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Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free for Windows

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Key Details of Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free

  • Clean infected computers with a collection of repair tools.
  • Last updated on September 21, 2017
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 2017.8.0.7904

Version 2017.8.0.7904:New: Forensic log: a condensed timeline that shows all events and user actions in an easy to read form; Improved: Several minor tweaks and fixes.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 21, 2017
Latest update
September 21, 2017
Version
2017.8.0.7904
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
87,643
Downloads Last Week
4

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Developer's Description

Clean infected computers with a collection of repair tools.
Free, fully portable dual-engine cleaning toolkit that scans for and removes malware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) from your PC. It is THE tool of choice for a second opinion scan and works well in combination with any other antivirus or anti-malware programs. No installation required, just download it and run. A typical full system scan only takes a minute and no internet connection is required to run a scan.The cleaning toolkit includes the Emsisoft Commandline Scanner, which contains the same functionality as the Emergency Kit Scanner but without a graphical user interface. This tool is made for professional users and is perfect for batch jobs.You can extract the contents of the Emsisoft Emergency Kit to a USB flash drive to create your own universal tool for scanning and cleaning infected PCs.