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Daveski17

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  1. Definition Update Error Download Incomplete

    I've just caught up with this thread. The problem seems to have been fixed while I wasn't using the computer.
  2. Definition Update Error Download Incomplete

    Happening to me too. This started a few days ago then went back to normal. It's started again today. Database version 14012 (17 hours ago).
  3. Trojan.Agent/Gen-StartPage?

    I have two file threats discovered that I'm pretty sure are false-positives. Has anyone else experienced these?
  4. Trojan.Agent/Gen-StartPage?

    After updating to database 13047 SAS now detects nothing.
  5. SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0 Pre-Release Download

    Hello, I'm running the free version 6.0.1204. Does SAS still auto-upgrade or should I download the installer for version 6.0.1206? Thanks, Dave.
  6. Hello, I have used the SUPERAntiSpyware Free edition since about 2008 and it impressed me after only a few months by detecting and removing a trojan Norton had missed. I knew I had malware as the Google filter on the Google translator (in SeaMonkey) alerted me to the fact that malware had passed into my old laptop. Only SAS found the malware though, Norton and Spybot Search & Destroy missed it. After recent problems with false-positives using various AV’s I’ve decided to return to MSE (I run Win 7 x64). As a consequence I was considering upgrading to the full version of SAS. I’ve never tried the trial version. When the real-time protection is enabled would I have the ability to choose any corresponding action to take if malware is detected? What I mean is would I have the ability to override or turn off any automatic quarantining of suspected malware? I would prefer this because if any program detects malware on my computer I like to check with more than one scanner before quarantining to ensure that it isn’t a false positive. Thanks, Dave.
  7. An SAS scan on a relative’s (Vista) laptop claimed that a registry entry was a trojan. I didn’t quarantine it as I wasn’t sure, even though MBAM claimed that exactly the same file HKU\S-1-5-21-688742335-2297325631-2119768481-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{7545D8C8-F53C-4E2F-8FA0-D248EF4A6E61} was a ‘Rogue Installer’. I did a complete scan (8 hrs) with Panda AV, which found nothing. Next I scanned with Bit Defender online, F-Secure online, Kaspersky Security Scan and the Microsoft Safety Scanner, all of which discovered nothing. The only thing that I can think of that might be causing this almost certain false positive is that when I originally examined my relative’s laptop I employed a USB mouse originally from a ‘Tech Air 15.6-Inch Laptop Case with Shoulder Strap and Optical USB 2 Button Mouse’ I purchased six months ago. The mouse had never been used in the laptop before and had to install drivers as is normally the case. Previously the mouse had only ever been used on computers running Ubuntu. I’m guessing that MBAM and SAS may be falsely detecting those drivers as malware. Any thoughts anyone?
  8. Registry Key Trojan False-Positive?

    Looks like version 12019 fixed it, cheers. MBAM is still reporting it as a rogue installer.
  9. Registry Key Trojan False-Positive?

    Yes. I guessed you'd ask me that so I made sure lol.
  10. Registry Key Trojan False-Positive?

    I scanned again after downloading database 12018 and SAS is still labelling HKU\S-1-5-21-688742335-2297325631-2119768481-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{7545D8C8-F53C-4E2F-8FA0-D248EF4A6E61} as a Trojan.Agent/Gen. MBAM is also still labelling it as a Rogue Installer. Panda and Kaspersky scans still come up negative and I ran Spybot Search and Destroy which also found no trojans or rogue installers.
  11. Registry Key Trojan False-Positive?

    Thanks for the reply, I will scan again when database 12018 is available, thanks.
  12. I keep finding this Trojan.Agent/Gen in the registry about 37 seconds into a Quick and/or Critical Point scan on a relative's Toshiba laptop running x86 Vista HP. I first found it yesterday and SAS is still finding it today. SAS and the database are up to date (11780). I cancelled the scan on both occasions. I also ran MBAM and Panda (quick and full) scans (twice) which claimed the computer was free of malware. I'm pretty convinced it is a false positive. Is anyone else seeing this? Thanks, Dave.
  13. (SOLVED) Registry Trojan False-Positive?

    OK thanks, I'll try and do that.
  14. (SOLVED) Reporting false positives ?

    OK, thanks. I've just scanned it and it comes up clean now.
  15. I scanned the installer I got from the direct download site for FotoSketcher 2.96 with avast!, MBAM and SAS on my x86 Vista laptop and it was clean. SAS flagged it has having a PUP on my x64 Win 7 desktop. MSE flagged it as clean. I also ran an MBAM scan which was also clean. When I copied the x86 installer, previously SAS had claimed clean on my Vista computer to my Win 7 machine SAS flagged it as having a PUP! I'm guessing this is a false positive.
  16. (SOLVED) Reporting false positives ?

    I scanned the installer I got from the direct download site for FotoSketcher 2.96 with avast!, MBAM and SAS on my x86 Vista laptop and it was clean. SAS flagged it has having a PUP on my x64 Win 7 desktop. MSE flagged it as clean. I also ran an MBAM scan which was also clean. When I copied the x86 installer, previously SAS had claimed clean on my Vista computer to my Win 7 machine SAS flagged it as having a PUP! I'm guessing this is also a false positive.
  17. SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0 Pre-Release Download

    OK, thanks for the advice.
  18. SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0 Pre-Release Download

    I'm giving the freeware 6.0.1032 a run on my Vista x86 laptop. So far it looks good, I like the GUI overall. Although I had to run the SAS uninstall tool to delete any remnants of the stable release before this would actually install. Will the stable version of #6 series update over-the-top of this, or will I have to uninstall the beta totally first? Thanks, Dave.
  19. Malwarebytes

    I've used SAS for a number of years on and off. I have just tried the most recent version on my x64 Win 7 machine for the first time and I am very impressed. MBAM just doesn't seem to want to context scan now and since the revamp it doesn't seem what it once was on x64 systems especially. It seems lethrgic at best. But I discovered that SAS installs the x64 version automatically, which is lightning fast at scanning. Plus, SAS is the only program to ever identify and remove genuine malware from a computer I owned.
  20. SAS Version : 5.0.1128?

    I have noticed that a new version of SAS (SAS Version : 5.0.1128) is on your homepage but I still have 5.0.1118. Usually I get a prompt pop-up over the systems tray when a new version is released. I've been using SAS for three years & this has normally always been the case. Do I need to update manually? If so do I uninstall the old version first or can I download 'over the top' of the older version? Dave
  21. SAS Version : 5.0.1128?

    Yeah, thanks. That explains it. I think I was just panicking for no reason, SAS is pretty dependable for upgrading. I've always had a lot of faith in it, ever since it found a trojan on my notebook that my AV missed.
  22. SAS Version : 5.0.1128?

    Just got it! *thumbs up*
  23. SAS Version : 5.0.1128?

    OK, thanks for the answer. I'll hang on for a couple of days & see what happens.
  24. I have just updated SAS & I noticed in the Technology Changes ~ Last update on the way to the 5.0 pre-release - MAJOR update! & I wondered if this 5.0 update will require a clean install or will I be able to update as always? 07/21/2010 4.41.1000 Technology Changes Faster scanning in both Quick and Complete Scan modes (varies on each system) Additional TDSS Detection/Removal (Stealth Rootkit/Removal Technology) Heuristic Engine speed increases Last update on the way to the 5.0 pre-release - MAJOR update! Many user requested features including super fast scanning and more!
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