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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.4353
  • Total Downloads:
    82,057
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    156.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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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/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 156.9MB
File Name EmsisoftEmergencyKit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,057
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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