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Is Spyware Blaster Useful?


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#1 cuppachin

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:12 AM

I have used it for sometime but it seems useless...it claims to block tracking cookies but when I scan with AVG,there are tons of cookies!

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:27 AM

SpywareBlaster will do 4 things for you:
1. It prevents installation of known malicious ActiveX programs (without interfering with normal ActiveX execution).
2. For Internet Explorer, it blocks cookies from known malicious sites.
3. It adds known malicious sites to Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites zone.
4. If you use a Mozilla based browser, like Firefox, it prevent malicious cookies from being installed.

Not all cookies are bad.
In fact some are quite useful, such as the ones used at Bleeping Computer.
I allow cookies for BC, because they keep me from having to log in every time I come here.
As stated in #2, SpywareBlaster blocks cookies from known malicious sites.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:31 AM

My understanding of how SpywareBlaster works is that it maintains a "blacklist" of known bad sites and blocks ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and tracking cookies from the sites on this blacklist.

Therefore, it won't block all tracking cookies; only those from sites on the blacklist.
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