SUPERAntiSpyware is a colorful anti-spyware program that comes in either a free, portable, professional or educational version. It offers advanced detection, removal utilities, real-time protection and scheduling. For those looking for a new way to protect their computers from harm, SUPERAntiSpyware may be just what you are looking for.
Our guide to SUPERAntiSpyware will walk you through how to get started with the software and then you can be the judge if it is right for you and your system.
How to get started with SUPERAntiSpyware
When you download, install and get started with SUPERAntiSpyware, a small pop-up will appear from your toolbar alerting you that you may need to upgrade to the latest version.
Click “Update Now” and follow the update steps to ensure you have the latest version installed to protect your PC.
SUPERAntiSpyware will also prompt you to download the latest definitions update.
Click “Click here to check for definition updates now.” You can also opt to turn off these reminders. When updated, click “Close” to continue.
When you finally make it to SUPERAntiSpyware’s main screen, you can immediately begin scanning your computer for harm or you can opt to tinker with the settings and other areas of the program.
On the right hand side of SUPERAntiSpyware, you will see an area to work with the Preferences as well as what version and definitions you have installed.
At the bottom of SUPERAntiSpyware, you will see a toolbar.
This includes your Quarantine area, your Scan Logs, your Repairs as well as the Help files.
We are going to work with SUPERAntiSpyware’s Preferences first. Click on “Preferences.”
The General and Startup tab lets you tinker with the basic settings for SUPERAntiSpyware. You can choose everything from the language, to start-up scanning and other simple settings. You can also choose to reset SUPERAntiSpyware to its default settings if you ever run into an issue with something you may have changed.
Now, click “Scanning Control.”
This area will give you complete control over how SUPERAntiSpyware scans your computer for threats. You can also work with what is allowed, excluded and scanning schedules. These can all enhance how the software works to benefit you.
Next, click “Real-Time Protection.”
If an anti-virus or anti-spyware program offers real-time protection, you have to enable it to get the best protection possible. Only by doing so will you truly be protected from the threats your computer has thrown at it every day.
Then, click “Hi-Jack Protection.”
Some malware and spyware hijack your Internet home page. If this happens, SUPERAntiSpyware can alert you to it. You can set your home page here and if it changes, SUPERAntiSpyware will let you know so you can take steps to fix it.
You can configure how SUPERAntiSpyware deals with updates to both the program and definitions. It is important to stay on top of updates to get the best protection possible.
Finally, click “Help.”
SUPERAntiSpyware has compiled a list of help files and guides to get you started and work with the program. Use them as you see fit to get the hang of SUPERAntiSpyware.
How to start using SUPERAntiSpyware
Now that you have worked with the settings for SUPERAntiSpyware, you can get started with the program to help keep your system protected.
If you opted not to update SUPERAntiSpyware before, you can do so now.
A pop-up will appear and download, then install the updates before continuing.
SUPERAntiSpyware will prompt you to go over the benefits of the Professional version and if you choose to buy, you can by clicking the link.
Otherwise, head to the main screen for SUPERAntiSpyware.
From the main screen of the program, you can do a variety of things including scanning your system.
You can Restore, Delete and automatically Clean Up your system.
You can also View, Delete and automatically Delete Logs.
SUPERAntiSpyware allows you to help repair parts of your computer you do not normally have access to by traditional means.
These repairs can be simple, such as turning off your screensaver, resetting your home page in Internet Explorer or fixing a network connection. It also offers more advanced repairs, such as re-enabling the system tray or enabling the run command.
Now, let’s scan your computer for threats.
Click on “Scan your Computer…” to get started.
SUPERAntiSpyware will begin scanning your system for all sorts of threats. So, sit back and relax while it takes care of going through your system files. This can take a few minutes to hours depending on the size of your computer and scope of the scan.
When finished, you will presented with the results.
From there, you can quarantine, add to your exception list and delete entries that you feel threaten your computer.
SUPERAntiSpyware will often prompt you to reboot to truly get rid of active infections in your system memory.
Many anti-virus and anti-malware programs cannot delete infections without ensuring they do not “run” in the background. The only way to do this is to restart and let the program take control as your system boots. This is the most effective way to eliminate threats that are actively running on your system.
SUPERAntiSpyware is an aggressive program that can help keep your PC free from harm through active protection and thorough removal of viruses, malware, spyware and more.
Pros of SUPERAntiSpyware:
- Constant updates to definitions for latest protection
- Easy to get a scan going or to schedule a scan
- Comprehensive selection of tools to use to keep PC clean
Cons of SUPERAntiSpyware:
- Too colorful and bold user interface
- Utilizes many pop-ups to get user attention
- Pesters often about buying Professional version if using Free one
How useful is SUPERAntiSpyware?
SUPERAntiSpyware is not for everyone. While effective and useful when dealing with a variety of threats, its bold color scheme and use of pop-ups to get user attention may not be for those looking for background, real-time protection.
SUPERAntiSpyware takes some time to get used to and its near constant updates to its definition database is a plus for user looking for active protection. Before deciding whether SUPERAntiSpyware is right for you, download it and give the free version a try.