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What is SAS Core Service?

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Hey, I've noticed in the system services it had SAS Core Service on Automatic, now I have the free version of SAS and since I switched it to the SAS Core Service to Manual, I'm wondering if it is needed on Automatic although it works fine since the free version is on-demand only. All help or info appreciated. Thanks.

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Hey, I've noticed in the system services it had SAS Core Service on Automatic, now I have the free version of SAS and since I switched it to the SAS Core Service to Manual, I'm wondering if it is needed on Automatic although it works fine since the free version is on-demand only. All help or info appreciated. Thanks.

Yes, you need it for the free edition - leave it set as we set it :)

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Yes, you need it for the free edition - leave it set as we set it :)

What does it do? I just noticed it in my v5 free installations in both XP Pro. SP2 and 64-bit W7 HPE machines. Do we still need to have it start without SAS running (used as on demand scan and clean)?
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What does it do? I just noticed it in my v5 free installations in both XP Pro. SP2 and 64-bit W7 HPE machines. Do we still need to have it start without SAS running (used as on demand scan and clean)?

Yes, it's a required component of SUPERAntiSpyware's on-demand and real-time scanning as well as product updates. If it is not running, scanning effectiveness will be reduced. If SUPERAntiSpyware is not running, the core service will not be using any processor time and an insignificant amount of memory.

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Yes, it's a required component of SUPERAntiSpyware's on-demand and real-time scanning as well as product updates. If it is not running, scanning effectiveness will be reduced. If SUPERAntiSpyware is not running, the core service will not be using any processor time and an insignificant amount of memory.

Thanks Dave. Would it be OK to set it to manual or does it have to be automatic?
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Thanks Dave. Would it be OK to set it to manual or does it have to be automatic?

It would have to be automatic. SUPERAntiSpyware is designed to be run by all user types (even those with limited permissions). It can't start services for you without having to display a UAC prompt every time you launch it.

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It would have to be automatic. SUPERAntiSpyware is designed to be run by all user types (even those with limited permissions). It can't start services for you without having to display a UAC prompt every time you launch it.

What about under XP Pro. without UAC?
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What about under XP Pro. without UAC?

The core service should be left running - that's the bottom line - it uses little memory or cpu.

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The core service should be left running - that's the bottom line - it uses little memory or cpu.

Thanks.
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Question: Is it OK to use delayed startup for this service in 64-bit W7? :)

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Question: Is it OK to use delayed startup for this service in 64-bit W7? :)

Good question : that's what I'm doing on the same OS as yours; no problem at all but let's wait what the specialists / experts have to say ... :rolleyes:

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If SUPERAntiSpyware starts before the Core Service is able to start then SUPERAntiSpyware will not use it. This could impact the effectiveness of scanning and removal.

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Rather than starting a new thread...

I have SUPERAntiSpyware v. 5,0,0,0, 1116 - System ID: 60616. I see the bug icon with the white check mark within a green circle in the system tray. Prior to today, SASCORE.exe was listed in Task Manager along with SUPERAntiSpyware.exe. Today, it does not appear there.

In Microsoft Management Console (services.msc - Win XP SP3), I do not see anything related to SUPERAntiSpyware.

Is that normal?

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Rather than starting a new thread...

I have SUPERAntiSpyware v. 5,0,0,0, 1116 - System ID: 60616. I see the bug icon with the white check mark within a green circle in the system tray. Prior to today, SASCORE.exe was listed in Task Manager along with SUPERAntiSpyware.exe. Today, it does not appear there.

In Microsoft Management Console (services.msc - Win XP SP3), I do not see anything related to SUPERAntiSpyware.

Is that normal?

You may want to download and reinstall if "SAS Core Service" is no longer listed in your services; I'm not sure how that could have happened though.

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If SUPERAntiSpyware starts before the Core Service is able to start then SUPERAntiSpyware will not use it. This could impact the effectiveness of scanning and removal.

Ah OK. I can see a problem with real time protection in Pro, and cleaning after a reboot. Thanks. :)
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You may want to download and reinstall if "SAS Core Service" is no longer listed in your services; I'm not sure how that could have happened though.

I saw in another thread that there's a newer version available, so I downloaded SUPERAntiSpywarePro.exe. The properties of that file shows it's still "1116." Can you point me to the new version?

Thanks!

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I saw in another thread that there's a newer version available, so I downloaded SUPERAntiSpywarePro.exe. The properties of that file shows it's still "5116." Can you point me to the new version?

Thanks!

Our download servers will be available with 5.0.1118 soon but the in-product update should be active tomorrow; it is only a couple minor fixes for customers with specific problems.

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Our download servers will be available with 5.0.1118 soon but the in-product update should be active tomorrow; it is only a couple minor fixes for customers with specific problems.

So a reboot is required with this in-product update, right?
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So a reboot is required with this in-product update, right?

If you had previously updated your core service with 1116, then 1118 won't need a reboot. Only the application executable is changed.

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If you had previously updated your core service with 1116, then 1118 won't need a reboot. Only the application executable is changed.

Thanks! I am good to go then with .1116. Whew. :)
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Even though the download was "1116," I uninstalled what I had and then installed the new one. After starting the SASPro, I have both SASCore.exe and SUPERAntiSpyware.exe showing in Task Manager. Only SAS Core Service appears in the Management Console.

Thanks everybody!

I hope everything plays well after a reboot. :blink:

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If SUPERAntiSpyware starts before the Core Service is able to start then SUPERAntiSpyware will not use it. This could impact the effectiveness of scanning and removal.

Thanks for this info; 'will set it back to "automatic" immediately ! -_-

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I too have reset it to Automatic. Where exactly should I see it? In Task Manager I see !SASCORE running under services. I don't see anything under processes (i.e. no SAScore.exe). If I start SAS I see SUPERANTISPYWARE.EXE in processes but still no SAScore.exe.

Also in services I only see SASCore, nothing for SuperAntiSpyware. I use the Free Edition.

Can I be assured SASCore and for that matter SAS is functioning correct?

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With the Core Service set back to "automatic" (default) : task manager shows SUPERAntispyware.exe in processes and !SASCORE in services.

(I'm using SAS Pro 5.0.1118 on Win7 SP1 x64 Professional)

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I think I'm ok then. I do see mention of SASCore.exe as a process (including RetiredGeek above) but I definitely don't have it.

It's interesting that many places say to disable SASCore, but I guess it is important. SAS should get the word out a bit better.

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