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Offline ronen1n

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disable autobox
« on: March 13, 2013, 11:50:32 AM »
i need to disable autobox in avast 8
how can i do it?

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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 05:00:06 PM »
From the file shield>settings>autosandbox>untick the box  :)
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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »
i need to disable autobox in avast 8
how can i do it?

Is there a specific reason for this ?
e.g. if for one particular program you can have it excluded. You can also report it as a false positive.

If it is for all occurrences, this really is a poor security decision, You can do as Para-Noid (and I have) has and set it to ASK, this gives you executive control over it. Whilst this may result in more pop-ups asking if this should be run/analysed in the AutoSandbox. You obviously have to know what you have installed on your system and what you have just downloaded, etc.
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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 05:49:40 PM »
@ DavidR  Thanks, I should have explained the risks involved with a disabled autosandbox.  :-[
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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 09:39:08 PM »
The users that i'm installing the anti virus does not know how to use it so I prefer to disable it.

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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 09:48:34 PM »
They do have the ability to set the autosandbox to "auto-decide".  :)
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Re: disable autobox
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 10:24:12 PM »
The users that i'm installing the anti virus does not know how to use it so I prefer to disable it.


It is a valuable tool with the new signatures that are used in conjunction with it, so Auto-Decide as Para-Noid mentioned may well be better.
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