SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1654 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1168
  • Total Downloads:
    6,038,428
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,153
  • 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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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 4 votes

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    • 4 star 1
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  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1654 votes

    • 5 star 987
    • 4 star 430
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 51
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.1168
Version 6.0.1168 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
Release Date December 15, 2014
Date Added December 16, 2014
Version 6.0.1168
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.81MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,038,428
Downloads Last Week 11,153
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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