Forget viruses - Today's threats come in new shapes and are called Malware
That's why we think "Anti-Malware" is the more appropriate term, even if it's the same as what's commonly known as "Anti-Virus".
Threat of the year since 2012. Attackers enter your PC through unpatched software and encrypt all your files. Can you afford to pay a $600 ransom to get your data back?
They turn your PC into a remote controlled zombie. Your computing power is collectively sold on the black market to send spams, attack others or store illegal content.
‣ Banking Trojans
Hackers use phishing techniques and keyloggers to get your most valuable passwords and empty your bank- or PayPal-accounts invisibly within seconds.
Potentially Unwanted Programs that mess up your computer with useless browser toolbars, tons of commercials and other bulk that slows down the PC.
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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.