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Opera And Spyware Blaster


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#1 mga

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:51 PM

If I am using Opera for my browser will spyware balster help?


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 03:12 AM

You should have a anti virus and a firewall. There are freeware applications like AVG, and Ashampoo.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

From CNet/download.com

"It's a little surprising that there's no support for Opera, and there's a noticeable lack of spyware removal capabilities. Although we appreciate the good job that SpywareBlaster has done in the past, this current version doesn't hold up very well against other security products that prevent attacks and remove infections."

Edited by garmanma, 23 July 2008 - 09:57 AM.

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#4 mga

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

@dc3 - I have NOD32 for AV and have a hardware firewall.


I agree that it is silly not to support Opera. IMO Opera is a better browser with more options than FF. Oh well...

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:47 AM

garmanma - SpywareBlaster is virtually the immunization feature found in Spybot S&D, SpywareTerminator and a few others, built into it's own program.

It's an optional weapon to add to your security arsenal.

(Sorry to go a little off topic)

Oh and I think SpywareBlaster actually sets the Restricted Sites into Opera aswell - not completely sure though.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:46 AM

garmanma - SpywareBlaster is virtually the immunization feature found in Spybot S&D, SpywareTerminator and a few others, built into it's own program.

It's an optional weapon to add to your security arsenal.

(Sorry to go a little off topic)

Oh and I think SpywareBlaster actually sets the Restricted Sites into Opera aswell - not completely sure though.


My quote came from the download mirror site for spyware blaster
Sometime it pays to read the entire page
This from Javacool

Provides Protection for the Following Browsers:

* Internet Explorer
and any browsers that use the Internet Explorer engine, including:
o AOL web browser
o Avant Browser
o Slim Browser
o Maxthon (formerly MyIE2)
o and more
* Mozilla Firefox
* Netscape
* Seamonkey
* Flock


Opera does not use the I.E. engine

Edited by garmanma, 24 July 2008 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:11 AM

No ActiveX in Opera
http://www.opera.com/press/faq/index.dml#tech3

Opera is not tightly imbedded in the system, the way IE is. That's one reason it's safe. It has an independent cache and an AV product can watch what goes there. It's next to impossible to ruin the system by malware. Just my opinion.

Fraud protection
http://help.opera.com/Windows/9.50/en/fraudprotection.html

Content and blocking
http://help.opera.com/Windows/9.50/en/content.html
http://help.opera.com/Windows/9.50/en/contentblock.html

Security tutorial
http://www.opera.com/support/tutorials/security/

Edited by tos226, 27 July 2008 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:09 AM

opera runs off a proprietary engine, no? I dont think it runs on the Gecko engine.

thanks Toss226 for your info, I appreciate it. I'm off to read your links. :thumbsup:




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