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Contrary to what its name might suggest Emsisoft Anti-Malware doesn't just scan your PC for malware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a comprehensive security solution that can compete with the best anti-virus on the market and effectively counters all threats encountered on the web: viruses, trojans, worms, rootkits, spyware, adware etc.. The app even supports two scan engines to optimize the discovery and elimination of the viruses. The first engine is responsible for the classic check with a database containing millions of signatures, while the second engine focuses on new attacks. Emsisoft Anti-Malware also offers real-time protection. When you open a web page, the address of the latter is automatically checked in a database containing all the url known to be risky sites. And to be quite complete, the app performs an analysis of behavior that is constantly monitoring active programs. At the slightest suspicious behavior, an alert is triggered immediately and the offending program is blocked automatically. The program responsible for this analysis is itself protected so that nobody can stop it without having a special license (i.e a numbers code).

If Emsisoft Anti-Malware is proving to be very complete it still remains easy to use. From the first launch a wizard helps you configure your security settings (activation of "guards" for the files, programs, real time protection during Web browsing...) and to update the app with the latest signatures. During this stage you can also enable detection of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs and potentially unwanted software), that is to say, toolbars and other add-ons that come regularly to parasite the installation of our software. Of course you can change all these parameters, and many others thereafter. Like most modern anti-virus, Emsisoft Anti-Malware has a  user friendly interface which makes it very easy to use.

The main screen provides an overview of key elements of the configuration with a left menu with five sections: Scan PC, Quarantine, Logs, Guard, Configuration. In the "Scan PC" section you can choose between four types of scan:

  • Quick Scan: scans all active programs in search of spyware and other "tracking cookies".
  • Smart Scan: identical to the Quick Scan but with the analysis of all the Windows system files.
  • Deep Scan: complete analysis of all files on all hard disks detected. This type of scan is very slow and we recommend to program an automatic schedule at a time when you are not using your PC.
  • Custom Scan: identical to deep scan, but with the ability to configure the folders to scan.

The "Quarantine" section contains all the files and programs identified as suspects. After verification you can either delete these files or restore them in case they would be "false positives."

The "Logs" section allows you to view the actions performed during the various controls (behavior analysis, real-time protection, guard files, virus scan and others) while the "Guard" section allows to adjust the settings of the controls. So it is possible to create your own control rules for a particular application. The "Configuration" section allows in turn to control the behavior of the guards, updates, notifications or even to schedule scans.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware also enjoys excellent reviews carried out by independent organizations (AVLab, MRG Effitas ...). For those who are interested in the links to the various reviews, they are available on the following page:


You can test Emsisoft Anti-Malware full version for free for 30 days. After this period you can continue to use its free version but you then loose the real-time protection.



Emsisoft Anti-Malware scans and cleans your infected PC for free. For malware removal it uses two major antivirus scan engines. Best protection from viruses, spyware and trojans is guaranteed with the file guard, surf protection and behavior blocker.

Don’t rely on freeware antivirus programs! They usually only provide a scanner to cleanup the mess after the worst case scenario has already occurred and the PC is overrun by malware. You would rather be PROTECTED, wouldn't you? We presume that you would also prefer to receive personal assistance in emergency situations instead of being forced to fill out an anonymous support form, from which you might get a reply three days later, if at all. That’s why Emsisoft is a premium software vendor for premium customers! - and includes a malware removal guarantee.


  • Surf Protection: If you unintentionally try to access a website that spreads trojans or spyware, Emsisoft Anti-Malware will prevent you from doing so. The built-in list of known dangerous and fraudulent websites is automatically updated every hour.
  • File Guard: This crucial layer of protection checks all files that are downloaded or run against more than 10 million signatures of known malicious software. The Emsisoft Anti-Malware File Guard is intelligent and self-optimizes continually, so you won’t feel the impact of dozens of files being scanned in the background every second.
  • Behavior Blocker: To catch zero-day threats that aren't yet included in the signature database, Emsisoft Anti-Malware continually monitors the behavior of all active programs and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs. Combined with the live cloud-verification of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network it is our ultimate weapon against specialized and sophisticated malware attacks that others can't protect you from.



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