EMCO Malware Destroyer

EMCO Malware Destroyer

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.30
  • Total Downloads:
    52,281
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    51.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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You can scan your PC with EMCO Malware Destroyer fairly easily, and the tool is offered free of charge. But you'll need to contend with a somewhat muddled interface and a lack of direction within the software.

Pros

Quick scans: In less than a minute, EMCO Malware Destroyer completed a scan of our PC. It didn't turn up any issues, though, so we weren't able to test the Remove Detected Threats option.

Cons

Odd layout: The interface is a bit of a mess, with tabs used when buttons would suffice (and vice versa) and font choices that make labels sometimes hard to read. It's arranged in tabs, starting with Scanning Management, and the biggest button is labeled Scan Wizard. There're only two choices, though -- your PC or a remote PC -- so it's not much of a wizard, since the scan starts as soon as you select one of those options. The good thing is that it's fairly easy to initiate a scan, but with no in-program Help file, it takes some playing around to figure out what's in each tab.

Tons of settings: In another tabbed window, there are six settings options, and two have even more layers of tabs. It's generally easy to change a setting with the radio button, but the sheer number of them could intimidate some users.

Bottom Line

EMCO Malware Destroyer is free to try, and the scans are quick. If you want a tool to supplement your other security software, you'll lose nothing by trying ECMO Malware Destroyer, but we suggest you try other freeware options before committing to this one.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 21

1 stars

"does nothing for me"

May 15, 2013

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 6.3.20

Pros

none that I have found to work

Cons

does not anything scanned my machine with it 3 times and found nothing .

Summary

used this on my machine for a few months and also scanned my machine with microsoft essentials every time and microsoft found viruses every time I do not think you should waste your time on this
up dates are very slow to down load

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5 stars

"works extremely quick when scanning...slow update"

November 21, 2010  |  By outlooker7

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 6.0

Pros

extemely quick to scan after updating....works very well on finding and removing the very bad malware that others miss

Cons

Not all malware is found except for very bad ones... The definition updates take a while to install especially if haven't been done in awhile,then It can seem to take forever.

Summary

I have found Emco to find and remove very bad viruses that other programs won't because they are already overtaken by the virus.I use it along with a few others like malwarebytes,adaware,and A-squared (my 4 trusted) because they all do miss some of the pests.I have cleaned a lot of almost unusable machines using Emco Malware Destroyer as the first anti-virus to install and run because it is so quick to scan and works so well to find and remove.I then update it and scan again before installing and running others like my faithfull 4.I find too,that no matter which one's you use,they all miss something

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2 stars

"didn't catch anything"

September 03, 2010  |  By Americasucks

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 5.2.20

Pros

large database of malware

Cons

didn't catch 5 tracking cookies that IObit 360 did catch

Summary

ineffective it seems

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1 stars

"It sucks bad program infeccts Pc with Trojan-A/Generic"

June 11, 2010  |  By Virus6851

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 5.0.27

Pros

Nothin to like

Cons

Major Pc slow downs

Summary

ROUGE ROUGE STAY BACK

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5 stars

"One of the best free malware software. Very fast."

December 15, 2009  |  By clivet--2008

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 5.0.25

Pros

Very fast and thorough.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Finds things no one scans for, and scrubs them"

August 11, 2009  |  By dbc1012

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 1.25.3.21

Pros

This product scans for oddities no other vendor looks for [including ESET, Spybot, SpywareBlaster etc.] It found and scrubbed a stubborn keystroke logger that no other protection even notified me was there. It rarely has to find I'm happy to say.

Cons

To me, and I'm technical, the interface is not intuitive. If you navigate thru it a few times, you will learn how to use it. Beware of Remove vs. Delete. Remove destroys the virus, Delete just removes the entry from the log!

Summary

I give it a 5 of 5 for functionality; it has rescued me when I feared I would have to scrub registry by hand. I give it 3 of 5 for usability or friendliness. Nonetheless download it and keep it updated! I scan with it 2-3 times a week, it runs in 60 sec.

Updated on Aug 11, 2009

go to http://www.emco.is/products/malware-destroyer/features.php to get the latest version.

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4 stars

"good qualities"

December 16, 2008  |  By Lady_Violina

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 4.1.5.5

Pros

simple design; fast and good finds

Cons

not enough features

Summary

This product is not at the top but still it has some good qualities, that, if combined with other similar products, would lead to approximately medium level of clean-up of your PC if and when needed.

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1 stars

"crap"

July 27, 2008  |  By gonzojournalism

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 4.1.5.5

Pros

quick scan

Cons

the scan is way too fast to be effective and once it identifies a threat the removal process is terrible. i scanned multiple times and it could not delete the trojan (i think i had vundo or something). crap product.

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1 stars

"another browser highjacker"

June 15, 2008  |  By melachupan

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 4.1.5.5

Cons

highjacks your browser in order to take you to their homepage. Useless as spyware detector, actually, does not find anything at all.

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5 stars

"Great As a Second or Third Line of Defense"

May 16, 2008  |  By AcidBladeWar

 |  Version: EMCO Malware Destroyer 4.1.5.5

Pros

The scan is extremely fast. Very useful as a backup antispyware. It says that it has only 10,000 spyware in it's database, but in fact there is actually about 100,000.

Cons

No real-time, not many updates and no heuristics. This is why I recommend it as a backup.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher EMCO Software
Publisher web site http://emcosoftware.com/
Release Date October 30, 2014
Date Added October 30, 2014
Version 7.4.30
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.13MB
File Name malwaredestroyersetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 52,281
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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