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Is SAS required on Startup?


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#1 JJ2K

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

Hi,

I was wondering if Super Anti-Spyware is required to load on startup, and run in the background at all times...

My initial thoughts are it doesn't, but I remember after an update a while ago it decided to plonk itself on startup and always run in the background, so wondered if things had changed?

I'm only running the FREE edition, and don't have it setup to scan my PC on startup or anything like that, so I can't see any reason for it to be running in the background as it's only an on-demand scanner right?

I've just disabled it from loading at startup anyway so please let me know if it is protecting me somehow in the bg and I have done wrong!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

JJ2K,

You have done nothing wrong by taking off auto start-up. Did that myself years ago I want the real programs starting first. SAS gets started when I want to scan.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:57 PM

Yes, I agree. If you use the free version, there is no point in it starting up upon boot. It will do nothing but sit in your notification area until you wish to use it. It's a waste of resources, if you ask me. If I want to run the program, I'll start it manually. No need to leave it running all the time. :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:20 PM

Thanks guys for the quick responses..

I too had disabled it before but for some reason on one of the updates it had come back on startup! At least I know for sure now, and my running process list is looking a bit cleaner now!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

That's has happened to me also, usually on a program update.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:59 PM

If you all ready have a active program like a anti-virus I would not run any active anti-spyware or anti-malware. Only on demand. At times they will argue with each other and cause all kinds of problems. IMHO your choice of SAS is very wise. Also I would suggest looking into Super Anti Spyware; on demand only with a active anti-virus. Just to tip toe along; only one fire wall at a time.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:41 PM

I prefer SAS Portable rather than having it installed. http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html

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