Spware Blaster scan question

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Tracy, Aug 15, 2003.

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  1. Tracy

    Tracy Registered Member

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    How do I scan my computer using the Spyware Blaster to see what spyware stuff is on my computer? Help please
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    Hi Tracy,

    First of all, Welcome to Wilders Security Forums!! :)

    Now, you don't actually scan your PC with Spyware Blaster. Spyware Blaster is a preventative program. It sets flags in your registry to prevent the running of a specific list off bad spyware related ActiveX controls. This includes general spyware and malicious dialers. You just run SpywareBlaster periodically, say once a week, to check to see if its database has been updated. After that, it no longer needs to run, but the flags (kill-bits) remain, protecting you.

    The list of items you see in the main SpywareBlaster Window (when you first start it) is a list of what it protects against, not what's actually on your PC.

    I hope this helps,
    LowWaterMark
     
  3. Tracy

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    So there's no real way to see what's actually on my computer?
     
  4. LowWaterMark

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    >> So there's no real way to see what's actually on my computer?

    Not with Spyware Blaster, however, if you combine it with a tool like Spybot S&D, you can use Spybot to scan and Spyware Blaster to prevent. Together, they cover quite a lot of spyware.

    The two authors of these programs do recommend each other's as complimentary products. Also, Ad-Aware is an alternative to Spybot S&D, another very good scanner.
     
  5. Tracy

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    Is it a freeware?
     
  6. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, all the products listed above are free.

    Note that the words "Spybot S&D" and "Ad-Aware" in my post above are links to their sites where you can read about and download their software.
     
  7. Tracy

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    Thank you for your help :) ;)
     
  8. LowWaterMark

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    No problem. Glad to help. :)
     
  9. danbrown76

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    just info for anyone reading this, I've been a spybot S&D and spywareblaster user for a while and I love the programs. Spybot has been a HUGE help in detecting and removing spyware, and I've noticed in many ways how spywareblaster really does prevent spyware from getting installed!

    I installed spywareblaster on one woman's computer (who is notorious for unknowingly downloading and installing spyware) and now she complains to me that she can't install Gator and Hotbar!!! I love it!

    Thanks for the great software!
     
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