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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:
[languageinfo]
version=7.0.0.11
language=German
languagelocal=Deutsch
author=Emsisoft GmbH
email=info@emsisoft.com
date=2012-09-26
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

 

 

http://www.makeuseof...urprised-sends/

 

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 2.0.2.1012 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 2.0.2.1012) and Emsisoft Anti-Malware (current version is 9.0.0.4142). 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.


#67972 which types of security apps are covered ?

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 15 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Online Armor covers all these applications except the "Behavior Blocker" part. Behavior blockers and HIPS in the same product are pretty much mutually exclusive. They essentially both refer to the same underlying technology. The only difference is the way decisions are made on whether or not to allow a certain action. A HIPS will ask the user, while a behavior blocker tries to figure everything out on its own. Given that it should be obvious why those modes are mutually exclusive and why running both at the same time makes little sense:

You can't both ask a user about everything and not asking him and figuring it out internally on your own at the same time. You can install two different products (one HIPS, one behavior blocker) at the same time, but the only thing you achieve will be that you have to allow things twice. So either go with a HIPS or with a behavior blocker. But not both.


#53996 Тесты и обзоры

Posted by santamoroz on 22 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

II On-Demand тест от Santamoroza 2012 г.

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#44207 cloud av 2012

Posted by Joey on 12 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

I have the cloud 2012 virus, after a scan i found out that i have rootkits too. I have scanned with OTL but didnt get the extras.txt log.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


#40297 Your trade name is holding you back

Posted by AaLF on 22 December 2011 - 06:07 AM

To me the Anti-malware title puts the product on the same level as MalwareBytes and has in the past stopped me from considering it.


Or even SuperAntiSpyware or Ad Aware. It's not about 'what is the correct term'. Its about connecting with the buying public. Their ears and eyes are tuned to the words 'Anti-virus' and their reasoning is 'anti-malware' is a side-issue.


#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.


#115607 Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4324 released

Posted by Christian Mairoll on 13 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.4324 released. This is maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability. 

  • Redesigned setting storage system to avoid occasional data loss.
  • Improved lookup speed of surf protection feature.
  • Improved permissions system to allow only admins to reset factory defaults.
  • Improved guard sync system.
  • Fixed incorrect icon status color on software startup.
  • Fixed a few access violations and other potential crash bugs.
  • Internal code and resources cleanup to slightly reduce file size.
  • Reduced Anti-Malware Network lookup times.
  • Improved updater module for better stability and speed.
  • Improved restart and reboot routines in updater.
  • Added low screen resolution support.
  • Fixed incorrect scan type on scheduled scans.
  • Fixed a bug in host rules edit dialog.
  • Fixed a button focus issue.
  • Fixed a quarantine log issue.
  • Fixed a bug in real-time protection that may cause behavior alerts to be skipped.
  • Fixed a bug in tray icon context menu.
  • Fixed some minor GUI glitches.
  • Internal code optimizations.
  • Enhanced factory reset feature to reset logs and detection counter.
  • Outdated updates now triggers orange mode after 48h.
  • Enlarged click area of guards ON/OFF checkboxes on overview dialog.
  • Improved handling of reboot for software updates.
  • Improved handling of Anti-Malware Network notification popups.
  • Fixed failure of Anti-Malware Network lookups during online updates.
  • Added code to avoid multiple simultaneous starts of Emsisoft Commandline Scanner.
  • Fixed several Emsisoft Commandline Scanner display issues.
  • Fixed surf protection host list search feature.
  • Fixes tray icon guards state issue, visible on system boot, when “protect if no user logged on” is disabled.
  • Fixed several minor GUI issues.
  • General stability improvements.
  • Fixed problem with multiple browser tabs when clicking web URLs.
  • Fixed updater problem that causes occasional hangs.

 


View the full article


#111429 Total Defense 2014

Posted by Tempus on 09 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

Anyone know anything about CA Total Defense

 

Wellcome to the forum chrlshlmn

 

I think that I remember that Total Defense was previously the Internet Security Business Unit of CA Technologies, before being established as an independent company. I haven't tried their products but know from others that they were not impressed by Total Defence,  if you compared what you can find to the same price elsewher. Especially their customer support was nothing to boast about.
That is all I know hope that helped, just a bit :)




#111001 E-Mail Support - Deutsch oder Englisch?

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 04 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

Derzeit bieten wir Email Support auf Deutsch, Englisch, Franzoesisch, Spanisch, Niederlaendisch, Russisch und Italienisch an.


#109840 Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 Public Beta

Posted by mahmoud on 15 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

there is option all gamer need

enter game mode automatically in full screen(games,movies,..) like bitdefender antivirus 




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

Posted by Umbra Polaris 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 ^^




#106955 Proactive protection vs script(vbs+vbe)

Posted by Fabian Wosar on 07 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

In general the behavior blocker ignores most scripting hosts, as it is not possible to distinguish which actions are triggered by the script and which are triggered by the scripting host. The File Guard however does trigger when trying to execute the scripts you uploaded.


#105725 C:\Windows\system32\ctor.dll

Posted by schrauber on 29 March 2014 - 07:59 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 Anwort anhängen.