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  1. I have had no problems wih W8.1 Aug Update. It's interesting that even websites like Softpedia have said that the taksbar showing up in the MUI is a bug. I do not believe that is a bug but by intent. Putting it there eliminates a click to get back to an open app in the desktop or to open an app from the MUI pinned to the taskbar I think W9 will do away with the MUI Start Screen but the desktop taskbar will remain at the bottom when MUI apps are open in order to allow for a quicker tansition from a MUI app to a desktop app. As far as reverting back. I am not going to do that. Sorry I can't tell you if I had the problem with SAS 5.X on W8.1 Update since I never started and rarely opened the SAS 5.0 GUI in W8.1 Update. SAScore ran the scans and did its thing. I know this because I did periodically open the the GUi to check and the scheduled scan logs were there. Loading the SAS 5.X GUI at Windows startup used too much memory during the day so sometime way back I decided to dsiable SASSuperAntiSpyware.exe from running at W8.1 startup. It wasn't until recently that I began running weekly Image Backups as I was having some HDD issues with my external WD HDDs and W8.1. A few months ago I finished replacing all the exterenal WD HDDs and only then did I begin to run weekly Image Backups. This was just before I began using SAS 6.0 Beta. Bottom line is I don't recall ever having SAS 5.X enabled to run SASSuperAntiSpyware.exe at Windows startup when I was using W8.1 Updated. Sorry but I am not gong to revert back to SAS 5.X to test this. It is a memory and my time issue. To many other things to do. It is easier to just close the SAS GUI before i run the Image Backup and then reload the GUI after the Image Backup is completed, especially since I only run the Image Backup once a week. One final note. I am using BD W8 Security along with MBAM 2.0 Premium with no exclusions set in BD W8 Security, MBAM 2.0 Premium and SAS 6.0 Pro. They all work great together as far as I can tell. Though running an W8.1 Image Backup might be setting off a conflict which prevents the W8.1 Image Backup from successfully completing and giving the error message "Window Image Backup failed. Cannot complete as process is in use by another app" or something like that.
  2. Do you have "Hide Progress Window When Scanning" checked? If so, try unchecking it and see what happens.
  3. Still appears to be a problem with W8.1 August Update. Could just be a coincidence but I have tried about a have dozen System Image backups with SAS 6.0 running (W8.1 Update and W8.1 August Update) and they have all failed. I then close SAS and immediately rerun Image Backup. The Image Backup operation has successfully completed each of those times.
  4. Agree, however 1. From time to time they have the wrong version. Sometimes the file version number doesn't match what they say on their website. Sometimes they match but it is not the latest update. 2. With some software they keep posting the same app and file version number on more than one day. 3. Sometimes the not too popular software posted there has contained malware but more often than malware PUPs I use the website daily but I have found through experience you just can't click and run. I use Firefox and have it set up so that it asks me before all downloads whether I want to save the file, where I want to save it or if I just want to download and install. I never choose the latter. The point is while MajorGeeks is a very good website to download updates from one should not just blindly download and install. It is best to to save the file first and verify that the version number is in fact an update to what you have on your computer. Also, if the software is not a mainstream one or even it is it is best to scan it for malware and PUPs. A number of months ago the link for the monthly Flash update had been compromised and was being redirected to a phishing website. So again one should be careful when downloading from MajorGeeks or any website for that matter and not just blindly click through.
  5. Program updates now enabled but it took a complete uninstall and reinstall to make it happen. In anycase, all is now GTG.
  6. In all the years I have been using Windows 3rd party apps, the only apps I am familiar with that have nightly updates are Alpha versions of a new release. Since SAS 6.0 is now updating nightly have we returned to 6.0 Alpha? Just curious.
  7. Sorry, too many pronouns in the first sentence of your comment for me to understand your comment. Who is "They" and who is "Them #1" and "Them #2"
  8. Last one showing at this time is 07/29/2014 6.0.1094 It would really be helpful if the Product Release History was kept current with the release version available for download on the SAS main web page. There have probably been at least a half dozen updates, as minor as they may be, since 7-29-14.
  9. I think your numbers above may be a bit off. Just saying. P.S. There were no browsers 40 years ago. Please do not throw numbes at the wall. Thank you
  10. I have had no problem updating the program manually now twice a day since about 6 - 10? updates ago. I can't remember, there have been so many.. So it appears the problem I mentioned is fixed. Thanks.
  11. Thanks for the response and clarification about the "code' Sorry I wasn't clear. I was trying to addess the icon issue. The Free Version and Pro Version each generate an icon with a different description. The description on the icon generated by SAS Pro is "SUPERAntispyware Professional" As I recall the icon description generated by the Free version is "SUPERAntispyware Free" So even though someone is still using the Pro version the new icon will say Free. Again this is minor point but can be confusing for a new user,when updatting from MajorGeeks especially someone who just purchased a Pro license. Therefore I was suggesting that MajorGeeks also have he link to the Pro version, which you acknowledged.
  12. All I can tell you is in the past when malware has attempted to change my homepage in Firefox SAS has given me a warning message and asked if I wanted to change the homepage. I have never had a problem with SAS when I manually change the homepage in Firefox which I have done but rarely do. As I said I rarely use IE and I do not use Chrome. I think I have changed the homepage in IE once about six months ago when I was still using ASC Pro and its homepage protection. I don't recall If I was using Home Protection in SAS at the time. I may have stopped using it when ASC Pro added homepage protection. I no longer use ASC Pro or any IObit products except for their Driver updater which is pretty good. I repaced ASC Pro with Wise Care 365 Pro. A lot lighter on resource usage and appears to be effective enough without doing to much. Notes 1. Firefox is my default browser on my W8.1 Updated and W7-SP1 computers. 2. My homepage is https://startpage.com/ No trackers, unlike the Google or Bing startpages. I have been using https://startpage.com/ on all my computers for about six months and have never had any malware problems including homepage hijacking with it. However, if you or anyone else decides to swich to it after reading this post you do so at your own risk. Just the typical disclaimer.
  13. I had what appears to be a similar problem when I did one of the updates about a week ago to SAS Pro 6. Neither the GUI nor SUPERAntispyware.exe showed up after I ran the installer. As I recall I did a restart and everything was fine. Your problem however, may be different. I did not uninstall the old version first but let the installer do it. However, before the installer installed the new version I did delete the SAS folder. You could try reinstalling the old version and see if you can get that to run. If you can then follow these steps. 1. Exit SAS by right clicking the icon on the Taskbar in the Notification area 2. Run the new installer but do not click through on Iinstall' When you get to Install delete the SAS folder then click Install. You may need to restart you computer if the SAS icon does not appear in the Taskbar Notification area. Disclaimer. I am just a user and do not represent SAS nor claim to be a SAS expert. So if you follow my suggestion, you do so enirely at your own risk.
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