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Offline Nursultan

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #300 on: November 25, 2012, 06:37:29 AM »
I have trouble with sandbox.
When I use editor for C++/C CodeBlocks to make new programes,
Avast doesn't allow me to work with new created programes.
And he asking me excluding every new program.
Avast send new created program to sand box,
and terminated it before I see result of my program.

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #301 on: December 03, 2012, 01:26:08 PM »
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #302 on: December 03, 2012, 01:51:38 PM »
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #303 on: December 03, 2012, 02:28:55 PM »
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Why ???

Because it causes more grief than reassurance, not to mention it is a historic outdated exploit method that in modern computers isn't likely to cause the effect that it was originally designed to do.

This is what I have been saying about this for many, many years in the forums:
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.

These highly compressed files are generally 'archive' files which are inert, don't present an immediate risk until they are unpacked. If you happen to select 'All packers' in your on-demand scans then you are more likely to come across this type of thing. Personally it is a waste of time scanning 'all packers' and that is why it isn't enabled by default.

That said this isn't a suggestion relevant to the Sandbox/Safe Zone but to the main antivirus scanning engine.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #304 on: December 03, 2012, 02:35:47 PM »
Thanks David,
Question thoroughly answered. :)
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #305 on: December 03, 2012, 02:41:03 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #306 on: December 05, 2012, 11:39:50 AM »
The Sandbox/Safezone are great features.

One suggestion: How about creating shortcuts to run a program in the Sandbox like you do for the Safezone?

Keep up the great work.

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #307 on: December 05, 2012, 02:01:27 PM »
Not really sure what it is that you are asking as there are already options to run programs sandboxed.
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #308 on: December 06, 2012, 01:03:16 PM »
Hello all,

I don't know if it's a bit late to post a suggestion, but on my wish list would be to have the "decompression bomb" alert to be disabled by default.  Any thoughts?

ManFromOz
Why ???

Because it causes more grief than reassurance, not to mention it is a historic outdated exploit method that in modern computers isn't likely to cause the effect that it was originally designed to do.

This is what I have been saying about this for many, many years in the forums:
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.

These highly compressed files are generally 'archive' files which are inert, don't present an immediate risk until they are unpacked. If you happen to select 'All packers' in your on-demand scans then you are more likely to come across this type of thing. Personally it is a waste of time scanning 'all packers' and that is why it isn't enabled by default.

That said this isn't a suggestion relevant to the Sandbox/Safe Zone but to the main antivirus scanning engine.

Thanks David. Exactly my thought too.  So, where's the Kudos button?

Oh, sorry about posting in the wrong place. :-[

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #309 on: December 06, 2012, 01:06:22 PM »
You're welcome, no Kudos button in the avast forums ;D
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #310 on: January 03, 2013, 10:44:21 PM »
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #311 on: January 08, 2013, 03:41:41 PM »
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #312 on: January 08, 2013, 05:26:00 PM »
Better english when the sandbox pop-up appears. I'm never sure which option is to allow the program to run or to sandbox it. I've ended up sandboxing programs I'm trying to install. The language isnt clear.
A screenshot and an explanation of what's confusing you would be helpful. :)
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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #313 on: January 29, 2013, 06:30:46 PM »
I'd like to know how effective the browser sandbox is within Avast. Say compared to Sandboxie?

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Re: Sandbox / SafeZone - feature requests
« Reply #314 on: January 30, 2013, 12:47:52 AM »
The effectiveness is the same. Nothing gets out of the avast! Sandbox (as Sandboxie) unless specified.
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