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SAS and MBAM

  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    SAS and MBAM


    I noticed that SUPER Anti Spyware finds a lot of tracking cookies and pups .
    MBAM no longer has a quick scan but when it runs the threat 5 minute one it too finds some pups and a cookie here and there.
    If I remove a detection and it is a false positive isn't that losing a file I should not have removed.
    I have removed and kept MBAM.
    My question is should I always quarantine or should I remove detections?

    I guess the same applies to Defender or any other scanner for malware. Spyware blaster is fine, to my knowledge.
    Thank you

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  2. #2


    I do not trust SUPER Anti Spyware or Spyware blaster. i use MalwareBytes Pro and I review files that are quarantined to ensure they aren't "false positives", then I delete them. The purpose of quarantine is to be sure that legitimate files aren't deleted.
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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    That is perfectly logical, time consuming but the right thing to do. I appreciate the advice.
    Peter
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  4. #4


    I have been using SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes', and SpywareBlaster side by side of one another for about 5 years and have not come across any issues with them... I Quarantine all threats and once reviewed I then decide what I will do.
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    The reviewing part is hard for average users. Should I send all findings to the program forum for an opinion or just remove things like cookies and pups/pums?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    MBAM does have quick scan, it's been renamed to "Threat Scan". A full scan in MBAM is now "Custom Scan".
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  7. #7


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Hi,
    I've used sas pro for many years now,
    It's great and doesn't find anything worth having,
    Mbam pro now premium is okay but is still pretty buggy,
    I would lean more to quarantine on it than sas
    SAS also shows url's of the cookies which you can add to your restricted sites lists
    Cheers.
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  8. #8


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I am putting more emphasis on analyzing detections than I did before as I put too much trust in the programs.
    As I said, it is not always ez for an average user but necessary.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 115
    win-7-8.1


    Ha yes it does matter I suppose on what is found but in the majority of cases I've seen sas only keep low... priority cookies from building up and causing other issues,
    Too many cookies/ trackers will and do effect browsers most of all and page loading,
    Mbam misses these items on all counts so sas is another great free or paid for tool at everyone's preference,

    But as far as trusting sas = Yes I do without hesitation

    mbam 2.0... not so much,
    mbam 1.75... without question
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  10. #10


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Good to know - your track record is impressive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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