Everyone has their own preferred security software products for staying safe when using the internet on their Windows PC. Personally, on my different computers I one or more products from ESET Nod32 Antivirus, Avast Antivirus, Bitdefender Antivirus, and SUPERAntiSpyware. The latter product was suggested to me by an esteemed computer security expert and I have found it very effective in detecting and removing spyware, malware and adware that have slipped under the radar of the main stay resident security solution.
SUPERAntiSpyware advises that users update the definitions database before scanning your PC for malware to ensure that it is able to detect the latest malware. It can update the definitions database automatically by downloading the definitions files from the internet. But if you are trying to scan a PC that has no internet connection for some reason then you can update the definitions database in the following manner:
- Download the latest definitions database update file from https://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html.
- Copy the downloaded file SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to a USB pendrive and attach this pendrive to the Windows PC where SUPERAntiSpyware needs updating.
- Double-click on the file SASDEFINITIONS.EXE and click on the OK button.
- The offline updater will copy all the necessary definitions database files in the SUPERAntiSpyware folders. This should be completed in just 4-5 seconds. After this an informational message will be displayed that you have to restart SUPERAntiSpyware.
- Upon restarting SUPERAntiSpyware, you can see the version and the time of the database in the main window. It will also display how much time has elapsed since the last update whether automatic or manual.
Both the free and the pro versions can be updated using the above method. It is a very small download and provides an easy and convenient way to update and use the latest definitions database provided by SUPERAntiSpyware so that you can scan your offline computers for malware.