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md2lgykThu Apr-23-15 12:00 PM
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"CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"


          

I've used SpywareBlaster for years. Whenever I run CCleaner (just file cleaup and nothing else), if I open SB afterward it shows that 234 items have protection disabled. It's always the same number and always just for Firefox. Anyone know what in CCleaner is doing this and how to stop it??

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TtechThu Apr-23-15 12:34 PM
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#1. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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It's probably the Site Preferences option for Firefox. I'm not using Spyware Blaster so I can't test this.

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Paul DThu Apr-23-15 04:45 PM
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#2. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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Could you be a wee bit more specific about what items you are clearing in CCleaner?



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md2lgykThu Apr-23-15 05:24 PM
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#3. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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QUOTE:

Could you be a wee bit more specific about what items you are clearing in CCleaner?



Paul D


Pretty much everything it will remove. I have CCEnhancer installed, which cleans even more, but the problem manifested long before I used that. Setting CCleaner to remove just the default, basic stuff (temp files, etc.) still causes the issue.

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Paul DThu Apr-23-15 06:44 PM
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#4. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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TTech is spot on.

Two comments:-

You could have worked this out exactly the same way I did. It would have taken you perhaps 15 minutes.

I had the Enhancer once, but removed it. It's overkill, as in my opinion is overuse of even the basic CCleaner.

  

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md2lgykThu Apr-23-15 07:46 PM
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#5. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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Sorry if helping me seems a bother. I'll not ask again. But Site preferences in Firefox? Really? I find nothing in FF's options or settings that addresses this issue.

After running CCleaner again and then checking Spywareblaster, I found that the unprotected items consisted entirely of cookies for what appear to be porn and other "questionable" websites. But that doesn't explain why CCleaner unblocks those and not others.

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Paul DThu Apr-23-15 08:01 PM
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#6. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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Under Firefox Site Preferences, CCleaner removes two files, which are immediately regenerated when Firefox is reopened, so removing them is pretty pointless anyway, given that they seem to be static.



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Paul DThu Apr-23-15 10:04 PM
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#7. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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Thu Apr-23-15 10:07 PM by Paul D

  

          

Direct from SpywareBlaster:-

http://www.brightfort.com/sb-link/sitepreferencesfix.html

Quote:
About Site Preferences
This information applies to Mozilla Firefox, and related browsers (ex. Pale Moon).

The Problem: Mozilla Firefox has an option to clear/remove "Site Preferences". This option conflicts with SpywareBlaster's protection, and may result in SpywareBlaster showing unprotected items.

Background: What Firefox calls "Site Preferences" are actually the exact settings that SpywareBlaster, and even Firefox itself, use to configure per-site restrictions or policies.

They are not: cookies, history, the actual "preferences" or data that a site may have stored about you (ex. your e-mail address, your favorite color), etc.

Some examples of Firefox features that set "Site Preferences":

if you allow pop-ups on a banking/ecommerce site
if you allow cookies from a forum site

There is very little reason to ever clear these particular settings. Clearing them removes per-site configurations that you have personally made, as well as per-site configurations that protection tools like SpywareBlaster have made. (This is why, if you clear Site Preferences in Firefox, SpywareBlaster shows unprotected items.)

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The best solution would be to untick that box in CCleaner.




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ChickenmanFri Apr-24-15 04:00 AM
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#8. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
In response to Paul D (Reply # 7)
Fri Apr-24-15 04:01 AM by Chickenman

          

I quit using SpyWare Blaster years ago when I switched to SuperAntiSpyware. I've never had any issues with SAS and a secondary MalwareBytes scan never finds anything after cleaning with SAS. CCleaner does not affect SAS and Avira works nicely with it also.

I have a Pro version, but the free version works just as well. You just have to update manually and " Real Time " scanning is not available in the Free version. Not a big deal in my books because I leave the Real Time scanning turned off even with the Pro version. RT scanning is really not required for Cookie type " Spyware" IMHO. FireFox and Avira take care of the " nasty " stuff quite handily.

BTW... I scored years ago on the Pro version of SAS. They had a lifetime Full version available for only $19.95 on one of their Black Friday Promo's. thumbsup

  

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Paul DFri Apr-24-15 05:20 AM
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#9. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
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I would never be without SpywareBlaster. It operates in an entirely different way to any other tool and doesn't interfere with any of them (NB CCleaner is NOT an anti-malware tool). I have paid versions of MalwareBytes and SAS. MB runs in real time, SAS doesn't. I never get anything worse than an occasional tracking cookie.

By the same token, I would never give CCleaner its head, and this thread highlights why. Blindly ticking all boxes in CCleaner without understanding what each one does can lead to complications.




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ChickenmanFri Apr-24-15 06:13 AM
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#10. "RE: CCleaner and SpywareBlaster"
In response to Paul D (Reply # 9)
Fri Apr-24-15 06:25 AM by Chickenman

          

I gave up on Spyware-Blaster because it is a simply " Kill Bits " program for ActiveX components. Can't recall, but I think it was Grogan or Shelly who brought this to mind. All it does is add thousands of " Kill Bits " to the registry.

And MS Windows Defender ( now Windows Security Essentials ) does exactly the same thing. It's a " Kill Bits " definition list just like SpyWare-Blaster So you are really just duplicating the process. And if you use any other Browser other than IE... Spyware Blaster really does nothing. FF, Chrome, Opera etc don't use ActiveX components.

BTW... After a week of surfing, including some... ahem " Gentlemen " sites, I usually end up with a grand total of about 4 ( Four ) Adware tracking cookies that need to be flushed. Both MWB and SAS confirm this. I've run SpyWare Blaster ( when I had it installed ) after an SAS scan and it never found anything... YMMV. Of course I don't run IE. It's FF for me.

As far as CCleaner... IMHO,it a very innocuous program that I've used successfully for years and years. As Paul mentioned, you should not go " Blindly " ticking off every single box. A little common sense goes a long ways. And it does have an Option to back up automatically every previous state. I always have that Option enabled... and I've never had to use it in all the years I've run CCleaner.

Edit: I should note that I never let CCleaner clean anything in any of my Internet Programs. All CCleaner selection boxes in IE/Firefox/ Chrome etc are left UNCHECKED on purpose.

  

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