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  1. Four times today I've gotten a warning popup that asks to ok the change in my IE 11 home page, even though there's been no change and two of the times I hadn't even opened IE11 yet (use Opera normally). - in three cases, only the old page showed, the new line being blank, while the third time that was reversed; - the home page showing in the popup is already the current home page in IE (http://yahoo.com). - all four times the popup came when I stopped the SAS Core service process in Windows Task Mgr Any ideas? Never seen this in several years with SAS Pro. See screenshot. Btw, the reason I've been stopping the Core process is because it's been running hot for now obvious reason and slowing my computer down. Win 8.1 Pro x64 SAS Pro 5.6.1040 Core 10857 Trace 8669
  2. Should SAScore64.exe process always run at around 10% cpu? I hadn't noticed it before, but that's what System Explorer (and Win 8 Task Mgr) shows during normal operations. Except for momentary or during-run jumps, that's 10-20x higher than anything else on the computer, running resident or not.
  3. What's apparently been happening is that some updates, such as today's, deactivates SAS Pro, even though it says "lifetime subscription active" up top. It also unchecks all the boxes in the lower left (real-time protection, etc.), even though the text at the top of that section also shows lifetime activation. Attempts to activate again get the "too many" message. Maybe it just needs reinstall, but I've now seen two kinds of problems in Win 8: 1) finding the real-time protection box unchecked, apparently after other updates; and 2) Microsoft has apparently set Windows Defender to turn off if another anti-malware app is running. Are the two interacting in some way, I don't know.
  4. I've been using SAS Pro since 2008. A couple of weeks ago I installed Win 8 Pro x64 in a dual boot with Win 7 and since then I've gotten the "too many activations" message three times: once when starting up in Win 8; once when using the full Administrator account in Win 8, and then again today while using the Local/Admin account in Win 8 (where I regularly work). I don't know for sure if all that is the cause of these notices (and the need to reactivate repeatedly), but it sure seems like it. If so, perhaps it should be looked at. Admin rights in Win 8 work differently than in Win 7, and it's going to be common to have to go back and forth every so often.
  5. Up until roughly a couple of months ago, a full scan of SAS Pro was picking up at most a few bits of spyware and very occasionally a trojan. Since then, no (legit) trojans, but 68 or 69 spyware entries every time. And it looks like the same 68 or 69 each time. Did something change in the way the program works?
  6. http://www.izarc.org/download.html http://www.betterins...false-positive/ It's been submitted by me (now twice) and by IZArc, yet SAS Pro real-time protection is still blocking the installation file, unless I bypass IDM save it to a folder and then ignore the SAS Pro warnings as it runs (it still removes it afterward). It's time to either prove that it's a false positive or correct it.
  7. Again, this morning SAS Pro is doing the same thing every few minutes. Mouse becomes jerky, I open Task Mgr and there's Superantispyware.exe second in the processes list, showing 2% cpu. Doesn't happen often, but when it does SAS Pro is always there. Win 7x64.
  8. 5.0.1150. Ever since a clean install of Win 7x64 on a new SSD in late April/early May, I've noticed that my mouse's movement slows and becomes jerky for a few to several seconds every so often. When it occurs, I sometimes open Task Manager and invariably right below System Idle Processes in the cpu-sorted list is SAS Pro running 1-2%. Could that be the cause of what I'm experiencing? I've tried changed batteries and a new mouse pad, but that hasn't stopped it.
  9. Win 7/64 now and this problem continues. I just noticed with that it was unchecked again. Either the updates or something else is causing it. I thought maybe CCleaner might be deleting it, but the SAS box there is unchecked.
  10. When is this well-reported problem with SAS Pro updates turning off the start setting going to be fixed?
  11. I have to shake my head. It's only been 10 days since I posted - you think I've been sitting around? Suggest checking in next time.
  12. Just reinstalled Win 7 from 32 to 64 bit and set the only scan (full) for Thursdays at 2pm. But a full scan just started at 12am Thursday morning. What might be going on? Before posting this, I did a search on this forum for "Windows 7 64 bit" and got the error message that there either weren't enough characters or I used disallowed characters. What's with that? Thanks,
  13. I'm puzzled by your answer. If the user of SAS Pro voluntarily chooses to use the sys tray check box, then it's not hard to see the logic of combining that with closing via the X during a scan (or you can make it a separate option). Consider all the people who have no trouble this way with Microsoft Security Essentials, Comodo, Avira, Avast, Secunia PSI or CSI, and all the commercial ad blockers and other utilities that return to the sys tray from the X. Your answer implies that SAS Pro users are an incredibly unintelligent lot.
  14. Of my three wishes: 1) it appears there is a little extra something on the sys tray icon during the scan; it would be nice if hovering over the icon included "scanning." 2) Done, thank you. 3) I was told that v5 would fix what happened when an open scan box is closed via the X, to conform with the way most other sys tray apps work, but it's still the same "are you sure you want to stop the scan." Is it coming?
  15. AMD C-50 processor 1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 2GB RAM, Win 7/64 Also running MSE and Win 7 firewall, Ccleaner I'm soon to go to an SSD and 4GB RAM, once I understand the fan situation better. Update: watching my desktop boot cold, with the same settings SAS Pro also hits 40-50% CPU, but only stays there for a few moments. That's on a AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core 7750 (AM2+) with 4GB RAM, running XP/SP3
  16. I've long had SAS Pro on my desktop and just installed SAS (4,55,0,1000) on a new netbook (Acer Aspire One AO722). In looking at why the laptop's system fan might be coming on during start up no matter what the room temp, I was looking at CPU usage and noted that SAS uses up to 50%. Sometimes it jumps back and forth between low and high, staying around 50% for a few seconds, and other start ups it stays up there for a minute or two. I assume it depends on when the laptop was last used, and the process of checking and downloading/installing updates. Still, is 50% CPU usage normal? It seems high. Thanks,
  17. You may (or may not) be right about malware. Is only SAS being targeted? Other apps, normal and anti-malware, haven't been touched. OTOH, the fact that one uses XP does not necessarily indicate the computer's effective age. There are lots of XP machines with recent, if not current, motherboards and CPUs and other innards - like mine. Even for companies, it is sometimes more cost effective and less trouble to update computer innards than replace whole computers and operating systems.
  18. I just noticed in the XP Sys Tray that SAS Pro wasn't loaded, so I restarted and it wasn't there again or in processes. Looking at Preferences, the check box for "Start SAS when Windows starts" box was unchecked. I hadn't done it, so my question is, how did it change? I can't say for certain when this change occurred, but have noticed that every so often, maybe every some number of months, it happens. Two possibilities come to mind: malware or something in an occasional SAS Pro update that's disabling that setting. Don't have any evidence of the former. Anyone else experience this from time to time? Other ideas? Thanks,
  19. Through no wilfull action of my own, SAS Pro hasn't loaded at computer boot up the past two days. While a number of individual files are still checked in Autoruns, the app disappeared from msconfig's start up list and the checkmark in SAS Prefs was unchecked (now reenabled). Anyone else seen this? Could an update in the past couple of days caused it? How about a Safe Boot in XP, followed by a system restore on the next start up a few days ago? MSE, MBAM and SAS full scans haven't found any malware. xp/sp3
  20. Did you send me a link for it? I don't appreciate wasting my time looking for links that are being kept private, which appears is what's happening with SAS 5.
  21. Three suggestions (unless I've missed a setting): 1) It sure would be nice if SAS Pro's sys tray icon (XP) looked different when a scan was running; right now its text doesn't even show that a scan is running. Having at least one of those has been common in sys bar stationed utilities for quite some time. 2) If the computer is not on when the scheduled scan time arrives, a reminder or pop up asking what to do would be welcome at the next start up; and 3) When a scan has been started manually, the X for closing the dialog box should close the program to the sys tray, not be for stopping the scan. This has become increasingly common with sys bar utilities, and there is not really a need for SAS in the taskbar. There can be a separate button on the dialog box for closing. Or, at least, closing the box to the sys bar should be an option. xp/sp3
  22. There's been a very consistent pattern over many months: - box pops lower right up for SAS update (xp/sp3) - click on its check for update now link - check occurs and nothing appears in box (wait awhile) - close box - box pops up again almost immediately - use check link again - within a few seconds update shows in box and everything proceeds Seems like a bug to me.
  23. I just picked up three instances again in a backup drive's Sys Volume/Restore folder (dll files). I had submitted a first instance last month, along with a link from the source (the well known Dr. Watson's site) that explained why it is a false positive. Neither Avira nor MSE are picking it up either. If SAS has actually cleared it, it's not obvious here.
  24. I'm missing something then. Why did you have a step to Select Folders?
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