SUPERAntiSpyware useful?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by camelia, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Spartan

    Spartan Registered Member

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    oh and the free version of SAS now is FULL of ads so I stopped installing it for people that I fix computers for even as a cookie cleaner.
     
  2. Bill_Bright

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    I've never used it as a cookie cleaner. For client systems I use Windows own Disk Cleanup or CCleaner (if already installed) for that.
     
  3. kenw

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    I was just banned from their forum and have no idea why. I have 3-4 lifetime licenses. Like others have said, it used to be good. The last few years, it was good at killing cookies and nothing else. I am very unhappy at being banned from anything, FIRST time.
    It is not a good purchase anymore.
     
  4. Bill_Bright

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    Did you said something like that? If so, that's probably why they banned you.
     
  5. kdcdq

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    Just gonna add my $.02 worth: After running a plethora of highly-thought-of scanners (AKA Emsisoft , MBAM, HMP, Kaspersky, and several others) on a fully-patched customer machine this week, SAS was the ONLY tool that found and removed a Spyware tracking cookie that actually caused some real problems on this W10 box. SO, to answer the original OPs question I say: Yes, occasionally.
     
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  6. kenw

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    Years ago I was running Agnitum Outpost Security Suite, Malwarebytes and SAS. They each caught something the other two did not. Times change, Outpost is no longer available, MBAM has made many improvements and SAS fell by the wayside. So now I run Emsisoft Anti Malware and MBAM. I have never heard of a cookie causing a problem since they can be looked at in browsers which, these days, have better security and security programs try to protect against bad web sites. The best protection is watching how you use the internet. Also many people have forgotten about Spywareblaster which is another browser security program.
     
  7. Bill_Bright

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    Well, "tracking cookies" are common and many feel they are devious, regardless the site that put them there. I don't. Most make surfing the net easier and faster without compromising security. That said, I have never of a tracking cookie causing problems either because they basically are just text files. So I suspect something else was going on there.
     
  8. bellgamin

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    Once I inadvertenly clicked on a porn site. Honest! I was doing research on angels - the Biblical kind. One of Google's "hits" looked informative so *click* & whammo! -- a plethora of naked people! I switched to DuckDuckGo & the problem of el crappo went away.

    A few days later one of my favorite online shopping sites began offering me porn & gadgets. I fixed it fast but it HAD to have resulted from tracking cookies, right? right?
     
  9. Bill_Bright

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    Yes. No. Well, maybe.
    Probably Google and/or your ISP tracked and logged your search parameters and surfing locations. Then "suggested" things you might like based on that search and the site visit.
     
  10. Daveski17

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    Yep, that would be my guess.
     
  11. cruelsister

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    No, it is not useful. Past performance should not be considered with regard to current protection.

    Many do like to scan with various sub-optimal scanners; but that's why God created Prozac.
     
  12. Bill_Bright

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    Too bad some people don't use that sound, unbiased and true logic with all security products.
     
  13. EASTER

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    I use to employ this program when Nick? run the show back on Windows 98 + Windows XP and it did on occasion dig up some leftovers from drop-ins courtesy our good ole IE browser and leave just enough files behind that SAS identified and removed. Tracking cookies was always a favorite it was pretty top notch at too, but like everything else time moved on while malware got worse and this end graduated up to more favored products. I don't regret using it and for as long as I did on XP but after that it was just time to give it a rest. :)
     
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