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
V. 5.5 A – “SAS” Freeware Review Template
A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware – 5.0 “Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple
B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware – 3.5 “Average“ – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using your Windows control panel.
C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 “Excellent” – Absolutely no stability Issues
D. Residential Shield Test – N/A – Not available In Free version
DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry Protection – N/A – Not available In Free version
DDD. System Repair Option – N/A – Not available In Free version
E. Detection Rate Test:
E1. Windows XP – 5.0 “Excellent“
E2. Windows Vista – 5.0 “Excellent“
E3. Windows 7 - 5.0 “Excellent“
E4. Windows 8 – 5.0 “Excellent“
F. Speed of Scan – 4.5 “Great“ – Scan times have been reduced by just under 50%. So what use to take me anywhere from 35 to 45 mins to perform a scan. Now clocks in at just over 20 to 30 mins.
FF. Scan Boost – 5.0 “Excellent” - 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 - 5.0 “Excellent” - 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 Manager – 4.5 “Great“ – 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 Logs – 3.5 “Average” – The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.
My Overall Score: 59.5/65
91.5% = A +
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 and you can still use it’s 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.)
My Final Verdict: I have to admit at first glance that SUPERAntiSpyware’s major overhaul and update had me wondering if this (5.6.1020) build was what I have been waiting for for a really long time. But in this case SUPERAntiSpyware (5.6.1020) update is nothing but a quick tweak. There really is nothing of note to be said of this very minor update to a program that is not only showing it’s age. But could use a few nice tweaks updates.
Here is 1 link to download SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition:
1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)
Till The Next Review,