Spyware (Blaster & Guard) & PC Spy Software

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by spooker, Jun 24, 2003.

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  1. spooker

    spooker Registered Member

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    I fancy myself as a well informed parent, but I am concerned about my children's surfing and chatting habits. I currently have blaster & guard installed on all my home computers. I also want to install a spy tool (Spy Buddy: http://www.spy-software-directory.com/spy_buddy.asp) concerning my children's internet activity. How can I set up either/both blaster and guard to allow the new software to not be blocked/changed via your fine programs? Is there a setting that will allow certain programs to run even though they are considered spyware?

    I'm sure I'll hear all about the dangers/illegalities of using any spyware, but the need is there.
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    First, let me clarify a few points. :)

    The "spyware" that SpywareBlaster / SpywareGuard protect your computer against is not "commercial monitoring software' (such as that Spy Buddy program) - but, for the most part, unwanted software that invades your privacy, may show annoying pop up ads, or may report data back to its maker.

    So you shouldn't have any problem running that SpyBuddy program if you have SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard installed as it is a commercial monitoring solution. (Software such as SpyCop can target these commercial logging/monitoring programs, and does a good job at it too.)

    I'm fairly certain it is legal for you to install monitoring software on a computer you own, especially for the purpose of monitoring what your kids are doing online (although I don't want to say it as an absolute, as I am not familiar with applicable laws in all countries). Because you are using commercial monitoring software, it should only be doing what you ask them to do, and it shouldn't be reporting data back to their maker (search around on the net - if this is the case I'm sure someone will have mentioned it).

    I hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  3. spooker

    spooker Registered Member

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    thanks loads for the quick response.
     
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