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is super antispyware any good still?


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#1 JSTJ704

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

I was wondering if super antispyware is any good still. I seen some low rating on it. If it isn't what it isn't what it wasn't use to be what takes it's it's place? I run Kasp internet secuerty with malwarebytes pro and would like to maybe use superantispyware and a 3rd scanner.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

I recommend using SUPERAntiSpyware Free as a separate stand-alone on-demand scanner. The free version does not provide real-time protection, auto-Scanning, auto-updates or scheduled scanning so there is no need for it to run at startup and waste system resources. However, it does offer technology to deal with some rootkit infections so it gives you another tool to use for a second opinion or in the event of malware infection where some of your tools may be disabled.
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

Like quietman said, SUPERAntiSpyware can still have some good moments. It used to be way better back in the days, but it seems like it can't compete anymore with modern Anti-Malware solutions like Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It's still useful as a second opinion scanner (despite Malwarebytes being able to fulfill that job, even on real-time protection). It might have a lot of detections on "tracking cookies" however, which aren't really harmful, it's just that SAS aims for them while Kaspersky and Malwarebytes don't since they aren't a threat.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Yes SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies by default but there is no need to do this. You can easily ignore scanning for cookies by changing the settings and disabling the option to search for them. Doing that will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan.
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Posted 16 March 2015 - 09:51 AM

ok thanks guys



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 09:53 AM

No problem JST, you're welcome :)

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

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