Which is which again?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by 357mag, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. 357mag

    357mag Registered Member

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    I downloaded both SpywareGuard and Spyware Blaster although I have not installed them yet. Am I correct in understanding that one of them removes the spyware from your system, and the other prevents spyware from ever being installed in the first place? I keep forgetting though which is which.
     
  2. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    Hi there and welcome to Wilders, :)

    Both, SpywareBlaster & - Guard prevent, not remove already existing spyware
    and the like from your computer.
    To remove, you'd want to download Ad-Aware & Spybot-SD.

    Hope this helps.​
     
  3. 357mag

    357mag Registered Member

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    Then is it necessary to install both programs?
     
  4. kevm

    kevm Registered Member

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    what nat says is true, however spyware blaster works by using a database of
    CLSID values that appear in the Registry that are associated with ActiveX objects. This database is always loaded and therefore spyware blaster does not need to be running for you to be protected. Spyware guard, is a memory resident program, which uses both signatures and heuristic identification. Therefore, Spyware guard is another level of defense.
    It should be noted, and javacool even mentions it on his site, that Spyware guard is a work in progress, and it may conflict with some programs. However, Javacool is very good with support, should you have a problem.

    Regards,

    Kev
     
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