Spywareblaster really necessary?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Iangh, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    How useful is Spywareblaster if you have a decent a-v?

    Does it really add to my protection - I use Avira suite, FF with WOT extension?

    Ian
     
  2. vijayind

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    Its just a choice between proactive and reactive action.
    SB can pro-actively ban sites, ActiveX, cookies from malicious sources. While Avira+WOT will only take action when the particular site,ActiveX,cookie is downloaded.
     
  3. jmonge

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    plus the snapshot of your system,incase you get a spyware infection you coud revert to your previous state:thumb:
     
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    Having an original TEETH, or DENTURES ?...:D :D

    Keep an Open Eye ...

    Yours Respectfully PROROOTECT
     
  5. Someone

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    IMHO Spyware Blaster isn't that useful if you have common sense, a decent AV and Firefox. Because I think half of the protection is for IE anyway.
     
  6. Baldrick

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    I agree with Vijayind.

    As SpywareBlaster has no active component, ie, nothing runs on the PC to provide protect, IMHO it is a no brainer to use it. It causes no slowdown, I can never recall an FP related to it and it is there as an extra layer IN CASE.

    In these circumstances BETTER WITH THAN WITHOUT!;)
     
  7. HURST

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    If you have kids/wife/friends/etc, using your computer, keep it. It's an extra layer that uses no resources at all.
    I personally ditched it, since I'm the only one who uses this computer and found no need for it.
     
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    It's worth noting that Microsoft is finally pushing out "kill bit" downloads via Automatic Updates to do what SpywareBlaster has been doing for years.
     
  9. Iangh

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'll continue updating.

    Ian
     
  10. jmonge

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    for me i always use it cause,the snapshot,flash kill bit and the bad black list of spyware sites and activex spywares like.
     
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  11. jdd58

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    For a Firefox / WOT user probably not much. For an IE user I think yes, why not?
     
  12. dw2108

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    Being a compulsive downloader and manual updater, I would have to say, "Yes!" But it won't hurt to use it.

    Dave
     
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