Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit

Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.4353
  • Total Downloads:
    61,362
  • Date Added:
    August 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    156.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    334
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit's powerful tools can scan and clean malware-infected PCs without having to be installed. Free Emergency Kit is portable freeware, so it runs from USB drives and similar devices. It detects, quarantines, or removes not only viruses and malware but also adware, PUPs, and other programs that may be annoying, unwanted, and unnecessary but not a threat.

Pros

Three tools: Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner is the tool most users need, but Free Emergency Kit also has a Command-line Scanner and the BlitzBank, which deletes stubborn infections on boot up.

Smart Scan: Start with the recommended Smart Scan, which targets places malware likes to hide, and then follow with a system-scouring Full Scan. Quick and Custom Scans help keep things clean.

Tips: Optional security tooltips provide something to read during scans, but they also refresh your security knowledge.

Quarantine: The program recommends quarantining any items in the scan results you're not sure can be deleted safely. If no harm comes, delete them later.

Cons

Update delay: Our initial update took a long time, in part because the software download included a lot of translation resources some users might not need. If you're cleaning out a gunked-up PC, you may want to scan first, then update and run deeper checks.

Expedient, not permanent: Like the name implies, Free Emergency Kit is for critical jobs, not everyday system security.

Bottom Line

It's no surprise that Emsisoft Free Emergency kit belongs on any user's portable PC toolkit since that's exactly what it's designed for.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Praise Bayes!"

    August 04, 2014   |   By jackoboy9

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 4.0.0.17

    Pros

    1. Did what no other program can offer: free virus removal without the need for installation.
    2. No installation required.
    3. Really, really fast scan -- computer scanned and threats found and quarantined within 10 seconds.
    4. Saved my kosher bacon.
    5. Free!!!

    Cons

    None whatsoever.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for Cleaning Infected PCs!"

    May 25, 2014   |   By Passerby01

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 4.0.0.17

    Pros

    1.No need to install
    2.High rate detection
    3.Portable at any time :)

    Cons

    Not much to mention!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product!!!"

    January 14, 2014   |   By toyotakoala

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 4.0.0.17

    Pros

    Great rate detenction

    Cons

    Really slow scan

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  • 5 stars

    "Best virus removal tool"

    August 12, 2013   |   By Windows78

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 4.0.0.12

    Pros

    -Can find lot of rootkits
    -Good detection
    -Fast scanning

    Cons

    I have no complaints on this software

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  • 5 stars

    "The BEST, One of a kind"

    June 20, 2013   |   By TwistedTwerp

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 3.0.0.3

    Pros

    First and foremost, it scans compressed files for viruses. NO OTHER SECURITY PROGRAM DOES THIS, AS A RESULT, YOU MAY HAVE A SERIOUS SECURITY THREAT TO YOUR PC.

    Cons

    Kind of slow, but worth the results for sure.

    Summary

    Excellent program, very highly recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Free Product Ever Downloaded"

    June 08, 2013   |   By compuser2

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 3.0.0.3

    Pros

    Thoroughly scans your system and identifies malicious files that other products don't find. System runs more smoothly after use.

    Cons

    It took a while to scan but it was worth it!

    Summary

    This is the best free software I ever downloaded. It may take a while but with patience, it works better than any other free anti-virus or other product I ever used.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good tool ever...."

    December 04, 2012   |   By gibbun

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 3.0.0.1

    Pros

    very great!!!!!

    Cons

    nothing to cons

    Summary

    excellent choice for cleaning infected computer

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Kit and its free"

    November 25, 2012   |   By Rolandkeys

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 3.0.0.1

    Pros

    Great detection rates

    Cons

    slow scan but effective

    Summary

    Excellent kit well worth downloading

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  • 4 stars

    "Great detection rate!"

    August 06, 2012   |   By MusicScoreOst4Life

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 2.0.0.8

    Pros

    Great detection rate with emergency kit scanner.

    Always a lot of new updates, so always update manually before scanning.

    HiJack Free is a handy tool if needed.

    Cons

    Very high memory usage (system hog) during scan.

    Summary

    I'm using this program for a very long time right now.
    It's one of the best anti-malware package scannerset i know.
    Two versions of the malware/kit scanner (with and without graphics interface) and HiJackFree + BlitzBlank.
    I only use the malware kit scanner and sometimes Hijack.
    Emsisoft has great malware detection, but sometimes i think he finds some false/positives because malwarebytes and mse etc. did not find this certain malware in the same program.
    But at the other hand, emsisoft is very accurate and knows there is something going on with the file/program.
    It will always keep you alert and gives that extra protection.
    But the full deep scan is system heavy, go's up to 100% in processor utilization/usage. That's extreme.

    It's a system hog in scan, absolutely, but malware detection rate is great.

    MSE, MalwareBytes free, superantispyware free, spywareblaster, AVZ antiviral, TDSSKiller are also a must to have.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product!"

    July 02, 2012   |   By Ep0s

    Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 2.0.0.8

    Pros

    2 antivirus engines
    Great detection.
    Portable for usb usage.

    Cons

    Nothing.....

    Summary

    Recommendation. Used for periodically scan.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 9.0.0.4353
    Version 9.0.0.4353 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Emsisoft
    Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
    Release Date August 27, 2014
    Date Added August 27, 2014
    Version 9.0.0.4353
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 156.9MB
    File Name EmsisoftEmergencyKit.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 61,362
    Downloads Last Week 334
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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