Spyware Blaster is NOT a memory-resident antispyware program that continually scans for Spyware. What it is is an “immunizer” that prevents spyware from being installed. It modifies your system/registry in a way that tricks malicious websites into thinking that the spyware is already installed, thereby preventing its installation. It works with both IE and Firefox.
What this means, essentially, is that in you can use Spyware Blaster in conjunction with a memory resident scanner such as Spyware Terminator without using more of your PC’s resources. Highly recommended for added protection.Spyware Blaster also provides the functionality of saving a snapshot of your system that in case you encounter any problems and/or infections and you need to revert back to the earlier state. I don’t forsee that many people would need this feature, however, as the program seems to do what it does really well.
The makers of Spyware Blaster have designed the program such that spyware database updates have to be done manually (i.e. you have to open the program and click on the update button), in order to encourage users to buy the autoupdate version ($9.95 annually). That being said, I have found that manually updating the program every few days is very quick and works quite well. (I would’ve normally deducted 1 star off my rating for this, but in this decided not to in this case).
Version tested: 3.5.1