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SpywareBlaster. What is it?

SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

What is it?

SpywareBlaster is a Windows program that blocks the installation of most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other unwanted programs from a user’s computer. SpywareBlaster works by blacklisting known malware programs, effectively preventing them from infecting a protected computer. This approach differs from many other anti-spyware programs, which typically offer the user a possibility to “scan” the memory and hard drive of the computer and remove the unwanted software, after it has been installed.

SpywareBlaster also allows the user to prevent privacy hazards such as tracking cookies. Another feature is the ability to restrict the actions of websites known to distribute adware and spyware. SpywareBlaster supports several web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpywareBlaster).

How to use SpywareBlaster:
  1. Download and install the software from this official address:  http://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html.
  2. Run the update process to make sure you have the latest definitions in SpywareBlaster’s database. Link on article on how to update.
  3. After SpywareBlaster immunizes your system, you can close the program. It won’t run in the background.
  4. You should launch, update, and immunize your system with SpywareBlaster a few times a month.  Since this is the free version, this is a manual process.

Preventative software like SpywareBlaster is just one tool to keep you and your computer safe.  For other tips please see KB article, Avoiding viruses and malware infections.