Pre-existing Spyware

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by 89indyta, Mar 17, 2004.

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  1. 89indyta

    89indyta Registered Member

    Will Spyware blaster detect spyware that is already on a computer? I haven't downloaded Spyware blaster yet, but would like to if it can scan for and detect spyware that may already be on my computer. Thanks.
  2. sig

    sig Registered Member

    No. SpywareBlaster is a preventative measure. It's not a scanner or spyware remover. It sets "kill bits" in the registry to prevent spyware from getting on your PC in the first place. SpywareGuard by the same author acts as a real time monitor to catch spyware when it tries to execute. But again, it's not a scanner one runs to clean up spyware programs that are already there.

    For scanning and cleaning of spyware that's already on your machine, Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware are the two most commonly recommended programs. (All these apps are freeware, btw.)
  3. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Sig is directly on target and 100% correct.
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