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EMCO Malware Destroyer

By EMCO Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 6, 2015

You can scan your PC with EMCO Malware Destroyer fairly easily, and the tool is offered free of charge. But you'll need to contend with a somewhat muddled interface and a lack of direction within the software.

Pros

Quick scans: In less than a minute, EMCO Malware Destroyer completed a scan of our PC. It didn't turn up any issues, though, so we weren't able to test the Remove Detected Threats option.

Cons

Odd layout: The interface is a bit of a mess, with tabs used when buttons would suffice (and vice versa) and font choices that make labels sometimes hard to read. It's arranged in tabs, starting with Scanning Management, and the biggest button is labeled Scan Wizard. There're only two choices, though -- your PC or a remote PC -- so it's not much of a wizard, since the scan starts as soon as you select one of those options. The good thing is that it's fairly easy to initiate a scan, but with no in-program Help file, it takes some playing around to figure out what's in each tab.

Tons of settings: In another tabbed window, there are six settings options, and two have even more layers of tabs. It's generally easy to change a setting with the radio button, but the sheer number of them could intimidate some users.

Bottom Line

EMCO Malware Destroyer is free to try, and the scans are quick. If you want a tool to supplement your other security software, you'll lose nothing by trying ECMO Malware Destroyer, but we suggest you try other freeware options before committing to this one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.5.15

General

Release July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 7.5.15

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 64,406
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

EMCO Malware Destroyer is a free antivirus solution aimed to protect you from viruses, worms, Trojans, adware and other type of malware. This tool can effectively find and destroy viruses on your computer and can be used separately or as addition to your antivirus shield. Malware Cleaner has unique ultra-fast scan engine that requires only few seconds to scan your computer and detect or destroy any of thousands known viruses and malware. Application has a large virus database with over 10,000 signatures that is regularly updated. It contains information about latest dangerous threats, reported by leading antivirus labs.

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