EMCO Malware Destroyer

EMCO Malware Destroyer


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

Version:
7.2.10
File Size:
50.39MB
Date Added:
February 17, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
50,945
Downloads Last Week:
17
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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