Emsisoft Anti-Malware protects your PC from malware-based hacker attacks. Its special capabilities in dealing with trojans, worms, dialers and spyware make it an indispensable enhancement to any protection system, whether on a private PC or a company network.
The unique Malware-IDS technology in the background guard provides the first line of defense against individual attacks by highly specialized Trojans that cannot be recognized by signature-based anti-virus software. These types of Trojans are a favorite attacker tool for spying on Online Banking access data and company secrets. The Malware-IDS is also able to block Rootkits effectively.
Reviewing 18.104.22.168 (Feb 27, 2013)
I had no indication that this product stopped viruses from downloading onto my computer. The web site does not explicitly say that this product prevents known malware from downloading. Emisoft admits, uncharacterstically accurately, that once malware is on your machine more often than not it can't be removed.
Avast on the other hand blocks known malware from downloading. It's stopped alot of malware from downloading onto my machine and missed one that nothing could identify.
The Emisoft web site, which is filled with hype, never actually explicitly lists specifically what this product does and does not do.
I caught the program using a full 500,000 M of RAM. That is way too much, and would hang any computer more than a couple of years old.
The company uses scare tactics. For instance, a prominently displayed article on the web site claims that ransomware will infect even your backup drives, and there won't be anything you can do. Other IT experts are saying that while Ransomware exists adn can do that it is rare and not much of a threat. It's also unclear how Emisoft would prevent ransomware since it doesn't stop malware from downloading. The theme of Emisoft's current newsletter is their claim that NBC's web sites are infected with malware.
Emisoft Antimalware costs twice as much as most other antivirus software, and you have to buy a second product for sandboxing, which Avast's standard price product includes.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Feb 3, 2013)
Out of interest & because I've just done a C:\ image I installed this program to see if it was more intuitive, less complicated (I don't mind complicated if it's necessary) & to see if Emsisoft had managed to fix the slowdown on this fast muticore PC.
The result over the last hour is: - It's still takes an age to setup, it still is unnecessarily complicated & still locks this PC up while scanning & does slow it down when running in the background (iTunes running in the foreground slows a PC down less) What do you expect for a program over 200 MEG in size though?
Mbam wipes the floor with it, now imaging back to remove every byte of this garbage, & I won't be trying it again and have tried it off & on since it was A2.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Oct 21, 2012)
It's OK. But it seems to have too many false positives for my taste. :(
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (Jul 31, 2012)
This is a nice piece of software. Anti-virus/Anti-malware all in 1 package. $40 is the price but they have many license specials for way less. It took me a while to get all the setting tweaked to my machine but when they are right, EAM blocks many bad things and is very intuitive, is updated many many times a day and runs just fine with other A/V & A/M software on the same system.
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (Jun 18, 2012)
I'm sorry but this does slow any PC down, way overly complicated, glad to see the back of it - The worst pay for anti-malware in the entire world ~ And I have oodles of RAM & a very fast PC ~ (when Emsisoft isn't installed anyway)
I would say they have lost the plot but to be honest they never had it to start with ~ And I have a full license for Emsisoft that remains unused for the reasons above ~ Very expensive also - Nuff said?
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