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SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

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Spyware is nasty business, threatening your security by collecting information about your online activity without your knowledge or consent. SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition is a comprehensive program that can scan and delete spyware and a variety of other types of malware. Although the program cannot deal with true viruses, it's capable of finding and annihilating plenty of other pests.

The program's interface is straightforward, with a large button labeled "Scan your Computer" leading users to the most important feature. Radio buttons let users select a Quick Scan, Complete Scan, Critical Point Scan, or Custom Scan. We decided to start with the Quick scan, which took about three and a half minutes. SuperAntiSpyware detected 107 "threats," all of which were fairly benign tracking cookies. A full scan took much longer - about four hours - and turned up two "critical threats" and 25 "potentially unwanted programs/settings." We were able to deselect any items we wanted to retain using a checkbox, and then delete the rest with the click of a button. The program also has a selection of repairs that can be run to undo damage done by malware, and a scan log keeps a history of all the threats that have been deleted. SuperAntiSpyware has a comprehensive list of FAQs on its Web site, though we found the program easy to use without additional guidance. Overall, we think that SuperAntiSpyware is a good way to supplement your regular antivirus program, and we recommend it.

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition-Detect and remove spyware, malware, rootkits, trojans, hijackers, and other malicious threats.-Download Video Previews:

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    4.3 stars

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    • 2 star: 50
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  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works when others don't."

    October 24, 2012  |   By laura52

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    It always picks up things that other anti-virus don't.

    Cons

    Nothing is a con about this program.

    Summary

    It is too bad I had to have computer problems to find out what a great anti-virus program this is.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good antispyware product, terrible memory management"

    October 20, 2012  |   By kd5

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    Good antispyware detection and removal.

    Cons

    Ridiculous consumption of memory.

    Summary

    I like this antispyware application, it does a good job of detecting and removing the garbage that can infect/infest your computer from the internet. But I wish they would address the MASSIVE amount of memory consumed by their application. It's not so much a problem with the newer computers which have an ungodly amount of memory installed, but for older XP computers SAS can consume ALL of 512mb of RAM and want MORE. SAS seems to do fine with a gb of memory installed, but any less than that.....

    When will they address the massive amount of memory consumed by SAS? -1/2 star for being a memory hog. -kd5-

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Ok when you get ot from its ORIGINAL SOURCE"

    October 7, 2012  |   By tjraptis

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    Good add on
    Provides ok detection
    simple interface

    Cons

    This is not the original source! Thats why many of you have reported it as malware

    Summary

    If you get SUPERAntispyware from www.superantispyware.com, its safe.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "New problems :("

    September 26, 2012  |   By osmo67

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    None, well the only thing is it is free!

    Cons

    Caused conflict with Norton 360, always opens the venodr's webpage.

    Summary

    Just simply crap!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!!!"

    September 22, 2012  |   By JL_LaRue

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    none. this is so bad my computer wouldn't let it do anything.

    Cons

    THIS IS MALWARE. THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT! There are several thing added to it. A couple of things erased.

    Summary

    NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE. I'm still finding file this place all over with random name!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wow, so many different thougths of you guys about SAS!!"

    September 10, 2012  |   By XP-2002

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    For me it yesterday took away Babyloon Toolbar, as have been away of use, but stucker in my PC.. I have heard other people said the same about the Babyloon.. But this SuperAntiSpyware found and took away it, the last peace of it.. yeahhh happy.. but I had forget that I had it, it was a time since I got it. But it even found a Trojan, calling Trojan Agent Gen - Dun Dun. As my Avast did not have felt.

    Cons

    I have Avast for Free since many years ago working in the background, it is like an old friend, you know..!!

    Summary

    But this, SAS, was the first and only Spyware-program i Downloaded yesterday, and will keep it, because I trust it when it find the Babyloon, as I knew I had, but could not get it out of my PC. So it was a strong proof to see what kind of Anti-virus program it is!! And do any of you know something about the Trojan Agent Gen-Dun Dun.. what it is made for to do?? Would be very interested if some of you could write the answer to me here in my Review. Thanks and regards from Marianne, in Stockholm,Sweden..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent spyware stand alone"

    September 9, 2012  |   By isnoopy26

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    detects spyware problems that others dont

    Cons

    none a all

    Summary

    I run this and Malwarebytes anti malware when i look for viruses.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great for todays pc"

    September 1, 2012  |   By Cycledreamer

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    Starts super fast

    Cons

    Full scan takes awhile

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I am 110% happy with this program, Thank You Very Much!"

    August 21, 2012  |   By PhillipHGeorge

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    "WORKS GREAT!"

    Cons

    Don't Know Of None!

    Summary

    Highly Recommend This Program !

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  • 1.0 stars

    "If you upgrade to Professional, cannot go back to Free!"

    August 19, 2012  |   By Millwork

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.1150

    Pros

    Works well as long as you do not upgrade to Professional...You cannot go back to the Free eddition...Even after uninstalling and reinstalling!

    Cons

    If you upgrade to Professional and then go back to Free after a year, cannot update the product's files and features. I even removed it and downloaded a fresh instance and still could not update or scan manually. I then removed the program again, then scanned registry and found an entry still pointing to superantispyware. Cleared that erro and downloaded again...still cannot scan. Same results after several attempts.

    Summary

    For many years this did a fine job. After a few years, upgraded to Professional and I liked the automatic updates and scans. One year, I decided to go back to the Free edition and that was fine. After a couple of months, responded to a "Nag" for discounted Professional and upgraded again. After that year's subscription expired, decided to go back to the Free edition for a while. That was a few days ago. Now, cannot update the product's files and features...period...ever!!!

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