Download SpywareBlaster – It’s Old But Still Gold!

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SpywareBlaster prevents ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, and browser hijackers from installing on your system by disabling the CLSIDs (a system used by software applications to identify a file or other item), of spyware ActiveX controls.

SpywareBlaster, once installed, does not run in the background and yet continues to provide protection without the need for user interaction.

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A secondary but equally important function offered by SpywareBlaster, is its ability to block spyware/tracking cookies and restrict the actions of spyware/adware/tracking sites in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Seamonkey, Flock and other browsers.

Since SpywareBlaster doesn’t scan for, or clean spyware, but as stated earlier, prevents installation only, you should use it in combination with your active malware protection applications.

SpywareBlaster is definitely low maintenance and the only thing you need to remember is to update the database, which contains information on known spyware Active-X controls, regularly. Automatic update is also available for an annual fee of $9.95 USD.

SpywareBlaster also includes a System Snapshot feature with which you can take a snapshot of your computer in its clean state, and later revert to this state, undoing any changes made by spyware and browser hijackers that have infected your system despite the security in place. I recommend that you take advantage of this important feature.

This is an important security protection tool to install on your system; particularly if your browser uses Active-X.

SpywareBlaster provides protection for your favorite web browser(s):

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Netscape

Seamonkey

Flock

K-Meleon

and browsers that use the IE engine, including:

AOL web browser

Avant Browser

Slim Browser

Maxthon (formerly MyIE2)

Crazy Browser

GreenBrowser

System requirements: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7.

Latest release: April 13, 2010

Download at: Javacool Software

Need answers? Visit the SpywareBlaster Forum

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14 responses to “Download SpywareBlaster – It’s Old But Still Gold!

  1. Mike

    Will this work in conjunction with Norton Internet Security?

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Mike,

      *From the **SpywareBlaster FAQ page – **Can I install SpywareBlaster with (my antivirus/antispyware/security program)?* – Absolutely. We’ve built SpywareBlaster from day one to work great as part of a multi-layered security strategy. It “just works” alongside your existing security software, enhancing your protection without any fuss.

      I haven’t personally tested this with Norton, but since Norton is one of the most popular AVs on the market (perhaps the most popular), it is probable that *SpywareBlaster would have noted any problems with Norton.

      Bill *

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  3. kingpin

    Hi Bill,
    I would highly recommend Javacool’s Spyware Blaster for browser security.Too bad it doesn’t support Opera and Chrome browsers.Nevertheless for $9.95 USD for automatic updates is well worth it.
    Another cool one is SpyBot-Search and Destroy.

    • Bill Mullins

      You’ve made some excellent points, Kingpin.

      It really is too bad that SpywareBlaster doesn’t support Opera and Chrome. Maybe soon?

      I agree, SS&D is very cool in the way it handles adware.

      Bill

  4. Liam O' Moulain

    Bill,

    I recommend this app to all my friends who are not exactly computer literate.

    Liam

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Liam,

      Your less than computer literate friends are lucky to have you point out good security apps like this.

      Bill

  5. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    For the amount of time this app has been around, I had never tried it out. I just did, and I like it. Goes to show that one can think they are on top of things, but always more to learn.

    Cheers

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      I think this has been around 12 years+, but here I am guessing again. We know I definitely screwed up guessing with the Sydney thing. lol

      Best,

      Bill

  6. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    Well, I’m roughly halfway between them both Sydney and Melbourne lol, so it wouldn’t make much difference.

    Cheers

  7. TeXaCo

    Bill I haven’t thought about Spyware Blaster in forever. Thanks for the reminder. I guess it’s time I install it again.

    Thanks

    Tex

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Tex,

      I hear ya. Even though I have it on my system, I hardly ever remember to update. I guess I’m too cheap to spend the $10 for the auto update feature. lol

      Bill

  8. I’ve used SpywareBlaster for years, and always install it on non-tech savvy friends’ computers, along with SUPERantispyware and Avast. All 3 are so easy to use and to update and play nicely together. Spyware Blaster does not interfere with Norton either. I’ve used Spybot as well, and like it a lot, but the resident shield (called Teatimer), while effective in preventing problems, can sometimes cause problems with other programs, and needs to be disabled sometimes when downloading and installing programs, so it’s not a perfect choice for novices.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Susan,

      You’re friends are very lucky to have you as their tech department.

      Thanks for picking up on the Norton thing – I’ll remember that. You’re right about TeaTimer, it can definitely get to be a drag.

      Good to hear from you.

      Bill