SpywareBlaster doesn´t scan and clean for spyware–it prevents it from ever being installed. SpywareBlaster blocks the installation of spyware ActiveX controls (such as Lop.com and Xupiter) in its database, and can even prevent them from running if they are installed. The built-in Check for Updates feature allows quick and easy database updates (released frequently). Information on all spyware covered in the database is also provided.
SpywareBlaster does not need to be running in the background – simply select the items you wish to be protected against (or select all items), press the Protect button, and protection is enabled. It can also block spyware/tracking cookies, and includes a System Snapshot feature, which allows you to take a snapshot of your computer in its clean state and later revert many changes made by spyware and browser hijackers