SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1164
  • Total Downloads:
    5,942,103
  • Date Added:
    November 14, 2014
  • File Size:
    19.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,036
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.1164
Version 6.0.1164 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
Release Date November 14, 2014
Date Added November 14, 2014
Version 6.0.1164
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.44MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,942,103
Downloads Last Week 12,036
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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