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Emsisoft Anti-Malware

$39.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.4570
  • Total Downloads:
    1,476,637
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    152.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    110
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware protects your PC from both viruses and potentially unwanted software. It comes with a 30-day free trial and, unlike other offerings, it can be very versatile in the way it detects threats and deals with them, thanks to its community network where it can check how other people have dealt with specific issues.

Pros

Limits app abilities: One of the most impressive features of Emsisoft Anti-Malware is its ability to allow you to use an app while blocking abilities that you feel uncomfortable with. Some of the abilities that can be blocked include keylogging, changing Web browser settings, or the installation of services, drivers, or software without your knowledge.

Community action system: If an application on your PC is misbehaving, the anti-malware software can resolve the situation on its own by referencing the actions of other people who've had to deal with the same issue. If a large enough number of people have performed the same action, the app will respond in the same way.

Various scanning modes: Like most modern anti-malware products, the app offers you several scanning modes, including the "Intelligent" mode, which in our tests took a total of 32 minutes. Prior to each scan, a definitions update is carried out; regular virus definition updates take about a minute to complete, but the initial one after you install the software can take ten times as long.

Cons

Potential for false positives: Since the app scans not only for malicious software but also for potentially unwanted apps, you may encounter false positives -- apps that do something useful but are detected as dangerous or unwanted. We recommend that you take malware and virus alerts at face value.

Bottom Line

Whether you're looking for a set-and-forget type of anti-malware software, or just want to have full control over your PC, Emsisoft Anti-Malware can be configured to do what you need. The software is especially powerful if you intend to leverage its community network, since this can significantly reduce the number of times you're required to take action.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4570.

 
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"FREE FULL LICENSE For Emsisoft Anti-Malware!"

December 25, 2015  |  By prston

2015-12-25 19:42:15  |  By prston

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4570

Pros

Emsisoft was formerly a great anti-virus software.
(Free license offered in Summary section.)

Cons

1. Emsisoft Anti-Malware and its Online Armor firewall totally failed to protect my PC. The virus even fatally corrupted and destroyed Emsisoft. But my back-up anti-virus program (for FREE) stopped & removed the virus before it wrecked my Windows 7 PC.
2. Windows XP is NOT protected by Emsisoft. See Emsisoft's blog article about abandoning its XP customers at: http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/12/02/why-we-believe-its-not-ethical-to-sell-antivirus-software-for-windows-xp-any-longer/
3. TYPICALLY, Emsisoft Tech Support amounts to them saying that the real problem is 'user error' by their customer! See MANY other BAD reviews about Emsisoft support at: http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.emsisoft.com

Summary

This is my 5th year of using Emsisoft Internet Security. Today--on Christmas, a virus utterly destroyed Emsisoft, KILLING both Emsisoft Anti-Malware and its Online Armor firewall. Emsisoft was not just crippled but fatally corrupted by the virus. FORTUNATELY, my PC was barely saved by a FREE online scanner called HerdProtect...which quickly quarantined the virus and saved my Windows from being permanently damaged. HOW SAD THAT A FREE SOFTWARE PERFORMED BETTER THAN EMSISOFT. THEN I had to use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Emsisoft's CORPSE, because the DEAD Emsisoft was unable to uninstall itself.
If anybody wants to use the remainder of my PAID Emsisoft license, which expires in 203 days, here is the license number: BEX-BAK-BEN-682 BUT BE WARNED...USE EMSISOFT AT YOUR OWN RISK...least you spend Christmas repairing your PC after Emsisoft FAILS to PROTECT your PC!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.0.4570
  • Fixed a bug in Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network lookups that can result in an endless loop of notifications.
General
Publisher Emsisoft
Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
Release Date October 30, 2014
Date Added October 30, 2014
Version 9.0.0.4570
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 152.12MB
File Name EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,476,637
Downloads Last Week 110
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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