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Need help regarding Emsisoft . Please!


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#1 rebeccavalentine

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

I have a gaming laptop ASUS, which i bought a month ago. Windows 10.

 

I use Avira free anti virus & MalwareBytes  free version to run scans once a week. 

 

But now i want to go for a paid version of anti malware along with using the avira free anti virus. I was keen on buying MB 3.0 premium version but i saw many complaints related to the latest version on their forum. I too got some bugs with MB 3.0 free version so decided against it.

 

Now, I am thinking about going for Emsisoft antimalware. But I saw some tests ( like AVTest ) which concluded that emsisoft does not block much threats & slows down the system. Is that true? Can it be trusted to protect my system fully?

 

And what is this VoodooShield that i hear about? I dont seem to understand what it is, no matter how hard i try. Can someone please explain?

 

Can someone please help me out on this. Thanks in advance!


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

Both EMSI products have trial periods. Why not try them and then ask your specific questions in their support forums directly. To see if they meet your needs. https://support.emsisoft.com

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

 ask your specific questions in their support forums directly. 

 

I see the poster already has

 

https://support.emsisoft.com/topic/27188-need-help-with-eis-please/



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:53 AM

Both EMSI products have trial periods. Why not try them and then ask your specific questions in their support forums directly. To see if they meet your needs. https://support.emsisoft.com

 

Yes I did. 

But they did not know much about voodooshield, but i am keen on knowing what it is. I saw a group of anti malware experts talking very highly about it in an open forum. They were saying how it perfectly compliments EIS. SO wanted to know what it is. That is why i posted in this forum. 

 

 

& moreover, instead of asking EIS experts in how efficient & fast their product is ( they will obviously answer with a yes no? )  i wanted to ask EIS users. I have heard how, many users of this forum use EIS already. so wanted to have a genuine opinion.

 

 

Thanks.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:02 PM

BleepingComputer Review: VoodooShield

VoodooShield is a security program that is unlike most traditional anti-virus programs. Instead of scanning your computer for known malware or using definition files to detect infections, VoodooShield instead locks your computer so that you are notified when an unknown process is started. This allows you to lock down your computer so that it only executes applications that you specifically whitelist and denies all other programs. This makes it impossible for an application to run without you first giving your express approval.

When first run, VoodooShield will start in Training mode where it detects the legitimate applications that you normally run. It adds this list of running processes into your whitelist and allows the programs to run without asking for your permission. Once VoodooShield is out of Training Mode and turned on, it will block any unknown process from running and ask if you wish to allow it to execute.


The Windows Club: VoodooShield review

The tool is designed to be a better alternative to the Microsoft Windows User Account Control (UAC) that notifies you when changes are going to be made to your computer. Although it is compatible with UAC, VoodooShield works best with UAC disabled, and on computers whose user accounts run as administrator. During installation, VoodooShield will disable UAC so it can run in an optimal state.

Once turned on, the program will protect your status quo and not allow anything new to run. If something new does attempt to run, you will be notified and your permission will be sought to allow it or not. When installed, the lightweight application resides as an icon in the system tray.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:19 PM

Voodooshields protection is dependent on users knowledge.Sometimes it will block a process that is needed,or is not a threat.If you like hands off security Voodooshield may be too much.If you like to learn it will not take long to learn its quirks.Wilders Security has a forum dedicated to Voodooshield if you want to learn more.Tested on YouTube also.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:44 PM

Voodooshields protection is dependent on users knowledge.Sometimes it will block a process that is needed,or is not a threat.If you like hands off security Voodooshield may be too much.If you like to learn it will not take long to learn its quirks.Wilders Security has a forum dedicated to Voodooshield if you want to learn more.Tested on YouTube also.

 

Oh. Thanks a ton for this.

Yes, I'd definitely like to learn more about VS :) 



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:48 AM

Thanks for the leads on VoodooShield, will have to try this on a couple of my 'testbed' OS's. :)

 

If all is OK, then will need no other security. although will keep the inbuilt Windows Defender spyware app (Windows 7) which has intercepted a few threats deep in the backfield, and Windows Defender AV (8.1/10), which hogs resources like mad & does little to protect anyone. Proof that it's constantly scanning can be found in the CCleaner tab for Windows Defender cleaning (click on Detailed View), even if only ran 2-3 hours, there's 8-10 log files generated. Yet WD is nowhere close to the protection as the initial releases of MSE back in 2009-10. :(

 

Although I don't see how VoodooShield relates to Emsisoft Internet Security or Anti Malware, unless it's an inbuilt feature that I'm not aware of, have been noticing more items in quarantine (silently) as of late, mostly Google Toolbar installers. The UAC is still running normally as well. Still, a potentially great discovery, will certainly put to the test. Then scan will Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) weekly to ensure that VoodooShield is doing it's job. In this day & time, we cannot blindly trust any app to keep us safe, rather practice safe computing habits, which is the main medium between having a clean or infected Windows install. :)

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

Thanks a lot quietman7 for all the links. Reading all of them. Thank you so much!! :) 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for the leads on VoodooShield, will have to try this on a couple of my 'testbed' OS's. :)

 

If all is OK, then will need no other security. although will keep the inbuilt Windows Defender spyware app (Windows 7) which has intercepted a few threats deep in the backfield, and Windows Defender AV (8.1/10), which hogs resources like mad & does little to protect anyone. Proof that it's constantly scanning can be found in the CCleaner tab for Windows Defender cleaning (click on Detailed View), even if only ran 2-3 hours, there's 8-10 log files generated. Yet WD is nowhere close to the protection as the initial releases of MSE back in 2009-10. :(

 

Although I don't see how VoodooShield relates to Emsisoft Internet Security or Anti Malware, unless it's an inbuilt feature that I'm not aware of, have been noticing more items in quarantine (silently) as of late, mostly Google Toolbar installers. The UAC is still running normally as well. Still, a potentially great discovery, will certainly put to the test. Then scan will Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) weekly to ensure that VoodooShield is doing it's job. In this day & time, we cannot blindly trust any app to keep us safe, rather practice safe computing habits, which is the main medium between having a clean or infected Windows install. :)

 

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True..

And, Thank you for the advise. :) 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:24 AM

Thanks again everyone & quietman7 :) 



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:45 AM

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