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#1 SeriousSnake14

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:36 PM

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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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:58 AM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:35 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:46 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:56 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:06 PM

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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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:18 PM

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

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:55 PM

Question: Is it OK to use delayed startup for this service in 64-bit W7? :)
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:13 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:46 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:57 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:03 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:19 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:20 PM

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?

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#17 SAS_Dave

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:23 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:26 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:29 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:31 PM

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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