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Ruan last won the day on September 29 2018

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  1. Good to hear you got Sandboxie working @Vistapocalypse . I couldn't recall if SB 5.26 was working before I installed the Meltdown/Spectre patches, but looking back at my posts, apparently it was . I have dozens of SB installers saved locally. If you want, I can upload the 32bit installer for 5.26, and you can see if that works instead of the combined one. I really wouldn't worry using any of the older 5.2x releases. The last known security vulnerability was patched in v.5.04, and AFAIK any updates since, were for compatibility issues. So unless you run into those, you should be fine. Although you haven't confirmed, I get the gist that you passed on the Meltdown/Spectre patches. If so, possibly this may be your issue with recent versions of SB?. Can't be 100%, but I doubt 7-Zip would cause any major hiccups. Barb's reply in the thread you linked to was spot on. There was a time, back in v.4 when MS Visual C++ redistributable libraries were installed as a separate download, but that was short lived. I was still using v3.76 back then, and by the time I eventually upgraded, v.4.16 had since been released, and the separate VC download no longer needed. So I've never had to have a separate MS Visual C++ Redistributable installed for SB to work, but IIRC, when I replaced the graphics card on my Vista system recently, the Nvidia driver did install a VC Redistributable. I'll have to check. This was before I upgraded SB to v5.30, though I doubt it made a difference. Can't say I've ever heard of any .NET Framework requirements for SB, always just had the default .NET 2 & 3 here. No harm in trying an Upgrade Install with 5.24, if it doesn't work out, you can easily downgrade again using the same method with the 5.22 installer. Should be straightforward, and quick. - Ruan
  2. Hard_Configurator Version Aug 22, 2019 https://hard-configurator.com/ https://github.com/AndyFul/Hard_Configurator
  3. Simple Software-restriction Policy Version 2.20 https://iwrconsultancy.co.uk/softwarepolicy https://sourceforge.net/projects/softwarepolicy/ https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/simple_software_restriction_policy.html
  4. PrivaZer v3.0.76 Released : 09 August 2019 https://privazer.com/en/download.php
  5. SUMo Software Update Monitor Version : / August 28th 2019 http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?sumo https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sumo.html
  6. Revo Uninstaller Free Version: 2.1.0 (Latest) https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo-uninstaller-free-download/
  7. Well, it seems Vista's Automatic Update servers are alive & well. Had a bit of time today, and installed Vista HP SP1 in a VM. First check for updates took only a few minutes, and returned ~100 updates. This was with no pre-installed SHA-2 or Speedup updates installed. Second check returned ~15 non-security updates, and the third check, even less. Let the system sit idle for about an hour, and checked again. This time i was offered SP2. And after that, Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256. This is when AU decided to start with the old endless search. I finally gave up after 70 mins, and rebooted. Went ahead and manually installed the updates recommended by Dalai at http://wu.krelay.de/en/Vista.htm to speedup the AU process. Next check only took about 5-7 mins and returned ~160 updates. Installing those now as I'm posting this.
  8. Was just curious, really. In the past WU would always display a few unwanted plus hidden updates when checked...now zilch. If the update servers have ceased, then it will no doubt make updating any future clean install that more cumbersome.
  9. I don't use any security software besides Sandboxie, so can't really recommend any particular AV. When Invincia owned SB, their recommendation was always "Windows Defender / Essentials". Now, of course, with the new owners - Sophos AV. A most likely outdated thread from the old SB forum discussing Compatible or non-compatible Antivirus / Anti-malware No more than anybody else, I'm afraid. There was news of an upcoming announcement, but that was over 2 weeks ago. Official Sandboxie Status Update [Last updated May 22nd] Not sure where you are with updates, but if your system is pre-Meltdown/Spectre updates, then an older version of SB (v.5.22?, v.5.24?) might be more compatible. Just a thought. https://www.sandboxie.com/AllVersions Could just be, as you mentioned earlier, a SB/ Avast conflict, they've had issues before.
  10. Hey, Folks! Finally got my Vista system back running again after nearly 4 months. Anyhow, just thought I'd pop by and post how updating went. May 2019 KB4474419 SHA-2 code signing support KB4499180 pcicompatforserialnumber IE-KB4498206 .NET (KB4498964) KB4495609 Jun 2019 KB4474419 SHA-2 code signing support V2 IE-KB4503259 KB4503287 Jul 2019 KB4507461 IE-KB4507434 .NET KB4506975 Aug 2019 KB4512491 IE-KB4511872 KB4517301 (fix for the VB/VBA/VBScript bugs) All installed without issue. So far, so good. P.S. Have MS stopped offering updates through Windows Update? Did a couple of checks earlier, and after about 10 secs, I get the all clear - "Windows is up to date / There are no updates available for your computer".
  11. Hi, @Vistapocalypse , Apologies for being MIA these past few months. My Graphics Card bit the dust on my Vista system at the end of April, and I've been spending most free time since, on a Win 7 lappy, brushing up on Linux in prep for what seems an inevitable move come next January. Anyhow, I'm finally bought a replacement card and am backup and running. Just finished installing the last 4 months Win updates. With all the uncertainty going on with Sandboxie atm, plus the reports of license activation issues, I wasn't in any rush to update - but went ahead anyway. Happy to report all went smoothly, Sandboxie 5.30 on Vista HP x86, running perfect. RE; your SB issue, have you tried re-installing per the advice from your link above. It looks initially like the SB driver didn't install. Is SbieDrv.sys present in program files/ sandboxie? Have you still got Shade installed? Any other security software besides Avast? Can you open notepad.exe Sandboxed?
  12. AKA, the only one around these parts running Sandboxie on Vista . Appreciate the title though . Still with FF52 ESR, for the time being. Been playing with roytam1's Serpent and New Moon lately though. No problems with either in Sandboxie, so far. Sorry for taking so long to reply.
  13. Mar 2019 KB4489876 Security Only update IE -KB4489873 Apr 2019 KB4493730 - Servicing stack update KB4493458 - Security Only update IE -KB4493435 All above installed without trouble. So far, so good. -------------------------------------- April 2019 Updates 2019-04 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 (KB4493435) 2019-04 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB4493458) 2019-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 (KB4493471) Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2019 (KB890830) Servicing stack update for Windows Server 2008 SP2: April 9, 2019 Security Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB4493730)
  14. Hi @Vistapocalypse Just updated to Sandboxie v5.28 a few minutes ago. System is Vista HP x86, updated to April 2019. All is working well.

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