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by Mike Zazaian September 12, 2006 - 12:59pm, 2 Comments

Javacool's SpywareBlaster

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 from Javacool Software offers the most comprehensive spyware blocker around, and all without chewing up precious system resources.

While nobody likes Spyware, using Spyware blockers that eat up large chunks of memory or CPU can be equally troublesome. That’s why SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 is a program that anyone with a Windows PC should be running to protect themselves from the bitter cold elements of the internet tundra.

Free to download and install, SpywareBlaster offers one-click updates that offer comprehensive protection for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and even your Windows registry. According to the Javacool website, Spyware Blaster blocks:

  • ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
  • Spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.

And while the protection is excellent, SpywareBlaster’s greatest feature is that it doesn’t have to be running to work. Rather than sitting in your system tray and slowing down your PC, SpywareBlaster simply installs filter rules for your Windows, IE and Firefox registries that block known malware, malicious cookies and ActiveX content. The update feature constantly offers protection for the latest malware issues, and automatically installs them to SpywareBlaster. Just click “Enable all protection” and the program updates your protection instantly. I personally have been running SpywareBlaster since version 3.3 and have yet to find a single spyware-related issue on my PC.

The one short-coming of the free version, however, is that the program doesn’t feature automatic update. If you’re tired of opening the program’s interface and clicking “update” every few days or so, you can purchase the “full version” of SpywareBlaster for a paltry $9.95, a respectable price for eliminating your browser-related spyware woes forever. Head on over to Javacool’s website to download the program.