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  1. In the meanwhile why don't you update with the Manual Download Installer by downloading SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to a USB Flash Drive and use that file, at present 5.08MB, to update both?
  2. BootSafe allows you to easily re-boot your PC in to safe mode with a number of options, WITHOUT network and/or internet access or WITH network and/or internet access. If you click on Start then Programs and under SUPERANTISPYWARE on the dropdown menu you will see BootSafe. If you just click on that it will bring the options screen up and you will be able to see what it does. Yes it is safe and your firewall will allow internet access if you choose the internet access option so it is safe to allow if that is ever needed. The only time you will probably need to boot in to safe mode is to remove stubborn malware that cannot be removed when windows is operating fully. HTH
  3. I don't have either of those in either of my 98SE boxes but they are formed when you enter items into "Allow/Trusted Items" and "Exclude Folders" boxes under the Scanning Control Tab. At some point you have "whitelisted" a flagged item to get an entry in to custom.stg and excluded a folder from being scanned to get an entry in to exclude.stg. HTH
  4. I don't think changing version to v.4.24.1004 will speed things up as the larger the definition base becomes the slower the opening of the program becomes, mine is just the same. Neither 7zip nor WinZip will open the .exe file but Universal Extractor will. Version 1.5 runs on 98SE and you can pick it up from filehippo.com. I have tried that on a previous occasion but it is not any quicker by the time you download the .exe file, then extract the necessary files and right click and move them to replace the older file one by one and then you have to open the program to install the new files and it really bogs it down opening it up the first time after moving the files. I found it easier and quicker to update from within the program GUI. But by all means give it a go.
  5. Yes that is correct, I use 98SE and mine show a date of 29/12/2008. I have always assumed those were part of the database that came with v.4.24.1004.
  6. willie, If this is the fake email you received PLEASE delete the link!!!
  7. Just taken in the last minute from SAS themselves, Version 4.31.1000 is 4B641D2FB29A195810C4A4BF99F0DA38. 7.1MB (7,392,800 bytes) If you download from Filehippo, if you click on the Technical tab it does give the MD5 value on screen. HTH
  8. That is correct! Running definition updates after doing that will NOT download program updates and keep you on 4.24.1004.
  9. If this is the case is it not about time you removed the information listing SAS as running under Windows 98, 98SE and ME. The current version 4.28.1010 does not run once installed on these OS's as has been reported in another thread, to say it does is highly misleading.
  10. Hi Damif, Version 4.24.1004 seems to be inflicted like all the later version with excessive CPU usage on opening the program, it used to only take 5 seconds to open on both my 98SE boxes but recently when other posters raised the same problem with the other versions, I timed this version again and it now takes around 30 seconds to open the program, so I am assuming the problem lies with the size of the definitions loading. If the latest version does open quicker then it seems we are stuck with what we have already, still at least it does still work but with a slower CPU and less RAM I think many will be struggling.
  11. Now I cannot tell you if any version definitely runs on 98FE but if 4.24.1004 doesn't I cannot see ANY version doing that. If you get it going don't forget to go into Preferences, Update tab and uncheck all otherwise you will download program updates which you don't want. Sadly with 98 we don't have much choice in malware scanners just SAS which is very good at it's job or Spybot S&D which isn't.
  12. The version most suited to Windows 98SE is 4.24.1004, get it from filehippo. There are later versions which will run on 98 but very poorly and the latest version does not even install as you have found out. It really is about time that SUPERAntispyware updated the information on the website, it has never changed in years!
  13. Hi Alex, I think if you refer to the following thread you will find you are not the only user suffering from this problem. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3177 I use version 4.24.1004 of SAS and it has gone from opening within 5 seconds to taking just under 30 seconds to open and thats is just in the past few weeks. HTH Colin
  14. Hi again beatneck, Yes, you ARE correct! I just timed opening SAS and it now takes just under 30 seconds while it used to take just on 5 seconds. I had not realised it was as slow as that. I can remember doing checks on opening times when they brought out the versions which were not suited to 98 before we had to revert back to 4.24.1004. I just did a quick check with Process Explorer V11.10 and yes it does consume around 99%CPU usage on opening SAS, problem is I have never checked that on any previous occassion so I cannot comment if that is higher than it used to be. Never mind cannot complain too much, at least SAS does (at present) still support 98. Best regards, Colin
  15. Hi beatneck, I am still using 4.24.1004 on 98SE and yes even this old version is now slowing, but I think if you read the following thread the problem has already been voiced. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3177 HTH Colin
  16. Hi stagman, As Idb suggests go with 4.24.1004 version, this is certainly the last version that works as intended on W98. Remember to go to Preferences, click on Update tab and uncheck 'Check for program updates when application starts', which I think is enabled by default, otherwise when the program is opened it will download the newer version that you do not want. Running updates with this unchecked will only download definitions. HTH
  17. Hi Idb, I have reverted back to version 4.24.1004 as further problems have emerged with the latest version. The problem of freezing during downloading the definitions files is still present to some extent, it is better but by no means is it cured. This is on a 1.4Ghz CPU and 768mB of RAM, anyone running 98 on a slower CPU may suffer total lockup of the application. I cannot really see any of the recent additions to the program being of use to us 98 users anyway, although I was hoping to see the ability to scan from right clicking in the context menu added in a future version but if we have to stick with 4.24.1004, so be it. HTH
  18. Hi Idb, I run 98Se on a couple of boxes and just updated one of them to 4.25.1014. It does work OK and the only drawback I have observed so far is that it does take longer to open the program. 4.24.1004 took just on 5 seconds to open, whereas 4.25.1012 took over 30 seconds to open and had problems during downloading definition updates, even closing the program was difficult, which prompted me to revert back to the earlier version. Now the new version 4.25.1014 takes 16 seconds to open (this on a Pentium 111, 1.4Ghz), but it runs fine and has the same response to commands that the earlier versions had. With 16 seconds to open, I could probably live with although all my other apps open around the five second mark. I will probably stick with it and see how it goes. HTH Colin
  19. All previous versions can be downloaded from filehippo.com. I can confirm that V.4.24.1004 does work on 98SE very well
  20. Hi pixturesk, I run 98SE on a couple of boxes and suffered identical problems to you upon updating SAS Free to V.425.1012. It does not have the crisp response of the earlier versions and takes almost thirty seconds to open. I have since reverted to V.4.24.1004 and all is working well again taking just less than five seconds to open on my 98SE2ME box. Pandato. Alot of us 98SE users use our 11 year old OS because we prefer it over later versions and anyone who cares to visit the Windows 98 forum on msfn.org will see that 98SE is very much alive and very much kicking. HTH Colin
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