Does removing Spybot disable some protection?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Mele20, Sep 18, 2007.

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  1. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I have had Spyware Blaster from its inception (very cool proggie!) and never had items become disabled until just now. A few minutes ago, I was reading GRC NewsGroups and noticed there was a Spyware Blaster update. I opened Spyware Blaster to update and IE, Restricted Zone, and Firefox/Mozilla all had a BUNCH of disabled items! I have NO other antispyware applications. I did have Spybot for many years along with Spyware Blaster. However, the latest version has too many problems so I uninstalled it a few days ago. So, does it seem plausible that somehow uninstalling Spybot affected Spyware Blaster? Or is there another reason for items becoming disabled?
     
  2. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I have found that most "disabling" can be traced to the Tea timer or a particular update, I have the resident unchecked. I agree the new spybot has problems, thats why another app has to backup what spybot finds before I delete anything. I just don't take spybots word for it.
     
  3. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    It is indeed plausible that uninstalling Spybot removed its immunization, which does overlap some of SpywareBlaster's protection. I haven't had a chance to confirm this, but it's definitely a possibility.

    If it hasn't happened again, I wouldn't worry about it - especially given the fact that you just uninstalled the latest version of Spybot. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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