Also, in this tutorial, when it talks about enabling the Active X and Cookie Protection, if your IE settings are already set to High and set to not allow Active X or cookies (except for Windows Update), should you still check both of these things? I'm guessing yes, but I just want to make sure that it doesn't do anything "bad" or contrary if you have those things set that way already? Same with Firefox... if I already have cookies turned off, does it do the opposite or something contrary if I also use the Firefox cookie protection in Spyware Blaster?
Actually the good thing about Spyware Blaster and Spybot's Immunize feature is that it doesn't actually block those entries just
in IE. The settings are global, so even if you already have something in the computer that tries to access those, it won't work. It protects the computer itself, not just Internet Explorer. The cookie settings you have set shouldn't have to be changed. They will not conflict with any of the killbits.
What about the snapshot thing? Is that just the same as a system restore point? Any reason to do this?
Actually the tutorial mentions that (bold added by me):
SpywareBlaster has the ability to take a snapshot, or backup, of certain settings in your browser and your registry. These settings will be saved in a database that is stored in your SpywareBlaster directory. If in the future you make a mistake, or things start acting strange, you can restore your configuration from this backup.
As you can see, the Snapshots aren't like System Restore, but more a fall back for browser and registry settings with regards to security.
And this may be a dumb question, but since the company is "Javacool" -- does that mean the program itself uses Java? I actually don't have Java installed on my computer... (Never had any need for it...)
Actually no, the program isn't Java based. But the developper's nickname is Javacool
Hope this helps.
Edited to fix weird link...
Edited by Galadriel, 06 August 2008 - 04:18 PM.