Well like you said, they are aimed at different areas sort of, SAS seems to pick up tracking cookies really well, MBAM doesn't. One isn't really better than the other, they are usually considered to go hand in hand with one another. Neither of them are "real time" protection, but just stand a lone scanners. (SAS does protect your homepage from being changed on your browser)
On my system, I scan with Malwarebytes every so often, and then directly after scan with Super-Antispyware. To clarify, here is a quote from a trusted Malware Staff (or soon to be staff I should say) about a similar question I had... (he prefers MBAM over SAS)
Thanks Gammo! I can't tell you how much I respect the malware staff around here, keep up the good work. I didn't have the drive to complete GeekU, I'm a drop out
Anyway, I have completed all the recommended steps. Thanks so much. I have a question though:
[Gammo] *Install* SpywareBlaster to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place
Can I use this along side Super Anti-Spyware? Or has Super Anti-Spyware been replaced by a better Spyware Blaster? What do you recommend?
I will await your answer, thank you. J.R. (Ferrari)
He said this...
Yes, I can be used alongside SUPERAntiSpyware.
SpywareBlaster and SUPERAntiSpyware are two different kind of programs.
SpywareBlaster gives passive protection (no running processes or services). You'll have to enable SpywareBlaster's protection. That will add some data to the Windows Registry. This data will prevent your computer from installing some known ActiveX-based malware and ad/tracking cookies. It will also add a bunch of websites to the restricted zone of Internet Explorer.
No real-time protection. No spyware removal. Just some prevention.
By the way, when it comes to spyware removal, I do prefer Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware over SUPERAntiSpyware.
Edited by Ferrari, 24 February 2010 - 05:02 PM.