Red Sheriff spyware via Java applet

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by richardhot, Apr 2, 2003.

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  1. richardhot

    richardhot Registered Member

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    Does Spywareblaster /block/detect/fend off Red Sheriff?

    Will it?

    How pesky is this?
    Comments? Fixes?
    thanks
    richardhot
     
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    Hi richardhot,

    Welcome to Wilders Security Forum!! :)

    I'm sure Javacool will be along soon to either confirm or amend my information... SpywareBlaster blocks the execution (and download) of known ActiveX controls, but does not manage or control Java applets run from within your browser session, which is where Red Sheriff lives.

    For more information on the Red Sherriff spyware, and ways of blocking it, see the SpywareInfo Forum thread linked below:

    Block Red Sheriff Spyware (SpywareInfo Forums)

    Best Wishes,
    LowWaterMark
     
  3. richardhot

    richardhot Registered Member

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    Hello, LowWaterMark

    Thanks for friendly help. Will study through.
    richardhot
     
  4. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    The link LowWaterMark gave you provides excellent information on how to block Red Sheriff.

    SpywareBlaster currently does not have the functionality to do so - but it is in consideration for a future release. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  5. richardhot

    richardhot Registered Member

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    Thanks.
    Hope Javacool does block Red Sheriff down the road.

    regards.
    richardhot
     
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