SpywareBlaster

SpywareBlaster

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1409 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4
  • Total Downloads:
    22,394,902
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,009
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 31
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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5 stars

"A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM"

November 17, 2011  |  By spenner60

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

It just sits in the backgound doing its job like it says

Cons

wish it would let you know when it stops something

Summary

A good program to add to your system and works along side your antivirus

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5 stars

"Great part of a computer's protection system"

November 08, 2011  |  By mr_coffee

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

This software does a superb job of PREVENTING spyware from inhabiting your computer. I've used it for at least 6 years and I recommend to all the folks who pay me to straighten out their computers periodically.

Why people review it here and complain it has no realtime scanner escapes me. Yeah, it doesn't have one. Duh. No one said it is a do-everything malware solution, including it's authors (Javacool).

So if you have your favorite antivirus, firewall, and malware scanner, why should you bother to install this?
1) It doesn't use up any memory and slow your system down, because it only needs to run when you are updating it or changing settings, and yet protects you from the kind of crap the internet tends to throw at your computer while you are surfing.
2) You'll spend less time messing around removing junk that was installed on your computer because you didn't have Spywareblaster.

Cons

You have to remember to update it every few weeks to maximize the protection or pay Javacool to automatically update it and have their small updater program running in the background all the time. I can remember to update it myself, and I really prefer to turn off all those check-automatically-for-program-update running in the background. Less to go wrong IMHO.

Summary

If you read through all the reviews, you'll see other people that work on computers noting that they recommend it to the people that have them work on their computers. It's for good reason.

DO use it with a good firewall, antivirus, and periodically scan for malware. Your computer will not thank you for it, but it won't cause you the kind of grief you can get by NOT having it protected.

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5 stars

"Nice to have an easy place to update bad site lists.."

September 09, 2011  |  By tbninmn

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

This can block programs from changing your home page on web browser and can stop browser hi jacks!

Cons

I wish the free version had auto updates. Or at least the auto update version would be a one time fee.

Summary

I load this on all of my clients (family and neighbors ~25 PCs) computers that I regularly tune up and remove viruses!

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2 stars

"Didn't stop a Trojan"

July 22, 2011  |  By vancourt

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

Not sure if it works or not

Cons

Didn't stop a Trojan or another piece of spyware.

Summary

It's running, but what is it doing if it doesn't stop a Trojan

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3 stars

"Wasn't able to use it"

June 28, 2011  |  By purigen

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

I don't know

Cons

I wasn't able to use it because of the conflicts it was causing with my Norton Internet Security

Summary

There are much better programs

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4 stars

"I 've been using this program for 6 years, no problems."

June 27, 2011  |  By Milton Davis

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

Runs in the background, learns fast easy, UI is great and updates come through CNET on a regular basis.

Cons

Can'nt think of any right now get back to you later.

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5 stars

"seems pretty good"

June 27, 2011  |  By unrinoceronte

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

It installed and said that it prevented many infections from my computer. Altough i dont have any idea how to prove this. This is a tool that is very well rated, and has been very much recommend to me by experts, so thats i think its biggest Pro

Cons

Not that i know.

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5 stars

"The BEST Free Real Time Protector !!!"

June 07, 2011  |  By SomeKindaGorgeous

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

Free & is 1 of the very few actual programs that are for free that TRULY provides Real-Time Protection!! Ive used it for at least 4 yrs now & it has never failed me. I just got a new computer & it was 1 of the 1st things I installed !

Cons

NONE.NONE.NONE. But just to note,Automatic Updating is only with the paid version. With the free version u have to check & update manually, but its a quick simple process & worth the free cost!

Summary

Just the best. Unlike the misleading Super AntiSpyware..which says it provides Real time protection in its free edition..it does not...THIS program IS REALLY free with full real time protection!! OH..its also such a small install in size & is really light on system resources & space, which is always a plus !!!

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5 stars

"Easy to use. Great program."

June 04, 2011  |  By Ray984954

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

All options laid explicitly, user friendly, informative and very useful.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Great spyware program.

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5 stars

"Best Free Ant Spy-ware Program"

May 07, 2011  |  By talljj

 |  Version: SpywareBlaster 4.4

Pros

Eliminates most everything , light load on computer

Cons

maybe does not attack spyware when attacking the computer

Summary

Just get it. Works better than some paid anti spy-ware

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.4
Version 4.4 includes improved browser detection, tweaks to Windows XP/Vista/7 support, and numerous additional bug fixes & optimizations
General
Publisher BrightFort
Publisher web site http://www.brightfort.com/
Release Date August 31, 2010
Date Added September 03, 2010
Version 4.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
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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