Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit

Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.4353
  • Total Downloads:
    67,099
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    156.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    273
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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2 stars

"Updating goes on for ever and never stops!"

February 19, 2015  |  By amazon13

 |  Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 9.0.0.4353

Pros

It's a good idea but it's not standing up to it's claim to do what it's suppose to do, albeit is free it still should do some of the things it proclaims to do!

Cons

This I thought was a great idea, but after downloading it and putting it on a USB Drive it seems to not work very well. It takes more than an hour to download updates 100%. But the little wheel that rotates when downloading is still in action.

Summary

I've been seeing it advertised for years and just this year I decided to try it. After installation it shouldn't need 128 MB's to update it each time. Support is lackadaisical.

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5 stars

"The Best Scanner & Remover"

December 11, 2014  |  By Mike98

 |  Version: Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit 9.0.0.4353

Pros

No error(s) or problem(s). Is 100% portable and makes no changes to the PC while installing. To uninstall: just remove folder C:\EEK en desktop icon. No changes necessary to the settings. No crash(es) and it's free for private use. Has a anti-malware engine from Emsisoft and anti-virus engine from BitDefender with fast scanning. If you download the latest version from the Emsisoft website, then the updates come fast.

Cons

Has no shield to stop viruses and malware before they nest on the computer.

Summary

You can use this excellent program next your antivirus or alone, especially for computers with Windows 8 without update 1, while many antivirus software crash Windows 8 without update 1, when closing Windows.

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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 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 156.9MB
File Name EmsisoftEmergencyKit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,099
Downloads Last Week 273
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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