Light-weight malware removal software.
Size: 393.65 MB
About Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus and antimalware application. It uses two scan engines to increase the protection level and to offer you better virus detection.
The download and install processes take a while and the moment they have been completed.
You start the program you are given four licensing options: test the product for three days, sign up to test the program for a month, and unlock the full version by providing a license and the freeware mode.
In the last option, you can only use the scanner for cleaning. For the purpose of this test, I picked the first option. After clicking next the program downloads various updates.
According to my estimations, this took about a few minutes. After the update procedure was completed you are given the option to “Quick Scan”.
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Scan & Clean
You can choose from four types of scans: quick, malware and custom scan. I have picked a quick scan and I have to say that the process did not take too long.
It provides real-time protection against all types of ransomware and other malware with a dual scanner option.
According to the program, the next step is Protection. Basically in this module, you are given the opportunity to activate various security options such as Enable guard on system startup, Enable web protection, Activate File Guard etc.
Another excellent module in Guard is Web Protection. Basically, you can set the program to alert you about various Internet threats such as tracking cookies, malware hosts, warez hosts etc. The software can also block those threats.
The last field in the menu is Web Protection. You can easily check any phishing browser extensions with this tool. By clicking this a separate window will appear in which are displayed all the processes and services that are running on your computer. Simply put this is a sort of editor. You can choose any website to instantly block it.
In Guard a very useful option is Alerts. Usually, a ransomware detection application generates plenty of alerts. However, you can lower their amount by using various useful settings such as Intelligent Alert Reduction, Paranoid Mode etc.
Also, you can choose the application to perform scheduled scans. I have to say that this is a very useful feature. After you have decided on the options that you were provided and you click next you will be announced that the configuration process has been finished.
Now entering the program I have to say that the main interface looks very good. The menu system is well organized and is not filled up with all kinds of overwhelming settings.
You have the Security Status field where there are displayed all the activated security modules. In Quarantine can be stored various files that later you want to be scanned or maybe you just want to get rid of them.
By entering the main security module of the program, you get the chance to operate all kinds of settings and modifications. You can choose to activate Behavior Blocker in Emsisoft Anti-Malware for PC. This security feature consists of various components that have the purpose to monitor malicious activity.
Advantage and Disadvantage
I have to say that Emsisoft Anti-Malware full version really impressed me. The main interface of the program looks excellent, the Guard security module is powerful and very efficient. There are available lots of scanning options.
- Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 11, Windows 10 | OS x64
- Processor: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above.
- RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended).
- Free Hard Disk: 100MB space for installation.
- Graphics Card: Super VGA (800 × 600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher.