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A New Rogue?


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#1 TerryQ

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:14 PM

Recently I loaded the Free edition of SUPERAntispyware on my sis' computer and after installing a pop-up window appeared asking if I wanted to install an update. At about the same time Avira popped-up with a warning about a virus. Recently she has been sending what appears to be hijacked emails containing a virus. Me too.

I now have this pop-up window for installing an update to SAS. Maybe it's real or maybe it's a rogue, but it sure seems coincidental.

Has anyone experienced this or know anything about it? Or am I just paranois?

Thanks for any help.

Terry

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

Hello, I am suspecy of SAS being a rogue but I do not know if where you downloaded it from was safe.

I suggest you uninstall SAS. How do I uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware?
Reboot and reinstall from here.

Click here to download: SUPERAntiSpyware FREE Edition installer
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for the response, however I had downloaded the original SAS from CNET and it installed ok and still works, but the popup on update install came up shortly after that and I'm not convinced it is the real thing.

Terry

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

When installing SUPERAntiSpyware these three boxes are checked by default for when setup completes:
  • Check for recent definition database updates.
  • Enable Automatic Updates (SAS Pro feature)
  • Submit a system diagnostic to help identify potentially harmful software
If you left these options set to default, a Definition Update window will open automatically after the install indicating the status of the update: checking for updates, downloading, compressing and processing CORE definitions.
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