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#158881 Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12 Beta Test

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 07 September 2016 - 12:38 AM

A brief rundown of the exciting improvements we've made to version 12 of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security:


Improved Behavior Blocker, specifically trained to block all types of ransomware (today’s biggest threat for home-users and enterprises) and for more precise detection of totally new online threats.


Improved Scanning Engine, optimized for detection and removal of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), that represent a major nuisance today.


Improved Anti-Malware Network file database lookups to verify scanner- and real-time protection alerts, and to avoid false positives.


Revised Whitelisting feature that allows to create exclusions of programs and folders, now with flexible wildcard- and environment variables support.


Revised Notifications System, with maximum efficiency to run as quiet as possible in the background without interrupting you during your work.


Redesigned User Interface and user experience improvements to make it easier to navigate and more convenient to use.


Hundreds of detail improvements and fixes based on community- and tester-feedback, as usual.





In order to install the beta you need to uninstall any previous versions first, or you can set the  "Beta updates" option in version 11.




Note that this software is in beta stage which means it is a preview for upcoming features that the developers currently work on, but it isn't well tested yet. It is not advised to use beta software on any production machines. Don't install this if you are not able to deal with operating system crashes.




We would appreciate your feedback of any kind. If you find any new bugs, please create a new topic in the Beta section of this forum. One topic for each issue please, so we can track and respond to them individually.

#136485 Internet Security & Windows 10

Posted by GT500 on 05 August 2015 - 04:45 AM

Official word is, "yes". We will give free license extensions to anyone who upgraded to Windows 10 and was unable to use the firewall.

Once the issue has been resolved, please either submit a support ticket in our helpdesk system, or send a Private Message on the forums to me (English Support) or Thomas Ott (English/German Sales). Be sure to mention that you would like to have your license extended due to the Windows 10 issues and include in your message any license keys that were in use on a computer with Windows 10. Feel free to link to this forum post if you would like to.

#159066 Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12 Beta Test

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 14 September 2016 - 07:40 AM

New in version BETA:


This is the first public beta version. 


Known issues:

  • GUI layout and element alignments are not finished yet.
  • New notifications feature isn't completely implemented yet.

#139965 A sneak peek on Emsisoft’s version 11 series

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 24 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

It’s Christmas already? Not quite, but our development team is working day and night to make sure Emsisoft security products provide the best protection possible. Malware doesn’t sleep, and as a result we have noticed a number of sophisticated new infection methods that require us to react promptly.

Most of the latest improvements will likely remain invisible for you, but that shouldn’t be seen as a disadvantage. If anything, it’s the opposite: our ultimate goal is to create protection software that doesn’t show much of itself, but jumps into gear when your computer is about to be infected. In other words: we’re aiming to create protection software that doesn’t nag you with unnecessary, technical popups. We believe the best protection is kind that you can’t see, and that you can’t feel while doing your computer work. It’s supposed to be quiet, fast, and constantly ensuring your computer stays free of malware.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 11 are coming soon

Here’s a quick preview of the protection features that our team is currently working on:

  • The new version will be the first that comes as a native x64 application for 64-bit Windows versions. That allows for best performance and most direct use of available system components.
  • The scanner comes with an improved detection of file-less malware that resides only in memory.
  • We have significantly improved the performance of the cleaning engine when running third party software that is heavy on the registry.
  • Additional behavior based on detection of file-encrypting malware, i.e. ransomware.
  • Added detection for malware that abuses script parsers and host processes for performing harmful actions.
  • Improved detection of malware that installs itself in a hidden or obfuscated way on the system.
  • Improved detection of malware that registers itself to run automatically with each system startup.
  • Introduced autonomous decisions on alerts for malware intrusions and exploitation attempts.
  • Reduced the number of required reboots on software updates.
  • Introduced new update rings for large enterprises which require internal software tests prior to updating their workstations.
  • Dozens of minor improvements in user interface and software handling based on customer feedback.
  • And more!

Public beta now available

If you’re an experienced computer user who can deal with unexpected situations, you may want to have a look at the new version while it is beta. But be warned: beta versions are not yet completely tested and therefore are expected to have a number of issues. Beta versions are to collect feedback from users before the product is released as a stable version to everyone.

To receive beta versions, please open the software, go to Settings, Updates, and turn on the “Beta updates” option. Next run an online update to download the new version. Note that you may have to reinstall the software to go back to the previous version.

Tell us what you think

Please send your feedback on version 11 to feedback@emsisoft.com. We strongly appreciate your time and efforts to help make our products even better!


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#132063 Can emsisoft has option like signature option (1) bitdefender (2) emsisoft?

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 24 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

better i would suggest you to ask internally to your decision maker.

Which for everything related to our core technologies (engine, behavior blocker, cleaning engine) would be me. Hi, nice to meet you! Next time someone looks strange at me for talking to myself I can now point them to this post and tell them you asked me to talk to me ;).

Your argument is that we chose Bitdefender because it is "the best". Both Kaspersky as well as Avira consistently score higher in pure on-demand tests than Bitdefender does. If you consider PUP detection ESET is a superior contender as well. We considered all of them at one point or another but they were discarded for various reasons.

so it meant emsisoft/you might have some detection result document or anyting basis which you posted that article.

The article is based on the submission we got through the "Submit information about detected Malware" option in all our products, which reports back meta data (infection names, number of infected objects) about all infections found by our products.

#129706 EAM 10 Beta

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 12 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Actually, there is a system behind it:

  • My workstation computers are named after noble gases, like Krypton or Helium.
  • Computers that I only use temporarily or belong to guests are named after transition metals like Titanium.
  • Non-computer devices like smartphones are named after non-metals like Oxygen.
  • All systems and VMs that are used for malware testing are named after radioactive elements like Uranium.

Needless to say my WLAN and local workgroup is called "Periodic Table". And yes, I spent a significant amount of time coming up with that system and I am proud of it :P.

#129059 Little disappointed

Posted by Christian Peters on 03 April 2015 - 06:08 PM



please send me your license key via PM (personal message). I will add some days to your key as a sign of goodwill.

#125726 Visual Studio 2015 Preview

Posted by Alejandro on 28 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

Here they go

Attached Files

  • Attached File  dlls.zip   949.66KB   1 downloads

#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.

#151226 Suggestion: Add specific website indexes to Surf Protection.

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 09 June 2016 - 05:23 PM

That would require MITMing encrypted connections to work properly which is something we refuse to do, so it is not going to happen the same way we won't implement any kind of network stream scanning.

#138440 Necessary improvements for the firewall module

Posted by mark.ux on 23 September 2015 - 05:11 PM

I just bought Emsisoft Internet Security software, and started to play with it last night. I must say, I come from several years of experience using Comodo Internet Security. When playing with EIS, the first thing I did was this:


Protection > Firewall > and click on the button at the bottom: "Automatic Rule Settings", and set everything to "Ask". The reason behind this, is that I do want to explicitly know what is being allowed/blocked in my firewall software, and why (including protocols, ports, etc) For me the default "Allow" configuration for Automatic Rule Settings is a mistake: I DO want my firewall to ask me what should I allow and what not, even if the app/dll donig the request is considered "safe".

Windows 10 has many dll and modules that try to access the internet and that I would like to be blocked (or by default, "asked" what to do). An example of this is: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_*\SearchUI.exe, since I do not allow my Search UI nor Cortana to perform request to the internet (and even if you deactivate Cortana, SearchUI.exe keep trying to reach internet!).

Google Chrome is another example: a considered "safe application", which by default has EVERYTHING allowed. Why?? You have already a "Web Browser Rule" template, and you know Chrome is a browser: why don't simply assing to any identified browsers this template? Makes completely sense for me. NOTE: allowing any browser ALL for incoming/outgoing requests, is to open a portal to the internet Jungle, which is always a bad practique.


Other thing: Protection > Application Rules module. Every time I open an app to see its rules, I get a completely nosense "Autorule" description: this FORCES me to open that app entry, to see what is being allowed/blocked there: why? Please remove this nosense "Autorule" description, and put something much more meaningful for users, like:




"Allow Outgoing TCP port 80, 443 to Some_IP_Address". Isn't this MUCH better and descriptive? In fact, this would not force me to open the details of the firewall incoming/outgoing rule........ since I am already seing what is going on.

NOTE: The majority of the firewalls out there describe firewall rules this way: and it is THE way of doing it. "Autorule", simply tells me nothing.


Another thing..... every port allowed/denied in the firewall rules detail, are mixed and without any separation: HTTP ports (80, 443, 8080), mixed with IMAP ports, mixed with FTP ports, etc.......  this is simply not good for users. A much better way, is to create rules PER-Request type, let's say "Mail" "HTTP, "FTP", "SSH" and so on..... instead of a single rule merging every single allowed port.


Please listed to this customer, I really like EIS, but I do want the firewall module much more improved in the future.

#132108 Can emsisoft has option like signature option (1) bitdefender (2) emsisoft?

Posted by Peter2150 on 25 May 2015 - 01:45 PM



You are indeed becoming most wearisome.  There is an old expression among diehard Texans.  "No matter how much you kick a dead horse it won't get up"  This is exactly what you are doing.

#128888 Emsisoft Online Armor support roadmap

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 31 March 2015 - 09:49 PM

The Emsisoft Online Armor product has been an integral part of our product portfolio for almost five years. It served us and our customers very well in complementing Emsisoft Anti-Malware with a rock solid standalone firewall. Emsisoft Online Armor’s biggest strength has always been its HIPS (Host based Intrusion Protection/Prevention System) components, which are meant to alert any potentially dangerous actions executed by programs on the operating system.

As the internet threat landscape changes over the years, our response to these new challenges needs to adapt as well. Security software needs to be even more powerful, yet less intrusive to avoid any unnecessary annoying alerts. That’s why we at Emsisoft believe that a smart Behavior Blocker, as incorporated in Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security, that watches the system as a whole, is significantly better than a HIPS, which sees each action on the system individually and therefore always causes much more alert popups by design. You can read more about the differences in this article.

For the above reason, we have decided to not spend any more development time on Emsisoft Online Armor, but instead focus on improving the award-winning protection of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security, which we are certain have a great future ahead.

Sales end date and support roadmap

As of today, we have stopped selling Emsisoft Online Armor. New license activations will only be possible until the end of May 2015. The official end of technical support will be March 31, 2016. Though, we will still provide updates for critical issues that may be discovered until then. At the moment we can say with certainty that we will not add Windows 10 compatibility, since that requires several major changes to the codebase.

Free upgrade to successor Emsisoft Internet Security!

The official successor product of Emsisoft Online Armor is our recently released Emsisoft Internet Security. We are happy to exchange any actively used license keys of Emsisoft Online Armor to Emsisoft Internet Security for free. Please contact our support team for an individual swap offer. If the available upgrade options don’t satisfy you for any reason, we’ll of course offer a proportionate refund for the amount paid.

We would like to thank all users for their loyalty and their support over the past years with Emsisoft Online Armor and are looking forward to a malware-free future!

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#127263 care about privacy

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 23 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

The Shariff solution looks very elegant and I'm watching the project for quite some time. They released a new version a few months ago https://github.com/heiseonline/shariff


It doesn't 100% meet our requirements but we may adapt some things from it and replace our current social media buttons. It's already in the works.

#115910 Request for adding aditional skins to Emsisoft Anti-Malware Version 9

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 18 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

In general we won't add skinning support to EAM or any of our products anytime soon. They are just bloat. We are an AV software, not an MP3 player ;).

#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!

#109461 [How To] use Emsisoft OA /Emsisoft IS v9 with Virtual Box

Posted by Umbra on 09 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

hi, as you know Online Armor and the latest Emsisoft Internet security v9 can't be installed when Virtual box is present (it will generates a BSOD) ; so there is the procedure to to have them both.

If Virtual Box is not installed yet (and was never installed)

1- Install OA/ EIS
2- install Vbox

If Virtual Box was installed before but removed

2- open "Regedit" (via Run)
3- check this registry key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VBoxNetFlt
4- if it's still present, delete it
5- reboot (not necessary, but better if done)
6- install OA/EIS
7- install Vbox

If Virtual Box is already installed

1- uninstall Vbox
2- open "Regedit" (via Run)
3- check this registry key : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VBoxNetFlt
4- if it's still present, delete it
5- reboot (not necessary, but better if done)
6- install OA/EIS
7- install Vbox

hope this will help you


note: i did this procedure since ages so it really works ^^