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    SpywareBlaster update

    SpywareBlaster version 3.3 has been released. Here's some release information.

    New in this version:
    -Improved Mozilla/Firefox detection / support
    -Improved support for Netscape 7.x (under the Mozilla/Firefox protection)
    -Improved updating
    -Fixed various problems downloading the latest updates with certain firewalls (or other programs) installed
    -Various cosmetic fixes/improvements
    -Further optimizations to certain parts of the program
    -Setup file is digitally signed
    -And lots of other bug fixes and requested tweaks

    This 3.3 release provides bug fixes and enhanced performance.
    Various issues people have been having with previous releases should be fixed.


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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    I hadn't noticed the install recommendation on the site before, so I'll add it here in case anyone else missed it too:

    o Run the existing version
    o Click "Disable All Protection"
    o Close program
    o Uninstall existing program using Add/ Remove Software in Control Panel
    o Install new version
    o Click "Enable All Protection"

    No need to check for updates first - the package contains the most recent one.

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Thanks Alan. I hadn't noticed that either.

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Alan,

    Where did you see the install recommendation ?? I downloaded a copy and saved it to my archives (as is my habit for all new programs I'm installing) and then downloaded another copy and let it "Run" and install itself. It went off without a hitch. My version # is 3.3 and it updated without any trouble (no updates online but 2 new threats to block after install. No mention of any conflict or problem if previous versions were not removed. I seem to recall this being an issue with their last version update, but thought they had resolved that. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Doc,

    Look here Wilders Security Forums - SpywareBlaster 3.3 released!. Not sure where the poster got his info.
    Upon further searching, <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.javacoolsoftware.info/kb/idx/7/076/article/">Javacool Software Knowledge Base .: How do I update SpywareBlaster
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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Good stuff - Thanks, Joe!

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Thanks Joe. From what I read at Wilders' it can work both ways, but I think it's probably best to follow the proceedure and disable and uninstall the old version and will do that next time. I don't seem to have any "issues" related to doing the install "incorrectly" but I'll keep an eye on things and post back if I do.
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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Besides the links already mentioned, if you start SpywareBlaster 3.2 and let it look for updates, you'll get a message that 3.3 has been released, with this link: SpywareBlaster Update Available. This page mentions the recommendation to uninstall etc.

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Right again Hans! That's where I saw it, and that's why I couldn't find it again - that page doesn't appear to be (obviously) actively linked to the main pages on the site.

    Alan

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    That would explain why I never saw it. I followed Joes link in his original post and the download link on that page took me to this page to get the DL from a mirror. I chose the Primary Major Geeks site and there was no mention of the clean install requirement there either. But, at least for me, it was a moot point, because the DL: & install went off without a problem and I have 3.3 running and fully updated. Go figure <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    All I can think of is that it's their "standard" procedure. If, for instance, they come up with a better way to block XYZ, but the older method is still in the registry, the unprotect/ reprotect would allow it to be updated?

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    Re: SpywareBlaster update

    Makes sense to me. But also seems that a few lines of code in the installation program could do that for you and keep the biggest cause of trouble (the user <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>) out of the equation. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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