Avast SafeZone vs Avast Free & Sandboxie

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by TomAZ, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    Does Avast Pro with SafeZone offer any more online banking protection than Avast Free coupled with Sandboxie?
     
  2. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

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    If your computer is already infected with zeus or stuff like that, there is nothing that sandboxie can do. I guess that Avast have specific stuff against banking malware.
    I say this in case you are asking because of the matousec test:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=337401

    If you are asking in general the prevention/contention capabilities of sandboxie (properly configured) are better or equal than Avast Safe Zone.
     
  3. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Only problem with Sandboxie is that its data folders are open for the host to list and read. While that is good to some degree because antiviruses can scan stuff while it's being virtualized but so can malware do the same and read cache files for example. And cookies. And so on.
     
  4. pk7

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    avast! SafeZone uses desktop isolation with own shell (explorer.exe process isn't executed there), so no running application can e.g. capture your screen, pressed keys, monitor active windows while you're in SafeZone. It uses own browser with secured DNS servers, own keyboard driver reads your pressed keys directly from hardware ports and bypasses keyboard hooks, etc.
     
  5. Atul88

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    Nice Info. :D :D :thumb: :thumb:
     
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