SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1658 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1186
  • Total Downloads:
    6,126,824
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    20.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,647
  • 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Provides Additional Layers of Security"

February 15, 2015

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1170

Pros

There are many advantages to SAS. For starters, they offer multiple scanning configurations from the lightest and fastest to the deepest and most comprehensive. It scans deep to find and remove hidden cookies and other adware and spyware. It also allows you to quarantine threats and remove PUP's by performing an extensive analysis of your system. You can fix damage done to the registry by malware and remove stubborn files.

Cons

The uninstaller and file deletion tool seems to work in most cases but when it comes to some Microsoft components, it may miss or just not do anything with them. For example, lets just say you had Microsoft Visual Studio and then decided you no longer wanted it. Well uninstalling Microsoft VS isn't that simple----Microsoft made sure of that-------so really, you just have to be persistent when it comes to such exceptions. Other than that, this is a great addition to your existing security software.

Summary

This is another great tool to have for your pc. It goes deep to clean and remove even hidden stuff. It's not perfect but definitely worth the effort of even the free version.

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5 stars

"love this program!!"

February 12, 2015  |  By missjenniferd

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1170

Pros

i use a combination of superantispyware and malwarebytes. with both of those on my computer, i never get problems on my computer. the pro version of each is great also, actively scans and keeps your computer safe. the free version DETECTS. but the pro versions DEFEND.used both programs for at least 10 years. i don't use anything else for defense.

Cons

none that i know of.

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5 stars

"Better Sherlock Holmes then other well known programs"

February 10, 2015  |  By seafog

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1170

Pros

Have used the free program for at least 6 yrs, back to XP. Many times has found junk that better known malware/virus programs never noticed. Quick scan is fast and full scan is not out of line with others malware programs.
I am not kidding this program has caught some nasty things and removed malware/virus that could have sunk me and totally missed by my other security.

Cons

Recently due to upgrades it won't run if the browsers are open and closes them, sometimes it doesn't do this but it used to never do this. Its not a problem.

Summary

Considering trying the paid version for 10 bucks on sale. Malwarbytes is 25.00 a yr for premium and superantispyware has saved my pc a few more times then that excellent program. Easy to use and features that help you recover and custom search.

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5 stars

"Best of the free anti malware tools I've used"

February 07, 2015  |  By sugarstevesmith

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1170

Pros

Really does do what it says on the tin, gets ready of the spyware (not just the easy ones)

Cons

No indication of when scan is going to end

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5 stars

"Works Amazing!"

January 24, 2015  |  By elticomoe

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1168

Pros

Lets me know when I haven't scanned the computer in a while.
Has a reminder for the most recent virus updates.

Cons

You have to get the paid version to get all of the live protection features

Summary

It is a must have.

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5 stars

"Keep up the good work."

January 14, 2015  |  By EdwinDey

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1168

Pros

I loved the file format selection and the ease of use.

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"Very good and efficient"

December 28, 2014  |  By KwonTerra

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1168

Pros

This program can recognize printed characters well. Nice.

Cons

Never any problems.

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4 stars

"Great User interaction"

December 27, 2014  |  By DBLESLIE

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1168

Pros

Allows the user to vote in or out on unknown items which MalwareBytes, McAfee, Norton, etc don't.
Aforementioned products don't give the user the opportunity to look at all items that may/may not be malicious but may be causing slowness and even initiate adware/malware/spyware.

Cons

Could be better in allowing bulk item selection/action as I had 100's of unknowns so it took hours to address. (Results were worth the time but time could have been saved).

Summary

Initially this is a great product, if it was better in the past then I would really like to see it get back there. It's not that well known so a little advertising or commercially marketed product needs to be pursued.

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4 stars

"OK used to be better"

November 17, 2014  |  By 1Chris

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1164

Pros

Catches many things while Malwarebytes comes up with NOTHING - has been that way for at least five years now. Gets rid of many tracking cookies - low life scum that gets it all wrong and slows the web to a crawl.

Cons

Takes a very loooong time to scan, but gives you the option to use a 'boost' or not. Very invasive in pushing new versions and additional add ons.

Summary

Good. Because of its invasiveness, considering moving on

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5 stars

"Life Saver"

October 24, 2014  |  By authormarymalcolm

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1158

Pros

Free, free, free, will definitely catch a bunch of the little nasties, also did I mention it's free?

Cons

The name makes people think you have to be a tech nerd to use it when it actually couldn't be easier to use.

Summary

I don't know how many computers I went through before I found this, but it was a lot. They'd bog down until they'd stop working and because I didn't want to pay a bunch of money to get someone to fix them, I'd just replace the computer. No more! I run this a couple of times a week and it's like my computer is brand new again. I truly can't believe how easy it is to make my computer work properly. I'm so happy this exists!!

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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, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.52MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,126,824
Downloads Last Week 10,647
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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