Basic SpywareBlaster question

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by josh, May 26, 2004.

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  1. josh

    josh Guest

    Just a basic question. How does SpywareBlaster do it's thing, if it isn't running in the background?

  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    SpywareBlaster sets flags in the registry to prevent the running of a specific list of bad spyware related ActiveX controls. This includes general spyware and malicious dialers. It also adds a list of spyware sites to the restricted zone in IE, and blocks a list of known spyware related cookies for IE6 and some other supported browsers. These registry settings / flags are themselves the protection provided by SpywareBlaster.

    After enabling all protections, you should run SpywareBlaster periodically, say once a week, to check for updates to its database. Other than that it doesn't need to be running to provide protection, so there are no processes run either at startup or in the background.
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