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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: kevbeck on September 29, 2011, 06:03:30 AM

Title: Sandbox question
Post by: kevbeck on September 29, 2011, 06:03:30 AM
when opening or saving a file from email like a JPG or DOCx file, why doesnt avast open it up in the sandbox if autosandbox is enabled?
Title: Re: Sandbox question
Post by: CraigB on September 29, 2011, 09:01:49 AM
Well that would depend on if avast thought it was a risk, obviously it didn't.
Iv only ever had the auto sandbox notify me about one thing and that was when installing DAPlayer, if you want the full features of a sandbox you can either install sandboxie which is free or upgrade to the Pro version of avast.
Title: Re: Sandbox question
Post by: Gargamel360 on September 29, 2011, 09:05:51 AM
Yeah, autosandbox keys on executables.  If you want to open things in Avast!'s sandbox deliberately, thats what the on-demand sandbox in the paid versions is for.
Title: Re: Sandbox question
Post by: kevbeck on October 03, 2011, 08:01:16 AM
i noticed that if i use the "run a virtualized process" in the sandbox option of avast (IE of Firefox), if i try to open or download a Docx file it will not open because im in a virtualized browser. Is it suppose to do this? If not do u know how to fix this?