that says something like close when you mouse over it? There was on mine. I can't see now since I removed it. I never use gadgets of any kind.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on March 01, 2012, 03:25:55 AM
Well, here it is ... with the tooltip.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on March 01, 2012, 04:42:45 AM
thats part of Avast! in the notification tray not the gadget.

gadget is as in the screenshot
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 01, 2012, 05:35:17 AM
That is not what the gadget looks like. That looks like the system tray icon. The gadget is much bigger and is displayed on the right side of your screen at or near the top. If you don't see anything like that, then you don't have it and don't need to worry.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: YoKenny on March 01, 2012, 03:42:35 PM
thats part of Avast! in the notification tray not the gadget.

gadget is as in the screenshot
That's what my gadget looks like on my Windows 7 system.
I choose to have it down at the lower right of my screen.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: gubat on March 01, 2012, 03:51:51 PM
Hi,

Sandbox in avast 6 would recommend that I open certain programs in sandbox, I would and the program would run. After I updated to avast 7 the same programs would be recommended to be opened in sandbox but won't run anymore.

My quick fix was to add the program to the exclusion list however I now don't enjoy the security that if some problem comes up I don't have the protection anymore.

Does anyone have a solution to this?

Thanks and regards,

 
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on March 01, 2012, 05:23:29 PM
at gubat: in Avast! 7, the autosandbox is made purely for analysis purposes by Avast to try to determine if the unknown programme is malicious or not. after a few seconds, it will be terminated (it does not matter if u set autosandbox to ask/auto decide). in other words, it is not intended to allow the user to run the unknown programme for their own personal judgement as previously in Avast! 6. the only way to allow the programme to run is as what u have done, exclude them.

if u want back the Avast! 6 autosandbox, the best shot is just stating ur voice here.

however note that the road map for the autosandbox is to make it more invisible to the user (i.e. next update will remove the ask function of autosandbox, leaving it with only the options of opening in sandbox and opening normally (also known as adding to exclusions)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on March 01, 2012, 05:46:02 PM
the only way to allow the programme to run is as what u have done, exclude them.

Well, I did that, and it was ignored.
In fact, deactivating the functionality was also ignored. It seems we need much clarity about the procedure, whether you need to restart Windows, if restarting once is enough (I felt twice was needed, but my attention was not very acute).
The day after, Windows had been restarted and I was not worried any more about Auto Sandbox.
I presume the point is the same about excluding an application ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on March 01, 2012, 06:19:30 PM
at Gloops: hmm how have u added the programme to exclusion for autosandbox? if it is through the blue popup (i.e. open normally), there is a known odd bug that the exclusion will be ignored if and only if u have the Avast! 7 gadget visible on ur desktop.

to exclude properly, please close the gadget on the desktop, remove all faulty exclusions in the autosandbox within Avast! gui and try again

alternatively, directly go to Avast! gui, add manually to exclusions in autosandbox
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gloops on March 01, 2012, 06:45:44 PM
Well, no, I do not have the gadget on the screen, but I did not test yet what Dch told about the path exclusion list that must be cleared of the interested lines.
This being said, the full deactivation of the auto-sandbox functionality only took effect after a while (and some restart), I presume this is not due to the same bug ?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on March 01, 2012, 08:25:47 PM
@Gloops: today's new avast7 released beta (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=94790.0) uses the same ASK mode behavior for autosandbox as in version 6. If some apps can't be excluded from autosandbox, please contact me directly and i'm sure we'll solve it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: queue on March 02, 2012, 08:23:52 PM
i am a new user.....please can anyone of u help me?
whenever i download anything it starts in a sandboxed in avast internet security....but when i search that data in the downloaded path the data is not visible....how to recover that?
i downloaded a document and the downloaded path is c:\user\abc\download\document\abc.pdf
but when i open the path that document is not present over there...so how to recover that?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: testuser50 on March 04, 2012, 01:47:21 AM
Some changes that would improve Avast SafeZone would be to update the browser to Chromium 17.  The version it is using now is still 9 and there have been many security updates since that time.

Also, all plugins should be disabled by default, as they are a major security vulnerably.  At the "about:plugins" page, there are many plugins enabled and their security could not be trusted.  Flash should be disabled by default and the user should be given a choice if he/she needs to use Flash for a specific banking site.  The Flash version included within SafeZone is also outdated, causing further security issues.  The Flash version included is "10.2.154.12" and the current version is "11.1.102.62".

Google Gears and Google Update are included as part of the SafeZone browser and it would be safer to include less unnecessary software.  Especially as they are developed by Google, an advertising company.  Settings should be made more secure by default.  For example, "Block third party cookies", "Never offer to remember passwords", and "Don't allow tracking of my location" should be enabled automatically.

I question how secure SafeZone is because what happens if a malicious plugin is already installed on a user computer.  It is enabled by default in SafeZone and can cause as much damage.  Also, SafeZone is not really isolated from the rest of your computer because you are are able to import data from other web browsers.

These changes would allow users to be more secure while using SafeZone.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: UserA789 on March 07, 2012, 05:21:07 PM
Hi guys,

I have written a few pages with new features/bug fixes to avast 7, but I definitely missed some of them - or rather I would like to hear what your requests are. Do you miss a certain feature or do you have an idea how to improve usability? Please tell me about it - now it's the right time. If technically possible I can build the feature for you!

Thank you.
I had to uninstall Avast recently and also used, in safe mode, the aswclear file.  However, Avast left something in the root of "C:"; a directory called 'Avast! Sandbox' with several other directories inside that and a file 'rescache.hit' that CANNOT be deleted.  Ther wer some other files in the end directory of the $user$ directory that all had 'security page' in the title and "[1]" at the end of all of them as though they were a second generation, but could not see any first gens of the file (I have 'Show hidden files' enabled as well).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Rick B on March 07, 2012, 07:04:17 PM
Under the Sandbox > Expert settings > Web browsers > Exclusions section, it says: "Use the check-boxes below to specify browser options that should be virtualized when running your web browser in the sandbox”.

From what I understand, items that are checked are excluded from the Sandbox therefore the text should read: "Use the check-boxes below to specify browser options that should not be virtualized when running your web browser in the sandbox”.

Saying it like that would also be consistent with the help file and therefore less confusing.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Rick B on March 07, 2012, 11:43:43 PM
Hi PK,
How about this as an option (No negative words):
"Use the check-boxes below to specify browser options that should be excluded from being virtualized when running your web browser in the sandbox."
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 08, 2012, 12:42:27 AM
I chose not to install the browser protection thinking that was only the plugins. Now I don't even have the option in the GUI to run the browsers sandboxed. When I right click on my Chrome shortcut, there is the option to run in the sandbox but no such option shows for IE.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on March 08, 2012, 09:22:15 PM
Avast changes master_preferentses file after each update. The page ***.avast.сom is starting in SafeZone Browser. I do not need the Avast site !! I DO NOT NEED THE AWAST NEWS !  I want MY home page in SafeZone Browser always.

Also, SafeZone does not save my settings, e.g. download path, disabling dictionaries and translation...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on March 08, 2012, 10:02:20 PM
Safe Zone isn't meant to be your every day browser.
It's designed to keep you safe when you do your banking and shopping.  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 08, 2012, 11:47:30 PM
Safe Zone isn't meant to be your every day browser.
It's designed to keep you safe when you do your banking and shopping.  :)
Exactly and it will retain some things like bookmarks. It does not however remember to show the bookmarks bar. I have to do the ctrl-shift-b thing every time. If you exit safezone by clicking the green arrow without first closing the browser, it will not come back to your last viewed page either. I have found that you need to shut the browser down before leaving safezone to have any settings retained.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on March 09, 2012, 06:18:06 PM
I close SafeZone first always! It does not save this settings: download path, disabling dictionaries and translation - default options restores after system reboot. After updates my start page changes also. I don`t use SafeZone for web-serfing, just for banking and for 1 bank, therefore I need invariable start page only.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 09, 2012, 11:38:04 PM
Okay, you can't seem to change the home page but, if you set a page in the other option of open at startup, it works perfectly. I just did it with my banking page. It now goes right to that page when I switch to SafeZone.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: About Blank on March 09, 2012, 11:53:27 PM
1. Yes, my banking page opens first now, it works perfectly, but this page will reset when the next AIS update.
2. Some options lives until the next reboot - this is a bug!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 09, 2012, 11:55:59 PM
Okay, I don't know if it will carry through after a program update or not but it's not that hard to get back again if it does.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on March 10, 2012, 12:14:50 PM
1. Yes, my banking page opens first now, it works perfectly, but this page will reset when the next AIS update.
2. Some options lives until the next reboot - this is a bug!
I don't think it would be considered a bug but rather a security feature.
Since it's supposed to be totally isolated, it shouldn't retain anything.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Arsh de Grand on March 11, 2012, 12:19:43 PM
its an idea about sandbox
so i test many malware links in virtual machine and i set avast sanbox root folder to c:\Avast Sandbox
but i have one problem/idea that pls make it's folder to apps insted or that long roots , (like comodo sandbox) which will be eay to find root or malwares instead of finding here and their .
eg. like i open a fake av in sandbox and in sandbox its open like = S-1-5-21-2096753758-3696289263-3866256260-1000/c/user/on and on

but my idea is =name of app/and then root folder
(hope you get my idea cuz i won't lol just kidding:) )
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on March 11, 2012, 12:35:40 PM
@Arsh de Grand, sandbox folder structure is little different than you posted

e.g. "C:\avast! sandbox\S-1-5-21-3817811509-1646742203-1511825224-1001\r4\notepad.exe_{11756c0a-6b6b-11e1-86fa-000c291c592b}\C\Windows\test.txt", where:
- S-1-5-21-3817811509-1646742203-1511825224-1001 is a SID, it's used to distinguish between current and other users (see $Recycle.Bin structure, it uses SIDs as well). If other sandboxes don't use SID (or other marker, they're not multi-user friendly)
- rXX (number) is a reboot counter, it helps sandbox to cleanup previous unused sandbox (webstorage/safezone or any other permanent sandbox doesn't use rXX folder, but own folder's name)
- notepad.exe_{guid} is process identifier; if you execute two notepad.exe processes, each of them must be in own sandbox (i.e. these two processes don't share their sandbox -- this is a difference betweeen e.g. avast sandbox and other sandboxes). You can create one sandbox for those 2 notepad.exe processes if you execute them from the parent's virtualized app (i.e. run cmd.exe in sandbox and then every child process uses the same sandbox, because the 1st notepad's parent is cmd.exe and 2nd notepad's parent is also cmd.exe).

EDITED: there will be "Access Control" sandbox settings in next avast version, it'll be used to mount sandbox structure as a new volume, it'll omit SIDs/rXX folders. Maybe it's what you what, actually.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: aklaren on March 12, 2012, 10:25:03 AM
@pk: have you seen my question and further comments about the sandbox mechanism, which I posted in the AutoSandbox Testtool thread, starting http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333)? Please feel free to move my posts to this thread, if this is where it should be discussed.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: vick35 on March 12, 2012, 11:17:26 PM
Hi,
Using Safe Zone and making my payments through e-banking i can not print the bank receipts directly to HP Photosmart Printer All-in-one.
I can only save them as PDF files and only when i'm out of Safe Zone, and opening the saved file i can print them.
Any help will be welcomed.

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on March 13, 2012, 12:26:24 AM
Well that is because the safezone is completely isolated from the standard desktop. The more exceptions to that the less secure things are.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: aklaren on March 20, 2012, 09:26:14 AM
@pk: have you seen my question and further comments about the sandbox mechanism, which I posted in the AutoSandbox Testtool thread, starting http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333)? Please feel free to move my posts to this thread, if this is where it should be discussed.
Is has been 2 weeks now since my first comment. I heared from others that also Internet apps like TeamViewer don't work anymore. Just working with a white list does not seem to be the solution to this. What can I do to prevent this from happening?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Student on March 20, 2012, 08:36:09 PM
I use an accounting software called Caseware on my home computer (for personal use) and lately, when I open one aspect of the program, I get a recommedation from AVAST that the file "CVWIN32.EXE" must be opened in sandbox. ON their website ( http://www.caseware.com/support/caseknowledge/antivirus-software ) Caseware suggests that I set my virus scanner to exclude selected Caseware files (please see the link) from being scanned. Is there a way to include these Caseware files in the safezone so that they are not being targeted by AVAST as potentially unsafe?

Now, I am selecting the "open normally" option when the sandbox notice comes up. Thanks
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on March 20, 2012, 10:29:12 PM
Hi,
Using Safe Zone and making my payments through e-banking i can not print the bank receipts directly to HP Photosmart Printer All-in-one.
I can only save them as PDF files and only when i'm out of Safe Zone, and opening the saved file i can print them.
Any help will be welcomed.

Thanks a lot.
That seems strange because I can print with my Canon MP 250 from the Safe Zone without problems.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: vick35 on March 22, 2012, 09:16:00 PM
I found a way to print the receipts directly to HP Printer but using my second PC which is working with windows 7.
With the laptop which I tried to print directly is not possible, but it may has to do with the windows XP which is working with.
I’ ll try again to find a way to do it with my laptop because I use it only for my work.
Thanks a lot DavidR and Dch48  for your answers.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: UserA789 on March 28, 2012, 08:19:45 PM
Id love to either have adblocking (not related) or have the ability to run ads from webpages in the sandbox... that would be a novel security precaution that would circumvent the vunerabilty some ads suggest to our systems.  Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: UserA789 on March 28, 2012, 08:23:14 PM
I found a way to print the receipts directly to HP Printer but using my second PC which is working with windows 7.
With the laptop which I tried to print directly is not possible, but it may has to do with the windows XP which is working with.
I’ ll try again to find a way to do it with my laptop because I use it only for my work.
Thanks a lot DavidR and Dch48  for your answers.
OFF TOPIC from thread - have you checked you wireless settings of your router to insure that your wirelss devices can talk to each other?  This happened to me with a laptop and thats all that was going on.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on March 28, 2012, 08:24:59 PM
Id love to either have adblocking ...

There are tools for almost any browser to do that.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: UserA789 on March 28, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
Id love to either have adblocking ...

There are tools for almost any browser to do that.
They are not always effective, or I dont know where they have moved it to, but anyhow, thats a feature request for the next Avast Internet Security suite.  My point here is more to have the ability run ads in a webpage totally sandboxed while the web browser operates in normal 'space/time'.  I think that would be ingenious way to approach the vunerablity some ads purpose.

OFF TOPIC... where is this setting for adblocking in IE9?  PM me if you will.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on March 28, 2012, 08:33:53 PM
1. My point here is more to have the ability run ads in a webpage totally sandboxed while the web browser operates in normal 'space/time'.  I think that would be ingenious way to approach the vunerablity some ads purpose.
2. OFF TOPIC... where is this setting for adblocking in IE9?  PM me if you will.

1. Well, if the ads get blocked, there won't be any need to sandbox them. ;)
2. Sorry, I don't use IE.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 03, 2012, 02:19:55 PM
I don't know if anyone else has suggested this and if they have add me to the list.

I would like avast! to add Cloud backup and synchronization of avast! settings as an option for a home user with more than one computer using avast!.   The settings would be stored in the Cloud and if a user needed to restore their avast! settings to one or more computers in their avast! account they could do so from the Cloud backup.

Using the Cloud feature would be optional for users who maintain different settings among the various computers in their avast! account.   They could continue to use the local/home network backup location.


Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 04, 2012, 07:42:54 PM
I would like to see a link from the Real-Time Shields UI to a description of the items identified as "Infected" by the Real-Time Shields rather than having to look in the logs.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: vick35 on April 04, 2012, 10:33:02 PM
Hi,
Using Safe Zone and making my payments through e-banking i can not print the bank receipts directly to HP Photosmart Printer All-in-one.
I can only save them as PDF files and only when i'm out of Safe Zone, and opening the saved file i can print them.
Any help will be welcomed.

Thanks a lot.
That seems strange because I can print with my Canon MP 250 from the Safe Zone without problems.

Entering in the printer properties and advanced settings and changing the settings from printing documents in the queue for faster printing to directly to the printer ...  the printing is done!!!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 05, 2012, 04:08:26 PM
I would still like to see the current Program Version and current Virus Definition show up when you mouse over the avast! Orange ball on the Windows task bar and when you mouse (slide your finger) over the avast! tile in Metro.  This would be a lot more convenient than having to open the UI to see the information.   

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on April 13, 2012, 01:33:03 PM
Thank you guys for a lot of ideas and opinions. Next avast7 beta (available in ~3 weeks) will use improved SafeZone component.

Let me summarize all new changes:
- webbrowser was upgraded from 9.x to 17.x version
- added Lastpass support (requested by logos, firzen771, Rednose, Tech, PierreH)
- allowed to execute some trusted tools, e.g. calculator, notepad or 3rd party signed/trusted apps (Rednose, Tech)
- fixed download problems (jimmycbf, gentle4ug)
- fixed FF/IE/Opera bookmarks importing (RejZoR)
- fixed saving browser settings (avast.de, About Blank)
- fixed multi monitor support, different taskbar sizes (Nesivos)
- added "Starting SafeZone Browser" animation

new settings:
- clipboard sharing mode between SafeZone and Desktop (disabled/texts only/fully enabled)
- turn on/off using our secured DNS server (Tech)
- use keyboard filter driver to block kernel-mode keyloggers
- set keyboard hotkey for fast SafeZone<>Desktop switch
- add/remove "Launch SafeZone browser" shortcut on the default Desktop (Lord Ami)

maybe:
- switch back button in SafeZone Start menu (RejZoR)

If you miss a SafeZone feature, please let me know within ~1 week, otherwise you'll have to wait for avast 8.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on April 13, 2012, 03:03:36 PM
Thanks pk for both the hard work and listening all of our needs and hopes.

If you miss a SafeZone feature, please let me know within ~1 week, otherwise you'll have to wait for avast 8.
Well, I wish:
1. We could print from SafeZone. A lot of Brazilian users are complaining they can't print the banking payments.
2. Our Brazilian bank sites be recognized by avast! and it automatically switch to SafeZone as promised.
3. Compatibility with gbplugin.dll used/required by a lot of Brazilian banks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: aklaren on April 13, 2012, 03:14:34 PM
It looks like these updates are only about the SafeZone and not (as the thread title implies) also about the Sandbox. As I have explained over 1 month ago in http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76650.msg758333#msg758333) and beyond, the Sandbox idea is good but the current implementation is too strict and illogical and recently caused a Windows Update of .NET to fail because it blokked netfxupdate.exe. Please check my comments and tell me what to do to avoid my legitimate online process from being sandboxed and terminated.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on April 13, 2012, 03:22:03 PM
Well, I wish:
1. We could print from SafeZone. A lot of Brazilian users are complaining they can't print the banking payments.
2. Our Brazilian bank sites be recognized by avast! and it automatically switch to SafeZone as promised.
3. Compatibility with gbplugin.dll used/required by a lot of Brazilian banks.
1. should be fixed
2. yes, this is in progress; however it won't be implemented in the next build, probably later (IE/FF/Chrome plugins must support new settings/UI; I'll ask about details & time schedule)
3. old safezone webbrowser didn't support several bank sites, this should be fixed now; I didn't hear about gbplugin.dll compatibility problem, i'll try to search some posts about it

@aklaren: yes, sandbox/autosandbox was improved in the first version of avast7 and SafeZone will be improved in next beta version; please look at this blog post about autosandbox (https://blog.avast.com/2012/03/20/autosandbox-why-are-you-annoying-me).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on April 13, 2012, 03:24:29 PM
I'd like to see a SafeZone stand alone application that can be purchased by those of us that still use the Free version of avast!

We also need an app. for our smart phone.  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Akash1 on April 17, 2012, 07:54:45 AM
Webrep add-on for safezone  !!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on April 17, 2012, 08:01:53 AM
 :P ur not supposed to be using safezone for normal surfing of web.

thus webrep should not be in safezone :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on April 18, 2012, 12:02:30 AM
I'd like to see a SafeZone stand alone application that can be purchased by those of us that still use the Free version of avast!

We also need an app. for our smart phone.  :)
Those are good suggestions.  +1
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on April 18, 2012, 04:34:05 AM
+1 to safezone for smart phone
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on April 19, 2012, 01:22:22 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned before but Bit Defender Total Security 2012 has a couple of interesting features that I don't think are included in avast! 7 AIS

1. Chat Encryption – Keeps your conversations private on Yahoo! Messenger.

2. File Encryption – Locks up confidential files in an encrypted vault.

I would definitely use the File Encryption feature.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on April 19, 2012, 05:20:09 AM
1. (dun mind as long as it does not take up too much computing power to provide encryption) (provide option to switch off)

2. +1 as an additional security/privacy feature
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bizzybody on April 19, 2012, 08:37:55 AM
Right click > Open and bypass Avast sandbox.

It would have to also ignore anything called by the executable opened with this. It's a right PITA with Autopatcher because Avast stores the path to what the user tells it to ignore, so if the same thing is run from a different location this has to be done all over again.

The alternative is temporarily turning off Avast, which can be a problem with many cleanup and fixing utilities when trying to eradicate malware. How about an option to not block a program no matter where it's launched from?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on April 19, 2012, 01:34:01 PM
How about an option to not block a program no matter where it's launched from?
Security hole: malware posing with the same name in a different path.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Gooob on May 08, 2012, 04:14:07 AM
As stated elsewhere yesterday:

Either:
1.  Allow the use of either LastPass or Roboform Lite Chrome Extensions in the SafeZone browser.
or...
2. Integrate Avast EasyPass into the SafeZone browser.


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Honestly I would perfer option 1. 
But since Avast sells a Roboform clone known as EasyPass, I would understand why you had to go with option 2.

Either way, currently safeZone browser is just too impractical to use.
No one honestly remembers all their complex passwords to enter into the safe zone browser.
And if someone does remember them all, their passowrds are likely not strong passwords.

(...if someone keeps their passords on a slip of paper they have all worlds of problems  LOL)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on May 08, 2012, 05:17:48 AM
As stated elsewhere yesterday:

Either:
1.  Allow the use of either LastPass or Roboform Lite Chrome Extensions in the SafeZone browser.
or...
2. Integrate Avast EasyPass into the SafeZone browser.


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Honestly I would perfer option 1. 

As already answered yesterday... ;)

Read here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76679.msg775062#msg775062
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on May 08, 2012, 05:20:57 AM
@Gooob: actually EasyPass is not clone of Roboform, it was bought from Roboform

i remembered somewhere it was stated that avast did not use LastPass because of their strict licensing practices (correct me if i m wrong)
 
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: psyfer9983 on June 13, 2012, 06:18:50 PM
An option to NOT TERMINATE PROGRAM after the analysis is complete would be nice.

I love the idea of a sandbox in Avast, but hate for this reason. It makes installing some programs and running some portable apps a pain in the you know what. I'm at the point now that I have to turn it off completely. If I had an option to keep running the app in question after the analysis is complete, instead of just terminating it, I would be happy to keep the sandbox on.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on June 13, 2012, 06:21:14 PM
An option to NOT TERMINATE PROGRAM after the analysis is complete would be nice.
Yes, this was fixed in new beta version (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=99540.0).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: True Indian on June 13, 2012, 06:29:25 PM
IMPROVEMENT in sandbox analysis

Most of the time it analyzes real malware the result always falls to be not enough evidence...this needs to be fixed as many users may tend to run real malware normally

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ashwyn on June 20, 2012, 06:32:31 AM
UNIQUE IDEA!! Would be more powerful if it is not blocking almost all downloads even legitimate ones.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on June 20, 2012, 09:18:48 AM
An option to NOT TERMINATE PROGRAM after the analysis is complete would be nice.
Yes, this was fixed in new beta version (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=99540.0).
Yes, but if you choose the option it runs the program outside the sandbox with no option to do otherwise. If you don't tell it to run it sandboxed within the first 15 seconds, you lose that ability. I consider this extremely dangerous.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: StrangeCrunchy1 on July 01, 2012, 03:20:32 AM
I'd say Chromium and Firefox are both allowed since they are open source. Safari, IE or Opera, that's an another thing...

You wish... the particular license is rather important. Some of the open source licenses would basically force us to turn avast! into open-source as well if we included any piece of the source code.
OK, MPL is not that bad... but we'd still have to release the modified source code, which is additional stuff to deal with, and possibly unwanted.

Still, though, you have to admit...if Avast! was an open source product, it would make compatibility and feature addition that much more efficient, where, as you would normally have a few people in one building working on one particular aspect of the program, you could have hundreds, or even thousands of people worldwide working on multiple areas simultaneously.  FAR more efficient.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on July 01, 2012, 05:53:21 AM
I'd say Chromium and Firefox are both allowed since they are open source. Safari, IE or Opera, that's an another thing...

You wish... the particular license is rather important. Some of the open source licenses would basically force us to turn avast! into open-source as well if we included any piece of the source code.
OK, MPL is not that bad... but we'd still have to release the modified source code, which is additional stuff to deal with, and possibly unwanted.

Still, though, you have to admit...if Avast! was an open source product, it would make compatibility and feature addition that much more efficient, where, as you would normally have a few people in one building working on one particular aspect of the program, you could have hundreds, or even thousands of people worldwide working on multiple areas simultaneously.  FAR more efficient.
And FAR more open to hacking and insertion of malicious code just for the hell of it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: aklaren on July 01, 2012, 12:11:20 PM
I am very happy with the option to continue applications unknown to Avast!, but as Dch48 says, unfortunately it looks like you cannot choose to run it in the sandbox anymore. I understand explaining the sandbox mechanism to novice users in a single question may be difficult question, but how this dialogue:

Do you want to continue running this application?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: puter illit on July 04, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
I need some help using Sandbox, hope this is the right place to ask?

Sandbox is set to automatic (just changed it to ask) because when I opened a program that is internal and has been on my computer since my last computer) with no issues Sandbox Moved it? ran it? and then said it was clean. So my question is: Were is it?

Has that file been perninantly moved to isolation in Avast and if so were can I find it? When I open Sandbox it does not show a folder???? Program Help  says: "Right-clicking on an application that is already in the sandbox, will open a new context menu which will enable the application to be run one time outside the sandbox or alternatively, it can be removed from the sandbox completely so that it will be run in the normal environment again every time it is started."
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: NON on July 04, 2012, 08:02:52 PM
I need some help using Sandbox, hope this is the right place to ask?

Sandbox is set to automatic (just changed it to ask) because when I opened a program that is internal and has been on my computer since my last computer) with no issues Sandbox Moved it? ran it? and then said it was clean. So my question is: Were is it?

Has that file been perninantly moved to isolation in Avast and if so were can I find it? When I open Sandbox it does not show a folder???? Program Help  says: "Right-clicking on an application that is already in the sandbox, will open a new context menu which will enable the application to be run one time outside the sandbox or alternatively, it can be removed from the sandbox completely so that it will be run in the normal environment again every time it is started."
Autosandbox does not move any file: the original executable should be in the same place, only created file are deleted.
And you should make your own thread, this thread is something like wishlist.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: puter illit on July 05, 2012, 12:42:53 AM
I need some help using Sandbox, hope this is the right place to ask?

Sandbox is set to automatic (just changed it to ask) because when I opened a program that is internal and has been on my computer since my last computer) with no issues Sandbox Moved it? ran it? and then said it was clean. So my question is: Were is it?

Has that file been perninantly moved to isolation in Avast and if so were can I find it? When I open Sandbox it does not show a folder???? Program Help  says: "Right-clicking on an application that is already in the sandbox, will open a new context menu which will enable the application to be run one time outside the sandbox or alternatively, it can be removed from the sandbox completely so that it will be run in the normal environment again every time it is started."
Autosandbox does not move any file: the original executable should be in the same place, only created file are deleted.
And you should make your own thread, this thread is something like wishlist.

Sorry, was looking for the topic to start a new thread but this seem like the likely choice.
Thanks for the info anyway, was nervse it pulled another program from my OS. Thanks
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: igor on July 09, 2012, 06:20:39 PM
Well, that's not fully true.
Sure, the files created inside of the scan are "removed" - but if the autosandbox scan finds the parent file itself infected, this file is also removed (or moved to Chest).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: cek333 on July 09, 2012, 07:33:42 PM
Well, I wish:
1. We could print from SafeZone. A lot of Brazilian users are complaining they can't print the banking payments.
2. Our Brazilian bank sites be recognized by avast! and it automatically switch to SafeZone as promised.
3. Compatibility with gbplugin.dll used/required by a lot of Brazilian banks.
1. should be fixed

I purchased Interent Security today but it seems the print from SafeZone is still not functional (for me). It doesn't seem to be site dependent; if I go to the google.com home page and then try to print I get the following message "The selected printer is not available or not installed correctly. Check your printer or try selecting another printer." My default printer is actually primoPdf; it works fine outside of safezone. I tried the workaround suggested here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76679.msg771768#msg771768, but it didn't help. I next tried changing the default printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer (which comes with Windows 7), but that didn't help either. I'm actually not interested in using a 'printer' at all; just the nifty "Save as PDF" feature from Chrome (which is accessible from the Print menu). Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.

Created a new forum topic here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=101017.0
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on July 09, 2012, 09:25:30 PM
Well, I wish:
1. We could print from SafeZone. A lot of Brazilian users are complaining they can't print the banking payments.
2. Our Brazilian bank sites be recognized by avast! and it automatically switch to SafeZone as promised.
3. Compatibility with gbplugin.dll used/required by a lot of Brazilian banks.
1. should be fixed

I purchased Interent Security today but it seems the print from SafeZone is still not functional (for me). It doesn't seem to be site dependent; if I go to the google.com home page and then try to print I get the following message "The selected printer is not available or not installed correctly. Check your printer or try selecting another printer." My default printer is actually primoPdf; it works fine outside of safezone. I tried the workaround suggested here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=76679.msg771768#msg771768, but it didn't help. I next tried changing the default printer to Microsoft XPS Document Writer (which comes with Windows 7), but that didn't help either. I'm actually not interested in using a 'printer' at all; just the nifty "Save as PDF" feature from Chrome (which is accessible from the Print menu). Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks.
You are not actually using a printer but rather a virtualized printer. The workaround does seem to work with actual physical printers with their own drivers and software actually installed.  Your issue is a different one and would probably be more noticeable if you created a separate topic for it in the board for the latest Avast version.  I would make sure the topic title mentioned printing to PDF from the Safe Zone.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: cek333 on July 09, 2012, 09:32:46 PM
OK. Thanks, I'll create a new topic (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=101017.0).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: searchlight on July 14, 2012, 06:33:25 PM
Fix the Roboform Crash Problem caused by the Sandbox in the latest version of Avast IS 7.

As you already know, I disabled Isolate IPC Objects from the rest of the system, and this fixed the crash problem but I do not know if I compromised security.

Moreover, I have opened Support Tickets at Roboform, and at Avast. Roboform wants dumps of their Crash reports, and Avast has not responded to my ticket.

I think that this is a priority problem that should be fixed as soon as possible, as I uninstalled Sandboxie so I could buy Avast Internet Security 7 which had everything I needed until now.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on July 15, 2012, 12:21:46 AM
searchlight: Just disable IPC option in sandbox settings. The problem is caused by a compatibility issue between avast and Roboform. This is the 2nd or 3rd post about roboform issue since1456 release (so I don't think it's too critical). I can send you a link with new sandbox driver, but still I think disabling IPC setting is enough right now. This bug will be fixed in next program update (I hope new avast version will be released within 2 weeks, because I think version 1456 is quite ... ).
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: searchlight on July 15, 2012, 06:55:19 AM
Thanks pk, send me the link. It is appreciated.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: searchlight on July 15, 2012, 06:01:29 PM
This waiting for responses concerning links, and lack of immediate response from opening a Tech Support Ticket
is ridiculous.

When the Sandbox matures, maybe I will revisit a purchase but for now, I am uninstalling the product, and requested a refund. For my purposes, the program is not suitable.

Thanks to all who tried to help.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Arizona on July 16, 2012, 12:34:32 AM
PK Good post +1
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on July 16, 2012, 02:39:44 AM
pk, thanks for the update, and hope they're addressing also the MS Outlook issue/bug.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Man1971 on July 20, 2012, 02:49:57 AM
Hi there everybody.

A simple feature I'd like is just a SHORTCUT to SafeZone in my current Desktop.
Does anybody know the path to it? (not to the safebrowser, but to the SafeZone).

Cheers,
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on July 20, 2012, 07:39:53 AM
A simple feature I'd like is just a SHORTCUT to SafeZone in my current Desktop.
Does anybody know the path to it? (not to the safebrowser, but to the SafeZone).
Right now, there's only shortcut (icon) for SafeZone + SafeZone browser. You can define keyboard shortcut for SafeZone only. Would you like to see this option as for icon only? I thought current implementation won't run another SafeZone browser if there's already running instance. If it's not true (for icon), then it's a bug.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on July 20, 2012, 11:57:54 AM
Hi there everybody.
A simple feature I'd like is just a SHORTCUT to SafeZone in my current Desktop.
Does anybody know the path to it? (not to the safebrowser, but to the SafeZone).Cheers,

Excuse me!!!
I have the installation of AIS v 7.0.1426 appears on the desktop gadget-ярлык.И in it there are small icons:1-go to the AIS 2-go to the safe-Zone, 3-update the scan engine and virus definitions, 4-go to Twitter, 5-go to Facebook, 6-go to Blog.Я just clicked on the desktop and chose Гаджеты.Там I found this shortcut-гаджет.Всего good!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on July 20, 2012, 12:02:18 PM
Excuse me!!!
I have the installation of AIS v 7.0.1426 appears on the desktop gadget-ярлык.И in it there are small icons:1-go to the AIS 2-go to the safe-Zone, 3-update the scan engine and virus definitions, 4-go to Twitter, 5-go to Facebook, 6-go to Blog.Я just clicked on the desktop and chose Гаджеты.Там I found this shortcut-гаджет.Всего good!
There are two things: small SafeZone icon in gadget and AIS 7.0.1456 option (Additional Protection -> SafeZone -> Expert Settings) which creates/removes "Launch SafeZone Browser" shortcut from Desktop.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on July 20, 2012, 12:16:16 PM
@ pk
Since you mention avast gadget:
I take it that now Microsoft is saying the Sidebar/Gadget side of things are vulnerable and they are no longer developing it (pushing win8 metro apps) will avast be removing the avast gadget, not that I use it in my win7 netbook.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Man1971 on July 20, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
I thought current implementation won't run another SafeZone browser if there's already running instance. If it's not true (for icon), then it's a bug.
???

There are two things: small SafeZone icon in gadget and AIS 7.0.1456 option (Additional Protection -> SafeZone -> Expert Settings) which creates/removes "Launch SafeZone Browser" shortcut from Desktop.
That option creates a shortcut in my SafeZone desktop, but not in my User Desktop in Windows.
I'm using AVast IS 7.0.1456 under XP SP3, so I don't use gadgets or widgets.
In my Windows user desktop I have many shortcuts such as Firefox, Outlook, etc. I just would like a shortcut to launch the SafeZone (otherwise I must left click the bottom Avast icon and right click to launch it, then click on Addictional protection, and then click to SafeZone)... :-\

An even better implementation would be a "SafeZone+Browser" Top Icon in every internet browser, so everytime I go to Paypal or any other website which requires an online payment, I can click that button and it switches to the SafeZone and Chrome Browser is launched together with the url I was visiting... that would be awesome!
This would save a lot of time!  8)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: pk on July 20, 2012, 04:37:51 PM
That option creates a shortcut in my SafeZone desktop, but not in my User Desktop in Windows.
I see, avast settings are for all users. Icon should be created for the current user or for all users.

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In my Windows user desktop I have many shortcuts such as Firefox, Outlook, etc. I just would like a shortcut to launch the SafeZone (otherwise I must left click the bottom Avast icon and right click to launch it, then click on Addictional protection, and then click to SafeZone)... :-\
You can alco right-click on avast's tray icon and choose "Switch to SafeZone", or define a keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, you can create own shortcut (select avastui.exe as target and define the same command parameter "/sfzonebrowser").

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An even better implementation would be a "SafeZone+Browser" Top Icon in every internet browser, so everytime I go to Paypal or any other website which requires an online payment, I can click that button and it switches to the SafeZone and Chrome Browser is launched together with the url I was visiting... that would be awesome!
This feature will be in next avast version. We're working on it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Man1971 on July 20, 2012, 06:14:44 PM
That option creates a shortcut in my SafeZone desktop, but not in my User Desktop in Windows.
I see, avast settings are for all users. Icon should be created for the current user or for all users.
Exactly! ;)

An even better implementation would be a "SafeZone+Browser" Top Icon in every internet browser, so everytime I go to Paypal or any other website which requires an online payment, I can click that button and it switches to the SafeZone and Chrome Browser is launched together with the url I was visiting... that would be awesome!
This feature will be in next avast version. We're working on it.
Great!...However, when you say "next avast version", do you mean AVAST 7.0.1XXX or ...AVAST 8?...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on July 20, 2012, 10:49:46 PM
I don't understand something here. What is the purpose or functionality of Safe Zone without the browser? I thought it was only for ultra secure browsing when doing things like banking and online shopping.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Man1971 on July 23, 2012, 02:33:23 PM
I need to know it ;)

An even better implementation would be a "SafeZone+Browser" Top Icon in every internet browser, so everytime I go to Paypal or any other website which requires an online payment, I can click that button and it switches to the SafeZone and Chrome Browser is launched together with the url I was visiting... that would be awesome!
This feature will be in next avast version. We're working on it.

Great!...However, when you say "next avast version", do you mean AVAST 7.0.1XXX or ...AVAST 8?...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Ivanych on July 23, 2012, 03:08:32 PM
Hello!
I have AIS v 7.0.1426.При inclusion Zone is enabled browser Chrom.При short-term exit from the zone and the re-entry back into the zone, appears again browser Chrom, in spite of the fact that in the area there are already included браузер.И have to delete the extra браузер.В 7.0.1456 I don't know, did you correct this error???? What You can answer on this issue?? All good Vladimir! from Ulyanovsk.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: GTX66 on August 09, 2012, 02:00:45 PM
Chromium is open source so Google doesn,t has control of what can or can't do the developers with the code. Google only controls Chrome.

This is akin to saying Mozilla has no control over Firefox? Google provides the FUNDING for Chromiun, who do you think pays these people? They don't develop for free.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: LordKitsuna on August 11, 2012, 06:16:50 AM
Yea i have a feature request, make it work in windows 8 :P how can you claim support for win8 when your firewall still blocks metro apps and the sandbox is still not working. unless i am missing something here but my sandbox still does not work as of the latest program version on win8
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on August 11, 2012, 03:37:11 PM
Yea i have a feature request, make it work in windows 8 :P how can you claim support for win8 when your firewall still blocks metro apps and the sandbox is still not working. unless i am missing something here but my sandbox still does not work as of the latest program version on win8
At the moment, we are still running a beta of Windows 8 so until 8/15 when I'll be able to download the actual Windows 8 through my TechNet account,
I or you can't really make that claim.
Unfortunately since I use the free version, I will not be able to test the sandbox issue.

Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: LordKitsuna on August 12, 2012, 05:46:36 AM
Just for fun i went and grabbed the OEM leak that's been floating around threw it up in a vm and tested still no avast sandbox :P which is sad to see since right on the avast product page they boast support for windows 8 while 2 huge components of the security suite are currently not functional on it.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RealNature on August 13, 2012, 04:13:02 PM
I wish that the manual sandbox to be available in in free version. It is not an excessive requirement. ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on August 13, 2012, 04:15:47 PM
I wish that the manual sandbox to be available in in free version.

That's wishful thinking..!! ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RealNature on August 13, 2012, 04:31:45 PM
I wish that the manual sandbox to be available in in free version.

That's wishful thinking..!! ;)
Hmm very bad. :(
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on August 13, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
I wish that the manual sandbox to be available in in free version.

That's wishful thinking..!! ;)
Hmm very bad. :(

I too think it is totally unreasonable to expect to have the full manual sandbox for free (and I use the free version of avast!), there have to be differences in the free and paid versions or who is going to purchase the paid versions.

Without that funding what is going to pay for development and being able to offer a free versions, which is probably one of the biggest competitors to avast Pro, as unlike some other companies the free version isn't completely crippled.

EDIT: typo
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RealNature on August 13, 2012, 05:20:20 PM
I wish that the manual sandbox to be available in in free version.

That's wishful thinking..!! ;)
Hmm very bad. :(

I too think it is totally unreasonable to expect to have the full manual sandbox for free (and I use the free version of avast!), there have to be differences in the free and paid versions or who is going to purchase the free version.

Without that funding what is going to pay for development and being able to offer a free versions, which is probably one of the biggest competitors to avast Pro, as unlike some other companies the free version isn't completely crippled.
Thx, good to know.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on August 13, 2012, 06:16:36 PM
Thug4Real, historically, some features have passed from the paid (pro) to the free version also and the development moves on toward new features and increasing protection. Maybe some day you'll be able to see the sandbox in the free when the paid (pro) gets a lot of other features to its value :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on August 13, 2012, 07:17:29 PM
There is already a Sandbox Feature in the free version but the program controls what should be run sandboxed.
In the free version, that's as much of that feature that's available to us. Just as with some of the other features,
you have 2 choices, either pay for the Pro or Internet Suite or, find another third party program to fill that void.
avast! free is great but, it is lacking some of the great add-ons built into the paid versions.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Dch48 on August 13, 2012, 11:26:47 PM
I have the full AIS package and I never use the manual sandbox. I see no need for it. I got the full suite for the SafeZone which I use for my banking and online shopping. It's browser is faster than any other one I've tried too but less configurable by design. I also have to say that of all the Firewalls I have ever tried, I like the Avast one the best. No annoying HIPS garbage and very adjustable levels of trust for each individual app.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: RealNature on August 14, 2012, 03:43:25 PM
Thug4Real, historically, some features have passed from the paid (pro) to the free version also and the development moves on toward new features and increasing protection. Maybe some day you'll be able to see the sandbox in the free when the paid (pro) gets a lot of other features to its value :)
Thx for that. I hope so to. But never know what futures hold's  :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: venutian16 on August 16, 2012, 05:04:34 PM
Is there a reason to just use Google Chrome with Avast.  My computer repair guy uninstalled my Mozilla and internet explorer.  I need to use Internet explorer for my work.  Will I be re protected?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on August 16, 2012, 05:11:44 PM
Is there a reason to just use Google Chrome with Avast.  My computer repair guy uninstalled my Mozilla and internet explorer.  I need to use Internet explorer for my work.  Will I be re protected?
No, avast work with any browser...
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on August 16, 2012, 05:14:20 PM
Is there a reason to just use Google Chrome with Avast.  My computer repair guy uninstalled my Mozilla and internet explorer.  I need to use Internet explorer for my work.  Will I be re protected?

[off-topic]
I don't know how your computer guy uninstalled IE as it is an integral part of the OS, it is possible to disable the browser element and it should be just as easy to re-enable it.

Since this topic is about the Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests, if you are talking about why avast uses Google Chrome in the sandbox, it doesn't. The safezone browser is a customised browser version for the safezone, based on the chromium browser.
[/off-topic]
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nesivos on September 04, 2012, 07:01:54 PM
I understand the SafeZone Browser is called Chromium which is the Open Source version of Chrome.

I think I know why the feature I am asking for is not in the SafeZone browser and most likely never will be but I thought I would ask just in case.

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List of Chrome URLs and their purpose

Just like Mozilla Firefox or Opera, Google Chrome ships with a set of internal URLs that you can access for various purposes. From displaying internal information to downloads, looking up crashes or the browser’s experimental features that you can enable to test them out, there is something available for anyone here.

But which pages are available, and what purpose do they serve? The first thing that you need to know is that all Chrome URLs begin with chrome:// followed by one or multiple words afterwards. Multiple words are always hyphenated and URLs never include spaces or special chars in them.

You can display the list of Chrome URLs by loading chrome://chrome-urls/ in the browser. While that gives you a list of available pages, it won’t provide you with information on what purpose they serve, and not all pages that are available actually. You can obviously load them one by one to find out, or look at the list below for faster results.

List of Chrome URLs

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/09/04/list-of-chrome-urls-and-their-purpose/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://www.ghacks.net/2012/09/04/list-of-chrome-urls-and-their-purpose/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

I tested one of the URLs in SafeZone and it was not accessible.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: chromexp on September 05, 2012, 06:31:54 AM
I SUGGEST YOU TO REMOVE AUTO SANDBOX INSTALL.
AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO OPTION INSTALL AUTO SANDBOX OR NOT.

SO I CAN UNINSTALL WHOLE SOFTWARE THEN RESTART COMPUTER TO FRESH START.
THEN I WILL DOWNLOAD WITH CHECK OFF (NO INSTALL) SANDBOX.

I DON'T WANT AUTOSANDBOX TO INSTALL AND ENABLE AT ALL - NONE AT ALL - PLEASE.

SO IT WILL ALLOW MY FIREFOX, CHROME AND IE TO WORK (IN MY 2 COMPUTER - WIN 7 AND WIN XP)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on September 05, 2012, 01:13:21 PM
Then there is nothing to stop you from switching it off. With more than 150 million users the default installation will cater for the majority, average user.

Your CAPS LOCK key appears to be stuck ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: onepk on September 05, 2012, 01:28:14 PM
Apart from the Hotmail attachment problem and downloaded files disappearing (reported elsewhere) I would also like the Sandbox not to kill Firefox stone dead whenever I try to print anything from a webpage (as in using an embedded 'print this' button).  Apparently it must be non-trivial to fix given the lack of advice, but certainly a fairly basic requirement.

Thanks

PS - if it's just me or my setup (AIS, XP SP3, Firefox latest) please tell me, it's driving me crackers!!
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: JerryM on September 08, 2012, 03:05:10 PM
Hi PK,
Many thanks. I appreciate the response to problems by Avast developers, and here on the forum.

Regards,
Jerry
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: TheAverageGenius on September 12, 2012, 10:38:23 PM
I can't run Lastpass and other Firefox addons I need for work (SEOQuake, SEO for Firefox, Multi-Links and a few others). It's ANNOYING and I'd rather run Sandboxie and just get the down-graded Avast after my trial's up if this is "normal" behavior for Avast. It's disappointing to say the least.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: TheAverageGenius on September 12, 2012, 11:36:12 PM
Nevermind my last post! I just figured it out, I had a setting wrong. It's working fine now, all my plugins are present including LastPass.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2012, 11:47:57 PM
Nevermind my last post! I just figured it out, I had a setting wrong. It's working fine now, all my plugins are present including LastPass.
Glad to hear that the "Genius" part of you was able to figure it out.  ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: LordKitsuna on October 16, 2012, 10:23:41 AM
Any word on getting sanbox working in windows 8? i am going to be getting it as soon as it comes out and so far using a vm with RTM sandbox still is not working and firewall is still blocking metro apps
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Machielovic on November 06, 2012, 11:59:20 PM
Understand I will probably be one of very few asking this but might it be possible to still be able to use the screenkeyboard of windows 7 in safezone browsing? Due to my disability cannot use the normal keyboard? A bit of a disapointment, hope there is a solution somehow ;)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: TheHulk on November 14, 2012, 01:33:07 PM
I SUGGEST YOU TO REMOVE AUTO SANDBOX INSTALL.
AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO OPTION INSTALL AUTO SANDBOX OR NOT.

SO I CAN UNINSTALL WHOLE SOFTWARE THEN RESTART COMPUTER TO FRESH START.
THEN I WILL DOWNLOAD WITH CHECK OFF (NO INSTALL) SANDBOX.

I DON'T WANT AUTOSANDBOX TO INSTALL AND ENABLE AT ALL - NONE AT ALL - PLEASE.

SO IT WILL ALLOW MY FIREFOX, CHROME AND IE TO WORK (IN MY 2 COMPUTER - WIN 7 AND WIN XP)

Are ya nuts?!?!
there no way to remove auto sandbox which is the way to protect your system!

I have all sandbox features on and no problems on my side..

good luck having virus on your computer.....
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: avast@@dvantage77.com on November 14, 2012, 08:39:32 PM
avast! AutoSandbox is the most impressive advancement in antivirus in years. Gone is the prompt asking to run in sandbox (version 5 and 6 would drive you crazy).  The addition of the cloud services module adds a highly mature white listing / black listing database that now includes tens of millions of files. AutoSandbox learns from every user, everyday!  With 180 million users, this database is the most extensive of its type in the world. After white listing, unknown code is analyzed for other variables, including file reputation, file origin, URL source, file signature, and code analysis.  If at any stage the file is deeded safe, it is automatically executed.  Polymorphic code (rogueware infector) is many times impossible to detect in these 1st stages. The proprietary file packer (encryptor) is embedded at the end of the code. So the initial scan has nothing to go on until this point.  If the packer is known, then the Sandbox will decrypt the file using the appropriate decompression algorithm. If the file is still not judged safe, or it uses an unknown packer (many virus writers will author their own packers) then the file is executed in the sandbox. As this code executes, it is halted at multiple intervals for structural checks, undergoing analysis for viral characteristics and behavior  i.e. "start, run" or writing to the registry.  At any time the code is confirmed as malicious, it is moved directly to the virus chest.  Under full analysis, the user will see "This code is being analyzed" for a maximum of 15 seconds.  If at any time the code is deemed safe, it is allowed to fully execute by choosing "run file normally".  This type of code analysis will change antivirus software as we know it!

J.R. Guthrie
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: asl970 on November 17, 2012, 09:33:27 PM
well, this might not be the right place to post this but it the only topic that i can find that has feature request in the name, so,
i want to ask if it possible to add a bar to change the speed/system resources use when the scanning like the AVG 'scan process priority' because i can't really use my laptop when i am doing a full pc scan. :'(
i ask on twitter but haven't got a reply a long time ago.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Asyn on November 17, 2012, 09:42:29 PM
i want to ask if it possible to add a bar to change the speed/system resources use when the scanning like the AVG 'scan process priority' because i can't really use my laptop when i am doing a full pc scan. :'(

It's already there. ;) Full Scan -> Details -> Settings
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on November 17, 2012, 10:16:01 PM
(http://puu.sh/1rhLw)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: asl970 on November 17, 2012, 10:30:47 PM
but the amount of resources can't be change during scanning,
it would be better if it is possible to change during scan like for example: when i am doing other things like homework i can change it to maximum speed and when i using my laptop, i can change it back to minimum speed instead of pausing it.
edit: someone make a '[Wishlist] For avast! 8 - Suggestions and discussion' so i moving this over to the other topic.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nursultan on November 25, 2012, 06:37:29 AM
I have trouble with sandbox.
When I use editor for C++/C CodeBlocks to make new programes,
Avast doesn't allow me to work with new created programes.
And he asking me excluding every new program.
Avast send new created program to sand box,
and terminated it before I see result of my program.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: ManFromOz on December 03, 2012, 01:26:08 PM
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on December 03, 2012, 01:51:38 PM
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Why ???
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2012, 02:28:55 PM
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Why ???

Because it causes more grief than reassurance, not to mention it is a historic outdated exploit method that in modern computers isn't likely to cause the effect that it was originally designed to do.

This is what I have been saying about this for many, many years in the forums:
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.

These highly compressed files are generally 'archive' files which are inert, don't present an immediate risk until they are unpacked. If you happen to select 'All packers' in your on-demand scans then you are more likely to come across this type of thing. Personally it is a waste of time scanning 'all packers' and that is why it isn't enabled by default.

That said this isn't a suggestion relevant to the Sandbox/Safe Zone but to the main antivirus scanning engine.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on December 03, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
Thanks David,
Question thoroughly answered. :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 03, 2012, 02:41:03 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: rob80113 on December 05, 2012, 11:39:50 AM
The Sandbox/Safezone are great features.

One suggestion: How about creating shortcuts to run a program in the Sandbox like you do for the Safezone?

Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 05, 2012, 02:01:27 PM
Not really sure what it is that you are asking as there are already options to run programs sandboxed.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: ManFromOz on December 06, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Why ???

Because it causes more grief than reassurance, not to mention it is a historic outdated exploit method that in modern computers isn't likely to cause the effect that it was originally designed to do.

This is what I have been saying about this for many, many years in the forums:
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.

These highly compressed files are generally 'archive' files which are inert, don't present an immediate risk until they are unpacked. If you happen to select 'All packers' in your on-demand scans then you are more likely to come across this type of thing. Personally it is a waste of time scanning 'all packers' and that is why it isn't enabled by default.

That said this isn't a suggestion relevant to the Sandbox/Safe Zone but to the main antivirus scanning engine.

Thanks David. Exactly my thought too.  So, where's the Kudos button?

Oh, sorry about posting in the wrong place. :-[

ManFromOz
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on December 06, 2012, 01:06:22 PM
You're welcome, no Kudos button in the avast forums ;D
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Bowdon on January 03, 2013, 10:44:21 PM
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on January 08, 2013, 03:41:41 PM
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on January 08, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.
A screenshot and an explanation of what's confusing you would be helpful. :)
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Trooper on January 29, 2013, 06:30:46 PM
I'd like to know how effective the browser sandbox is within Avast. Say compared to Sandboxie?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Lisandro on January 30, 2013, 12:47:52 AM
The effectiveness is the same. Nothing gets out of the avast! Sandbox (as Sandboxie) unless specified.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nicholas@ on February 06, 2013, 02:53:30 PM
would be desirable that in Avast Frey was not automatic sandbox is it possible
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on February 06, 2013, 04:55:21 PM
would be desirable that in Avast Frey was not automatic sandbox is it possible

That is already possible in the AutoSandbox settings it can be set to Ask, it has been that way for some considerable time.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nicholas@ on February 06, 2013, 06:29:10 PM
would be desirable that in Avast Frey was not automatic sandbox is it possible

That is already possible in the AutoSandbox settings it can be set to Ask, it has been that way for some considerable time.
he asks then when he thinks that this program or file подозрителен. and I need to bring to any prog and run in the sandbox
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: DavidR on February 06, 2013, 07:31:11 PM
would be desirable that in Avast Frey was not automatic sandbox is it possible

That is already possible in the AutoSandbox settings it can be set to Ask, it has been that way for some considerable time.
he asks then when he thinks that this program or file подозрителен. and I need to bring to any prog and run in the sandbox

That isn't what you asked ?

If as I said you set it to Ask you have executive control to allow the program to be run, not the autosandbox. If a program is suspicious you don't want to allow it to run, unless you know for sure that it isn't suspicious.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Nicholas@ on February 07, 2013, 02:18:03 PM
I do not want that pisochnitsa was like avast! Internet Setsurity or as avast! About possible for free
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: doc2526 on March 09, 2014, 11:15:40 PM
I strongly agree with logos and firzen771 regarding LASTPASS password manager.  What good is this to me without a password manager.  I'm disappointed.  Can I get my money back.  PLEASE work with LastPass so this can be added to SafeZone.  It would be greatly appreciated.

Doc2526
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: doc2526 on March 10, 2014, 11:23:14 PM
I was happy to pay for Internet Security until I realized that I was not able to use LastPass.  I am totally lost without it.  I try to practice very good security measures but SafeZone is not at all worth using without knowing my passwords.  Any chance we can work that into the program?  It would be appreciated by many.

doc2526
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: bob3160 on March 10, 2014, 11:37:47 PM
I was happy to pay for Internet Security until I realized that I was not able to use LastPass.  I am totally lost without it.  I try to practice very good security measures but SafeZone is not at all worth using without knowing my passwords.  Any chance we can work that into the program?  It would be appreciated by many.

doc2526
One feature in Internet Security doesn't permit LastPass and that's the dedicated browser designed to be used for your banking and shopping
if you choose to use that feature. Not all of us do.
No where else is LastPass prevented from running.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: 1234ava on August 17, 2015, 01:34:35 AM
Bumping this old thread as it discussed the issue of Safe zone Chromium not being up to date, among other things.

pk explained:
Quote
@NiveusLuna, I agree with you, but it's quite hard to do. Avast7 should use Chromium 15.x version (last known) and every time we get a Chromium build we have to do a lot of changes (add our DNS protection, disable a lot of components, plugins, etc). Since it's little automatized, we can't do that everytime when we release a new avast build (stand-alone SafeZone browser has approx. 30Mb and it's quite a lot for regular antivirus updates).

I well see your reasons, but the current [August 2015] Chromium in Safe zone is Version 38.0.2078.1 (280821),
which dates back to more than one year ago!, according to Chromium version history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_(web_browser) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_(web_browser)).

Like NiveusLuna noticed, old browser versions would have security holes which have since been fixed in newer releases.
Title: Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
Post by: Rednose on August 17, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
Hi 1234ava :)

As for ( upcomming ) SafeZone, I can only tell you that it won't be the same ...

Greetz, Red.