A recent question from a reader, in which he wondered why his antimalware application of choice, (an outstanding antimalware application, in my view), is rarely rated by the “major” review sites, confirmed for me, what I’ve noticed in the last few years.
When it comes to antimalware reviews and recommendations, from many of the larger review site, it’s often “the same old, same old”. The same old applications – the same old recommendations.
Independent reviews, on the other hand, under “real world” conditions, are frequently at odds with these “impartial” reviews. I have my own suspicions as to why this is. If you think I’m a cynic ……. well, in this case you’re right.
There are a number of antimalware applications, operating under real world conditions, that consistently outperform what might be termed the “Big 3”. One of these strong performers, frequently mentioned by knowledgeable techie readers on this site, is SUPERAntiSpyware.
Just like these knowledgeable techie readers, I’m a big fan of SUPERAntiSpyware, both the free version and the professional version, having run long term testing on three systems – using both XP Pro and Windows 7.
The free version of this award winning program, with its easy to employ interface, is used by millions of people worldwide to protect their computers. Typical weekly downloads of the free version, on CNET alone, for example, exceed 12,000.
A simple, intuitive, and easy to use interface makes SUPERAntiSpyware straightforward to setup, customize and run, for both less experienced and expert users alike. It truly is – dead simple.
One extra feature in this anti-malware product caught my attention; a repair function which allows the user to recover settings frequently wrecked by malware, and which are often not recoverable despite removal of the malware. These settings include Internet connections, lost desktops, the ability to edit the registry and frustratingly, access to the task manager.
Since SUPERAntiSpyware (the free version), does not provide real time protection against infection, I would not recommend then, that you use this free version of SUPERAntiSpyware as a stand alone security application since it simply will not offer you total protection. Instead, use it as an on-demand scanner.
Despite the lack of real-time protection in the free version, SUPERAntiSpyware deserves its reputation as a first class security application, and I highly recommend that you add it to your security toolbox as a secondary line of defense.
As a full fledged security application, with all of its features unlocked; real-time protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating, SUPERAntiSpyware is very well priced at $29.95 US.
High malware detection rate
Small footprint and low resource usage
Easy to setup, customize and run
Custom scanning of hard drives, removable drives, memory, registry, and more
Detects and removes spyware, adware, malware, Trojans, dialers, worms, keyloggers, rootkits and hijackers
Free for personal use
Prevents potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing (paid version only)
Examines over 50 critical system points on start up and shut down (paid version only)
System Requirements: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7
Download at: SUPERAntiSpyware
Note: You will have a choice of downloads – you may download the professional version for a 3o day trial, or the free version.
Bonus: SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan is a new online scanning service which will detect, and remove, more than 1,000,000 malware threats, and in a recent series of tests I ran, proved to be a speed demon. The average speed to spin through 42 GB was an impressive 17 minutes.
Download at: SUPERAntiSpyware
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