SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1650 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.1014
  • Total Downloads:
    5,969,371
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2013
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,616
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Anti-Spyware

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 1650 votes

    • 5 star 984
    • 4 star 429
    • 3 star 99
    • 2 star 51
    • 1 star 87
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5 stars

"I have found it a great tool in spyware removal"

July 05, 2013  |  By Sledgep

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

it will remove the hard ones too

Cons

have found none

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5 stars

"Very Good does the job."

June 21, 2013  |  By Thered101

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

It's free and easy to install and picked up a load of crap that some so called better security suites didn't.

Cons

None if you want to upgrade , upgrade , there's no hard sell.

Summary

This is a worthwhile addition along with a decent free antivirus and you've saved yourself a few bob and your computer will be secure.

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5 stars

"I'm very impressed with this program, it's the best !"

June 19, 2013  |  By catsrule54

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

Works great!

Cons

None ,so far, great! Best I've tried.

Summary

I'm loving it .

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1 stars

"Not Really Good"

June 14, 2013  |  By KevinBharata

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

Fast and Deep Scanning

Cons

Too many false positives

Summary

MalwareBytes is way better than SuperAntiSpyware

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1 stars

"This is one to avoid"

June 07, 2013  |  By cloudsandskye

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

Nothing worth mentioning.

Cons

Below average malware detection and removal. Particularly poor detection of rootkits. Left some malware installed after alleged removal. Manual definition file updates, so no real-time protection.

Summary

The problem with products like this is their marketing creates a false sense of security for a product that is actually mediocre.

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5 stars

"Awesome Awesome Program!"

May 17, 2013  |  By pugsley0134

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

finds every tracking cookie, adware, spyware, and even some viruses.

Cons

none that I can tell

Summary

I use this program about once a week. I have low RAM, so I don't keep extra programs running. I configured this program to run when I open it. Make sure: you always click the update button, before you scan!!! With Avast, and this program... I have had no problems now in months. And, I visit over 50 websites per day. Also: I use the free version.

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5 stars

"7 adware detected"

May 14, 2013  |  By driftarz

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

simple. easy. user friendly.

Cons

after installation, it says Trial. but for how long ? 1 year ? 1 month ? 1 week ? 1 day ? it requires you to install some sort of toolbar and to those who hates recommended installation, then you really should click Custom Installation.

Summary

well. i found 7 adwares in my pc. suprises me a lot when i already knew which sites it came from. LOL. highly recommended. give it a try. who knows how many diseases you have in your pc. especially to those who likes to visit adult sites. :D

Updated on Jun 17, 2013

I tried other products. Been using this app for months. Didnt even detect an exe file which Ive installed years ago. This other product simply said "one suspicious file detected". Yup, i expected that. But SuperAntiSpyware didnt detect it. Sad. Uninstalled. Trying 'other' app. :)

Updated on Jun 17, 2013

I tried other products. Been using this app for months. Didnt even detect an exe file which Ive installed years ago. This other product simply said "one suspicious file detected". Yup, i expected that. But SuperAntiSpyware didnt detect it. Sad. Uninstalled. Trying 'other' app. :)

Updated on Jun 17, 2013

I tried other products. Been using this app for months. Didnt even detect an exe file which Ive installed years ago. This other product simply said "one suspicious file detected". Yup, i expected that. But SuperAntiSpyware didnt detect it. Sad. Uninstalled. Trying 'other' app. :)

Updated on Jun 17, 2013

I tried other products. Been using this app for months. Didnt even detect an exe file which Ive installed years ago. This other product simply said "one suspicious file detected". Yup, i expected that. But SuperAntiSpyware didnt detect it. Sad. Uninstalled. Trying 'other' app. :)

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4 stars

"Just loaded it last night. Works great, so far,"

May 09, 2013  |  By Fred_Fox

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

Simple console. Picked up threats that Malwarebytes and MS Essentials missed. Though I still use those, as well. (Not sure why).

Cons

None, that I noticed, yet.

Summary

I used to use Spybot, but since they changed their dashboard and made it more for the "tech savvy" user, I decided to look for another.

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5 stars

"When my computer is in trouble THIS is my go-to program"

April 12, 2013  |  By mansoba

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

FREE, quick install, and this program never fails to get the nasty virus and spyware that like to hide from the other programs.

Cons

You have to really be on your toes to not accept the professional trial, they put a default checked box in front of you all the time. Just don't use the express install or you will get stuff you don't need.

Summary

If your computer is in REAL trouble, go to another computer with a USB drive and download the superantispyware PORTABLE version into the thumb drive. Then go to your infected computer and run the file. It will work. But for routine cleaning, this program can't be beat. I would put it up against ANY antivirus program, paid or free. I manage 12 computers for our company and use this program a lot when the users infect their machines.

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1 stars

"HORRIBLE!!!"

April 07, 2013  |  By lolitad9999

 |  Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.6.1014

Pros

With all the problems this program has, they overshadow any pros.

Cons

This program is the worst! As soon as I installed it, Internet Explorer quit working. I Googled and found that this happened to many people. I tried to reload IE and it was blocked from loading. Then I uninstalled SAS using the Install/Uninstall on my computer and got rid of it. So I thought. Then I started getting pop-ups saying to update the SAS program. Realized the program was still on my machine and saw a yellow bug icon in my tray. (Bug is the perfect icon for this horrible program. It has bugged me for days now!). I have tried to use Microsoft to get rid of any lingering parts of the program but it can't find any. I have emailed the company twice now for instructions on how to get the rest of their program off my computer. Haven't heard anything yet.

Summary

Don't use this program. It is such a hassle and like an unwanted guest, it leaves a mess and never leaves.

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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 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 19.81MB
    File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,969,371
    Downloads Last Week 10,616
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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