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Product Release History for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional

The following is the release history for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional. The history and change log is updated each time a new release is posted for download and automatic update.

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Product Release History

Release Date Version Product Changes and Enhancements
     
11/13/2014 6.0.1164 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Under-the-hood enhancements to support improved malware detection rates!
  • Misc. bug fixes

10/06/2014 6.0.1158 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Fixed a memory usage and stability issue affecting certain users
  • Fixed a potential issue in registration system
  • Various other bug fixes

09/08/2014 6.0.1146 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Various bug fixes

07/29/2014 6.0.1130 Technology Changes
  • All NEW Version 6.0!
  • New User Interface - Simplified interface for easier navigation to the most commonly used features, and touch screen capable.
  • System Investigator - Shows what's running on your PC in a new and exciting way. Customers and technicians can use this tool to quickly determine if a file on the system is potentially malware.
  • Faster scan speeds, smaller foot print, enhanced program stability and an expanded Help Menu to improve ease of use.
  • E-mail alerts - Receive scheduled scan results through the new e-mail alert system.
  • High-contrast color theme - An easy-to-read (visually impaired friendly) black color theme can be configured by those who prefer using a high-contrast mode.
  • Right-click scanning - Right-click scanning now works without SUPERAntiSpyware running, and the right-click menu options have been cleaned up to minimize clutter.
  • Includes bug fixes and enhancements from version 6.0.1094 to present

06/10/2014 5.7.1026 Technology Changes
  • Fix/workaround for the IE10 crash issue
  • Added support for Pale Moon cookie cleaning
  • Product stability fixes
  • Malware detection engine enhancements
  • Preparations for the next major revision of SUPERAntiSpyware!

01/14/2014 5.7.1018 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Minor bug fixes

12/10/2013 5.7.1016 Technology Changes
  • NEW: Identifies potentially unwanted programs and securely removes them
  • NEW: Provides an even easier user interface by putting key tools, such as quarantine management, scan logs, and repair features in one place
  • NEW: Streamlines self-service licensing for an easier path to retrieving and resetting license keys
  • NEW: Adds SUPERDelete file removal to the context menu in Windows Explorer
  • NEW: Features more robust persistent file removal management
  • Critical bug fixes
  • Enhancements to the in-product bug reporting system
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements

11/06/2013 5.6.1042 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Misc. bug fixes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Registration/activation system enhancements

10/02/2013 5.6.1040 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Minor bug fixes

08/12/2013 5.6.1032 Technology Changes
  • Internet Explorer 10 cookie support
  • Streamlined user interface options
  • Enhanced definition updater
  • Internet connectivity optimizations
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

05/15/2013 5.6.1020 Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Misc. bug fixes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements

11/02/2012 5.6.1014 Technology Changes
  • Misc product fixes/updates
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements

10/16/2012 5.6.1012 Technology Changes
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Misc product fixes/updates

10/04/2012 5.6.1010 Technology Changes
  • All NEW Version 5.6!
  • NEW: Completely re-architected definition database system
  • NEW: Dramatically improved memory usage - up to 90% less compared with the previous version!
  • NEW: Greatly enhanced product load times
  • NEW: Faster scanning, faster malware detection
  • Resolution of long-standing issues affecting certain systems
  • Several critical bug fixes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Enhancements to the Worldwide Threat Map infrastructure
  • Optimizations to the in-product bug reporting system

09/24/2012 5.5.1022 Technology Changes
  • Important bug fixes
  • Multiple "under-the-hood" scanning engine enhancements

09/06/2012 5.5.1016 Technology Changes
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Improved file resource handling to increase detection rate
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Misc product fixes/updates

07/23/2012 5.5.1012 Technology Changes
  • General Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Improved Rootkit Detection
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Misc product fixes/updates

06/26/2012 5.5.1006 Technology Changes
  • Worldwide Threat Map - See where threats are being detected worldwide!
  • Heuristic rogue detection improvements
  • Various Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Misc product enhancements

06/20/2012 5.1.1002 Technology Changes
  • General Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Improved Rootkit Detection
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Misc product fixes/updates

05/30/2012 5.0.1150 Technology Changes
  • General Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Improved Rootkit Detection
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Misc product fixes/updates

04/26/2012 5.0.1148 Technology Changes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Distributed Definition Downloading (faster downloads)
  • Misc product fixes/updates

03/07/2012 5.0.1146 Technology Changes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition updates and improvements
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Distributed Definition Downloading (faster downloads)
  • Misc product fixes/updates

02/02/2012 5.0.1144 Technology Changes
  • Improved Rogue Detection (Fake AV/AS Products
  • Heuristic/Smart definition enhancements (Rootkit)
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Faster Definition Downloading

12/15/2011 5.0.1142 Technology Changes
  • Heuristic/Smart definition enhancements
  • Scanning Engine Updates/Fixes/Enhancements
  • Improved Definition Loading Speed
  • Resolved situation(s) with samples with malformed resource blocks

11/10/2011 5.0.1136 Technology Changes
  • Smart definition update enhancements (improved detection)
  • Internal scanning engine improvements
  • Better resource handling (memory)
  • DDA and DRA (Direct Disk and Registry Access) updates

10/17/2011 5.0.1134 Technology Changes
  • Incremental product update (minor fixes)
  • Fixed: Version display on system tray (only an issue on some systems)
  • Fixed: Product update version display page
  • Fixed: Small DDA (Direct Disk Access) issue on infected systems (rootkit)

10/14/2011 5.0.1132 Technology Changes
  • Slightly faster scanning on some systems
  • Small UI fixes/updates
  • Smart Definition Updates/Enhancements
  • Better memory handling in low memory situations

09/26/2011 5.0.1128 Technology Changes
  • Improved and enhanced scanning engine
  • Resolved scheduled scanning issues happening on select systems
  • Updated SQLite Library for database access/bug fixes
  • Core Service update for scanning/detection assistance
  • Resolved ZIP archive zero-byte file scanning issue
  • .LNK file resolution update/fix

08/02/2011 5.0.1108 Technology Changes
  • All NEW Version 5.0!
  • NEW: User interface - Easy Access and Use
  • NEW: Real-Time Protection - Lighter, Faster and Added Protection!
  • NEW: Faster scanning and updated scanning engine
  • NEW: 30% smaller definition updates resulting in improved performance
  • NEW: Critical Point Scan - Examine critical load points for malware infections
  • NEW: Rescue Scan - Gain control of your system when infection prevent scanning
  • NEW: Scheduler - integrated with the Windows Scheduler for maximum flexibility and control
  • NEW: Quarantine Management System
  • NEW: Repairs - fix problems left behind by Malware
  • NEW: Update System - faster and more flexible
  • NEW: Scan logging - monitor the health of your system
  • NEW: Improved memory management - lighter on your system

07/29/2011 4.56.1000 Technology Changes
  • New product update system to upgrade to 5.0 when released the first week of August 2011
  • Important Note : You MUST install this to upgrade to 5.0 automatically.

06/30/2011 4.55.1000 Technology Changes
  • Small scanning engine updates/enhancements
  • Added re-connect technology for when updates are corrupted
  • Scanning engine updates (performance)
  • Updated pre-packaged definitions for malware that blocks updates
  • Important Note : Future update (upcoming) will included updated product updater to migrate to the 5.0 version when released. Make sure you install this update.

06/10/2011 4.54.1000 Technology Changes
  • Improved diagnostic system (upcoming: SUPERAntiSpyware Threat Check)
  • Updated Smart Definitions System for Rogue AV Detection
  • Scanning engine updates (performance)
  • Minor fixes for DDA (Direct Disk Access) on 64-bit Systems
  • Updated pre-packaged definitions for malware that blocks updates
  • Important Note : Future update (upcoming) will included updated product updater to migrate to the 5.0 version when released. Make sure you install this update.

05/23/2011 4.53.1000 Technology Changes
  • Improved diagnostic system (upcoming: SUPERAntiSpyware Threat Check)
  • Scanning engine improvements for smart definitions
  • Direct Disk Access (DDA) Enhancements (NTFS)
  • Direct Registry Access (DRA) Enhancements (hidden rootkit detection)
  • Updated pre-packaged definitions for malware that blocks updates
  • Important Note : Future update (upcoming) will included updated product updater to migrate to the 5.0 version when released. Make sure you install this update.

05/05/2011 4.52.1000 Technology Changes
  • Updated code signing certificate
  • Update pre-packaged definitions for malware that blocks updates
  • Heuristic Engine Updates
  • Scanning Engine Updates
  • Important Note : Future update (upcoming) will included updated product updater to migrate to the 5.0 version when released. Make sure you install this update.

04/21/2011 4.51.1000 Technology Changes
  • Improved Direct Disk Access (DDA)
  • Heuristic Engine Updates
  • Scanning Engine Updates (Reduced Overhead)
  • Faster scanning under certain situations

03/17/2011 4.50.1002 Technology Changes
  • Resolution of the "Windows Administrator" Update Situation - this will make the next update smooth for users having an issue!
  • Internal Scanning Engine Updates
  • Improved Rogue Detection and Removal

02/21/2011 4.49.1000 Technology Changes
  • Internal Scanning Engine Updates
  • Smart Definition Engine Updates
  • Improved Rootkit Detection/Remediation
  • Improved Definition Downloading when malware blocks access

01/14/2011 4.48.1000 Technology Changes
  • NEW Rogue Removal Engine
  • Core scanning engine updates (smart defs)
  • Trace scanning engine updates (smart defs)
  • 64-bit enhancements (faster)
  • Improved PIT (Process Interrogation Technology)

12/15/2010 4.47.1000 Technology Changes
  • Further internal enhancements in preparation for version 5.0
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Scanning engine updates
  • Improved rootkit detection and removal

11/23/2010 4.46.1000 Technology Changes
  • Further internal enhancements in preparation for version 5.0
  • Smart Definitions Engine Update (smaller future definition files coming with 5.0)
  • Scanning engine updates for latest threats
  • DDA (Direct Disk Access) improvements for rootkits blocking physical drive access

10/27/2010 4.45.1000 Technology Changes
  • Further internal enhancements in preparation for version 5.0
  • Scanning engine improvements and updates for hidden services
  • TDSS Rootkit removal enhancements
  • Rootkit removal improvements (definition based)

09/30/2010 4.44.1000 Technology Changes
  • Internal enhancements in preparation for version 5.0
  • DDA (Direct Disk Access) Speed Improvements
  • DRA (Direct Registry Access) Speed / Access Improvements
  • Scanning engine improvements/enhancements

09/14/2010 4.43.1000 Technology Changes
  • Resolves rare issue where updates halt and/or crash if connection is terminated
  • Technology enhancements for in-memory scanning
  • Scanning engine improvements/enhancements
  • Updated definition (smart) heuristic engine

08/26/2010 4.42.1000 Technology Changes
  • Resolves issue with McAfee and scanning "hang" on 64-bit systems
  • Enhanced "smart definitions" system resulting in improved detection of certain threats
  • Updated TDSS Detection/Removal Technology
  • Updated scanning engine (speed improvements)

07/21/2010 4.41.1000 Technology Changes
  • Faster scanning in both Quick and Complete Scan modes (varies on each system)
  • Additional TDSS Detection/Removal (Stealth Rootkit/Removal Technology)
  • Heuristic Engine speed increases
  • Last update on the way to the 5.0 pre-release - MAJOR update! Many user requested features including super fast scanning and more!

07/01/2010 4.40.1002 Technology Changes
  • Resolved issue where handles were not freed under certain circumstances
  • Improved resource handling
  • Updated in-product updater preparing for major upcoming release 5.0
  • Additional TDSS Detection/Removal

06/10/2010 4.39.1002 Technology Changes
  • Faster Quick Scan
  • Detects and removes Firefox and Chrome cookies (must have browser closed while scanning to remove cookies)
  • Improved TDSS Detection/Removal of Cloaked Keys/Files
  • 64-bit Users: Autoupdate will be active after 6/15/2010
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

05/24/2010 4.38.1004 Technology Changes
  • Blended 32/64-bit installer will install appropriate version for your operating system
  • NATIVE 64-bit support - SUPERAntiSpyware will actually remove actual 64-bit infections (many other products don't)
  • New SUPERSetup installer for lightening quick installations in Normal OR Safe Mode
  • Command line switches for auto-deployment/registration and silent deployment
  • Faster load time and definition parsing/updating times
  • 64-bit Users: You will need to uninstall and re-install to update to the native 64-bit version
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

05/07/2010 4.37.1000 Technology Changes
  • Internal Scanning Engine Updates
  • Trace definition numbers auto update on first install
  • Scanning Engine Updates to fix .EXE broken extensions
  • Scanning Engine Updates to fix common registry problems created by infections
  • Check out our SUPERAntiSpyware Portable here:
    SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
  • 32/64-bit Users: New blended (32/64) bit installer pre-release available on our forums. A single install handles both 32-bit and 64-bit installations/updates!
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

04/29/2010 4.36.1006 Technology Changes
  • New : Clear All Quarantine Option
  • Scanning Engine Updates to fix .EXE broken extensions
  • Rootkit Uncover Technology to help locate hidden drivers updated to handle boot bus extenders
  • Check out our SUPERAntiSpyware Portable here:
    SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
  • 32/64-bit Users: New blended (32/64) bit installer pre-release available on our forums. A single install handles both 32-bit and 64-bit installations/updates!
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

03/29/2010 4.35.1002 Technology Changes
  • Additional Languages Added/Updated
  • Scanning Engine Updates
  • Rootkit Uncover Technology to help locate hidden drivers
  • Check out our SUPERAntiSpyware Portable here:
    SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
  • 32/64-bit Users: New blended (32/64) bit installer in April 2010. A single install handles both 32-bit and 64-bit installations/updates!
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

02/18/2010 4.34.1000 Technology Changes
  • Updated Kernel Drivers
  • Memory management improved resulting in slightly faster scanning
  • Trace engine enhancments to clean up more non-critical traces
  • Windows 7/Vista Limited User technology enhancements
  • Scanning engine enhancements to handle rogues more effeciently
  • 64-bit Users: Native Pre-Release Available in our forums!
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

01/06/2010 4.33.1000 Technology Changes
  • Resolved rare crash issues where infections were blocking/redirecting
  • Windows 7/Vista Limited User technology enhancements
  • Scanning engine enhancements
  • Diagnostic system improvements to diagnose new rootkits more efficiently
  • 64-bit Users: We will have a PRE-RELEASE available by next week to test the native 64-bit drivers/application. This is not a mixed 32/64 bit application like many other products, but completely 64-bit native.
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

12/17/2009 4.32.1000 Technology Changes
  • Faster load time and definition parsing/updating times
  • Windows 7 technology enhancements
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access)
  • Enhanced DRA (Direct Registry Access)
  • Resolved rare issue where product would not stay registered
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

11/23/2009 4.31.1000 Technology Changes
  • Improved stealth rootkit detection technology
  • Scanning engine technology updates/additions
  • Updated threat remediation technology
  • Update Direct Disk Access (DDA)
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

11/11/2009 4.30.1004 Technology Changes
  • Speed improvements to scanning and definition parsing engine
  • New smart definition engine to catch more threats with fewer definitions
  • Scanning engine technology updates
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

10/14/2009 4.29.1004 Technology Changes
  • Resolved issue with Norton Real-Time (additional processes being guarded)
  • Support for Arabic, Bulgarian and Dutch Languages
  • Direct Disk Access (DDA) improvements - more malware threats are trying to block access to DDA so we have enhanced the technology to handle this situation
  • Enhanced technology to handle Vundo/SmitFraud variants
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

09/17/2009 4.29.1002 Technology Changes
  • Resolved issue with Norton Real-Time
  • Resolved issues with corrupted PE file formats with new infections
  • Improved hidden service handling
  • Enhanced packed file handling
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

09/04/2009 4.28.1010 Technology Changes
  • Drastically improved startup speed
  • Faster definition updating speed
  • All new 32-bit technology core (64-bit preparations in this release)
  • Enhanced rootkit detection and remediation
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

08/06/2009 4.27.1002 Technology Changes
  • Resolved small User Interface (UI) issue with themed based display
  • New Kernel Driver to support Windows 7 32-bit (Native 64-bit coming later this month)
  • Support for Swedish, Hungarian and Estonian Languages
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

07/28/2009 4.27.1000 Technology Changes
  • Many internal scanning engine updates
  • Direct Disk and Registry Enhancements
  • Improved hidden service and hook detection
  • Improved application blocking protection (startup when infected)
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

06/23/2009 4.26.1006 Technology Changes
  • General Technology Update (scanning/removal)
  • Enhanced detection/removal of Rootkits
  • Improved Definition Processing
  • Fixed small UI bug when updating
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

05/26/2009 4.26.1004 Technology Changes
  • Scanning speed improvements in certain conditions
  • Enhanced Vundo detection/removal
  • Improved Smart Definitions System
  • Real-Time Protection Enhancements
  • Rootkit Discovery Definitions (updated)
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

04/29/2009 4.26.1002 Technology Changes
  • Definition server connection enhancements
  • Enhanced Vundo detection/removal
  • Updated technology to handle the hi-jacked USERINIT.EXE
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine to deal with new rootkit infections
  • Enhanced Diagnostic Abilities
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

03/26/2009 4.26.1000 Technology Changes
  • Technology to handle the hi-jacked USERINIT.EXE
  • Smart Definitions Enhanced to reduce size and be more efficient
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine to deal with new rootkit infections
  • Enhanced Diagnostic Abilities
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access)
  • Enhanced DRA (Direct Registry Access)
  • Improved Kernel Drivers
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

02/24/2009 4.25.1014 Technology Changes
  • Smart Definitions to detect zero-day threats
  • Vundo/SmitFraud Detection Enhancements
  • Enhanced Diagnostic System to detect rootkits/cloaked malware
  • Improved rootkit removal technology to handle rootkits that disable security applications
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine
  • Updated Direct Registry Access (DRA) Technology
  • Updated DDA (Direct Disk Access) - faster and more reliable
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

01/19/2009 4.25.1012 Interface Changes
  • Support for Danish, Norwegian, Mecedonian and Polish Languages
Technology Changes
  • Enhanced Diagnostic System
  • Advanced in-memory (resident) detection
  • Improved rootkit removal technology to handle rootkits that disable security applications
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine
  • Direct Registry Access (DRA) Techology Enhancements
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access)
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

12/29/2008 4.24.1004 Technology Changes
  • Improved rootkit removal technology
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine
  • Direct Registry Access (DRA) Techology Enhancements
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) to handle malware that blocks volume access and physical device access
  • Enhanced detection of rootkits and hidden services
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

12/08/2008 4.23.1006 Technology Changes
  • Numerous technology additions to the scanning engine
  • Direct Registry Access (DRA) Techology
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) to handle malware that blocks volume access and physical device access
  • Enhanced detection of rootkits and hidden services
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

11/17/2008 4.22.1014 Interface Changes
  • Support for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Unicode Languages coming soon)
  • New in-product graphics/logo
  • Enhanced diagnostic interface and submissions
Technology Changes
  • Technology additions to the scanning engine - new definitions being created to take advantage of this new format - this will GREATLY increase detection for new threats
  • Resolved issue with NVidia Drivers (improved real-time protection)
  • Reduced time taken by real-time protection drastically
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) to handle malware that blocks volume access
  • Enhanced detection of rootkits and hidden services
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

09/04/2008 4.21.1004 Technology Changes
  • Reboot when cookies are detected in certain cases resolved, reboot is no longer required
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) and improved compatibility with various NTFS formats
  • New Vundo Extraction Technology (VET)
  • Improved Rootkit Detection
  • Improved Trace Detection and Removal
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

08/25/2008 4.20.1046 Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Enhanced diagnostic interface and submissions
  • Resolved rare issue where update would not be allowed if interface was open
  • Resolved/Improved various interface issues/text
Technology Changes
  • Over 50 technology additions to the scanning engine - new definitions being created to take advantage of this new format - this will GREATLY increase detection for new threats
  • Enhanced DDA (Direct Disk Access) and improved compatibility with various NTFS formats
  • Enhanced detection of rootkits
  • Enhanced Process Interrogation Technology
  • Enhanced Multi-Dimensional Scanning to handle various packed formats
  • Enhanced detection of hidden registry keys
  • Improved performance of the First Chance Prevention (Coming Soon for Vista)
  • Scanning speed increase under certain conditions
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

06/02/2008 4.15.1000 Technology Changes
  • Improved scanning engine (technology)
  • Enhanced Direct Disk Access (DDA) to handle damaged drives
  • Improved detection of early boot rootkits
  • Resolved rare issues with DDA (Direct Disk Access) and improved compatibility with various NTFS formats
  • Firefox cookie scanning and removal improvements
  • Resolved rare hangs during scan due to damaged files/versions
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

05/19/2008 4.1.1046 Technology Changes
  • Improved scanning performance (speed)
  • Enhanced Direct Disk Access (DDA)
  • Improved scanning engine for detection of rootkit items
  • Improved detection of packed/compressed threats
  • Resolved rare issues with DDA (Direct Disk Access) and improved compatibility with various NTFS formats
  • Resolved rare crash issues with improperly written drivers (mainly spyware) that caused Kernel Direct to fault
  • Firefox cookie scanning and removal
User Interface Changes
  • Vista UAC Issues Resolved - You should not be prompted by UAC on Admin or Limited user account under Vista. You cannot install program updates on a Limited Account as this breaks the Admin/Limited use paradigm.
  • Windows "No Disk" issues resolved - this a Windows error due to it's caching of disk volumes - this no longer should show up for empty CD/DVD driver, flash drives, etc.
  • You may now disable the Splash screen in the Free and Professional Editions
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

03/03/2008 4.0.1154 Technology Changes
  • Direct Disk Access (DDA) technology bypasses all of the Windows API/Kernel to detect and remove difficult spyware
  • Up to a 30%-50% increase in scanning speed
  • Additional repairs for Windows Vista and Windows XP including Control Panel Access Restore
  • Improved detection of packed/compressed threats
  • Termination protection - you can allow Task Manager to terminate the application if something hangs - something other applications don't allow
  • Enhanced detection and removal of in-memory threats
  • Improved hardware detection and logging to reduce re-activation problems
  • New error logging system
User Interface Changes
  • Drastically reduced memory usage
  • Hover text/bubble over SUPERAntiSpyware system tray icon shows program version, database versions and last update date
  • Main screen now shows subscription expiration date (if any) and product version i.e. Professional or Free Edition
  • When registering/activating the Free Edition, all references to Free Edition are changed to Professional
  • Windows Vista Security Center Integration
  • Resolved a bug where the file count was not being properly reported in previous versions - the file count scanned is now correct in 4.0
  • Updates now has it's own tab in the Preferences - there may be additional items here in the future
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

06/25/2007 3.9.1008 Technology Changes
  • Scanning engine improvements to detect rootkits that keep handles open to themselves
  • Ability to remove most infections in a single pass/reboot
  • Improved trace detection
  • Windows Vista Scanning Improvements
  • Additional repairs for Windows Vista and Windows XP (System Restore and System File Checker (SFC)
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

05/24/2007 3.8.1002 Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Defintion Information Display System will show what was updated for the definition updates
Technology Changes
  • Scanning engine improvements
  • Windows Vista Scanning Improvements
  • Additional repairs for Windows Vista
Help support the SUPERAntiSpyware team and continued development/support of the Free Edition by providing a small donation here.

04/26/2007 3.7.1018 Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Resolved issue on Windows Vista where registration would be required over and over
  • Last definition update time/date is displayed on the main screen
  • First Chance Prevention now allows individual settings for startup/shutdown/services scanning (Professional Version Only)
  • First Chance Prevention will now notify you when items are/were detected and removed on startup/shutdown
  • Resolved 12/24 hour time issue with scheduled scanning - it should now default to the time display set in the Control Panel
  • Note that First Chance Prevention is not available on Windows Vista currently and will be available shortly.
Technology Changes
  • Enhanced Windows Vista Scanning
  • Additional repairs for Windows Vista
  • Improved detection of packed/compressed threats
  • Resolved issue where a zero byte file could be created on desktop under rare circumstances
  • Enhanced detection and removal of in-memory threats
  • Improved kernel direct scanning. This allows us to see more items even if they try and hide with kernel drivers.
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03/07/2007 3.6.1000 Technology Changes
  • Windows Vista enhanced/updated support.
  • Enhanced detection and removal of registry based threats
  • Resolved rare issue with right-click scanning (context menu handler)
  • Improved kernel direct scanning and hidden process detection.
  • Improved decompression and detection of compressed threats
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01/16/2007 3.5.1016 Technology Changes
  • Windows Vista preliminary support. SUPERAntiSpyware has all access rights on any account in Vista for scanning and removal.
  • Enhanced detection and removal of in-memory threats
  • Enhanced detection and removal of large file items (even if the 4MB limit is active). This enhancement is designed to block many of the larger installer packages.
  • Improved kernel direct scanning. This allows us to see more items even if they try and hide with kernel drivers.
  • Improved ADS (Alternate Data Stream) detection and removal
Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Resolved issue where certain files could cause the scan to end prematurely
  • Limited user account support. Guest account support. All functions work as they do under the Administrator user. Product only needs to be registered on a single account now.
  • All quarantines and logs are now stored PER USER. SUPERAntiSpyware will auto-migrate existing installations
  • Definition version numbers are now stored in the files so the version number will automatically update when you manually update and copy definitions
  • Right-click scan file and folder capability. You can turn this off under the scanning options. The default is ON
  • Sound setting was still not saved on reboot. This has been resolved.
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12/07/2006 3.4.1000 Technology Changes
  • Rootkit detection and removal ability enhancements
  • Technology updates to the scanning engine for compressed files
  • Technology updates to handle registry entries hidden by rookits
Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Resolved scheduled scanning issue for the Professional version
Remember we have daily definition updates!

10/19/2006 3.3.1020 Technology Changes
  • Scan time is now 30% - 40% FASTER in all scanning modes
  • Rootkit detection and removal ability has been drastically increased
  • Reboot not required if only cookies are detected during the scan
  • Real-Time (Professional Only) and In-Memory Scans allow unlimited size to cache large installers and items that unpack to large memory images
  • Resolved issue in SASSEH.DLL where the COMODO Firewall would send inordinately long strings and crash most Shell Execute Hooks
  • Detected items verified to make sure they are not part of the core/original Windows installation - this ensures that no system/core components can be removed should a false-positve happen, or a malware application tries to rename/spoof items inorder to "trick" the scanner into removing a critical component (we have observed this). This feature works on Windows 2000 and above only. i.e. not on Win98/ME
  • Shortcuts now use standard shortcuts instead of Windows Intaller self-healing shortcuts to allow running when the Windows Installer Service (safe-mode) is not running - repair shortcut added to programs menu to repair the installation should it become corrupt - this applies to new installations only
  • Additional Safe Mode scanning enhancements
Interface and Functionality Changes
  • Option to play sound when spyware found retains proper state (checked/unchecked)
  • Option to not save scan logs if no infection was found
  • Option to view the scan log directly from the detection screen
  • Total scan time added to scan log
  • Product version added to scan log
  • False positives reports now require e-mail address and description of issue
  • Scan type added to the scan log
  • Scanned item counts for memory, registry and files added to the scan log
Remember we have daily definition updates!

07/21/2006 3.2.1028 Technology Changes

  • Improved detection of in-memory threats when processes are locked or are locking components
  • Kernel access enhancements to detect new rootkits
  • Scanning speed improvements
Remember we have daily definition updates!

06/20/2006 3.2.1026 Interface and Functionality Changes

  • Right-click menu allows enabling and disabling of real-time protection
  • Program version displayed on main screen
  • Link to access File Research Center (What's Running on Your Computer) Added to Main Screen
  • Access to scanning control/preferences added in the scanning configuration screen. This allows preferences to be altered without going all the way back to the main screen.
  • Custom scan now allows cookie scanning to be turned on and off
  • Definition downloading/updating progress dialog to provide feedback while downloading definition updates
  • Definition updated dialog showing updated definitions with a link to the updates for those interested in what was updated on each definition update
Technology Changes

  • Quick scan is now faster
  • Kernel Direct File and Registry access allows sidestepping the entire Windows file and registry subsystems to uncover rootkits and user land hooking applications. We have been finding lots of these being installed from crack/warez sites.
  • Alternate Data Stream (ADS) scanning for NTFS formatted drives
  • ZoneMap Domain scanning can detect trusted bad domains, and restricted good domains. Many spyware applications block access to anti-virus and anti-spyware sites to prevent users from getting applications to remove the infections.
  • Memory based infection scanning has been improved to be able to detect products that are packed/compressed on disk but expose themselves in memory
  • Issues with large file scanning are resolved
  • Improved real-time protection for SUPERAntiSpyware Professional
Remember we have daily definition updates!

04/06/2006 3.1.1010 Product Release Information

  • Enhanced scanning engine to detect more rootkit style threats and user mode hooking applications
  • Enhanced Browser Hi-Jack Detection
  • User Interface Enhancements including trust/allow, manage trusted items and explain detected items directly from detection screen
  • False-Positive Reporting system that allows false-positives to be reported directly from the detection screen. We will then analyze and address them promptly.
  • Installer no longer places extra icons on the desktop
  • Auto-updating when the product starts may now be disabled in the General and Startup tab of Preferences
  • Reset Defaults option added to the General and Startup tab to allow all settings to be restored to their default values
  • Option to not resolve .lnk files added to Scanning Control
  • Option to not terminate memory threats added to Scanning Control to help with spyware/malware that crashes the system when terminated
  • Enhanced and updated Repairs to help repair system items damaged by spyware/malware
  • Resolved rare issue where files over 4MB were scanned when a link (.lnk) pointed to the file
  • Resolved issue where certain options were not getting properly saved (check states)
  • Updated Help File
  • Thousands of new detection rules - make sure you check for updates daily!
03/14/2006 3.0.1058 Product Release Information

  • Enhanced scanning engine to detect more rootkit style threats
  • User Interface Enhancements
  • Resolved Windows 2003 Server Issues
  • Faster quarantine management
  • Complete Help File
03/09/2006 3.0.1050 Initial SUPERAntiSpyware 3.0 Release

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