Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.1

Emsisoft Anti-Malware can keep your computer safe from software threats
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Emsisoft Anti-Malware can keep your computer safe from software threats. This application can not only scan your disks and RAM for malware but also performs real-time protection against them. Additionally, it has a built-in firewall to impede unauthorized applications to exchange data over the network.

The application has a nice multi-language interface. Its tab-based layout helps you navigate through the features easily. Besides, most of the operations demand minimal intervention of the user, as most of them are performed with just a click of a button. Luckily, there are various types of scans to choose from, depending on the circumstances. A quick scan examines only running programs and malware traces. Similarly, you can perform a custom scan for which you can configure parameters. Finally, there’s a malware scan, which I recommend because it inspects the whole system. Another way to use the program is to take the advantage of its integration into Windows contextual menu to scan a given file. Once threats are detected, you’re allowed to decide what to do with them, including ignoring, erasing or sending them to quarantine.

I mostly appreciate the possibility of creating a set of rules to govern this program´s behavior. Thus, you can tell the program to keep an eye on specific applications or simply block them altogether. Moreover, you can do the same for given Internet addresses by establishing surf rules that ban some domains in particular.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware uses signature-based security to identify malware. Moreover, its database is continuously expanding with the help of those users who agree to share data with Emsisoft Antimalware Network. Therefore, it is a good idea to update its signature database regularly. Moreover, you can even re-scan quarantined items after that. Luckily, the program doesn´t depend solely on these updates to detect suspicious behaviors and block them.

When I tried the program, it successfully identified some suspicious programs that NOD32 Antivirus had simply overlooked. However, I don’t think the program can be used as the only malware protection, so it’s good news that it can be used together with other antivirus programs.

All in all, Emisoft Anti-Malware is an effective solution against both new and known software threats, such as Viruses, Trojans, Spyware and Worms. The program can be set to start along with the system and hide in the tray while watching over your security. Luckily, there are ways to optimize its memory usage so that it doesn´t interfere with other tasks. What´s more, it can send emails with alerts whenever something odd happens.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It has a nice multi-language interface.
  • It is very easy to use.
  • It is very good at detecting threats that cannot be identified by other AV applications.
  • It doesn’t depend on signatures to detect new threats.
  • It has a built-in firewall.
  • It allows creating rules.
  • It can be used together with other AV programs

Cons

  • It has a very heavy installer.
  • It doesn´t provide complete AV protection
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