Emsisoft Anti-Malware features, pros & cons
- 2-mode scanning
- Malware removal
- Good scan results
- Detailed statistics and reports
- Additional features
- Missing cloud scan component
- Big size for installed program
- All options collected in one window
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Great product with fantastic protection!
Emsisoft does not include any bloatware in their product, it does what it should. Very effective scan and protection results (including independent 3rd party professional testing!) Hourly incremental updates and downloaded and applied with minimal impact. Lightweight and very low system performance impact during manual scanning or active protection. Product is priced reasonably with easily achivable buy breaks! The newer forensic log view gives a great overview of all logs and details in the one place. Emsisoft Emergency kit (additional product) allows you to scan systems on demand with no need to install the product (I belive this is a free product for home use as well which is great but the paid PRO version for corparate use is very well priced for the functionality and ease of use).
- Rich in features and affordable
- Few results from independent test labs
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a security product that is more than capable of protecting you against offline threats
It is one of the best security solutions nowadays. It is a two engine antivirus, but in terms of protection Emsisoft Anti-Malware can be even better than some very known internet security solutions on the market. I do recommend Emsisoft Anti-Malware to everyone who is searching from protection combined with very low system resources usage.
- Surf protection
- There is no firewall module included
Scans and removes trojans and other malware such as viruses, spyware, trackers, etc.
Overall I think Emsisoft Anti-Malware does a great job at what it is supposed to do, and has just as many features as other programs (with the exception of a firewall) for a bit less money. I can't complain about the protection level, but I can't help thinking that in order to stay competitive in today's market they MUST add a firewall component, simply because it is included with all other programs. If it had a good firewall this program would be unstoppable. I love the concept behind this program, scanning for malware deeper first but still working perfectly for anti-virus as well. Their emergency scanner has helped me many times over the years with customer systems so their realtime program had to be good too. Protection seems more than adequate, and hasn't made any noticeable difference in my system performance. It has the ability to adapt quickly, and to import and export settings at will, which is a must have for me personally. I also LOVE that the settings can be managed online for a single OR group of systems, making this a great option for business use too.
- Excellent malware protection scores
- Poor phishing protection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a versatile malware removal and computer protection software that can easily replace traditional antivirus
This software have a god detection rate using dual scanner concept similar as G-Data, the grapich interface is clean and beatiful, lots of option to configure the software. Its a clean interface and the software's icon looks like an symbol from the 1930. But warning lots of annoying question beacuse it use HIPS and that have no brain for do any decision without the users brainpower. The company must resolve this endlessness HIPS related questions to win my heart for this software.
- Real-time File Guard
- There are no additional tools included
Emsisoft scores quite well and is easy to navigate
Well, the benefits are in what it does---keep viruses away---and that is certainly what this product has done. It also predicts whether software you are managing or are about to download are problems in the making. All PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) are scanned and/or blocked. I can schedule times as well to allow Emsisoft to scan my computer. It has a very small footprint, so it does not use up memory or resources my PC needs for other programs to function optimally. My relationship with Emsisoft is top-notch, and my questions are answered quickly, professionally, and courteously.
- Effective behavioral-based blocking
- No webcam protection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a decent package for people that want to protect themselves from the worst threats
EAM has a feature called behavior blocker that will detect zero day exploits before they have been discovered by the malware companies. Behavior blocker works by detecting actions that malware must use in order to accomplish its purpose. For instance, the malware needs to restart during your boot process; this typically involves modifying the autorun entries on your computer. Behavior blocker detects attempts to modify autoruns and provides a notification. You get to decide if Firefox should be adding a program to the list of programs that start automatically when you boot. Behavior Blocker will also notify you if Firefox or any other program wants to install a keylogger. If you dont feel comfortable making these decisions, you can set Behavior Blocker to make the same decision that most people make. EAM has a database in the cloud that records the decisions made by all EAM users (if the user selects this option) and EAM will query this database to determine how to respond to the particular action being taken by a program (if the user selects this option).
- Behavioral detection successfully blocked ransomware
- Unreliable URL blocking
It`s not conceived to replace a real-time firewall or anti-virus on your PC
I found Emsisoft to be very competent at securing my machine, but (big but), "best" is relative. What good is an antivirus/malware if it doesn't behave itself on YOUR machine? It could be 99.9% effective in some AV Test Lab but if it bogs down/bluescreens your machine or make false-positive popups too often, who cares whether it's the "best?". Can't say one or the other is the "best" without setting yourself up for arguments and disagreements. Hey, Windows Defender is not the "best" but my computer runs like a top (with two little standalone security software). Performance of computer carries much more weight w/me.
- Low performance
Good on protection, bad on user experience
As it is usual with the top security product from a company, Emsisoft's security pack includes anti-virus (2 separate scanning engines to be precise) a firewall, web filter and so forth. After installing it, I put it to my classic acid test of visiting known malicious websites to observe how it behaves in a dangerous environment. I must say I tried multiple times to infect the computer, and all the attempts were thwarted by either the real-time protection module, or the web filter. Read on for what I found to be the problem with this product. Although this product passed the test described above with flying colors, the problem I found with Emsisoft is its over-restricted and awkward approach to security. Every time ANY program tried to access the Internet, modify the registry, or otherwise perform any questionable action, a pop-up window came up alerting me to it and asking me to make a decision. And the worst part is, even though there was a checkbox to have Emsisoft remember my answer so I would not be prompted again when the same operation repeated, I kept being prompted again for a decision on things I had already decided what course of action to take, AND had told Emsisoft to remember my answer. Glitchy and awkward.
- Access to latest security news
- Pop-up windows
Providing effective malware protection
I have used this on a few occasions to get rid of the particularly pesky 'FBI Moneypak' infection. It finds a lot of things that other scanners can not. It can take an insanely long time to download though as you download a .zip file first then extract the start.exe file that you need to run the app. Other than that, it's a solid removal tool.
- Easy to use and clean interface
- No SLA-level support
Emsisoft Anti-Malware focuses on the core task of keeping my PCs free of malware
Extensive product documentation is available, and helpful hints are spread across the interface. Multiple languages are supported. The app showed almost perfect virus detection ratio during our evaluation. The real-time safeguard's response time was excellent. Emsisoft Anti-Malware can help you to ensure that your computer stays virus free. Recommended for comprehensive computer protection against viruses, trojans, spyware, rootkits and other malicious software. A double Emsisoft scanner ensures rather high detection rate of known viruses and zero day threats.
- Highly configurable
- Not available for Linux and OSX
Basic scans are speedy and effective
I like testing AV software as a hobby and have been reading positive reviews about Emsisoft on "techy" forums. They are a much smaller company than the AV "giants", but appear to be committed to customer satisfaction in more ways than the bigger companies. The independent testing labs that include Emsisoft (such as AV-Comparatives) give it pretty solid scores. It uses two engines--its own and Bitdefender's--but seems to be more stable than Bitdefender, which managed to ruin two PCs of mine in previous years through bad updates. Bitdefender also slowed down to a crawl the boot time of my machines (even though its boot time scanner was unchecked). I am currently using Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 and decided to buy a license for a year after testing the program in a virtual environment.
- Surfing protection is browser-independent
- Interface can be awkward
Emsisoft Anti-Malware effectively handles the basic tasks of malware protection, including ransomware.
EAM is a great product; I have used it for 3-4 years. It does very well in malware tests, consistently in the top 3-4 products often with 100% detection. It has two malware scanners, its own and BitDefender. Malware scanners are necessary but not very effective because of zero day malware ie. malware that has just been released. Before a scanner can detect zero day malware, someone has to notice it, the malware companies have to get a copy of it, then they have to decode it, then they have to update their signature database on your machine that is used by the scanners to detect the malware. This process can take several days. If your computer is unlucky enough to run across the malware before the signature database is updated, then you are out of luck as far as detection by a scanner is concerned. Malware writers can modify their malware relatively easily every few days in order to avoid detection by the scanners.
- Very good independent lab scores
- Few scores from independent labs
Efficient enough to detect and remove the hidden trojans, adware, worms, spyware, etc from your PC
Yes, very good article, and based on my own several years testing/use in wild of various A/V it's truthful as well. Emsisoft also still offers the free Emsisoft Emergency Kit, a manual second-opinion type scanner only...but it has the same powerful engines as the full suite and does a great job either finding malware or reassuring your own choice of security didn't let you down. Cheers!
- Real-time File Guard
- Puts high strain on system resources for certain routine activities
It is a very good program with a high rate of successes and protection
It is an Anti-malware system that effectively protects your system from Trojans, spyware and other malicious software. You can use the different scan modes (deep and personalized analysis of your system, perform normal analysis, inteliogent analysis). It can also be integrated with the browser, which blocks access to pages that have some malicious or suspicious code. Another point in favor is that it is constantly updated which gives the feeling of greater security and usually manages to detect or block the threats quite successfully.
- 30-day free trial
- The installer is much heavier compared to other AVs
Terrible compatibility issues.
The software is light and effective, no doubt. I would strongly recommend NOT to buy it due to its compatibility problems. It forces you to reinstal each few weeks due to run problems or update problems. Support does reply, but you have to wait few days, what is the most funny is the fact that my daughter could work at their suport, because they never helped me to solve any issue. DO NOT buy it.
- Support does reply
It is highly suitable for detecting virtually every type of threat originating from malwares and other such malicious content
Excellent scores in our malware blocking and malicious URL blocking tests. Good scores in lab tests. Effective behavior-based detection can even spot ransomware. Clean, simple user interface. Hence the name, Emsisoft Anti-Malware focuses on the core task of keeping your PCs free of malware. It does a good job, and with a clean, simple interface, it looks good too.
- Twin-engine scanner on demand
- Behavior-based detection warns about both valid programs and malware
Protecting sensitive and valuable information from falling prey to hackers and other unscrupulous elements
Emsisoft command line scanner is far superior to the GUI interfaces of other security software on the market. If your a security specialist with the need for total control then this is the product for you. This is easily my favorite as the flexibility of this product makes this perfect for advance users.
- Blocks access to previously known malicious URLs
- Large download
Best Anti-Malware Product in the Market
Lots of people hate this product. But surprise, surprise, comodo and AVG dont have the best signatures on the market. But emsisoft does. Emsisoft currently has the highest detection rate 99.6% ouut of ANY Anti virus product reviewed by a popular reviewer (VB100, Av Comparatives) The most current version not only uses the emsisoft engine, but it also uses the BitDefender engine too. So there is no reason not to click the download button and remove the viruses from your pc now.
- Anti-Ransomware Protection
- A little high on resources but no slow down noticed
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a great product
You will like this program. It is easy to use, has a good interface, and many great features. The fact that the antivirus engine is built in is super because as other reviewers have stated it has two scan engines: One for viruses and the other for spyware/malware. In effect you have two programs in one. I have found viruses/malware/spyware that are not recognized by other programs with this program, and rarely, I have found some on other programs that are not found by this program. So my bottom line stance on Emsisoft Anti-Malware is that it is a top of the line antivirus/antimalware/antispyware product. As I mentioned in the "Cons" section though, I would recommend having other programs installed in your computer for scanning thoroughness.
- Constant auto updates, and features
- Can't find all threats
Its antivirus engine is great at detecting and removing malware from your computer
I've been using Emsisoft Antimalware for a couple of years. It provides good protection against anything that will infect your computer. The web shield is not as good about warning you about "bad" web sites as shields from the larger antivirus companies, but the behavior blocker is first rate at blocking malicious files and "strange" files (you can whitelist/exclude an occasional false positive BB detection). Emsisoft used to have a firewall, but it has been discontinued because the standard firewall that comes with Windows since Windows 7 is very good. As extra protection, Emsisoft beefs up the Windows firewall a bit to replace their own firewall.
- The user interface looks good
- The web shield is not that efficient