SpywareGuard periodically disables download protection

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Alan Kruger, Feb 25, 2004.

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  1. Alan Kruger

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    Hi

    I have:
    SpywareGuard
    SpywareBlaster
    Spybot S&D
    Ad-aware
    They are all updated.

    I have noticed for a while that SpywareGuard keeps disabling the "Download protection". I have 4 computers and it only diabables it on 2 of them. 1 is running 2000, the others XP. The 2 that it is working fine on are identical laptops; on XP. The 2000 & 3rd XP computer; it is not remembering to enable the download protection. When I check it once a week I find that it is disabled on the 2 computers. I renable it on both of theses computers, to find the following week it is disabled again. I have only just installed them on both of them so it is not a recent occurance. Could you please tell me what the problem is?

    Thanks. :)
    Sorry if you can't understand this, please ask questions if necessary. ;)
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Alan,

    It seems that some downloadmanagers are causing this behavior.
    Does that make sense? Different ones on the two computers with the problem?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Alan Kruger

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    Aha.
    That is completely right. My 2000 computer has the same download manager as on the XP computer (those 2 are effecting SpywareGuard). The last 2 XP computers don't have a download manager on them and they are not effecting SpywareGuard. All fits into place.

    Perfect. :D

    Thanks very much for your help and prompt reply. Wow that's quick. ;)

    Do you think that a different download manager would do the same?
    I am using Star Downloader at present.

    Thanks. :)
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  5. Alan Kruger

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    Perfect. Thanks very very much for your help Peter. :D
    I'll disable that and I'll see how it goes.

    Thanks Again. ;)
     
  6. Alan Kruger

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    Sorry. typo on your name. :(
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    No problem. It's pronounced the same. :)

    Glad I could help,

    Pieter
     
  8. Alan Kruger

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    Thanks Pieter :D
     
  9. Alan Kruger

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    Just to let you know that I am now using LeechGet and I no longer have that problem. So, LeechGet seems compatiable with SpywareGuard. I prefer it actually :D So thanks for you help.


    1 last question please:

    I'm now using MyIE2 & Avant browser, does SpywareGuard protect these browsers? or do they not have the same problems as IE?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Both are IE shells, so that would not make any difference for SpywareGuards protection.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  11. Alan Kruger

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    Ah..thanks...I just wondered, as I don't get any popup boxes notifiying me that things have been stopped from being downloaded.
     
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