If you're gonna be curious, better just learn Linux or BSD.You are right, security is not a goal in itself, it is a means to an end. But with all the solutions and human curiosity to try this and then that, sometimes you get lost in the process. This eats up your time and energy.
There are some problems with Sandboxie free as a primary protection. The user has to:
Hey Andy,There are some problems with Sandboxie free as a primary protection. The user has to:
The points 3. and 4 can be skipped when using the paid version. Furthermore, some applications can open very slowly in the sandbox. There is also a compatibility problem with Windows Updates. For example, the current version does not work with Windows ver. 1809.
- Install the new applications in the sandbox - some cannot be installed in this way.
- Analyze what is running in the sandbox, and which files were dropped or changed. It is much easier to do when the application is installed in the system (not in the sandbox) and is executed in the sandbox.
- Remember to open the files via the right-click Explorer context menu and choose the sandbox option.
- Remember to use only one sandbox at the time.
I was referring to browsing and docs mainly, not setups. However remember that if a malware accidentally run in the sandbox it cannot make damages in the host machine but the problem is that it could connect to internet (this is why is important firewall and network protection).
Protected from what? Both OSX and Linux have more holes than Windows 7 to 10 combined. Your only luck is the extremely low market share, which make it unworthy to create malware.Windows are prone to malware. I use the default anti-virus on my HP laptop because Microsoft thought it was necessary. On iOS there is no AV, because users are protected and don't need it.
Sure, but ActiveX chapters are removed even from the reprints of books on ATL ( which is in the museum of development on its own ). COM cannot be decommissioned anytime soon because they effectively reintroduced the runtime a few years back but ActiveX - I’m not sure if it’s even supported anymoreAll Windows is partially a Museum.
Used to have dual boot for some time, tried a couple of distros - Ubuntu and Arch based but still not a 100% alternative for me, especially in the audio field. On my Windows 10 PC I use the built-in security tweaked together with NVT OSArmor. Istill do not feel comfortable without a signature based AV real time.If you're gonna be curious, better just learn Linux or BSD.
HahahahaOn iOS there is no AV, because users are protected and don't need it.
The problem is, every AV breaks Windows. Some experts recommend not to use 3rd party AVs at all. Network protection breaks SSL and thus lowers its security, even replaces it with its own certificates making it more vulnerable to MITM. Also each AV runs with system rights and a vulnerability within AV gives malware system rights as well, though those malware seem rare. A few years ago, only 1 out of 26 AVs was 64-bit, yes it was Windows Defender, taking advantage of patchguard, the 3rd party AVs were too lazy to implement it, because it takes too much work. Not sure, how many AVs are 64-bit these days, most are just 64-bit compatible, but still not with fully implemented Windows 10 security features.Well, another saying goes: If it is working, fix it till it's broken.
The thing that makes me nervous is that many modern malwares are so good at hiding, you won't know it's even there, if you have no resident AV. So it could be exfiltrating your private data the whole time, unless you run frequent on-demand scans.Not having Antivirus in real time for many is something psychological, when you get used to not having AV you do not miss it anymore. It has happened to me too.