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Emsisoft Anti-Malware

$39.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 124 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.0.6267
  • Total Downloads:
    1,478,453
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    220.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    108
  • 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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1 stars

"Extremely dangerous software"

March 26, 2016  |  By marsiteam

2016-03-26 11:15:57  |  By marsiteam

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4570

Pros

To be avoided in any manner

Cons

I have just installed this program which blocked instantly all Windows processes.
I have been compelled to run Windows by loading only the basic files and to run Revo Uninstaller in order to clean my pc.

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1 stars

"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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5 stars

"(RH/RS) Odlican program"

July 09, 2014  |  By vlado8008

2014-07-09 15:55:42  |  By vlado8008

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4157

Pros

Ovaj program koristim jos od pocetka, kad se tek poceo razvijati, uvijek je bio jednostavno drugaciji. Nalazio je nezeljene programe koji drugi programi nisu i jednostavno mogu se oslonit na njega.
Ova nova verzija, donosi jos brze skeniranje, velike izmjene u sucelju u odnosu na predhodne, ali program je i dalje vrhunski cak i u besplatnoj verziji. Ja ga osobno preporucam.

Cons

Pa ako imate slabije racunalo, vjerojatno ce vam skeniranje trajat jako dugo, ali to nije do programa.

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5 stars

"Love This Program"

July 08, 2014  |  By Daver13

2014-07-08 15:03:20  |  By Daver13

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4157

Pros

Great detention, plus a fantastic tweak which give a super antispyware that is even better than the old Spysweeper.

Cons

A little high on resources but no slow down noticed

Summary

Recommended, over other great programs, like Bitdefender, Gdata, 360 try it for free

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5 stars

"excellent product"

February 22, 2014  |  By 438M2DLR

2014-02-22 04:03:16  |  By 438M2DLR

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.1.0.40

Pros

non invasive, easy on system resources. easy to use and configure. even on an old dual processor system that has run for 8+ years!

Cons

deep scan scan time runs 5 to 6 hours on this old dinosaur. otherwise there are no cons.

Summary

totally sold on emsisoft anti-malware and have used it since before they changed the name to anti malware from emsisoft anti-virus. it simply works very well. have used most of the other av programs available and it has used far less resources than any of the others. avg, trend micro and norton especially. none of them work as well. emsisoft anti-malware used with spybot sd is the reason i have had 8+ years of use on this machine. can't thank you folks enough. new machine is sitting behind me, built, ready to boot up. it too will use emsisoft anti-malware.

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5 stars

"Great rate detenction virus."

January 16, 2014  |  By toyotakoala

2014-01-16 22:26:48  |  By toyotakoala

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.1.0.33

Pros

Double scan engine(Emsisoft+Bitdefender)

This software is for free too!CNET must be correct this error.The only differences between free and pay version is that real time protection is active only for who pay it

Cons

Time scan is slow

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

September 24, 2013  |  By victorh2007

2013-09-24 18:15:29  |  By victorh2007

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.1.0.4

Pros

- It uses two engines: Emsisoft and BitDefender;
- Excellent behavior component;
- It updates automatically every one hour;
- Very easy access to all its functions;
- It is easy to configure Emsisoft Anti-Malware;
- Excellent technical support;
- Very light on system resources;
- Fast update and scanning process.

Cons

- It would be perfect with a firewall as a part of an Internet Security software with all included.

Summary

It is one of the best security solutions nowadays. It is a two engine antivirus, but in terms of protection Emsisoft Anti-Malware can be even better than some very known internet security solutions on the market. I do recommend Emsisoft Anti-Malware to everyone who is searching from protection combined with very low system resources usage.

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1 stars

"Don't bother with this software"

August 18, 2013  |  By atunis58041

2013-08-18 17:21:15  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.0.0.10

Pros

none - is mediocre at best

Cons

is a huge download; takes a long time to scan; wouldn't remove maleware found.

Summary

This is software best avoided. I downloaded, installed and ran the software, only to uninstall it after being completely disappointed with the quality of this product.

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2 stars

"HIPS HIPS HIPS"

June 09, 2013  |  By dumdumm

2013-06-09 11:49:24  |  By dumdumm

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.25

Pros

This software have a god detection rate using dual scanner concept similar as G-Data, the grapich interface is clean and beatiful, lots of option to configure the software.

Cons

The manual scanner on demand, are slow, it's not the worst, the trouble for this software is usability, the user must answer lots of security HIPS related questions, confirm or block a process as example, after a while this are very uncomfortable to have a lots of stop to answer the security software.

Summary

its a clean interface and the software's icon looks like an symbol from the 1930. But warning lots of annoying question beacuse it use HIPS and that have no brain for do any decision without the users brainpower. The company must resolve this endlessness HIPS related questions to win my heart for this software.

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5 stars

"Superior detection.Two engines. Behavior blocking."

March 06, 2013  |  By bits-guardian

2013-03-06 14:24:04  |  By bits-guardian

 |  Version: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.17

Pros

- Superior detection in all relevant tests.
- Behavior Blocker technology. Community work.
- Surf protection gives good results and no effect on the speed of surfing.
- Great support
- The price is excellent and every year you can collect up to 50% discount.

Cons

Nothing!!!

Summary

I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware on 4 pc. On my recommendation, Emsisoft uses several very satisfied friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwdoAwPTSQo

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6.0.6267
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  • Improved: Emsisoft Security Center startup speed.
  • Improved: Restore process of false positives after a Quarantine Re-scan.
  • Improved: Stability of import hosts file in Surf Protection.
  • Improved: A2CMD now processes “/?” and “/help” even if no valid key installed.
  • Improved: A2CMD now processes “/k” and “/u” combination in one commandline.
  • Improved: A2CMD /? wording.
  • Improved: Malware removal on reboot.
  • Fixed: Surfprotection now doesn’t show alert in Game mode.
  • Fixed: A silent scheduled scan now doesn’t open Emsisoft Security Center.
  • Fixed: Occasional crash “TEmsiEdit.SetBounds”.
  • Fixed: Update percentage indicator in the tray icon hint.
  • General
    Publisher Emsisoft
    Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
    Release Date March 31, 2016
    Date Added April 03, 2016
    Version 11.6.0.6267
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 220.18MB
    File Name EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,478,453
    Downloads Last Week 108
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $39.95

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