Norman Sandbox?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by C.S.J, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    hey guys,

    just how good is this norman sandbox (heuristics) ?

    as its in the new f-secure 2007 suite.

    any comparisons to other heuristics such as nods and antivir's ?
     
  2. kjempen

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    Sorry for not answering your question, but...

    F-Secure 2007 = KAV engine + their own engine + LavaSoft AdAware + Norman Sandbox?

    EDIT: You can read more about Norman's Sandbox technology here, and if you take a look at AV-Comparatives' latest retrospective/proactive test it is rated as "Advanced" which should give you some indication of how good it is.
     
  3. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    kaspersky antivirus engine
    blacklight rootkit engine
    norman sandbox heuristics
    lavasoft spyware (improved)

    im sure there are more, but i want to know more about this norman sandbox, wonder if anyone knows, i hear very good things about it.

    when i googed it, a number of independant sites rate it has the best proactive protection, and mention its mainly for buisinesses. (apparently such good proactive isnt needed in home protection *sigh*)



    ***** nobody have any comments on this? *****
     
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  4. IBK

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    Norman is also included in the proactive tests of av-comparatives...
     
  5. Firecat

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    While I can't show you how good or bad the Sandbox is, you can definitely see for yourself if you have any suspicious samples with you:

    http://sandbox.norman.no/live.html
     
  6. penjoseph

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    We have been using Norman for the past 4 years with corporate licensing.

    One problem we faced till last year with Norman Sandbox is if a mail attachment is approximately more than 1 MB, the email client - Outlook\Outlook Express just hangs.

    To get the email client working again one had to delete the *.TMP files in Norman folder & then the attachment, making it a regular headache for a company with more than 100 computers.

    Also when the scanning is going on, it takes a lot of system resources, bringing down PIII systems with 128MB RAM.

    Now they have rectified the problem - but the issue still persists for large mail attachments, say about 5MB & even for zipped\compressed files.

    Joseph
     
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