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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by majax, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    You download it to desktop (or any other location), and once you are sure the file is safe, you cut-paste to the data partition.
     
  2. lodore

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    i really do hate stupid restictions like that.
    i dont know how people can live with a program such as sandboxie.
    i would rather bit less safe. to update soomething such as flash player you have to close browser turn off sandbox start browser update then close and turn back on sandbox. to much hassle IMO.

    i mean if it was possible to use vista with a limited user account i would but some of my programs wont work properly like that.
    LUA in vista with UAC is just a really poorly made linux wannabe.
     
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  3. dw426

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    Hey Lodore, yeah, having to fire up SandboxIE all the time is a pain in the butt, but, just less than a week ago, I ran an installation of a program that was determined by both Avira and SAS to be absolutely clean of anything, and, I kid you not, it turned out to be a trojan that Avast and MBAM DID see....after the fact (I wish I remembered the name, it was a b**ch to remove). SandboxIE would have saved me, but since it was "clean" I chose not to use it.

    I'm tempted to test out tomorrows release of Drive Sentry alongside Returnil Premium and SAS Pro to try to wean myself off of sandbox stuff. I also refuse to run any of that limited account crap, for one thing, there's too many issues with programs, for another, I want full control of my system while limiting control of programs/malware, whatever. I THINK with a combo of DriveSentry, Returnil and a good AV/AS, I can achieve that (leaving out nightmare "Killdisk" scenarios).
     
  4. MitchE323

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    I think the word you are searching for may be "juvenile"? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Arup

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    XP64 with Patch Guard+LUA+SuRun comes quite close to Linux's SUDO functonality.
     
  6. majax

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    Thanks for the help. I'll stick with IE7 for now.

    I have no idea what sandiebox is. I'm a functional minimalist so I don't like having a ton of one genre of programs. I've never gotten malware or viruses on my pc during the almost 3 years of having it. I just use common sense which can't be replaced with a security program:

    1) Don't go to ghetto generic porn sites.
    2) If you're gonna get cracked or keygen programs then you deserve what you get.
    3) Only visit sites and attain programs from reputable companies.
     
  7. Firebytes

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    Our house had never been struck by lightning in the four years since we built it either... until last spring. It tore up jack, so now I have a surge arrester in the breaker box. I wished I had one back then. It only takes once to make for a bad day with lightning or malware and past fortunes are not necessarily a predictor of the future. I say take precautions now.

    True common sense goes a long way but many "safe" sites can get compromised by malware these days as well.

    edit: fixed quote format
     
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  8. Someone

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    Hi

    I think Googl recently released some information that said over 50% of sites with malware were legitimate sites that had been hacked.

    So nowadays common sense might not be enough.

    And how's Sandboxie a ton of one genre of programs? It's just one small program which works really well.

    Thanks
     
  9. dw426

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    I have to admit, though SandboxIE slows me down some, it stops bad things very well. Today was the first time I ever came across a website, had a warning from Firefox, and, whatever it was, shut SandboxIE down. It took it right off the tray, but good old Returnil stopped it cold. After a reboot I was clean as a whistle ;)
     
  10. Someone

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    What website was it?

    Thanks
     
  11. Espresso

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    By "ghetto" do you mean 8thstreetlatinas ? :D
     
  12. majax

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    I was just stating what works for me.
     
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