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  1. So..no replies at all..Nothing to be done if install and reinstall won't fix it?

    Is that the only solution to everything?

    I guess you guys are right about the indifference on here.

    I guess I'll either figure it out myself ..or find another program to use.

  2. I love SAS in most instances and even bought the lifetime subscription. But one thing that bothers me and has always bothered me is the high CPU usage when updating.

    I do have an older computer with low resources and probably should transfer everything over to my newer computer. But, for the most part, the only thing I have a problem with on this computer is SAS updating. I can stream movies and everything else I want to do with no problems. But when SAS is updating it freezes me if I'm watching a movie or even if I'm working with Publisher and Adobe..Just freezes...and for too long for comfort. Nothing else does this.

    What this inevitably causes me to do is bring up the task manager (if I can) and exit Sas. ...and where this becomes a real problem is if I neglect to bring SAS back after I've finished my task. If I forget the big bads can sometimes creep in.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled...so I don't think that is going to fix anything.

    My question really is if SAS is planning to work on possibly reducing the cpu of SAS updating in any future update? Or even if it is possible for them to do that and still have it as powerful a protection as it is?


  3. I was delighted to find my latest update was to the new 5.0.1108..

    Also..a complete scan on my main drive use to be something like an 1 1/2 hours..now down to 17 minutes..

    Yah for the critical points scan...and less resources used when updating..

    So far loving it..Thanks guys!

  4. As we recieve over 30000 samples per day- our concern is to add defintions to remove the offending malware rather than to explain the behavior of each one. Most trojans are used to attain one of the following:

    Use of the machine as part of a botnet (e.g. to perform automated spamming or to distribute Denial-of-service attacks), Data theft (e.g. retrieving passwords or credit card information),Installation of software, including third-party malware, Downloading or uploading of files on the user's computer

    Modification or deletion of files,Keystroke logging, Watching the user's screen, Crashing the computer etc etc.

    Yep, I understand..

    Trojan gone..

    But evidently some of my issues were from those wonderful Microsoft updates we are always so encouraged to get.

  5. My computer was acting a little erratic ..so I did a full scan with sas and found a trojan



    So far so good

    I am going to follow it up with Malwarebytes..Avast..and a few others to make sure I'm clean.

    But my real question here is: where are there real definitions and explanation of the behavior some of this stuff does? I'm just not finding anything online except for ways to get rid of trojans and viruses...but no explanation of the actual behavior of specific ones.

    I had just done a microsoft update and am trying to figure out which issues are actually related to the trojan themselves..or other issues..., of course, I can just wait and see...

    But it would be nice to know these things..

  6. It would seem that you are runnin the alternate start of SUPERAntiSpyware as it will rename superantispyware.exe to a random file name so that malware has less of a chance of blocking the application.

    Yeah, I didn't do that intentionally...but I think I like it. Makes sense to me.

    I've looked high and low and never seen it mentioned anywhere.


  7. 124368a9-24cf-459e-ba19-a5bcb6c1ad76.com MS-DOS application does run in my task manager (although the string is not completely visible there).

    I finally found it in my SAS program files folder.

    Everything comes up clean on my computer from sas, avast, malwarebytes..and even a few other scans... and I'm having no issues.

    But this might be similar.

  8. Maybe this can help in the future..

    My BF kept getting this infection over and over before finally putting it to rest with SAS..

    But here's the main thing..

    we are networked and have basically the same computer..same OS..same avast free..same firewall...same everything else..

    I never got this infection, though, despite us being networked and despite me being more active on my computer..

    The only difference I can see is that I had SAS pro real-time protection.

    I'm convinced that it's worth it.

  9. Hi,

    I have the pro version 4.52.1000 sas and wanted to update to the pre-release 5.0.

    Should I do a clean uninstall and install...or would I actually be better off waiting and doing an auto update?

    It has yet to auto update me to 5.0 and I don't want my over eagerness to cause any issues.

    I still have scars from when Avast free BSOD me to death with their latest 'conflicty' version... and I couldn't get back to an older version soon enough

  10. Hi,

    I have the paid version of SAS that offers real time protection. All in all I've been pretty happy with it.

    With SAS and my anti virus...I've stayed cool.

    But here's my question...

    I have 2 computers networked at home. The other computer is having issues with that XP internet Security Protection 2010 virus and is using the free version of SAS right now.

    When I purchased SAS...does that make it eligible for my other computer to have real time protection too or must I buy another home version?

    Not only did I put this in the wrong section...but I've found the answer to my question.

    I should have looked a little deeper.


  11. Welsome to the SAS forum.

    A similar situation uses to occasionally occur, but it normally was in relation to the optical drive. In most cases, restarting the computer solved the issue. Please see here: https://www.superantispyware.com/supportfaqdisplay.html?faq=77'>https://www.superantispyware.com/supportfaqdisplay.html?faq=77

    It's also possible that due to the computer problems, SAS may have become corrupt. If the restart doesn't help, then note your product key and use the SAS uninstaller:


    Once completed, download the Pro version from here: https://www.superantispyware.com/

    Thank you..you were correct..it was something simple.

    I thought I HAD rebooted..

    I was just being paranoid that something was wrong with my computer... actually...from the power outage crash.

    It's working fine now.

    I did a scan on my computers overall health...and it said my security was 100%...other issues at 92%.

    I owe my security to Superantispyware..and Avast.

  12. I have the paid version and have had no real issues up until this time.

    Recently, I had a crash due to a power outage. I was finally able to boot back up but am uncertain if the issue may be in the registry.

    I also am in the process of an online back up and am also uncertain what this may affect.

    But when trying to do a quick scan on my main hard drive C..SASW kept giving me an error saying that there was no disk in the drive.

    I checked back to make sure I had left the disk drive unchecked on the menu and had only checked my C drive to scan.

    Yet, it did the same thing again.

    What is causing this confusion with Superantispyware, is my question.

    Why can't it recognize what drive I'm asking it to scan?

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