SuperAntiSpyware - What's in a name?
Posted on 2007-10-04
SuperAntiSpyware is an excellent utility - over the last year it has become a major player in the world of a/v and spyware apps. In my experience, it finds and removes more malware than most of its competitors, and I reccomend it to my customers without hesitation as the first chioce for that kind of security.
There is only one problem: THE NAME!!!!
I can barely bring myself to say it, let alone type it. It just sounds so ... wrong! Here are the names of some well-known scam ware sites:
I think you'll agree, the name SuperAntiSpyware fits right in with that list. It just doesn't sound like a major spyware removal program - it sounds like something you scrape off your hard drive as quickly as possible!
And if you do install it, the icon that appears on your desktop is not an improvement. It's a little cartoon man in a trenchcoat and hat with shades on (he's a SPY -geddit?) with a red "no entry" sign superimposed over the top!!! Spybot it is not...
So, it's a great program, but it needs a total image makeover. These days I refer to it as "S.A.S". (Here in the UK there is an elite corps in the military with the same name, so it sort of fits...)
Can we, as a concerned community of experts, suggest an new and more appropriate name (and icon?) for this great piece of software? I propose emailing the site with the best of our suggestions and imploring them to reconsider the entire name issue...
My own suggestion is S.A.S ;