SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1651 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.1134
  • Total Downloads:
    5,969,371
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,616
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Anti-Spyware

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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1651 votes

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    • 4 star 430
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 51
    • 1 star 87
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5 stars

"Geez. I though they might be good."

May 18, 2012  |  By GlyderZ

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

How many programs have lifetime upgrades? I think they do. I've triead A Squared. Maybe another look is in order. I did find that the pay for AntiMalwareBytes etc is quites busy compared to the free version which never pick anything up. There seems to be a new crew in town that I have been testing. First I'll see is Cnet has it. What is really required is "cleaner" programming, not a truck letting garbage fall of it as it zooms along, for another Industry to capitalize on in too many ways. Counter produtive work and jobs, even if they are jobs.

Cons

Due to various issues including, but not limited to, the Internet (Anyone ever wonder how that got out anyway?), Compterese, Laziness, Corporate Mentality (Whoever stands up on a BOD to say something is wrong? FOL.

Summary

PS. CHECK OUT THE WIRED ISSUE "INSIDE THE MATRIX". IMPORTANT.

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5 stars

"Great adware cleaner"

May 16, 2012  |  By travis41

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

Finds adware & a few spywares that others miss.

Cons

none as yet

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5 stars

"Fantastic Tool"

April 29, 2012  |  By acerhater96

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

Easy to use, finds tracking cookies and fake AVs, can repair parts of Windows that viruses disable (Internet Explorer, the control panel..) FREE

Cons

Automatically sets to startup which is not neccessary

Summary

I have used this for many years. It has removed many fake antivirus programs, and other viruses for me. In my opinion, it is necessary for all PC users.

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5 stars

"Does what it claims"

April 28, 2012  |  By Randy Bell

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

Very light on system resources. Fast scanning. Frequent signature updates.

Cons

Signature update may be a bit large, for those with slow internet connection.

Summary

SAS does most of what it claims, and more. But, by comparison, MBAM is even worse: huge 7-Meg updates. Detection rate is high; updates several times per day. Highly recommended.

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3 stars

"Version 5 extras don't exist!"

April 27, 2012  |  By firedfox008

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

This program does get some malware missed by a primary anti-virus, but...

Cons

It is not TRUE for SAS to say that there is Enhanced Protection; AKA, "Real-Time" protection, in this new version 5! Very heavy load of virus definitions; all of which you must manually download. You have to work on this process several times per day, it is too big a strain on the user. This is made so hard to force you to pay for their premium product.

Summary

The program manufacturers are just NOT telling the truth to say this version 5., SAS, comes with some form of *Enhanced Protection.* Very little has changed. Certainly there is no big surprise in SAS's latest iteration...

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2 stars

"Mediocre..."

April 12, 2012  |  By PHILX

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

not much ...

Cons

Terrible interface.

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4 stars

"Close to perfect at what it does"

April 07, 2012  |  By wouldwind

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

It removes most tracking cookies, and looks for common malware. It can remove what it finds, very often without requiring a reboot.

Cons

Norton 360 occasionally finds things that SAS Free Edition does not. This software also does not deal with persistent Flash-type cookies.

Summary

I use it often with good results and it has never fouled any of the 6 systems (XP through Win7) I've been running it on.

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5 stars

"Surprised me!"

April 07, 2012  |  By dalebesh

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

There is so much software out there, good and bad. Most do something but I rarely pay for any unless they have proved to be outstanding.
SAS wiped out some problems I was having with mis-directed web pages.
That was with the free copy and the first fast scan.
It was worth the $9.99 special for a year's worth, which includes auto updater and more user options. Definitely one of the fastest, if not the fastest scanners Ive seen of an effective anti-spyware tool.

Cons

None at the moment

Summary

Great value, very effective.

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3 stars

"Glorified cookie scanner."

March 28, 2012  |  By TigerRaptorFX

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

Quick scanning speed.
Simple to use.
Low false positives.

Cons

Detecting for threats needs work. Major work!

Summary

I stopped using this program over a year ago after realizing how far SAS they fallen in quality. Sorry to say but this program has become nothing more than a glorified cookie scanner. Compared to Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free, aka A-squared. SAS has fallen short of the competition. In my resent test with those four against 60 new malware samples. SAS scored the lowest with 7 out of 60. Malwarebytes 49 out of 60, Hitman Pro 52 out of 60, Emsisoft 53 out of 60.

At one time I did recommend this software. But no longer until they get their act together.

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5 stars

"Easy and effective"

March 21, 2012  |  By OzzyRobyn

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1134

Pros

Simple to use, seems to work really well.

Cons

None so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.1134
  • More Efficient & Effective Scanning: New Scanning engine provides faster scanning while being able to detect even the most stubborn threats such as rootkits, rogues, and Trojans.
  • All-new User Interface: Provides easy access to all important tools and features while presenting itself in an easy-to-use interface.
  • Enhanced Real-time Protection: All new Real-Time Protection provides powerful first line defense against installation of new threats. With minimal performance impact, the Real-Time Protection provides immediate detection of threats before they can take hold of a system and gives instant notification allowing users to take action before malware does.
  • Smaller & Faster Updates: Compression algorithm improvements provide smaller update files sizes and faster downloading than in previous versions. This makes it faster & easier to stay up-to-date with the latest malware definitions and reduces the load on the computer while the updates are being downloaded and applied.
  • Powerful Scheduling: With the integration of Windows Task Scheduler, SuperAntiSpyware offers maximum scheduling flexibility for both updates and scans. SuperAntiSpyware now has the ability to 'wake' computers from sleep in order to run scheduled updates or scans allowing scans to be performed when the computer is not in use.
  • Rescue Scan: When enabled, Rescue Scan allows SuperAntiSpyware to recoup processing power from CPU hogging malware programs in order to put more power and resources behind the scanning engine.
  • Critical Point Scan: Critical Point Scan in SuperAntiSpyware scans over 20 different areas of the computer to quickly identify threats.
  • All-new Quarantine: Suspicious items detected by real-time protection or by scans are automatically placed in the redesigned Quarantine area. Once in Quarantine the item is 'sandboxed' from infecting files outside of quarantine, from there quarantined items can be deleted, removed or marked as safe.
General
Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
Release Date December 12, 2011
Date Added December 12, 2011
Version 5.0.1134
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.81MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,969,371
Downloads Last Week 10,616
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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