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ichito

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Sorry what was the question,?
Here you have
I know Comodo, Qihoo and from the past Norman (sold years ago to AVG), SysWatch (Safe'n'Sec) and soft connected Av engine with LV like Returnil/Quietzone or Micropoint. Do you know somthing else with local sandbox in which we can normaly run installed applications?
 

Vitali Ortzi

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Dec 12, 2016
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Here you have
I know Comodo, Qihoo and from the past Norman (sold years ago to AVG), SysWatch (Safe'n'Sec) and soft connected with LV like Returnil/Quietzone or Micropoint. Do you know somthing else with local sandbox in which we can normaly run installed applications?
The post I sent a few weeks ago was misleading .
I was referring to the Emulator of the AV and it's a kind of a virtualized environment .
But not one you can test programs on .

Other sandbox virtualization environments that you can actually run programs safely are mostly endpoint products other then your list.
 

ChoiceVoice

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Oct 10, 2014
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Here you have
I know Comodo, Qihoo and from the past Norman (sold years ago to AVG), SysWatch (Safe'n'Sec) and soft connected Av engine with LV like Returnil/Quietzone or Micropoint. Do you know somthing else with local sandbox in which we can normaly run installed applications?
paid avast has had a sandbox for a long time, and now i'm seeing that avg appears to have one (in paid - likely the avast one). and webroot (though theirs is a different type of beast - also paid). i don't know if you have control to run other programs in the avast/avg one. webroot does this automatically with untrusted files (they also have a testing environment you can use, but it isn't as user friendly).
 

jackuars

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Jul 2, 2014
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Sandboxie is your best bet if you are looking for a freeware sandboxing program. It used to be a freemium product in the past, but now it's turned open source and fully free which means even the previously paid components are free too. For the best feature set I recommend this product. It has a good fan following too, which means the community is not bad
 

McMcbrad

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Oct 16, 2020
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paid avast has had a sandbox for a long time, and now i'm seeing that avg appears to have one (in paid - likely the avast one). and webroot (though theirs is a different type of beast - also paid). i don't know if you have control to run other programs in the avast/avg one. webroot does this automatically with untrusted files (they also have a testing environment you can use, but it isn't as user friendly).
Hello,

Just to clarify Avast has a full-fledged sandbox, not just an emulator, where you can run any software you’d like. It uses hardware security to prevent sandbox “escape”.

AVG doesn’t have a sandbox, it only has an emulator, but it compensates with other tools included (Password and breach scanner).

I am not aware of any sandboxing in Webroot home products.
 
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ChoiceVoice

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Oct 10, 2014
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Hello,

Just to clarify Avast has a full-fledged sandbox, not just an emulator, where you can run any software you’d like. It uses hardware security to prevent sandbox “escape”.

AVG doesn’t have a sandbox, it only has an emulator, but it compensates with other tools included (Password and breach scanner).

I am not aware of any sandboxing in Webroot home products.
i agree they work differently, but AVG does call it a sandbox.
 

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