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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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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Danny


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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Kirbe


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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SMS Blocker- Clean Inbox (7.0.14) – Android App Review

October 17, 2014

SMS Blocker- Clean Inbox (7.0.14)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: Yes

App Description: (See Below)

>> Blocks text SMS, calls and MMS too
>> Awards from MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW & many others
>> Over a MILLION android users
>> 4.6 star rating. Yes, you’ll also love this app!
>> FIRST & ORIGINAL spam blocker app on android

* * * Beware & Stay safe from copycat apps with similar title * * *

Features-

☆ Unique inbuilt intelligence in the app to AUTOMATICALLY block spam & harmful SMS and not to block important messages. This SMS spam blocker is Super-Smart!

☆ Call blocker & MMS blocker included
☆ Block SMS based on number/phrase, content word or even by Series
☆ See blocked SMS in ‘Logs’ with option to move to Inbox
☆ Export ‘Logs’ in Notepad format
☆ Fully customizable. Create your blocking/allowing preferences as you want
☆ Seamless Integration with phonebook, SMS inbox
☆ Most superior performance

This is a FREE version. Premium version features-

[✔] Unique feature- Block my Ex (Get rid of your @$$h&^ bothersome Ex)
[✔] Customizable Auto response to blocked SMS
[✔] Block all unknown numbers option
[✔] Backup/restore data from/in the app
[✔] Password protection for the app
[✔] Option to delete accumulated blocked SMS (Logs) automatically
[✔] Option to delete Logs in one click
[✔] No limit on number of Block/Allow list entries
[✔] Option to set tone for Suspicious SMS pop up
[✔] Ads free
[✔] Priority support and service

This Award Winning spam blocker- MMS blocker-Call blocker is a must if you want to get complete rid of unwanted & harmful text messages, multi media messages & calls. Enjoy the clutter-free inbox & peace of mind as well!

Download Now!!

Are there in App ads ?: Yes there are. But not only that there UPGRADE reminders pretty much everyday. sms Blocker is the worst offender thus far. When it comes to in app ads and upgrade nag notices.

A. Ease Of Use: 5/5 – Very easy once an SMS message comes in you can decide to “allow it” or “block it”. After that you should expect the blocked ones to be blocked and locked up in the programs logs and the ones you allow. You can just go on about your business and text away. Without worrying that your gonna get a “adult content text” or one of those random “you have just won 1,000,000 million dollars” or “that you have been randomly selected to receive a free Mac Book pro”.  You can also block non-ads like your x-best friend or x girl or boyfriend.

B. Security: This app can save you from getting sent infected links that install malware on your smart phone. Malware which is often fatal to your phone and your private data.

C. Usefulness: 4.5/5 – A huge annoyance at times but overall the usefulness and the free nature of this app wins out. No matter how much I rant on about its over abundance of ads.

Very Important Side Note: You will still need to empty your blocked SMS logs every once and awhile. As the free version of sms Blocker will not do that for you. And trust me it can get out of hand. I had nearly 300 blocked text messages in less then a month and a half.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: No lag at all that I noticed.

E. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anybody who enjoys not be bothered with “SMS ads” or the sheer annoyances of people you don’t want to be receiving texts from.

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Battery HD (1.42) – Android App Review

October 16, 2014

Battery HD (1.42)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: Yes

App Description: (See Below)

This is the perfect battery monitor for your phone or tablet. It is simple, beautiful and can be calibrated specially for your device.

- Widget
– Notification bar
– Charge Alerts
– Usage chart

Instantly know how many hours you have left for:
– Listening to music
– Watching video
– Talking on the phone
– Internet Browsing ( WiFi / Edge / 3G / 4G )
– Standby
– Time left to recharge
– Time to use LED Flashlight
– 2D and 3D Games
– Reading books
– GPS navigation
– Video chat
– Taking photos
– Recording videos

If you have a new or rare device, please run calibration tests to share your results with the community and make this app even more precise !

Try it now ! It’s simply the best at what it does.

Are there in App ads ?: Yes

A. Ease Of Use: 4/5 – Super easy to use. Once you have fully calibrated the app to your desired device.

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

C. Usefulness: 5/5 – I’d have to say this is one of the most useful app. I currently have installed on my Android devices.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: No lag, that I noticed.

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

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anyone who wishes to be in control of their battery life of their device(s). Should quickly pick this app up. It will by pass all that problematic visual battery life indicators. That come bundled with your Smart phone or Tablet Android OS (Operating System).

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IMDb Movies & TV (5.0.0) – Android App Review

October 15, 2014

IMDb Movies & TV (5.0.0)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No

App Description: (See Below)

Search the world’s largest collection:
· Over 2 million movie and TV titles
· Over 4 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members

Rate:
· Rate movies and TV shows
· Sign in with your IMDb account or your Facebook account

View:
· Movie trailers
· User reviews for movies and TV shows
· Critics reviews for movies and TV shows
· Quotes, trivia and goofs about movies and celebrities
· Your browse and search history on IMDb

Look up:
· Movie showtimes at local theaters near you
· TV listings for your local time zone
· Recaps of TV shows from previous night
· Upcoming movies
· Latest entertainment news from hundreds of media outlets

Notifications:
· Choose “notify me” on titles and names you’re interested in to be notified of trailers, photos, showtimes, and news.

Explore popular charts:
· Best Picture – award winners
· Top rated movies of all time (IMDb Top 250)
· Most popular movies of the day on IMDb (MOVIEmeter)
· Most popular celebrities of the day on IMDb (STARmeter)
· Lowest rated movies of all time (IMDb Bottom 100)
· Most popular TV shows
· US Box office results
· Celebrity birthdays

Availability:

· IMDb is available worldwide in English (US/UK), Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

We hope your IMDb experience on your Android phone and Android tablet continues to be entertaining.

If you have questions about why we require certain permissions, please see our Android app FAQ page: http://imdb.com/androidfaq

Galaxy Note users, if you are having trouble please go to the phone settings, then select “language and keyboard.” The language setting will show English, but click to select it and you will see it is not English. Select English.

Thank you
-IMDb Android team

Are there in App ads ?: No

A. Ease Of Use: 4/5 – Super easy to use. But the load times can be a bit much. It all depends on your device and your connection speed (Wi-Fi Vs. Other types of connections such as 3G)

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

C. Usefulness: 5/5 – By far the best all around media app of it’s kind.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: Some lag, that I noticed. (Based on device and connection speed)

E. Tablet Slow Down: Some lag, that I noticed. (Based on device and connection speed)

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anyone who wishes to have a quick Wiki like app. Just for looking visual media (Other then video games). Then your in for a real treat.

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