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SuperAntiSpyware not good anymore?


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#1 YesImOtto

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

Hi guys,

I tried to update my supersas, and it says my definitions are up to date, which is hard to believe, because it has been 5 months since the last time I updated my supersas.

So, i did some research, which ultimately led to discovering that supersas is not so good anymore...is this true? I read on some forums that it is like that.

Just want to confirm - the latest Supersas is 5.5.1012 right? It has new interface? Now I am able to download the update.

So, is supersas still good? I know bleepingcomputer always recommends supersas and MBAM, and I know mbam is still powerful.

Thank you!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:54 AM

Which sites did you find that it was saying it was "no longer good anymore"?
Hey everyone I'm Allen I am a young web developer/designer/programmer I also help people with computer issues including hardware problems, malware/viruses infections and software conflicts. I am a kind and easy to get along with person so if you need help feel free to ask.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:59 AM

I believe it was from the supersas forum itself.

For me personally, I find this new version (5.5.1012) is pretty nice, I can see "scan boost" to speed up the scan but uses more computer power.

Also I see the new "repair" feature.

Overall I love it, so does Bleepingcomputer think it is still good?

And just want to confirm, why was I not able to update to the latest definitions before? (When I had version 4.xx.xxx) but as soon as I updated to 5.5.1012, it is all good.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

<<...i did some research, which ultimately led to discovering that supersas is not so good anymore...>>

Can you post an authoritative link for this evaluation?

Opinions...good and bad...abound on the Internet and in forums. Some evaluation of the source of any comment...should always be made before locking it into those brain cells.

Thanks :).

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:09 AM

It also depends on what they think good means.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:48 AM

Well, ignoring the people who said it, do people in bleepingcomputer think supersas is still nice tool to have? Because I know I can trust people from BC :)

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Well, ignoring the people who said it, do people in bleepingcomputer think supersas is still nice tool to have? Because I know I can trust people from BC :)



I use both MBAM and Superantispyware.

The reason why is:

Superanti will pick up some things while MBAM picks others that Superanti did not find and it works the other way around MBAM picks up some while Superanti picks up the rest.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

I still use and like SAS both on my machines and here when cleaning peoples computers. As mentioned I also do run MBAM (Malwarebytes). It is an effective tool, updated.accurate and supported.


You should uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:31 PM

For me personally, I find this new version (5.5.1012) is pretty nice,

According to the SAS Product Release history page http://www.superantispyware.com/producthistory.html?id=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

The latest release is 5.5.1006 not 1012 Are you sure you have a legitimate copy of SAS?

I would follow boopme's directions of uninstalling, rebooting and downloading a fresh copy and updating definitions.

And yes I use SAS as an on-demand tool. I find it an effective compliment to my anti-malware arsenal.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:20 AM

COU Event: SUPERAntiSpyware v5.5.1012 released 07/11/12.
Major Geeks: SUPERAntiSpyware Free v5.5.1012

I downloaded and updated to 5.5.0.1012 the same day from the link posted on COU which goes directly to SAS. The change log/version history had not been updated yet. Apparently they have not updated the version info either.

I checked the SAS Forum and found this discussion topic.

Decided not to wait to be automatically notified of version 5.5.1006 so went straight to the download site. Was told I was downloading 5.5.1006 but when I installed, programme says it is 5.5.1012.

No release notes regarding difference between the two.



Yesterday's (07/13/12) Post # 8 by SAS Mod.

5.1.1002 is the newest version released into the internal updater, the version number went from 5.1.xxxx to 5.5.xxxx as it was a big update including threat mapping. The 5.5.xxxx version will be released into the internal updater shortly.


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

Ah, thank you quietman7. Yes, mine is 5.5.1012, and like quietman7 said, it is legitimate verison :) Even he is using it himself.

Well, i think it is pretty new, i think it was 2 or 4 days ago that 5.5.1012 was released, so, still very new.

Its cool , it has new "rescue scan" which is basically for heavily infected computers. Also has boost scan to speed up scans, and "repair" features.

Well, if these knowledgeable people say supersas is still good, then I will continue to use it myself.

Thank you so much everyon who answered in this post, such an awesome community BC is. Thank you once again.

Oh by the way, how do I make sure that supersas will download the latest definitions when I tell it to? I think I mentioned that I tried updating to the latest versioon when I was using version 4.xxxxx.xx, and even though it said that my database definitions are up to date, it still would not update. It was like 5 months outdated lol.

WAs this just an error from supersas? I hope it wont happen again in this new version, 5.5.1012!

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

You should always try updating through the program's interface first. Right-click on the systray icon and choose Check for Updates... or launch the program and click the Check for Updates button. Sometimes the servers are busy, undergoing maintenance, etc and there could be problems completing the update. If that occurs, you can always manually downloading the definitions from here. Click on the link for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop...then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.
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