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 Post subject: Spybot versus Spyware Blaster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:04 pm 
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Which is more effective at BLOCKING spyware - the immunizaton feature in Spybot or Spyware Blaster? Does anyone know?


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 Post subject: Re: Spybot versus Spyware Blster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:12 pm 
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Stephen wrote:
Which is more effective at BLOCKING spyware - the immunizaton feature in Spybot or Spyware Blaster? Does anyone know?


As per the referance within SpyBot,(immunize page, just below the status bar), SpywareBlaster is better at blocking activeX. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:14 pm 
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I just switched from Spybot to Spyware Blaster, with both programs running in tandem with Ad-aware SE. Since switching to Blaster, I haven't once had spyware more serious than Negligible come up in Ad-aware.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:21 pm 
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I've been using Spybot and Adaware together for some time now. At the moment I have Spyware Blaster loaded with the other two - trying out Spyware Blaster. Is it overkill to have all three? Is it likely to cause problems having them all on at the same time.

I do not use the immunization feature of Spybot currently. I am also trying to evaluate whether I should start using that feature, switching to Spyware Blaster, or using both - with Adaware.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:47 pm 
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I'm using Ad-Aware SE, and SpyBot with the imunize function and resident bad download blocker. I've yet to have any problems. I haven't heard any reports of conflicts between SpyBot and SpywareBlaster, Ad-aware,(non pro version), shouldn't cause any problems since it's a non-resident program.

If you have people using your PC that are prone to risky behavior, I don't think using all three is overkill. Considering some of the new spyware/malware out there it's ok to be cautious, unless your really into reformats that is.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:52 pm 
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spybot and AVG is enough. i used to run spybotm AVG and adaware but the adaware was overkill and i liked spybot better so i stuck with that. never used blaster but i know spybot has kept me 100% clean when combo'd w/ AVG


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 Post subject: Re: Spybot versus Spyware Blaster
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:16 pm 
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Stephen wrote:
Which is more effective at BLOCKING spyware - the immunizaton feature in Spybot or Spyware Blaster? Does anyone know?


Spyware Blaster, blocks the downloading of the bad stuff, whereas Spybot Search and Destroy removes bad code after its been downloaded on to your machine.

They both have there good points, and I run them both here.

Also this box has been Imunized per Spybot. I think that the Imunize fuction has over 2000+ items that it can block, and SpywareBlaster is upwards of 3100+ items.

Blaster also protects Firefox, if you happen to be running that browser.

I run Adaware SE 1.05, just to back this all up, and rarely get anything show up, other than a tracking cookie once and a while.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:35 pm 
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Do you run the Spybot Immunization function at the same time that Spyware Blaster is running? No conflicts?


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I switched to Guard Bar last week and it has stopped all adware so far. I've been using adaware and spybot s&d to check on it's effectiveness. It is a toolbar with google search and other features.


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me runz adaware,spybot,spyware blaster and an AV


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Stephen wrote:
Do you run the Spybot Immunization function at the same time that Spyware Blaster is running? No conflicts?

Yes, They are both running at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: Spybot versus Spyware Blaster
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:37 pm 
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Sir Lurkalot wrote:
Stephen wrote:
Which is more effective at BLOCKING spyware - the immunizaton feature in Spybot or Spyware Blaster? Does anyone know?
Blaster also protects Firefox, if you happen to be running that browser.

I run Adaware SE 1.05, just to back this all up, and rarely get anything show up, other than a tracking cookie once and a while.


I use Firefox, so this exact setup is a dream.


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