SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1648 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.1014
  • Total Downloads:
    5,876,426
  • Date Added:
    January 21, 2013
  • File Size:
    18.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,423
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1648 votes

    • 5 star 983
    • 4 star 428
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 51
    • 1 star 87
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    "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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.6.1014
    Version 5.6.1012:
  • Completely re-architected definition database system
  • Dramatically improved memory usage - up to 90% less compared with the previous version
  • Greatly enhanced product load times
  • Faster scanning, faster malware detection
  • Resolution of long-standing issues affecting certain systems
  • Several critical bug fixes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Enhancements to the Worldwide Threat Map infrastructure
  • Optimizations to the in-product bug reporting system
  • General
    Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
    Publisher web site http://www.superantispyware.com
    Release Date January 21, 2013
    Date Added January 21, 2013
    Version 5.6.1014
    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 18.7MB
    File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,876,426
    Downloads Last Week 9,423
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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