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Should I remove SpywareBlaster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,075
United States Rank #3,311
Reach 0.0881%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 356.60 days
1234.97 days >
Average installed length: 648.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.6.0 100.00%

SpywareBlaster 4.6

What is SpywareBlaster?

SpywareBlaster is a killbit program for Microsoft Windows designed to block the installation of ActiveX malware. It blocks the installation of most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other unwanted programs from the user's computer. Another feature is the ability to restrict the actions of websites known to distribute adware and spyware. It works by blacklisting the CLSID of known malware programs, effectively preventing them from infecting a protected computer. This approach differs from many other anti-spyware programs, which typically offer the user a possibility to "scan" the memory and hard drive of the computer and remove the unwanted software, after it has been installed.

About  (from Javacool Software)

SpywareBlaster doesn't scan for and clean spyware--it prevents it from being installed in the first place. SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs. It can also block spyware/tracking cookies in IE, Mozilla Firefox, Ne...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.javacoolsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpywareBlaster 4.6

Program executable:spywareblaster.exe
Name:SpywareBlaster
Path:C:\Program Files\spywareblaster\spywareblaster.exe
MD5:087309dec72c1fe35973d47bda9b43f6
Additional files:
  • spywareblastersetup45.exe - SpywareBlaster (SpywareBlaster Setup)
  • sbautoupdate.exe - SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate
  • MSCOMCTL.OCX
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • sburlhelper.exe - SB URL Helper
  • spywareblastersetup46.exe
  • SQLite3SB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • spywareblaster.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {B8A39DD4-92D8-495e-8CD3-EAAF5AB3962E}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • spywareblaster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68D3D7AB-EFC1-4C53-8A6B-9ED72F4AD259}' (runs on registration).
  • sbautoupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'spyblaster' (runs weekly on Mondays at 2:48 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • sbautoupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SpywareBlaster AutoUpdate.
Startup File (User Run)
  • spywareblaster.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spyware Blaster' and executes as C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sbautoupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBAutoUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • sbautoupdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sbautoupdate.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\unins000.exe'.
  • spywareblaster.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe'.
  • sburlhelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\sburlhelper.exe'.

How do I remove SpywareBlaster?

Quickly and completely remove SpywareBlaster 4.6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SpywareBlaster from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SpywareBlaster 4.6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SpywareBlaster.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SpywareBlaster 4.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,075

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.56%
Windows XP 16.86%
Windows Vista 11.26%
Windows 8 3.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.15%
Windows 7 Professional 8.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.84%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.97%
  United Kingdom 3.27%
  Canada 2.25%
  Italy 1.61%
  France 1.45%
  Australia 1.39%
  Germany 1.23%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Spain 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.70%
  Japan 0.64%
  Finland 0.59%
  Brazil 0.48%
  Mexico 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.22%
Dell 29.15%
Acer 12.56%
Toshiba 7.90%
GIGABYTE 6.09%
ASUS 4.40%
Intel 2.98%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Sahara 1.42%
Samsung 1.04%
Lenovo 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.29%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.29%

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