How does it stop activex based installs?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by gsaunders, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. gsaunders

    gsaunders Registered Member

    Sep 16, 2004

    I have searched and haven't found how SpywareBlaster stops the installation of activex based installs like wintools/huntbar.

    Can anyone describe how they do this without actually having a running application?

    I know they stick some items in the restricted sites to stop going to bad sites, but how do they stop those installs without something running??

    Thanks for your time.
  2. Mr. Hrmm

    Mr. Hrmm Guest


    It puts "kill bits" in registry that blocks the bad active x.
  3. Shae

    Shae Registered Member

    Aug 16, 2004
    Okay. Here is how Spyware Blaster prevents nasties from using Active X to install. First of all, as you know, it puts known nasty sites in the Restricted Sites in IE. The security settings for this zone should be High. Restricted Sites for IE disables Active X from being used on the sites that are in it. Also, it puts what are known as "kill bits" for known spyware/adware in the Registry, this essentially tells IE, "Don't install this particular software." In a sense, the killbits and the Restricted Sites act like an armed security guard. Known "crooks" aren't getting past them. Hope this helps. :)
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2004
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