Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

What's the difference between Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Anti-Malware?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Ghostbusters2

Ghostbusters2

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:54 PM

Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:04 PM

I recently tried out Emsisoft's 30-day trial of their Anti-Malware software and was very pleased with it, and will be considering buying a subscription. In the meantime though, I've been looking at their free Emergency Kit scanner, and wondering: what does their premium software offer that the scanner doesn't? I don't quite get what the difference is, since they both scan the computer for viruses?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 52,068 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:54 PM

Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:11 PM

Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) is a portable second opinion malware scanner which includes the Emsisoft Anti-Malware dual-scanner (anti-virus and anti-malware) complete with 32-bit and 64-bit executables, database signatures and graphical user interface that requires no installation or Internet connection to use. The Emsisoft Commandline Scanner contains the same functionality as the Emergency Kit Scanner but without a graphical user interface. EEK like EAM specializes in removing potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, browser hijackers and unwanted toolbars but it will also scan for and remove other types of malware. EEK can be run on a USB device or in a graphical Recovery Environment. EEK can be used in safe mode or from a recovery environment in order to remove particularly stubborn infections. After you have finished using EEK, it can be deleted or kept for later scans...however, since this is a portable program, EEK does not provide any real-time protection.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit Pro is especially made for helpdesk and computer repair which can be used to scan and clean third-party PCs...it includes the full version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
 


.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 52,068 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:54 PM

Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:17 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection. Emsisoft uses two scanning engines, combining its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus and three security levels (or layers) of protection to prevent the installation of malware and stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. These layers consist of surf protection, a dual-engine file guard, and advanced behavior blocking analysis which is extremely difficult to penetrate.

Emsisoft’s Behavior Blocker continually monitors the behavior of all active programs looking for any anomalies that may be indicative of malicious activity and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs. This advanced behavior blocking technology is able to detect unknown zero-day attacks, file-less malware that resides only in memory, zombies (the hijacking of host processes to load malicious code which execute via script parser programs), and file-encrypting malware (ransomware) attacks. With the release of v2017.5, Emsisoft now has a separate Anti-Ransomware module.

Emsisoft also has the added advantage of warning/detecting the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers) if you enable that feature.

eam_pup_728x574_en.png

Emsisoft utilizes live cloud-verification for superior detection and removal of malware infections effectively. Emsisoft includes a malware removal guarantee and personal assistance in emergency situations. Starting with version 2017.8, Emsisoft merged Emsisoft Internet Security with Emsisoft Anti-Malware and now relies on the built-in Windows Firewall and their Firewall Fortification feature which blocks illegitimate manipulations of Windows Firewall rules to ensure its settings can’t be manipulated by malware from the inside. The free version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware does not include real-time protection in its freeware mode...it is a on-demand cleaner only.

Note: By default Emsisoft Anti-Malware installs as a free fully functional 30-day trial version with real-time protection. After the trial period expires you can either choose to buy a full version license or continue to use it in limited freeware mode which still allows you to scan and clean infections. The freeware mode no longer provides any real-time protection to guard against new infections. Once the trial period expires nothing really changes except that the options to activate real-time protection are no longer available without purchasing the full version.


.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#4 Sintharius

Sintharius

    Bleepin' Sniper


  • Members
  • 5,639 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Local time:12:54 AM

Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

The main differences are that EAM requires installation and offers real-time protection if you buy it, while EEK does not do either and is free for personal use.

#5 Ghostbusters2

Ghostbusters2
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:54 PM

Posted 16 January 2017 - 06:16 AM

Thank you once again Quietman, that was really helpful (and comprehensive) and answered my question perfectly. Thanks also to Sniper :)

p.s. I think this is a really wonderful site and I have great respect for you guys, thanks for all you are doing.

Edited by Ghostbusters2, 16 January 2017 - 06:22 AM.


#6 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 52,068 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:06:54 PM

Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:04 AM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users