Sunday, May 27, 2012

JavaCool Software Now BrightFort

SpywareBlaster has long been recommended  to prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.  It is probably the most well known program from the JavaCool Software label. 

SpywareBlaster and the other JavaCool Software programs are now under a new label -- Brightfort.  From the BrightFort About page:
"Our Company BrightFort (formerly: Javacool Software) is a privately-owned, US-based software company. Since 2002 we've been dedicated to providing innovative and useful security and privacy solutions.

We provide feature-packed yet lean programs. Our team works closely together to design and build the fast, and compatible programs that effectively solve critical problems and help improve your computing experience."

BrightFort Programs

"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."
 (Note:  An enterprise version of SpywareBlaster is also available.  Information at SpywareBlaster Network Version.)

"Making EULAs Easy

Discover if the software you're about to install displays pop-up ads, transmits personally identifiable information, uses unique identifiers to track you, or much much more. EULAlyzer can analyze license agreements in seconds, and provide a detailed listing of potentially interesting words and phrases."
 Doc Scrubber
"Share Only What You Want

Microsoft Word (.DOC) files can contain more than just text you see while editing them. Depending on the settings or features you use, they may contain all kinds of additional information that you may not want shared outside your home or company. Doc Scrubber lets you see that information, and scrub it from files before sending them to others."

"Protect Your Privacy

MRU-Blaster is a program made to do one large task - detect and clean MRU (most recently used) lists on your computer.

These MRU lists contain information such as the names and/or locations of the last files you have accessed. They are located ALL OVER your registry, and for almost ANY file type."


The code for FileChecker and ID-Blaster was written for older versions of Windows and has not been tested on newer version.  Since the code is very old, both programs have been retired.

(H/T:  Siljaline)

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