EMCO Malware Destroyer

EMCO Malware Destroyer

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2.10
  • Total Downloads:
    51,200
  • Date Added:
    February 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    50.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Surfing the Web today without protection against spyware and other pests is like stepping into a downpour without an umbrella. Unfortunately, this particular shield is more like a holey umbrella, and isn't really useful. Like many other programs, it scans files, start-up entries, and the Registry for signs of known malicious software or "malware." It also looks for P2P applications, a particularly helpful feature on shared computers. However, in our tests, it missed several pieces of adware that are rated as severe threats, and it did not even delete the malware it did find. Moreover, the interface may be too complicated for many users. Given the wide variety of free tools available online, we'd advise most computer users to look elsewhere.

 
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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 February 17, 2014
Date Added February 17, 2014
Version 7.2.10
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.39MB
File Name malwaredestroyersetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,200
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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