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  1. Hi All,

    Nick is "Old School" and I think he really appreciates that nomenclature. :|

    The GUI; will undoubtedly stay the same. :P This has been brought up on an occasion or two. IIRC

    We can only hope that Nick has some sort of epiphany. :)

    Bottom line is that any changes to SAS's interface will not enhance its' effectiveness.

    Above All - Have a good day.


  2. Say when one does an SAS update today and then does a system restore later in the day. Are the updates for today lost forever?

    darth,

    Yes, the SAS Updates are gone forever after doing a system restore; as they should be. :wink: Do you notice otherwise? Just update SAS again as well as all other programs after a system restore.


  3. Hi All,

    While the supplied links are nice, the most important opinion is mine :wink: and of course yours 8) ; just my 2 bits as an ordinary user.

    SAS especially shines when I use it on a friends messed up computers.

    Oh yeah, when I say 2 bits I mean and I don't think "messed up computers" needs any link.


  4. Well running a backup of your data at least once a week would also be a wise move.

    Backing up the system state daily or at least weekly with NTBACKUP would also be prudent (IMHO) then even if something did get through you could run a restore with the last saved backup and it would revert the computer pretty much back to the way it was when it was backed up.

    Good luck.

    Hi AdvancedSetup,

    Yes, you're right. I forgot to mention I do daily image backups using Acronis TrueImage 11 as well as incremental daily backups with Vista Ultimate's built-in facility.

    Thanks again for the heads-up!

    Regards,

    Jim

    Jim,

    While it is prudent that you back up regularly, unless you restore periodically, you can not be certain that any image will restore as expected. Just don't forget this fact. :wink:

    Just a friendly reminder.


  5. mata7,

    I have SNDREC32.EXE but SAS is not detecting it using the latest definitions at these locations:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE\SNDREC32.EXE

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SNDREC32.EXE

    C:\WINDOWS\XPize\Resources\sndrec32.exe

    In the SAS scan results window, on the right, there is a button to submit false positives. That may be the quickest solution but if it were me I would submit the files in question to Virustotal first, just because...

    One thing you may want to do is exclude this C:\$ISR from your scans after this is sorted. I have excluded it just to speed up scans and like I said before I don't know if SAS will remove items from other snapshots. If someone has 10 snapshots, SAS is really scanning 10 complete system partitions. Even if SAS has the ability to fix problems in other snapshots, personally, I would not let it. I don't let any program delete or change anything in C:\$ISR.

    The downside of excluding C:\$ISR is that you would not have found any of the possible false positives that you did find.:wink: So, it is best not to exclude it!

    Can anyone shed some light on whether or not SAS can fix all detected items no matter where they are located? Particularly in FD-ISR snapshots or windows SystemRestore.

    thanks

    edit: In the help file :roll::oops: it says SAS can delete from SystemRestore. There is an option to scan it or not.


  6. Thanks nosirrah,

    Thanks for the info on IceSword. Yes it does allow you to copy files from not-in-use-snapshots of FD-ISR. I just tried it. :wink: It is a very powerful tool to say the least.

    "IceSword has a Windows Explorer-like interface but displays hidden processes and resources that Windows Explorer would never show. It isn't a "click-here-to-delete-rootkits" product but a sophisticated..."


  7. mata7,

    These are located in snapshots created by FirstDefense-ISR. They are located in two different snapshots and not the one you are using now. I'm not even sure that SAS could fix them if you wanted to. That would be interesting to know.

    You will not be able to open these with windows explorer but can do so with XYplorer. I do not suggest changing things in a snapshot that you are not in though. :wink:

    This one

    " C:\$ISR\1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DFRGUI.EXE"

    I do not have but I have something similar

    "C:\$ISR\1\WINDOWS\system32\dfrgui.dll - this dll's properties say Windows Disk Defragmenter.

    The others seem to be associated XPize. I have lots of them.

    So, are you using FD-ISR and XPize and a non-windows defragramenter? If so, you are probably ok. To submit files to Virustotal you may have to boot to each of your snapshots and run a custom SAS scan of C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 to be able to access the file. You will then have to look in C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 for each of your snapshots to find the files for submitting. This will be the quickest.


  8. jadda,

    Welcome to the forums.

    While I agree with much of what you have said in this post, if I were a betting man, I'd wager that Nick is not going to change the interface anytime in the near future. He has said so here and on other forums often. Besides, when you have one of the best programs for the tough removals of malware and like the interface; no change is necessary.

    I hope that Nick continually revisits the interface issue that some users have; wanting some sort of glamorization. Coloring it up, rounding it off or... Keeping the layout the same but with added pizazz may be attractive to users but not as much as doing it's job well.

    In the long run, making SAS the best is all that really matters. There is absolutely nothing wrong with "old school." If the programs works, it works.


  9. Give a man free hands and you'll know where to find them.

    Mae West

    Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

    Ingrid Bergman

    I didn't like the play. But I saw it under unfavorable circumstances -- the curtains were up.

    Groucho Marx


  10. CastleCops is celebrating in a big way.

    Total Estimated Value of all Prizes: $215,000 US

    I keeps getting bigger and bigger! http://www.castlecops.com/modules.php?name=Contest2007

    It ends 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Thursday February 22, 2007. Registration is required. If your not familiar with CastleCops, they are on our side. They are good guys.

    Super Products are represented as well; SUPERFileRecover, SUPERAdBlocker, and of couse SUPERAntiSpyware. Way to go nick!

    Spread the word - it only diminishes your chances of winning.:lol:


  11. Hi guys,

    Just to show my ignorance, why would command line features be desired? Would it make something easier or even possible to implement on many machines at once? I really don't have a clue. A simple example would go a long way.

    It just sounded funny to me that SAS would be used as a "last resort" because it works so well.:lol: I mean there must be a reason why it wouldn't be used first.

    Thanks


  12. If I do the following from the SUPERAntiSpyware Main Window: Scan Your Computer>Perform Custom Scan>Back Button>Scan Your Computer, both Complete Scan and Custom Scan are ticked.:shock:

    Same happens if I tick Quick Scan and Back button... both Quick and Complete are ticked.

    I can continue and click the Next Button and a scan begins no problem. I don't know which type of scan is done because I just cancel it.

    This is with 3.5.1016. I have no idea if this was happening with previous versions.

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