Recently I discussed how Windows Defender fared against other third-party antivirus software. (Click here to read that article.)

That left a reader with a question:

“Where does Superantispyware come? I didn’t see it listed. I have used it for years and was wondering.”

Superantispyware isn’t on the list because it’s really not an antivirus. The company says so under their frequently asked questions on their webpage:

“Strictly speaking, SUPERAntiSpyware is not designed to be antivirus software. There are a lot of things that are often called viruses (many trojans, worms, and so on) that SUPERAntiSpyware will remove, but it won’t remove many true viruses or boot-sector viruses.”

The software is designed to work in conjunction with other antiviruses like Windows Defender, Kaspersky, AVG, or McAfee.

Its main focus is detecting spyware, adware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, and other crimeware.

While it’s a great addition to an antivirus, it does not replace it.