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Emisisoft AntiMalware download clarification, please


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#1 espoo_hopper

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:47 PM

Hi

 

Just looking for some clarification regarding your recently added Emisisoft AntiMalware download, as I am looking for a second on-demand scanner. Your accompanying text states -

 

"The free version of Emsisoft AntiMalware does not include real-time protection and is a on-demand cleaner only."

 

However, I went to the Emisisoft site and the description includes -

 

"By default Emsisoft Anti-Malware installs as a free fully functional 30 day trial version. After the trial period you can either choose to buy a full version license or switch to the limited freeware mode. The freeware mode still allows you to scan and clean infections, but it doesn't provide any real-time protection to guard against new infections. It's useful as a second opinion scanner..."

 

I don't particularly want to install it and find I have a conflict with Avast and then perhaps find that uninstall leaves bits all over the place. My question is -

 

Is your download a different variation that can be used as a second opinion on-demand scanner from the outset, or does it only revert to on-demand after 30 days?

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

Hi espoo_hopper,

 

The trial works quite well together with Avast, even if Real Time protection is enabled (Emsisoft products are tested to be able to run alongside other realtime protection without causing conflicts). However, even if the trial is still enabled, you can easily turn off all real time protection and thus have it running as on-demand scanner only. The trial option is included so you can try it out and see if you like it. If you don't want to try out its real time protection, just turn it off and you have the on-demand version.

 

This means that the installer offered for download here at BC has the same trial option included, After the trial period expires nothing really changes except that the options to activate Realtime Protection are no longer available without purchasing the full version. So there is no way remnants can remain on your system after the trial has expired.

 

I hope this answers your questions. :)


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

Hi Elise

Thank you very much for the speedy response. It has answered my question in full. Very much appreciated.

Thanks again.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

You're most welcome. :)


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:50 AM

Let me add that I have been using it alongside ESET NOD32 without issues. EAM is a great program which I highly recommend as part of anyone's security toolkit.
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:55 AM

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Would you be so kind as to clarify what is ESET NOD32 And EAM? I do not want to assume what the initials stand for even though I think I know. Thanks!

 

p.s. Were they suppose to have links? I know normally you link your post so that others know exactly what you were referring to.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:07 AM

Both are antivirus programs:

 

Emsisoft Anti-Malware: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/

 

ESET Nod 32: http://www.eset.com/int/home/products/antivirus/


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:25 AM

Thanks Elise!



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

Also see this Emsisoft Anti-Malware Review
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Thanks quietman7!



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:33 PM

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