I No Longer Use Any "Security" Program - I'm Sandboxed!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Old Guy, Sep 15, 2021.

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    Old Guy

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    I have been operating without any AV or any other "security" program for a couple of years.

    I run my XP with Tool Wiz's freebie Time Freeze Sandbox protecting my C:

    http://www.toolwiz.com/lead/toolwiz_time_freeze/

    Although, I do still use XP's firewall to block incoming stuff and Sygate Firewall to block programs from calling home.

    Time Freeze is very simple. merely check the box to have it start at boot. That's all. But there is a simple method to place a program outside the sandbox. However, I would never do that. I keep all of the C: in the sandbox. If I wish to make a new bookmark, save a certain file, etc., I save it to a USB stick.

    Word of caution: after downloading a new file, check it immediately with Virus Total.

    https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload

    To load the new file(s) onto the C:, you must uncheck the box which tells Time Freeze to start at boot. This way you will be able to reboot into C: with the sandbox off. Load your file to C: and then again check the Time Freeze menu box to start with Windows. Reboot and you'll see your new file on the C: and protected.

    Simple as heck. No ridiculous amount of money spent each year for AV, Internet Suites or other junk that is as intrusive as hell with B.S. WARNING messages all the time. The vulnerability of a sandbox is almost nonexistent for the average user.

    I have not had single problem over the last few years that a reboot didn't cure.
     
    Old Guy, Sep 15, 2021
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    red Guest

    glad its works for you, i myself would never run xp without full protection in todays market, old saying better safe than sorry,
    long live xp:)
     
    red, Sep 16, 2021
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    Kmirkovski

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    I don't even protect it with anything, just Virus Total a file if its below 600mb and I find it suspicious. I just stay at the part of the internet where the grass is cut :p
     
    Kmirkovski, Sep 18, 2021
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    HINT: I wouldn't do my banking on it. :D
     
    Dyehard, Mar 7, 2022
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    Virus Total returns a "1 security vendor and no sandboxes flagged this file as malicious" report on Setup_TimeFreeze.exe

    The websites link to another program download goes to a suspicious site (http://ww7.btows.com), Time Freeze is not in the products or download menus, only way I see is in the provided link on this page. Never heard of Time Freeze (though that in of itself means little). Other little things about the site are "strange" IMO
    I'd avoid, care to respond "Old Guy"?
     
    TMTGTR, Mar 8, 2022
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