Emsisoft Anti-Malware


Emsisoft Anti-Malware

A good choice to scan and remove trojans and other malware from your PC.


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Pros & Cons:

Scans and removes trojans and other malware such as worms, viruses, spyware, trackers, diallers, etc. Easy to use, quarantine and updates are available. As of version 7.0 onwards, there are fewer false +ves and faster online updates.
After 30 days the real-time protection is removed and so are auto updates, scheduled scans, etc. Large download.

Our Review:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a good choice to scan and remove malware, especially trojans, from your PC. It removes the trojans containing backdoors, keyloggers, diallers and other destructive pests that make it dangerous to surf the web.

Other than trojans, it also can be used to recognize and remove spyware, adware, tracking cookies, worms, viruses and rootkits from your PC.

Designed for ease of use, this program combines Emsisoft Anti-Malware and the Bitdefender Anti-Virus engine to cut down on unnecessary double detection routines for one and the same malware. Prior to version 7.0 Ikarus was employed, but this has now been replaced by Bitdefender because of the former's tendency to produce false positives.

Any suspicious file/s can be uploaded to Emsisoft for analysis: www.emsisoft.com/en/support/submit/ and also, you may find their forums helpful: support.emsisoft.com/

Features such as quarantine, online updates and heuristic scan for unknown malware are included.

From the Emsisoft website, 'By default Emsisoft Anti-Malware installs as a free fully functional 30 day trial version. After the trial period you can either choose to buy a full version license or switch to the limited freeware mode. The freeware mode still allows you to scan and clean infections, but it doesn't provide any real-time protection to guard against new infections'.

In other words, the free version does not provide other features such as file guard, behavior blocker, anti-ransomware and surf protection.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware was reviewed by on based on version 2017.11.0.8247 .