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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:22 AM

I am trying out SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) as a replacement to my current SpySweeper (SS). By "current", I mean that I still have an active subscription, but it is currently uninstalled from my PC. I am running the 15-day trial of SAS at this time.

I have a question. I found that SAS can be "killed" using Task Manager, where SS could not. I don't know where, but I swear I can remember reading that this is a sign of a weak antispyware program, and makes the program easily defeated by fairly sophisticated spyware.

I would appreciate any thoughts and comments from other forum members.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 05:27 AM

I believe that either of these programs can be killed using task manager, if the program is shut down.

I too think i have heard that being able to be killed via task manager is a sign of a weak antispyware program. But if what i suspect is true, it wouldn't matter which one you use.

But I'm not sure....If i were you i would run both programs just in case.
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#3 rlprlp

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:49 PM

Thank you for your reply, annabackwards. I've tried it; SAS can be shut down via task manager even if it is already running. As for running both programs; well, I'm referring to SAS Pro with real-time protection. I'm not going to start paying two annual subscription fees.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:20 PM

Well, if i ever decide to use SAS as my anti-spyware program, I'll keep that in mind.

It may be wise (if possible) to bring this point up to the makers, so that that weakness may be fixed in future versions or via a patch.

By the way, if this weakness in SAS was why you were uneasy with using it, may i ask why you are deciding to stick with SAS anyway?

And i understand why you do not want to use to programs, i would not pay 2 subscriptions either

Be safe and have a nice day :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:44 PM

Well, at this point in time I haven't decided for sure to stick with SAS. I am only trying out the trial version at this time. The reason that I am thinking of switching from SS is because I have had just enough problems with SS not to trash it, but to consider other options.

As to your other question... I don't know if it is a weakness at all. That is why I started this thread; to see if any of the more skilled members thought that it was indeed a weakness. Going on almost 4 days now with no response, so apparently it is either no big deal, or no one has any knowledge or educated opinions on this.

One final note: SAS does offer an excellent free (on-demand use only) version of their program. I am looking at the paid-for (real-time protection) version.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:59 PM

I found this an interesting question so I posed it to those at SAS a short while ago. I'll post their answer when I get it.
But I will say it is one of the best programs I have ever used (free or purchased).

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:13 AM

Interesting, indeed. I will stay tuned for the answer you are given. Thank you, boopme.




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