SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1661 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1186
  • Total Downloads:
    6,162,291
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    20.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,148
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Only useful feature system inspector, but its 5+ stars!"

April 02, 2015  |  By kh44567

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1186

Pros

-System inspector removes things that nothing else found and should not have been there.
-System inspector gives tons of information
-Installed and ran scanner on infected computer when MBAM wouldn't, removed a few things, then could run other on-demand scanners
-Free

Cons

-Scanner does not seem very useful- in the past year especially, it has not found anything but cookies.
-Scans are very slow compared to other on-demand scanners.

Summary

I wouldn't use this as a primary on-demand scanner, but I have to say, it found and allowed me to remove browser apps and extensions that should not have been there. Nothing else even showed them (Sysinspector, emsisoft hijackfree, killswitch, etc.). Although SAS listed them as Known Good, there were Mozilla extensions and I don't even have firefox. Some where for sharepoint things which I have never used, but could be used for remote monitoring. Others were things I had never heard of. Some chrome apps I thought I had uninstalled were showing up in Comodo's virtual desktop. I used SAS to find them and delete them for good. So, while the scanner has only helped me once (on an infected computer) and 99% of the time I see no benefit over my other favorites, all free (emsisoft emergency kit, malwarebytes, comodo cleaning essentials, hitmanpro (detection only), herdprotect), the system inspector makes it worth having SAS around. Maybe they should just focus on this portion, make it awesome, and ditch the scanner when they are competing with increasingly effective competitors. I would not pay for premium- to block anything in realtime, they need excellent detections and judging by the scanner, they just don't have those. Watch the maxcyberdefense youtube review...not impressive.

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4 stars

"Every bit as good as Norton"

March 31, 2015  |  By WritingBoy

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1186

Pros

Very light on the computer resources.

Cons

Haven't seen any yet.

Summary

After having Norton for so many years and having just changed over to SAS, I couldn't be more impressed. It does everything Norton does and only cost me ten bucks. Go figure.

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4 stars

"The free edition is very effective in detecting cookies"

March 28, 2015  |  By LMLP

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1186

Pros

Data base is updated daily.

Cons

None until now..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.1186
  • Service release
  • Numerous enhancements to the in-product update system
General
Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
Release Date March 24, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 6.0.1186
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.52MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,162,291
Downloads Last Week 8,148
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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