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#1 Elendil


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:34 AM

Recently, I stubbled upon a tool called Sandboxie. From what it claims to do and some user imput, it appears that this tool will be able to successfully open a web browser in a virtual prison, so when you're done using the web browser, you just close it and then exit out of sandboxie closing both the virtual cage and the "demon" inside of it.
In theory, this program's method should work and effectively keep malware from entering your system; however, my question is Sandboxie powerful enough to make it work?

Also, I've decided to help PIRT over at CC a little by submitting my loads of junk phishing spam. In order to submit it to PIRT however, I need to open the email and then extract the useful content out of it. So, here's my second question: Will opening an email in Gmail but not downloading or clicking on any of the links (in Sandboxed Firefox) be able to infect me? Supposeably, ZA Free and AVG Free have already scanned this (maybe I'm wrong?), so it should be clean anyway.

1. Is Sandboxie powerful enough to contain create a virtual prison around a web browser so that malware will not be able to affect your system.
2. Can opening an phishing email in Gmail let malware breach into your system?

I'm assuming the answer to my second question is yes considering the Yahoo worm a month or so ago; however, is there any known malware for Gmail that has such power?
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#2 Neonknight77


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:34 PM

For number 2, a anti virus can help.

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