Why do people recommend MBAM over SAS?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by berryracer, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    I've used both SAS and MBAM to clean infected systems. :cool:
     
  2. dazed1

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    Especially when they are free :thumb:
     
  3. gerardwil

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    Nick said:
    which is NOT free
     
  4. Ranget

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    is this Thread Still alive ?!!
    anyway
    MBAM , SAS , Hitman Pro
    i use all on Demand Scanners But people uses MBAM more in Forums
    because Lot's of it Creator contribute there
     
  5. Technical

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    In my personal case, I also suggest MBAM because SAS installs services/drivers even in portable mode, the cookies issue, the detection rate.

    By the way, talking about detection rate,

    Is there any comparative test about them?
     
  6. The Hammer

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    There was a test at MRG in which both participated in addition to others and SAS got smoked.
     
  7. Technical

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    Thanks The Hammer.
    Not to start a side-comments about the MRG tests as it will bring noisy to this thread ;)
     
  8. dazed1

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    It can be free very easy....
     
  9. The Hammer

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    Well, be sure to post when you find another comparative then.:)
     
  10. Technical

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    It won't be easy, as the big av test companies seems to test just the antivirus. But, if I remember then, and I find this thread in the big Wilders forum, I'll post.
     
  11. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Bottom line and irrefutable fact is that NO PRODUCT can catch EVERYTHING on a given day - so SUPERAntiSpyware will catch things MBAM misses, just as MBAM will catch things SUPERAntiSpyware misses - so the best option is to RUN BOTH.

    Cookies aren't an "issues" - we detect them as what they are - tracking objects/items - we don't say they will harm your computer.
     
  12. jmonge

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    tracking objects/items cookies can be eaten with coffee;) :thumb:
     
  13. EASTER

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    The fact is that the Loading of additional drivers in Portable mode will yield the most accurate results. Just fire up the standalone AVZ to give you one example, it loads it's driver during a scan in order to access sections of the SSDT Table and also searches and reveals any inconsistencies deviating from the normal expected windows pattern such as kernel-mode API hooking functions.

    I do however expect a well-coded portable AS scanner to also take the initiative when releasing a program of this type to also add the provision of UNLOADING that same driver as soon as the app is closed. Something some don't do that adds confusion for the users of them when they see them still in their process list!

    So one MUST seriously take that action into consideration if you desire a FULL comprehensive report of your system. Just some food for thought here. :cool:
     
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  14. Technical

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    Thanks SUPERAntiSpy. You're right.
    Thanks Easter. Unload drivers and exiting (stopping) services are good for portable versions.
     
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  15. SUPERAntiSpy

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    That's why we don't list them as "threats" we list them as tracking objects - we don't try and frighten anyone - we call them what they are.
     
  16. Technical

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    Sorry, you're right. Edited my early post.
     
  17. Frank the Perv

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    ...so this thread is still alive...

    The logic of some asserts... 'nothing catches everything, so use multiple products.'

    Ok, but we could extend that logic out and use 5 products, or 10, or 20.

    Point is, we need to choose the best products.

    At this point in time, MBAM is MUCH more effective than SAS for a product in the same class.



    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392877,00.asp

    http://malwareresearchgroup.com/malware-tests/flash-test-results/

    http://malwareresearchgroup.com/2010/02/22/malwarebytess-anti-malware-vs-superantispyware/

    http://how-to-fix-your-computer.com/superantispyware-test/

    http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Superantispyware-Pro-5-Review-and-Test-by-TheBuckBull

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp



    The end.
     
  18. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Interesting how your forgot these:

    http://www.esecurityplanet.com/security-buying-guides/review-superantispyware-5-.html

    "After my review of the main features and functionality of SUPERAntiSpyware 5, I recommend it."

    http://www.skuggen.com/2011/08/superantispyware-5-super-powers-against-malware/#.T5bECrOm98E

    http://www.softwarecrew.com/2011/08/superantispyware-5-the-programs-most-significant-update-ever/

    "There is a lot to like about this release, though, and if you’re looking for something to complement your existing security package then SUPERAntiSpyware 5 really should be on your shortlist."

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/04/superantisypware-pro-5-review-giveaway/

    "Both the free and paid version of SUPERAntiSypware 5 are great additions to a system’s defense. "

    As for PC Mags Review:
    http://billmullins.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/antimalware-application-reviews-who-can-you-trust/

    "Even an uninterested observer would agree, that the computer security sector is prone to exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatement"
     
  19. hayc59

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    Thank you Nick very good reading there!
    Just answer how well both products are and together
    one is un stoppable :)
     
  20. Ranget

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    i think about throwing adaware Free with them
     
  21. jmonge

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    i think with just a free antivirus and SuperAntiSpywarePro you get a very solid protection:thumb:
     
  22. ams963

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    very bad idea :thumbd:
     
  23. jmonge

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    +1 not a great idea
     
  25. ams963

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    @SUPERAntiSpy
    why not go cloud?.....at least 70% of sas should be cloud based.....then it'd surely give some tough competition....
     
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