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  1. 7 points
    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.
  2. 6 points
    As announced earlier, we are changing our firewall strategy and will soon merge Emsisoft Internet Security with Emsisoft Anti-Malware, effective as of our next release in October. Instead of developing our own firewall module, we’re going to rely on the built-in Windows Firewall core that has proven to be powerful and reliable. Its only weak point is the fact that anyone can freely change the firewall configuration. In other words, if malware manages to run on the PC with sufficient administrator permissions, it’s able to allow itself to get through the firewall. To resolve this vulnerability, we’ve developed a new Firewall Fortification feature for Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s Behavior Blocker as part of our 2017.8 release. Firewall Fortification detects and intercepts malicious actions from non-trustworthy programs in real time before they can cause any damage. Behavior Blocker alert: Firewall manipulation All 2017.8 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New: Firewall Fortification feature that blocks illegitimate manipulations of Windows Firewall rules. Improved: Forensics logging. Fixed: Rare program freezes on opening the forensics log, confirming of surf protection notifications and during malware detection. Fixed: Computer restart instead of computer shutdown executed, when set for a silent scan. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Enterprise Console Improved certificate handling to avoid connectivity issues. Several minor user interface improvements. Several minor tweaks and fixes. How to obtain the new version As always, so long as you have auto-updates enabled in the software, you will receive the latest version automatically during your regularly scheduled updates, which are hourly by default. New users please download the full installer from our product pages. Note to Enterprise users: If you have chosen to receive “Delayed” updates in the Update settings for your clients, they will receive the new software version no earlier than 30 days after the regular “Stable” availability. This gives you time to perform internal compatibility tests before a new version gets rolled out to your clients automatically. Have a great, well-protected day! View the full article
  3. 4 points
    Guten Tag, Wir haben mittlerweile mehrfach etabliert, dass Emsisoft nicht das Programm Ihrer Wahl ist. Sie haben sich bereits anderweitig ein Antivirus gesucht, dass auch noch dreißig weitere Funktionalitäten mitabdeckt. Fakt ist jedoch, dass viele Leute eben auch ein Antivirenprogramm suchen, dass nicht noch fünfzig Extras mitbringt, die man nicht will oder nicht braucht. Für diese Leute gibt es eben Emsisoft Anti-Malware und die meisten unserer Kunden sind mit der Tatsache, dass es eben 'nur' ein Rundumschutz für den Rechner ist und nicht mehr, zufrieden. Für all die angesprochenen Features - Passwortgenerator, Kinderschutz, etc - gibt es bereits gute Programme, die man sich bei Bedarf installieren kann. Viele Leute haben aber entweder keine Kinder oder wollen diesen den Zugang nicht beschränken, warum sollten wir diesen Leuten einen Kinderschutz mitinstallieren. Einige haben eben auch nicht RAM oder CPU im Überfluß, für diese Leute ist es noch ärgerlichr wenn das RAM durch ein AV belegt ist, dass aufgrund von ungenutzten Features die Ressourcen auffrisst. Fazit: Es gibt viele Antivirenprogramme, die die eierlegende Vollmilchsau sein wollen und versuchen alle Programme in einem zu vereinen. Es gibt User, die diesen Ansatz nicht mögen und nur ein Antivirenprogramm wollen. Nicht mehr. Für diese Leute gibt es, zum Beispiel Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Sie gehören nicht zu dieser Gruppe und das ist ok. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Kathrin
  4. 4 points
    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. 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.
  5. 4 points
    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 .
  6. 3 points
    It means that the tests done by AV-C and AV-T have a clear image of how they think AV software should work. The problem arises when your product doesn't fit the mould. Then you get penalized for not doing what everyone else does, even though what everyone else does may not be in the best interest of the user, to begin with. Best example: Snooping around in your encrypted connections, which literally every AV vendor screwed up at least once in the past and probably will continue to happen, exposing users to potentially greater risks than most malware does. For starters, the test sets aren't nearly as representative anymore. When we participated in AV-T and AV-C both tested with less than 200 samples a month on average. 200 samples out of literally tens of millions. The exact selection isn't clear and not representative of what users deal with either. None of them tests with PUPs for example, even though a simple look at any tech support community will tell you, that it is probably by far the biggest problem users are dealing with. So no, neither of those test scores represents real-life performance and it becomes blatantly obvious when you go to places like Bleeping Computer, GeeksToGo, Trojaner Board, Malekal, and all those other communities where people infected by malware show up for help and look at what products these victims used at the time they became infected. Then you will notice that a lot of these products with perfect scores don't look nearly as perfect in real-life conditions. The reason for this discrepancy is quite simple: Most AV vendors will specifically optimise their products for these tests. The most severe cases are where vendors end up outright cheating and detecting the test environments which then results in a change of behaviour of the product (think Dieselgate, but with anti-virus). But there are many ways you can game these tests. For example: you can try to figure out the threat intel feeds the companies use, then just buy those same threat intel feeds so you have all samples in advance you can track their licenses and supply different signatures to them or use your cloud to treat those test systems differently some particularly shady organisations literally also sell you their sample and malicious URL feed, so you can just outright buy the samples and URLs your product will get tested on later What you end up with as a result is a product that is optimised really really well for the exact scenario they are being tested under using the exact type of URLs and samples these testers use, but that is utterly useless when it comes to anything else. We just really don't want to create this type of product. So when we were asked whether we wanted to continue to participate this year, we discussed the matter internally, looked at what we get out of these tests (meaning: whether these tests have a discernable impact on our revenue) and decided that they are simply not worth it and that the tens of thousands of Euros we spent on them every year would be better spent on extending our team and building new ways of keeping our customers safe.
  7. 3 points
    Please note that Emsisoft Anti-Malware for Windows XP hasn't been updated (as in program updates) in over 2 years, and we never intended on continuing long-term database update support for it. In fact, we discontinued our own database updates for it over a year and a half ago, and those still running Emsisoft Anti-Malware on Windows XP have only been receiving BitDefender database updates. We've decided that it is time to stop redistributing those BitDefender updates for Windows XP, as all they are doing is giving those on Windows XP a false sense of security. In addition, it is extremely dangerous to continue using Windows XP. It has (for several years now) had well-known and major security vulnerabilities that Microsoft will never fix. These vulnerabilities make it trivial to infect a Windows XP system, and there is no security software in the world that is capable of preventing it. We can not, in good conscience, continue to provide any support for this version of Windows, as we announced on December 31st, 2015: https://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/12/02/why-we-believe-its-not-ethical-to-sell-antivirus-software-for-windows-xp-any-longer/ We highly recommend that you upgrade to a newer Operating System that is still supported. It doesn't matter if that's a newer version of Windows, or something free like Linux or BSD, as long as you'll be receiving security updates from whoever makes it. New vulnerabilities are discovered almost every day for every major Operating System (Windows, Linux, BSD, MacOS, Android, etc) so it is absolutely critical that you are able to receive security updates from whoever made the Operating System to help keep you and your data safe.
  8. 3 points
    Wenn alle Features eingebaut würden, die Galaxy wünscht, dann würde ich EAM sofort deinstallieren. Ich mag das Programm so wie es ist und hoffe, das bleibt auch so.
  9. 3 points
    Is this working OK now for everyone else? If it is, then there's no need for any more logs. All we needed was a traceroute to send to our CDN provider to help in identifying the server that was having the issue, and I managed to get one of those the other day.
  10. 3 points
    @achtsam Es wird eher langsam Zeit, dass Du deinen privaten Kreuzzug einstellst. Das nimmt ja wirklich paranoide Züge an.
  11. 3 points
    Hello, a2guard.exe is the visible protection process (to put it simple, the Emsisoft icon you see in the system tray). However actual protection drivers start a lot earlier. For example epp.sys (the Emsisoft Protection Platform driver) starts very early in the Windows boot process in order to ensure a protected system even when no user is logged in yet and no other programs have been started.
  12. 3 points
    For the following ransomware, we have decrypters: Actively spreading ransomware: MRCR or Merry X-Mas Globe Globe 2 Globe 3 Nemucod Philadelphia Stampado Xorist Actively spreading ransomware, but the decrypter only works for older infections: Al-Namrood NMoreira LeChiffre PClock FenixLocker GlobeImposter Inactive ransomware: 777 Apocalypse ApocalypseVM AutoLocky BadBlock CrypBoss CryptInfinite CryptoDefense DMALocker DMALocker2 Fabiansomware Harasom HydraCrypt Gomasom KeyBTC Marlboro OpenToYou OzozaLocker Radamant
  13. 3 points
    Today, we've received information that our Dutch team member Rob R. passed away yesterday afternoon, after suffering from an unexpected heart attack last Wednesday. Rob was our lead software tester and we always admired him for his special eye to track down the most tricky bugs. He joined our team more than five years ago by voluntarily sending over a brand new and complete Dutch translation of our software. Shortly after he initiated our efforts in offering physical delivery of our software on CD boxes and USB sticks. He also demonstrated a great interest in testing security software which recently led him to becoming our lead tester for Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security. Rob will truly live on in our memories as a valued team member and friend.
  14. 3 points
    Hardik587 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.
  15. 3 points
    Hello, please send me your license key via PM (personal message). I will add some days to your key as a sign of goodwill.
  16. 2 points
    I've forwarded your ID and MAC addresses to the creator of STOPDecrypter so that he can archive them in case he is able to figure out your decryption key at some point in the future. All you have to do now is give us some time, and we'll do what we can for you.
  17. 2 points
    Hello, This is legitimate. You can read more about it here: https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/32517/new-in-2018-12-safe-web-browsing-with-emsisoft-browser-security/
  18. 2 points
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-will-block-third-party-software-from-injecting-code-into-chrome/ Our Surf Protection works by filtering DNS requests made by running applications. Since EAM doesn't use network filter drivers, it has to achieve this using code injection. Now that Chromium is blocking code injection by third-party applications, our Surf Protection will not work with it until we are able to make some changes. My recommendation is to install uBlock Origin and uBlock Origin Extra (both work in Google Chrome and Vivaldi) to supplement until we can get our Surf Protection working in Chrome again. uBlock Origin is a free content blocker that not only blocks ads, but also used the extensive blacklists of malicious domains available from Malware Domain List and Malware Domains to block malicious content. Note: Vivaldi 1.15 (the current stable version) is based on Chromium 65 with backported security fixes from Chromium 66, 67, and 68. Vivaldi 2.0 is based on Chromium 69, and is currently available in testing builds. Anyone with the stable version of Vivaldi installed will not be effected by this issue. Anyone using a Vivaldi 2.0 snapshot will also experience this issue with Surf Protection. Also note: Due to the added protection of an ad blocker, we recommend uBlock Origin (with uBlock Origin Extra for Chromium based browsers like Google Chrome, Vivaldi, and Opera) regardless of whether or not our Surf Protection is working with your web browser. Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware does not block ads by default (doing so can break some websites), and the companies that sell online advertising do not do a good enough job of preventing their ads from being abused by their clients, and there have been many cases of serious threats in advertisements even on legitimate websites. Please be aware that there is another content blocker called "uBlock". This is not the same thing as uBlock Origin, and is not recommended. The main reason for recommending uBlock Origin is due to its performance and memory usage being better than popular ad blockers (AdBlock, Adblock Plus, AdGuard, etc). If you wish to use one of those instead, then please feel free to do so, however I do not know if they are configured to use Malware Domain List and Malware Domains by default and recommend checking their configuration to ensure they are offering the same level of protection as uBlock Origin. If they are not configured to use these lists of malicious websites, then you should be able to add them through FilterLists.com. Note that this site was down at the time I posted this, so I was not able to check and verify that, however this site lists almost every popular filter list for ad and content blockers and it should include important blacklists like these.
  19. 2 points
    Hello RodPaulo! Over the last three months, we gradually rolled out new infrastructure for our behavior blocker as part of the monthly feature updates. We decided to introduce this new tech gradually as to avoid headaches when switching everything at once. In addition, just the infrastructure on its own had major benefits like fixing several long-standing compatibility issues with products like Kaspersky, Avast, AVG and some other products, that rendered systems unusable as no process could be started on systems running both EAM and their product in real-time. The rollout itself was pretty smooth and we didn't see anything unusual in our telemetry or continuous daily testing either. However, it turned out that there was a rare race condition with certain malware obfuscators that caused some 32-bit processes to not be monitored correctly on Windows 10 64-bit systems. AV-C did report the issue to us as part of their normal report at the end of March and we fixed and released it as an update during the 2018.3 lifecycle very shortly after, but by then we already had racked up a couple of misses in the April test period as well. You may also be interested in the AV-C business test series factsheet they just published, available here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/avc_biz_2018_03_factsheet_en.pdf
  20. 2 points
    We had to turn off XP updates because the latest scan engine and its signatures are no longer compatible with it. Instead of pretending that we could protect you from malware (which we effectively can't because XP is full of holes and flaws that aren't gonna be fixed at all) we would rather strongly recommend you to upgrade your computer. If that is for any reason impossible and means that you can't use our software anymore at all, we're happy to issue a refund for the remaining period.
  21. 2 points
    You can see this on several programs. Service and drivers are up, but GUI hasn't caught up. It's not a problem.
  22. 2 points
    The holiday season is not only a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones, but also to look back at the year gone by. For us at Emsisoft, we could finally take a brief moment to realize just how busy 2017 has been for the team and the wider security industry: from major ransomware outbreaks that took most (Emsisoft customers excluded) by surprise to constant product evolution to guarantee the best possible malware protection for our customers, this year has been anything but uneventful. Better surf protection: Both online and in the water Prevention is worth a pound of cure, so raising awareness of online security issues has always been close to our hearts. Back in November 2016 we started out with the world’s first surf protection research using drones and high technology drifters, teaming up with Surf Life Saving New Zealand to map currents and further understand threats and dangers that await unsuspecting surfers under the surface. The campaign results exceeded our highest expectations: not only was the project widely covered in media outlets across the country, but the insight gained formed the basis for future projects and was even presented at a conference sponsored by the World Health Organization. As our CEO Christian Mairoll put it: Whether online or in the water, Emsisoft always aims to observe dangerous environments, analyze specific threats and most importantly prevent dangerous situations that surfers suffer from everyday. Ransomware outbreaks take many by surprise Ransomware attacks are nothing new for our team, but the sheer size and speed of two major outbreaks this year caught many off guard. In May, Wannacry ransomware took advantage of the NSA shadow broker exploits to rapidly spread to hundreds of thousands of machines, including major corporations in Europe and beyond. A mere month later, Petya used the same exploits to wreak havoc across high-profile businesses in dozens of countries and exposed, despite repeated warnings from security experts, the general lack of basic protective measures, including up-to-date operating systems, regular backups and the use of reputable anti-malware software. Our customers were safe from these attacks thanks to Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s multi-layered protection. Yet it’s events like these that remind us of the need to constantly improve our technology and awareness to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. Emsisoft evolves to stay ahead of malware Malware attacks of this nature require an immediate response. Luckily, one of our main advantages over many competitors is our ability to adapt quickly. Starting in January, we introduced a new product versioning scheme that aligns with our development month and laid the foundation to bring protection and usability features to our customers faster than ever, rather than waiting for a major release. Making great protection even better Our customers choose Emsisoft first and foremost for one reason: to be protected from all types of malware threats. It’s a job we take seriously, which is why we have launched a number of improvements throughout 2017. Our personal highlights: We made our Behavior Blocker even more capable, detecting malware and ransomware threats that try to disable antivirus software. We promoted our existing ransomware protection into a dedicated “Anti-Ransomware” layer. We added Double Pulsar exploit mitigation in response to the increase in ransomware outbreaks. This doesn’t include the countless under-the-hood changes to the Surf Guard to detect even more phishing scams and the performance improvements we have launched month after month to ensure your protection does not get in the way of your day. Keeping things simple Simplicity is one of our core values here at Emsisoft, and the product team made it a clear focus to deliver against it in 2017. We looked at all aspects of our software and listened to a lot of customer feedback to learn how we can make things better, faster, and simpler. The result was a raft of new and improved features that we released over the last 12 months, including: a simplified user permissions system based on 2 groups; a brand-new feature to exclude specific programs from scanning and protection; an extended Forensic Log to better reproduce malware-related events on your machine; an auto-resolve mode for the behavior blocker to reduce user-dependencies; email notifications. Merging Emsisoft Internet Security with Emsisoft Anti-Malware But perhaps the biggest change in terms of our product development has been the merging of Emsisoft Internet Security with Emsisoft Anti-Malware in October this year. What may have seemed like a sudden decision was the result of a careful evaluation of our core competencies, the realities of a changing malware landscape and the preparation for things to come. To ensure customers dependent on a firewall would receive a comparable level of protection, we released a Fortification feature for the Windows Firewall to ensure that malware will not be able to tamper with it. Business-grade security that just works As we’ve touched on earlier, this year in particular exposed just how devastating ransomware attacks can be for companies both large and small if they do not have reliable endpoint protection in place. We always believed that sophisticated, enterprise-level endpoint protection does not need to be complex, and we have continued to refine the experience of our business customers, whether that’s enhanced Emsisoft Enterprise Console connection features or new MSI setup files for time-efficient group policy deployment in larger Windows networks. Our efforts did not go unnoticed either, as independent test lab AV-Comparatives praised our business solution for its ease of use, clean design and fast deployment capabilities in this year’s Business Security Report 2017. Combined with a stellar malware protection rate powered by Emsisoft Anti-Malware, we walked away with the “Approved Business Product Award” for the second year running. The feedback that counts: yours While it’s great to get recognized with industry awards for our malware protection performance, it’s the messages we receive from our customers and partners that put a smile on our faces and give us the motivation to get up in the morning to fight the good fight. I wanted to take a moment of your time and let you know that there just isn’t a better anti-malware company than Emsisoft. Your dedication to the world of online protection is the best in the business. I have 100% confidence in Emsisoft to keep me safe on line no matter what. It’s just something I never have to think about. Joel Gardner, Switzerland Emsisoft is about security. Looks good, works good, is light and what is most important, Emsisoft is about trust. My is over 8 years as paid customer, without any single security PC problem. Franky via Twitter Another gold star for Emsisoft! I’ve been with you since a-squared, and it’s always been prompt, professional and excellent service all the way, not to mention the superb software solutions. These days, companies that care are unfortunately few and far between. Douglas Sharp, Germany I own a brick and mortar retail computer repair shop. We have sold hundreds if not thousands of copies of Emsisoft through our retail business. I have to say Emsisoft works so well that I feel like it may be hurting our repair business. Our customers like it and that’s what matters. David Gentry, Lantean Systems LLC, USA What lies ahead in 2018? Ransomware once again dominated the year, and we are expecting this trend to continue into 2018. Wannacry and Petya attacks made sure that even the most technophobic among us have at least a basic level of awareness. But they also laid bare the ample opportunities for cyber crime as too many business still don’t have credible security strategies in place. We covered the emergence and increasing sophistication of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) business models, allowing anyone with malicious intentions to execute their own ransomware attack and share the ill-gotten gains with the RaaS creators. Given the ease of using these services and the proliferation of cryptocurrencies, we at Emsisoft expect the ransomware campaigns to continue unabated into the new year. The other trend to keep an eye on is also connected to the rise of digital currencies: Cryptomining. Online criminals and even some „legitimate“ websites are experimenting with the use of crypto-miners to extract revenue from users. Whether it will evolve into a legitimate alternative to the established ad model or remain mostly a tactic by malware authors remains to be seen. Whatever the outcome, as long as cryptocurrencies continue to rise, we expect to come across increasingly sophisticated variants. But what will Emsisoft look like in 2018? We plan to continue our efforts to declutter Emsisoft Anti-Malware to make it the easiest to use protection software on the market. Our Malware Lab is working relentlessly on a new malware detection and protection system that is going to raise the bar in the industry. In addition, our product development teams have started working on a major project a couple of months ago that is expected to be launched no earlier than mid 2018. We can’t wait to share more details as we get closer to the actual release and to hear what you think. But until then, you can count on Emsisoft to protect you from all the current and future threats that may lurk out there. Malware never sleeps, and nor do we. Have a brilliant, malware-free 2018! View the full article
  23. 2 points
    Wenn man seriöse Seiten aufruft, Programme nur aus verlässlichen Quellen verwendet und installiert und auch mal liest was da bei einer Installation alles so steht und an Haken gesetzt ist, dass Gehirn einschaltet und auch nicht immer alle Links in E-Mail anklickt, dann ist man EAM bestens gerüstete! Denn die Router Firewall sollte ihren Dienst auch ausreichend verrichten. Ich verwende seit 2006 keine Firewall mehr, wie z.B. Zonealarm und habe seit dem auch nicht mehr Probleme, im Gegenteil, dass System läuft wesentlich flüssiger! Im großen und ganzen muss man feststellen, dass Emsisoft seine Hausaufgaben sehr gut erledigt, auf Kunden Beanstandungen Zeitnah reagiert und vor allem im direkten Kontakt zum Kunden steht! Dass kenne ich von keinem anderen Hersteller und ich habe schon viele AV-Programme getestet! Von daher sollte man sich ernsthaft überlegen, ob man Emsi verlassen sollte.
  24. 2 points
    You don't need an account on the website; you just copy & paste the licence code into the application. Keep the details in case you need them again.
  25. 2 points
    Starting 1 October 2017, Emsisoft Internet Security will be merged with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. While this may come as a bit of a surprise, there are many factors that have prompted this decision, and I would like to use this as an opportunity to share our reasoning: A common base Technically, both products have shared the same code base and even the same file feeds for online updates for the last couple of years. From a branding perspective, Emsisoft Internet Security has kind of been framed as an extended feature set edition of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. The only difference between the two products is Emsisoft Internet Security’s built-in firewall component, which is responsible for its slightly higher price tag. While Emsisoft Internet Security was definitely a valuable product in years gone by, we believe that whatever protective advantages desktop firewalls once had over Windows Firewall are now minimal, if not negligible. The job of firewalls The main purpose of a desktop firewall is to shield your computer from attacks from the Internet. It does so by interrupting network communications initiated by foreign computers when they attempt to connect to a program that listens for input on your computer. However, there are two things to consider here: Most attack attempts from the outside are made impossible by the use of NAT routers (which includes just about every modern DSL modem), as they separate your inside network (LAN) from the Internet. The built-in Firewall in Windows 7, 8 and 10 already does a pretty good job of blocking connection attempts from potentially dangerous computers that reside in the same network (e.g. in public WiFi) or on the Internet. Malware and firewalls We see our main job as protecting your computer from malware – and today’s malware is generally quite unimpressed by firewalls. Connection attempts from the outside in are blocked by the Windows Firewall by default, and connections from the inside out are prevented by Emsisoft’s multi-layer real time protection, and the Behavior Blocker in particular. Emsisoft Firewall vs Windows Firewall When Microsoft introduced the Windows Firewall in a late Windows XP Service Pack update, it was a bit of an embarrassing performance and the software could not be taken too seriously, which led us to build a stronger alternative. But with the release of Windows 7, the Windows Firewall started to do its job much more effectively, and the latest Windows 10 version pretty much does everything you could expect from a desktop firewall. Its only architectural flaw is that its settings (and firewall rules) can be freely edited by anyone or anything that attains the required permission level. In other words, if malware manages to run on the PC, it’s able to allow itself to get through the firewall. That was one of the main reasons for us to maintain our own firewall component. A better approach: Fortifying the Windows Firewall Emsisoft Internet Security has always been highly configurable. While some of our more technically minded users might have appreciated the freedom to tweak settings to their heart’s content, it has to be said the majority of our customers are (understandably!) not familiar with the technical intricacies of firewalls and were not always confident when using the software. This was problematic given the fact that a wrong configuration can potentially cause a lot of damage when it comes to malware protection. So, in the interests of protecting our customers, we thought it would be most beneficial if, moving forward, we simply rely on the Windows Firewall and use our software to cover its blind spot and ensure its settings can’t be manipulated by malware from the inside. How are we going to do that? Well, one of Emsisoft’s key strengths is creating Behavior Blocking technology that works. It allows us to detect and intercept malicious actions from active programs in real time before they can cause any damage. This technology now allows us to define behavior patterns that indicate illegitimate manipulations of Windows Firewall rules. We make sure Windows Firewall is as safe to use as our own firewall, so we can remove the redundancy of building and maintaining our own firewall code. Therefore, we decided to end the product life-cycle of Emsisoft Internet Security and merge it with Emsisoft Anti-Malware, which receives the Windows Firewall fortifying enhancements in the version 2017.8 release. Timeline September 1st, 2017: The new Windows Firewall Fortify feature will be part of the version 2017.8 release of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. October 1st, 2017: Existing Emsisoft Internet Security software will directly update to Emsisoft Anti-Malware version 2017.9 and the remaining license period will be extended as described below. No manual actions required. Advantages for Emsisoft Internet Security customers We appreciate that the decision and swift merging will come as a surprise to our loyal customers, so apart from the additional features already mentioned that ensure capable and secure firewall protection, we are sweetening the transition for existing Emsisoft Internet Security license holders: By switching to Emsisoft Anti-Malware, your annual software license fee gets about 20% cheaper. To compensate for the already paid higher product price, we will extend all active Emsisoft Internet Security license periods by 50%. E.g. if you have 1 year left on your license, it will change to 1.5 years for free. Malware protection capabilities of Emsisoft Anti-Malware will be improved due to less interference with firewall code. Your Emsisoft protection software will get lighter on the system and there will be fewer incompatibilities with other products. Less risk of misconfiguring the protection features. We hope you think this is a fair deal and will make the transition to our flagship product as smooth as possible. Should you still be unhappy with the upcoming changes, we’re happy to do partial refunds for your remaining license period. As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, we are continuing our mission towards a safer digital world for everyone. Today we have taken an important step in this journey, and we are excited to continue to improve our protection services for our customers. Have a great, malware-free day! View the full article
  26. 2 points
    For reinstallation media, always use the Media Creation tool to ensure as much updates as possible are included (this is generally a good idea because it also reduces the amount of updates you'll have to install after installation): https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 As for the rest, the vulnerability is/was in the SMB (server message block) protocol, which is not something an average home user requires, if you are concerned you can just reinstall Windows without network connection, go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On and Off and in the populated list locate SMB1, uninstall this before continuing.
  27. 2 points
    I believe everyone here are all frustrated that we still can't recover our file back. So am I. I'm also thinking the possibility to pay to the terrorists to get my file saved. But I still have some hope that Emsisoft Team can make the decryptor . I hate cry36.
  28. 2 points
    Vielen Dank für die Antwort. Ein Lösegeld ist geflossen, aber die Entschlüsselung funktioniert nicht sauber. Am Ende der meisten Dateien bleiben Codereste übrig, die natürlich die Funktion des Systemes stark einschränken und die ganze Aktion ist für die Katz. Ich kann die Dateien teilweise per Hand bereinigen, aber das ist keine Lösung. Sollte eine saubere Entschlüsselung möglich sein, wäre ich sehr dankbar, da sonst alle Patientendaten einfach mal weg sind. Das wäre ein Totalschaden. Im Moment setze ich das System neu auf und versuche die Oracledatenbank wiederherzustellen und brauchbar zu machen. Wenn es von Interesse ist, kann ich die Entschlüsselungsdatei zur Verfügung stellen. Aber bei diesem Trojaner ist eine Zahlung sinnlos.
  29. 2 points
    Das Problem ist, dass keine Schutzsoftware Dir helfen kann. Wenn der Server aufgemacht wird, was bei TeamXRat, die Malware die dahinter steckt, der Fall ist, kann der Angreifer die Software einfach beenden oder die Malware erlauben. Ich hab die Malware kurz ueberflogen und sie sieht entschluesselbar aus. Falls das Loesegeld also noch nicht bezahlt wurde, dann kann ich mal schauen was ich tun kann.
  30. 2 points
    The following innovations make Online Armor 5.5 our best firewall ever: Integration of Anti-Malware Network: Unknown programs are immediately cross-checked against the cloud. The Online Database contains around 4 million entries and relies on the intelligence of the cloud. Programs considered harmless are automatically permitted, while annoying pop-up windows and alerts are omitted. So you can totally focus on your work! New cloud-based scan: Our cloud scan, already used in Emsisoft MalAware, has been included in Online Armor. Even if there is no record of a file in the Anti-Malware Network, more than 7 million signatures mean that malware can be recognized reliably to keep your PC safe. Improved license and update system: Software updates are downloaded and installed way quicker. Moreover, Online Armor relies on the license system used for other Emsisoft products. Access our Customer Center to find and manage the licenses for all your Emsisoft products in one place. Your Online Armor license key will be automatically transferred to the new system as soon as you use version 5.5 for the first time. Unnecessary key resets when reinstalling your OS are a thing of the past. New pricing system rewards your loyalty: The 1-year license is 25 % cheaper if renewed once the initial 1-year period has expired and will be a further 5 % cheaper for every additional year you renew it. Long-term customers can thus benefit from discounts of up to 50 %. Fine tuning: We have added news popups that keep you up to date with the latest Emsisoft news and fixed several potential incompatibilites, e.g. in combination with Ad Muncher or WinCrypt. As well as countless minor changes for improved user experience and best protection. To get the latest version, just run an online update or alternatively uninstall and reinstall the latest setup package from the official Emsisoft Online Armor product page. If you are using Online Armor FREE earlier than 5.0, please uninstall this version and download the new one. Introductory offer: Pack of 3 for the price of 1 = 45 % discount! Limited offer until February 14th, 2012: Buy a 1-year license now for Emsisoft Online Armor Firewall for 3 PCs at a special price: Instead of US $73.- only US $40.-. Buy here
  31. 2 points
    Thanks, works great, thanks for all the feedback in this thread and for getting it sorted.
  32. 2 points
    Yes, this is normal. It's possible that there may be something we can do to prevent the extra notification, so I'll talk to our QA team and see what they think about this.
  33. 2 points
    We published our fix as a beta update a couple of minutes ago. So if you are affected by it, switching the update feed to Beta under Settings/Updates should get you the new build.
  34. 2 points
    We have made a workaround for the above mentioned incompatibility. If you are experiencing the above behavior, please try the following build (no need to uninstall first). HitmanPro.Alert 3.1.7 Build 357 PreRelease Changelog Fixed incompatibility with Emsisoft Internet Security 11.0.0.6131Download http://test.hitmanpro.com/hmpalert3b357.exe Please let me know if this update fixes the incompatibility.
  35. 2 points
    Generell basiert der Mechanismus des Quarantaene Rescans darauf, dass wir Elemente in der Quarantaene nach jedem Update neu scannen. Sollte eine Datei dann ploetzlich nicht laenger erkannt sein, gehen wir davon aus, dass es sich um einen Fehlalarm handelte. Wir justieren Erkennungen konstant. Entsprechend kann es vorkommen, dass insbesondere bei Erkennungen, die von generischen Signaturen ausgeloest wurden, selbst kleine Modifikationen dazu fuehren, dass ein bestimmtes Sample einer Malware Familie nicht laenger erkannt wird. Falls man generell nicht moechte, dass EAM oder EIS die Quarantaene bei jedem Update neu scanned, dann kann man unter Einstellungen/Allgemein den Quarantaene-Scan von "Automatisch" auf "Kein erneutes Scannen" aendern. Haette sie definitiv. Tesla ist im Grunde nicht wirklich neu. Die ersten Versionen gehen auf Mai diesen Jahres zurueck. Das hier wuerde passieren, wenn man versucht TeslaCrypt auf einem von EAM or EIS geschuetzten PC auszufuehren: Sollte man die Cloud Unterstuetzung deaktiviert haben oder in dem unwahrscheinlichen Falle, dass die Cloud das Sample noch nicht kennt, dann bekommt man folgende Warnungen zu sehen: Erst nachdem man jede dieser Warnhinweise ignoriert und die weitere Ausfuehrung erlaubt hat, wird ueberhaupt irgendeine Datei auf dem PC verschluesselt.
  36. 2 points
    You can go ahead and have EEK safely delete: Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3104866962-3908348715-1408370962-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLETASKMGR detected: Setting.DisableTaskMgr (A) Value: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3104866962-3908348715-1408370962-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM -> DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS detected: Setting.DisableRegistryTools (A)Everything else looks good.Unless you are having problems, it is time to do the final steps. Now to remove most of the tools that we have used in fixing your machine: Download Delfix from here and save it to your desktop. Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.Also place a checkmark next to:Create registry backupPurge system restoreClick the Run button.When the tool is finished, a log will open in notepad. I do not need the log. You can close Notepad.Empty the Recycle Bin Download to your Desktop: - CCleaner Portable UnZip CCleaner Portable to a folder on your Desktop named CCleanerRun CCleanerOpen the CCleaner Folder on your Desktop and double click CCleaner.exe (32-bit) or CCleaner64.exe (64-bit) Click "Options" and choose "Advanced" Uncheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 24 hours" Then go back to "Cleaner" and click the "RunCleaner" button. Exit CCleaner. Turn off System restore to flush all your restore points then turn system restore back on. See How To Enable and Disable System Restore.You can delete and uninstall any programs I had you download, that you do not wish to keep on the system. Run Windows Update and update your Windows Operating System. Install and run the , this will inspect your system for software that is out-of-date and in need of updating. Update anything program/application detected as being out-dated. Articles to read: How to Protect Your Computer From Malware How to keep you and your Windows PC happy Web , email, chat, password and kids safety 10 Sources of Malware Infections That should take care of everything. Safe Surfing!
  37. 2 points
    Upgrade from EIS 10.0.0.5735 to EIS 11.0.0.5847 (Beta) I currently have for the 'Advanced Firewall Settings' to "Ask" to allow incoming/outgoing firewall rules. (all 4 options are set to Ask) Application Rules did not Update after Upgrade ----------------------------------------------------------- After the upgrade/restart i deleted the custom rules to allow ports 80/443 and yet it still allowed the connection even after restarting firefox and did not prompt me to allow it again either. So I went to Settings -> "Factory Defaults" this seemed to do the trick, and this time asked me to allow the port connections 80 / 443. Real-Time Firewall Blocking ------------------------------------ At first I allowed port 80 / 443, and then tried adding a BLOCK TCP/UDP 0-65535 (below to the first rule) i could still browse successfully (where before in v10, 0-65535 was over-riding everything) However then i removed the rules, then tried this time to "block" the connections, except it was still allowing the connection, even though 80 / 443 were blocked. It wasn't until I restarted firefox that the blocking rule took effect. so it appears real-time firewall blocking of the application is not quite working. Real-time Application Blocking (or Suggestion) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Another issue ,prevalent in v10 also, is when you block an application in Application Rules or Behaviour Blocker, it does not close the application once blocked, it just prevents it from running the next time. Where in v9 i remember it used to close the application immediately once blocked. Automatic Custom Montioring (Suggestion) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Even though I have automatic firewall settings set to "Ask" about trustworthy applications, the behaviour blocker still sets everything to "All Allowed", so each time I do say.. a Factory Reset or new install, I have to reset each application to "Custom Monitoring" if I want to be confronted with potential behavioural threats. The behavioural blocking is the pride and joy of EIS, so I think it should be an option in "Advanced Firewall Settings" to set "All Allowed" to "Custom Monitoring" by default. Which will warn you about code injection and such. Automatic Behavior Blocking Template(Suggestion) ----------------------------------------------------- Also think you should be able to create something like a Template that applies to all applications by default, for example.. "Block Backdoor Related Activity" "Block Spyware Related Activity" could be set by default, based on your template you created. More Detailed Information About Intrusions (Suggestion) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I mentioned in the previous suggestion about behavioural blocking, and how it warns you about code injection and potential intrusions. These errors can come from system applications, for example... when changing personalize settings, a message appears saying Explorer.exe wants to change something, or when Firefox tries to run a program from the downloads menu, it will say something along the lines that Firefox is acting like a trojan or something to that nature. These are scenarios where it was likely a false detection, but was warning of a potential problem, which is great! However, there are also scenarios where Explorer.exe or Firefox.exe may be doing something it shouldn't, and yet the options are to Allow something potentially bad, or Block, which closes the application, not really knowing what you just blocked. So what i'd really love to see.... is the offending command, i believe v9 had it right... when it popped up the behaviour, it gave you much more verbose input, like Explorer.exe -> Shell32.dll -> hotdog.dll -> somethingweird.exe then i could tell the difference between, a simple desktop entry being modified, or of an actual threat that needs to be dealt with. So would really really love to see an option in "Advanced rule settings" for [ X ] verbose behaviour messages Application Rules & Behavior Rules Merging (Suggestion) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I think v9 also had it right in this case.... all of the application rules were all in one neat tidy window, maybe i'm a little daft, but i don't quite understand why these two are seperated, and why some applications will show up in Behavior Blocker and not in Application Rules, and if i want one in the other, i have to create the rule myself. Then tediously set everything to Custom Monitored, to get it to monitor its behavior. Theming (Suggestion) ---------------------------- I know i've said this before, but i'll say it again... i'd love to have an option to theme/skin the EIS application, maybe to something with more neutral colors. Insights ---------- If everything gets automatically allowed, then its only passively protecting the system for the sake of letting Windows run smoothly, The goal here is easy to use security, i think its important not to let security take a back seat for the sake of making it easy to use. In the Blog you make mention that everything should be kind of behind the scenes without much intervention and fiddling around with settings, however I think a lot of people don't really mind the extra popups as long as they know their system is actually being protected. Special Thanks -------------------- I'd like to thank the emsisoft team for their dedication and hard work on this amazing application. I hope everything i've said has not been discouraging but has inspired you to keep working to make this program even better. Keep up the good work, and please tell Santa about everything on my wish list.
  38. 2 points
    Hallo Marian, Testberichte die sich mit unseren Softwareprodukten befassen können gesammelt unter http://www.anti-malware-testberichte.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.
  39. 2 points
    Dear nine9s, Thank you for contacting our support. If you change hardware when your license key is still active our system will make no troubles if you simply install Emsisoft Anti-Malware on the new computer and activate it with your existing license key. If the old system should still be in use at this point you would need to remove Emsisoft Anti-Malware from the old computer before you use your existing license key to unlock the full version on the new system, otherwise no additional actions would be necessary. Thank you for using our software solutions! Should you have any further questions, please just let us know.
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    A summary of the improvements in version 11 can be found in our blog as usual: http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/10/24/a-sneak-peek-on-emsisofts-version-11-series/ Keep in mind that it is currently only available via the Beta updates option.
  42. 2 points
    Similar issue here. I had strayed and had been using a trial of another product. Reinstalled the latest EMIS very early this AM - 3AM EST. Tonight I have been unable to download the 1 new Important Windows Update for 8.1. Have tried several times. Can see that there is zero incoming traffic. Finally get an error that Windows Update failed. I suppose it is possible that the issue is on the Microsoft side.
  43. 2 points
    Hallo, Ja das ist kein Problem. Vermieden werden sollte lediglich zwei Desktopfirewalls parallel zu installieren. Zum Beispiel Emsisoft Internet Security und Bitdefender Internet Security gleichzeitig zu installieren. Sollten weitere Fragen bestehen kontaktieren Sie uns bitte erneut.
  44. 2 points
    Dies ist die Kernaussage des m.M.n exzellenten Artikels auf der offiz. HP: http://blog.emsisoft.com/de/2015/06/26/antivirensoftware-schutz-fuer-ihre-dateien-aber-auf-kosten-ihrer-privatsphaere/ Ich finde, dieser wichtige Aspekt wird viel zu wenig gewürdigt, sei es in den Tests der ganzen Testinstitute, die meist nur nach Erkennung, Beseitigung und Performance unterteilen oder in den ganzen "Fach"zeitschriften wie computerbild oder chip, etc. Aber auch bei den Usern: Wenn ich mir anschaue, dass auf dem beliebtesten Donwload-Portal Deutschlands Avira über 400.000 Mal diesen Monat heruntergeladen wurde, dann muss man sich fragen, ob es den meisten Usern nicht schlichtweg egal ist, was mit Ihren Daten passiert oder sie wissen es erst gar nicht: Motto, Hauptsache, es ist umsonst. Erschwerend dazu kommt der Herdentrieb: Soviele User können sich ja gar nicht irren. Umsonst soll ja heute sowieso alles am besten sein; wer bezahlt die Malware-Analysten, die Developer, die an den Erkennungsroutinen und am Selbstschutz des Programms arbeiten, die normale Verwaltung und die angebundene Hardware/Server u.v.m? Das alles wird ausgeblendet. Wirklich umsonst ist heute fast nichts mehr, sei es Avast (in o.a. Artikel ja erwähnt), AVG (Toolbar) oder Avira - lange Jahre Ask-Toolbar in Verwendung, heute angeblich eine eigenständig entwickelte ("Hust"!). Hier bezahlt man m.M.n indirekt mit den persönlichen Daten. Ich finde, jede Software ist heute immer Vertrauenssache, das trifft vor allem auf AV Programme zu. In dem Kontext finde ich Emsisoft und seine Datenschutzpolitik klasse , neben der sehr guten Erkennung war das für mich das Hauptkriterium bei der Kaufentscheidung! Weiter so Emsisoft!
  45. 2 points
    As long as you restart the guard process after it crashed, it shouldn't make a difference.
  46. 2 points
    Supi, AdwCleaner bitte öffnen und Deinstallieren drücken. FRST samt Logfiles, sowie den Ordner C:\FRST, einfach löschen.
  47. 2 points
    Yes, the setup files support a commandline parameter to change installation directory: /DIR="x:\dirname"
  48. 2 points
    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 starte den Rechner einfach neu. Dies sollte das Problem beheben.
  49. 2 points
    Here are the reports. Also, received error report that C:\$mft is corrupt
  50. 2 points
    Wow! That would be small thing to forget "ThreatFire"... you mean (?) And?... Please tell if you found the cause related to that. ====== most likely redundant info below Anyway since I prepared some after reading your previous reply I will post it ... even if nothing applies it may help in other situations ======= I am not sure I can see how that related to A-M at the moment from the description, except you are saying that disabling the guard helps. I am not using Vista but I hope that H_D may help to provide Properties info for the standard Notepad and you can do the same. a side note: that may not relate but still … If you search out there there are reports for Vista slow file opening (notepad included) but as I briefly noticed that was in time of SP1 Any reasons that you are still using SP1 but not SP2? You didn't answer the question about the size of files you are opening and whether that matters? Can you try to open any other file with Notepad like .log/ .ini. Will you experience the same effect? Are you using any add-ons / typing enhancements for Notepad? Well, again not really A-M related but there are several things that improve file opening and in Notepad in particular: - try to uncheck Word Wrapping – that really reduces opening time, but for big files. - In Explorer / File Options / View Tab find and uncheck "automaticaly search for network folders and printers " Have you ever connected this PC to the LAN? There is a weird thing: when you do the above some associations for opening files can be changed for network names “\\” in the Registry and another interesting article comes to mind (but I cannot find it right now) programs' network rules could be set that they are accessing particular IP addresses and when PC is disconnected that is still happening until that times out. Therefore, there is a delay that could be around 30 seconds before the file opens normally. You may check if there are network activities when you are opening files with Notepad. Any logged events in the System/Application Event viewer at the moments when you are using Notepad? You can clean IDS Log and check what is logged there as well at that time. Not much help and no more ideas at this point. My regards
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