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Offline desmond0806

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2011, 11:01:33 AM »
does avast monitor out internet when using avast safe zone? can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone?

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2011, 03:45:58 PM »
I would say that the safe zone isn't really a general purpose browser usage as it is isolated from the system.

I would guess that avast's Web Shield can still monitor the http traffic as normal, but if you are visiting banking sites that you use https (secure encrypted connection) then no.

I'm not sure what it is that you mean by "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" ?

The safe zone isn't some sort of anonymous proxy, it is just isolating your safe zone desktop from the rest of the system to prevent infection not so much anonymous browsing. Most browsers have a Private Browsing feature, but that just stops the recording of your browser history, etc.

Your ISP sill has a record of your IP address to be able to serve up the pages that you visit and the time, etc. So it isn't that easy to cover your tracks, why you would need to do that (strange request for your first forum post), as they say if you aren't doing anything wrong what have you to hide ;D
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2011, 03:52:25 PM »
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2011, 03:58:14 PM »
can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone?

Sure.
What you're asking for is TOR... ;)

well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

No.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2011, 04:00:22 PM »
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

With the safe zone desktop what are the hackers going to look at it is isolated from the system.

That also isn't the question I responded to "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" your ISP isn't a hacker.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2011, 04:06:26 PM »
well, hackers can look at the info sent through our IP address rite? :l

With the safe zone desktop what are the hackers going to look at it is isolated from the system.

That also isn't the question I responded to "can the ISPs still track/look at our internet when using safezone" your ISP isn't a hacker.

haha sorry, i am not good in my eng.. :) from what u say "as they say if you aren't doing anything wrong what have you to hide", well there r some things that is consider wrong writing sth in the internet.. anyway, thanks for ur info and from Asyn  :)

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2011, 04:09:08 PM »
anyway, thanks for ur info and from Asyn  :)

You're welcome..!
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2011, 11:07:28 PM »
Regarding the Sandbox

It would be nice if we could attach files to browser based emails without putting the whole folder(s) in exclusions.  I try to stay in the sandbox to the maximum extent possible with minimum folders excluded (I only have 2)  pretty frustrating to have to back out of sandbox and restart the browser just to attach a picture to a reply.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2011, 12:54:42 AM »
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2011, 01:41:25 AM »
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.

You may have misunderstood my post. I'm referring to the Sandbox, not the safeZone.  I'm not real fond of the SafeZone, some sites, (like my utility company) don't work with Chromium browser.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2011, 03:06:06 AM »
The safe Browser was design to keep you safe while doing your banking and other critical functions. It was never designed to be your regular browser.

You may have misunderstood my post. I'm referring to the Sandbox, not the safeZone.  I'm not real fond of the SafeZone, some sites, (like my utility company) don't work with Chromium browser.
My mistake.  :'( Time for your utility company to update so their payment works with all browsers. :)
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2011, 11:28:43 PM »
Website reputation tool (eg webrep) in safezone - is that possible?

Helps to make sure that it is your bank site you're going to from google search.

(I know there are much better ways to check once you get there)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 11:50:34 PM by mag »

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2011, 12:13:27 AM »
1. I would rather rely on a) the web shield and b) the network shield (presumable they still function in the safezone browser) than the WebRep, which really isn't mature enough yet.

2. You would have to be crazy to visit your bank site from a google search. I would never go to my bank from any link given by a third party, be that google, email, etc. etc. You should only use your bookmarks or type the URL yourself to avoid phishing.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2011, 12:19:49 AM »


2. You would have to be crazy to visit your bank site from a google search. I would never go to my bank from any link given by a third party, be that google, email, etc. etc. You should only use your bookmarks or type the URL yourself to avoid phishing.

I've not actually used safezone in anger yet - but it doesn't seem to allow import of firefox bookmarks for me -  Postscript I have now managed to import bookmarks from IE9 - but not FF.

Postscript - Interestingly the only time I have ever finished up in a bad place on the web was through mistyping a url.

Google searches, with a sensible check of the url shown, and a check of the linkextend offering from its seven ratings systems has always got me to the right place when I haven't had a prior bookmark.

Then I obviously check when I actually get to the site - and I use Trusteer Rapport.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2011, 12:38:56 AM »
I haven't used it at all, so I can't reflect any personal experience of it only what is in the help center. Looking at the Help Center it seems to imply that you can save some safezone browser settings when you turn it off, provided that you don't use the "Reset SafeZone" button, see image. I don't know if that would stretch to safezone browser bookmarks.
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