Anyone Tried Avast 5 w/Sandox

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Avast 5 has a sandbox now.  I wonder if anyone has used it yet?  I'm
wondering how easy it is to use, or is it pain in the butt?  Sandboxie
is easy, I know.  My Avast license is running out and I want to know
if I should stick using 4.8 pro or get the new one with the sandbox
feature. No, I do not want to fool around downloading  a trial
version.

Thanks for any help.

Re: Anyone Tried Avast 5 w/Sandox



On Wed, 26 May 2010 18:05:59 -0500, ron_tsald@not.for.spam.org wrote:

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Easy to use (and I probably ought to use it more often). Under Real Time
Shields there is a Process Virtualization tab. On the tab's page, click
on "Run a virtualized process" and launch [whatever]. It works on the
usual Windows shortcuts, so if your browser, for example, has a shortcut
on the desktop then you don't need to go digging down into Program
Files.

I don't know how *well* it works as a sandbox. Doesn't seem to adversely
affect browser performance.

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Rich Webb     Norfolk, VA

Re: Anyone Tried Avast 5 w/Sandox



On Wed, 26 May 2010 20:39:33 -0400, Rich Webb

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I don't quite trust Avast with its multitude of vague menu choices in
Settings. I'll guess I'll hold off until I hear some more input on it
in the groups.  I have  till August, so I'm in no hurry.  I don't
trust first version software.  :o)

Thanks for answering.

Re: Anyone Tried Avast 5 w/Sandox



ron_tsald@not.for.spam.org wrote:
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A trial version allows you to evaluate for yourself according to your own
criteria if something is worth anything to you. It almost sounds like you want
some stranger in a usenet forum to do this evaluation for you.
Are you gullible or just lazy?

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