What does spyware blaster actualy stop installing?

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  1. xAustinx

    xAustinx Guest

    I installed Spyware Blaster the other day and I was just wondering what it actualy stops from fom installing. Does it stop things like keystroke loggers and dialers installing on my machine when i look at websites? What else does it stop from installing?
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    If you use the IE or Mozilla\Firefox Cookie protection of SpywareBlaster(SB)....it stops Cookies from being installed for those URL's listed in it's database.

    If you use SB's Internet Explorer ActiveX protection....it stops the installation of spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted ActiveX-based software....for any CLSID # that's listed in it's database.

    If you use SB's Restricted Sites protection....it restricts\stops those sites listed in it's database that....

    • Attempt to download/install spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, or other potentially unwanted ActiveX/software.
    • Attempt to use cookies (or other methods) to uniquely identify and/or track a user.
    • Attempt to exploit browser vulnerabilities for potentially malicious purposes.
    • Attempt to use browser functions to force advertisements on the user
      (that may also try to force the download/installation of unwanted software).
     
  3. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    Yes..to the point they have been identifed..and also based upon the method they might try to install on your PC when you do not want that to happen.


    also see here

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    There are also other means to stop them also if you locked down your browser if you use IE..but many people do not want to go that far on their own.
    If you did these would be the step.

    There are a couple simple things that you can do if you are using IE, they make browsing a little more of a challenge, but they make it more secure and still provide full ability on sites you trust:

    1) Open IE, select TOOLS, Internet Options
    2) Select Security TAB
    3) Select "Internet" globe
    4) Click DEFAULT LEVEL, then SELECT HIGH
    5) Select "Custom Level"
    6) Select "Scripting - Active Scripting - Prompt"
    7) Click OK
    :cool: Select "Trusted Sites Check Mark Circle"
    9) Select "SITES", uncheck "Require Server Verification" - you will be adding the normal and secure sites in here that you trust, if you don't uncheck this you can't enter non-secure sites in this list.
    10) Type "http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" in the ADD box and click ADD
    11) Type "http://Windowsupdate.microsoft.com" in the ADD box and click ADD, click OK to close window
    12) Click "Default Level" then change to "Medium".
    13) Select "Privacy" tab, set to MEDIUM HIGH
    14) Select "General" tab, select "Temporary Internet Files - Settings"
    15) Select "Every visit to the page"
    16) Select 20MB for the temp internet files size, click OK
    17) Select "Advanced" Tab
    1:cool: Uncheck both "Enable Install On Demand" items
    19) Uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions"
    20) Uncheck "Play Animations, sounds, videos in web pages"
    21) Select/Check "Empty Temporary Internet file folder..."
    22) Click OK to close the settings window

    Now, when you browse to a trusted site, it's not going to work, you are going to have to ADD the site to the TRUSTED SITES in the OPTIONS / SECURITY tab. This can be a real pain, but it can save your butt when it comes to sites that can compromise your system.

    You will find that after the first week that you are not adding sites to the list any more and that you're experience is a lot nicer, less pop- ups, and less chance for something to hack your browser.

    Don't forget, you should only ADD TRUSTED SITES to the list. Even if you make a mistake, we set the TRUSTED SITES to MEDIUM in stead of it's default LOW, but you really want to limit the ones you add to verifiable commercial quality sites.
     
  4. JimF

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    I use WinXP in a limited user account. Are any of these steps necessary in that case?
     
  5. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    "If your "computer security system" needs to rely on you running as a Non-Admin, then you need to rethink your system."

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,12255189~mode=flat

    :) Unless you use a browser other than IE.. when you do use it..secure it the best way you can that will still give you the experience you want on the Internet..
     
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