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Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10.0 PCMag review

Q: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10.0 PCMag review

Very Good Malware Blocking
Unlike Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Emsisoft Anti-Malware includes a collection of real-time protection components. Certainly you'll agree, while removing a malware infestation is good, preventing it from ever happening is even better.

Real-time scanning activates any time a file is accessed, but different products define "access" differently. For most, the minuscule access that occurs when Windows Explorer displays the filename is enough to trigger a scan. At the other end of the spectrum, GridinSoft Trojan Killer, Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2015, and a few others don't scan until just before the file executes.

I thought at first that Emsisoft fell into the latter category, which is a pain to test. Then I found that the act of moving a file to a new location was sufficient to trigger a scan. You can also tweak the File Guard settings in either direction, setting it to scan on any access for thoroughness, or to only scan on execution, for speed.

Emsisoft detected and eliminated 79 percent of the samples in my malware collection when I copied them to a new folder. It got most of the rest when I tried to launch them. In a couple of cases, it popped up an alert recommending that I quarantine a file based on its behavior; I complied.

One way or another, Emsisoft detected 93 percent of my samples and scored 9.0 of 10 possible points, the best score of any product tested with this same sample collection. Tested with my previous collection, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 at F-Secure and G Data Antivirus 2015 managed 9.3 points, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) took a perfect 10.

The samples for my malware blocking test are by no means new, but for my malicious URL blocking test I use URLs discovered by MRG-Effitas no more than a few hours before. Emsisoft's Surf Protection blocked some of these. Many similar products replace the blocked site with a notification message in the browser. Emsisoft simply pops up a notification, leaving the browser to display an error message.

Even though they're very new, many of the URLs in the malware feed are already defunct by the time I test them. I continue testing, noting whether the product blocked access to the URL, wiped out the malware download, or did nothing, until I've got 100 date points.

In a test earlier this year, Emsisoft's previous edition did quite well, with 70 percent protection. I'm not sure what happened in this re-test, but this time it only managed 33 percent, a bit below the current average of 38 percent. McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 remains the record-holder, with 85 percent protection.

Behavior-Based Blocking
Whenever I see a product use behavior-based detection on malware, I run a sanity check to make sure it's not going overboard. Specifically, I try to install about 20 PCMag utilities that must hook deeply into Windows to perform their function.

Just as I feared, Emsisoft's behavior-based detection kicked in when it shouldn't have. It warned about modification of autorun entries during three program installations. When I chose Block Once, the programs still ran OK. That same warning kicked in for two installed programs. Of course they didn't run when I clicked Block Once.

All of those warnings were tinted amber. I didn't realize they came in different colors until I encountered a red-bordered one warning that one utility was "attempting to manipulate other processes." What's an average user to make of that?

I'm not a fan of behavioral detection systems that flag every little action. This offloads the task of deciding what's good and what's not onto the user, who probably isn't qualified to make that decision. Webroot relies strongly on behavior analysis, but it looks at the aggregate of a program's activities and makes its own decisions. The SONAR component in Norton likewise watches program behavior and makes its own decisions.

A Good Choice
I'm impressed with Emsisoft's consumer focus, evidenced in the shrinking renewal price policy and the promise to do whatever is necessary to eliminate malware. It scored very well in our hands-on malware removal test and in tests by the independent labs that include it. When challenged to detect and block malware-hosting URLs and phishing URLs, though, it didn't do quite as well.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10.0 can be a good choice for those who feel they may need some extra hand-holding as far as security goes. Even so, our Editors' Choice honor in the commercial antivirus area remains unchanged, shared by Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015), and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015).

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A: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10.0 PCMag review

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Very Good Malware Blocking
Unlike Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Emsisoft Anti-Malware includes a collection of real-time protection components. Certainly you'll agree, while removing a malware infestation is good, preventing it from ever happening is even better.

Real-time scanning activates any time a file is accessed, but different products define "access" differently. For most, the minuscule access that occurs when Windows Explorer displays the filename is enough to trigger a scan. At the other end of the spectrum, GridinSoft Trojan Killer, Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2015, and a few others don't scan until just before the file executes.

I thought at first that Emsisoft fell into the latter category, which is a pain to test. Then I found that the act of moving a file to a new location was sufficient to trigger a scan. You can also tweak the File Guard settings in either direction, setting it to scan on any access for thoroughness, or to only scan on execution, for speed.

Emsisoft detected and eliminated 79 percent of the samples in my malware collection when I copied them to a new folder. It got most of the rest when I tried to launch them. In a couple of cases, it popped up an alert recommending that I quarantine a file based on its behavior; I complied.

One way or another, Emsisoft detected 93 percent of my samples and scored 9.0 of 10 possible points, the best score of any product tested with this same sample collection. Tested with my previous collection, F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 at F-Secure and G Data Antivirus 2015 managed 9.3 points, while Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) took a perfect 10.

The samples for my malware blocking test are by no means new, but for my malicious URL blocking test I use URLs discovered by MRG-Effitas no more than a few hours before. Emsisoft's Surf Protection blocked some of these. Many similar products replace the blocked site with a notification message in the browser. Emsisoft simply pops up a notification, leaving the browser to display an error message.

Even though they're very new, many of the URLs in the malware feed are already defunct by the time I test them. I continue testing, noting whether the product blocked access to the URL, wiped out the malware download, or did nothing, until I've got 100 date points.

In a test earlier this year, Emsisoft's previous edition did quite well, with 70 percent protection. I'm not sure what happened in this re-test, but this time it only managed 33 percent, a bit below the current average of 38 percent. McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 remains the record-holder, with 85 percent protection.

Behavior-Based Blocking
Whenever I see a product use behavior-based detection on malware, I run a sanity check to make sure it's not going overboard. Specifically, I try to install about 20 PCMag utilities that must hook deeply into Windows to perform their function.

Just as I feared, Emsisoft's behavior-based detection kicked in when it shouldn't have. It warned about modification of autorun entries during three program installations. When I chose Block Once, the programs still ran OK. That same warning kicked in for two installed programs. Of course they didn't run when I clicked Block Once.

All of those warnings were tinted amber. I didn't realize they came in different colors until I encountered a red-bordered one warning that one utility was "attempting to manipulate other processes." What's an average user to make of that?

I'm not a fan of behavioral detection systems that flag every little action. This offloads the task of deciding what's good and what's not onto the user, who probably isn't qualified to make that decision. Webroot relies strongly on behavior analysis, but it looks at the aggregate of a program's activities and makes its own decisions. The SONAR component in Norton likewise watches program behavior and makes its own decisions.

A Good Choice
I'm impressed with Emsisoft's consumer focus, evidenced in the shrinking renewal price policy and the promise to do whatever is necessary to eliminate malware. It scored very well in our hands-on malware removal test and in tests by the independent labs that include it. When challenged to detect and block malware-hosting URLs and phishing URLs, though, it didn't do quite as well.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10.0 can be a good choice for those who feel they may need some extra hand-holding as far as security goes. Even so, our Editors' Choice honor in the commercial antivirus area remains unchanged, shared by Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015), and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015).

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Very Good Malware Blocking
Emsisoft also turned in a very good performance in my own hands-on malware blocking test. Unlike many of its peers, this product's on-access scanning doesn't trigger simply because Windows Explorer displayed information about the file. However, when I copied my malware collection to a new folder it quickly eliminated over 85 percent of those samples.

When I launched the surviving samples, a couple of them triggered behavior-based detection, meriting verification by the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network. The network advised quarantining one but gave the other a clean bill of health.

Either on sight or at launch, Emsisoft detected 97 percent of my samples and scored 9.5 of 10 possible points. Few have done that well with my current sample set, though Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus managed a perfect 10 points.

My malicious URL blocking test starts with a feed of newly discovered malware-hosting URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas. I simply launch each URL and note whether the product forbids access to the URL altogether, wipes out the malicious payload, or sits idly by. Even these very new URLs are often dead by the time I try them, so I continue testing until I have 100 valid samples.

Emsisoft's Surf Protection kept the browser from connection to 55 percent of the sample URLs. Unlike many, it does not display a warning in the browser. Rather, it pops up a notification and leaves the browser to display an error message. That's not as pre... Read more

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 PCmag review

Overall a positive review from Rubenking...although, it appears this time he did not try to install EAM 9 on an already heavily infected system. That is what, according to him, sank EAM 7.

However, Emsi's position is that you cannot protect an already infected system so getting EAM onto such a system is not part of their product/threat model.

His review confirms what I see on my W8.1 system from day-to-day. EAM/EIS 9 is a very good product.
 

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A Good Choice
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.0 gets good ratings from the independent labs that test it, and it did quite well in our hands-on malware blocking and malicious URL tests. It's highly configurable, so you can make it work just the way you want. However, its antiphishing abilities could use tuning, and in our testing its behavior alert system flagged only valid programs, no malware. It's a good choice, but not an Editors' Choice.

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A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.0 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Emsisoft improved alot.In such quick time it achieve high success.
 

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Still the Leader
Malwarebytes doesn't attempt ongoing, real-time protection. That's a job for your regular, full-scale antivirus. But if that full-scale antivirus won't install, or if malware defeats it, Malwarebytes is the go-to tool to solve the problem. Tech support agents from other antivirus companies rely on it; I've even heard agents pretend it belongs to their own company. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 remains our Editors' Choice for free, cleanup-only antivirus.

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A:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 review Pcmag.com

I agree, easy and effective.
 

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Buy for Business, Not for Home
My rating of "good" for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.0 is an average, stuck in the middle between excellent malware cleanup and poor malware blocking. Businesses who buy it should consider teaming it with a more effective real-time solution such as Editors' Choice AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014. For personal use, stick with the free edition.

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A:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.0 review Pcmag.com

Agreed with the last statement, For personal use, stick with the free edition.
 

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Good Malware Blocking
F-Secure also performed well in my own hands-on malware blocking test. When I opened a folder containing my standard collection of malware samples, the software wiped out 83 percent of them right away. By contrast, Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015$39.99 at Trend Micro detected just 66 percent of the same samples on sight.

I keep a second set of samples on hand, tweaked versions of my main collection. For each file, I change the name, append nulls to make the file size different, and modify a few non-executable bytes. Considering just the ones whose originals it did detect, F-Secure's real-time protection failed to recognize over 40 percent of the modified versions.

When I launched the few remaining samples, F-Secure's DeepGuard behavioral detection kicked in and blocked one as harmful. Overall, F-Secure detected 93 percent of the samples and earned 9.3 points, better than almost all products tested with this malware collection.

F-Secure's standalone antivirus doesn't include browser protection?that feature is reserved for the full security suite. In my malicious URL blocking test, which relies on a feed of very new malicious URLs from MRG-Effitas, F-Secure did wipe out 36 percent of the downloaded files. That's a bit better than the current average of 32 percent. Trend Micro has the current high score for this test, with 80 percent blocked, almost all of them at the URL level.

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A:F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 PCmag review

Looking good to me! As a second demand scanner one a week.

Online Scanner F-Secure:
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/online-scanner

Kind regards,
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.5066 ? with BETA updates enabled:
Improved: Occasional crash or guards not loading.
Improved: Occasional delays during system boot.
Fixed: Settings button on malware alert notification.
Fixed: Out of resources error.
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4783 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware:

Improved GUI loading speed for other than en-us languages.
Improved license renewal behavior.
Improved functionality for all grid columns (auto-width, sorting).
Improved Behavior Blocker logging for application rules.
Improved behavior for Alert windows: no focused default button to avoid accidental confirmations.
Improved functionality for the Quarantine submission form (added ?Back? button?).
Improved functionality for detections from scan results: manual addition to the white list as ?file?.
Improved stability and GUI enhancements.
Fixed a possible memory corruption.
Fixed an issue causing an ?SQLLite 5? error.
Fixed an issue with multiple confirmations in the factory defaults feature.
Emsisoft Internet Security:
additionally :

Improved Installer checks on required Microsoft patches and existence of Virtual Box.
Improved Firewall logging for application rules.
Improved Firewall application rule?s additions. (automatic).
Improved Firewall performance and stability.
Fixed a network blocking issue during raised Firewall Alert.
Fixed an issue where addition of a CIDR network rule caused a lockup.
Source
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4783 – with BETA updates

I got false positive so removed beta
 

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This update will require a computer restart.
Improved: Processing of firewall rules (Emsisoft Internet Security).
Improved: Processing speed when moving a large number of items to Quarantine.
Improved: Task scheduler stability.
Improved: Notification about actions to be taken after malware is found on a network computer.
Improved: Factory reset feature.
Improved: Processing of whitelisted items during scans.
Improved: Uninstaller.
Fixed: Occasional crash in the import hosts list dialog.
Fixed: Occasional hang of the main screen.
Fixed: Occasional hang after creation of an empty rule in a Firewall Alert.
Fixed: Incorrect processing of ?On scan completion? settings.

Go Emsisoft!
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5735 – with BETA updates

Saw Petrovic was faster, damn

Nevermind, delete/lock this.
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4799 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware:

Improved column header sort indicators for all grids
Improved stability and GUI enhancements.
Emsisoft Internet Security:
additionally :

Fixed a network shares being blocked issue.
Source
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4668 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Improved Updating mechanism.
Improved Surfprotection for windows XP.
Stability improvements.
GUI enhancements.
Source
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5686 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a computer restart.

Improved: Ransomware detection in behavior blocker.
Improved: Behavior blocker panel processing of filenames with special characters.
Improved: Malware detection in scheduled scans.
Improved: Main window loading speed.
Fixed: Occasional crash when the installer is run with regular windows user account.
Fixed: Occasional ?Terminated by user? entry in the update log.
Fixed: Installation wizard doesn?t start after installation on Windows XP.
Fixed: Incorrect ?Unexpected internal processing error? notification during update and Anti-Malware Network lookups.
Fixed: Incorrect ?Waiting for component to start? notification.
Fixed: Scheduled scan (set as: after computer startup) did not start on Window 8.
Beta updates ? 2015-09-01
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5686 – with BETA updates

Finally, main window loading speed improved
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5514 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a reboot when you have Emsisoft Internet Security installed.
Improved: Logic for ?Update rule? alerts.
Improved: File Guard has been enabled for network shares.
Improved: Consistency between Offline mode state and the corresponding text on the tray icon menu item.
Improved: Skipped Anti Malware Network lookup for trusted processes/files on File properties dialog.
Improved: Behavior Blocker panel?s grid filling procedure to avoid occasional hangs on GUI close.
Improved: Behavior Blocker panel?s process reputation.
Improved: Stability of the scheduler (scan/update).
Improved: Scheduled scans with setting ?After online update? will only be executed after updates were received.
Improved: Synchronization when a scan task is waiting for another task to complete.
Improved: Behavior of scheduled scan task ?Run now? button.
Improved: Scheduled scan When/What tabs: logical combinations of settings.
Improved: Stability of GUI termination while a scheduled scan is running.
Improved: Updater stability.
Improved: Auto-update will now start after 5 mins despite CPU load > 20%.
Improved: Automatic updates following a failed automatic update were executed too soon.
Improved: ?Connection error? notifications will be shown for manual updates only.
Improved: License remap logic adjusted to correctly handle the modified Hardware ID caused by the Wind... Read more

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4957 ? with BETA updates enabled:

IMPORTANT:
? It is not possible to downgrade (by un-ticking ?enable beta updates?) to current public stable 9.0.0.4799. You will have to uninstall 9.0.0.4957 and reinstall 9.0.0.4799 stable.
? Update to 9.0.0.4957 requires a computer reboot.
Fixed an issue with the Notification Area icon context menu.
Fixed an issue with Surfprotection for Chromium based browsers.
Fixed an issue in Windows safe mode.
Source
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5561 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a computer restart.
Improved: Behavior Blocker performance.
Improved: Display of the scantype on the Current Scan screen.
Improved: Stability of the Surf Protection / Import hosts file functionality.
Improved: Minor GUI improvements.
Fixed: Startup/shutdown delays in Windows 10.
Fixed: An occasional crash in the trial version dialog.
Fixed: Occasional crashes: ? SaveAutoUpdateSettings? and ?Argument out of range?.
Fixed: An issue where access to Windows file-shares was blocked when File Guard was running in ?Thorough? mode.
Fixed: Canceling an update in initializing phase resulted in a ?connection error? log entry.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2015/07/24/beta-updates-2015-07-24/
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4985 ? with BETA updates enabled:

IMPORTANT:
? It is not possible to downgrade (by un-ticking ?enable beta updates?) to current public stable 9.0.0.4799. You will have to uninstall 9.0.0.4985 and reinstall 9.0.0.4799 stable.

Improved: Behavior Blocker digital signature check on computer startup.
Source
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5167 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Added: ?Kill process? and ?Quarantine? feature in Behavior Blocker panel.
Added: tooltips for program paths and company verification
Improved: loading procedure and data display of Behavior Blocker panel.
Improved: online update mechanism
Improved: online update scheduler algorithm for missed updates.
Fixed: issues with online lookups.
Fixed: occasional downgrade issue during online updates.
Fixed: support for proxy server connections.
Fixed: occasional crashes with progress bars.
Fixed: ?Hide fully trusted applications? bug in Behavior Blocker panel
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5247 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Added: File properties menu item in the Behavior Blocker process context menu.
Added: Create (application) Rule in the Behavior Blocker process context menu
Added: Tooltips for every column in the Behavior Blocker monitored process list.
Added: Enabling Beta updates shows a warning dialog.
Added: Traces can now be whitelisted by their object name.
Improved: Scheduler algorithm for updates and scheduled scans.
Improved: Behavior Blocker now remembers the state of the checkbox ?Hide fully trusted applications?.
Improved: Behavior Blocker ?Lookup online? now always sends file?s MD5 to www.isthisfilesafe.com.
Improved: Behavior Blocker ?Quarantine? menu item shown for not trusted processes only.
Improved: Behavior Blocker ?End process? will show a warning (are you sure?) dialog.
Improved: Quarantine logic of a locked file.
Improved: Reduced default log size to 300.
Improved: Graphical elements resizing.
Improved: Loading of log files.
Improved: stability and GUI enhancements.
Fixed: ?XXX malware objects detected so far? link now opens correct menu item.
Fixed: Broken Firewall rules (without corresponding BB rule) are now deleted during rules load procedure.
Fixed: Taskbar icon functionality.
Source
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5247 – with BETA updates

Do you have any inside info on when is the final v10 scheduled to land?
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5366 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Improved: Online update mechanism.
Fixed: Minor GUI glitches
Fixed: Occasional software crashes
Source
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5366 – with BETA updates

Giannis said:





Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5366 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Improved: Online update mechanism.
Fixed: Minor GUI glitches
Fixed: Occasional software crashes
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Hey, should i move to 10 now, even if its still in beta? or it is good to stay for now in 9?
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5409 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Improved support for SSL during updates.
Improved search functionality in the Behavior Blocker panel (filter applied on filename, description and company name).
Improved Behavior Blocker Monitor stability.
Improved auto-update logic at computer boot.
Improved Scheduled scan task edit form unticks ?Run missed scan after startup? and ?Update before scanning? if they are disabled due to other settings.
Fixed an issue in the Behavior Blocker panel with the initial state of the ?Hide fully trusted applications? checkbox.
Fixed an issue with the conversion of an existing scheduled scan from version 9 during update to version 10.
Fixed an issue where a scheduled scan started unexpectedly after a software update.
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4570 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Fixed an occasional issue where the taskbar icon disappeared after a reboot.
Fixed an occasional issue where Windows Security Center did not recognize EAM/EIS.
Fixed an occasional crash bug during update.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2014/10/13/beta-updates-2014-10-13/
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4570 – with BETA updates

Thank you, for the Message
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5310 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Improved: Updates scheduler, corrected logic when no new updates are available.
Improved: Scheduled scans, corrected display of Last scan time.
Improved: Scheduled scan editor.
Improved: Scheduled scans, corrected logic when set to ?Daily?.
Improved: localized all captions of the scan task?s editing form.
Improved: wording for the tray icon tooltip during update.
Improved: Behavior blocker ?Process? column auto-sizing.
Improved: Behavior blocker filtering logic.
Improved: Progress indication on taskbar button.
Fixed: Scheduled scans, ?Next scan in ?? time, for missed and ?On PC reboot? scan tasks issue.
Fixed: Scheduled scans, Scan silently was not applied issue.
Fixed: Scheduled scans, Default scheduled scan missing.
Fixed: Scheduled update intervals issue.
Fixed: Occasional Service hang after system wakeup.
Fixed: Occasional lost privacy settings issue.
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security10.0.0.5526 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a reboot when you have Emsisoft Internet Security installed.
Improved: Surf Protection alert caption information.
Fixed: Occasional network drops and blocked browsing in Emsisoft Internet Security.
Fixed: Refresh/update of the scan tray icon hint during a scan.
Fixed: An issue after a fresh installation where the last update was reported as 16618 days ago.
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5735 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a computer restart.

Improved: Processing of firewall rules (Emsisoft Internet Security).
Improved: Processing speed when moving a large number of items to Quarantine.
Improved: Task scheduler stability.
Improved: Notification about actions to be taken after malware is found on a network computer.
Improved: Factory reset feature.
Improved: Processing of whitelisted items during scans.
Improved: Uninstaller.
Fixed: Occasional crash in the import hosts list dialog.
Fixed: Occasional hang of the main screen.
Fixed: Occasional hang after creation of an empty rule in a Firewall Alert.
Fixed: Incorrect processing of ?On scan completion? settings.
Beta updates ? 2015-09-21
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4649 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Fixed a memory corruption issue in a2cmd.
Fixed an issue in Windows Safe mode.
Improved download speed during installation.
Improved surfprotection notifications and handling.
Improved a2cmd /wl and /q parameter parsing.
Stability improvements.
GUI enhancements.

Improved Firewall performance and stability.
Source
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4649 – with BETA updates

UI has good performance now with this beta
 

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BETA UPDATES [Aug, 13, 2015]
Beta updates ? 2015-08-13
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5629 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require a system reboot. You cannot downgrade to 10.0.0.5561 stable after you?ve updated to this build, you will have to restore an image or reinstall Emsisoft Internet Security.
Improved: Logging of firewall driver installation.
Fixed: Occasional update loop on Windows Vista and later.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/

 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4605 ? with BETA updates enabled:

Fixed an occasional Eurekalog crash.
Fixed a memory corruption issue.
Fixed ?cannot connect to service? issue.
Fixed a disappeared icon in notification area.
Fixed some issues with scheduled scans.
Fixed a permissions/password related issue.
Fixed an occasional issue where actions were being denied by the behavior blocker although they were explicitly allowed
Improved icon ?last update? information.
Improved WSC integration on vista.
Improved surfprotection notifications.
Improved a2cmd /L parameter parsing and related folder creation.
Emsisoft Internet Security: improved Firewall performance and stability.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2014/10/29/beta-updates-2014-10-29/
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4605 – with BETA updates

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4925 ? with BETA updates enabled:

IMPORTANT:
It is not possible to downgrade (by un-ticking ?enable beta updates?) to current public stable 9.0.0.4799. You will have to uninstall 9.0.0.4925 and reinstall 9.0.0.4799 stable.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware:

Fixed a possible install wizard hang after entering an incorrect license key.
Fixed an occasional issue where ?Application changed alert? resulted in a loop.
Fixed a crash on GUI unload after ?shutdown on scan finish?, if auto-quarantine option selected.
Fixed repeated removable drive notification.
Fixed an issue where sending a test email froze the GUI.

Improved Emsisoft Protection Platform implementation.
Improved logging details for Behavior Blocker/File Guard/Surf Protection.
Improved automatic refreshing of logs.
Improved notification with scan statistics after boot, if pc was shutdown due to enabled setting ?shutdown when scan finished?.
Improved added Scheduled Scans button on scan page.
Improved added context menu to Application Rules grid.
Improved ?Restore? and ?Save copy? from Quarantine shows a dialog whether you want to add the file to white-list.
Improved Restore from Quarantine shows a dialog whether you want to overwrite an existing file.
Improved White-list grid keyboard navigation and columns correctly resized.
Improved Automatic Update scheduler.
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Hi all

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12 and the Emsisoft Internet Security 12 Beta comes soon

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12 Beta Test - Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security Beta

Public Betas

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12 Beta Test

Woot!! Waiting is over! .

Reinstall my EAM back now.
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.6026 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.
New: Customer support dialog.
Improved: IPv6 firewall rules processing for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Improved: Quarantine list processing optimization.
Improved: Export/import of scheduled scans settings as separate option.
Improved: Permissions for behavior blocker grid context menu and permissions screen.
Improved: Behavior Blocker list: context menu: quarantine program: tries to kill the process before quarantining.
Improved: Scan behavior during reload of signatures.
Improved: Focus set on most recent log records.
Fixed: Issue where whitelist checkbox states were not stored.
Fixed: Occasional issue where the state of the setting ?Enable real-time protection at startup? was not saved correctly.
Fixed: Occasional crashes related to: ?List index out of bounds? and ?TSortedList.Destroy?
Fixed: Issue where the updater stuck in ?Initializing? phase.
Fixed: Crash during application of a firewall rules template for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Beta updates ? 2015-12-22
 

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Released: Beta updates ? 2016-07-27

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.10.0.6563? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.
Improved: Some minor changes related to application crash handling.

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Source: Beta updates ? 2016-07-27
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.10.0.6563 BETA

Does this fix the issues with Chrome and Chrome-based browsers?
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.5886 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.

Fixed: Issue where Emsisoft Internet Security could not connect to the update server on Windows 10.
Fixed: Issue where items added to the whitelist were not saved occasionally.
Fixed: Issue where the status of the updater remained ?Initializing?.
Beta updates ? 2015-11-03
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.5886 BETA

Petrovic said:





Fixed: Issue where the status of the updater remained ?Initializing?.Click to expand...

One problem that I ever mentioned in their support forum.
But at that time both the staff and I thought it was caused by ISP...
 

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Stable Updates - Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.6.0.6267 released








Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.6.0.6267 released. This is a maintenance release for improved compatibility, usability, speed, detection and stability.

Changelog:

This update will require an application restart.
Improved: Emsisoft Security Center startup speed.
Improved: Restore process of false positives after a Quarantine Re-scan.
Improved: Stability of import hosts file in Surf Protection.
Improved: A2CMD now processes ?/?? and ?/help? even if no valid key installed.
Improved: A2CMD now processes ?/k? and ?/u? combination in one commandline.
Improved: A2CMD /? wording.
Improved: Malware removal on reboot.
Fixed: Surfprotection now doesn?t show alert in Game mode.
Fixed: A silent scheduled scan now doesn?t open Emsisoft Security Center.
Fixed: Occasional crash ?TEmsiEdit.SetBounds?.
Fixed: Update percentage indicator in the tray icon hint.



Source: http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2016/...6267-released/

Download: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5641 released
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5641 released. This is a maintenance release for improved compatibility, usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require an application restart.
Fixed: Occasional computer start delays.
Fixed: Occasional installation issue on Windows Vista.
Fixed: Real-time protection occasionally not starting after a program update on Windows 10.
Fixed: Issue in the Referral Rewards Program.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5641 released
 

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direct download link

EAM

http://dl.emsisoft.com/EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe

or

http://download.emsisoft.com/EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe

EIS

http://dl.emsisoft.com/EmsisoftInternetSecuritySetup.exe

or

http://download.emsisoft.com/EmsisoftInternetSecuritySetup.exe
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5561 released. This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require a computer restart.
Improved: Behavior Blocker performance.
Improved: Display of the scan-type on the Current Scan screen.
Improved: Stability of the Surf Protection / Import hosts file functionality.
Improved: Minor GUI improvements.
Fixed: Startup/shutdown delays in Windows 10.
Fixed: An occasional crash in the trial version dialog.
Fixed: Occasional crashes: ?SaveAutoUpdateSettings? and ?Argument out of range?.
Fixed: An issue where access to Windows file-shares was blocked when File Guard was running in ?Thorough? mode.
Fixed: Cancelling an update in initializing phase resulted in a ?connection error? log entry.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2015...isoft-internet-security-10-0-0-5561-released/
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5532 released. This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require a reboot.

Improved: Logic for ?Update rule? alerts.
Improved: File Guard has been enabled for network shares.
Improved: Consistency between Offline mode state and the corresponding text on the tray icon menu item.
Improved: Skipped Anti Malware Network lookup for trusted processes/files on File properties dialog.
Improved: Behavior Blocker panel?s grid filling procedure to avoid occasional hangs on GUI close.
Improved: Behavior Blocker panel?s process reputation.
Improved: Stability of the scheduler (scan/update).
Improved: Scheduled scans with setting ?After online update? will only be executed after updates were received.
Improved: Synchronization when a scan task is waiting for another task to complete.
Improved: Behavior of scheduled scan task ?Run now? button.
Improved: Scheduled scan When/What tabs: logical combinations of settings.
Improved: Stability of GUI termination while a scheduled scan is running.
Improved: Updater stability.
Improved: Auto-update will now start after 5 mins despite CPU load > 20%.
Improved: Automatic updates following a failed automatic update were executed too soon.
Improved: ?Connection error? notifications will be shown for manual updates only.
Improved: License remap logic adjusted to correctly handle the modified Hardware ID cause... Read more

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Released: Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.8.0.6486 released

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.8.0.6486? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart for Emsisoft Anti-Malware and a computer restart for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Improved: Automatic update process.
Improved: Automatic Game mode now not enabled in Windows ?Locked? state.
Improved: Behavior blocker detections.
Fixed: Occasional BSOD for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Fixed: Network being accessible after a few minutes with ?offline mode? enabled for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Fixed: Surf protection for Edge browser on Windows 10.

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Source: Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.8.0.6486 released
 

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First thread

As it seems like Emsisoft is clearly winning, I would like to present a second question.
Hitman Pro Alert offers a deal to buy EAV + Alert for $39.95.
EIS is $49.95, but will be discounted as the license is renewed.
I like both but do not know which one to pick. More about the features and quality and impact, less about budget.

Clarification: First choice is EAM + HMP.A + Windows Firewall
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware + Hitman Alert vs Emsisoft Internet Security

Let's do math.


Spoiler: lets do math




Windows Firewall Control (WFC) lifetime license = $10.
So EAM + HMP.A + WFC (lifetime) = $49.95
On the other hand, EIS = $49.95, as mentioned by you.
So they have the same price.
But in my opinion, the combo EAM + HMP.A + WFC is better, because it has much more features.
 

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This is a bug fix release for improved stability. This update will not change the version number and requires a computer restart.
Fixed: an issue that could cause an ?access denied? error.
Fixed: an occasional issue that could cause arbitrary processes to hang.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2015...ternet-security-10-0-0-5561-bug-fix-released/
 

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Released: Beta updates ? 2016-07-22

Changelog:
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.10.0.6556? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.
New: Options for update/scan/notification behavior during Game mode.
Improved: License key validation and mapping.
Improved: Automatic update process.
Improved: Auto game mode.
Improved: Behavior Blocker whitelist handling.
Fixed: Occasional crash in the ?Manage whitelist? screen.

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Source: Beta updates ? 2016-07-22
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5631 released. This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require a computer restart.

Added: Emsisoft Internet Security: Windows 10 firewall support.
Improved: Emsisoft Internet Security: Firewall performance.
Improved: Logging of firewall driver installation.
Fixed: Connectivity issues on Windows Vista.
Fixed: An occasional BSOD on Windows XP.
Fixed: An occasional update loop on Windows Vista and newer.
Fixed: A2Guard not starting after a program update on Windows 10.
http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2015...isoft-internet-security-10-0-0-5631-released/
 

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10.0.0.5631 released

It truly amazes me how such a relatively small company can produces great products, plus keep them updated on a regular basis - congrats to Emsisoft. It's a shame other(s) i.e., Kaspersky and Norton didn't heed to Emsisoft's ways.
 

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Multi-Visions and Emsisoft are proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware is now available in retail stores across North America. The retail box can be found on store shelves or ordered online. You can currently find Emsisoft Anti-Malware retail boxes at the following locations:
Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...ys&st=emsisoft
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nova-Developme...words=emsisoft
Fry's Electronics retail store: http://www.frys.com/product/7877289?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
MicroCenter retail store: http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...are_3-User_(PC)
More locations are to come very soon. If you would like to carry the product or would like the name of the closest reseller in your area call or e-mail us at [email protected] or call 877-318-6868.
*Note: The boxes are selling out very quickly. Please check the website for availability near you*
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.5958 released. This is a maintenance release for improved compatibility, usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require an application restart for Emsisoft Anti-Malware and a computer restart for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Improved: Sandboxie and Microsoft?s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) compatibility.
Fixed: Occasional crash on Windows 7 computers with limited memory.
Fixed: Occasional issue causing Windows Explorer to restart after a program update.
Fixed: Program crash when adding a new Firewall rule from a template in Emsisoft Internet Security.
Fixed: Taskbar icon doesn?t turn green when all guards activated after a pause.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.5958 released
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.5958 ? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart for Emsisoft Anti-Malware and a computer restart for Emsisoft Internet Security.
Fixed: Issue when dealing with 32bit locations on 64bit systems.
Fixed: Occasional crash with ExpressVPN, in Emsisoft Internet Security.
Beta updates ? 2015-11-30
 

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12.0.0.6844? with BETA updates enabled:

This update will require an application restart.

Improved: Behavior blocker detections.
Fixed: Installation issue for Emsisoft Internet Security.
 

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