There is a new kid on the block called SUPERAntiSpyware that claims to not only remove the easy stuff, but actually claims to get rid of the hard stuff as well. When I first spotted the ad for this product, I figured this was just another spyware remover product, but I thought I would take it for a test spin.
I will have to admit, the folks who produce this product are very upfront and honest in their product description. The FAQ states:
How does SUPERAntiSpyware compare with the competition?
With any product within a highly competitive and oversaturated area such as the anti-spyware market segment, the most obvious question you may have is “How does SUPERAntiSpyware compare with other existing products?”
We at SUPERAntiSpyware.com focus on detecting and removing the most difficult spyware infections that other solutions often miss. No single product can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The industry is in a constant state of change with new infections coming out on a daily basis. SUPERAntiSpyware.com is in the position to locate, analyze, and remove “zero-day” threats as they appear on the market. We often update our definitions and rules several times per day to ensure that users have the most up to date protection available.
Many competing products focus simply on the “number” of items they can locate which includes benign (harmless) items such as cookies, registry keys, folders and data files. While cleaning up these items may be desired, they do not represent the truly harmful components that can steal your passwords or identity. SUPERAntiSpyware will also clean up these “traces,” but our primary focus is on the actual harmful components.
I found this one statement refreshing:
No single product can detect and remove all threats at any given time.
Anyway, the installation was simple and using the software is very easy. They have done a nice job in making their software very user friendly. So I had SUPERAntiSpware do a complete scan of my system which consists of about 18.5G of operating system, programs and files. The scan process took a tad over 42 minutes to complete. I thought this was somewhat slow, but not terrible. The software found only three  cookies on my system.
However, my system is not a good test bed for testing since I keep my system as lean and clean as possible. Three  cookies is basically nothing.
Overall I like the GUI and the way SUPERAntiSpyware performed. I’m going to add it to my tool kit for future use. Oh, I just thought of something. It reminds me of the old EWIDO software before AVG bought them out. The best part of this software is that it is Free for home use. 🙂 Comments welcome.
SUPERAntiSpware site can be found here.
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