New – SUPERAntiSpyware Free Online Safe Scan

image There are plenty of good anti-malware products, many of them free, but no one anti-malware tool is likely to identify and remove all of the millions of rogue malware that infest the cyber world.

Since today’s malware generally writes itself into multiple parts of the operating system, and in many cases, can hide it’s files, registry entries, running process and services; making the infection virtually invisible.

Regular readers of Tech Thoughts are familiar with this advice: “To ensure maximum safety, it’s important to have layered defenses in the ongoing fight against malware. As part of the mix of security solutions, online scanners offer an extra layer of protection that’s required in the current Internet environment”.

To make this layered defense approach a little easier, SUPERAntiSpyware has just released its free SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan, which the company describes as “a powerful new tool in the fight against the latest and particularly difficult malware infections”.

Nick Skrepetos, founder of SUPERAntiSpyware confirms what most Internet security experts are now aware of “The new breed of infections we are seeing simply block most, if not all, anti-spyware and anti-virus products from running. We have answered the call with our stand alone online “Safe Scan” which will run when other products are blocked.”

I’ve long been a big fan SUPERAntiSpyware, both the free version and the professional version, and now having tested this new offering on three systems, I can now add SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan, to my recommended list.

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This new online scanning service will detect, and remove, more than 1,000,000 malware threats, and in my early tests proved to be a speed demon. The average speed to spin through 42 GB was an impressive 17 minutes.

Some of the most difficult to remove destructive malware circulation on the Internet at the moment include, Anti Virus Pro 2010, Windows Police Pro, Virut, Vundo, and Rustock. Trust me, you definitely don’t want to become infected by any one of these brutes. But, if you do, SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan will eradicate them.

SAS 1

There is an interesting twist to this new product. Instead of downloading and installing the free edition of SUPERAntiSpyware, you simply download an executable which, when launched, effectively turns SUPERAntiSpyware into a cloud application. Pretty cool move.

Correction: Earlier today I had mentioned that it was necessary to manually updated the definition database. My apologies for the confusion – the definition database updates automatically. Another very cool move.

Some of the benefits of running SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan on your system include –

It’s fast and easy to use

Will detect malware that some AV solutions cannot detect

Avoids conflicts with existing security software

Acts as a double-check on the accuracy of your onboard AV solutions

System requirements: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Win 7

Download at: SUPERAntiSpyware

Additional Online scanners that have developed a good reputation for accuracy; be sure to read the Terms of Use or Privacy Statements carefully, and be aware that not all Online scanners will disinfect.

Panda NanoScan

McAfee FreeScan

Symantec Security Check

Panda Security

Trend Micro’s HouseCall

ESET Online Scanner

Kaspersky

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16 responses to “New – SUPERAntiSpyware Free Online Safe Scan

  1. Bill – you don’t have to download definitions on the online scan – we update it daily to include the latest definitions! 🙂 Feel free to pull that part if you like 🙂

    -Nick

  2. Hi Bill,
    I’m impressed, if SAS will get rid of Vundo then it indeed is a good product. Normally that’s a automatic reformat, even for ubergeeks.
    Must be time for the trees to turn, hopefully the fall will be better than your summer.
    Mark

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mark,

      I track downloads on new applications like this, and in less than 24 hours this one has been downloaded 160+ times through Tech Thoughts. Looks like SuperAntiSpyware has a winner.

      This morning at 7 AM (I’m an early riser), the temp was a mind blowing 31 F – that’s bloody cold for this time of the year! I have a feeling the fall will be cooler than usual. Gonna have to watch the squirrels, etc. LOL!

      Talk to ya later,

  3. Hey Bill,
    This will be very useful since we won’t have to
    disconnect on-line before scanning.

  4. Ken

    Apparently NOT for win98se.

  5. Chuck

    I am curious. Once completed does the software leave any components on the tested system?

    Cheers!

    Chuck

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Chuck,

      Good question – but no components, other than the original downloaded executable, are left on the users system.

      Bill

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  7. gen

    i am no too sure about anti virus program how would i know which are true ones or which will dmaage my computer

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Gen,

      First, NEVER download a security application when you are requested to do so by a pop up. This is the method that rogue software uses to spread.

      Second, I strongly recommend that you stay with only one download site for all your download needs, including downloading and testing anti-malware applications. Download.com is generally recognized as the safest download site on the Internet. Reviews and recommendations for virtually all software are available. Check it out.

      Bill

  8. gen

    thanks so much
    next question if i have one anti virus can i download and use another as well

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Gen,

      If you’re asking if you can run an online virus scanner while your principal onboard AV application is running, the answer is – yes.

      If the question is, can you install and run 2 anti-virus applications concurrently the answer is – not without the potential for conflict arising. Let me give you the same answer I gave a previous reader just today – well sort of.

      “*As a rule of thumb, its never really a good idea to run 2 anti-malware applications concurrently. At the very least, system resources take an inappropriate and wasteful hit. Beyond that, serious issues including system crashes, are common*”.

      It’s always a good idea of course to scan your machine with a second anti-virus application, say once a week or so, since there is no one application capable of identifying all the malware that is out there. So yes, go ahead and install another AV solution, and use it as a secondary on demand scanner. Just don’t run both programs both programs concurrently. That is, don’t allow both programs to start on Windows startup. Instead launch the “on demand” scanner from the program menu, or the desktop, when needed.

      Bill

  9. gen

    so both anti virus progams could be on the computer but just dont run both at the same time