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mokkaman

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doubt regarding sandbox
« on: March 04, 2011, 08:29:56 AM »
i wanted to try firefox 4 beta in my system using avast sandbox.. so i ran the setup of firefox-sandboxed and installed it, after installation firefox couldnt be started, and avast sandbox settings said "0 kb used by sandbox" . can v run only installed prog in avst sandbox, cant v install anything into it and use, like in sandboxie?

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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 08:32:15 AM »
I don't think you can install something in the Avast Sandbox. It's not a complete virtual machine.

That is not what it was made for.
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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 08:43:24 AM »
if i get a suspicious setup which will/may install spyware , then avast sandbox will be of no use in this situation ?

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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 08:53:07 AM »
That is, as far as I know, true.

The installer file however will be scanned by other shields anyway and any malware should be detected during download, storage and/or accessing the file.

Again, the Avast sandbox is not a virtual machine. You may want to use something like http://www.virtualbox.org/ if you really want to install and test something in a virtual environment.
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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 09:01:21 AM »
Okay thanks .

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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 09:14:33 AM »
You may also want to check Sandboxie.

You can, as far as I know, install into sandboxie.
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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 09:17:25 AM »
You can, as far as I know, install into sandboxie.

Correct.

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Re: doubt regarding sandbox
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 09:29:25 AM »
You can, as far as I know, install into sandboxie.

Correct.

Thx, I wasn't sure about that one.  ;)
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