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.
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.
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.
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.
The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware: Emergency Kit Scanner, Commandline Scanner, HiJackFree and BlitzBlank. Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner: With the Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner you have got the powerful Emsisoft Scanner including graphical user interface. Search the infected PC for Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malign programs. Emsisoft Commandline Scanner: This scanner contains the same functionality as the Emergency Kit Scanner but without a graphical user interface. The commandline tool is made for professional users and can be used perfectly for batch jobs. Emsisoft HiJackFree: HiJackFree helps advanced users to detect and remove Malware manually. With HiJackFree you can manage all active processes, services, drivers, autoruns, open ports, hosts file entries and many more. For your full control over your system. Emsisoft BlitzBlank: BlitzBlank is a tool for experienced users and all those who must deal with Malware on a daily basis. It deletes files, Registry entries and drivers at boot time before Windows and all other programs are loaded.
What's new in this version:
Version 18.104.22.16853 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Very good cleaning
Very good detection
Good PUP detection compared to other products
This is a very good and quality product which offers the most as a cleaning tool.
After personal testing with malwares and evaluating, I recommend the full realtime product so you won't even need to use the kit.
Download it from here, you won't regret it:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Has no shield to stop viruses and malware before they nest on the computer.
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.