Downloads:

959

Downloads of v 5.6:

760

Last Update:

07 Dec 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • BrightFort LLC

Tags:

sypwareblaster security protection prevention

SpywareBlaster

5.6 | Updated: 07 Dec 2019

Downloads:

959

Downloads of v 5.6:

760

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • BrightFort LLC

SpywareBlaster 5.6

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Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

To install SpywareBlaster, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade SpywareBlaster, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall SpywareBlaster, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade spywareblaster -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade spywareblaster -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure spywareblaster installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: spywareblaster
    state: present
    version: 5.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'spywareblaster' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: spywareblaster,
    Version: 5.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller spywareblaster
{
   Name     = 'spywareblaster'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'spywareblaster':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install spywareblaster version="5.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 07 Feb 2020.

Description

Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!

The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.

Multi-Angle Protection

  • Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware and other potentially unwanted programs.
  • Block spying / tracking via cookies.
  • Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted or dangerous web sites.

No-Nonsense Security

SpywareBlaster can help keep your system secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. It works alongside the programs you have to help secure your system.

Package Parameters

  • /UseInf: - Use the specified configuration file to when installing (will be created if it does not exist)

EXAMPLE
choco install spywareblaster --params "'/UseInf:C:\spywareblaster.install.inf'"

Notes

  • This package uses the free edition of SpywareBlaster and can only be used for personal & educational purposes.
  • There is a problem if the installation directory already exist with a prompt being shown asking wether to really install to the directory or not. Any help for getting around this would be appreciated.

tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = 'https://www.brightfort.net/downloads/spywareblastersetup56.exe'

  softwareName   = 'SpywareBlaster *'
  checksum       = 'd371114362df3d5f0f725cb3991d0c38342fab4e343fd66f8260a7ce552cf4459a502be39a8329f02f238cfda25b9fb8e78c526199171f0f86382611b1cef2fe'
  checksumType   = 'sha512'

  silentArgs     = "/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP- /LOG=`"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:chocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).InnoInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
}

$toolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
if ($pp.UseInf) {
  if (Test-Path "$($pp.UseInf)") {
    Write-Host "Using existing configuration file at '$($pp.UseInf)'"
    $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($packageArgs['silentArgs']) /LOADINF=`"$($pp.UseInf)`""
  }
  else {
    Write-Host "Creating new configuration file at '$($pp.UseInf)'"
    $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($packageArgs['silentArgs']) /SAVEINF=`"$($pp.UseInf)`""
  }
}

Start-Process "autohotkey.exe" "$toolsPath\install.ahk"
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'SpywareBlaster *'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  silentArgs     = ''
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Start-Process "autohotkey.exe" "$toolsDir\uninstall.ahk"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  }
}
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$($packageArgs.packageName) has already been uninstalled by other means."
}
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
}
tools\install.ahk
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx

; We know the window will pop up, so we'll wait until it does
WinWait, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Welcome to the SpywareBlaster Setup Wizard
ControlClick, &Next >, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Welcome to the SpywareBlaster Setup Wizard

WinWait, Setup - SpywareBlaster,License Agreement
ControlClick, I &accept the agreement, Setup - SpywareBlaster,License Agreement
Sleep, 500
ControlClick, &Next >, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Welcome to the SpywareBlaster Setup Wizard

WinWait, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Select Destination Location
ControlClick, &Next >, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Select Destination Location

WinWait, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Ready to Install
ControlClick, &Install, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Ready to Install

WinWait, Setup - SpywareBlaster,Completing the SpywareBlaster Setup Wizard
WinActivate, Setup - SpywareBlaster, Completing the SpywareBlaster Setup Wizard
ControlSend, TNewCheckListBox1, {Space}, Setup - SpywareBlaster
ControlClick, &Finish
tools\uninstall.ahk
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx

WinWait, SpywareBlaster Uninstall
ControlClick, Button1, SpywareBlaster Uninstall

WinWait, SpywareBlaster Uninstall, SpywareBlaster was successfully removed from your computer.
ControlClick, Button1, SpywareBlaster Uninstall

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
SpywareBlaster 5.5 199 Saturday, June 22, 2019 Approved
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