Emsisoft Anti-Malware review and FAQ
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus and anti-malware software that protects PCs against various threats: viruses, trojans, spyware, bots, adware, keyloggers. Its local protection consists of two parts: Real-time File Guard (scans files you download and run) and behavior blocker.
There is also a browser extension (Emsisoft Browser Security) that protects against phishing attacks and blocks access to suspicious websites. One of the main advantages is that it uses two scanning engines: own engine and BitDefender. With this dual-engine scanner, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers one of the strongest protection on the market.
In addition, Emsisoft provides another remarkable feature: you can run a scan, even if your computer does not boot. This feature is called Emergency Kit. It allows creating bootable media to scan the system.
Users should not feel confused when using this program, as there are plenty of help materials and guides, as well as cue tips in the settings. Emsisoft Anti-Malware provides the ability to shutdown, with captcha to confirm it (user can disable the confirmation).
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a lightweight program and does not require a lot of system resources. Its impact on system performance is small, but its effect on the protection of the system is very height.
What is Emsisoft Anti-Malware?
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an all-in-one protection solution: antivirus, antispyware, anti-trojan, anti-PUPs, anti-ransomware, anti-phishing. With it, you get a secure computer without malware. In addition, it is a lightweight product.
Can Emsisoft Anti-Malware replace my antivirus?
Yes, because Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a complete antimalware suite.
Why is it called Anti-Malware and not Anti-Virus?
Because viruses are only 0.5% of all threats. Therefore, the term anti-malware is much clearer.
How to install Emsisoft browser extension?
Open the main screen of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Click on the Protection tab in the sidebar. Scroll to the Surf protection section and click the Browser Security install option. On the opened webpage find the link Get Emsisoft Browser Security for Chrome (available also for Edge and Firefox) and click on it. The relevant webpage will open (the online store of the browser). On the page, click on install to get the extension.
What is Emergency kit maker?
Emergency kit maker is a special Emsisoft feature that allows creating Emergency kit - a portable utility that allows to scan and clean infected PCs.
How to create Emsisoft Emergency kit?
Attach USB drive to store the Emergency kit. Open the main window of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Go to the Emergency kit maker tab in the Scan section in the sidebar. Select platform you want to install (x32 is more universal). Select the location where you want to save Emergency kit. Click Create Emergency kit.
What does dual-engine protection mean?
Emsisoft Anti-Malware uses two different technologies to scan/protection system. One is their own engine, the other - Bitdefender engine. This dual-engine protection technology provides very powerful protection.
How to perform custom scan in Emsisoft Anti-Malware?
Open the main program window. Click the Scan tab in the sidebar (or click Scan & Clean on the Overview) tab. Click on the section New Scan to expand it. Select Custom scan. Configure it: add what you want to scan (files and folders, other objects), change the scan settings, schedule scan and etc.
How to temporarily pause Emsisoft protection?
Right-click on Emsisoft's icon in the tray. In Pause protection select the desired option.
How to temporarily disable Emsisoft protection?
Right-click on Emsisoft’s icon in the tray, select the Protection Status item. Select the type of protection you want to disable.
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