The Emsisoft Anti-Malware Guard scans all running programs with a signature scanner the same as all other antivirus guards. The Emsisoft engine originally comes from the anti-spyware and anti-trojan domain. In addition to the common detection functions, the engine includes extensive functions for detecting tracking cookies and spyware traces in the registry and in the file system, as well as advanced dialer heuristics.
It also has a Behavior Blocker. This is a special system which is able to detect and block malware without the need for signatures. With its advanced malware removal engine, it claims to provide more protection against malware to your PCs than ever before. This product combines both Antivirus and an Anti-Malware. Typical ways of infection are disabled in advance. Websites that try to plant trojans or spyware or that offer deceptive contents are blocked by the surf protection.