Is Spyware Blaster still recommended?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Papusan, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan Registered Member

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    Does it really add a good layer of security or is it worthless nowadays if I have an Adblocker?
     
  2. Krusty

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    It doesn't use any system resources and it does populate the Restricted Sites list, plus the tracking cookie list, but each to his / her own.
     
  3. Logethica

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    Good Question....I used to use it until quite recently.I removed it because of a few reasons
    • As you eluded to above...I have an adblocker (uBlock Origin) that blocks the same things as S-B
    • I use Chrome (and I have disabled IE) so I no longer need the "Prevent IE Homepage from being changed" function.
    • I have locked my "Host File" with my Firewall (ZoneAlarm) so I do not need the function in S-B
    Despite my having removed it,I do not have a bad word to say about Spyware Blaster,as I was a happy user of it for over a year...
    If you do not have another security soft that will perform the above 3 functions then I would say keep S-B...
    If you do have these functions covered then you could do without it if you wanted to..
    But I agree with @Krusty13 ..."each to his / her own"
     
  4. ArchiveX

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    Don't the uBlock Lists (against Malware, Spam etc.) offer a better protection?
     
  5. Impet

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    I think it makes no sense nowadays.
     
  6. ArchiveX

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    I feel the same. :thumb:
     
  7. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    When software becomes obsolete, it is usually abandoned, these guys just keep it on. Their official forum is Wilders. :D
    It still offers some basic protection to IE and IE based browsers, but since IE is basically dead, well needless to say more?!
     
  8. kaljukass

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    Ad Blocker(s) is absolutely necessary and indispensable thing.
     
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