Author Topic: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?  (Read 5339 times)

Offline Maniak2000

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Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:11:18 PM »
Question for those who use  auto sandbox \ Treat unknown programs as  option.   Did it ever actually saved your pc? It's been mildly annoying for me so far. I mean it runs every program that isn't in whitelist with restricted rights...  that pretty often causes the proigran to not work correctly.  I know that you can manually add them to trusted,  but it's just that many MMO gaes for example are ending up in unrecognized list cuz they update pretty often.   It might not be a big deal, but I'm just curious did it actually ever saved you \ your PC?

P.S. I'm using Treat unknown programs as  "Untrusted"  what about you?

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 02:21:56 PM »
Me too.
Just allow the installer if you are sure it is safe application.
If .exe is sandboxed, just tick the option not to sandbox it again and restart the application.
Third option is to manually add .exe to safe files.

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 02:32:38 PM »
If you completely trust the application that is continually updating, you can either give the application the Installer or Updater policy, or add it to your Trusted Files list using the, Use file names instead of file hashes option.

This way, the application will not be sandboxed the next time it is updated.

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 03:54:19 PM »
It has definitely saved me in the past. I actually download malware on my computer, which is protected as described here.

I have sometimes accidently selected to run a file instead of some other operation. The automatic sandbox automatically kicked in and protected me. The automatic sandbox actually makes protecting you easier than with most other HIPS. It automatically blocks, or allows, certain attempts instead of asking you each time.

Thus it makes staying safe while online much easier than it otherwise would have been.

Thanks.

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 07:27:33 PM »
1.The sandbox level is enough to protect the Windows OS.

"partially limited"

2.About the sandbox levels:

(1)keylogger (2)screenlogger (3)install global hooks (4)execute an child process
partially limited X X? X
limited V V ? X
restricted V V V X
untrusted V V V V

V:block it automatically
X:allow it automatically
?:popup an alert window


If you enable the game mode, it becomes:

(1)keylogger (2)screenlogger (3)install global hooks (4)execute an child process
partially limited X XX X
limited V VX X
restricted V V V X
untrusted V V V V


« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 07:35:56 PM by a256886572008 »

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 02:08:04 AM »
If you completely trust the application that is continually updating, you can either give the application the Installer or Updater policy, or add it to your Trusted Files list using the, Use file names instead of file hashes option.

Here's the question,  what if I don't COMPLETLY trust the app, but it doesn't work (partially or completly) within autosandbox, what do I do?

P.S. I use "Limited" level of autosandbox, not "untrusted" (I just translated it wrong).
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 02:09:58 AM by Maniak2000 »

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 12:59:07 PM »
Here's the question,  what if I don't COMPLETLY trust the app, but it doesn't work (partially or completly) within autosandbox, what do I do?

You're going to have to trust it for it not to be placed in the sandbox. So if you don't completely trust the application, don't run it...

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Re: Did comodo auto-sandbox ever actually saved you?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 04:13:56 PM »
Here's the question,  what if I don't COMPLETLY trust the app, but it doesn't work (partially or completly) within autosandbox, what do I do?

P.S. I use "Limited" level of autosandbox, not "untrusted" (I just translated it wrong).

Download & Install 'Sandboxie' and try to run it in.

 

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