I've ran SAS for years, the free version, and it's a good piece of security software to have. It picks up a lot of things, such as adware & tracking cookies
, and occasionally a trojan. I'm not questioning the effectiveness of the program. It's a good tool for everyone to have.
But since I've upgraded to the Pro (lifetime) version on my main two installs, other than auto updating & scanning, I can tell no difference. It still takes the scan to catch the items that it does, it doesn't do so in "realtime", although you would think that it would. Am I the only one who notices this?
On the other hand, at the same time that I upgraded SAS to Pro, I also upgraded MBAM to Pro, and there is a difference. It intercepts malware laden sites, and works well with ESET NOD32 (usually when one flags, the other does as well).
It's inexpensive protection, and you are given the "lifetime" option at purchase for a minimal amount, but is it worth it? I've already set it up to update at another time than startup, due to NOD32 & MBAM also updating during that time.
I'm probably going to move the Pro versions to my Win 2K & XP Pro installs, as those probably need whatever "live" protection that SAS offers more than Win 7 Pro does.
What are your opinions on this? Not the move of the program, but Pro versus Free?