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Emsisoft is great - BUT

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#1 MalwareMutilator


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 05:23 PM

I personally believe Emsisoft is a great product, and I feel confident it offers a high degree of protection to my computers.  Nevertheless, I am becoming more and more annoyed at the frequency I must reboot my computers to allow Emsisoft to "update core components".  I currently have three computers running Emsisoft Security Suite, and three other computers running Kaspersky Internet Security.  No offence to Emsisoft, but when my licenses expire on those computers, they will all be switched to Kaspersky.  Both products, in my humble opinion, are equally capable of offering superior protection.  I honestly hope Emsisoft will eventually improve their update methods, but until that time, I honestly don't have the patience to deal with it.  End of rant!  :lol: 

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 05:28 PM

Are you using EAM or EIS? EIS usually requires more restarts because of the additional firewall module - that, and it cannot overwrite files that are in use. :)

(I get more restarts than the average person, but I am not complaining)

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 05:32 PM

Honestly, I'm not getting that many restarts and I'm an Emsisoft Internet Security user with beta updates enabled. If it needs to reboot, I do it and I go grab a glass of water or something meanwhile. It doesn't take that long.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

I honestly hope Emsisoft will eventually improve their update methods, but until that time, I honestly don't have the patience to deal with it.  End of rant!  :lol: 


Kaspersky requires a reboot when they update their drivers just as we do. The only difference is, that we don't let you wait for new features until next year until the next major version is released, but give you new features right away, as we usually have one release per month. If that annoys you too much, there are multiple options. You can switch to the delayed update feed, that gets program updates a lot less frequently, meaning less frequent reboots. You can simply turn off the notification for reboots and you will probably never notice it. With version 11.6 we also implemented some changes that will reduce the requirements for reboots even further. Essentially the only reason we have to ask for a reboot then is when we update the firewall drivers, as Windows does not allow the type of driver we use to watch network traffic to be reloaded dynamically.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:27 PM

As a side note, there are advantages for frequent rebooting.

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