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Security => Security Software Programs => Topic started by: 2harts4ever on October 29, 2016, 09:42:56 PM

Title: SpywareBlaster Updates Discussion
Post by: 2harts4ever on October 29, 2016, 09:42:56 PM
Hi,


When I started using Windows 10 with the Edge Browser several months ago I stopped using Spyware Blaster after using it for years.


While visiting the forum today I noted that in 2013 winchester73 told what Browsers could use Spyware Blaster and among those listed was Internet Explorer (and browsers that use the IE engine).


So, now I am curious, even though I use Edge as my main browser  and my wife utilizes Firefox should I still be using Spyware Blaster?


Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever
Title: Re: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates Discussion
Post by: Corrine on October 30, 2016, 01:04:05 AM
No, at this point, SpywareBlaster does not support Microsoft Edge.  Microsoft Edge doesn't use the IE engine and doesn't use ActiveX control.  As more extensions are added to Edge, it is possible that SpywareBlaster will support Edge.
Title: Re: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates Discussion
Post by: hayc59 on October 30, 2016, 05:34:43 AM
2harts..hello
here is a list of what is covered

SpywareBlaster provides protection for your favorite web browser(s):
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Netscape
Seamonkey
Pale Moon
K-Meleon
and browsers that use the IE engine, including:
AOL web browser
Avant Browser
Slim Browser
Maxthon (formerly MyIE2)
Crazy Browser
GreenBrowser
http://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html#Browsers
Title: Re: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates Discussion
Post by: 2harts4ever on October 30, 2016, 09:30:04 AM

Good morning hayc59 and Corrine,


I appreciate both of you taking the time to respond.  It is good to see familiar names from the past.


The reason I asked is because I use Edge and my wife uses Firefox (both on the same computer ... but not at the same time).


Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever
Title: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
Post by: plodr on April 28, 2020, 02:14:08 PM
It also no longer states how many new items have been added, just gives the total.
Title: Re: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on May 01, 2020, 01:26:38 PM
Version 5.6 here.  I did have to manually  add the new protections for Google Chrome  after the update. 
Title: Re: SpywareBlaster Updates Discussion
Post by: hayc59 on May 12, 2020, 09:40:06 PM
A little dity from Javacool at wilders

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If you are seeing no unprotected items after an update, it is indeed because you don't have certain browser(s) installed (example in this particular case: Google Chrome). The number of unprotected items only counts items for browsers you have installed.

The specific formats / items blocked vary per browser, as the browsers have different ways of encoding that information / support different technologies. So there are multiple different block rule lists, and some only apply to certain browsers that support those types of rules.

We still fully support IE, and there will be plenty more items added impacting IE in future updates. So if you're waiting for those IE-impacting updates, no need to worry

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We do plan to support MS Edge Chromium. I don't have an ETA, but if you'd like to be updated when a beta is available please feel free to PM me.

SpywareBlaster's protection for Chromium / Chrome-type browsers currently supports blocking ad / tracking cookies, and malicious / unwanted / ad / tracking / annoying scripts. One simple example that's more prevalent lately: blocking crypto-mining scripts that secretly harness your CPU (and massively slow down your browser) to mine crypto-currency in the background.

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/spywareblaster-5-6-released-google-chrome-firefox-windows-10-and-more.423908/page-3#post-2916769