Superantispyware Does it Again

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Drew99GT, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. Drew99GT

    Drew99GT Registered Member

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    My Dad uses his laptop on business trips, on open public WIFI networks a lot, especially at hotels. He always ends up with a bunch of crap. (must look at porn a lot or something while on business :ninja: )

    He came to me saying his machine was all messed up, so I ran SAS (I showed him how but he's a computer moron).

    About 10 trojans, a BUNCH of adware/spyware etc. on there. SAS cleaned it all; afterwards, I ran ewido and A2 online scans, along with Trend Micro House call. Trend found 2 viruses; the others just a couple tracking cookies.

    The first time this happened, I used all the various online scanners and they didn't get everything; SAS finished it up and made it squeaky clean.

    Reviews, Schmeviews, this product works in the real world better than any other I've used, especially at actually cleaning and repairing infections.
     
  2. fcukdat

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    Hi Drew99GT

    As i have been so willingly posting since Aug06 with reguards SAS free,if you want to know how good it is then let it lose on a heavily hosed machine:thumb:

    Before SAS was getting more publicity/brand awareness i was using it as my *botkiller* of choice to recover infected machines(of clients) and my own victim machine(research/malware collection).I began testing it last July 06 alongside many other mainstream antispyware tools and the general outcome was that it surpassed the then *free* tools of SpyBot and Adaware by a country mile for detection& removal and either matched or surpassed the big 3 (CS,SS and SD) at the time of comparitive testing.

    At the time i felt compared to share my findings/experiences of the software and scribed the following review>>>
    http://www.castlecops.com/r420-SUPERAntiSpyware.html

    But as we know now that SAS has undergone many internal upgrades/under the hood tweaks to keep pace with evolving malwares/infections then its fair to say the review is dated but the *best* has got better since then:D
     
  3. KDNeese

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    I have to second fcukdat's statements. I clean people's computers on a daily basis, and it wasn't that long ago that I was having to clean most of the crapware up manually. None of the other AS apps would do a good enough job. Ever since I came upon SAS, my job has been 100 times easier. I rarely have to manually remove malware anymore. Granted, there are a few nasties out there for which I have to use some specialized removers, but for the most part I only have to use two tools: Kaspersky and SAS. Because I appreciate the effort put into the development of SAS, I have purchased a lifetime subscription.

    A more true statement could not be made. I agree completely. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. I have used every other AS out there, and while they do a fairly good job, they aren't the caliber of SAS, especially when it comes to malware removal. The others may be close as far as detection, but detection of malware is worthless if it can't be removed. Personally, I could care less what the testers say - I see how good a product SAS is in real life on a daily basis. Testing is one thing, the real world is another. I can't say enough about the quality of this app and the time and effort it saves me.
     
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    Its a little amusing to see how opinions has chanced overtime,a year ago Nick was bullied and scolded by wilders members to the point that i felt sorry for him,but see he emerged glorious !!
     
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    in the first place did your father (or you) forget to install any anti virus/spyware software in his laptop before going online in public wi-fi?
     
  6. tamdam

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    I think one of the main reasons SAS isn't really in the spotlight is the same reason most AS aren't; most people prefer to prevent infections rather than clean them :) AVs do a better "preventing" job than AS, although HIPS is the ultimate "prevention" but on most occasions several times more complicated than most AVs. So AVs are, I guess, the middle ground between prevention and ease-of-use, and won't be going away anytime soon.
     
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    The only thing he has on his machine is SAS free; he hates ANYTHING in real time that could cost him more than 5 seconds of grief or thinking/configuring.
     
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    When I first used the program and a tech support person was reading my Hijackthis log and saw the program listed, the advisor told me to remove the program since he had never heard of it before.
     
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    while somewhat off of the trail you blazed, i feel compelled to add, that Pop may want to consider spyware and trojans are not conducive to tight client confidentiality. so i am hopeful none of his business affects are on that particular exposed and compromised laptop.


    Mike
     
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