SandboxIE vs Avast Sandbox

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by whitedragon551, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I realize this is an A vs B type situation, however I am not pitting antiviruses against each other. Im comparing similar features and their effectiveness.

    Im getting bored again with my security setup on my laptop. My goal is light weight security. Im contemplating ditching Avast all together and using HMP as an on demand scanner for items I want to recover from the sandbox. I know SandboxIE is not as strong on x64 systems (which I happen to be running).

    What is the more robust sandboxing option? Should I leave things the way they are or should I switch it up?
     
  2. RejZoR

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    You can enable 64bit specific enhancements for Sandboxie. They scare ppl about potential problems but to date i haven't seen any.
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    I dont think you will find an AV lighter than avast with the exception of WSA.
     
  4. Bodhitree

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    WSA has a sandbox as well, an increasingly common feature of security suites.
     
  5. kjdemuth

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    Sandboxie and WSA. Can't get much lighter. If you don't feel secure enough with WSA detection, just run HMP every morning. I currently have WSA, sandboxie and OA running. I would stick with sandboxie whitedragon. Like Rejzor said the 64 bit is very secure with the enhancements. I haven't noticed many issues while lurking around sandboxie forum's. You could also give CIS and wsa a try.
     
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    Not interested in running a security suite. I am keeping LnS firewall around. I was just interested in comparing the effectiveness of the 2.
     
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    Sorry I didn't read your post correctly. Ok. I would totally pick sandboxie over Avast's sandbox. Mostly because you can configure sandboxie as minuet as possible. Multiple sandboxes that can all be set up differently. That's kind of a no brain-er, as far as I'm concerned. Here is a run down of the experimental protection, if you already haven't seen it. http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?ExperimentalProtection
     
  8. jo3blac1

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    Yes you will: MSE and Bitdefender Free
     
  9. RejZoR

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    MSE is not by any chance even virtually close to avast! in performance. And as far as i was trying BD Free, they are equal at best or worst.
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    When i used avast free it always ran around the 5-6mb mark and MSE was always heavier as i can recall although it has been a while since i used it.

    Dont know about bitdefender as never tried it.
     
  11. whitedragon551

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    Not willing to switch from Avast to MSE. MSE is horrible in real world experience. Every system Ive ever used that has had MSE installed on has been infected in a home and small business environment.
     
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