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Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 Released


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

This is slightly old news, but wanted to share the fact that Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 was released on June 18th 2014. I am a big of EAM and their employees and commonly use the product in our spyware removal guides. 
 
For those interested the new release has the following new or updated features:
  • New user interface.
  • Lots of user experience changes
  • Faster scans
  • Upgraded real-time protection
For a more detailed overview, you can read this blog post.
 
I particularly liked this quote from their business page:

What can Emsisoft Anti-Malware NOT do for you?

  • Share any private data stored on your workstation
    Sorry, but this software does not send any user profile or private data to some cloud server. Yes, we know, almost all other antivirus products are doing that, but we have principles and we have decided to stick to them. See the AV-Comparatives report.

Have any of used or upgraded to 9.0? If so, what do you think?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

I know that the last time I tested Emsisoft Anti-Malware (FREE VERSION), there is something potential users need to know.  They will, without your permission, or prior notice, add a tag line into your outgoing e-mails for advertising purposes.  This applies 100% to POP accounts, and possibly IMAP accounts also.

 

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

I have been using EAM for a while now. I am also a big fan. v9.0.0.4142 was released the other day (06/24/14) and v9.0.0.4157 was released yesterday. The most noticeable change for me was the new user interface...it has been enlarged and I now can read it without have to squint. :thumbup2:
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

I've been using EAM on one Windows 7 computer for over 2 years, going into my 3rd year. It's one of the more reliable security choices on the market & at the same time, very light on computer resources. Powerful AV & AM real time protection bundled into one package. 

 

It really was great last year seeing Emsisoft debuting on the AV-Comparatives chart for the first time & did Christian & team impress or what? 100% on very first test! 

 

The Emsisoft brand is poised for growth in the North American market, success will not be ignored. EAM was installed on my computer prior to the latest successes & I knew deep down that huge things were in store for this fantastic team. The folks at Emsisoft works hard for their customers & rewards them for loyalty, over time, up to 60% discount for EAM. 

 

I like the new interface, though the old one was fine, the latest is pleasing to the eyes. All controls are in plain sight, no having to dig to find anything. Customers can even backup their configuration in case of hardware or software failure, this is also in the interface. 

 

One notable feature of EAM, unlike many security software choices, isn't a resource hogger. Runs good on all types of hardware configurations, even my 10 year old T42 ThinkPad, though it's a 1.73GHz Pentium M, runs more like a P3. However, EAM doesn't slow it, is likely the lightest security app that it's seen. At the same time, solid protection from the unknown. 

 

Emsisoft offers a 30 day no obligation trial to anyone wanting to try EAM. Blade has already linked the site in the first sentence of the OP, no need for me to again. 

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:57 AM

They will, without your permission, or prior notice, add a tag line into your outgoing e-mails for advertising purposes.  This applies 100% to POP accounts, and possibly IMAP accounts also.

 

I think you are referring to the line that was created by the Outlook plugin, which scanned ingoing/outgoing mails in MS Outlook and was used to inform the reader of the mail that it had been scanned. However this feature (that did not apply to any other application except Outlook) has been removed a few months ago, see also http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2014/02/15/emsisoft-anti-malware-8-1-0-40-released/

 

 

  • Removed Outlook integration as it became obsolete for safety.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:03 AM

I think you are referring to the line that was created by the Outlook plugin, which scanned ingoing/outgoing mails in MS Outlook and was used to inform the reader of the mail that it had been scanned. However this feature (that did not apply to any other application except Outlook) has been removed a few months ago, see also http://changeblog.emsisoft.com/2014/02/15/emsisoft-anti-malware-8-1-0-40-released/

 

I'll Install MS Office on my test computer and check it out the most current version.  I'll let you know.

 

Thanks, and have a great day.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:38 AM

 

 

I know that the last time I tested Emsisoft Anti-Malware (FREE VERSION)

Must have been some years back, last time I recall a Free version of Emsisoft products was when it was known as a-squared free back in 2010. With most any free product, you can rightfully expect a catch, the devs deserves to be paid something for their product. It takes a lot of time & effort to produce security software, especially anything that's fit to use. 

 

Emsisoft provides a fully functional 30 day Trial at no cost, which is how I started until my first boxed version arrived, haven't had any issues with unwanted advertising. In fact, today's EAM was recently awarded for it's privacy. 

 

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2014/06/17/emsisoft-quite-possibly-the-most-privacy-conscious-anti-malware-around/

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

To clear up some confusion, after the 30 days free trial of all features, it resorts back to a freeware mode that still allows scanning and cleaning.

This was indicated better in the 8.0 version.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

Preface
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1.  Test machine met the minimum requirements specified on site.

Steps
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1.  Tested outlook, with no tag lines.
2.  Installed.
3.  Updated defs.
4.  Locked up computer.
5.  Rebooted computer.
6.  Locked up computer.
7.  Reset to nothing but Windows updates.
8.  Installed Emsisoft.
9.  Performed outlook test, AOK.

Although the tag line didn't appear, Emsisoft lies.

It says that it has a 30 day free trail period, but, after install, and I open the main screen, it says that I only have 6 days left on the trial.

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The disk backup image (paragon backup and recovery) I used in item 7 above, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER had Emsisoft installed, let alone this version.  I formatted the drive, reinstalled Windows, and the test was the same.

My opinion of Emsisoft stands, I think it's a substandard program.  The above tests were on a standalone, test PC.  I then repeated the same tests on a virtual machine, the results where the same.  The date/time is accurate, I sync it with the United States Naval Observatory atomic clock, the OFFICIAL time of the USA, every eight (8) hours, so the time variance is minimal.
 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

I know that the last time I tested Emsisoft Anti-Malware (FREE VERSION)

 

Must have been some years back, last time I recall a Free version of Emsisoft products was when it was known as a-squared free back in 2010. With most any free product, you can rightfully expect a catch, the devs deserves to be paid something for their product. It takes a lot of time & effort to produce security software, especially anything that's fit to use. 

 

Emsisoft provides a fully functional 30 day Trial at no cost, which is how I started until my first boxed version arrived, haven't had any issues with unwanted advertising. In fact, today's EAM was recently awarded for it's privacy. 

 

http://blog.emsisoft.com/2014/06/17/emsisoft-quite-possibly-the-most-privacy-conscious-anti-malware-around/

 

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No, the last time I tested Emsisoft, with Outlook was sometime last year (I believe near the end of it), just before I got my Windows 8 computer.  The results were the same, the tagline, and as Elise pointed out, the Outlook issue was removed in 2014_02, and I hadn't tested it with Outlook since then, until after Elise's comment.  Also per Emsisoft, after 30 day trail, it goes to a limited freeware version.

I used the term "freeware", when it would have been better to use "trial", but the end result is the same, they added tag lines, without permission.  Then, the current version, although suppose to 30 day trial, is only 6 days, as shown in my screen capture above.

As indicated, my computer clock is correct, because it stays in sync with the US Naval Observatory atomic clock, the official time of the USA.

Have a great day.
 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

I stand corrected, EAM does revert to freeware after subscription or Trial version ends, just haven't been in the situation. Yes, this is posted on the site in plain view & have seen it several times. 

 

Being that I recently placed the Outlook function of my Office 2010 package to use, after using WLM for years, wasn't aware of the issue brought forth. 

 

 

 

My opinion of Emsisoft stands, I think it's a substandard program. 

 

That, I cannot deny your right of, not every program offered will please everyone & in that respect, Emsisoft isn't different. 

 

However, Emsisoft has professional support available & response times will normally be much faster than that of some other big name brands. The folks at Emsisoft works very hard to produce a quality product & as a result of, retains many customers after the initial subscription. 

 

I'm sorry to hear that your Emsisoft experience has been less than a positive one. 

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

Some of the folks involved with Emsisoft (and Malwarebytes) product development, research and support are well known security experts who have volunteered time to assist victims of malware infection before these scanning tools were available. Some still stay personally involved with helping victims on board forums as well as provide individual support services to users of their products. No amount of money can buy such dedication and support.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

No, the last time I tested Emsisoft, with Outlook was sometime last year (I believe near the end of it), just before I got my Windows 8 computer.  

 

Not sure whats happening with the trial time. If you never had EAM on this computer it should start at 30. If you'd like to use the entire trial period (30 days), please feel free to send me a PM and I'll send you a 30-day license key.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

 

No, the last time I tested Emsisoft, with Outlook was sometime last year (I believe near the end of it), just before I got my Windows 8 computer.  

 

Not sure whats happening with the trial time. If you never had EAM on this computer it should start at 30. If you'd like to use the entire trial period (30 days), please feel free to send me a PM and I'll send you a 30-day license key.

 

The only other time where I saw a great reduction in the "trial" period, was for instance was the "beta" version of windows released for public review, before the planned release of the actual final windows.  When I saw these, they specifically said that the expiration date was "X".  So depending on the download/installation date, it could be months, weeks or just a few days.

As for "If you'd like to use the entire trial period (30 days), please feel free to send me a PM and I'll send you a 30-day license key", I'll send you a PM, because your offer brings up a question or two, and I'll ask it privately, before accepting or declining it.

I use my test PC and/or virtual machines to check things out before they go onto our main computers, for safty reasons.  After I got clobbered in 1995, that became my rule/procedure.  I used a standalone PC at first, using Norton Ghost to create an image of the HDD at first.  Then when I discovered virtual PCs, I started to use that, and now a combination.
 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

I replied to your PM, but please feel free to put it in public as well. To address any concern, yes I work for Emsisoft, and yes, I have been an Admin at BC for quite a bit longer than that. :)

 

Because for unknown reason you have a problem with the trial period I offered you an option to get the same trial period everyone else gets. Nobody forces you to actually use it. As for trial periods, this is quite common, but you'll have to take my word for it.


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