Q about immunization

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by nomarjr3, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    I'm using a MVPS HOSTS file.
    Is there still a need for me to use system immunization tools like SpywareBlaster or Spybot??
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Both of those programs do offer users of IE an extra layer of protection in regards to ActiveX\Restricted Site entries, however, you do realize there is a difference in using a Hosts file versus IE Restricted Site protection ?
     
  3. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    No.
    Can you explain to me what the difference is?
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    When used as a Security\Privacy layer of protection, a Hosts file prevents the browser from actually accessing the site.

    An IP or URL IE Restricted Site entry is restricted in what HTML code is exeuted. That's assuming an IE user has left the Restricted Zone at High default setting.
     
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