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Would the new "sandbox" feature replace 3rd party apps, like Sandboxie?

Avast 6
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

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No.
 


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Meaningless encounters, meaningless nights, whatís the meaning in all
this wasted time? Itís a dead situation, I am dead inside, my destination
is fading out of sight. -The Bloodshot Gamblers The Surface of Hell

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Have you played with the new Avast?  I use Avira free, and use a path policy to
block the nag screen.  It's worked well for me for years.

I was wondering if you or anyone knew what good the sandbox feature is, if any.

Also, which is leaner on system resources, Avast (free) or Avira (free)?

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TNX

-G



  

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I've messed around with it. I tried Avira, it was decent; but I felt
odd patching out the nag screen. so I switched to avast.
 
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All that being said, Avast's version automatically places programs into
a virtualized state when it suspects them of being threats. It walls
off suspicious programs, preventing them from potentially damaging your
system while allowing them to run. Avast's sandbox allows the program
to run, while keeping track of which files are opened, created, or
renamed, and what it reads and writes from the Registry. Since
permanent changes are virtualized, so when the process terminates
itself, the system changes it made will evaporate.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20035077-12.html

While similar to sandboxie in the sense it's virtualizing, the
similarites end there.
 
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That really depends on the system configuration. Which OS etc. I didn't
notice much of a drain by either of them.
 



--
Meaningless encounters, meaningless nights, whatís the meaning in all
this wasted time? Itís a dead situation, I am dead inside, my
destination is fading out of sight. -The Bloodshot Gamblers The Surface
of Hell

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I've got Avast! freee edition on my other machine, so I don't think I can
compare them. The Avira nag screen is a pain on this one, but I figure fair is
fair - it's adware/freeware so I just put up with it. Aside from that, I have
ClamWin automatically updating at the same time as Avira during startup. I use
Linux if I want to do something quickly, and Windows I can start up and come
back later to use.

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Not me, there are many kinds of sandbox features. I'm not sure what they are
boxing (besides the sand).

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Don't know that either, can't really expect to get a good comparison between
differing machines. I *can* say that I haven't had any problems with either of
them.



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I'm not so sure about 'cloud' AV yet.  

Wanna try something?  I exported this to disable the nag on Win7x64.  Will you
see if it works on your Windoze machine?

---------- copy everything below this line ------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy
Objects\Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Safer\CodeIdentifiers\Paths\]
"LastModified"=hex(b):f1,6e,2b,1e,12,89,cb,01
"Description"="Disable nag screen  -GM"
"SaferFlags"=dword:00000000
"ItemData"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avnotify.exe"
------------  EOF  remove this line ------------------------

Rename it nonag.reg or something.reg, and correct the path to avnotify.exe if
necessary.


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- Disable the Avira AntiVir avnotify nag screen
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

Go to C:\Progrma Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\*.*
Right-click avnotify.exe -> security -> advanced -> change permissions
System - Edit
click on "clear all", click on "Deny" line 2, 3, 4, 5
repeat "OK" until you are done.

No more nag screens.
(done in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.)

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Fred W. (NL)

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That's more clicks!  (but easy to remember)

So far the reg file has worked for me.  I keep it in Dropbox for access
anywhere.




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