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  • 2.0 stars

    "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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not sure I can trust this"

    August 5, 2014  |   By howardferns

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1102

    Pros

    Simple to set up and use. You don't have to have it running in the background all the time, this is an option, which suits me fine, all I want to do is scan now and again. Quick Scan is extremely fast.

    Cons

    On first use it said within seconds I had 3 browser add-ons, namely unwanted toolbars. Oh yeah? The Browser Cleanup in Avast Free didn't find any, while I ran the names through File Locator Lite and regedit without anything coming up.

    Summary

    I'll carry on using it for a while.

    Updated on Aug 5, 2014

    I installed it on another computer, directly from the maker's site, and well I never! It found 3 toolbars on that one, too. I'm pretty sure the computer was clean beforehand, so SAS Free is either "finding" stuff that isn't there or it's installing them with the download so that it can detect them on the first scan. Pretty harsh of me to say that but I can come to no other conclusion. I'll carry on using it for a bit longer though.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "new update design"

    August 3, 2014  |   By marioumarios400

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 6.0.1102

    Pros

    the new update design faster scanning

    Cons

    nope at this time

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Used to be a great program"

    May 9, 2014  |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    $10 I guess that would be it at this point

    Cons

    Takes to long to scan
    Doesn't seem to work like it used to

    Summary

    Please Mr super antispyware guys get it together and fix this program to its former self

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works Great for me found more than MalwareBytes"

    May 9, 2014  |   By musicman4you

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Options for Quick Scan,Full Scan,Critical scan and many ptions to choose.Has extra Tools also.It will also warn you if your Home Page has been changed.It popped up the other day and warned me and saved my butt.I use this and MalwareBytes just to be on the safe side.Having both can't hurt and having two opinions.

    Cons

    I really don't have any

    Summary

    Works just as good if not better than MalwareBytes..I have them both on my computer.Nice to have more than one to scan with.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Seems to find the most Adware"

    May 8, 2014  |   By ericfrankel

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Works in the background.

    Cons

    Takes a long time on my older computers.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "decent product."

    May 6, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    -nice demand scanner for second peek.
    -has portable version.
    -respectable company with long history.
    -never had a false positive with it.
    -always has run flawlessly.

    Cons

    -no real time protection.

    Summary

    good stuff.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good Stuff"

    April 22, 2014  |   By OriginalHankySpanky

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Found stuff that SbyBot S&D, MBAM, and ZA didn't and cleaned it out. It checks your browsers for hidden spyware add-ons and that is awesome.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about.

    Summary

    Thank you SAS people! Nice product.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It's a pretty good scanner but misses alot of stuff too"

    April 21, 2014  |   By Chewy1963

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Scans deep and relatively fast
    Allows you to determine the scanner's priority level

    Cons

    Installed MalwareBytes after scanning with SASW (this program), and MalwareBytes found about 200 more issues that SASW missed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great! Took off all annoying pop-up programs & files."

    April 4, 2014  |   By donrop

    Version: SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.7.1018

    Pros

    Works as advertized and is free

    Cons

    None found yet

    Summary

    Great program to get rid of annoying pop-ups

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