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Spybot Immunization Query

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#1 ruby1


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Posted 13 October 2007 - 06:03 AM

I have spybot version 1.4, with Win 98se; may I ask how the immunization process 'works'?
maybe a silly question or obvious answer but;

for the immunization process to be effective and active does the spybot program have to be open and running?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:36 AM

Spybot's "Immunization" is passive protection (meaning it does not run in the background). When you "Immunize", entries are added to the system Registry. This blocks cookies from some sites, places other sites in the restricted zone and blocks the download of selected ActiveX scripts. This feature is similar to SpywareBlaster in that it adds registry entries for bad sites which are then blocked by IE. In fact Spybot will tell you if SpywareBlaster is installed on your computer and that it offers more control over your settings by letting you add and remove sites very easily.

Note: If you use Spybot, SpywareBlaster and IE-SPYAD together, there is some overlap of protection. Each one offers a different list but they are not completely identical. Thus, if you undo or disable the protection in one product, it may remove some of the protection installed by the other. You should re-immunize or re-enable the protection in the other products as appropriate.
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