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Sandbox question
« on: September 29, 2011, 06:03:30 AM »
when opening or saving a file from email like a JPG or DOCx file, why doesnt avast open it up in the sandbox if autosandbox is enabled?

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Re: Sandbox question
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 09:01:49 AM »
Well that would depend on if avast thought it was a risk, obviously it didn't.
Iv only ever had the auto sandbox notify me about one thing and that was when installing DAPlayer, if you want the full features of a sandbox you can either install sandboxie which is free or upgrade to the Pro version of avast.


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Re: Sandbox question
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
Yeah, autosandbox keys on executables.  If you want to open things in Avast!'s sandbox deliberately, thats what the on-demand sandbox in the paid versions is for.


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Re: Sandbox question
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 08:01:16 AM »
i noticed that if i use the "run a virtualized process" in the sandbox option of avast (IE of Firefox), if i try to open or download a Docx file it will not open because im in a virtualized browser. Is it suppose to do this? If not do u know how to fix this?