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Sandbox Software

by wa_bksound / June 16, 2007 1:16 PM PDT

Can I just install a program like Safepods and really not worry about having a firewall/virus/spyware combo anymore? Just not even have them on my computer, because I'm really sick of having to manage them all the time across our three computers.

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wa_bksound
by tomron / June 16, 2007 2:55 PM PDT
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Since this program offers adware,spyware and virus protection it should be ok.

But,having more then one anti spyware or malware protection is advisable since one might catch something that the other misses.

You didn't mention which OS you have,if you xp or higher it has a firewall which you should have.

Tom

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Most definitely NOT...
by John.Wilkinson / June 16, 2007 3:23 PM PDT
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Safepods is designed to "make Internet Explorer safe," protecting you from downloading/installing malware. Even if that was a foolproof line of protection, which it's not, it does nothing for the rest of your computer. While a good number of the attacks are launched through your web browser, other vulnerabilities include your download manager, P2P software, instant messengers, inserted CDs/DVDs and flash drives, all other browsers, MP3 players, and even the basic network/internet connection. The fact is there is an infinite number of points of entry but Safepods only protects against one of them. In short, you must keep your firewall, antivirus, and antispyware protection in place and fully updated to remain safe. Safepods would help, but it is more of a false sense of security than anything else.

Stay safe.
John


P.S. If you really want to add a sandbox application to your lineup, Sandboxie is a free option that works the same way as Safepods but not just with Internet Explorer.

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(NT) Thanks, John! I was Also Going to Mention Sandboxie.
by tobeach / June 16, 2007 3:37 PM PDT
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by wa_bksound / June 18, 2007 11:15 AM PDT
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Thank you John, especially for the sandboxie reference.

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