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SpywareBlaster

CNET Editors' review

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that's especially true when it comes to spyware; wouldn't you rather protect your system than spend hours trying to rid it of malicious visitors? SpywareBlaster is a simple program that provides protection from ActiveX-based software and unwanted cookies for both Firefox and Internet Explorer users.

SpywareBlaster has a simple interface that will be easy for even novices to navigate. The main screen shows the protection status for Internet Explorer, restricted Web sites, and Firefox. By default, protection is disabled for each of these, but you can easily enable ActiveX Protection and Cookie Protection for Internet Explorer, and Cookie Protection for Firefox. The restricted sites option lets you block the actions of known malware sites in Internet Explorer. If there are cookies or sites that you know to be harmless and need access to, an exception list lets you exclude these from being blocked. SpywareBlaster also has a System Snapshot tool that will create a record of your system settings, allowing you to easily restore them if they're altered by spyware. In addition to these tools, SpywareBlaster comes with options that let you adjust various browser settings and block Flash content and downloads entirely if desired. Overall, we found SpywareBlaster to be an easy-to-use tool that provides important protection for people who use Firefox and Internet Explorer.

SpywareBlaster installs and uninstalls without issues.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 1,410 votes

    • 5 star: 798
    • 4 star: 366
    • 3 star: 101
    • 2 star: 53
    • 1 star: 92
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Like an old friend."

    January 23, 2014  |   By mronga49

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    Doesn't use many resources,works quietly in background.

    Cons

    None for me :)

    Summary

    I have been using for many years and find this to be an excellent extra program to help slow down the tide of crapware. I see when ppl say it didn't catch something that its no good, but the fact is nothing catches or cleans everything. I find that using a couple of good antimalware programs is the way to go.... at least 4me.I have watched this app grow from stopping several hundred sites to several thousand. This may not be as useful with the newer O.S. but it still works. Try it you got nothing to lose and everything to gain in the search to protect your computer.
    MIKLO

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  • 1.0 stars

    "clkmon.com hello. it cant even block this one."

    January 15, 2014  |   By napoleon2014

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    none. doesnt slow down computer because it doesnt do anything.

    Cons

    if clkmon.com, a most common adware, can get thru, why have it. ill stick with adfender, it let it thru too, so why do i need this one also. i just added them to my host file. if i have to manually do this, why have this one. hello.

    Summary

    if i have to manually add to host file to block clkmon.com, why have this one. hello. just use adfender for adblocking. i use cookiewall and ptfb (last free one) to click buttons. i set cookiewall to prompt and ptfb to click delete cookie. i NEVER have cookies. cookiewall by sourceforge works much better, but only if you prompt will it delete cookie, strange.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love this quiet little worker bee."

    December 15, 2013  |   By iniegr

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    It's light weight easy to get along with and doesn't nag. It just does it's job. What more could I want?

    Cons

    none that I have ever found.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Protects Without Eating My Vista."

    November 30, 2013  |   By FreewareOnly

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    Doesn't hog or consume any resources.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet... although after running it the first time, I'm not really sure what to do with it now...

    Summary

    I guess it's pretty good. I'm trusting that it did and is still doing something. It's hard to understand a program that actually does something very useful on my computer, yet doesn't eat up resources, bog things down, or annoy me in any other ways...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it seems to work"

    August 10, 2013  |   By kingbed42

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    none that I know of

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i like it a lot. useful."

    June 16, 2013  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    -added spyware security (helps ie a lot if that's what you use).
    -host backup
    -system backup. while not a complete one, it is good for numerous internet settings. i have played with proxies and parental control programs and accidentally killed my internet. this program saved me.
    -doesn't eat resources or run in background or add startups. so its a no brainer to have.
    -free, no ads.

    Cons

    -definitions for ie only (though, i think they now added chrome??).

    Summary

    excellent supplement for internet explorer.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Blocks spyware, but that's all"

    June 7, 2013  |   By cloudsandskye

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    Above average spyware blocking.

    Cons

    No spyware detection or removal capability. May occasionally block access to legitimate websites. Manual definition file updates, so no real time protection.

    Summary

    Intended as a complement to existing antivirus software, not as a replacement.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does it actually do ANYTHING!"

    May 3, 2013  |   By maryhuff

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    Cant think of any pros since it doesn't seem to do anything!

    Cons

    Installed and updated,then next day ran a scan with norton and superantispyware and both found plenty of spyware.

    Summary

    Unless I'm missing the point,why is this getting such high ratings?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "SEEMS OK,but someone said'you cant tell if its working'"

    March 13, 2013  |   By verytiredchris

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    Easy to download and maintain...... :)

    Cons

    "You cant tell If its working Or not..........

    Summary

    Try it,it Dosn't do any harm,and it Might Stop you getting malware/ransomeware/spyware etc etc. Its also Quite 'lightweight' as far as I can tell..... :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The logo appears on my electronic brain"

    March 11, 2013  |  

    Version: SpywareBlaster 5.0

    Pros

    From my vantage point perched atop my people pedestal that some label a chair in front of my nifty new monitor that weighs a couple tons less than the immense, bulky CRT of yore It appears that the Spyware Blaster (SB) contraption consisting of combined binary digits one and zero that nothing negative is occurring.

    Conversely, I am unable to determine if anything positive is the result of having the Spyware Blaster contraption embedded within those components inside the pieces and parts that, together as a whole, comprise the thinking part of my electronic brain device.

    Cons

    The brain functions. I haven't seen the dreaded BSOD (blue screen of death) rear its evil and ugly head for a very lengthy time so SB obviously does not cause that dreaded ailment.

    If I am unable to ascertain anything negative happening with SB doing its SB thing inside the brain I suppose Vulcan logic would proclaim that no cons exist.

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