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#113760 Is your Antivirus software tracking you?

Posted by Elise on 13 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

What I find interesting is that many security-conscious users do not consider this. Some people do everything to make sure no personal data is being collected by applying the most complicated security settings (both in Windows and third-party applications), but they do not consider even for a moment what their AV might transmit.

On the other hand I find it sad to see that programs that are supposed to protect you, and that are trusted by the ones using (and often paying for) them, in fact collect so much personal data. In my opinion if you commit to protecting a computer you should apply the rules to your own product as well.

Ironically, many PUP products are accused of collecting personal data and they all do their best to convince us that they really don't do this. There are cases where security products actually collect more data than the PUP programs they detect.

#59026 How to translate Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emergency Kit into a new language...

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 27 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emergency Kit use a text file based translation system. Such language files have the extension .LNG and can usually be found in the Languages sub-directory of the installation directory (for example "C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\Languages\"). Since a lot of strings are shared between the products, all products use the same language files. So there is no need to translate the language files of each product separately.

We maintain the English as well as the German translation ourselves, so we can guarantee that those files are always up to date and they therefore should be used to base new translations upon. To make sure that you have the latest languages files please run the online update before you start your translation.

The language files adhere to the Windows INI file standard and in general are made up of the following parts:
  • [Sections]
    Sections are enclosed in square brackets and are used to seperate various areas within the language files. Sections must not be translated.
  • //Comments
    Comments always start with two forward slashes. They are completely ignored by the application and can be used to keep notes. Translation of comments is completely optional.
    Note that all lately modified lines in en-us.lng are copied and commented too. They are just for reference to track modifications on the original file.
  • Key=Value
    The actual language strings are contained within the language file as key value pairs. The key part (which is the part before the equal sign) is used by the application to identify where the string is used and therefore must not be translated. The value part (everything after the equal sign) is the actual text displayed by the application and therefore must be translated.
  • Keep in mind that Language files are plain text files. So if you want to edit a file make sure you do so with a plain text editor like Notepad. Text processing software like Microsoft Word or Works will not work.
Creating a new translation
The first step in creating a new translation is to make a copy of the language file you want to base it upon (either "en-us.lng" or "de-de.lng"). The copy should use the ISO language code as a file name. If you want to translate the product into Dutch for example it should be named "nl-nl.lng". Keep in mind that while Emsisoft Anti-Malware is running you are unable to change any of the installation directory's content. To create the copy in the Languages directory and edit it you will have to close Emsisoft Anti-Malware first or alternatively disable the self protection in the Configuration section.

At the top of the file you will find a special section called "LanguageInfo". This section contains various information used by the application to determine how to parse and display the language file. The section contains the following values:
  • Version
    The product version number this translation is based upon. Keep in mind that this is always the Emsisoft Anti-Malware version number, as Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a stripped down Emsisoft Anti-Malware version.
  • Language
    The English name of the language this language file contains.
  • LanguageLocal
    The native name of the language.
  • Author
    The name of the author of this file. This should be your name if you create a new translation.
  • Email
    The email address of the author. This should be your email address if you create a new translation.
  • Date
    The date when this file was last edited. Make sure to update this value whenever you change the file.
The LanguageInfo section of the German language file for example looks like this:
author=Emsisoft GmbH
Once you have adjusted the LanguageInfo section of your new language file, you can start translating the other sections.

Updating an existing language file
Language files do change whenever new user interface controls or features are implemented. In these cases it is not necessary to translate the entire language file again. Instead you can just add the new values to an existing language file. To facilitate this process we have added an overview that shows you which languages aren't up-to-date and exactly which strings need translation:

Simply click on the language to see which strings are missing. The format of the returned strings is "[section] valuename=string". We recommend that you make translation updates on a copy of the file. This is to prevent the online update from overwriting your changes on the next update. You also might find the tool WinMerge very useful to highlight added and removed lines.

Testing your new or updated language file
To test your new or updated language file simply restart the application and select the language you added or updated from the language selection drop down menu.

Submitting your translation
Once you have created a new translation or updated an existing translation, feel free to submit it here in the forum. Just create a new thread for your language if it doesn't exist yet and attach your language file to it. If a thread for this particular language already exists, add your updated language file as a reply to the existing thread.

As a little thank you for your effort we are handing out free licenses for all our products to translators. This applies not only to full translations but to updates and corrections of existing translations as well :).

Reporting errors or problems with translations
If you find an error in a particular translation or if you run into any problems, please feel free to post them in the translation's forum thread.

#46011 Automatic game/full screen mode...

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 09 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

This feature has already been implemented in the current development version and will be available in the next version :).

#115340 a lot of False positives ?

Posted by Elise on 09 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

Hi G-hot,

All these files are detected as PUP/adware (Application/Adware prefix), this means they're not malicious, but may exhibit possible undesired behavior. For example, offer the installation of third-party toolbars or application during setup. For this reason these are not false-positives and detection will not be changed.

#113704 Is your Antivirus software tracking you?

Posted by stapp on 12 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

Only 2 av's were listed as the most privacy conscious... and Emsisoft was one of them





Emsisoft also comes out looking good. They send a bit more information when you encounter malicious files — for example, they’ll send suspicious executable files to the antivirus company — but they’ll never send a list of websites you visit or your documents over the Internet


#112593 License Key from 2.0.2 won't work in V9

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 25 June 2014 - 09:43 AM

Have a current license for and it is working fine. Downloaded V9 update and copy/pasted the key I received when I purchased V2 but V9 says it is invalid.

It appears you are mixing up Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (current version is and Emsisoft Anti-Malware (current version is Since Malwarebytes and Emsisoft are entirely different companies, the license keys aren't interchangeable. However, if you want I can send you a free 1 year license of our product :).

#111165 SVP FP AGAIN!

Posted by Siketa on 05 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

I'm also a customer, so what?


It seems you don't understand the way things work.

Each new version of unsigned application has to be manually added to AMN.

Emsi team is doing great job (I have bad experience with Comodo) but they can not trace all existing apps in the web!

Like I already recommended you, turn off behavior blocker module while installing known good software and then enable it again after the installation is finished.


It's that easy!

#108153 AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test March 2014

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 17 April 2014 - 05:21 PM

Great to see that FPs are decreasing.....

False positives didn't change compared to last year at all actually. We just had a lot of catching up to do. The false positive test set AVC compiled contains files, that even VT hasn't seen yet (which is quite an accomplishment) and that aren't even available online any longer. If you throw a product into that test for the very first time, it is bound to have higher false positives than other products who had the chance to scan earlier revisions of the collection before. That is a fact that AVC itself recognizes and is the reason why the false positive results for our product included a disclaimer.

My question is - why Emsisoft does not participate in these tests

They are simply too expensive and don't reach nearly as many people as AVC does. We may take part in those tests eventually, but in the end it comes down to either take part in this one test that most magazines don't really care about, or hire a new full time employee for a year.

It is no longer so good and colorful.
Whom to believe? Can do your own individual tests and see your scores?
I would recommend it just to do ....

CRDF is unreliable. The way it works is, that they query VT to see if they have seen a file before and if so, get the last scan results.

The problem with that approach is, that malware or files that have never been seen on VT, won't be included in the results, because CRDF does not submit any files to VT. One could argue that those are the most interesting ones as they are more likely to be new malware.

If files have been submitted before, no rescan is issued. That means, the scan results they use for the statistics can potentially be days or even weeks old.

Their sample set also contains a ton of PUPs. I can't talk for other companies, but we specifically asked VirusTotal not to enable the PUP detection. It just saves us a ton of hassle having to deal with PUP companies all day, as most of them just check if their crap is detected on VT. Out of curiosity I downloaded their samples for February and March a few weeks ago (12,756 files in total, 1,270 of which aren't PE EXE files) and just judging by the digital certificates and version info alone at least 6,800 of the remaining 11,486 executable files are PUPs.

We talked to CRDF in the past, to maybe provide some more details in their statistic, but in their opinion these statistics shouldn't be used by anyone, so they have no intention to fix them.

#84776 dringend hilfe beim entfernen/verifizieren von Trace.File.Injector (A) benoetigt

Posted by schrauber on 11 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

ich hoffe die bitte um vermeidung "technischen kauderwelchs" war nicht zu starker tobak?! ich bin aber als laie in manch einem forum stark
"gekauderwelscht" worden. nichts fuer ungut, sollte ich techniker-gefuehle verletzt haben meine ehrliche entschuldigung dafuer!

Nee, alles in Ordnung :)

Downloade dir bitte Combofix vom folgenden Downloadspiegel

Link 1

WICHTIG - Speichere Combofix auf deinem Desktop
  • Deaktiviere bitte all deine Anti Viren sowie Anti Malware/Spyware Scanner. Diese können Combofix bei der Arbeit stören.
Starte die Combofix.exe und folge den Anweisungen auf dem Bildschirm.

Wenn Combofix fertig ist, wird es eine Logfile erstellen. Bitte poste die C:\Combofix.txt in deiner nächsten Antwort.

Hinweis: Solltest du nach dem Neustart folgende Fehlermeldung erhalten

Es wurde versucht, einen Registrierungsschlüssel einem ungültigen Vorgang zu unterziehen, der zum Löschen markiert wurde.

starte den Rechner einfach neu. Dies sollte das Problem beheben.

#64934 OA and virtualbox bridged connection

Posted by Christian Peters on 31 December 2012 - 02:53 PM



please take a look in the Registryeditor for the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VBoxNetFlt and remove it.


If you have any more questions or problems, just let me know.

#56853 EAM v7 Beta new engine

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 29 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

I am not happy to see yet another company using Bitdefender, get´s easier for virus writer out there to bypass more and more products as so many are using Bitdefender.

This isn't really an issue in our case as we only use the Bitdefender scan engine and signatures and added all our improvements like anti-rootkit technology, behavior blocking, the Emsisoft scan engine etc. on top of it. So even if malware authors patch Bitdefender detections, it doesn't mean one of our other detection layers won't catch it.

To get an idea on how efficient our added technology actually is just take a look here:
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#48656 email scanning support

Posted by rc91 on 25 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

How about adding support for an email program other than Outlook (i.e. Windows Live Mail)?

#35964 Тесты и обзоры

Posted by Illuminati on 19 October 2011 - 03:42 AM

MRG Effitas - авторитетная независимая организация ,занимающаяся исследованиями безопасности в интернете, которая сосредоточена на обеспечении эффективного сравнения, анализа образцов вредоносных программ, новых угроз и другой информации в этой сфере.Ниже приведены суммарные результаты вендоров по всем группам исследований с начала 2011 года.

#116438 Malware Infiziert und komme nicht mehr ins Internet

Posted by schrauber on 24 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

Supi, AdwCleaner bitte öffnen und Deinstallieren drücken. FRST samt Logfiles, sowie den Ordner C:\FRST, einfach löschen.

#115942 Malware Infiziert und komme nicht mehr ins Internet

Posted by schrauber on 18 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

allday savings (HKLM\...\C13DB9D9-D8B8-4E8F-B4ED-BCFCC8C284E7) (Version: 2.0.1 - allday savings) <==== ATTENTION
LPT System Updater Service (x32 Version: - LPT) Hidden <==== ATTENTION
Search-Results Toolbar (HKLM-x32\...\ilividtoolbargaw) (Version: - APN LLC) <==== ATTENTION
Wajam (HKLM-x32\...\Wajam) (Version: 2.12 (i2.4) - Wajam) <==== ATTENTION
WindowsMangerProtect20.0.0.502 (HKLM-x32\...\WindowsMangerProtect) (Version: - WindowsProtect LIMITED) <==== ATTENTION
Yahoo Community Smartbar (HKLM-x32\...\{6818F6FB-6270-4DE8-9827-40E852111F2A}) (Version: - Linkury Inc.) <==== ATTENTION
Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine (HKCU\...\{44cd9a5d-138e-4764-b6f4-1bed50a72405}) (Version: - Linkury Inc.) <==== ATTENTION

Bitte das alles deinstallieren. Vor allem LPT, dann geht auch das Internet wieder.

Downloade Dir bitte AdwCleaner auf deinen Desktop.
  • Starte die adwcleaner.exe mit einem Doppelklick.
  • Klicke auf Suche, dann Löschen.
  • Nach Ende des Suchlaufs öffnet sich eine Textdatei.
  • Poste mir den Inhalt mit deiner nächsten Antwort.
  • Die Logdatei findest du auch unter C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt.
Zum Schluss bitte einen frischen Scan mit FRST machen und das Logfile anhängen.

#112070 Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 Public Beta

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 19 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

Just contact our support team please.

#110825 MiTeC apps

Posted by Elise on 01 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

No, I tested it, it works fine. Did you run an online update after you got the alert? You should then see "submitting information to the Anti-Malware Network".

#109796 Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 Public Beta

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 14 May 2014 - 07:08 PM

Just installed Internet Security 9 beta, and firstly, is there any way to install to another drive other than the default C please?


Yes, the setup files support a commandline parameter to change installation directory: /DIR="x:\dirname"

#109777 Proper way of reinstalling EAM?

Posted by GT500 on 14 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

... 3 activations with Kaspersky and your license is blocked ...

If a license key for Emsisoft Anti-Malware is remapped more than 5 times in a day, then our system will lock out any further remaps for 24 hours. If you contact support, we can clear the mapping history manually if needed.

In your case, this shouldn't end up being an issue. ;)

#108281 Datei kann nicht gelöscht werden

Posted by schrauber on 19 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

Hi und Herzlich Willkommen beim Emsisoft Support Forum!

Systemscan mit FRST
Bitte lade dir die passende Version von Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool auf deinen Desktop: FRST 32-Bit | FRST 64-Bit
(Wenn du nicht sicher bist: Start > Computer (Rechtsklick) > Eigenschaften)
  • Starte jetzt FRST.
  • Ändere ungefragt keine der Checkboxen und klicke auf Scan.
  • Die Logdateien werden nun erstellt und befinden sich danach auf deinem Desktop.
  • Bitte beide Logfiles in der nächsten Antwort anhängen.