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ABC 20: SUPERAntiSpyware license Review and Giveaway

This is the 20th in series of Giveaways in Avinashtech Birthday Celebrations i.e. ABC-20. We are giving away 10 licenses of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition with Lifetime Updates to Avtechies.

PS:- This review is done by our Forum Mod Ashwin who blogs at Ashwingeek.

Developer’s description

“SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!

Benefits and Features

  • Quick, Complete and Custom Scanning of Hard Drives, Removable Drives, Memory, Registry, Individual Folders and More! Includes Trusting Items and Excluding Folders for complete customization of scanning!
  • Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers and many other types of threats.
  • Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing, Task Manager and more with our unique Repair System! Spyware application often disable system components to prevent removal – SUPERAntiSpyware resets and restores these items in seconds!
  • Real-Time Blocking of threats! Prevent potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing!
  • Schedule either Quick, Complete or Custom Scans Daily or Weekly to ensure your computer is free from harmful software.
  • Quarantine items detected and removed for complete protection. Items in the quarantine may be restored to your computer if desired.
  • Detailed scan logs with complete information about detected and removed threats and their locations within your computer. Scan logs allow you to review scheduled scan results at anytime.

Advanced detection and removal

* Multi-Dimensional Scanning

SUPERAntiSpyware is a next generation scanning system that goes beyond the typical rules based scanning methods. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning system detects existing threats as well as threats of the future by analyzing threat characteristics in addition to code patterns.

* First Chance Prevention

SUPERAntiSpyware examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

* Process Interrogation Technology

SUPERAntiSpyware features our unique Process Interrogation Technology (PIT) that allows threats to be detected no matter where they are hiding on your system. Many new types of threats utilize “Rootkits” or “Kernel Drivers” to hide themselves to avoid detection by standard anti-spyware applications. SUPERAntiSpyware’s Process Interrogation Technology locates even the toughest of threats.

* Dedicated Threat Research Team / Daily Updates*

SUPERAntiSpyware features a dedicated threat research team that scours the web daily and analyzes thousands of possible threats to provide the most up to date protection available by providing daily definition updates.”

Product homepage: http://www.superantispyware.com/

version reviewed: 4.46.1000 Pro version

MY PC & OS tech specs: Windows XP Home SP 3, Dual core E2220 2.4GHz with 2gb RAM


SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) is one of the most popular spyware removal softwares that has been around for a while.

It is available in free and pro versions. The pro version includes a lifetime subscription (free upgrades to future versions), realtime protection, automatic/scheduled updates and scheduled scans.

The GUI is simple and user-friendly. It can be accessed by right-clicking the small bug icon from the taskbar and selecting “Click on Scan for spyware,Adware,malware”

Types of Scans:

There are three types of scans available,

Quick scan: which scans registry items, and other common places where spywares, adwares may be installed.

Complete scan: thorough scan of your entire computer.

Custom scan: memory, registry, start-up locations,cookies and selected folders

New updates for the SAS database are available everyday, adding protection and removal against new trojans, malwares etc

I suggest you update it at-least once a week or before running a scan

Scheduled scanning: (only for pro version)

You can scheduled a scan of any of the above mentioned types

You can also select options like Auto-quarantine and removal, auto reboot if necessary, or auto shut down

Manage quarantine options:

Quarantined items will be placed here and you can restore a quarantined item if you are sure that it is a false positive or remove them from quarantine.


A whole bunch of settings are available under this tab.

The most useful of which is under “Hi-Jack Protection“, which can prevent changes to your browser’s homepage.

Also protects SAS from being terminated by any other application, except the Windows task manager

General and start-up tab: has options to change settings of Program start-up

Scanning control: has various options to change scan settings. I recommend you leave this at its default settings

Real time protection (only for pro version): prevents spywares,malwares,etc from being installed on your PC

First chance prevention scans your PC to detect and remove any infections at start-up/shutdown.

Statistics/logs: contains logs of scan reports. may come in handy if you contact SAS support or any malware removal forum

Repairs: used to repair hijacked browser settings

You can view items that have been blocked or detected by right -clicking on the taskbar icon and selecting “View Blocked Spyware Applications

From my personal experience:

I usually run a complete scan once in a week/15 days, sometimes the scan results would show some adware cookies. (which are not exactly potentially harmful)

Since I don’t surf on wazez/or other bad sites, I haven’t really encountered anything harmful, but its always good to be on the safe side and scan your PC regularly.

SAS is very light on resources, idle memory usage is usually around 600 to 700K.

SAS’s realtime protection blocked a toolbar from being installed on my PC once, unfortunately I don’t have the screenshot, but it was a longtime ago

Since it is not a full-powered anti-virus, I would recommend that you use SUPERAntiSpyware alongside a good Anti-virus like Avast,or Avira or any AV of your choice.

I use SAS Pro alongside MBAM(free), Avast Home AV, Online Armor FW and WinPatrol Plus without any slowdowns/conflicts.


We have Ten (10) Licenses of  SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition with Lifetime Updates to giveaway . The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. After that, just leave your name and email address in the form by clicking this link.
  3. Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have SUPERAntiSpyware License.

PS:- Keep in mind, Multiple entries will disqualify you from the draw. I hate disqualifying People who think they can use different names or email addresses. There is more than just your name or email which can tell its duplicate entry. Also, use same Name in Step 2 and 3.

Forum Discussion thread: SUPERAntiSpyware Giveaway : Discussion and Review/ feedback

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  • Alpha December 19, 2010, 11:48 PM

    Nice review ashwin. Most of the time the internet security suits does this job but in some cases they fails. So for extra protection its better to keep one antispyware installed in the pc. With the increase of malwares and adwares its better to keep the pc extra protected. I would love to have one license of it. Count me in thank you 🙂

    • Ashwin December 20, 2010, 6:57 AM

      Thanks Alpha. 🙂

      Yup, I always recommend Mbam and SAS in addition to whatever security you may have on your computer

  • Darko December 19, 2010, 11:58 PM

    So far I have occasionally used as an additional SAS portable scanner. Enough time has detected various types of malware and to those who did not reval Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro. I would like to try SAS Pro as a real-time protection.

    Thanks for giveaway


  • KCan December 20, 2010, 12:02 AM

    SUPERAntiSpyware Pro with lifetime updates. Count me in. It’s a terrific program and not having to worry about renewing your malware software every year would be great.

  • Anthony December 20, 2010, 12:08 AM

    I want one please.

  • Rich December 20, 2010, 12:08 AM

    SAS is the best software out for Malware, Spyware, and cookies.

  • Kosma04 December 20, 2010, 12:20 AM

    Next great gift
    SUPERAntiSpyware is good protection against attacks from the Internet.
    I would be happy with one license for it to protect my computer from trojans, malware, etc.
    Please count me in

  • Jakub December 20, 2010, 12:22 AM

    Thank you Avi for giveaway.
    And Good review ash.
    Good Luck to All 🙂

    • Ashwin December 20, 2010, 9:54 PM

      Thanks. good luck Jakub 🙂

  • Vaibhav Srivastava December 20, 2010, 12:41 AM

    count me in too for the software…

  • Zug December 20, 2010, 12:46 AM

    SAS Pro is yet another tool that is considered a “must have” in ones toolset.. currently use the free version and been attempting to get a pro version of this for a while… definitely would love to get my hands on a copy to add… yet another great giveaway Avi and nice write up Ash 🙂

  • Mei December 20, 2010, 12:50 AM

    Well, after so many long years of using its freeware build, it’s about time to consider owning and deploying the licensed, professional version of trustworthy SUPERAntiSpyware.

    Instead of shelling out several greenbacks, what better time to join this giveaway promo from AvinashTech! Well, if I win one this time =)

    Thanks a lot, more power to your helpful, highly informative blog, Av.

  • BlogWurm December 20, 2010, 12:56 AM

    thanks for this great christmas offer and review.

    In my current Security setup is such a software missing to defeat maleware and other spyware.
    So it would be nice to bridge this gap with SUPERAntiSpyware because it’s very popular and offers lifetime updates.

    Best regards

  • Emirkanim December 20, 2010, 2:00 AM

    I want a good program SUPERAntiSpyware license.
    Thank you for such programs

  • malkhaz December 20, 2010, 2:05 AM

    Strange question!!! Everybody wants, and more than that, needs this exellent program, because it is superb!!! As for me, I need it because I want to surf the Internet safely, and keep my computer clean. That’s all!

  • Mike M December 20, 2010, 3:43 AM

    I would like to have a license of this product for myself. I learned quite a bit by reading your review Ashwin as you done an outstanding job at it.


    • Ashwin December 20, 2010, 6:55 AM

      Thanks Mike 🙂

      SAS is really good

  • Amanda December 20, 2010, 3:45 AM

    I would really like a licence of SAS please.

  • Xu_N December 20, 2010, 3:54 AM

    SAS is the best antispyware in the market, it provides additional protection to my PC. I love this product an I would like to enter for it
    Thanks Avi

  • District December 20, 2010, 4:01 AM

    Thanks SUPERAntiSpyware is nice with Real-time protection and automatic updates.

  • Paf December 20, 2010, 4:07 AM

    Hi Avinash and Ashwin, congratulations for the review and for the giveaway. I’ve always wanted to have a SAS Pro license, but I’ve never had any luck so far. I use SAS free, and I’ve used it for a long time. It would be a great upgrade to win a Pro license, due to the realtime protection. Please count me in. Thanks in advance. Merry Christmas.

    PS: I’m a subscriber and a Forum member.

  • Kevin C. December 20, 2010, 4:56 AM

    I would like this license. I have heard of this software many times.

  • Grr December 20, 2010, 5:00 AM

    Good Review Ashwin…
    Nice work!!


  • Toni December 20, 2010, 5:21 AM

    SAS is truly more than a Malware, Spyware, cookie software. It is a all-in-one ultimate security protection software. The company prides themselves on being on top of threats and protecting their customers. I would love to win a licence.

  • dragan December 20, 2010, 5:37 AM

    great gift I SUPERAntiSpyware would like to use ‘life license

  • iPrism December 20, 2010, 6:39 AM

    Hello Avinash,
    First thanks for the much recommended SUPERAntiSpyware Pro giveaway,really need this one for realtime protection and automatic updates.Many thanks to Mod Ashwin too for the clear review.

  • Ellene December 20, 2010, 6:57 AM

    SuperAntiSpyware protects your pc from any attacks of malware,spywares,threats etc. ensuring maximum security and safety.
    Please include me in this giveaway!

  • sicario December 20, 2010, 7:23 AM

    Vă mulţumim din nou pentru concurs! intotdeauna bine sa ai un Antispyware să fie mai bine protejat, este un supliment bun, dacă nu reuşim programul nostru de siguranţă:)

  • Kweeny December 20, 2010, 7:41 AM

    Thnx Ashwin for the detailed review. Have been using SAS free version for a while to enhance and ensure my systems safety. The real-time protection SAS Pro provides in preventing spyware and malware attacks and its compatibility with almost all other security suites without hogging system resources makes it an excellent choice to complement the protection provided by the regular Anti-virus suites.
    Pls count me in, would love to experience its Pro benefits.

  • TheGame December 20, 2010, 8:33 AM

    I really like SuperAntiSpyware. I think it is a great program. I have always used the free version but would like to have the pro version for real-time protection. Thank you Avinashtech for giving us a chance to win it!

  • krin December 20, 2010, 8:59 AM

    I observe many articles mentioning the usefulness of this soft on preventing bad guys as well as how strong it is in real-time protection. I wish to have one


  • teo December 20, 2010, 9:01 AM

    Thanks for share.

  • Nick December 20, 2010, 9:33 AM

    I use the free version and would like the lifetime licence so i may have real time protection. SAS is one of my favorite softwares and I hope to win one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • ORKAN December 20, 2010, 11:08 AM

    Thanks for great giveaway.
    SUPERAntiSpyware can be worked together with all current AV w/o any conflicts. It act as supplimentary protection for you computer.
    Hope to win 1 license so may upgrade my free version.
    Please count me in.

  • Eric Rondilla December 20, 2010, 11:43 AM

    Count me in, thanks!

  • 2masterblaster2 December 20, 2010, 12:33 PM

    i total agree,this is one of the best a-spyware proggies there is,its light in rescources,easy to handle,and never blocks a website like malewarebyts did.i hope to win the pre version so i can upgrade from the free version

    grts 1masterblaster2

  • darma December 20, 2010, 2:06 PM

    I could use a really powerful & reliable antispyware program to protect my pc. Currently using free version so I hope to upgrade to the pro version. Thank you.

  • Prakash December 20, 2010, 3:55 PM

    using free version of SAS, a pro llicense add a addition realtime , if some virus skip by my panda cloud , then SAS pro will detect them .

  • Philip December 20, 2010, 3:58 PM

    I need anti-malware and spyware please consider me and thanks for the giveaway.

  • Flash113 December 20, 2010, 4:14 PM

    Count me in thanks,be great to have full version of SAS ,i use free at moment it’s excellent.

  • Fadi December 20, 2010, 4:32 PM

    Amazing giveaway , I hope i will win a license.
    I need the license because SAS is one of the best AntiSpyware program in the market, so I need it to protect my PC from spyware and other bad stuff.
    Thank you very much

  • SirOliver December 20, 2010, 6:00 PM

    Great Giveaway.Count on me because it’s great piece of software.I’m using free version for years and it’s great.If Pro version(realtime scanning) is half a good like free version you don’t have to use massive IS-es who make your comp too slow(especially if you have older machine).

  • Asrielrusdyawan December 20, 2010, 6:05 PM

    I want to use this Anti Malware software to protect my windows from “the Outsiders”. So I hope I can win this one..

    THX, LJBU!

  • leofelix December 20, 2010, 6:57 PM

    congrattulations on ashwin’s review and on your new fantastic giveaway.
    Since I do not believe a resident antivirus is sufficient to protect a computer I’d like to add an extra layer protection and SAS pro might do the job fine.

    Regards and good luck to all

  • k19s December 20, 2010, 7:26 PM

    Hi, great giveaway please count me in. I’ve been using the free edition of SUPERAntiSpyware for over an year now and I found it extremely easy to use and it detection rate is fast and accurate compared to some commercial software. I would love to win a lifetime license so that I can experience the full version of this security software.

  • ha14 December 20, 2010, 7:44 PM

    Thanks for this, to Stop All The Malwares then will be easy with Superantispyware and more accurately the pro version and its realtime protection.

  • Detailer December 20, 2010, 7:46 PM

    I got this for my daughter’s desktop about a year ago for $14.95 to run alongside Avira Personal.Before installing it,my monthly battery of scans on her comp always turned up a Trojan or two,and the occasional worm.Now I only find adware tracking cookies,so it must be doing it’s job.She complains that it takes longer for her browser to open (which it does),but that’s a very small price to pay for effective protection.Thanks again Avi !!

  • deanx December 20, 2010, 8:06 PM

    I’d love to take part….
    superantispyware free saved my pc twice…it’s great to have the lifetime license…

  • Slim December 20, 2010, 8:37 PM

    A great giveaway (Lifetime License)! Currently using the free version. Works really well. Count me in for a license. Thank you.

  • IVAN IVANOV December 20, 2010, 8:53 PM

    Right now I am using the free version, and this is an excellent opportunity to have the Pro. version… Thanks a lot!

  • mehrdad December 20, 2010, 8:56 PM

    SuperAntiSpyware is very easy to use and does a good job. I have been using it (free version) for about 18 months

  • magno December 20, 2010, 9:37 PM

    I would like to win a license because of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is a high quality antispyware to prevent malware attacks on your PC.

  • Boss December 20, 2010, 11:13 PM

    Nice to have this as a full fledged program for protecting your pc from malware and spyware. WOuld like to throw in my name for this giveaway. Thank you for it.Regards.

  • ugedej77 December 20, 2010, 11:54 PM

    Hello. This is not good because i did not win malwarebytes giveaway and i did not win emsisoft antimalware giveaway. Really i am very sad. Please let me win SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition.

  • r0b December 21, 2010, 6:33 AM

    Please enter me in the SUPERAntiSpyware Pro giveaway.
    I have been using the free version and it would be nice to have the real-time protection and automatic updates of the pro version.

  • Solty_rei10 December 21, 2010, 8:35 AM

    thanks for sharing
    nice one
    i luv real-time protection

  • Jebbrown December 21, 2010, 10:18 AM

    I have 8 computers to protect and I don’t want any of them in harms way. Hopefully I’ll win this to protect one of my babies 🙂

  • Tomb December 21, 2010, 10:30 AM

    SAS pro is the best antispyware software and it also comes with Lifetime Updates which is the best for me.
    Please count me.

  • Janrad131 December 21, 2010, 10:48 AM

    Use The freeware would love the Pro version.Thanks for the chance.

  • poohkt December 21, 2010, 11:28 AM

    Super giveaway. I’m currently using SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition, which does not include real-time blocking or scheduled scanning. The SUPERAntiSpyware Pro Edition will be really great!
    Please count me in. Thanks a lot.

  • scopic December 21, 2010, 2:22 PM

    I’m using SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition. It would be great if I could unlock the advanced functions.
    Thanks 😉
    scopic – Belgium – 21 dec 2010.

  • Alanhazelwood December 21, 2010, 6:12 PM

    use free version would like to try pro version

  • Ranjan December 21, 2010, 10:43 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway. One cant rely on just a AV for all-round protection. SAS Pro is a great supplement to it. I’d really want to have a license.
    Pls count me in.

  • smudgie December 22, 2010, 12:39 AM

    great program! scan is a bit slow, but thorough…catches things others miss. would love to have the pro version!

    • jarus December 22, 2010, 11:29 AM

      I want one please.

  • Mayur December 22, 2010, 11:20 AM

    SUPERAntiSpyware Pro is a great software. Count me for giveaway,
    thanks for giveaway.

  • Niroop singh December 22, 2010, 12:55 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway sir.I want Super antispyware because i have lost Malwarebytes giveaway and Super antispyware is the best replacement for it.Both malwarebytes and superantispyware has equivalent detection rate and features ,however Super antispyware is able to find some rootkits that Malwarebytes missed out.I really really want i license key.Hope i win this time.

  • Prana December 23, 2010, 6:35 AM

    I had a blackout a week ago an the computer slowed down and performance slowed down and themes got changed. I really would appreciate if you would help me by giving me a key.

  • Wolf Shlomo June 3, 2013, 8:02 PM

    Please send me SUPERAntispyware key to e-mail : [email protected] Thank you !

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