If you are a user of Firefox or Internet Explorer (or another browser that uses the Internet Explorer engine) then Spyware Blaster is a must have layer of protection to add to your arsenal. Javacool Software recently announced a new updated version to Spyware Blaster.
Spyware Blaster is one of those apps that you install and you will not even know it is there. It will work alongside your current security software. The only downside to Spyware Blaster is that you will have to perform manual updates; therefore, it is important to include it in your routine maintenance of your PC.
Once you install Spyware blaster and perform an update, you will need to enable the spyware protection (see below). It is a also a good idea to perform a “system snapshot” which will create an image of various settings on your computer.
If your computer is ever infected by spyware or altered by an unwanted program, System Snapshot can help you restore important browser and system settings to their previous state.
Features (as described by publisher)
Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware and other potentially unwanted programs.
Block spying / tracking via cookies.
Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted or dangerous web sites.
No-Nonsense Security… SpywareBlaster can help keep your system secure, without interfering with the “good side” of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. It works alongside the programs you have to help secure your system.
SpywareBlaster works on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7.