SUPERAntiSpyware Professional 5.6 Review & 1 Year Serial Key Giveaway – 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 common antivirus / internet security programs fall short. For anyone looking to strengthen their defenses and add an extra layer of protection against various threats, SUPERAntiSpyware is a nice choice. It features many unique and powerful technologies and removes spyware threats that other applications fail to remove.
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 Free Edition lacks real-time protection, scheduled scans and automatic updates (manual only), as well as several other advanced options. In this post, I will try to concentrate on reviewing the pro edition of this desktop security program, and will also give away 10 serial keys for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional 5.6 each comes with 1 Year subscription.
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6 has a very easy to use, friendly interface and provide easy access to key features. Once you run the utility, you can choose between four different scan types. By default, Quick Scan is enabled but you can check other types like complete, critical point and custom. Each of them detects and removes threats in the most efficient way.
Critical Point Scan: briefly checks the most common spots for malware, enabling the program to deliver feedback in as little as 20 seconds.
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 selecting the computer areas you want to be verified, such as memory, registry, startup locations, cookies and selected folders.
A Quick Scan would be recommended for routine scans and of course a Complete Scan as often as possible. In case you are already in doubt that your system is highly infected then you may enable the Rescue Scan option. When enabled, Rescue Scan allows SuperAntiSpyware to recoup processing power from CPU hogging malware programs in order to put more power and resources behind the scanning engine. Rescue scan should only be enabled when malware is consuming so many system resources that you are unable to run a scan. If you are able to run a scan normally, do not enable this option.
As you can see from the image below, it took around 14 minute 59 seconds to run a quick Scan on my pc with more than 45,000 items scanned and 570 threats detected. The speed is actually not bad, considering that this was on a 7 years old PC with a lot of background tasks.
Preferences, this is the Control Center of the application, here you find all settings under Six different tabs.
P 1, 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.
P 2, The Scanning Control options allow you to customize the way SUPERAntiSpyware scans your computer as well as manage Allowed Items and Excluded Folders. It 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.
P 3, Real-Time Protection (professional version only) options allow you to configure how SUPERAntiSypware handles guarding against spyware/adware being installed on your system. And First Chance Prevention will scan your computer at start and shutdown to detect and remove spyware before it has a chance to “hook” itself into your system.
P 4, Hi-Jack Protection. The Hi-Jack Protection options allow you to protect your browser home page from being changed without your permission.
P 5, Other control center options include the updates setting, and access to Help information.
All-new Quarantine: Suspicious items detected by real-time protection or by scans are automatically placed in the redesigned Quarantine area. Once in Quarantine the item is ‘sandboxed’ from infecting files outside of quarantine, from there quarantined items can be deleted or restored.
With SUPERAntiSpyware Professional 5.6, you also benefit from clearer logs and scanning details. This allows you to identify items removed, or check the status of your scheduled scans to determine if any items were detected and/or removed.
The repairs function allow you to fix/repair items that may have been damaged by spyware/adware on your system. These include tools to reset URL prefixes, reset Windows clock time display, repair broken Network Connection, remove or reset Windows desktop wallpaper and many others. It is advised that you only use repairs for items that are damaged, as the repairs cannot be undone.
SUPERAntiSpyware is one of the best additions to your antivirus / internet security protection. It has been designed not to slow down your computer or conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus applications such as AVG, McAfee, Norton, Symantec, Kaspersky, Webroot, PC Tools, etc. I installed it on my PC where Avira AntiVir Premium is installed, and the result is just fine. It found many real threads, which was not detected by AV, especially bad tracking cookies. A few false positive was among 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. And now, with luck you’ll get a free upgrade to the Professional Edition with 1 Year updates!
We have 10 serial keys 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 so that I can verify that you’ve done that (this is mandatory for eligibility). You may use the social widget below, after this post. A valid email address must be entered on the “Mail” field. And do NOT post email address inside comments to avoid spam.
The Giveaway will end on March 31, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT. 4 winners will be chosen by me and the others 6 will be selected randomly according to random.org, and winners will be announced (in this post) before April 3, 2013.
In addition, if you missed this offer, don’t worry, you could get SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition or SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner for free. Both are absolutely freeware. At last, Thanks Luke for taking interest in to this blog and arranging the Giveaway for my readers.