Shadow Defender/Sandboxie

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by WWS, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. WWS
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    WWS Registered Member

    For close to 2 years now, I've been running Shadow
    Defender in Sandboxie (or is it the other way around?) with no problems.
    A question though.
    What happens to the automatic signature updates that were installed into my antivirus and anti-malware programs while in a Shadow Mode/Sandboxie mode after rebooting?

    Edit: observed updates coming in while in Shadow Mode, recorded their numbers, rebooted and sure enough, they were gone. So, that means updating
    manually before enabling SD.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  2. sdmod
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    I always update my antivirus signatures manually when not in Shadow Mode.

    Sandboxie (as I understand it) makes allowances for virus signatures of well known Antivirus Progs.

    Some Wilders members have, I believe, set up Shadow Defender to accomodate to their virus def updates whilst in Shadow Mode.
  3. The Shadow
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    @WWS - it seems to me that running SD with SB is overkill, but then again I could be wrong about that. :doubt:

    @sdmod - you probably forgot more than I'll ever know about SD, but it seems to me that setting up exclusions weakens SD defenses (am I wrong about this?). For that reason I think it's smarter to perform any/all program updates before entering shadow mode. ;)
  4. WWS
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    I like to think of it as layered computer security.
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