SpywareBlaster

SpywareBlaster

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1409 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4
  • Total Downloads:
    22,394,902
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,009
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Anti-Spyware

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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 110 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1409 votes

    • 5 star 797
    • 4 star 366
    • 3 star 101
    • 2 star 53
    • 1 star 92
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4 stars

"Great as long as you're not expecting something fancy"

June 10, 2008  |  By Zyrusia

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

This program does what it's supposed to do - block spyware, and it doesn't slow down your system at all to do so. I like the basic interface, it's a shame that more people don't believe in keeping interfaces simple and clutter-free. The interface in this version is more aesthetically pleasing than in the old version, but it still keeps things simple. This program is incredibly non-intrusive overall.

Cons

Applying protection updates can be slow, although it rarely takes more than a minute or so once you've used the program a few times.

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4 stars

"Decent."

June 08, 2008  |  By rtom2000

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

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5 stars

"run it all the time"

June 07, 2008  |  By moonthe_sun

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

seems to be a plus in the fight to keep adware and spyware out. Runs silently which is great.

Cons

none

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4 stars

"Wonderful Product"

June 06, 2008  |  By psince

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

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5 stars

"Quick and handy"

June 04, 2008  |  By vince2000

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

It quickly blocks all the stuff you don't need in your browser.

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4 stars

"Has been protecting my computer for years!"

June 04, 2008  |  By usnbrendon

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

SpywareBlaster by JavaCool has been incredibly trouble-free and very EASY to use! It works EXTREMELY well with Spybot-Search & Destroy (by Safer Networking Lmtd), which provides the most up-to-date "HOSTS file" for Internet Explorer to keep you from ever ending up at the current most dangerous websites / portals.

I have used many pieces of "free" & some quite costly spyware removal / detection software over the years, but several of them damaged the Windows registry irrepairably, others didn't do what they claimed! SpywareBlaster does keep most trash from ever getting on your PC...it won't fix all your problems...for those you'll want a good firewall, antivirus and anti-malware protection such as ZoneAlarm Security Suite.

Cons

It isn't totally free...but the only feature this affects is AUTOMATIC Updates...and honestly, it isn't necessary. It takes one more mouse-click to manually update the software, which is a no-brainer if you wish to use the software for free!

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4 stars

"It works for me."

June 02, 2008  |  By sprkymrt

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

When I check it there is a list of things that it has stopped or blocked. It works behind the scenes and I have had no slowdowns or trouble with it.

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1 stars

"I am having a problem with this software"

May 30, 2008  |  By Marian Husk

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

It works great but-------------

Cons

when I click on the update data base-nothing happens and I just get a blank page on Spywareblaster doing nothing. Does anyone have any ideas?

I downloaded this 20.03.08 The last download for data base was 26.03.08.

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1 stars

"Can not remove all of software once installed!!! Beware !!!!"

May 28, 2008  |  By scanner1132

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

It did get rid of some malware that Awil Avast could not nor could Ad-Aware nor ZoneAlarm Professional.

Cons

After removing software and all related files, on re-boot a blue screen would pop up and say this software is scanning. Scanning what?? So there must be some hidden files somewhere, but I could never find it / them. I had to finally reformat my computer completely. This takes about 8 hours just because of a nagging blue screen on re-boot!!! Also ZoneAlarm found a virus coming from the auto update folder on my system as well, as stated in a prior post.

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BE WARNED!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS SOFTWARE!!!

If there was a way to remove all the software and including all hidden files, and didn't down spyware, it would be a great piece of software. And if you find a way to remove everything pertaininng to this software, please post it!!! Under Negative reviews, and maybe, just maybe, C/Net Download , COM will put the removal steps in there weekly news letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gave it a 1 because you can not go any lower!!!!!!

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3 stars

"Seems ok"

May 28, 2008  |  By sean!_!

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4

Pros

it has quite a big list especially for internet explorer.

Its not in the system background and so doesnt use up any system memory...Something i find a bit strange considering it is supposed to block bad sites.

Cons

Updates dont seem to happen much-havent really seen the software do anything so its hard to comment.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4
Version 4.0 includes full Vista support, protection for many additional web browsers (including Netscape, Seamonkey, and Flock), and adds various feature and protection enhancements, tweaks, and optimizations.
General
Publisher BrightFort
Publisher web site http://www.brightfort.com/
Release Date March 03, 2008
Date Added March 03, 2008
Version 4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.91MB
File Name spywareblastersetup50.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,394,902
Downloads Last Week 5,009
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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