Do SD,Returnil,Time Freeze prevent OS probs ?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by javahole, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. javahole

    javahole Registered Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    eg, things like software rot, gunk in the registry from leftovers.

    If you used these programs from when you bought the PC would you ever need software like CCleaner , or ever have registry problems seing as you can download and use free programs in VM mode without actually keeping the program on your system?
    A reboot would automatically keep history , temp files ,cookies to zero if desired by using this software ?

    Also if using these types of programs and your real time AV detected a virus, would it be even worth letting the AV clean it when the VM can do it with a simple reboot ? (assuming you are not in the middle of something important)

    eg, A few years back, Comodo CIS's AV seemed to not have the top reputation that its firewall has with regards to actually removing malware. So why trust the AV to remove it when the VM can do it ?

  2. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2010
    When you run in 'virtual', 'shadow' or 'frozen' mode during your browser usage and program testing, you don't need CCleaner and the likes. It's when you do it outside those environment, you might find a use for file cleaning programs.

    Registry cleaning is a hugely debated can search the forum and you'll see many opinions.

    When your real-time AV detects something when you're in 'virtual' mode, reboot first and hope that your virtualization software of choice saved your day. If not, try removing it with your AV. Worse come to worse, it's time for a desperate malware removal battle (be it through manual removal, an image restore, reformat, etc).

    As for CIS AV module, you'll get split camps on this.
  3. pegr

    pegr Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    You could do this but would you want to have to reinstall the latest version of every program you use on a regular basis each time you restart the PC?
    Personally, I would allow the AV to clean it first, just to make sure that the malware had been disabled before rebooting. The LV would then remove any remaining traces on the reboot. The possibility of a false positive by the AV deleting important system files isn't a problem because the LV would automatically restore them on the reboot if it did happen.
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