Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free (Previously A-squared Free)

Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free (Previously A-squared Free)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 455 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.0.19
  • Total Downloads:
    2,634,406
  • Date Added:
    October 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    95.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    447
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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A-Squared Free 4 is one of the better free malware removers, but it's not flawless and some users question its efficacy.

The program starts off with a sluggish detection file update that also requires a program restart. This took about 10 minutes. Normally, though, it opens to the Security Status page. From there, you can run scans, update the program, access the A-Squared knowledge base, and choose from among 20 display languages. Program options are arranged on the left nav, and they are Security Status, Scan PC, Quarantine, Logs, and Configuration tabs. Scan PC contains four scanning options: Quick, Smart, Deep, and Custom. Quick Scan is the fastest and most superficial, while the Deep Scan can take several hours.

If you choose a scan that examines your cookies, the app will recommend closing your Web browser. Custom not only lets you choose which folders to scan, but also lets you opt out of heuristic, tracking-cookie, and spyware-remnant scans. There is also a whitelist, from where you can add folders or files, which is accessible at the bottom of the main Scan tab panel. The Quarantine tab uses a spreadsheet-style layout to manage isolated files, and the Configuration tab has options for Context menu scans, Update behavior, and Permissions settings. The Quarantine tab has a neat option to rescan quarantined objects after a definition file update.

There's one annoying design quirk: important options like the whitelist are placed in the bottom left of the active panel, making them accessible only by a text link. For a standalone antimalware program that lacks a built-in scheduler and antivirus features, A-Squared Free 4 is a secure choice.

 
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  • Current Version

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    General
    Publisher Emsisoft
    Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
    Release Date October 05, 2011
    Date Added October 05, 2011
    Version 5.1.0.19
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 95.4MB
    File Name EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,634,406
    Downloads Last Week 447
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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