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Spyware Blaster Running?

by jlippincott / June 4, 2006 6:02 AM PDT

I installed Spyware Blaster but how can I be sure its always running? Is there a way to check this? I know I always have to open the program to check for updates.

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by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2006 6:11 AM PDT

SpywareBlaster's primary protection is that it disables a list of known spyware related ActiveX controls by simply setting the "kill bits" (flags in the registry) for the specific items it protects against.

It works because that is the way ActiveX controls are designed. If the kill-bit is set in the registry, the associated ActiveX control can not run on the system.

So, there is no need to leave SpywareBlaster running. Simply check periodically for new updates, say once a week, and that's it.

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Actually, it doesn't run...
by John.Wilkinson / June 4, 2006 6:12 AM PDT

That's one of the nice things about Spyware doesn't run in the background consuming system resources. The only time it actually runs is when you launch it to update the black list of websites, cookies, and ActiveX controls. The way it operates is by adding those items to the block lists in your browsers, letting them do the minimal work involved.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks Guys!!!!
by jlippincott / June 4, 2006 6:36 AM PDT

Thanks guys for the info!!!!
Its greatly appreciated!!!!

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(NT) (NT) gumby, You're Welcome :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 4, 2006 7:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Guys!!!!
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