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Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by howard bryant, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. I understand that I do not have to manually start Spywareblaster when I boot my pc, but I have no indication that it is running. When I open it, I see 'Spywareblaster' in task manager. But when I do not open it, I see nothing in task manager. How do I know it is workingo_O? I am running Win 98 along with McAfee Security Suite 6.

    Thank you!

    Howard
     
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    Hey Howard. Welcome to Wilders!

    SpywareBlaster does not run in real time. It is not a real-time protection program. Instead, you run it once, it puts "kill-bits" in your registry to prevent spyware from getting installed from the start. You only have to check for updates periodically and enable protection for all and you will be good to go. It doesn't start up at any time unless you start it up.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  3. I hate to be annoying (really), but how do I know it's actually doing anything? Thanks. Howard
     
  4. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    You're not being annoying at all. That is how you learn :)

    First, Look in SpywareBlaster and make sure that everything is enabled for protection. That is the first clue it has worked.

    Secondly, You will notice over time that you haven't gotten as much spyware either. When spyware is installed, it drops pieces into your registry. SpywareBlaster prevents these pieces from ever being put into the registry so the install doesn't work.

    SpywareBlaster is highly recommended to people by IT people everywhere, Including myself, so you just have to trust the numbers.
     
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