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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #165 on: July 05, 2011, 06:21:52 PM »
Win XP, SP3, did the download. Not using Avast to monitor realtime web traffic. Monitoring software that checks downloaded files for malware, MS Sec. Essentials, did not flag the download as a questionable file. Presumably Avast does not either or others would have noted that.

With the other modules activated except for realtime web traffic monitoring, the sandbox popped.

On scrolling options, run in Sandbox worked fine. On cancel the install, got a Win XP OS error popup message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." 

I have administrator privilege. Did the error message mean the Auto Sandbox, on the "kill it" selection, did not fully kill it?

If so, that might be a serious bug. Run in Sandbox, okay; but choose to kill, and it tries an install anyway? Have any other users, on other systems tried that option?

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #166 on: July 05, 2011, 06:37:34 PM »
Well if you are using MSE and avast on your system, you are likely to experience conflict and that can present itself on many ways. One can block the other so it would be hard to say that avast missed something if there is no way to even know if it was scanned.

There is absolutely no way I would disable the avast web shield in favour of MSE, it is a far greater tool and one of the highest risks on the internet are hacked sites and the web shield is hot on these hacked sites and various exploits. This could well block the download of a file that many not even be on the avast signatures.
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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #167 on: July 06, 2011, 01:10:51 AM »
Since 85% of all infections come directly from the Web,
cruising the web without the protection of the webshield
is asking for a system meltdown.
Not a very smart thing to do.  :'(
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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #168 on: July 06, 2011, 03:53:42 AM »
Fully agree with Bob :)
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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #169 on: July 06, 2011, 03:06:15 PM »
nice one..good goin

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #170 on: July 06, 2011, 09:26:56 PM »
Worked For Me! Never Knew What The Sandbox Was Like When It Spotted Something Until Now :D

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #171 on: July 15, 2011, 01:50:57 AM »
I will try after getting my Left 4 Dead 2 issue resolved

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #172 on: August 16, 2011, 04:12:53 AM »
thanks~~~

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #173 on: October 03, 2011, 10:28:10 PM »
Hi ;)

When you run/open AutoSandbox Test Tool Avast gives you the opportunity to run this test in sandbox mode but can you tell me why program CCleaner creates new startup entry:

Da   HKCU:Run   autosandboxtest   If you can see this text even from a non-virtualized application then the application (avast! autosandboxme) wasn't sandboxed properly.

Can I simply remove this entry from CCleaner?  Avast sandbox mode works well on my PC. ;)

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leona65

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #174 on: November 02, 2011, 10:23:04 PM »
Just ran the tool, it worked fine.
I was a little confused at first becuase when I first ran it without using the sandbox - I could find the registry entry but not the file.  Finally realized I needed to run as administrator - I have windows 7 and it was not letting me write to  C:\   without it.
Once I thought of that - it worked as expceted both ways.

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #175 on: January 08, 2012, 08:18:02 PM »
No sign of autosandbox with the tool or since upgrading to Avast Pro though Avast Free did show it. Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, UAC disabled, only security programs ever installed are Spywarewareblaster, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware (both on demand) with Windows firewall. And, autosandbox is enabled, tried tool numerous times as Administrator and in IE as well as Opera.

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #176 on: February 09, 2012, 05:34:02 AM »
Working fine with public beta 7.

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #177 on: February 24, 2012, 07:23:34 AM »
Not working right with the release version of Avast 7. At least not in my opinion. Actually it's the new sandbox that's not working right.

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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #178 on: February 24, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
Not working right with the release version of Avast 7. At least not in my opinion. Actually it's the new sandbox that's not working right.

Care to expand on what isn't working right ?
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Re: AutoSandbox Test Tool
« Reply #179 on: February 24, 2012, 06:52:33 PM »
Yes, I don't think it should automatically terminate the program that you have chosen to run in the sandbox. It does it so fast I never even get a chance to click the test button. Once you've chosen to run something sandboxed, it should run until you close it yourself. I have the autosandbox set to ask.