weird SUPERantispyware situation

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by coldplay, Apr 1, 2007.

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  1. coldplay

    coldplay Registered Member

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    I just downloaded and installed SAS home user version (free) on one of my computers. Somehow, I can check/uncheck SAS pro (paid) options in preference without "you need to buy it" screen.

    Well, I can't tell if the real protection is actually working at the moment but I did get rid of the splash screen at the startup and enable the sound alert of its real shield. And I have no idea how this is happening. I am pretty sure I didn't download Pro trial version.

    So my questions is : is there a SAFE way to test whether its real protection actually working ?

    thank you in advance.
     
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  3. SUPERAntiSpy

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    My guess is you downloaded the Professional Trial - what does the shortcut icon on the desktop say, Free or Professional?
     
  4. coldplay

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    I can't know atm. I also downloaded and installed Prevx1 and this software report my registry item as mal-wares and deleted them caused system crash.
    I am redoing the system now but I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with SAS. It was a Chinese XP system, Prevx1 just did what A2-antimalware did,not running well on Chinese system, but that's another story.
     
  5. Zimzi

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    Yes, there is. It is EICAR test file and its purpose is to safely test your anti-virus/anti-malware software. But, SuperAntiSpyware for some reason cannot detect EICAR test file so, in this case, EICAR test file will not be of any help.
     
  6. SUPERAntiSpy

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    We don't detect the EICAR test file as it is not a threat.... :) We can add it in if it makes people feel better.
     
  7. Zimzi

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    Of course, but may be it is not bad idea to SAS detect EICAR as test file like some other anti-virus/anti-malware do (something like: Not Malware: EICAR Test File)?
     
  8. steve161

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    It won't make me feel better. I actually get a sense of calm with eicar. But thanks for asking Nick.
     
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