SUPERAntiSpyware version 4.0 Final released!

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  1. Jadda

    Jadda Registered Member

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    New features:

    Technology Changes

    * Up to a 30%-50% increase in scanning speed
    * Direct Disk Access (DDA) technology bypasses all of the Windows API/Kernel to detect and remove difficult spyware
    * Drastically reduced memory usage
    * Additional repairs for Windows Vista and Windows XP including Control Panel Access Restore
    * Improved detection of packed/compressed threats
    * Termination protection - you can allow Task Manager to terminate the application if something hangs - something other applications don't allow
    * Enhanced detection and removal of in-memory threats
    * Improved hardware detection and logging to reduce re-activation problems

    Interface and Functionality Changes

    * Hover text/bubble over SUPERAntiSpyware system tray icon shows program version, database versions and last update date
    * Main screen now shows subscription expiration date (if any) and product version i.e. Professional or Free Edition
    * When registering/activating the Free Edition, all references to Free Edition are changed to Professional
    * Windows Vista Security Center Integration
    * Updates now has it's own tab in the Preferences - there may be additional items here in the future
    * New error logging system

    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    http://forums.superantispyware.com/viewtopic.php?t=1264
     
  2. jtcst

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    The best keeps getting better :)
     
  3. Threedog

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    Excellent!!!!! Thanks for the heads up Jadda.
     
  4. Tommy

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    Exellent, internal update function to v4 is working also.
     
  5. Wake2

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    Thank you Jadda !
     
  6. linger

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    To the developer that comes on here...is the real-time protection as good as 3.9? I mean, geezus, it went from ~30MB to 388KB on my machine...If it is, awesome job!
     
  7. SUPERAntiSpy

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    It's better than 3.9 :)
     
  8. Wordward

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    Just did a scan with the new free version. Only took 18 minutes. Not bad. Nice job guys.
     
  9. deanmartin

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    Using trial here, fast scan and very light. Nice!!!
     
  10. SUPERAntiSpy

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    The auto-updates check every 8 hours - so you may have have had it past the time to check. We will be adding an option to check for definition updates on startup as well in the next release.

    If you are running the other products you can turn off the First Chance, or just turn off the services scanning on startup. The next release will greatly speed up the First Chance Prevention as well.
     
  11. acr1965

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    So do we uninstall the beta and download the final version? Or will the final version download on top of the beta? thanks
     
  12. Dieselman

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    Beta 1154 is the same as final version 1154.
     
  13. Bio-Hazard

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    Congratulations on the release.
     
  14. Stijnson

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    I'm currently running the Free version of 3.9. Do I have to uninstall this first before installing 4.0 or can I install over the top?
     
  15. MaB69

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    Hi,

    I wish to congrat and thank Nick and all the SAS staff for this new release making SAS more efficient and indispensable.

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  16. Meriadoc

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    Nice release. Well done SAS team, testing at the moment, very good version. So, and I'm sorry to ask you this now, what's in the minds of the devs for future?

    something new in the System Service Descriptor Table SSDT NTTerminateProcess - SASKUTIL.sys
     
  17. Huupi

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    I don't know about the real time impact on resourses,using it only on demand,but its faster every time a new build is released.

    Complimento Nick.
     
  18. greenhorn113

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    I have been usung SAS free on demand for ages and been happy with it and the latest update was quick and flawless, but I am looking at my current protection which realtime, I want Firewall/Hips, Antivirus and Antispyware.

    My first 2 choices are settled on Online Armour paid and Kav latest verion paid 2 years my current Antispyware is a-squared antimalware paid which is possibly duplicating the other protection apparently without conflicts.

    Is anyone here running OA,Kav and SAS pro and most importantly should these 3 programs be considered satisfactory protection, bearing in mind Returnil is activated for any surfing the Darkside.
     
  19. Dieselman

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    Real Time mode only uses 400K. Thats it.
     
  20. Huupi

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    Returnil + Sandboxie as my first line protection,no resident stuff,for on demand SAS and Dr Web Cureit,i am testing it for 2 months on one of my rigs and sofar its great.

    Can't answer your question cause i am slimming down all the more my security setups to its bare essentials. Why ? it saves me money and again learning time,its better spend on things i love better.
     
  21. Joan Archer

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    I've just gone over to Online Armor Pro from ZA Pro and running with NOD32 v3 and SAS Pro plus SpywareBlaster. I do have Ad-Aware 2007 just for manual scans but I'm probably going to drop that as I am not impressed with the new version.

    Apart from that everything else is running together very smoothly :thumb:
    Joan
     
  22. Michelku

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    Hello,

    From build 1146 SAS spike CPU from 0-10% average ~5%. Final version too. I off the real time protection CPU spike gone. Anyone have this too??
    I have WinXP SP2+all updates, NOD32 v3, Outpost Firewall v4.

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  23. greenhorn113

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    Thanks Joan, you are having the same protection that is the same 3 components, I think I will trial SAS pro if I can replacing a-squared.

    Neil:thumb:
     
  24. bman412

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to SAS and have been trying the free one for a couple of days now. Is there a compatibility issue between SAS 4 and ThreatFire? Cos the only way it seems for me to be able to run SAS and do a scan is by adding it to the trusted apps on ThreatFire's config... Should these two programs even be installed together?
     
  25. Ocky

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    Yes, average about 5.38% - but an improvement on the 3.9x versions where
    I had about 15%.
    Memory usage 390-420K (with occasional spikes to about 6000K). Peak Working Set about 48000K to 74000K) and quite heavy page file usage
    (by design I think). The on-demand scanner is excellent. I didn't reboot
    after the update but wasn't asked to.
     
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