I am sure most of us know about SpywareBlaster.
"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, Netscape, and many other browsers, and restrict the actions of spyware/ad/tracking sites. With the built-in Check for Updates feature, you can help ensure your protection is up-to-date. SpywareBlaster also includes a System Snapshot feature, which lets you take a snapshot of your computer in its clean state and later revert, undoing many changes made by spyware and browser hijackers."
SpywareBlaster is a free download for home personal use. There is a paid-for version which adds automatic update feature.
You can download it from here:
SpywareBlaster is a good program to add additional security for your PC. However, there is a 'small problem' with SpywareBlaster. It doesn't automatically start up when your PC boots.
Here is the 'fix':
Go to the programs folder, usually located at
Find the exe. file named spywareblaster.exe and create a shortcut.
Right-click on the shortcut and go to its properties.
In the target box, modify the Run command to include the /AUTO switch at the end. Make sure to put a space in between.
"C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe" AUTO
Cut/Copy and paste this new shortcut to the Startup folder found in the Start>All Programs Menu or in this directory:
C:\Documents and Setting\[username]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
It patches the holes so to have it auto start is unneeded unless you're checking for updates.
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Thanks for the tip but cannot be done by adding spywareblaster to the windows startup scheduler so that to start it when windows start!
Spywareblaster doesn't run except when checking for updates. There is no need to have it run at startup. If you want auto updates then buy the license.
ha14, I am pretty sure it works if you follow every single step I wrote...especially this:Thanks for the tip but cannot be done by adding spywareblaster to the windows startup scheduler so that to start it when windows start!
modify the Run command to include the /AUTO switch at the endevilfantasy, you are right on the spot. There is indeed no need to have it run on startup but personally, I see no harm in adding SpywareBlaster to startup. I don't think it would slow down your boot time if you do so. Instead, there is an advantage in doing so...here's why...Spywareblaster doesn't run except when checking for updates. There is no need to have it run at startup. If you want auto updates then buy the license.
Most people tend to forget about SpywareBlaster and would only update it every few weeks or so. By adding SpywareBlaster to startup, at least, you are 'reminded' of the 'existence' of SpywareBlaster in your computer. That way, you are also sort of 'reminded' to update its database.
Well, I am not trying to convince anyone here but hey, it is up to the individual. All I am doing is share with the rest here what I think might be 'useful' for them.