Comodo Auto-Containment - comparable to Sandboxie ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by lunarlander, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. lunarlander

    lunarlander Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have switched to Comodo Internet Security's Auto-Containment; because it works with my YubiKey. Whereas Sandboxie doesn't. Are the 2 products comparable, is Comodo worse than Sandboxie?
     
  2. Nitty Kutchie

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    Hi Champ comparing apps on this forum i think is illegal
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Whatever happened to consumers' rights ? So it is like the old mainframe days when you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement when you buy a product agreeing not to review the product ( like when you buy an Oracle database ). That my friend, would also include not being able write a book on the product. (like "How to use Oracle guide" )..I wasn't born yesterday.
     
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  4. Nitty Kutchie

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    I could be wrong just ask an admin.
     
  5. Azure Phoenix

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    I think that's for antiviruses though.
     
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    post it on mt. :ninja:
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    To me Sandboxie is easier to understand. But I would have liked an "auto-sandboxing" feature. And, it's not clear to me if Comodo uses the integrity mechanims and virtualization like Sandboxie does. I wouldn't be surprised if Sandboxie is more secure under the hood.
     
  11. Chuck57

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    I've played with Sandboxie and have used Comodo's firewall for years until the disaster a few months ago. Properly set up with, say Cruelsister's config, I would be more apt to say Comodo is more secure. Used out of the box with no configuration, like most people would use it, maybe not.

    You could say the same about Sandboxie, though. If you didn't know how it worked and just used it as downloaded, without Drop Rights, etc, it wasn't rock solid either.
     
  12. lunarlander

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    RIght now, I am inclined to say that Sandboxie is more secure because it can restrict what can run within a sandbox. Whereas Comodo's auto-containment cannot.

    The other day I had a fright when an attacker opened a .log file on my root directory with notepad. I thought the attacker might have escaped the virtual environment. Then I thought more on this and conclude that yes the attacker is indeed allowed to open the .log file from C:\, but is limited to saving the .log file inside Comodo's virtual dir VTRoot. Am I mistaken as to how 'run virtual' works?
     
  13. Chuck57

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    Set up Comodo FW like this, and you don't have to worry. I won't say it's bullet proof. Anything can be beaten with enough effort, but it's as close as you'll find. Just watch and follow the directions. I've used this setup for several years, and never had anything get in or out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfe1VdyP0S4
     
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  14. Rasheed187

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    Don't forgot that sandboxed apps can still get access to files on the real system. But sandboxed apps can't modify the real system, changes are kept inside the sandbox, that's also how Sandboxie works. So you need to restrict apps from getting access to important files. Sandboxie has got such a feature, but you can also use a third party data protection tool.
     
  15. lunarlander

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    Thanks, I realize that now.
     
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