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Computer security involves the protection of data and private information. If your computer is not properly protected you are sure to be invaded by one of several kinds of viruses, Trojans, and spyware. Even if you have security software in place, there still is the likelihood that spyware, or malware may find its way onto your system. In which event, you will need a program to help remove those threats from your computer and one of the better options out there is the SUPERAntiSpyware free edition.
In this review, I would like to discuss the technology behind SUPERAntiSpyware, The main features, and my personal experiences utilizing this program.
SUPERAntiSpyware utilizes sophisticated technologies to help scan, quarantine, or completely delete spyware from your computer, and attempts to clean your infected files.
Multi-Dimensional Scanning: SUPERAntiSpyware utilizes this technology to help detect existing threats and those which may become harmful in the future, primarily used in rootkit detection and removal. It does this by analyzing the characteristics of the potential threat in addition to scanning code patterns.
Process Interrogation Technology: A feature unique to SUPERAntiSpyware is called Process Interrogation Technology, or PIT for short. This technological feature scans for threats that utilize “Rootkits” or “Kernel Drivers”. these threats hide themselves among other files to avoid detection by standard antivirus and spyware applications. Since SUPERAntiSpyware goes beyond the standards, it will root out these threats for they have a chance to harm your computer.
First Chance Prevention: The Professional Edition features include the examination of over fifty of your systems critical functions and it does this can every time your system starts up or shuts down. This is important because many threats only become activated at these two particular times because in most cases they do not have sufficient privileges to access anything else on the computer and this way they become virtually undetectable as you would only imagine this as part of the start up or shut down procedure.
You will find SUPERAntiSpyware to be one of the more popular anti–spyware programs on the market today. Though this particular review is showcasing the feature-rich aspects of their free edition, they also have a professional version which at the time of this writing was being sold for less than thirty dollars.
This is a very user-friendly application as it’s GUI is very simple to use. The installer of this program also makes it easily accessible via the right-click context menu of your mouse. With regards to upgrades, their parole version includes lifetime definition subscriptions and scanning engine updates for life.
Scanning: SUPERAntiSpyware includes quick, complete, and custom scanning capabilities for use on hard drives, registry files, individual files and folders on all drives, including removable drives, and memory scanning. There is also a Trusting Items list and Excluding Folders option for complete scanning customization.
Detection and Removal: This functionality scans for spyware, malware, adware, Trojans, worms, keyloggers, hijackers, dialers, and many other forms of threats which can infect and infiltrate your computer system.
Repair: SUPERAntiSpyware has the capability to clean, or repair issues dealing with Internet connections, registry key errors, task manager and desktop issues as well. One of the main threats of spyware is that once your computer is infected, they can often disable key system security components such as your antivirus and firewall, and SUPERAntiSpyware helps to restore and reset whatever changes the spyware did.
Quarantine: For complete protection, SUPERAntiSpyware quarantines possible infections as well so that you can do further diagnostics and if necessary, restore them to your computer.
Scan logs: SUPERAntiSpyware provides detailed scanning logs which allow you to review all the information about the entire scan process including any threats detected, files moved, items cleaned, source location, date and time.
Scheduling: Though not always necessary, and only a feature available in their professional version, you can attempt to schedule scans on a routine. In addition to scheduling the scam, you can also set SUPERAntiSpyware to auto-quarantine, remove, and even auto-reboot your computer to complete the scanning and removal process. This does not include daily definition updates, which can be scheduled in the free version.
SUPERAntiSpyware professional version also provides advanced Real-Time Protection. This further protects your system from any re–installation of potential threats, which protects your computer from thousands of threats used in conjunction with their First Chance Prevention and Registry Protection options.
SUPERAntiSpyware continually works on scanning engine improvements, to detect newer version of harmful software.
I can truly say that I was presently-surprised with the performance of SUPERAntiSpyware. it’s a drain on system resources is almost nothing, Ltd. two no memory usage, which I saw it utilizing less than 700K of RAM at any point in time. At one point during my browsing, as I visited a website, SUPERAntiSpyware blocked the potential install of a toolbar for which I would not have otherwise allowed to be installed onto my system.
Just as a note, SUPERAntiSpyware is not a complete antivirus application. I strongly recommend that you would also utilize a reputable company for your antivirus. I will caution you that although I was utilizing SUPERAntiSpyware in real time, it may conflict with other antivirus and security software running at the same time.
For support, there is a user forum, and the SUPERAntiSpyware team is available to answer questions and to help with regards to diagnosis, and may recommend certain engine updates to fix specific issues. though it’s possible to obtain this application via many sources on the Internet, I would start by looking to download directly from their website.