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Posted by Elise on 13 July 2014 - 09:41 AM
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.
Posted by Fabian Wosar on 27 September 2012 - 07:26 PM
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 are enclosed in square brackets and are used to seperate various areas within the language files. Sections must not be translated.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The English name of the language this language file contains.
The native name of the language.
The name of the author of this file. This should be your name if you create a new translation.
The email address of the author. This should be your email address if you create a new translation.
The date when this file was last edited. Make sure to update this value whenever you change the file.
[languageinfo] version=184.108.40.206 language=German languagelocal=Deutsch author=Emsisoft GmbH email@example.com date=2012-09-26Once 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.
Posted by Elise on 09 August 2014 - 04:30 PM
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.
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
Posted by Fabian Wosar on 25 June 2014 - 09:43 AM
It appears you are mixing up Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (current version is 220.127.116.112) and Emsisoft Anti-Malware (current version is 18.104.22.16842). 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 .
Have a current license for 22.214.171.1242 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.
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!
Posted by Fabian Wosar on 17 April 2014 - 05:21 PM
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.
Great to see that FPs are decreasing.....
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.
My question is - why Emsisoft does not participate in these tests
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.
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 ....
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.
Posted by Christian Mairoll on 30 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
- Decreased the required init time for online updates.
- Improved license key handling and added support for Windows 2012 Server.
- Internal modifications of update system (closing GUI doesn’t break updates anymore).
- Problems in scheduler calculations used to evaluate the start time of auto-update and scheduled scans – fixed.
- Crash during scans in Security Setup Wizard – fixed.
- Several GUI fixes in freeware mode.
- Software/server communication issue – fixed.
- Improved restoration of modified registry values during cleaning.
- Problem with multiple reloading of signatures after online update – fixed.
- Crash when database location is changed – fixed.
- Scanned objects counter shows wrong number in Commandline Scanner – fixed.
- Added security measures to prevent a settings reset in case of a crash.
- Several minor bugfixes in Outlook plugins.
- Fixed a compatibility issue with the Surf Protection and Internet Explorer 10.
- Improved integrity check for settings file to avoid losing settings.
- Minor bugfixes.
- Bug in settings store system fixed.
- Changes to the help output of the Commandline Scanner.
- Changes to the quarantine submit system.
- Quarantine rescan on updates problem fixed.
- Bug when exporting custom host rules fixed.
- Wrong behavior of alert window when retrieving data from the anti-malware network fixed.
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- Beta updates – 2012-11-11
Posted by ¥akuza112 on 28 April 2012 - 02:11 AM
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%)
Scan report generated by
Posted by Illuminati on 19 November 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted by malware1 on 01 July 2014 - 08:02 PM
8,502 virus samples spread across 2.36GB were used in custom scan mode (the same database used for Norman Malware Cleaner and Dr. Web CureIt!). In order to speed it up, we customized the scanner by disabling checkups for PUPs, rootkits, malware traces, active malware, archives, and NTFS alternate data streams.
Posted by Christian Mairoll on 14 May 2014 - 07:08 PM
Posted by Tempus on 03 May 2014 - 03:18 PM