EPD 221: Fan Mail Friday’s (10/24/2014)

October 24, 2014

Dear Remy And Matt,

Where has William gone ? I have not seen him post in eons.

Sent In By “Why William Why

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Where has William gone ? I have not seen him post in eons.

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Remy’s Reply: Great question. No worries he is alright. He is just working full-time as a Lawyer in New York.

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Erin’s Reply: No worries he is still around. But since Matt took over terms and definitions feature. His work load is quite a bit lighter. He still covers news thou.

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Kirbe’s Reply: Maybe perhaps !?! he took the time off we had too far -LOL- ;) It’s time to come back now William vacation is over.

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Matt’s Reply: Hmmm!!! Maybe he was abduted by aliens, or was mutated and now lives in the sewers LOL. Nah, I joke. I’m told he’s okay and working as a professional Lawyer in New Work City. We do need him back though.

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So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .

PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.

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Till Next Friday,

Erin


SUPERAntiSpyware (6.0.1158) Professional Edition – Full Review

October 23, 2014

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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V. 7.0 D“SAS” Professional Review Template + Added Input About Lack Of Phone And Or Live Chat Support For “SAS Pro”

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Price: $29.95 USD/CAD For A 1 year Subscription For Up To 3 PC’s.

Is SUPERAntiSpyware Pro Worth The Price ?: Yes it is. If you want the full protection with the added benefits of Automatic Updating, Scheduling Scanning and Real-Time Protection. Then you will be more then happy with the $29.95 USD/CAD price point.

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A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware3.5Average – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using the Windows control panel.

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability issues.

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D. Residential Shield Test - 4.5Great – Very useful and its always great when you can add an extra layer protection to your PC.

DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry Protection4.0Great – Great. But there is still no protection for ether Mozilla Firefox or Chrome.

DDD. System Repair Option4.0Great – Used it and it works like a charm. Thou you still should read the descriptions over a few times. Before you decide to use one of the many repair options SUPERAntiSpyware Pro has.

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E. Detection Rate Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 - 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 85.0Excellent

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F. Speed of Scan4.5Great – Just as Danny talked about in the freeware version review of SUPERAntiSpyware. It seems instead of decreasing overall scan times. They have actually in some cases increase 10 to 20 minutes overall. But just like Danny said “We will keep a close eye on the next version to see if this is a new trend.” Or just a blip on an otherwise positive trending direction.

FF. Scan Boost5.0Excellent- This option seems to have remained. So much so even my dual core computers have show at least a 10 to 20 mins differences between using regular or “Low Boost” as oppose to “High Boost” scanning option.

FFF. Types Of Different Scans Available - 5.0Excellent- With 5 different types of scans to suite your fancy. You can’t go wrong regardless of your final choice of scan.

G.Update Manager5.0 Excellent – Works like a charm with no lag at all.

H. Scan Logs – 4.0Great- The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.

I. SUPERAntiSpyware Support - 3.0Average – You have their “Free, unlimited 24/7 technical support via e-mail”,  “Customer Support Request Form” or “User Forums

**Yes, people I agree it is SUPER lame that SUPERAntiSpyware Pro. The paid version of SUPERAntiSpyware has no phone support or live chat support.

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My Overall Score: 72.5/80

90.6 % = A +

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My Overall Outlook: SUPERAntiSpyware remains a very easy and safe program to use. SUPERAntiSpyware is truly your one stop shop for Spyware, Adware, Malware and Internet Cookie detection and removal.

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My Final Verdict: I am very happy to to report a dramatic decease in overall scan times. Also important to note is that SUPERAntiSpyware is now sporting a brand spanking new User Interface (UI). Along with overall scanning and detection improvements. Not to mention some unseen and unappreciated under the hood improvements to top it all off.

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Here is link a to download SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Trial Edition:

1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)

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Till The Next Review,

Erin + Remy “Se7en”


SUPERAntiSpyware (6.0.1158) Free Edition – Freeware Review

October 22, 2014

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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V. 7.0 C“SAS” Freeware Review Template

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Price: Free

A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware3.5Average – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using your Windows control panel.

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability Issues

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D. Residential Shield TestN/A – Not available In Free version

DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry ProtectionN/A – Not available In Free version

DDD. System Repair OptionN/A – Not available In Free version

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E. Detection Rate Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 - 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 85.0Excellent

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F. Speed of Scan4.5Great – It might just be me. But it seems scan times have gone down in this latest version of SUPERAntiSpyware.

FF. Scan Boost5.0Excellent- This option seems to have vastly improved (yet again). So much so even my dual core computers have show at least a 10 to 20 mins differences between using regular or “Low Boost” as oppose to “High Boost” scanning options.

FFF. Types Of Different Scans Available - 5.0Excellent- With 5 different types of scans to suite your fancy. SuperAntiSpyware has all the different types of scans you’ll need. For any job you want to tackle.

G.Update Manager4.5Great – Needs to be updated manually. But works like a charm with no lag at all. As SUPERAntiSpyware has implemented smaller definition updates. There are also a lot more definitions updates available to be manually updated.  Which is great to see.

H. Scan Logs3.5 Average” – The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.

I. SUPERAntiSpyware Support3.5Average – You have their “Customer Support Request Form” or “User Forum” options.

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My Overall Score: 59.5/65

91.5 % = A +

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My Overall Outlook: SUPERAntiSpyware still remains an extremely effective anti-spyware / malware program. (Even in it’s free version package.) You are not choked to death with excessive over the top software limitations, like so many other freeware programs out there. You are still required to update SUPERAntiSpyware manually and you can still use SUPERAntiSpywares 5 different scanning options (minus of course the scan scheduler option).

The only 2 very minor downsides that I can see, are that you have to manually scan and manually update SuperAntiSpyware yourself. (But for most people that is not even a very big deal. Because we already do it anyways with so many other free programs such as Spybot and Malwarebytes.)

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My Final Verdict: I am very happy to say I found quite a few improvements including a whole new User Interface (UI). Backed up with many improvements in scanning, updating and the (SAS) scan logs. Altogether pretty much a well thought out new package for this 6.0 new SUPERAntiSpyware build. All said and done a very good job from the SUPERAntiSpyware team.

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Here is the download link to SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition:

1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)

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Till The Next Review,

Danny


What does “ISO” mean ?

October 21, 2014

ISO – An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents of every written sector  of an optical disc, including the optical disc file system.  ISO image files usually have a file extension of .iso. The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660  file system used with CD-ROM media, but what is known as an ISO image might also contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system (commonly used by DVDs  and Blu-ray Discs).

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Source: Wikipedia


VIP Voice – Survey Site Review (October 2014)

October 20, 2014

Name: VIP Voice (Formally known as NPD Online Research Panel)

Link: http://www.vipvoice.com/Toluna.MR.TrafficUI/MSCUI/Page.aspx?pgtid=1&utcoffset=4

Who Is Eligible To Participate: Canadian & US Residence Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Sweepstakes And Auction House

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 100 points

Sign-Up Time: Fairly Short

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 10

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: A really long time, if you want anything good.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 1.5 out of 5 – Not worth the time or effort. So a really STRONG NO on my part. At least at this point in VIP Voices life.

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Till The Next Review,

Kirbe


Blog Update #345 – This Week (CSW) Updates Our Scam Mail Databases And Reviews Both Versions Of SUPERAntiSpyware

October 19, 2014

Dear Readers,

This Week (CSW) Updates Our Scam Mail Databases And Reviews Both Versions Of SUPERAntiSpyware.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


Twitter (5.30.1) – Android App Review

October 18, 2014

Twitter (5.30.1)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No

App Description: (See Below)

Twitter is a free app that lets you connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about all the things you love.

• Get breaking news. Stay informed with the local and global news that matters to you most, as it happens.

• Go behind the scenes at exclusive events like the Oscars, the Emmys, the MTV VMA’s and the World Cup.

• Express yourself with text, photos, emoji, emoticons, video, GIFs and Vines.

• Use hashtags (like #NFL) to find more Tweets about topics you love.

• Get closer to people who interest you, including celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles and Rihanna.

• Share Tweets with apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Kik, LINE, email and SMS.

• Tweet links from sites like YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Spotify and Pandora.

Are there in App ads ?: No

A. Ease Of Use: 4/5 – Super easy to use and set up. But (GUI) Graphical User Interface could use some tweaking. As it is overwhelming at times. A larger screen would help but not by much.

B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security

C. Usefulness: 5/5 – Extremely useful and very easy to use. It has many useful features. All be it sometimes very hard to find all your options.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: Depends on the Smart phone. But I noticed that there can be some serious lag.

E. Tablet Slow Down: No lag, that I noticed.

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to stay connected remotely to Twitter. This gets a MEGA recommend if you are the type of person not using their Desktop or Laptop as much anymore. Just make sure you lock up you tablet or Smart Phone with a good strong password.

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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”


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