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

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

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    But doesn't this only apply to Internet Explorer? I don't think that Chromium based browsers and Firefox care about the registry keys that were mentioned. A browser like Chrome or Vivaldi can already block third party cookies, plus they are protected by Google Safe Browsing, plus you can install extenions like Ghostery and uBlock to block ads and tracking.
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    SpywareBlaster currently configures Chrome / Vivaldi / etc to block cookies from specific domains, and scripts from specific domains / patterns.

    While you can see this configuration in Chrome settings, Vivaldi does not (currently) display Group Policy configuration visibly in its settings pages. Vivaldi does, however, apply it. (This method is distinct from how certain browser extensions work, and should work fine alongside them.)
     
  3. EASTER

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    Thank You @javacool- This end runs and is browser powered by Vivaldi. Useful information
    -Nice longevity w/SpywareBlaster
     
  4. paulderdash

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    +1 Must be the oldest / longest running program I have (especially now that I got it to work again, post #34)! :)
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    OK thanks, perhaps you already mentioned it, but now I finally understand how SB blocks scripts and cookies. So it uses Group Policy, cool but like I said before if you're already using the stuff that I mentioned I don't see much value in it. But for people who don't use that stuff, SB may still be useful.
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    What is blocked and how it is blocked matters (and differs), and defense-in-depth is a powerful security strategy.

    There is great merit to multiple layers of protection, especially ones that function so differently (and potentially target different things).
     
  7. J_L

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    Even if it's redundant, SpywareBlaster is another layer in case you need to disable uBlock or w/e, and possible bug/failure/etc. Even if the protection is minimal, it basically uses no system resources and only take seconds of your time to maintain.

    I have a question though: Is 2020-07-29 the latest database? Did the update schedule change from end of the month every month? Thanks.
     
  8. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    Hi,
    Yes, at the moment the latest database update is from 29 July 2020.
     
  9. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    Please check for updates again. :cool:
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    Yes, I guess this is true. It's a bit similar to using the hostfile as a protection tool as done by Spybot Anti-Beacon.
     
  11. xxyyz1

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    In version 6, seem to be missing the Help file (sbhelp.chm)
     
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