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#1 iron2000

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:10

Defend your security and privacy while browsing the web. Prevent the installation of spyware, malware, and other potentially unwanted software!

SpywareBlaster works alongside your web browser and existing security setup, to provide a powerful multi-layered defense against the bad side of the web. No need to choose - keep your existing tools and your favorite software, and add on SpywareBlaster's complementary, no-nonsense protection.

New in this version:
-Google Chrome support
-Improved Windows 8 support
-Improved support for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox.


-Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks.



Details here:
http://www.wildersse...ad.php?t=342802

Official site:
http://www.brightfor...areblaster.html


#2 Torolol

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 16:13

uh, more than 2 weeks late article?

#3 francescob

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 16:16

I'm waiting for the AWE 32 version.

#4 Hum

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 16:21

Prevent the installation of spyware, malware, and other potentially unwanted software!

-Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks.


Hmmm ... :huh:

#5 Growled

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:48

Does anyone hear use this? How well does it work?

#6 Hum

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:51

^ I'd be afraid it would conflict with my AVG anti-virus.

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http://download.cnet...4-10196637.html

#7 Jack 0Neill

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:51

AVG is terrible. Get MSE or Avast.

Do people evne still use SpywareBlaster? It seems useless in this day and age, just like Spybot from what I've read.

#8 Torolol

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:00

SpywareBlaster only relevant if you're still using browser that utilize ActiveX, as it can't block any other kind of plug-ins or browser extension.

Other thing that SpywareBlaster do is put list of 'known' sites into:
- browser's 'Restricted Sites' list (for IE) or
- 'disallowed cookies site' list (for FF or its derivatives) ,
this one works for browser that recognized by SpywareBlaster,
there other program that can do this too.

#9 OP iron2000

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:07

uh, more than 2 weeks late article?

Oops...
Didn't take note of the date :p
Only discovered it when I went to update it after forgetting about it for quite sometime.

AVG is terrible. Get MSE or Avast.

Do people evne still use SpywareBlaster? It seems useless in this day and age, just like Spybot from what I've read.

I still use it and install it on the PCs I built for my relatives.
Doesn't run in background as it is just basically some blocklists.

I guess the lists should be still relavent as they are being maintained.


^ I'd be afraid it would conflict with my AVG anti-virus.

Ratings here:

http://download.cnet...4-10196637.html

All I know is that theres no conflict with MSE.

#10 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:11

used to use it, it started out about like malwarebytes....although, very slightly....but it added too much to my startup entries, and just wasn't as effective. MBAM ftw, not for the bias, because until I find something that works better for free, that's where I'm staying, although, YMMV. Not saying I hate the product, it's great for n00bs and whatnot, but not for the advanced user. That's as far as I remember....it's been a couple of versions ago, and let's admit....if you have THAT many problems, you can always turn to Neowin. :)

#11 Dan~

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:44

I use to use it, but then hated the fact that autoupdate was a paid subscription thing, otherwise you'd have to do it manually poo really

#12 OP iron2000

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:56

used to use it, it started out about like malwarebytes....although, very slightly....but it added too much to my startup entries, and just wasn't as effective. MBAM ftw, not for the bias, because until I find something that works better for free, that's where I'm staying, although, YMMV. Not saying I hate the product, it's great for n00bs and whatnot, but not for the advanced user. That's as far as I remember....it's been a couple of versions ago, and let's admit....if you have THAT many problems, you can always turn to Neowin. :)

SpywareBlaster never adds any startup entries.
It just uses the built-in features of IE, Firefox and Chrome, also Windows stuff like the HOSTS file and I believe registry for ActiveX blocking.

I remember back in Win95 days, I used some script that populates the IE Restricted Sites list.
That time there was some problem that a large Restricted Sites list slowed down surfing.
I suppose browsers don't have that problem now.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:10

The human brain (if you have one) is the best tool to prevent the installation of spyware, malware, and other potentially unwanted software.

#14 cork1958

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:21

Spywareblaster and Spybot used to be one of the combination things you could have. Now neither are worth a s**t!

To the person who said he'd be afraid to use it along with AVG. I'd be WAY more afraid to use AVG than Spywareblaster. What a TOTAL POS AVG is and I'm glad you don't build or work on anything of mine!!

#15 Ace

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:31

I suppose browsers don't have that problem now.


Internet Explorer in Windows 8 has Enhanced Protected Mode (along with ActiveX Filtering and numerous other security features), so surely these would render SpywareBlaster unnecessary?



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