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Windows 7: SpywareBlaster 4.3 Released

14 Apr 2010   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Good deal antharr

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15 Apr 2010   #12


so does it have realtime protection in the free version?
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15 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Pretty sure the one you would pay for only gives you automatic updates basically, when it updates every week or two. Other than that, the main program is free, and what it does, you can read my post here -

SpywareBlaster 4.3 Released

Doesn't have Real Time Protection in the sense of an active scanning program like paid Malwarebytes, or paid Superantisyware, etc.

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15 Apr 2010   #14


oh ok thanks so it will do a good job on protecting me from spyware?
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15 Apr 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It's just a basic stop-gap procedure. Gives you another layer of protection while browsing the interwebz, and being that it doesn't really get in the way, or run anything, it's not a bad thing.

Not a stand alone substitute for an active AV program, and/or running a manual scanner here and there every once and a while though. Having it installed and enabled won't interfere with your AV or AS program/s.
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15 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Spywareblaster isn't like an active anti malware scanner, such as Spybot or Malwarebytes. It's just a little passive program that just adds entries in the registry to block certain malware. It doesn't run in the background, there are no active processes running. Just enable all protection, and forget it basically. Has updates every 2 weeks or so. Manual though with the free one. You can view the lists it has of what it blocks from the program. Has a few other options like protecting your homepage (making a snapshot) from un warranted changes, backup host file, etc.
Something to be aware of is the impact of a long list of sites in the restricted zone of Internet Explorer 8. This wasn't a problem in versions of IE up to 7, but in IE8 performance really suffered. I had to erase the list to get IE 8 working decently. I stopped using SpywareBlaster and also the immunize function of Spybot S&D as a result. YMMV though. I'd be interested to hear what others are experiencing.
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15 Apr 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Myself, haven't had any performance impact on IE8 with it for me.
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