Is a "Sandbox" recommended inAddition to..?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by mrm3601, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. mrm3601

    mrm3601 Registered Member

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    Hello.

    I am using:

    1. IE (although I think I'll be switching to FF),
    2. NOD32 v. 3.0,
    3. Online Armor (paid),
    4. SUPERAntiSpyware Professional, and
    5. Window Washer
    Can anyone say if a "Sandbox" (DefenseWall or one of the others) recommended as well? And, if so, why so?

    Thank you again.
     
  2. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    In short, Not needed. ;)
     
  3. mrm3601

    mrm3601 Registered Member

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    Thank you. I appreciate it.
     
  4. Makav3l1

    Makav3l1 Registered Member

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    It can't hurt to sandbox your browser with something like sandboxie when doing risky surfing.
     
  5. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    Don't hurt,i'm with you,but look at his setup,you don't get any better,IMO any adding is redundant.

    BTW many rely only on NOD,without worries !
     
  6. Joliet Jake

    Joliet Jake Registered Member

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    No set up is 100% foolproof. Sandboxie will help.
     
  7. Kees1958

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    Sandboxie is not needed, when running all your internat facing applications (like LimeWire, OutlookExpress, Webbrowser) with the 'run safer' option. OA also remembers the untrusted status of downloaded files. This will immobilize any malware downloaded not catched by your AV. Avira is a good free alternative to NOD32, see this thread for comparison of OA run safer and SBIE
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=206764
     
  8. Franklin

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    Sandboxie would be an excellent addition to your line up.:thumb:

    Here I don't use anything other than Sandboxie, Returnil and ghost images/clones.

    Sandboxie is configured to only allow FF to use the sandbox resources where not a single malware, real or test, can run.

    No siggys to update with way less resource usage.
    Tzuk on Comodo tests
     
  9. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    I'm with you,pretty much same setup here,except for Boclean. :thumb:
     
  10. subset

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    Yes, but OA offers further capabilities.

    - If you start the downloaded file and it is not in OA's Whitelist, then it will run as Unknown (OA Rating), which means under tight control of OA.
    For example you will get a keylogger warning if a program runs as Unknown, but not if you run the same program as Trusted.
    - If the program is in OA's Whitelist, it will run as Trusted per default.
    - Nevertheless you can choose the "Run Safer" option within the prompt.
    - In addition are some files allowed to run without any prompt, these are files with a (for OA) trustworthy digital certificate.

    I hope everything is accurately described. :p

    Edit: seems like Reimer's post disappeared, never mind...

    Cheers
     
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  11. Reimer

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    Sorry, I had deleted my post because I found an answer in a different thread.

    Thanks for the clarification though. I've only got certain processes like my browser and IM program set using SRP at the moment
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    I would recommend a sandbox.
    I need a sandbox (DefenseWall or Sandboxie) to lock my precious data folders, while I'm surfing on the internet.
    This way "nothing" or "nobody" (including myself) on the internet can read, write or steal personal data.

    In my case I locked my second harddisk [D:] completely, which contains all my personal data.
    Each possible malware is isolated in the sandbox and has to spend its time on my computer without food and water, because there is no data and believe me that makes any malware/bad guy crazy. When I close Firefox, they beg me to kill them. :)
     
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  13. Huupi

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    WOW, yes i hear the screaming,afterall i'm living close to you. lol :D
     
  14. trjam

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    yes you will benefit from one.
     
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