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Updated SAS not the same look

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Hey guys. I have a PC, windows Pro, SAS, Spywareblaster, Avira, Malwarebytes, TFC, Comodo 2 way firewall and sandbox.

I have the SAS Free Edition that I update every few days, but Sunday night when I updated it had a new look, which I didn't think was odd.

Anyway, I did the quick scan and it only lasts 25-37 seconds verses the previous quick scans of registry, memory and files that normally takes 5 or so minutes. 25+ seconds Is this right?

Now some history that may or may not mean anything: About 3 weeks ago I visited and added to favorites a new surf, weather, tides, water temps etc (Solspot.com) that gives us surfers more options to check out the surf report. I know some names on there so I assume it's completely legitimate, however, as soon as I ran SAS it found the websites spyware. SAS cleaned it and I went back to the website and sure enough SAS found it again, so I removed it from my PC and haven't gone back since and I have ran SAS scans pushing 20 times since. Now fast forward to 2 days ago when I updated SAS to the new look. I ran the scan and it found that surf forcast's spyware again. 3 weeks later? Seems a bit odd.

What do you make of this?

thanks, stevo

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The update was the new Version 5. Among numerous other changes, the scanning time has been significantly reduced.

Please post your latest SAS scan log for review.

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The update was the new Version 5. Among numerous other changes, the scanning time has been significantly reduced.

Please post your latest SAS scan log for review.

First I was on Techspot and one moderator told me to come here, but after I posted this question here on SAS another moderator on Techspot who helped me with a Rootkit infection last year responded asking for logs etc. Turns out it was only adware tracking cookie and nothing to worry about. After a rootkit infection I'm taking no chances as I had to erase my entire hard drive.

Anyway, I appreciate your reply and how cool to now have SAS scans so quick. Your product has been so awesome ever since I was introduced to it 2 yrs ago.

thanks, stevo

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First I was on Techspot and one moderator told me to come here, but after I posted this question here on SAS another moderator on Techspot who helped me with a Rootkit infection last year responded asking for logs etc. Turns out it was only adware tracking cookie and nothing to worry about. After a rootkit infection I'm taking no chances as I had to erase my entire hard drive.

Anyway, I appreciate your reply and how cool to now have SAS scans so quick. Your product has been so awesome ever since I was introduced to it 2 yrs ago.

thanks, stevo

Great! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Well now I do have another question.

Not sure why the new and improved SAS scans went from 25 seconds and have consistantly gone up to 7+ minutes 1 hour ago to just now taking just over 5 minutes, which is no different from the old scan times.

I haven't added any programs either.

Why such eratic scan times?

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Well now I do have another question.

Not sure why the new and improved SAS scans went from 25 seconds and have consistantly gone up to 7+ minutes 1 hour ago to just now taking just over 5 minutes, which is no different from the old scan times.

I haven't added any programs either.

Why such eratic scan times?

Version 5 uses multiple threads; it's more likely to have varying scan times. Also, we are now able to fine-tune the Quick Scan and Critical Point Scan modes with each definition update. It's possible that you have a large number of files that were previously not scanned during a Quick Scan or Critical Point Scan.

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