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    Did or does Spybot place pornsites names on the computer to immunize it from those pornsites?
    A police detective in Arizona claims spybot places the names of pornsites on computers to immunize it from sites.
    I might be able to understand a database of blacklist sites blocking, but the Arizona detective is saying that spybot is putting those sites on a computer to immunize it. It's kinda slanderous to say you'll get porn popups using spybot, right?

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    Hello guitar1,

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar1 View Post
    Did or does Spybot place pornsites names on the computer to immunize it from those pornsites?
    A police detective in Arizona claims spybot places the names of pornsites on computers to immunize it from sites.
    I might be able to understand a database of blacklist sites blocking, but the Arizona detective is saying that spybot is putting those sites on a computer to immunize it. It's kinda slanderous to say you'll get porn popups using spybot, right?
    Apprantly a misunderstanding about how "Immunization" works.

    "Immunization pro-actively prevents malware from attacking your system by blocking access to sites known to contain malicious or unwanted software, blocking cookies that have just tracking purposes, and blocking browser plugins that are malware or similar."

    http://www.safer-networking.org/features/immunization/

    http://www.safer-networking.org/features/

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    I'm grateful for your response. I understand how blacklists work. What was important to me is that as a user of Spybot (Thanks) I am bothered by an Arizona police detective, saying in court, on the record, today, that Spybot caused porn popups, as a product of trying to stop malware etc. It's on the record and I thought Safer-Networking might not appreciate the slander and MIGHT want to set Arizona Police Forensics straight! Thanks for all your time and consideration, guitar1

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    Hello guitar1,

    Quote Originally Posted by guitar1 View Post
    I'm grateful for your response. I understand how blacklists work. What was important to me is that as a user of Spybot (Thanks) I am bothered by an Arizona police detective, saying in court, on the record, today, that Spybot caused porn popups, as a product of trying to stop malware etc. It's on the record and I thought Safer-Networking might not appreciate the slander and MIGHT want to set Arizona Police Forensics straight! Thanks for all your time and consideration, guitar1
    Thank you for clarifying, I will pass the information on to our office.

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