SUPERAntiSpyware review, manual and guides

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The development of this anti-malware program started in 2004 by SuperAntiSpyware LTD in the United States of America, state California. SUPERAntiSpyware is used by more than 55 million users worldwide.

It offers Free Edition, Portable version, Professional Edition and Educational/Enterprise license.

Super Anti Spyware is a company highly focused on providing the most up-to-date technology in computer security software. Super Anti Spyware can protect your computer from thousands of kinds of spyware[1], adware[2], malware, trojans[3], keyloggers[4], dialers[5], hijackers[6], and worms[7].

The application has been on the market for years.

As the developer says, this software is technologically advanced in many unique and powerful ways, which help to remove spyware-related threats that other applications fail to remove.

This software has been operating for years in the antivirus market so we decided to try it out.

SuperAntiSpyware can protect your computer from thousands of kinds of spyware, adware, malware, trojans, keyloggers, dialers, hijackers, and worms [8]. As the developer says, this software is technologically advanced in many unique and powerful ways, which help to remove spyware-related threats that other applications fail to remove. 

The program has two options: a free edition and a professional version. The free edition does not include real-time blocking or scheduled scanning.

SUPERAntiSpyware provides 24/7 technical support via e-mail. You can contact them if you have any questions or suggestions. They offer a 30-day unconditional 100% money-back guarantee on all purchases.

Pros Cons Final verdict

Very fast download and installation 

Average virus detection rate

Low-budget supplementary anti-malware software with an average virus detection rate

Low price for the license

Outdated design of the user interface 

Fast and easy scan

May flag safe programs and cookies as malware

Low computer requirements

Must be used with another anti-virus program

If you are interested in trying this application, don't worry – the whole download and installation process is very easy and fast. You don't need to have any IT knowledge for that. You can download the installation file from this page.

We were testing the free version of Super Anti Spyware software for 7 days with a clean version of Windows 10 and a computer with these settings: processor i7, 4 GB of RAM, SSD drive.

Please be informed that this application is compatible only with Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 operating systems. Moreover, we added infected files with samples of Trojans and spyware. We did this to see how this software fights computer threats.

Test Results

Antivirus protection

The first impression about this software was positive. As mentioned before, we downloaded and installed it very quickly and easily. After that, we updated the database of virus definition before the scan.

The update of the database definition was very quick as well. Afterward, we launched a full computer scan. Surprisingly, the full scan of the computer didn't take much time – only about 10 minutes. After the super-fast scan, we got some results. The program detected lots of adware that spams the browser with unwanted adds and makes the PC vulnerable to viruses.

SUPERAntiSpyware detects a lot of viruses and potential threats.

SUPERAntiSpyware detected most of the viruses and threats installed on the test computer. However, the application missed some threats.

It is also worth to mention that SUPERAntiSpyware does not include Web protection feature. It offers malicious URL blocking, however, it did not detect and block all malicious websites we attempted to visit.

We like to check how the antivirus applications perform in the independent testing labs tests, such as AV-TEST. These labs use millions of threats and test applications on a variety of computers in order to provide the most accurate results. However, SUPERAntiSpyware is not tested by any of them.

 

Additional features

SUPERAntiSpyware covers only the essentials. It offers protection against spyware, adware, malware, trojans, dialers, worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, parasites, rootkits, rogue security products, and many other cyber threats. It also includes Real-Time Protection and detects and blocks threats in real-time. SUPERAntiSpyware sends users e-mail notifications and allows to monitor the health of the system remotely. System Investigator allows you to see what is running on your PC. Finally, Scheduled, On Demand and Real-Time Scans are available.

As you can see, the features can cover the essentials of the security and it would be a good part of your entire system’s security ecosystem. 

System-performance impact and scans

SUPERAntiSpyware is a very lightweight software. The program works stable and quick.

The update of the database definition was very quick as well. Afterward, we launched a full computer scan. Surprisingly, the full scan of the computer didn't take much time – only about 10 minutes.

Usually, it takes about 30 minutes for other similar programs to complete the same action. The second good thing was that, during the scan, this software didn’t slow down the computer at all. Everything looked fine.

User interface

When it comes to the user interface, this program does not look modern and the user interface is outdated in comparison with its other opponents. It feels like we came back to 2005 when every software looked the same. It is not a big deal if the program does its job well, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t.

Customer Reviews

The anti-virus program has mixed reviews from its users. Many people claim that it marks tracking cookies as dangerous and removes them. Whether it's a good thing depends on your perspective – some people are actually happy to get rid of the junk, others dislike the fact that cookies are marked as malware.

The program does not make the computer run slower.

Additionally, one review states that Super Anti Spyware is a great complementary tool for detecting threats, but an additional product should be used for full protection. One user also writes that the application doesn't slow down the computer.

The Final Verdict

It is a low-budget program with an average virus detection rate. Not the worst solution for improving the security of your computer, but there is no doubt that it needs some improvement. This software is a great solution for those who don’t want so spend a lot of money for the license. However, make sure you have additional protection and don't visit malicious websites!

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Poor test results
Additional features Cover security essentials
System-performance impact Light
Scanning performance Quick system scans with a minimal impact on a system
User interface Looks outdated

SUPERAntiSpyware Comparison

SUPERAntiSpyware and STOPzilla Antivirus 

SUPERAntiSpyware and STOPzilla Antivirus both provide average malware detection. If you are looking for easy and simple software with additional useful features, STOPzilla would be a better choice, even though it is more expensive. SUPERAntiSpyware offers a better price, a quick scan, and 24/7 customer support. 

The detailed comparison of SUPERAntiSpyware and STOPzilla Antivirus is here.

SUPERAntiSpyware and SpyBot

Both security packages, SUPERAntiSpyware and SpyBot offer low budget security, so are great choices for those, who do not want to spend much money on an antimalware application. However, they both demonstrated low detection rates, and they both have confusing user interfaces. However, if you need to choose one, we would recommend you SUPERAntiSpyware.

If you want to know why read the detailed comparison which is here.

About the author

Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Senior Media writer

Olivia Morelli is a senior media writer on Reviewedbypro.com. Her favorite topic to write about is ransomware attacks and how to deal with them, but she also enjoys covering the topics of other types of malware and VPNs.

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