SpwareBlaster/SpyWareGuard:

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by SG1, Aug 21, 2004.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    I was told that SpwareBlaster need not be open or on, in the normal course of things; further, I do have SpyWareGuard always on. What I'm not sure of, is this: if "something bad" were to happen,

    1) is it just SpyWareGuard that would pop up, and alert me?
    2) or, is it SpwareBlaster that would come up/open?

    I ask mostly, as DRW's av (likely due to heuristic anylisis being enabled), does not let me open SpwareBlaster - I get a Terminate or Shutdown window. I 've written DRW's CEO on this last night and other FPs, and will see what if anything happens about FPs.

    But, if I disable heuristic anylisis, and possibly lower the armor that could be a bad thing perhaps(?) Yes, I do have certain files and DIRs excluded from scanning in DRW av, but it doesn't help.

    So right now, the query is: if anything bad happens, I think SpyWareGuard could open if that's how JC's program/s work, but with DRW's heuristic approach currently enabled, SpwareBlaster is not allowed to open. And if it can't open, would I be in trouble?

    Thanks, for help/info
    SG1 (Pat)
     
  2. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    Writing this update to thank folks in varied sections of Forums, and Bellgamin in particular for his suggestion that worked (in "Other anti-virus software" category).

    So others may know, should the need arise: I disabled Kernel protection in SpiderGuard, and ta-da, I can now >finally open< SpywareBlaster w/out DRW av giving me a window with only choices of Terminate or Shutdown (SpywareBlaster).

    But, my questions in 1st post here remain: if something bad arises, is it Spywareguard or Spywareblaster, that would come up and alert one to trouble?

    Best, SG1 (Pat)
     
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  3. Tassie_Devils

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    SWB just sets killbits in registry and silently blocks writing to it of bad stuff.

    SG on the other hand, will pop up alert if for instance a browser hijacker tries to take over...

    try it.. open IE, go to another site, Tools/Internet Options and try to Use Current for home page, then OK it... SG will jump up...

    see screenshot.. LOL... I also have AdWatch in AdAware PRO on, so it also alerted me.. cool...

    TAS
     

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