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Offline ky331

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Changes in auto-sandbox in avast6 [SIX] ???
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:55:13 PM »
I'm still clinging to avast 6 [based on all the problems I've read here about version 7].

Since the release of avast 7, it seems the auto-sandbox in avast 6 [and/or the behavior shield] has become more "perky" (for want of a better term)... it's now trying to auto-sandbox programs that have long resided [and been used] on my PC (and also on my wife's PC) that were never sandboxed previously.

So I'm wondering:   Assuming that avast 6 and 7 share the same definition updates (yes???), is something in avast 7 [specifically, the new File Rep] causing changes in the [mutual] definintion files, which result in the avast 6 [yes, SIX] auto-sandbox (and/or behavior shield) now questioning items that had been "acceptable" in the past???
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! 17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner). 
[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]

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Re: Changes in auto-sandbox in avast6 [SIX] ???
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 02:58:40 PM »
Assuming that avast 6 and 7 share the same definition updates (yes???)

That's right.
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Re: Changes in auto-sandbox in avast6 [SIX] ???
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 03:00:41 PM »
Asyn,

Thank you for confirming that versions 6 and 7 share the same definition updates.

So it that what's responsible for the sudden "perkiness" in avast 6's auto-sandbox?
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! 17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, uBlock Origin, MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner). 
[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]

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Re: Changes in auto-sandbox in avast6 [SIX] ???
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 03:09:54 PM »
1. Thank you for confirming that versions 6 and 7 share the same definition updates.
2. So it that what's responsible for the sudden "perkiness" in avast 6's auto-sandbox?

1. You're welcome.
2. Well, I can't confirm/deny it, as I don't have any V6 system at hand anymore.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7216.B [UI.704] - Firefox ESR 91.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.0
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0