Serious bug in SpywareBlaster 3.2 & XP w/SP2

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Clint, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. Clint

    Clint Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Baton Rouge, LA USA
    I was having a bad problem of some webpages not
    displaying, and really bad crashes on SP2 which would
    TOTALLY lock up IE and it would take a dozen attempts at
    cont-alt-del to close the IE window (which in turn would
    close ANY open IE windows as well). This unfortunately
    was traced to SpywareBlaster; specifically the checkbox in
    the IE area for "Prevent the installation of ActiveX based
    spyware, dialers, etc.". Checking that box caused several
    websites to not display ANY content, and sometimes
    crash, and confusingly SP2 displayed ***WINDOWS
    information*** about the block and what to do, and
    absolutely NOTHING about SpywareBlaster came up! This
    is why it took so long to figure out the cause of the
    problem. If the creators of SpywareBlaster treat this as
    they did with the serious slow down issues in loading the
    program, enabling OR disabling protection (several posts
    on that here), I doubt this will EVER get fixed. This new
    issue circumvents the purpose of "SP2's better security
    features" since you have to DISABLE some protection
    features of SpywareBlaster!

    I've changed security settings in Internet Options, and
    that didn't help anything. It would take WEEKS to
    individually check/uncheck each box listed in this specific
    area of Blaster to find out exactlly which module/plugin is
    causing the problem due to the "minutes to load or
    enable/disable" anything issue. I tried to search the
    registry for Blaster entries and its blocking tags, but they
    are not in the registry! (So, where are they??) I was
    going to try and selectively delete them from there since
    that would be LOADS faster. Further complicating things
    is the fact that what's in the Blaster list of blocked ActiveX
    is NOT in alphabetical order!

    Again this DOES NOT happen on SP1.

    PLEASE guys, please come up with an update for this, as
    well as the slow down issue.
    Thank you.

    I've attached a screen shot of an example of what Blaster
    is causing. If you "view source" on that page, ALL of the
    HTML code is there for the ACTUAL PAGE, and NOT for this
    animation! It's some kind of an "overlay", yet
    UNDERNEATH that overlay, IS the actual page!

    Yes, with Blaster ACTIVE, it TELLS you to install
    something! Yet with it INACTIVE, you get no prompt to
    install anything! That's backwards, since nothing is
    installed anyway when it's inactive!

    Attached Files:

  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002

    While I have not encountered any such issues, nor should there be any reason for such issues to occur, I'll need the following information to try to reproduce the problems:

    -Any and all websites that you've visited that repeatedly cause the issue when SpywareBlaster is enabled. (Please disable the links - changing http to hxxp - so no one accidentally clicks on them.)

    -A list of any and all security software you have installed on your machine.

    If you feel uncomfortable posting that information here, you can always send an e-mail to


  3. Clint

    Clint Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Baton Rouge, LA USA
    Sent off-list, thanks. :)
  4. narc

    narc Guest

    You sure it's the SpywareBlaster on SP2? I have the same problem and it points directly to KernelFaultCheck %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k.
    Same symptoms as yours.

  5. Clint

    Clint Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Baton Rouge, LA USA
    Positive. ;) If you have the same problem, then what makes you think it's not Blaster? When you disable all Blaster protection, does the problem go away as it does in my case?

    That "dumprep" is just a generic error dump, that happens with most any kind of XP errors (crashes, or system hangs). If you can find the file and read it, it might tell you something but they RARELY ever do.
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