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Diazruanova

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avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:31:26 PM »
Hi,

For those of you running avast! Pro AV  along side with OnlineArmor FW, could you tell which of the two technologies do you prefer and why?  

Thanks

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 07:33:22 PM »
What do you mean by "which of the two"?
You're comparing an antivirus (avast! Pro) and a firewall (Online Armor).
You need both ::)
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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 07:39:45 PM »
Well, maybe you don´t know about OnlineArmor´s technology called "RunSafer" which is similar to a SandBox, on which the user decides which programs (mainly browsers) are going to run safer. take a look at this link:

http://www.online-armor.com/webhelp3/KF-RunSafer.html

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 09:43:54 PM »
RunSafer only drops some admin privileges for web browsers and that's all - there's no other protection. When you remove these privileges, such application cannot install drivers, shutdown the system or inject code into other processes/threads. However, any other system changes to your PC won't be handled at all - malware can still affect your PC (filesystem changes, configuration, registry, ...).

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 10:06:43 PM »
RunSafer only drops some admin privileges for web browsers and that's all - there's no other protection. When you remove these privileges, such application cannot install drivers, shutdown the system or inject code into other processes/threads. However, any other system changes to your PC won't be handled at all - malware can still affect your PC (filesystem changes, configuration, registry, ...).

Thank you very much PK  :-)

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 12:55:52 AM »
Diazruanova, the sandbox is only into avast suite (AIS) and not the antivirus...
Oops...  :-[
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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2010, 12:57:16 AM »
Diazruanova, the sandbox is only into avast suite (AIS) and not the antivirus...

Sandbox is also included in avast! Pro AV...

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 03:39:31 AM »
Diazruanova, the sandbox is only into avast suite (AIS) and not the antivirus...
Oops...  :-[

It is kind of weird that you, being Mr. Tech and hero of many avast´s forum battles, did not know better  ;D

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Re: avast! Pro AV "Sandbox" vs. Online Armor "RunSafer"
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2010, 01:46:48 PM »
It is kind of weird that you, being Mr. Tech and hero of many avast´s forum battles, did not know better  ;D
Weird? I don't think so. We all join the ooops team from time to time, don't we? ;)
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