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Offline polonus

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When you have to fall back onto Windows Defender...
« on: October 29, 2018, 10:51:20 PM »
When avast will also come to run inside a sandbox?

You cannot use avast for some reason or other (system file FPs)
and you have to periodically fall back onto using Windows Defender,
then Windows Defender now also runs in a sandbox.

When you wanna run Windows Defender in a sandbox,
just open an elevated command and type in:
setx /M MP_FORCE_USE_SANDBOX 1
Reboot and Defender will now run in sandbox mode,

The only av that runs inside a sandbox as far as we know:
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/10/26/windows-defender-antivirus-can-now-run-in-a-sandbox/

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