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Offline Chris Thomas

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Sandboxes everywhere
« on: July 27, 2011, 10:24:32 AM »
I dunno it seems everyone is providing a sandbox nowadays even Firewalls like Comodo have a sandbox

I was wondering that if there are so many sandboxes on my PC, do they interfere?

For example: I installed Avast and Comodo Firewall. If both of them detect a program as unknown. Do they conflict? I mean, won't both of them try to open it in a sandbox?

Can someone explain the process why it doesn't?

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Re: Sandboxes everywhere
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 02:36:22 PM »
Don't know about Comodo but, avast! only suggests to run a program sandboxed.
You have to allow it. It's like an on demand program till you say go, nothing happens.  :)
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Re: Sandboxes everywhere
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 06:33:14 PM »
When I was still using Comodo, it's sandboxing was very buggy and caused numerous issues. It wouldn't remember your choices and kept sandboxing stuff even after being told to never do it again. Worse than that, it did it without telling or asking  you. The only result of choosing not to sandbox an app was having it still sandboxed the next time but without an alert. Hence I always had it disabled. Because of that, I was very leery when Avast! introduced theirs into the free version. I have to say that Avast!'s implementation is much much better and actually works as it was intended to.

If you have both Comodo and Avast!, I would disable the Comodo sandbox. They may have improved in it the year since I stopped using Comodo but the Avast! one is probably better, is far less intrusive, and actually works correctly.

Personally, I feel that all the hoopla about sandboxing is just that, hoopla. I've never seen a reason to even think about using something like sandboxie so I never have tried it.

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Re: Sandboxes everywhere
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 06:41:36 PM »
Avast autosandbox and Comodo Sandbox together is not a great idea because they both can cause confliction, just turn off Comodo sandbox is not required because Avast autosandbox almost does the same thing as Comodo sandbox.
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Re: Sandboxes everywhere
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 07:09:04 PM »
@Bob : Thanks for your opinion

@Dch48 : Yeah, I uninstalled Opera and it sandboxed a file so in a way the uninstall process got damaged. Even I think there is a hoopla around sandboxing..I think you need only a single sandboxing program on your PC..not multiple

@ Speedy: Thanks for the explanation...I guess I better disable Comodo Sandboxies. Just a doubt. Do you still get Outpost Firewall Free for download as Firewall only? I heard its a Russian company. Feel like avoiding. Whats your opinion?


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Re: Sandboxes everywhere
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 03:31:07 AM »
@ Speedy: Thanks for the explanation...I guess I better disable Comodo Sandboxies. Just a doubt. Do you still get Outpost Firewall Free for download as Firewall only? I heard its a Russian company. Feel like avoiding. Whats your opinion?


I've never used Outpost Firewall Free when I gave up Comodo FW, I order a lifetime licence of Outpost Pro and install it and I wouldn't worried to much about it and where it comes from in Russian (cause the cold war is over long ago) it not like James Bond in the movie "From Russia with Love" I'm sure you'll understand what I'm saying.

I would just used the Pro version because it more secure than the Outpost free version, DavidR has been using Outpost Pro longer than me and I follow his opinion and he doesn't have any problem with their product. So maybe you should ask DavidR opinion why would you prefer Outpost Pro vs Outpost Free ???

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