Contrary to the others opinions, I think that SuperAntiSpyware is a good software perhaps underestimated.
It has a decent malware recognition but has functions that other similar software does not have for example a series of modules for resolving problems such as the application of suspicious changes to the registry and security policies, the repair of the operating system areas that have been changed by malware for example rehabilitate system tray area, the Task Manager, the Control Panel, delete restrictive policy added by malware, Winsock repair and so on.
The freeware version does not update the database automatically but this procedure should always be done manually.
Good for me.
I used SUPERAntiSpyware in the past, and now i find the software is futile because Malwarebytes catch all the threats where SUPERAntiSpyware was like " What?". Also, i observed their signature detection and what astonished me is that Malwarebytes > SUPERAntiSpyware in all categories, and that makes me quit using it.
For some reason Superantispyware effectiveness came to downfall besides the handle of the owner came from Support.com which suppose to be isolated.
The concept of detection capabilities should be same from MBAM however fails to cope up for majority of threats, no questions for being useful from repair functions however many alternatives came to be preferred choice.
I don't think it is a bad software however there are better options out there especially in terms of free software.Although it does contain some useful tools,the average person will probably never use or even know what they do.The more experienced user can perform most of these tasks without the aid of SAS.
Please bear in mind how good this product was a few years back, like how Spybot Search & Destroy was the best BEFORE SUPERAntiSpyware existed, the product is still supported and they do update it. If they added better heuristics and cloud detection + quicker signature updates it may have a chance of coming back. Personally I believe its tools are quite useful and its detection at browser based malware, spyware and adware are its strong points but everybody has given up on it so nobody knows nor remembers.
SUPERAntiSpyware, you are always in my heart