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SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1212
  • Total Downloads:
    6,437,373
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    23.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,023
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #6 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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SuperAntiSpyware was once a highly praised spyware scanner. Today SuperAntiSpyware struggles to maintain relevance in an era when such protection is commonly free.

Pros

Easy to use: SuperAntiSpyware makes scanning a priority and guides users accordingly. Uninstallation is also easy. The ease of use should be no surprise to those still running an XP-era machine. The main menu is split into a two-by-two grid of options, with the option to scan dominating your screen.

Cons

Aggressive upsell: After installation, before you even reach the main menu, you're greeted with at least three instances of SuperAntiSpyware asking you to go Pro, including an opt-out action and system alert. The main menu also tries to reel you in by offering features that now come standard with many other free antivirus apps, including basic tasks like scheduled scanning and automatic updates.

Questionable performance: Scans took much longer than expected, roughly 43 minutes, and after all that time SuperAntiSpyware failed to find even basic infected files during our test. The finished scan required a reboot of the machine, after merely removing cached cookies. Many third-party labs do not even consider SuperAntiSpyware for annual or monthly benchmark tests, and it's not surprising why.

Dated look: SuperAntiSpyware Free edition looks like it's stuck in the past. The interface definitely looks and feels out of place in modern environments, using font sizes unfit for anything beyond the 1024x768 era. Though there are other visually bare-bones antivirus products, like Panda Cloud Antivirus, SuperAntiSpyware lacks the performance to justify its unwillingness to visually get with the times.

Bottom Line

SuperAntiSpyware looks, feels, and performs like a dated piece of software. Move on.

 
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1 stars

"Beware! SAS has become greedy "Spiteware""

January 22, 2016  |  By rarelyreview

2016-01-22 08:34:53  |  By rarelyreview

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1212

Pros

Used to be good, now dangerous.

Cons

This once great program has degenerated into horrible spiteware. Had occasion to restart my computer and a couple of things were blocked from loading, including my VOIP telephone while SAS decided to announce it's BS "new" version by taking over my browser and trying to weedle $10 out of me. It closed all of the 10-15 tabs I had open on my Chrome browser AND deleted the history of those tabs completely, destroying hours of research. I don't want to hear any shoulda woulda coulda about it, the fact is that these greedy b*stards did this on purpose because I wouldn't choke up ten bucks. They need to be sued out of existance, but that won't be necessary since any company this desperate can't be long for this world anyway.

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1 stars

"Piece of junk"

January 11, 2016  |  By howardferns

2016-01-11 15:39:44  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1210

Pros

I can't think of any

Cons

I downloaded the SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner from the maker's site. When I tried to install it on my desktop, as it is allegedly portable, it said the folder already exists. Huh? So I ignored that and went ahead, and it installed about 15 separate files on my desktop, which I put in a new folder.
On the first scan it claimed it had found Ask Toolbar, which I am damn sure from other checks was not on my machine, and that is the only thing there allegedly was, the scan found nothing else at all.
When I then tried to delete SAS, it was supposed to be portable remember, the folder on my desktop would not go. I used Iobit Uninstaller on it and there was one .dll file left that would not budge, so I then had to install Emco MoveOnBoot. That got rid of it.
After that, Wise JetSearch turned up 10 SAS files left on my machine and Regedit found 15 entries.

Summary

An hour of my life wasted.

Updated on Jan 12, 2016

Correction: It was Iobit Unlocker I used, not Uninstaller.

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5 stars

"Finds ALL Malware"

December 28, 2015

2015-12-28 19:33:01

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1210

Pros

I have the free version. Very happy with it, amazed at how much malware it finds in one scan.

Cons

A scan takes way too long for my liking.

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5 stars

"Great Malware finder."

December 06, 2015  |  By fredg06

2015-12-06 14:41:31  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1210

Pros

Works very well....nice interface with all I need to find right in front of me.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

I ran this free Super Anti-spyware program, doing a complete scan, took 15 minutes, and it found 222 tracking cookies!! They were NOT in a place where CCleaner could find them, and it had no place to check off to look!
I had run Malwarebytes Anti-malware first, it found nothing. Then I decided to download/install the Super Anti-spyware. I will keep using both of these....both are great.

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5 stars

"Excellent Protection"

December 02, 2015  |  By JHzlwd

2015-12-02 15:13:03  |  By JHzlwd

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1210

Pros

Nabs more malware than anything else I have tried and have tried most of them. Easy to use, fast and unobtrusive. Daily updates to the threat database.You must use this in conjunction with an anti-virus scanner and a firewall. These are complementary rather than equivalent to each other. Your protection plan should also include cloning of your system at points where it is known clean.

Cons

None, really, but note there is no such thing as a flawless protection product. They all will miss something. Although I have never had this product overlook an intrusion some reviews suggest it may do so but that appears to be a rarity.

Summary

Get the paid-for version to enjoy all the great features. As noted in "Pros" this is not a substitute for a good anti-virus product but, rather, complementary.

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2 stars

"Didn't Worked"

November 07, 2015  |  By saccyind

2015-11-07 18:23:42  |  By saccyind

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1208

Pros

Didn't Installed Any Unwated Programs.That's Very Good.

Cons

Not Able To Take Out tradeexchange and newpoptab Malware/Spyware That's Infecting My Google Chrome Browser For Months.

Summary

IT Doesn't Work For Me But It Didn't Installed Any Unwanted Program On My Windows 10 PC.

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5 stars

"Great complement for AV software, kills all cookies."

September 15, 2015  |  By IT_Guy_D

2015-09-15 05:54:57  |  By IT_Guy_D

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1204

Pros

It's free. It removes all cookies, and some other things.
It takes about 30 minutes to scan, which is reasonable.

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

It's a great complement to other AV software such as AVG, Malware Bytes, Ad-Aware and Avast. Now I run a free version of all 5 of them.

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3 stars

"Average scanner."

July 15, 2015  |  By Kingly10

2015-07-15 18:44:35  |  By Kingly10

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1200

Pros

Average free version. Good for scanning for tracking cookies. Decent amount of tools such as Remove Unwanted Programs and System Investigator which can detect unusual things installed in the background. It's free version is just as good as its paid version. When I bought a subscription for Super Anti Spyware (4 years ago) it was a lifetime subscription for $20USD, which is pretty good considering most other Anti Virus are $20+ for a yearly subscription.

Cons

Pretty useless at dealing with malware and spyware. Have lost track of the amount of times I have had to sigh as my (Paid Lifetime Version) of Super Anti Spyware turned up nothing on an obviously infected system (Ransomware, Hijacking Viruses ect) and had to load up Malware Bytes Anti-Malware to actually clear the system.

Summary

Average scanner. I recommend getting Premium Malware Bytes Anti-Malware ($25USD per year on 3 computers) and having a free subscription of Super Anti Spyware for cleaning up tracking cookies and such. Neither scanner interferes with each other. This is not an advertisement for Mbam.

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1 stars

"NO PRO (paid) Real-Time monitoring. NO SW support."

June 12, 2015  |  By Toni Moore

2015-06-12 14:46:58  |  By Toni Moore

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1194

Pros

None. Pro performs exactly as Free edition.

Cons

Why buy Pro, when it performs exactly as the Free edition? I know a bit about software, having been a SW Engineer for many years. Pro cleans the malware, but so does the Free edition. Real-Time monitoring does not even 'turn on'. I submitted a trouble ticket and they didn't even read through it, but suggested to me to go to malwaretips and run some tools from a blog posted there, (TDSSKiller, RKill, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, ADWCleaner, etc. - seven programs). I downloaded all of them and followed the instructions. No change. I still get doubleclick and AdChoices on both Firefox and Chrome, as soon as I go online. When I complained that this didn't work, they closed my trouble ticket, with no explanation.

Summary

The Professional edition does no more than the Free Version. I just lost money from two licenses. When I complained and detailed the problem, they closed my trouble ticket with no explanation. I feel scammed.

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5 stars

"This one catches more than any other"

May 27, 2015  |  By pjb4him

2015-05-27 17:35:15  |  By pjb4him

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1194

Pros

Scans quickly, catches and removes more!

Cons

Non that I can think of.

Summary

This is one of the best!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.1212
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  • Misc. bug fixes
General
Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
Release Date January 21, 2016
Date Added January 22, 2016
Version 6.0.1212
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.35MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,437,373
Downloads Last Week 6,023
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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