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Recommendation - Spyblaster or Microsoft Antispyware (beta)

by gjkiii / February 8, 2006 12:48 PM PST

Any one of these better than the other. Right now I am using AVG, Spybot, and Ad-aware. I am not sure I need a fourth program or not but I found these and people seem to like them both. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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Which one?
by tomron / February 8, 2006 1:00 PM PST

Spyware blaster is not a scanner,but it is good to have,reasons being.

Prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.

Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.

MS anti spyware:I have it and don't see anything special about it.


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Are you sure you're not mistaking Spyblaster for..
by Carol~ Moderator / February 8, 2006 1:08 PM PST

Javacool's SpywareBlaster??

I haven't heard of Spyblaster, but please make sure you are not confusing the two. You could wind up in a "heap a" trouble! Wink


(I have both and am satisfied with both. I am one of the few who do not complain, if it doesn't pick up all sorts of items. But that's... just me.)

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Its the one....
by gjkiii / February 8, 2006 1:13 PM PST

Its the one that prevents spyware from ever being installed on your computer.

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Just to be sure.....
by gjkiii / February 8, 2006 1:16 PM PST

Is it the java one that I want?

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basically, as many as you can handle..
by Melati Hitam / February 8, 2006 1:42 PM PST
In reply to: Just to be sure.....

so, to answer your question, I say, Both..

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I believe the one you are referring to..
by Carol~ Moderator / February 8, 2006 1:44 PM PST
In reply to: Just to be sure.....

when you say ''Java'' is ''Javacool's'' SpywareBlaser. It can be downloaded directly from their website.


Wilder's Security is the official website for SpywareBlaster which Javacool makes. It's loaded with information and has a group of people more than willing to help you out. (As is here ;))

You'll most likely get a lot of opinions, mine just being another one. I think it's well worth having. If you should decide on both, I can tell you they work well together, on my machine.

Good luck and feel free to ask questions..

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gjkiii.. some added reading..
by Carol~ Moderator / February 8, 2006 1:56 PM PST
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Thank you
by gjkiii / February 8, 2006 2:00 PM PST

Carol, whats the other spyblaster you were referring to. I had heard that there is another spyblaster program but its bad news and I should not use it. Am I right? Also is the microsoft spyware one worth having as well?

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You're welcome! Don't remember the name..
by Carol~ Moderator / February 8, 2006 5:27 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you

but to be sure, I did look it up. I had remembered reading here where someone downloaded something that sounded like it and wound up with alot of problems. When I looked it up, it seems as though at other forum's, people are confusing the names just as you are. (They will ask about ''Spyblaster'' and other's will reply back about ''Spyware Blaster'', as Tom did in the first post.)

Is there a specific reason you're asking, since you do have the legitimate link above? You keep saying ''spyblaster'' instead of ''SpywareBlaster''. (I'm not being critical. I'd like to see you get it out of your head, so you don't make a mistake with the wrong one! I can assure you that it is Javacool's SpywareBlaster. This I know for sure. Not much I can say that about! Wink )

I can only tell you my opinion of Microsoft's Anti-Spayware. Everyone has different opinions! I happen to like it's real time protection, amongst other things. Some people complain ''it doesn't find anything''. That's fine with me. It doesn't necessarily mean it's useless. I have a few programs that all pick up different kinds of ''malware''. That is what is important to me.

No doubt your head will be spinning after reading everyone's opinions. In the end.. it's up to you.

The best of luck to you..

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I was just curious....
by gjkiii / February 8, 2006 11:30 PM PST

The only reason why I was asking was out of curiousity, Thanks for all the help Carol.

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