N/APosted on - 08/15/2011
I opened a certain program in my computer, and sandbox keeps appearing. I was afraid to open it because Avast stated to open it in the sandbox because it can potentially harm my computer.
Does this mean that while I'm trying to open those programmes, sandbox will appear,because of having viruses? I'm just double checking so that I could delete these programs immediately.
You are operating an application that maybe potentially unsafe.We strongly recommend opening this application in the virtual environment in the Avast sandbox to avoid any risk to your computer.
When sandbox appears, does this mean a program contains a virus?
If the Antivirus software detects potentially a suspicious program it does not always mean it is a virus. If you think the software is trusted then there is nothing to worry about running it in a sandbox, just cancel it.
But, Avast sandbox is good, if it catches real Malware then it can only create havoc at an isolated space. If you are visiting high risk web sites, better do it in Avast sandbox.
At least you are confident it will not create damage in your system. However, we cannot really say it can provide a guaranteed full protection. Intruders always find ways. So just be extra careful with your downloads and with the web sites you are visiting.