drive sentry finds sandboxie as antivrus...?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by thathagat, Feb 10, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. thathagat

    thathagat Guest

    while installing drive sentry it flagged sandboxie 3.34 as antivirus...........can i trust ds to protect my system for how can sandboxie be catagorised as av.........?
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 10, 2009
  2. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    USA
    Hey Maybe Sandboxie will be in the next AV comparatives and it scores a 100 percent ok maybe 99.9 with No false positives LOL. Opps seems DriveSentry is confused.
     
  3. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    Obviously Sandboxie isn't an antivirus... DS has probably a "standard" warning message, that having more security programs may cause incompatibility. Being "standard" it also mentions Sandbxoxie as "antivirus".

    As i can see it, your choices are:

    1) Go on and install and see what happens. (better if you have a backup image ready). Often these messages are only cautionary, with no verified incompatibility. I have many times ignored such messages and nothing bad happened. Of course it may in deed have incompatibility.

    2) Go to the "official" DS thread here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=209764&page=38

    and ask Katie if there is a known incompatibility with Sandboxie before you install.

    Honestly, for not waiting, i would opt for choice no.1 (make backup image, install, if something goes wrong, restore image).

    To the question "can i trust ds to protect my system for how can sandboxie be catagorised as av.........?" i presume you mean "can i trust a product like DS to protect my PC, when it recognizes Sandboxie as antivirus"?

    Well, the reply to that, is probably what i said in 1st paragraph. Drive Sentry isn't "sensing" Sandboxie as "antivirus". Probably they have made a "fixed" warning message and have put all kind of security applications. And they use the word "antivirus", which what most people have. The protection capabilities of DS, can't be judged by that message. So, your decision on whether or not to run DS, should be made based on whether or not you have a belief on the capability of DS, not whether or not the warning window uses the correct term to describe Sandboxie. That's the bureaucratic part of the issue. The practical issue, is how good is DS against malware. If it's good enough for you, use it.
     
  4. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Posts:
    817
    Its at instalation, so I guess the devs kept the title as "Antivirus" because the majority of the time that screen would list antivirus/internet security programs.

    Its upto you if you want to use it or not, but if thats the decider of whether you "trust" the problem or not, then its totally upto you.
    I personally think you're being a little over-compulsive.
     
  5. thathagat

    thathagat Guest

    well........i hv rollback 8.1......and glad that i hv cause drive sentry just died...
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Posts:
    2,753
    Well, i see they are really serious about incompatibility warnings! Bad luck!
     
  7. MeFer

    MeFer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Posts:
    89
    There is conflict also here.

    After finish install DS,when try to open SBIE my machine restart allways.XP SP3
    So,uninstalled DS and intall EQS for file protection.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. WilliamP
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    428
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.