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  1. There is something strange in SASUNINST.EXE util.

    I used it to remove SUPERantiSpyWare from Windows2000.

    After rebooting system hangs with "Windows could not start because the

    following file is missing or corrupt:

    \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM "

    This was the second time in a couple of months.

    Unfortunately I didn't remember the first time

    and backup all the related files before using the util again.

    Perhaps I thought that it was just a coincidence on the

    first time.

    Now what?

    You've got issues with the registry if you're receiving that error message. I'd recommend testing for hardware stability by running memtest86+ for 12-24 hours, and if it passes run StressPrime for another 12 hours.

    You can use Erunt for doing regular backups of the registry: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1267.html


  2. A few other 9x kernel users have reported a "sluggish" pc with 4.25.xxxx, so you may want to uninstall the current version and revert back to 4.24.xxxx.

    Read more: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2500&start=15

    WinME was always a crap shoot for stability. If your pc will handle a newer OS I'd recommend that you consider Windows 2000 or Windows XP if you have at least 300MHz and 256MB ram. You can pick up an inexpensive copies from eBay.


  3. SAS w/ real time protection (less FCP) has been compatible w/ x64 in 32-bit mode for quite some time, so I am not sure what you mean by "cannot use it".

    My $.02.....

    Personally I'd rather have the SAS team focus on current threats and improving the detection/removal capabilities instead of allocating those resources to developing true 64-bit drivers. The fact of the matter is that 32-bit OS'es are more common.


  4. SuperAntiSpyware does not protect against viruses, so yes you need other protection aswell. Though if you use SAS Pro and other realtime malware scanners (pretty sure Nod32 has one for example), i suggest disabling one of them, as 2 realtime malware protectionprograms isn't recommended. Nod32 and SAS free on the other hand, works fine without problems.

    I disagree. Running two real-time AV's is frowned upon, but having a real-time AV+AS is more than acceptable. SAS does not conflict with any real-time (resident) AV w/ built in AS detection. In fact you'll find numerous folks who have SAS Pro w/ real-time and FCP enabled alongside NOD32, ESS, Avira Premium, Norton, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.


  5. Unfortunately, your only option now is to reinstall the OS.

    Not quite yet. If you had system restore enabled you can revert to a previous restore point.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

    You can skip a lot of the steps if you have the drive slaved, or if you use UBCD, ERD Commander, etc. Basically you need to do the following:

    1) gain access the System Volume Information folder

    2) pick a recent restore folder - copy the 5 registry files to a tmp dir, rename them, now right-click > copy

    3) navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Config - paste and overwrite or delete the old versions then paste

    4) Reboot


  6. FWIW "Scan system services" is unchecked by default. AFAIK SAS doesn't conflict with any AV software.

    First Chance Prevention examines over 50 critical points of your system each time your system starts up and shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect and infiltrate your system.

    1) Scan on startup scans for malware while Windows is starting.

    2) Scan on shutdown scans for malware running in the background while Windows is shutting down.

    3) Scan system services scans all system services for malware.

    How important is it? That depends on how taxing it is on the system and whether or not the time saved is worth risking an infection. Only you and your client can answer that.


  7. SUPERAntiSpyware removed this (Trojan.Dropper/Gen) from my computer today. Spybot S&D missed it. Has anyone else seen this?

    Yes, especially since nothing is 100% on any given day. As previously stated Spybot is long in the tooth, but it does have an immunization feature, and it's another free on-demand scanner. While SAS is a remarkable product I've come across malware that it is unable to detect/remove. The same can be said for any anti-malware product out there.


  8. What are the odds of getting a coupon code for SUPERAntiSpyware??

    You can acquire SAS Pro w/ Lifetime updates for $19.95 if you have the free version installed and do one of the following:

    1) Update it and you should receive a definition popup window with a link to upgrade

    2) Uninstall it and a webpage with the coupon will appear

    btw this is a promotion they offer from time to time. YOu might not necessarily see it each time you click on the link to upgrade. :)

    robin

    FWIW I see the promo every time I manually update or uninstall a free version on any computer that I happen to be servicing.

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