Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by twl845, Mar 30, 2010.
Looking at my signature, you you think SpywareBlaster is still needed on my set up?
id use it as a very simple layer of protection.
For the simple fact that it prevents a lot of bad Active X, I'd keep it if you use IE. Other than that it's basically useless, though admittedly it uses no resources.
I almost never use IE8.(SpyWareBlaster is clearly geared to IE)
That said, I use SpyWareBlaster.
No overhead,I just need to remember to update it ever 15 days or so.
Does it help?
Does it hurt?
But ofcourse! SpywareBlaster just gives you
that extra core
It's not needed but it doesn't hurt
i agree but SB is that needed
Thanks for the opinions everyone. I've used SpywareBlaster so long I think I'll keep it.
Are you aware of the problem with having a very long restricted sites list in IE8? Basically it seriously degrades performance. I had to stop using Spyware Blaster and empty the restricted zone after upgrading to IE8. I'm not aware of any other negative impacts.
I use both Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster for blacklisting, and I don't notice slowdown in IE8, and I also use a hosts file and IE8's InPrivate filtering feature with an imported list from AdBlock.
I don't use IE8 as a rule, but when I have I don't see any degradation. Thanks for the tip though.
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