While you may be aware of the pain spyware inflicts on both your mind as well as your wallet, spyware and adware remain the one area where antivirus / internet security programs fall short. We need a dedicated tool that performs well in this area and here SuperAntiSpyware come to force. It is one of the best AntiSpyware with over 30 million user Worldwide in near about last 6 years of life.
SUPERAntiSpyware is available as a free and professional edition. Both editions support the detection and removal of all sorts of malicious programs including Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats. Users can add trust items and folders to a whitelist for complete customization of scanning.
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition on top of this offers the following features that are not available, or limited, in the free edition:
First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.
Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software (spyware, adware, worms, dialers, hijackers, keyloggers) from installing or re-installing.
Registry Protection against Browser Hi-Jackers and other threats.
Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.
Auto-Scanning on application startup ensures a clean system daily.
Automatic Updates check for program and definition updates every 8 hours.
Daily Definition Updates provide immediate detection of new threats
Free System Diagnostic to locate new threats on your computer
Free E-Mail Support to help resolve issues immediately
In this post, I will try to concentrate on reviewing the pro edition of this desktop security program, and will also give away 20 Activation Code for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional With Lifetime Updates. These Activation Code are from a reader of the blog, protection from net.sa. Thanks him and on behalf of all my readers for this great gift!
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Review:
Installation & Steup
The installation file did not take too long to download (only 10.7 megabytes). The program installs in a jiffy with a installation wizard and doesn’t require a reboot. During installation it offer you to register by put your license key (Optional, Leave the code bland to install SUPERAntiSpyware Free editon).
After install process complete, a prompt appeared which asked you whether you wanted to have the latest spyware and ad-ware Definition update. It then proceeded to a setup wizard which went through various features such as Automatic updates and diagnostic reports. Privacy conscious users need to pay attention to the wizard dialog as system information may be submitted to developer servers to optimize the software. Disabling the option during installation prevents this from happening.
After finished this wizard it open another wizard which helps you to protect your homepage from being changed by other application. It display notification when any program changed your homepage.
Look & Performance
The First Look is very simple, easy to use and the main interface is split into five distinct sections: computer scanning, scan scheduling, spyware Definition update checking, quarantine management and the configuration of the application.
Scan section will scan your computer for spyware, adware, malware, trojans, worms, parasites and other potentially harmful items that may be installed on your machine. There are three types of scans available to scan your PC.
Quick Scan : As the name suggested, it only scan few common place. It checks the running items, the known registry locations, and the most common places malware can reside in.
Complete Scan : It completely scan your PC such as running processes, registry locations and every file on the selected volumes.
Custom Scan : allows slecting the computer areas you want to be verified, such as memory, registry, startup locations, cookies and selected folders.
As you can see from the image below, it took around 13 minute 32 seconds to run a quick Scan on my pc with more than 2500 items scanned and 150 threats detected. The speed is actually not bad, considering that this was on a 1gb RAM, 2.21 Ghz Pc with a lot of background tasks.
Preferences, this is the Control Center of the application, here you find all settings under Eight different tabs.
General and Startup is divided into several section aiming at configuring the way the software starts (with Windows and minimized to system tray), the way it looks (enable the Windows XP style menu), selecting the default language, enabling startup scanning (Quick, Complete or Custom) and refreshing the definitions before scanning on startup.
Scanning Control comes in very handy with more sophisticated option like ignoring files larger then 4MB or non-executables for more faster scanning speed, Scan only known file types(.exe, .com .dll, etc.), Close the browsers before scanning, Scan for tracking cookies, Resolve Links/Shortcuts during scan .Ink, Terminate the memory threats before quarantining, and much more.
Other control center options include the real-time protection settings, Hi-Jack Protection setting, updates setting, and access to scanner logs. There also comes with a unique system and browser repairs system that allows users to enable Start Menu Run, Task Manager, Windows explorer folder options, etc, repair items such as broken Windows system Restore Service and corrupted Desktop Wallpaper, reset the home page of your web browser, reset Winlogon Shell and other critical items that are often damaged by a spyware infection.
SUPERAntiSpyware is one of the best additions to your antivirus / internet security protection. I installed it on my PC where Avira AntiVir Premium is installed. It found many real threads, which was not detected by AV, especially bad tracking cookies, spyware, and some trojans. A few false positive was between but they can be excluded manually and sent for analysis with a note.
So if you want to protect yourself from the various threats on the internet just decide to purchase SUPERAntiSpyware Professional, and you can very well stop worrying about privacy concerns.
Download SUPERAntiSpyware From this link. With luck you’ll get a free upgrade to the Professional Edition with Lifetime updates!
We have 20 Activation Codes in total for this giveaway. To win a license simply share this offer on your blog or on any social networking site and place its status URL here in the comments below. You may use the social widget below, after this post. The first 10 to do so will definitely receive a Lifetime Activation Code for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional. The balance 10 licenses will be distributed randomly among the other participants. And the the random drawn winners will be announced on 30. May 2011.
At last, Let’s say thanks to the one from net.sa!
Update: This giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winners in 3 days. Sorry for the late as i am very busy these days.