Spyware Blaster query

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Gavatron, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. Gavatron

    Gavatron Registered Member

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    I run Ad-Adware 6, Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster 1.3.

    I am running the latest update in Spyware Blaster and have all protection enabled and yet Ad-Aware is regularly picking up spyware that the list in SB says it is set up to block.

    For instance yesterday it found:
    advertising[1].txt
    atdmt[2].txt
    bluestreak[1].txt
    cgi-bin[1].txt
    fastclick[2].txt
    mediaplex[1].txt
    advertising[2].txt

    (Today there was also a Gator file).

    Several but not all of these SB should block. Why is this not happening?

    I am running XP Home. The tracking cookies appear to be picked up through my son's PC use as they are saved in his documents and settings file not mine. He has a seperate user profile set up, but shouldn't SB be protecting regardless, and if not how do you ensure it does?

    Any insights would be appreciated.
     
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    The cookie protections for IE6 (and also the restricted sites protection) are applied on a "per user" basis. SpywareBlaster would need to be run by each user on a PC in order for those protections to cover all accounts.

    If all of the things Ad-Aware is finding are cookies on your son's account, then try running SpywareBlaster there to add those protections.
     
  3. Gavatron

    Gavatron Registered Member

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    That seems to have worked. Thanks
     
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