Newbie Question - helpplz

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by newbie, May 24, 2003.

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  1. newbie

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    Does spyware blaster have to be open for it to work? If it does, is there a way to minimize so it doesn't take up space ont ask bar?
     
  2. Patrice

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    Hi newbie,

    no it doesn't need to be open to work properly. It's doing its work even if you close the application. If you read the help file, you will find the following information:

    SpywareBlaster does not need to run in the background to provide protection! Once you check items in the main Protection list and press the "Protect Against Checked Items" button, you can exit SpywareBlaster. You will then only need to start SpywareBlaster again to download updates and check any new items.

    Hope that helps! ;)

    Best regards,

    Patrice
     
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    If you read the FAQ, you will see the following:

    #1) What does SpywareBlaster do?

    -Unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster doesn't scan for and clean spyware. Instead, SpywareBlaster provides protection against spyware ever installing and can also prevent spyware from running if it is already installed on your machine! SpywareBlaster can also protect against spyware/tracking cookies (this cookie protection function requires Internet Explorer 6 or above - the spyware protection mechanism even works on Windows machines without Internet Explorer).

    #2) How does SpywareBlaster's protection work?

    -SpywareBlaster works by settings "kill bits" in the registry. These "kill bit" registry entries are set for the spyware ActiveX CLSIDs (unqiue IDs that identify an ActiveX control). When a kill bit is set for a CLSID, the ActiveX control that uses that CLSID cannot install itself via your browser, nor can it run if it already installed. Microsoft sometimes uses these kill bits for fixing Active-X security holes.

    Regards,

    Patrice
     
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