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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    Hadn't heard of it before. Let us know how it compares to Spysweeper from Webroot.
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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    I downloaded and installed it and it was truly amazing. It found 31 threats not discovered by ADAWARE,SPYBOT, and SPYWARE DOCTOR. I'm really impressed so far.

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    SUPERAntiSpyware

    I've just started trialing the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!. Seems very good so far and has had some good press on alt.privacy.spyware. Anyone else?

    Alan

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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    I downloaded it and ran it on my 2 machines, both protected by SpyBot (not real-time), Spyware Blaster and Windows Defender, apart from Avast!. On my laptop nothing was found, on my desktop a number of cookies, which the others had not discovered or deemed potentially dangerous. This is always a grey area. However, by removing them, I got conected to the SuperAntispyware site and got a special offer of USD 19.95 for lifetime updates, the normal price being USD 29.95. The license allows for installation on 2 machines at the same time.
    So I decided to buy it.

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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    This is interesting: What exactly is the software sending?
    <hr>"In today's world of spyware, adware and malware the landscape changes on a daily basis as new variants of the harmful applications are created and deployed. We realize this fact and as such have created special diagnostic tools to quickly locate these new variants on your system and provide the pertinent information directly to our malware research staff so they can update our detection and removal rules immediately and thus remove the new variant from your system."
    Source: http://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...re_service.html<hr>
    You can opt out during installation:

    <IMG SRC=http://www.superantispyware.com/WebHelp/IMGSASStartupWizard3.gif>

    I'm curious what is included because "a list of the programs running on your computer" hardly seems to provide enough information to make any judgments about whether they are spyware/adware.

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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    Jefferson,
    I don't know what it wants to send but I am currently trying the program out. I just unchecked the box and continued on.

    FWIW, I ran it once so far and all it picked up was a few cookies that I already knew about and was ready to delete anyway. Needs a few more runs to see if it finds anything that the others haven't.
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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    Agreed - the description is rather wishy-washy. I'd have thought it useful to send the false positives (exclusions) the user has nominated, as well as the details of progams the heuristics picked up, but weren't on the database. I might write to them to find out.

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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    This is one instance where I'd be interested in a comparison test with other AV/antispyware products to see how well it picks stuff up.

    The Free version won't enable Real-Time Protection, or let you do scheduled scans or remove the Splash Screen at startup, and the Quick manual scan is anything but quick (38000 file items taking about 24 minutes in my case, but admittedly they were mostly 'my stuff').

    I've had one false positive on a piece of ISP software, a "dialler" from a broadband CD, but since that is from a well-known British Telecom firm, I suppose that can be excused. Also a couple of "Uncategorised Applications", which were, in fact SED.EXE.

    On first inspection it seems not too bad.

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    Re: SUPERAntiSpyware

    The free version limitations appear to be modelled on those of AdAware. I guess only time will tell as to how well it rates in the privacy/ security community.

    Alan

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