Spybot immunize could slow down net surf

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mantra, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    put beforehand that i suft only around secure sites
    but i'm asking does spybot immunize slow down surfing around net?


    and what does spybot modify when i click immunize?

    thanks
     
  2. METAL

    METAL Registered Member

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    no it will not slow down the net surf it is immunizing the bad products which are in it's database so your are protected to them
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    it said this because sbybot add a big list of exclusion sites & cookies
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    IMHO no....given the fact two of it's features....ActiveX(kill bits) and Cookie protection sit idly by until needed for your Internet Explorer and even when needed....the slow down IMHO would be so small it would be a non factor. The Restricted Sites protection on the other hand does add slow down in regards to the loading of an Interent Explorer Window. However....that slowdown would also be a non-factor IMHO since the Restricted Sites contained in the Spybot's Immunize database numbers only approximately 1500 entries and the reading of those entries from the registry would not add noticeably to the overhead. Where one would see a noticeable slowdown in loading an Internet Explorer Window in regards to Restricted Site entries would be those databases that number in the 10's of thousands and the reading of those entries from the registry would add noticeably to the overhead.

    In the below thread....read the paragraph that starts with "The first level of protection is immunization …" to gain some knowledge about immunization. In short....it provides ActiveX(kill bits), Per site cookie protection and Restricted Site entries for IE's Restricted Zone.
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks Bubba

    appreciate very much your clear answer
    thanks :)
     
  6. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    You are very Welcome ;)
     
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