I've been a sastisfied user of SAS for many months. This morning I recieved a prompt during the update that said a new version was available (4.20.1046). I downloaded and installed the update as usual, but when I had finished my first scan with the new version, I was told I had to reboot my PC in order to complete the spyware removal.
Now understand I run two different scans with SAS. I run complete scans every other day, and I run a Custom scan every time I log off of the internet in order to remove tracking and log-in cookies. The first scan I ran with the newest update was the quickie Custom scan. Never before in all the months I've used SAS has it ever needed to reboot my PC in order to remove those tracking and log-in cookies. As a matter of fact, only one piece of malware (infecting my registry) has ever caused the SAS to need to reboot my PC in order to remove it.
Is this new requirement to reboot a PC in order to remove tracking and log-in cookies actually necessary? For the life of me, I can't imagine why, since it never was before. The only possible explanation I can come up with is that this is a programming error in the newest version update. If this isn't some kind of mistake, and for some unfathomable reason the creators of this fine protection program have decided to make it a requirement to reboot just to remove these cookies, then I am sorry to say that I'm going to have to discontinue my using it. That makes me sad, because until now I've always been happy with SAS, and recommended it to all my friends.