Emsisoft’s roots can be traced all the way to back to 1999 when our CEO Christian Mairoll kept receiving a nasty backdoor Trojan, “Back Orifice”, from so-called ‘friends’ via ICQ. As it forced the CD drive to repeatedly open and close, his curiosity sparked. How does this Trojan work? How do I get rid of it? It was then that the first line of Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s code was written.
By 2003 what had started out as a hobby project became an anti-malware company for the masses and has been growing its staff to 40 passionate individuals today. Our team of leading experts dedicates its time and effort to defending millions of customers from the never ending stream of online threats.
Today, Emsisoft is headquartered in New Zealand but maintains a global presence through local teams across all time zones. Malware doesn’t sleep, and nor do we.
Microsoft Certified Partner, OPSWAT Gold Partner
AV-Test Certified, AV-Comparatives Top Rated Product of the Year, VirusBulletin VB100, MRG-Effitas #1, COMSS.RU #1, AVLab.PL #1, more.
Austria’s Leading Companies: First place, PCSL: AV of the year, Cyber Defense Magazine: AV of the year, ProtectStar Award, Constantinus Austria.
Emsisoft’s ideal is a malware-protected world, a place where:
- Home and business computer security is engineered to perfection.
- Our software effectively detects new threats before your computer is compromised.
- We produce innovative anti-malware solutions that are efficient, powerful, unobtrusive and minimalistic.
- All of our products do their job perfectly; keeping your digital world safe. We leave your computer’s power where it belongs: with you.
Emisoft Anti-Malware & Antivirus
Name: EmiSoft Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware
Description: Emsisoft Anti-Malware protects your PC from both viruses and potentially unwanted software. It comes with a 30-day free trial and, unlike other offerings, it can be very versatile in the way it detects threats and deals with them, thanks to its community network where it can check how other people have dealt with specific issues.
Offer price: Free to $500
Operating System: Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, MAC, Android
Application Category: EmiSoft - Brand Review
Author: BEST Antivirus
Ease of use
Emsisoft Anti-Malware protects your PC from both viruses and potentially unwanted software. It comes with a 30-day free trial and, unlike other offerings, it can be very versatile in the way it detects threats and deals with them, thanks to its community network where it can check how other people have dealt with specific issues.
Limits app abilities: One of the most impressive features of Emsisoft Anti-Malware is its ability to allow you to use an app while blocking abilities that you feel uncomfortable with. Some of the abilities that can be blocked include keylogging, changing Web browser settings, or the installation of services, drivers, or software without your knowledge.
Community action system: If an application on your PC is misbehaving, the anti-malware software can resolve the situation on its own by referencing the actions of other people who’ve had to deal with the same issue. If a large enough number of people have performed the same action, the app will respond in the same way.
Various scanning modes: Like most modern anti-malware products, the app offers you several scanning modes, including the “Intelligent” mode, which in our tests took a total of 32 minutes. Prior to each scan, a definitions update is carried out; regular virus definition updates take about a minute to complete, but the initial one after you install the software can take ten times as long.
Potential for false positives: Since the app scans not only for malicious software but also for potentially unwanted apps, you may encounter false positives — apps that do something useful but are detected as dangerous or unwanted. We recommend that you take malware and virus alerts at face value.