Do Spyware Blaster & AdAware run automatically?

By macx
Feb 25, 2008
  1. I see a startup icon for Spyware Guard in the startup menu (bottom right of screen)
    and for AVG, but not for Spyware Blaster and AdAware.

    Do these also start automatically and run whenever the computer is running - I'm on cable.

    If not, is there a way to accomplish that, or is it even possible?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    There's two answers to that

    If you are talking about resident protection, then you need to purchase those 2
    If you are just wanting to start the program, you can shortcut them to your Start folder group (which is not a good idea)
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Hmmm - I've had both of them on my computer for several years, don't remember
    having to pay for them. Pretty sure not for AdAware SE Personal, don't remember for sure for Spyware Blaster. Both still seem to run fine, accept updates, and I'm able to scan with them.

    By "resident protection" do you mean that they do run all the time "in the background"? That's what I'm wondering. If they don't, are they even made
    so that's possible / practical?
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Adaware is free but if you want the resident protection then you pay for it.
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