Superantispyware won out and here is why


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Robinb

I went to a new client who was getting the famous buffer overun error and of
course everything in windows xp pro was locking up. I looked in avg free
virus vault and found 40 viruses and 108 trojans that avg quarantined and
every time you started to open something AVG screamed again. So I installed
AVG antispyware and it found the Virtomonde trojan but couldn't completely
remove all of it. So I installed ad-aware (it came up with 120 spyware) and
it seems it took it all off but alas if you clicked on IE- same buffer
runtime error. So I then installed spybot search and destroy and it too
found the Virtomonde trojan and it said it cleaned it but again same msg
when you tried to click on IE. (note all this time I had System Restore
turned off and was in Safe Mode after I had downloaded, installed and
updated the definitions.) I then tried WD- same thing happened. Well I
finally went to Superantispyware and it removed all the registry items that
the others did not take off. Guess What? NO MORE PROBLEMS. Once I knew
everything was stable I deleted them out of quarantine and reran the tests
from all the antispyware programs. Oh I forgot to tell you that this trojan
totally disabled AVG Antivirus and I had to reinstall it via a repair and
that fixed it. Ran it and all was clean.
I am beginning to like this program Superantispyware more and more- it seems
to go into the core of Windows and take out everything this torjan put in.
It has saved me from reformating 3 hds so far.
robin
 
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RobbL

This is really good info, Robin, thank you! I think SuperAntispyware is a
terrific program as well! It really does get the bad boys out of your
systems and my experience has been quite like yours on more than a couple of
machines.

Thanks again!

Robb
 
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Alan D

"Robinb" wrote
I am beginning to like this program Superantispyware more and more- it
seems to go into the core of Windows and take out everything this torjan
put in.

Thanks Robin, this is really useful news for the rest of us, and is another
feather in SuperAntispyware's cap following its previous excellent
performance when it found a bad file for you that no other scanners
recognised.

Adding in other reports that come down the grapevine, I find myself more and
more impressed with it. It's one thing to detect the bad stuff - but quite
another to remove it; and this is where SuperAntispyware is beginning to get
quite a reputation. And just look at your description of the hordes of
malware in that particular infestation. That's quite some achievement, to
clear out all that lot.

I hope you'll post this story on the SuperA forum - I'm sure it would be
much appreciated.
 
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Aaron

I went to a new client who was getting the famous buffer overun error and of
course everything in windows xp pro was locking up. I looked in avg free
virus vault and found 40 viruses and 108 trojans that avg quarantined and
every time you started to open something AVG screamed again. So I installed
AVG antispyware and it found the Virtomonde trojan but couldn't completely
remove all of it. So I installed ad-aware (it came up with 120 spyware) and
it seems it took it all off but alas if you clicked on IE- same buffer
runtime error. So I then installed spybot search and destroy and it too
found the Virtomonde trojan and it said it cleaned it but again same msg
when you tried to click on IE. (note all this time I had System Restore
turned off and was in Safe Mode after I had downloaded, installed and
updated the definitions.) I then tried WD- same thing happened. Well I
finally went to Superantispyware and it removed all the registry items that
the others did not take off. Guess What? NO MORE PROBLEMS. Once I knew
everything was stable I deleted them out of quarantine and reran the tests
from all the antispyware programs. Oh I forgot to tell you that this trojan
totally disabled AVG Antivirus and I had to reinstall it via a repair and
that fixed it. Ran it and all was clean.
I am beginning to like this program Superantispyware more and more- it seems
to go into the core of Windows and take out everything this torjan put in.
It has saved me from reformating 3 hds so far.
robin

Are you using the Free or Professional version?

Should it make a difference?

Aaron
 
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Guest

I have been using the free version of Superantispyware for over 6 months. It
fixed every problem found on 3 of my friends computers. PC Magazine gave
superantispyware a very poor review. I don't care. I think it is one of the
best anti-spyware removal programs. I don't have any experience with the
real time blocking in the professional version.
 
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Dave M

Would that be the same PC Magazine that continues to give glowing reviews,
awarding Editors Choice regularly to Webroot SpySweeper?

http://www.pcmag.com/products/0,,tq...&start=0&num=10&mt823=21149&c=901&stpdinglp=1

....this, despite the fact the SpySweeper support forum at CastleCops is
full of less than stellar reviews over the last year by actual users of the
product at versions over release 4.5? Unfortunately, Webroot support
abandoned (perhaps fled in terror would be more accurate ;o) this site long
ago:

http://www.castlecops.com/f163-Spysweeper.html

That's got to make a person question their whole process, Mr Cat. Yes,
SuperAntiSpyware Free should be in everyone's toolbox for on demand scans.
 
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Guest

Totally agree.

Dave M said:
Would that be the same PC Magazine that continues to give glowing reviews,
awarding Editors Choice regularly to Webroot SpySweeper?

http://www.pcmag.com/products/0,,tq...&start=0&num=10&mt823=21149&c=901&stpdinglp=1

....this, despite the fact the SpySweeper support forum at CastleCops is
full of less than stellar reviews over the last year by actual users of the
product at versions over release 4.5? Unfortunately, Webroot support
abandoned (perhaps fled in terror would be more accurate ;o) this site long
ago:

http://www.castlecops.com/f163-Spysweeper.html

That's got to make a person question their whole process, Mr Cat. Yes,
SuperAntiSpyware Free should be in everyone's toolbox for on demand scans.
 
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Robinb

no , I used the free version for this
the only difference between the free and pro is you can set up scheduling
and it works as a real time protection instead of a stand a lone. I
purchased the pro for him because I know he will never use the free or any
free one and this way at least i know he is protected somewhat
robin
 
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Guest

Now here is something to read from Gerald309 over at BlueCollarPC.org
================================/
Just a note.... before purchasing SuperAntispyware - it is not rated
as that good, but does well.

To confirm that type in "superantispyware review" at www.Google.com or
any search engine and review results from lab tests and professionals
- NOT newbies with rants and raves that mean well but say wrong.

The top three for years now have been consistently Webroot Spysweeper
(industry leader , recommended) Trend Micros Antispyware and
CounterSpy.

The internet has become continually a more dangerous place even 'good
browsing' wise. This is why I mention this because people need to be
protected.

The security industry has had plently enough time to get out a product
to keep the consumer safe. It is time to unmercilessly slam all
inferior products because of all these things. SuperAntispyware is
brand new and as far as real world in protecting your computer - well
bluntly it sucks ! One of the co-owners Nick S. has shamelessly pushed
this inferior product all over message boards and groups and forums
and news rooms over the last year.

Well the truth is out now about Nick S and his product... it is
inferior and what I now call a rip-off of the unknowing consumer. I
call for all to do them in - the inferior products that have been
around awhile. Most security sales on the net are by word of mouth -
and this is mine.

webmaster www.BlueCollarPC.Net and wwwBlueCollarPC.Org
we have just passed 1,000,000 Hits! Stop in.
BTW - If you visit the site click on Spyware Removal Center >Blocking
Unwanted Parasites with a host file and check for the special thanks.
I havn't use it because of this discription but from reading all of your
opions i think i'm going to try. And what is the truth about Nick and his
program ? Thanks Ron
 
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Alan D

"Ron H" wrote
what is the truth about Nick and his
program ?

Well Ron, I did what was suggested by Gerald309 and googled a couple of
reviews. Take a look - these are from the first few offered:

http://www.castlecops.com/r420-SUPERAntiSpyware.html

http://www.2-spyware.com/review-superantispyware.html

I stopped there, because they were telling me what I already knew.

The statements about testing methods are interesting:

"During our tests, SUPERAntiSpyware managed to correctly identify and
eliminate all the parasites that we installed on our test systems. The
spyware remover found all the files, processes and registry keys of
different threats including not just well-known spyware and adware risks,
but also widely spread pests and new, emerging parasites." (2-spyware)

"It rocks and chews malware for a pastime,on the few occaisions that the
software has missed stuff(as with all ASW's/AT's/AV's) then i have collected
and submitted the malwares in concern and the software defs have been
updated within 6-48hrs to target these samples.It has performed against a
wide range of infections Vundo,SmitFraud types,VX/CWS,Qoologic,Gromozon to
name a few." (Castlecops)

It seems to me that these reports, using real malware in their tests and not
simulators, corroborate everything that Robin has experienced. I don't know
what personal axe Gerald309 may be grinding, but his invitation to google
doesn't exactly back him up.
 
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Guest

I Googled Superantispyware reviews and like you i saw nothing that
would make ME right a paragraph like that, He's basically calling the AS
a fraud in so many words. Matter of fact some users stated the they
have used it a couple of years now and its only getting better. I wish
i knew what he meant by the truth is out ?
 
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Dave M

Here's some truth...

McAfee Site Advisor rates this site as Yellow... use caution,
BlueCollarPC.Net is a major Spammer.
"After entering our e-mail address on this site, we received 32 e-mails per
week."
 
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Guest

Hi Dave, Thanks i just googled that site and the ???.net is yellowed by SA
and the site I've been going to is ???.org which hasn't been checked yet by
SA. I've never received anything from this site after many visits also i just
read that joining their forum resulted in email spams. Also seeing Randy's
name there made me more comfortable. With that said he implies that he knows
something is wrong with
Superantispyware but know one else does. Sorry about sending you to a
yellow site , i never knew it was.
 
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Dave M

Not a problem here Ron, it's really just those Red sites that I wince over,
because they could contain some really nasty stuff, and I do have
spamblocking available for the spammers. The point is, if they spam, you
know they're motivated by greed... so for Gerald309, I say "follow the
money." I like to follow the "newbies" over at Wilders Security Forum who
seem to like SAS pretty well for the most part.
 
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robinb

you know it amazes me when people review certain software.
Sometimes I think their minds are in clouds or they do not have anything but
the raw OS on their computers (no applications).
The computer i took all this antispyware on was running an updated payed
versiion os Spyware Doctor. (which found nothing at all and it sits there
in realtime). Now PC magazine amoung other highly rated websites rate this
program as one of the "Best" in review. Well if it was so "best" how come
it did not do its job and protect him? At least find some malware? it found
none and he has had this program for over a year. Also I find this program
(and I have tested it and seen it on about 20 computers) takes forever to
load in startup. It is the last one to load each time. I am already working
in an application and I still have an hour glass waiting for it to load and
sometimes it gives up and never loads.
Webroot's spysweeper that I have loaded in the past on clients computers
have crashed, or totally slowed down the computer and it actually did not
find alot of bad doody stuff either. and heck this one is rated the best.

I do not go by reviews from top places anymore. My reviews are from regular
users like in here and other newsgroups and fourms that actually use their
computers for something other than "sollitare".
Amazing, Superantispyware which is rated the lowest on the totum pole- so
says this reviewer was the only one that got rid of all the malware.
robin
 
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someone

I purchased Webroot Spysweeper, but never use it. I don't load it on start
up and I don't scan with it. It slows down my puter tremendously, and never
finds anything. The only good thing about it is that I get a lot of reading
done while on my puter with Spysweeper active. I also removed Spybot S&D
since I had resident active, but I already have WinPatrol, and there was a
definite conflict. I may re-download Spybot S&D, but I really don't need it
since I have Lava Soft's AdAware, Superantispyware, Spyware Guard, Spyware
Blaster, Spyware Doctor, Defender, and AVG pro with antispyware.
 
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Kayman

robinb said:
Now PC magazine amoung other highly rated websites rate this program as
one of the "Best" in review.
Publications like PC Magazine rely on advertising $ to survive. Their
reports are biased.
I do not go by reviews from top places anymore. My reviews are from
regular users like in here and other newsgroups and fourms that actually
use their computers for something other than "sollitare".
Way to go.

Amazing, Superantispyware which is rated the lowest on the totum pole- so
says this reviewer was the only one that got rid of all the malware.
Evidently, Nick of SAS hasn't spent any advertising $'s touting his product
in magazines. He relies more on word-to-mouth promotion.
 
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Aaron

Robinb said:
no , I used the free version for this
the only difference between the free and pro is you can set up scheduling
and it works as a real time protection instead of a stand a lone. I
purchased the pro for him because I know he will never use the free or any
free one and this way at least i know he is protected somewhat
robin

I went with the free and am using it as an 'on-demand' program. I have
Windows Defender and ZoneAlarm doing scheduled scans.

Aaron
 
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