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Hi look I have not changed my opinion of SAS. I have had the program for over four months, in that time it saved my when I first downloaded the trail version by deleteing 17 trogans. I played with it for a week and then bought SASPRO with a lifetime lisense. The product after the first day " has never detected anything but cookies, the real time protection has never poped up and I'm just lost my confidence in the product. So anyway last night I decided to do what I thought was increse the number of files scanned and do a custom scan. I guess I didn't understand that it doesn't scan system volume and other key files and thought that adding my extra filess would get it to scan things that i think it misses. I do not think that SAS scans enough files in the full deep scan. So I was shocked when I came back 15 minutes later and saw that the scan was done in two and a half minutes. Is there anyway that I can increase the scan in windows and in program files? I own the product so I need to keep it or be out $ 29.00. For me it scans about 15,500 main files from the C/drive. I would like to increase that, I'm not getting into why I'm unhappy beacuse what does it do? So here's something you might like two spyware reviews SAS came in third beatting spy sweeper and cpunter spy then came in third again losing to spyware doctor, spysweeper , and counter spy. The reviews are great. I'm just not seeing it. :roll: I'll check back PEACE :lol:

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. I'm adding this because I just went back and added somemore files and saw that my SAS does not scan the extra files that I am adding on the custom setting. I'll wait to see what is posted before I send a e-mail to tech support. The more SAS deletes cookies and doesn't work right the more I lose trust in it. Sorry that's me. It is a spyware product ,pick up something ,anything up besides cookies. Pick up a false positve I don't care, find something!!!! I have a freeware spyware and it's got the goods to be one of the better spywares, but right now it's only ok. It picks up alot of cookies, However the last two weeks it's found little things like adware and that's ok, I dont expect as much from it as SAS. Or did past tense.

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Do you have any symptoms of spyware? If not, why are you pissed off that Superantispyware doesn't detect anything harmful? It's a good sign when your security apps don't detect anything and you know nothing strange is happening on your PC.

If you want to see Superantispyware in action, go visit porn, gambling, and warez sites. Click every ad, and download everything... :roll:

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I have had infections and it was either my antivirus picking them up or my other spyware program. It's for me not worth it to try and track down a infection in C\documents\settings ect, system volume, or the registry just so that I can send it to SAS tech support. So I watched as SAS ran a scan and nothing but cookies and my antivirus finds malware or trogan droppers. The same thing holds true with my spyware programs, adware, trogan or trogan droppers are found by another program other than SAS. There were many times when it looked like SAS just plain missed the infection, I just thought ok maybe they didn't scan the same files., I don't want to deal with uninstalling the infection from the other softtware so that I can send it to SAS support. Even if they scan the infection and say yea we missed it and send me a download, it's four months of nothing on SAS part. Now when I talked about this once before, the answer was maybe they are false positives. Yea maybe a couple, but all of them, NO WAY. You know what would change everything? If SAS found some trogans, adware, malware, I would see some hope. And I do use it just as much as any other software hoping that this will be the day that SAS finds something other than cookies. I have faced the fact that SAS to me does not do the job even when I see great reviews or posts on this forum, I need to see it happen. I don't see me uninstalling it, but I've just downloaded other products that are for me better and even with them if I see in a month or two a product not detecting infections while others are, I may make a change. I downloaded spy sweeper trial version and so far it lookes good.T here are things I like about it, but until it dectects anything it can't be something that I trust. TRUST TO ME HAS TO BE GAINED, I NEED TO SEE IT. I'm not talking false positives. I talked to much sorry, this is a topic that I don't get to talk about so I think about it and that just builds up, I'll try to be more cheer ful the next time. I'm out :o

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it shouldn't be too hard to figure out how to adjust the scan-settings.. for example, if it says "ignore non-executable files", and you want it to scan non-executable files, uncheck the box for "ignore non-executable files"..

on my computer, when i do a full scan, it takes about 6 minutes just to scan the registry.. then another 10 minutes to scan the files.. (i am only using about 4.1 gigs, on my harddrive)..

as far as detecting malware, in my opinion, you can have confidence in the program, despite what some of the magazine articles say.. i think that adding detections for new malware is one thing that SAS does well..

however, you can also scan with other programs, too, if you want to.. i scan with several different programs..

if you find that SAS is missing malicious files that other reputable programs are flagging, then you would have place to question its effectiveness..

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I have had infections and it was either my antivirus picking them up or my other spyware program. It's for me not worth it to try and track down a infection in C\documents\settings ect, system volume, or the registry just so that I can send it to SAS tech support. So I watched as SAS ran a scan and nothing but cookies and my antivirus finds malware or trogan droppers. The same thing holds true with my spyware programs, adware, trogan or trogan droppers are found by another program other than SAS. There were many times when it looked like SAS just plain missed the infection, I just thought ok maybe they didn't scan the same files., I don't want to deal with uninstalling the infection from the other softtware so that I can send it to SAS support. Even if they scan the infection and say yea we missed it and send me a download, it's four months of nothing on SAS part. Now when I talked about this once before, the answer was maybe they are false positives. Yea maybe a couple, but all of them, NO WAY. You know what would change everything? If SAS found some trogans, adware, malware, I would see some hope. And I do use it just as much as any other software hoping that this will be the day that SAS finds something other than cookies. I have faced the fact that SAS to me does not do the job even when I see great reviews or posts on this forum, I need to see it happen. I don't see me uninstalling it, but I've just downloaded other products that are for me better and even with them if I see in a month or two a product not detecting infections while others are, I may make a change. I downloaded spy sweeper trial version and so far it lookes good.T here are things I like about it, but until it dectects anything it can't be something that I trust. TRUST TO ME HAS TO BE GAINED, I NEED TO SEE IT. I'm not talking false positives. I talked to much sorry, this is a topic that I don't get to talk about so I think about it and that just builds up, I'll try to be more cheer ful the next time. I'm out :o

I am not trying to be rude, but if your other programs are regularly finding malware on your system, then maybe you need to practice safer surfing habits. All anti-malware programs are different and what other programs find SAS may not find. Likewise, what SAS detects other programs may not.

TRUST TO ME HAS TO BE GAINED, I NEED TO SEE IT.
You want to be infected to prove that SAS works as a scanner? I would prefer that my anti-malware programs find nothing, ever. For me, that's more prove that they are doing their jobs. Good luck in your search to find a program that detects and removes every program. A

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