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Old 03. Jul 2010, 10:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Size-wise, this software is really bulky. A-Squared setup was 70 MB, and after installation, it downloaded 75 MB of updates . This time the setup is 96 MB. Don't know about the updates. I have yet to download the setup. The download is available from Download.com... and I have observed a problem with their downloads. If I pause the download for a longer period of time, and I resume it, it throws error. I cannot download such a big file all at once, because the downloading slows my internet. Have to find some free time to download it.
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Old 03. Jul 2010, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I for one would love to hear how you find the software. I posted a while back asking if anyone here used the software and it seemed that none did. Also, has the software, along with its name change, changed its scanning from on-demand to active? Emsisoft's detection rating even eclipsed several of the better-known pay and free AVs according to a couple of anti-malware sites.

Please do let us know how you find the software! Regards, Kyuzo.
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Old 03. Jul 2010, 08:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Emsisoft Antimalware is basically a shareware realtime anti-virus + anti-malware for 3 days, and then reverts to a limited freeware license (according to the developers).
I've never kept it that long, even though you can disable its realtime scanning and other features.

It uses 2 engines (Ikarus and home-made) to ensure high detection rates, and has a lot of features. I'd say Emsisoft Anti-malware is basically a commercial antivirus.

If you want a deep on-demand scanner, I think it's better sticking with A-squared Free 4.5c, which also has the same engines.
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As its there in the link posted by 26Dolphins, its clear that A-Squared and Emsisoft Anti-malware are no different. They are same thing. Only the name has been changed. So basically, Anti-malware stays and works the same as A-Squared. The free version provides on-demand scanning, and cleaning, but no real-time protection. It still provides excellent detection rate, although it comes with false positives, as can be expected.
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Old 04. Jul 2010, 12:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That's what I was told on another forum. If I recall, "Emsisoft" is just a reworking of "M.C. Software", the (Emsi and A-Squared) developer's initials. I wouldn't mind trying it if it had real-time protection. I was mainly curious about what kind of load it placed on the system.

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Old 04. Jul 2010, 12:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That's what I was told on another forum. If I recall, "Emsisoft" is just a reworking of "M.C. Software", the (Emsi and A-Squared) developer's initials. I wouldn't mind trying it if it had real-time protection. I was mainly curious about what kind of load it placed on the system.

Thanks again! Kyuzo.
It's heavier than the free AV's I've tried (Avast, Avira, Panda Cloud, MSE), if you leave all the settings on default.
Ikarus is an AV engine by the way, don't expect Emsisoft Antimalware to be compatible.
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Old 04. Jul 2010, 04:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I removed a squared free and installed emsisoft antimalware wid d latest setup [96.6 mb]
d updates were just 4 mb and after trial period it works like a squared free but witha nag screen everytime we open eam
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Old 04. Jul 2010, 07:05 AM   #18 (permalink)
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That's what I was told on another forum. If I recall, "Emsisoft" is just a reworking of "M.C. Software", the (Emsi and A-Squared) developer's initials. I wouldn't mind trying it if it had real-time protection. I was mainly curious about what kind of load it placed on the system.
I believe real-time protection is available in paid version, and not the freeware version. But, it is a useful tool to keep, because of its detection rate. The setup size is a whopping 96 MB though, and updates after you install.
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Old 04. Jul 2010, 12:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Can this be used as an on demand scanner from day one or is the 30+3 day trial a full blown AV that would not install alongside my Avast AV?
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Old 04. Jul 2010, 01:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You can choose to just let it function as an on-demand scanner... which is what I have done. The setup size has increased, but this also brings the advantage that the amount of updates after installation has gone down drastically which is really good. After installation, only 4 MB of updates were downloaded. So, I am guessing that initial signatures are with the setup file itself.

Scanned my computer with it, and found a lot of stuff, but thankfully, almost all of them were false positives.
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