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SUPERAntispyware question

By learninmypc
Oct 13, 2013
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  1. Does SAS Still have the program one can download it to a thumbdrive , put it in the infected computer & let it run? No install that I remember of, it just runs from the thumbdrive. If so, got a link? thanks.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    You want the "portable" version. Google Superantispyware portable
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Ok, thanks, I wasn't sure.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Does using it require uninstallation of the installed version?
    I ask because I saved it http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html
    to a flashdrive & when I went to run it, it told me I needed to remove the other one.
    All is ok now, I was just testing it on my Vista.
     
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    It might. But I find that odd. I have two different version on one of my computers. One is the paid version the other one is the free version. They both work on one system . I have just been to lazy to remove the free one. Could it be that when you want to run the portable version you had the other one already started. ?
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,683   +86

    Conflict you can only use one on the system. Otherwise like they're fighting with each other.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    No, I only do my scans once a week. Its the free version. I was simply trying it because a friend was having problems with his pc so I wanted to refresh my memory. The free one wasn't running.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Is replying to me or not?
     
  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Tipstir is right , You can only run one at a time or you get a conflict. I have both on one of my Pcs but I have never ran them both at the same time. Nor do I allow them to start up when windows is started up.. The only thing I can think of is the portable one must have detected the files of the other one.
     
  10. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Maniac Posts: 458   +54

    I like this freeware program. It's a mistake to get over attached to any security software so I'm always interested in something good that comes to light. SAS reveals how many cookies are picked up in a short period of time. It also found a nasty that Malwarebytes hadn't flagged up.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Thanks. :)
     
     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Your welcome:)
     
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  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +918

    To the best of my recollection, "SAS"< (the freeware version), is one of the most annoying programs yet developed.

    It doesn't have active protection, but it needs to run at startup.

    Should you decide to disable it at boot, then it either takes forever to launch, or simply won't launch, when you want to do a scan with it.

    I always advise people to simply leave, (especially passive ones), anti-malware programs installed after they've used them. Thereafter, all you have to do is update instead of reinstall, and many aren't using system resources when they're not running

    SAS is a notable exception. I'd uninstall it as a matter of course, and use the portable version as needed.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Mine don't run at startup. I've not had a problem launching it or scanning with it.
    SAS Settings.JPG
    My SAS Settings.
     
  15. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Same here no problems at all. Learninmypc. From your picture you do have it set to run ar startup. You have the box check for it start when windows starts.
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Thank you, I just unticked it. Its not ticked on my W7.
     
  17. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Cool , I never let them start up with windows. I never have a problem launching them when I need them either.
     
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  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +918

    I wonder what, "do a full system scan at start-up", would do for your boot times? Especially with a couple of HDDs, and a couple hundred thousand .JPEG files.

    It is nice however, that they let you opt out of showing the sales pitch on start-up.

    Keep in mind I had and old version of SAS, or an even older XP SP-2 computer.
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    I don't know, but the harddrive on my W7 is a terrabyte & I do have hundreds of jpeg pics (maybe more). Never did bother to count them thou. :)
     
  20. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Yes the older version of SAS. In winXp was lousy to say the least. But as far as booting up with two hard drives. Don't think I would let it. I have never let it with just one hard drive. I myself prefer as little as possible in my boot up time.
     
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  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +918

    You do understand I was just musing about that whole boot thing, not suggesting it, don't you?
     
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  22. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,849   +184

    Yes I did, Just saying myself. I prefer very little in my boot up time.
     
  23. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Maniac Posts: 458   +54

    After installation the free version started up by default with Windows 7 but I just disabled it with msconfig. It's another useful one for the armoury.
     
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    OK, I thank everybody for their input. :)
     


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