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Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Anti-Malware


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#1 Oxonsi

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

I have been using Emsisoft Emergency Kit as a 2nd opinion scanner and cleanup tool if necessary.  I think it is great in this capacity.

 

Now it came to my attention that some people are using Emsisoft Anti-Malware [the free version without real-time protection component] in this way.  So, my question is:  what are the differences between the two?

 

As I understand it, Emergency Kit is portable, not installed.  And Emergency Kit does not have an option for real-time protection; there is no paid version.  Whereas Anti-Malware is to be installed only, and it does offer the option for real-time protection with a paid subscription.

 

Are these the only differences between the two products?  Are the scanning engines they use the same?  And is there any reason I should consider using Anti-Malware for my purpose instead of Emergency Kit?

 

Thanks for any info!



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:03 PM

EEK and EAM have the same engine - I think it boils down to personal preference which one you want to use, although if you have a preexisting antivirus then it is better to use EEK to avoid conflicts.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:53 PM

EEK is a portable second opinion malware scanner that requires no installation or Internet connection to use.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the replies and information.  This is what I thought was essentially the case.  It is helpful to receive confirmation.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:04 PM

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