donhealyou, on 04 August 2011 - 12:29 AM, said:
is this because i use avast sandbox to install it? i am not sure... pls help thanks
, this is quite possible, because most sandbox utilities protect vital parts of your system, like the registry. Also, the path you direct the installation to is not actually the Program Files or Windows directory, but a special Sandbox directory, which explains the broken links.
If you download the right WinRAR installer for your OS, from the > WinRAR LINK <
here, the chance it being malicious is minimal. If your not sure, you can upload the file to an online virus-scanner like > VirusTotal LINK <
, > VirScan LINK <
and/ or > Jotti's Malware Scan LINK <
to convince yourself of the safety of this file. This is always wise to do with "new" and/or "untrustworthy" files / applications you download.
I've used WinRar for years and never had any problems myself.
I'm currently testing a new sandbox (> My Sanboxie Thread <
) utility myself, but so far I was not able to successfully install
WinRAR in this sandbox. If I get any further I'll post a new reply. (After regular installation, it runs just fine in the sandbox, it's the installation-part giving me problems...)
In the mean time, you could just follow my former reply and try re-installing it outside of the sandbox, and then try running it inside of the sandbox.
WinRAR is an excellent program to test this, as it is a quite safe utility...
and please keep us up to date as you advance with this issue..