How to Detect eBlaster

by John Ruiz

Programs like eBlaster can be very difficult to detect manually because an administrator can install it in any location on the computer and the installer will give all the important files random file names. The purpose of this is to allow eBlaster to secretly record keystrokes, monitor app usage and disk activity without raising suspicions. But certain anti-malware solutions are smart enough to detect eBlaster regardless of its location.

Detecting eBlaster

Windows Defender is built right into Windows and it flags eBlaster as spyware, allowing the scanner to quickly detect eBlaster as long as its real-time engine is enabled. This detection can, however, be bypassed by making a folder exception to prevent Windows Defender from scanning that location. Checking your anti-virus scanner's exception or exclusion list can reveal the location of eBlaster. Running a full virus scan after removing the suspected exception entries will detect eBlaster, providing your virus definitions are updated. Other programs that can detect eBlaster include Norton Antivirus and Spyware Doctor.

Removing eBlaster

The proper way to remove eBlaster is to press a certain combination of keys on your keyboard set by the one who installed eBlaster. From there, you have access to the option to uninstall it. If you do not know the key combination, you could cripple the functionality of eBlaster by means of a virus scanner, but you can never fully remove the app unless you perform a proper uninstall or reformat your system.

About the Author

John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for eHow and various technology, software and hardware blogs. He has been designing websites since 2002. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.

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