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Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Paul D, Sep 20, 2005.

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  1. Paul D

    Paul D Registered Member

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    Is there any possibility that SpywareBlaster will be extended to cover Opera, now that Opera is totally free?
     
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    Thanks, but I knew that, and it's not what I asked. I am fully aware that SpywareBlaster does not currently cover Opera. But given that the full ad-free version of Opera is now free I expect it to increase in popularity exponentially. When that happens it will, like Firefox, become more attractive to the dark underworld of the 'net.

    So my question was whether or not SpywareBlaster is likely to be extended in future to protect Opera.
     
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    Opera is not free. it has a free ad supported version but to get rid of the ads you still have to pay. And the one day opera free give away is not a supported version all it did was get rid of the ad. If you have to reinstall opera the free key won't work a second time. :doubt:
     
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    Sorry, but you're wrong. This has been posted in every forum I have visited today. Opera is now free - no ads, no strings, no restrictions. FREE

    http://www.opera.com/free/
    http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/850/
     
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    lol, ok i wasn't sure if u knew Opera protection wasn't in the cards for now so i guess as to your question for the future only Javacool will be able to answer on that.

    JC? :D ;) :D


    snowbound
     
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    When and where there is a need, SpywareBlaster will be there. :cool:

    (That's all I can say for now. :blink: But your vote is noted. ;))

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    Got get your money back bigc!! :D

    Just a note: I love Opera now that I have been using it since It's birthday giveaway!!

    cheers,
     
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    I have always used the free version for years now. ;) It is just a bonus that it is secure not useing activeX and doesn't need processguard protection on it's own :D I am off topic so I quit. ;)
     
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    Free Should Mean "Free" and in Opera this is just not the case! When you are unable to delete items that have been hardwired into things like the 'Bookmarks' for ebay, download.com, dealtime.com, and Amazon.com[I/\]
    Not to mention the "searchbar" items that have been hardwired into the darn thing -- that you cannot delete!
    So, Free is NOT Free just because they removed the 'ad banner' -- all they did is hardwire their sponsers into the program -- that is NOT free as far as I am concerned!
     
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    Even though this thread has taken a bit of a turn off topic I feel the need to reply to Mannie. The bookmarks and search engines you mention do indeed come with Opera but by not means are they "hardwired" and can easily be removed. I have removed e-bay etc from bookmarks as well as most of the search engines - added some of my own search engines preferences as well. I am a novice Opera user (about 6 months) but a few trips to the MyOpera Forums and reading the fax helped me to customize Opera just the way I like it. "OpSed" lets you totally customize the search engines for example. Hop on over to the forum http://my.opera.com/community/forums/ and learn how to use Opera - you'll love it!
     
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    The FAQ mentions that since Opera does not use ActiveX, it is not as vulnerable as IE. However, Mozilla/Firefox doesn't use ActiveX either, yet it is still supported.

    I have been using Opera since it went free, and I like it a lot. It renders pages much faster than Firefox (although I don't like the fact that it can't block ads). So, I would also like to see Spywareblaster support for Opera. Now that it's free, I'm sure many people will make the switch, and when the script kiddies notice this, they will probably start trying to find exploits for it.

    On a side note, Spybot S&D has a function to block Opera plugins through it's immunization feature.
     
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