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? re: Spyware Guard

Gateway 400 Select PC; Windows 98SE; IE 6 SP2; 160MB Ram

I have both Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster on my PC. I update Spyware Blaster regularly and Spyware Guard always tells me that I have the latest and greatest when checking for updates. I have Version 2.2 of the Guard and last definitions date was 1/22/04.

It is my understanding that Spyware Blaster works in the background whenever I go on line. For the Spyware Guard to work, must I have it up and showing in my systray for it to be working?

Since I have the Spyware Blaster, do I really need the Guard too?

Thank you -- Julea

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Here is some good reading on this...

In reply to: ? re: Spyware Guard

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does it need to be in systray for it to be working?

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Thanks for your response. You say you use it ---- do you have it in your startup? Does it need to be in systray for it to run?

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No, it works by putting stuff into your registry

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the system tray icon is a handy tool to use to update definitions, ignore it or hide it

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Thank you LarryD for your response.

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I thought that is how it worked, but I wasn't sure.

BTW, I saw your pic on the cnet folks page the other day -- nice you are with us and sharing your wealth of knowledge.

Thanks again.

Julea

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I'm flattered...but

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all that I know is from what I've learned here!

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Re: ? re: Spyware Guard

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Julea,

The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.


Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web.

And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.

SpywareBlaster 3.2
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
........

SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.

An anti-virus program scans files before you open them and prevents execution if a virus is detected - SpywareGuard does the same thing, but for spyware! And you can easily have an anti-virus program running alongside SpywareGuard.

SpywareGuard now also features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection!

Features Listing: Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch new/mutated spyware
Download Protection - prevent spyware from being download in Internet Explorer
Browser Hijacking Protection - stop browser hijacking activity in real-time
SG LiveUpdate - provides an easy updating solution
Small size - with a small size and small definition sizes, download and updates are quick
Report Capabilities - keep a detailed log of all spyware detected
Spyware files are blocked before being opened or run - they are not simply shut down after they are loaded in memory (and after they have performed their tasks)
It's a free download

SpywareGuard 2.2

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

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