SUPERAntiSpyware.exe Review and Test. (2010)
Update: I need to post a link to what Spyware is so you understand that this software is focused on Spyware.
I'm not saying this application is the answer for all your spyware issues. This is only a review and test of the software on a system where normal Antivirus applications have not detected the cause for popups and redirects.
The installation is straight forward.
At the end it will ask for you preferred language and ask to check for updates to the signatures.
The setup will ask if you would like to send reports but offered no example of the data being sent.
In this case I opted not to supply information.
I know this computer has an infected file and before I installed the application I found one virus and the popups are still showing with both IE and Firefox.
The scan starts with the memory which is where the popup virus was located but we are looking for spyware not viruses at this point.
About 20 minutes into the scan the results are:
Trojan.VXGame=Variant/D 2 items found
Adware.Tracking Cookies (lots of them but not important at this time.)
We installed the application Coupon Printer for Windows and we know that isn't just a coupon printing application.
It's where you get those advertisements.
More as the test on this Gateway computer continues.
So far I'm liking this little applications even if it's a free version.
But the real tests are after the scan has finished.
Can I change registry entries?
I've seen so many spyware applications that lock the registry and you have to edit directly using the application which is not what a technician needs.
AVG offers a tool to restore a registry that has been locked but that takes 20 minutes of time which is billable.
Once the Spyware application Coupon Bar was found we still need to be able to remove the application from the Add or Remove Programs.
This has been an issue in the past with free version spyware removal applications (not tools).
The quick scan tool 39 minutes and found 20 files.
17 were tracking cookies.
1 was the Adware.CouponBar C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CPNPRT2.CID
2 where Trojans which the anti virus didn't detect in the TEMP folder.
So far the only issue would be the Spyware application tossing a false positive on files.
In fact the IDLKTEST.EXE and SYSTEMLOCKER.EXE files are associated with MusicMatch . Not that I personally like or endorse MusicMatch and it has been known to do things most users don't want to know I'd suggest finding a different method of handling your music files.
The Disclaimer: I haven't tested this software since last year (6-2011) and I will run it again on the virus infected computer I have to see how it handles some of the newer spyware.