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Old 29-12-2010
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Virtualization and Sandboxing
  

I'm making the use of the Virtualization and Sandboxing components on Avast Pro 5.0...and being new-fangled too its accomplishment on my system was speculating what the major divergences are between the two. I am having knowledge that the sandbox is, a runtime environment for software or the local working copy of a stored in a version control system software module. The software is the sandbox from the rest of the system is shielded, that one can speak with the software "play in the sandbox without something to ruin." I am expecting that you members will provide some more information about it.

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Old 29-12-2010
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Re: Virtualization and Sandboxing

When one hears of Windows virtualization software, most probably think first of Xen, VMWare, VirtualBox or Virtual PC. All these, however, go so far as Software virtual to emulate a complete PC, in which an operating system can be installed. With software virtualization can (may) but only one (or several) application (s) in an isolated runtime environment that will be outsourced, in a sandbox. This runtime environment is encapsulated by the actual operating system. The following are some applications of a sandbox:
  • "Conquer" after successfully penetrated into a part was to Jail use in the field of web-mail DNS servers to software encapsulation / it a whole system to discourage attackers.
  • Software Testing: Installation and configuration of software over the sandbox, the system could all potentially damaging. Installation can be easily removed later on success, or the changes can be transmitted to the system.
  • Application Tests: In the area of Wiki and computer games (simulation and strategy games) often use a sandbox, one without first with the familiar features can make that impact.
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Re: Virtualization and Sandboxing

Windows (2000, XP and Vista / 32bit), there is the free software Sandboxie. Sandboxie works between the launched software and operating system. About Sandboxie launched applications have to communicate with the system files with Sandboxie, without write access on the part of the disk. The communication between the operating system and applications exclusively via Sandboxie. Such installation and Firefox uses:
  1. Installation: You want 3 in a beta test version of Firefox and start the installation of Sandboxie. The installation starts as usual with the difference that all data that are normally under c: documents and would be written in the calendar Settings Application Data Mozilla Firefox and USER is written to the sandbox :: Mozilla Firefox, at c.
  2. Use: Now you can also start Firefox. Everything is going as usual, only that is in the title bar before and after the title of a hash [#], indicating that this program runs in the sandbox. You can now surf the test and the fox. You surf to questionable web sites and have Java-enabled sript. The evil worms and Trojan horses are shipped to the Sandboxie.
  3. Deleting the sandbox: a click-delete the sandbox and exit the software virtualization. All data in the sandbox will be deleted and it is as if your system has never known the Firefox 3 would.
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Old 30-12-2010
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Re: Virtualization and Sandboxing

Low-level programs with Sandboxie will not install.
  • Examples: Adobe software, Nero, MS Net Framework etc.
  • Low-level programs can turn to Buffer Zone are used.
Data paths under Sandboxie:
  • Registry: KEY_USERSSandbox_ <user> _DefaultBox
  • Files:: Documents and Settings <user> Application Data Sandbox
There is an optional registration for $ 25. There are a few advanced features for advanced users, such as starting and using multiple instances of Sandboxie. The license lasts for a lifetime. Regarding viruses and other pests can not of course fully Sandboxie provide protection (especially not on Windows), but it offers a good way of prophylaxis.
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In the area of decision-making , beyond the test software, it can also be a question of test data to assess the quality and possible uses, before integrating them into the warehouse, production and impose various operating constraints. Sandbox typically provides a set of resources within a controlled environment to run the code (eg. a temporary storage space on the hard drive). Access to networks , to inspect the host system or to use devices are typically disabled or severely restricted. In this context, a sandbox is a specific example of virtualization. A sandbox in the field of BI, is a unique environment for learning and innovation. It is common to multiply these private spaces of tests tailored to end users or IT professionals to test data loading tools or restitution, prototype applications or services office. However an infrastructure point of view, to avoid the problems associated with the proliferation of data marts , it is recommended to deploy the sandbox on the same platform as the production data warehouse in an area specially insulated from the database.
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Shows an alleged spyware infection to and installs a downloader for further more malicious programs. At the time of Tests, it would be the fake Security Suite "Security Essentials 2010" was. The Trojan accesses directly to the To disk, overwriting Areas of the master boot record. The computer immediately after the implementation of the new Trojan started. At restart the computer will remain after the BIOS Messages with a reference stand that operating system does not to load. Such malicious programs are more rare, the protection by sandbox and system virtualization to such threats is also Windows 64-bit with essential. The execution of malicious programs were each in the following sequence. In Returnable Virtual System was activated system safe, and then run a malicious program the system is rebooted. With Sandboxie context menu was a malicious program from the Explorer running in the sandbox, Thereafter, the Sandboxie menu all programs closed and the contents of the sandbox GE extinguished. With Shadow Defender Shadow was activated mode, and then run a malicious program the system is rebooted. Rebooting the system or emptying the sandbox after running the various pollutants programs should be ensured primarily that there is no mutual interference between between the malware came from.
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