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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another version was just released, 3.1

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
ya i just got it thx!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks TeMerc. Very Happy I thought this was worthy of its own thread, so I split it from the old one.

The instructions say to open SpywareBlaster and disable all protection. Then uninstall it from add/remove programs in the control panel. Then you are ready to download and install the new version. Cool

I wonder why a new version so soon...

TeMerc - I checked out your MSN community - nice site! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it wasn't working correctly with my Firefox and Mozilla 1.6 browsers. It was only cookie protection but I'll see how it goes when I upgrade.

Also, some of the IE restricted sites weren't done properly and were being removed by IE Spyad updates.

Also, some Win 98 users weren't able to run SpywareBlaster 3.0 at all.

I will now go investigate.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the good news is that Active X and IE cookie prtection is still valid and Ok, but I am still having no luck with the Firefox and Mozilla 1.6 cookie protection. For 90% or more of you reading this, you have no problems to worry about. I'll have to look into this with more detail later.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Because it wasn't working correctly with my Firefox and Mozilla 1.6 browsers. It was only cookie protection but I'll see how it goes when I upgrade.


SpywareBlaster 3.1 should work with Mozilla 1.7 and up & Firefox 0.8 and up (including the latest nightly builds of FF and the betas of Moz 1.7).

Mozilla 1.7 will be the new long-lived stable branch, and recent changes in the configuration setup forced me to rewrite the support completely. So SB will not support anything older than a 1.7 version of Mozilla.

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Also, some of the IE restricted sites weren't done properly and were being removed by IE Spyad updates.


That should be fixed in 3.1

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Also, some Win 98 users weren't able to run SpywareBlaster 3.0 at all.

I will now go investigate.


I'm hoping that I was able to fix the Windows 98 compatibility issues as well. I'll have to wait for the reports from users, because I was completely unable to reproduce the problem on Windows 98 or ME here.

Best regards,

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx javacool and wellcome here!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the info Javacool. Welcome to Spyware Warrior! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mozilla 1.7 will be the new long-lived stable branch, and recent changes in the configuration setup forced me to rewrite the support completely. So SB will not support anything older than a 1.7 version of Mozilla.
Ah, that explains why my Mozilla 1.6 cookie file isn't being updated at all. My Firefox cookie files are in a Phoenix directory, since I didn't delete that when I upgraded from Firebird. SpywareBlaster sees it, and adds the bad cookie sites to the cookiePerm file, but the codes are different., so Firefox is not seeing them.

I'll look into it some more later after I go to all of the various forums I visit, and check up on Hijack logs.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suzi wrote:
Thanks TeMerc. Very Happy I thought this was worthy of its own thread, so I split it from the old one.

The instructions say to open SpywareBlaster and disable all protection. Then uninstall it from add/remove programs in the control panel. Then you are ready to download and install the new version. Cool

I wonder why a new version so soon...

TeMerc - I checked out your MSN community - nice site! Smile


Thank you Suzi, I appreciate it. I have WAY too many friends and family who have NO IDEA of security. So, it seems to have helped a bunch, and some others have found it as well. Nice to be of service to others. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*cough* what about poor old Opera? Hardly ever hear anyone say much about it Sad
I have all the usual protection on this machine anyways because yon kidlet is always hopping on here with IE and after I finish building him his own it also will be well protected.
But seriously folks, what about Opera?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried opras free version. did not like the banners adds.it would not conect at the time for some secure transations. not sure have the newer one,s fairs.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I sure do enjoy this forum! Good info.

I upgraded to mozilla 1.7 from 1.6

From Mozill Webpage:
"Mozilla 1.7 size and performance have improved dramatically with this release. When compared to Mozilla 1.6, Mozilla 1.7 Beta is 7% faster at startup, is 8% faster at window open time, has 9% faster pageloading times, and is 5% smaller in binary size."

This makes the download worthwhile on its own.

Now I am further protected by SpywareBlaster........Way toooo go Javacool!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeMerc wrote:
Another version was just released, 3.1

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html

I just got the newest SpywareBlaster 3.2 version on July 8th. It has 3054 items now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it was posted here too:

http://spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=3789

The Updates to Software forum is the place to check. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Javacool has come out with a new utility, SpywareGuard 2.2. The following is from that link:

"SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.

An anti-virus program scans files before you open them and prevents execution if a virus is detected - SpywareGuard does the same thing, but for spyware! And you can easily have an anti-virus program running alongside SpywareGuard.

SpywareGuard now also features Download Protection and Browser Hijacking Protection!

Features Listing:

*Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch new/mutated spyware
*Download Protection - prevent spyware from being download in Internet Explorer
*Browser Hijacking Protection - stop browser hijacking activity in real-time
*SG LiveUpdate - provides an easy updating solution
*Small size - with a small size and small definition sizes, download and updates are quick
*Report Capabilities - keep a detailed log of all spyware detected
Spyware files are blocked before being opened or run - they are not simply shut down after they are loaded in memory (and after they have performed their tasks)
*It's a free download



SpywareGuard is a work-in-progress.
We cannot guarantee that it will not conflict with other security software on your machine.
However we do strive to fix any compatibility problems that may arise.

If you are worried about potential compatibility issues with SpywareGuard, we recommend you download SpywareBlaster instead."

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpywareGuard has been around for awhile, so I wouldn't call it new. Although, I bet it is new to you Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
SpywareGuard has been around for awhile, so I wouldn't call it new. Although, I bet it is new to you Wink


Far too many things in life are "new" to me anymore. Dang, and I put some real effort into copying 'n pasting all of that! Boo hoo! Crying or Very sad
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