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What is your opinion on the Anti-Malware tool EMCO Malware Destroyer?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:30 AM

Hi all!

Recently while searching for new Anti-Malware tools to try subsequently in order to clean my computer for malware, I came across EMCO Malware Destroyer.

And hence, now I am wondering;

What is your opinion on the Anti-Malware tool EMCO Malware Destroyer?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 07:22 AM

I have seen it advertised on Major Geeks and other third-party hosting sites but write ups and reviews never impressed me.

EMCO Malware Destroyer by Softpedia

...To start with, you should note that it does not provide active protection, heuristic scans or an active shield of some sort. This utility will only search for baddies currently loaded in the memory or running processes that are infected...Malware Destroyer is designed for manual virus checks and the fast scans recommend it, but bear in mind that it is mainly aimed at non-techy users and will only provide an occasional supplemental layer of protection.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

The latest database update was on 28 Sep 16, this is far too long ago for an antimalware tool during this day and age. It does not seem like it would be very effective in my opinion. Stick to EEK, ESET online scanner, MBAM, and other free removal tools from antivirus companies.

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:15 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

Understood. While trying it I noticed that the scanning engine offers extra fine-grained settings, unlike normal Anti-Malware tools which offer fewer settings.

 

Personally, I read about it over at thewindowsclub.com.

 

Thank you very much for the help! :)

 

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#5 midimusicman79

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

Hi, xXToffeeXx!

 

The latest database update was on 28 Sep 16, this is far too long ago for an antimalware tool during this day and age. It does not seem like it would be very effective in my opinion. Stick to EEK, ESET online scanner, MBAM, and other free removal tools from antivirus companies.

 

Yeah, you posted a minute before me, but as you can see in my signature, I try many standalone Anti-Malware tools, but thanks for the heads-up anyway! :busy:

 

Thank you!

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 22 October 2016 - 09:11 AM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free, NVT OSA and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with CanDef, uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:29 AM

There are many less known similar tools...most of them are a waste of time. The most effective tools are always noted here by our experts.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:57 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

 

OK. I just want to make sure that my computer is free from malware, and the fact that each Anti-Malware tool has its own database means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another.

 

Thank you again!

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:03 PM

...the fact that each Anti-Malware tool has its own database means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed...

Yes but at some point the redundancy makes such efforts futile for most folks.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:15 PM

There are many less known similar tools...most of them are a waste of time. The most effective tools are always noted here by our experts.


This.

Honestly midimusicman, BleepingComputer might not be the place for you to create a thread every week about a different tool. You might want to check out Wilders Security forums because they are all about that. They post about every single tool and program that exists and the discussions can last for pages. If I were you, I would head over there to check it out and post your threads over there :)

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:02 AM

Hi, quietman7 & Aura!

 

For the record, I have asked specifically about seven Anti-Malware tools, to include FreeFixer, Runscanner, 9-lab Removal Tool BETA, Norton Power Eraser, ProtectU, (Norton Security Scan (albeit not really an Anti-Malware tool)) and EMCO Malware Destroyer. :thumbup2:

 

I admit that I should not have asked about the three last mentioned tools, so with that said I will refrain from asking this kind of questions because it obviously does not serve any purpose anymore.

 

I apologize if I have wasted your time as that certainly was not my intention. Rather, I thought it would be interesting to seek you experts' opinion on standalone Anti-Malware tools as I myself am a novice. :busy:

 

As for the suggestion about Wilders Security forums, it would be somewhat unnecessary as I would not like to discuss such said tools forever either, because like I said I just wanted your opinion.

 

Thank you once again!

 

Regards,

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Edited by midimusicman79, 24 October 2016 - 09:01 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:23 AM

As for the suggestion about Wilders Security forums, it would be somewhat unnecessary as I would not like to discuss such said tools forever either, because like I said I just wanted your opinion.


I can sum it up for you: we don't really have an opinion about any unknown and/or less popular tools. Only those that have been around for a while and/or have proven themselves over the years.

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