11-01-2011 09:52 PM
I downloaded it, and when I opened it...it attached an icon to my taskbar and my computer froze up.
It took me over 2 hours, but I got it uninstalled. I thought it was a stand-alone, like Malwarebyteantimalware (MBAM), which I love! It's not, as it attached to my taskbar.
Just wanted to warn people, as that was my experience!
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11-01-2011 11:16 PM
Superantispyware, if that is what you had, is a standalone as a free version, although it does have a service running. Usually, there are no issues with it.
11-02-2011 10:40 AM
I guess it just didn't like me! lol
It took me over 2 hours to just get it uninstalled, as it froze my whole computer up...and it was the the free version that I keep hearing folks talk about on here. Maybe it was a quirk, but sure was a pain in the butt to get rid of.
It put an icon on my taskbar (and MSAM didn't), so I figured something was different. Anywho, everything locked up and I finally was able to turn off my internet connection and my Norton AV and uninstall it. Ran CCleaner and all is well. That was last Friday, btw.
I just wanted to share MY experience with it, I realize others use it and have no problems. But I have the dinosaur Compaq Presario XP, remember? lol
I'll stick with MSAM. No problems with that at all.
11-02-2011 04:34 PM
donna3154, did that icon look like a lady bug? I don't know why they always put that icon there.. But if you go to preferences, you can unclick add icon to taskbar. On the next boot, it will not show up.
11-02-2011 08:30 PM - edited 11-02-2011 08:33 PM
The icon is showing you it has a service running, much like the Norton globe icon on the right side of the taskbar.
If on the left side it is a Quick Launch icon which can be disable by right clicking an empty place on the taskbar and choosing Properties.
I have used it for a couple of years as a back up scanner with no problems on XP nor Windows 7. This is their official download page, if you got it from another place it may have been tampered with.
11-03-2011 06:31 AM
Hi Donna I have been following your travels with using computers for a while and I note that you are using a computer with 256 mb of ram. I looked at the requirements for a program like superanti spyware needs at lest 256mb of free ram space to run. So if you have not added more ram to your computer you should at the next chance add more ram. When I was using windows xp I had 512mb of ram and it ran fairly well but it ran better with more ram.. I hope this helps. ALF60
11-17-2011 02:14 PM
Thanks all! I am going to order my RAM next week. Hopefully, it will decrease some of the problems I've had.
BUT Adobe Flash has a serious issue...go to Adobe support forums! All sorts of folks from those with older computers like me to those with brand new computers!
I appreciate the quick responses, and I'm sorry I'm just now responding. BUT, I had to walk away from the computer for a few days, I was so very aggravated with the Flash Player. And yes, I have the latest update and yes I have deleted old versions. If you browse the Adobe support page, you'll see that MANY are at their wits end due to Adobe not addressing the freeze and crash issues...which carried over into the "fix" Flash 11.1.
11-18-2011 04:51 PM
One reason I no longer suggest SAS but only MBM is precisely because people I trust tell me that in recent versions it is getting more and more invasive of the system.
11-19-2011 03:11 AM - edited 11-19-2011 03:12 AM
That answered a couple of questions that I had concerning SAS.
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