Yesterday, I mentioned that I run Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware every day, as a secondary malware scanner, since there is no one anti-malware tool that is likely to identify and remove all of the Trojans, Spyware, Viruses, and other threats, we now face.
I also mentioned – there’s no harm in installing more than one antimalware application to be used as a secondary scanner, and that doing so, can be advantageous.
In addition to running a daily quick scan with Malwarebytes’, I run a daily quick scan using the free edition of SUPERAntiSpyware. The free edition of SUPERAntiSpyware ( updated February 18, 2010), is an excellent choice, as a (primary or additional), secondary malware scanner.
The free version of this award winning program, is used by millions of people worldwide to protect their computers. And why not? SUPERAntiSpyware is well known for its high malware detection rate.
A simple, intuitive, and easy to use interface makes SUPERAntiSpyware straightforward to setup, customize, and run, for both less experienced and expert users alike.
One extra feature in this anti-malware product is particularly appealing; 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 process.
These settings include Internet connections, lost desktops, the ability to edit the registry and access to the task manager which is often knocked out by a malware attack.
Since SUPERAntiSpyware (Free Edition), does not provide real time protection against infection, I don’t recommend that you use this free version of as a stand alone security application since it simply will not offer you adequate protection. Instead, use it only as an on-demand scanner.
I’ve been using SUPERAntiSpyware as a secondary scanner for years, and I have no hesitation in stating that this application deserves its reputation as a first class security application. SUPERAntiSpyware is fast, efficient, and effective, and I highly recommend that you add it to your security toolbox, as a secondary line of defense.
Note: Be sure to manually update the definition database, before running a scan.
Quick, Complete and Custom Scanning of Hard Drives, Removable Drives, Memory, Registry, Individual Folders and More! Includes Trusting Items and Excluding Folders for complete customization of scanning!
Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, Hijackers and many other types of threats.
Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing, Task Manager and more with our unique Repair System! Spyware applications often disable system components to prevent removal – SUPERAntiSpyware resets and restores these items in seconds.
Quarantine items detected and removed for complete protection. Items in the quarantine may be restored to your computer if desired.
Detailed scan logs with complete information about detected and removed threats and their locations within your computer. Scan logs allow you to review scheduled scan results at any time.
Multi-Dimensional Scanning – SUPERAntiSpyware is a next generation scanning system that goes beyond the typical rules based scanning methods. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning system detects existing threats as well as threats of the future by analyzing threat characteristics in addition to code patterns.
Process Interrogation Technology – SUPERAntiSpyware features our unique Process Interrogation Technology (PIT) that allows threats to be detected no matter where they are hiding on your system. Many new types of threats utilize “Rootkits” or “Kernel Drivers” to hide themselves to avoid detection by standard anti-spyware applications. SUPERAntiSpyware’s Process Interrogation Technology locates even the toughest of threats.
System Requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Media Center, Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7. (According to the developer, SUPERAntiSpyware will work in 32-bit mode under 64-bit versions of Windows. A native 64-bit edition will be available later this year).
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A free SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner is also available.
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Important note: Virtually all free security applications are programmed to autostart after installation, so be aware of this, and make the necessary adjustments using MSConfig.
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.
On purchase, SUPERAntiSpyware offers a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee, if you are dissatisfied for any reason.
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