SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1650 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1168
  • Total Downloads:
    5,977,428
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,756
  • 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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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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2 stars

"Take my review with a grain of salt/sand."

August 17, 2014  |  By DH1

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1130

Pros

I have nothing to say *for* it.

Cons

I have nothing to say *against* it.

Summary

Understand, I am not techie. That said?.

From nearly the first day I bought my first computer -- more than a decade ago -- I have used various anti-virus and malware products. (Knock on wood, I have never had a problem with any of them.)

I continue to use and like: a) AVG, b) Malwarebytes and c) Spybot. As a fourth choice, and for whatever reason, I occasionally run SuperAntiSpyware. Given that I have never had a major problem using Malwarebytes and Spybot -- and have never found any benefit by using SuperAntiSpyware -- methinks the latter is a waste of time and hard drive space.

Then again, take my review with a grain of ? something.

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3 stars

"Not sure I can trust this"

August 05, 2014  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1102

Pros

Simple to set up and use. You don't have to have it running in the background all the time, this is an option, which suits me fine, all I want to do is scan now and again. Quick Scan is extremely fast.

Cons

On first use it said within seconds I had 3 browser add-ons, namely unwanted toolbars. Oh yeah? The Browser Cleanup in Avast Free didn't find any, while I ran the names through File Locator Lite and regedit without anything coming up.

Summary

I'll carry on using it for a while.

Updated on Aug 5, 2014

I installed it on another computer, directly from the maker's site, and well I never! It found 3 toolbars on that one, too. I'm pretty sure the computer was clean beforehand, so SAS Free is either "finding" stuff that isn't there or it's installing them with the download so that it can detect them on the first scan. Pretty harsh of me to say that but I can come to no other conclusion. I'll carry on using it for a bit longer though.

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5 stars

"new update design"

August 03, 2014  |  By marioumarios400

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1102

Pros

the new update design faster scanning

Cons

nope at this time

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3 stars

"Used to be a great program"

May 09, 2014  |  By TECHCRZY

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

Pros

$10 I guess that would be it at this point

Cons

Takes to long to scan
Doesn't seem to work like it used to

Summary

Please Mr super antispyware guys get it together and fix this program to its former self

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5 stars

"Works Great for me found more than MalwareBytes"

May 09, 2014  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

Pros

Options for Quick Scan,Full Scan,Critical scan and many ptions to choose.Has extra Tools also.It will also warn you if your Home Page has been changed.It popped up the other day and warned me and saved my butt.I use this and MalwareBytes just to be on the safe side.Having both can't hurt and having two opinions.

Cons

I really don't have any

Summary

Works just as good if not better than MalwareBytes..I have them both on my computer.Nice to have more than one to scan with.

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5 stars

"Seems to find the most Adware"

May 08, 2014  |  By ericfrankel

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

Pros

Works in the background.

Cons

Takes a long time on my older computers.

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4 stars

"decent product."

May 06, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

Pros

-nice demand scanner for second peek.
-has portable version.
-respectable company with long history.
-never had a false positive with it.
-always has run flawlessly.

Cons

-no real time protection.

Summary

good stuff.

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5 stars

"Good Stuff"

April 22, 2014  |  By OriginalHankySpanky

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

Pros

Found stuff that SbyBot S&D, MBAM, and ZA didn't and cleaned it out. It checks your browsers for hidden spyware add-ons and that is awesome.

Cons

Nothing to complain about.

Summary

Thank you SAS people! Nice product.

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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 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.81MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,977,428
Downloads Last Week 10,756
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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