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Spybot immunization.

Can somebody explain what it does, and how it does it?

I understand the basics of a firewall, and of an anti-virus program, and (somewhat less) of a pop-up blocker, (and that they must be integrated into Windows somehow to do what they do), but I don't have any idea about this 'immunization'.

Thanks a lot,


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Re: Spybot immunization.

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it stops known scumware being installed

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Re: Spybot immunization.

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Using Spybot Immunization
The Spybot Immunization function is controlled through the Spybot-S&D tab. It provides four very useful functions:

Permanently immunising Internet Explorer from spyware.

Preventing Internet Explorer from downloading known spyware installers.

Preventing spyware from making changes to Internet Explorer configuration.

Locking the hosts file.


To provide immunity for your browser and hosts file, click on the Immunize icon under the Spybot-S&D tab. In the first configuration panel, titled Permanent Internet Explorer Immunity, click on the Immunize button to immunise Internet Explorer. The next panel is labelled Percent Running Bad Download Blocker For Internet Explorer. In the drop-down list, select Block All Bad Pages Silently. Click on Install.

In the third panel, Recommended Miscellaneous Protections, click in each of the three check boxes available to lock the hosts file and to prevent spyware from reconfiguring Internet Explorer when immunisation is activated. Spybot blocks all entries that are in its database.


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(NT) (NT) Thank you. Might be time to get newer version than 1.2.

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You're Welcome - latest version is 1.3
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Re: (NT) Thank you. Might be time to get newer version than

In reply to: (NT) Thank you. Might be time to get newer version than 1.2.


Spybot version 1.3 is much better than 1.2 in that it is easier to customize for your use and/or what you want it to do. Happy

As always, be careful with the new version until you learn it. Happy


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