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#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.

#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.

#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.

#48817 ¥akuza112's malware submissions

Posted by ¥akuza112 on 28 April 2012 - 02:11 AM

Java Drive by .jar file

Posted Image

File Info

Report date: 2012-04-28 03:03:39 (GMT 1)
File name: signedcryptosuite-jar
File size: 20878 bytes
MD5 Hash: 1b52adfc6ef974be633b3ce82bb35af7
SHA1 Hash: e0123af7329e12c7172dafc2bee83bee7614313f
Detection rate: 0 on 14 (0%)
Status: CLEAN


Asquared -
Avast -
Avira -
BitDefender -
ClamAV -
Comodo -
DrWeb -
Fprot -
IkarusT3 -
Panda -
STOPZilla -
TrendMicro -
VBA32 -

Scan report generated by


#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 :).

#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 ^^

#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.

#142203 Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security released

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 23 November 2015 - 09:11 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security released. This is a maintenance release for improved compatibility, usability, speed, detection and stability.

This update will require an application restart for Emsisoft Anti-Malware and a computer restart for Emsisoft Internet Security.

  • Improved: Sandboxie and Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) compatibility.
  • Fixed: Occasional crash on Windows 7 computers with limited memory.
  • Fixed: Occasional issue causing Windows Explorer to restart after a program update.
  • Fixed: Program crash when adding a new Firewall rule from a template in Emsisoft Internet Security.
  • Fixed: Taskbar icon doesn’t turn green when all guards activated after a pause.



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#141032 Emsisoft - Virenscanner Tests

Posted by Christian Peters on 09 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

Hallo Marian,


Testberichte die sich mit unseren Softwareprodukten befassen können gesammelt unter http://www.anti-malw...estberichte.de/ eingesehen werden.


Die Entscheidung "nur" an den AV-Comparatives und VirusBulletin - Tests als große Testanbieter teilzunehmen hatte rein wirtschaftliche Gründe. Wir investieren unsere begrenzten Ressourcen in die weitere Entwicklung unserer Produkte anstatt durch weitere Tests Bestätigungen unserer Leistungsfähigkeit zu generieren. ;)