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  • 4.0 stars

    "It seems very good"

    February 12, 2014  |   By Mr_Moreau

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Until now it has been able to remove everything it has found; the scan is very quick.

    Cons

    If you don't change the settings it will boot at every system startup but without reason since the free version hasn't real time protection.

    Summary

    I tried various free antimalware and I think this is one of the best, even if it hasn't real time protection.

    Updated on Feb 18, 2014

    Thank you Randy Bell, this could be a good reason, but I know some programs that don't have to start up at every boot to make appear something in the right-click menu. So I believe it could be coded better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful!"

    January 27, 2014  |   By racheee

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Caught stuff bitdefender, and avast didn't!

    Cons

    none at this time.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fair but Good"

    January 26, 2014  |   By ziggyzo

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Removes spyware and treats. Easy interface to use and understand.

    Cons

    Runs slow to me.

    Summary

    Above average program, works fairly well.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "slowed down computer"

    January 23, 2014  |   By djb4953

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    none that I could see

    Cons

    slowed startup dramatically

    Summary

    not very good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Improved GUI but same peformance"

    January 22, 2014  |   By Randy Bell

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    the graphical interface has been made more user friendly; and the program uses a minimal amount of resources.

    Cons

    sometimes given to false positives; updates are fairly large.

    Summary

    SAS uses a small amount of resources: small memory footprint; very little CPU usage. If you feel your current Security Product isn't providing sufficient coverage of spyware, blocking of unwanted programs, etc. - then it might be worth the investment to get SAS as a complement to your current Security solution. SAS also provides components, System Tools for registry repair; removal of locked files; uninstallation of unwanted programs; etc. An overall good security program, as supplement to your current solution.

    Updated on Feb 14, 2014

    Correction of Spelling in my Title: 'performance', not 'peformance', sorry. :(

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not All It's Cracked Up To Be"

    January 20, 2014  |   By PhoenixAquua

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Finds spyware

    Cons

    Finds unwanted programs, but doesn't remove....major bug in new release...just hangs with "not responding" message. A big minus for SAS!!!

    Summary

    Slow at updating, slows computer, doesn't always get rid of unwants. There may be a better solution out there...looks like SAS may have hit it's own highpoint, and is on the downward spiral now.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Average product"

    January 19, 2014  |   By johnkschau

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Excellent scanning capabilities
    Low CPU usage

    Cons

    Could not update

    Summary

    The average product which I wouldn't recommend for everyone

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Effective Malware Protection And Removal (Free Version)"

    January 17, 2014  |   By jmartinez_431

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1016

    Pros

    - Easy install and to use
    - Simple and clean GUI
    - Ultra fast scanning engine, threat detection, and removal
    - Finds malware infections that other Antivirus software misses
    - HiJack protection feature
    - Portable version available
    - Offers a 30 Day FREE Trial version of "SUPERAntispyware Professional"

    Cons

    - Only scans the C Drive, not other storage devices like USB
    - Needs "Scheduled Scanning" feature included with the Free version

    Summary

    SUPERAntiSpyware offers good protection and removal of malware threats. This is a 'must have' for PC users. Does not conflict with other Antivirus software and works silently in the background. Note: Be aware and notice any additional software included in the "Express install". I choose the "Custom Install" to opt out of any additions it installs. This is one of the Best Anti-Malware Software protection in the market.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "for Freeware, does an awesome job."

    January 15, 2014  |   By gakmsc

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1016

    Pros

    Free. Easy to use, Works well.

    Cons

    None come to mind.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches and removes tons of junk"

    January 6, 2014  |   By smccartin

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1016

    Pros

    Constant updates, gets some of the really tough ones

    Cons

    Misses many of the toolbars but I believe they're working on that one

    Summary

    I've used the free one for years, will probably buy it the next time I update my antivirus. I work in the courts and the IT people use this on the work machines. Even through three firewalls there have been a couple of infections at work and the last one I had on my machine was one of those that rebooted every couple of minutes so you couldn't run a remover. We just kept running this for as long as we could and it gradually got all the parts of the dang thing..it cut the umbilical to the outside causing the problem. If state and county IT people think it's good and some other IT folks I know agree then it must be good. I'm always amazed at how many hundreds of bits of junk it finds. I have windows 7 and sometimes it just bogs when I try to open a web browser (any web browser) that's generally when I've got a couple of PUP and a ton of malware on the system, running this and ADWcleaner solves my problems (if this thing would catch the stuff adwcleaner is getting I'd use this exclusively). Very happy with it and very glad they continue to offer a free version for us poor people who can't lay out a bunch of money all the time. I work on friend's machines and this is one of the tools in my arsenal when they get infected with something. I've seen the full version operate and it's pretty awesome but for most of us the freebie is an excellent addition to another antivirus product.

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