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Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.0.1026

  • Updated Look & Feel - Updated visuals and design that creates a cohesive experience with the updated website.
  • Alerts When Programs are Added to Start Up - Notifies users when new programs have been added to Windows startup locations or load points.
  • Scan For Hijacked Shortcuts - Warns users of a hijacked browser shortcut from the desktop.
  • Repair Tools - Enables users to restore PC system and configuration settings that have been damaged from malware.
  • Do Not Disturb PC Mode - Allows users to turn off SAS notifications when playing a game or watching a movie.


Publisher SUPERAntiSpyware
Publisher web site
Release Date December 18, 2018
Date Added December 18, 2018
Version 8.0.1026


Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 35.2MB
File Name SUPERAntiSpyware.exe


Total Downloads 6,871,834
Downloads Last Week 1,472


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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