Lets do a comparison here:
First, SpywareBlaster (3.05MB)
SpywareBlaster is a killbit program for Microsoft Windows designed to block
the installation of ActiveX malware. It has kept that component and expanded, and now can block all kinds of spyware that gets delivered through your Web browser, although its defenses are most useful for Internet Explorer users.
SpywareBlaster blocks the installation of most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other unwanted programs from the user's computer. SpywareBlaster works by blacklisting the CLSID of known malware programs, effectively preventing them from infecting a protected computer. This approach differs from many other anti-spyware programs, which typically offer the user a possibility to "scan" the memory and hard drive of the computer and remove the unwanted software, after it has been installed.
SpywareBlaster also allows the user to prevent privacy hazards such as tracking cookies. Another feature is the ability to restrict the actions of websites known to distribute adware and spyware. SpywareBlaster supports several web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Seamonkey, and Flock.
Found this info here--> SpywareBlaster
SpywareBlaster targets the prevention of and does not have the capabilities to scan for malicious software.
Now, Spybot S&D (15.65MB)
Spybot Search & Destroy (S&D) is designed to remove
. It scans the computer hard disk and/or RAM for malicious software.
Along with spyware and adware detection and disinfection capabilities, Spybot-S&D can repair the Registry, Winsock LSPs, ActiveX objects, browser hijackers and BHOs, PUPS, computer cookies, trackerware, heavy duty, homepage hijackers, keyloggers, LSP, tracks, trojans, spybots, revision, and other kinds of malware. It can also to some extent protect a user's privacy by deleting usage tracks like tracking cookies. Spybot-S&D also includes an "Immunize" feature to block the installation of spyware before it occurs e.g. by modifying the hosts file. Another tool included in Spybot-S&D is a file shredder, for the secure deletion of files. Spybot-S&D is not intended to replace anti-virus programs, but it does detect some common trojans.
Spybot-S&D also recently added an anti-rootkit function.
The TeaTimer module can be optionally enabled, providing a level of active, real-time protection from undesirable registry changes and the like. This comes in the form of pop-ups which alert the user to registry changes, and ask for approval before allowing the change. Registry changes only tend to be made when programs are installed/uninstalled/updated, so random changes can indicate the presence of malicious software.
Unfortunately, the program has the tendency to lock up at times.
Found this info here--> Spybot – Search & Destroy
In this list of Supported Browsers
you'll find Google Chrome listed under Webkit based browsers
further down the page. Which is a longer list than I imagined! I myself would rather choose to block than have to remove. That's why I use SpywareBlaster. My other programs are just to maintain a clean machine.
I personally use the following:SpywareBlaster
for the prevention of.Avast
as my AV.MBAM
that I run maybe once or twice a month. SASW
that I run maybe once or twice a month. WOT (Web of Trust)
to prevent me from accessing bad sites that contain malicious content.
And I also use:TFC
(Temporary File Cleaner) I use this weekly and before Defrag Ccleaner
I use this weekly and before Defrag though I never use the registry cleaner option included. It is advised not to use this or any registry cleaner as there have been reports of them clearing out needed registry entries and messing up PCs. In addition, what they do clean up is so small that little or no advantages are noticed.Disk Cleanup
Once every 2-3 months just before DefragAuslogics Disk Defrag
Once every 2-3 months
I also use Firefox as my browser and have never had an issue with it being slow.
I also have Sandboxie installed. Love it!
Also, what would be best to protect me from everything else?
YOU! 99.9% of computers get infected because the user does not practice safe computing. It doesn't matter what browser you use, which AV's or which protection programs that are installed on a computer. The user...you!...is in control of the "input".Here's an article that will help to educate you on safe computing:Preventing Malware and Safe Computing
Hope that helps you to decide what to do. Keep me informed of your final decision.