SPYWARE BLASTER FOR EMAIL ATTACHMENTS OR ACTIVE X?

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  1. sparkymarky

    sparkymarky Registered Member

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    I recently found and downloaded spyware blaster and spywareguard.

    I was wondering if they protected against active x or spyware
    being installed via opening emails?

    Just yesterday I opened an email titled josh@bluetongue.com
    and it said something about an active x control being present
    once I opened it.

    I deleted it straight away,
    this was BEFORE I installed either
    of the two softwares above
    so my question is would they prevent
    that active x control from running or being executed on my system
    if I had them installed previously to opening that email?

    I am asking because I havent read anything on the spywareblaster
    website that said it stops them for emails too, just websites
    I think.

    Sincerely
    Mark
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    It depends what e-mail program you are using.

    Both Outlook and Outlook Express can use the Internet Explorer engine to render webpages - in those cases SpywareBlaster's protection could have prevented that ActiveX control (if it was on SpywareBlaster's block list).

    If you are using another e-mail client it may not be using the IE webpage rendering engine, in which case you probably wouldn't be affected by the ActiveX at all. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  3. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    Hi sparkymarky,

    Welcome to Wilders, :)

    spywareblaster is a software that is not like other common programs that scans or eradicates malwares. It sets "kill-bits" to the malwares present in the main window of it. The malware listed in it, dont get a chance to get installed or run havoc in your computer. But, as said it does NOT scan your emails when you are opening or reading. but yes, if any malware wants to get installed through active-X or exploiting bugs.... and that malware is listed in spywareblaster.. the malware wont be able to get its job done.
    spywareguard is a program that runs on background and look that your "browser" is NOT hijacked or you are NOT being added with an unwanted BHO (browser helper object).
    Both do NOT scan but protect you .
    spywareblaster installs "kill-bits" and makes you safe from the malwares listed on it
    spywareguard runs on background and stop any evil attempt that wants to change anything related to your browser.

    as you just now got your spywareblaster , it would be nice for you to give a visit here too.
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/attachments/SpywareBlaster-selectandprotect.png

    hope that helped you.

    good day

    EDIT : Javacool, the developer is at your help so, you would get all the required informations .
     
  4. sparkymarky

    sparkymarky Registered Member

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    Thanks Javacool for the feedback!
    It feels good to have this software.
    I`ll make a donation in due course.

    I use outlook and express too.
    Sincerely
    Mark.
     
  5. sparkymarky

    sparkymarky Registered Member

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    Thanks Subratam for the
    screen shot, I ran it and am armed.
    sincerely
    sparkymarky
     
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