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SpyWareBlaster items disabled

by Basil Hall / February 23, 2005 3:37 AM PST

When I was updating SWB this am I noticed that 8 original items had the protection disabled. I remember this happening before as a result of a clash with SpyBot S&D. Anyone had a similar problem or know the cause?


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Basil, were these the "new ones" you received with
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 23, 2005 3:58 AM PST

the latest update??
That's normal - you ONLY have to enable them

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Hi, Marianna, no....
by Basil Hall / February 23, 2005 4:22 AM PST

they were disabled before I started the latest download.

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Hi Basil...
by Larry38 / February 23, 2005 5:47 AM PST

I just updated my SWB, and had nothing disabled, after download I now have 3414 items in the database and all protection is enabled. I use SpyBot S&D so don't seem to be a problem.

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Thanks for the input Larry.
by Basil Hall / February 23, 2005 6:02 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Basil...

I do not think it is anything sinister, perhaps just a tempory glitch. Like you, I now have protection against 3414 items.

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Hi Basil
by roddy32 / February 23, 2005 5:57 AM PST

Just as Larry stated, I have both Spybot and SpywareBlaster and have never had that problem before either. I HAVE heard of occasional conflicts because some of the scanners/blockers but not this particular one. The ONLY conflict that I have had so far was that Ad-Aware SE picked up that my homepage settings had changed when I had SpywareBlaster lock the home page but I did some tests to make sure that was what was happening and I just have Ad-Aware ignore that now. The only other thing that I can think of is that the last time that SpywareBlaster updated, if I remember correctly, I think it was 8 new items so maybe you forgot to hit enable that time? I have done that myself both on Spybot and SpywareBlaster. LOL. Anyway, IF you don't think that is what happened maybe posting on SpywareBlaster's forum would be a good idea.

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(NT) (NT) I thought of that, but I was sure I had enabled????
by Basil Hall / February 23, 2005 6:05 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Basil
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FYI Only
by badabing / February 23, 2005 6:58 AM PST

I Have had S&D remove some Spywareblaster killbits when it "found" something and I removed it.I have had S&D remove or modify itself when it "found" something and I removed it. In my case it was after the removal of "EH-StartPage". I confirmed this by rechecking and unchecking the boxes and then running S&D,rechecked found a problem,unchecked found nothing. What I'm getting at here is when you recheck the disabled items in SpyBlaster and run S&D does S&D find a problem? and of course does the removal of the same checks results in no problems being found when S&D is run? I have no answers.I'm only stating my experience.

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