SpywareBlaster 6.0 released! - (Microsoft Edge, Brave, Vivaldi, Windows 10, and more!)

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by javacool, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    SpywareBlaster 6.0 has been released!

    Defend your security and privacy while browsing the web. Prevent the installation of spyware, malware, trackers, and other potentially unwanted software!

    SpywareBlaster works alongside your web browser and existing security setup, to provide a powerful multi-layered defense against the bad side of the web. No need to choose - keep your existing tools and your favorite software, and add on SpywareBlaster's complementary, no-nonsense protection.

    New in this version:
    -Enhanced Windows 10 support
    -Microsoft Edge (Chromium) support
    -Brave support
    -Vivaldi support
    -Enhanced Mozilla Firefox support
    -Improved high-DPI display support

    -Improved support for the latest versions of Google Chrome.
    -Improved support for the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox.
    -Numerous other bug fixes, optimizations, and tweaks.

    This 6.0 release provides enhanced protection, browser support, performance, and bug fixes.

    SpywareBlaster is a free download.
    Download the latest version here:
    https://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html

    System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. (32 and 64-bit)

    Like SpywareBlaster?
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    Upgrade to the full version
    Help us out, and automatically stay up-to-date, with SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate. Available for a low price, SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate automatically keeps you protected with the latest databases and access to the latest versions, along with priority technical support.

    Enjoy! :D

    Best regards,

    -Javacool

    P.S. If you have any problems please don't hesitate to post.
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Requirements:

    Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. (32 and 64-bit)


    Provides Protection for the Following Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer
      and any browsers that use the Internet Explorer engine, including:
      • AOL web browser
      • Avant Browser
      • Slim Browser
      • Maxthon (formerly MyIE2)
      • and more
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    • Brave
    • Vivaldi
    • Netscape
    • Seamonkey
    • Pale Moon
    • K-Meleon

    Slim Operation:

    As always, SpywareBlaster doesn't use any services, drivers, or anything that constantly runs in the background, consuming your computer's memory and processing time. You just open SpywareBlaster, set your protection, and close it - you're protected.

    And it works great with other reputable security and privacy applications, including anti-virus, anti-trojan, and even other anti-spyware programs. There's no such thing as a 100% effective solution, and SpywareBlaster was designed from day one to be a compatible, effective part of any security setup you may want to configure.
     
  3. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Upgrading Tips:

    To upgrade SpywareBlaster from a previous version you can either:
    (a) Download and install the new version of SpywareBlaster "over-the-top".
    (b) Uninstall the old version of SpywareBlaster first. Please see the detailed upgrade instructions here: http://www.brightfort.com/sbupdate.html

    Either method should work.
     
  4. paulderdash

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    Having the same problem 'Admin required' with Chrome, now also Edge and Vivaldi, as I had previously:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...indows-10-and-more.423908/page-2#post-2890317

    Also after a clean install - and running v6.0 install as admin (though it is an admin account anyway).

    Click for more information shows Information code 80004005.

    Win 10 x64 Pro v1909 18363.1016

    No problem with IE, restricted sites or Firefox though. o_O:isay:
    Database of 2020/07/29?
     
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  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    We have not been able to reproduce this locally with 6.0, however that particular error code may be associated with permissions issues / registry issues (or corruption) on a system.

    Are any accounts on the computer joined to a domain, by any chance? Or is there *anything* that might be interfering with access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies or Group Policy configuration?
     
  6. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

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    Neither that I know of @javacool, but I am not expecting a solution - seeing I not a paying subscriber, and I seem to be the only one experiencing this!

    Firefox is my main browser anyway.
     
  7. hayc59

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    thank you J!!
     
  8. Rainwalker

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    Having the same problem 'Admin required' with Brave(Chrome), but not very concerned in that Brave is still receiving SpywareBlaster protection.
     
  9. Page42

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    I've upgraded to 6.0 over-the-top on two 7x64 machines. As is always the case with Javacool's software, everything worked seamlessly. Thank you for your ongoing expertise with SpywareBlaster! :thumb:
     
  10. Osaban

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    Thank you @javacool, upgraded with no issues on my Win 10 64 bit home edition using Chrome 64 bit.
     
  11. zapjb

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    It's been ages since I used SpywareBlaster maybe since XP or when I first got W7. Correct me if I'm wrong but the main part of it's function is replacing your Hosts file with SpywareBlaster's Host file.
     
  12. Krusty

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    No, SpywareBlaster doesn't touch the host file, except if you create a backup of it.

    It populates the blocked cookies list in supported browser and restricted sites in IE.
     
  13. Trooper

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    Awesome. Congratulations on the new release!!!
     
  14. Krusty

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    Hi @javacool ,

    I can't seem to see SpywareBlaster populating the blocked cookies list in Firefox 79. SB shows that Firefox is protected. Am I missing something?
     
  15. EASTER

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    Same. Picture Perfect!
     
  16. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

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    You're checking under Manage Exceptions? Just asking.
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  17. Krusty

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    Yep. The only entries I see are the ones I've added manually.
     
  18. bjm_

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    Okay. I've not manually added exceptions.
    With Mozilla Firefox: Protection Enabled. I see
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  19. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Please try disabling all protection in SpywareBlaster, and then re-enable all protection.
     
  20. enemyofarsenic

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    So for Chrome and MS Edge Chromium it populates blocked cookies and blocked javascripts in the browsers? is it also doing other things other than those? does it block malware sites?
     
  21. ky331

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    I've seen mention [elsewhere] that Edge makes use of SpywareBlaster's Restricted Sites list... but my understanding is that the Restricted Sites list applies only to Internet Explorer [and NOT to EDGE]. Could you please confirm which view is correct?
     
  22. ChoiceVoice

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    does it work with other chromium browsers as well? or only those listed? (ex. yandex)
     
  23. bjm_

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    Edge (Chromium)
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  24. ky331

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    bjm_
    I realize that EDGE (Chromium) has its own list of protections in SpywareBlaster, one of which blocks Cookies, the second of which blocks (Java)Scripts... and the list of cookies/scripts being block can be confirmed in EDGE by going to
    Settings / Site Permissions / Cookies and sites data > Block ; and
    Settings / Site Permissions / JavaScript > Block .
    That's not my question. SpywareBlaster has a separate list called Restricted Sites. I've read (elsewhere) that the Restricted sites --- which I realize applies to Internet Explorer --- also applies to EDGE. I don't believe that to be the case, and that's what I'm trying to find out here.
     
  25. bjm_

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    Okay....you're asking about
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