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  1. We are incredibly proud to announce that Emsisoft Emergency Kit was named the Gold Winner of the 2018 Annual Stevie® International Business Award for Best Ransomware Removal Tool. Emsisoft Emergency Kit Ransomware has victimized individual private users, businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, and even governments in all levels. Here at Emsisoft, we do our part in helping reduce cybercrime by partnering with organizations such as No More Ransom and providing powerful antivirus and anti-malware solutions such as Emsisoft Emergency Kit. Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a free malware emergency kit that scans and cleans infected computers. It scans the infected PC for Ransomware, Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers and other malicious programs. It is also available as Emsisoft Emergency Kit Pro for commercial use. Emsisoft Emergency Kit has once again proven its effectiveness by being named the best Ransomware Removal Tool by a prestigious, international award-giving body. If you’d like to know more about Emsisoft Emergency Kit, go here to get additional information and to download the program for free. The Stevie International Business Award The International Business Awards (IBA) are the world’s premier business awards program. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories, with more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries. To learn more about the Stevie International Business Awards please click here. To see the recent awards Emsisoft has received, click here. Have a great (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft wins international award for ransomware removal appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  2. With this update, you will notice that the default scan level of Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s File Guard will change from the balanced middle option to the fastest option. In previous versions, we had the following scan levels: Fast Balanced (factory default) Thorough With version 2018.7 this changes to: Default (new factory default) Thorough Paranoid We made this change for a good reason, which I would like to elaborate. Behind these three options lie a different technology: OnExecution scans: The first option basically only scans programs when they are getting started. While that keeps your computer free from active infections, downloaded inactive malware files may not be immediately detected. OnModification scans: In addition, this option also scans any files that are newly created, such as downloads, but also any files that are modified by any program. In the past, that was the best method to catch all sorts of downloaded malware and script-/macro-based threats. OnRead scans: In addition, this option also scans any files as they are being read by any program. On a typical PC, there are usually thousands of files being read in the background every minute, so this option naturally slows down the overall performance of your computer quite dramatically. We don’t recommend making use of it, but keep it available for those who want to be absolutely sure everything gets immediately detected without delays. What we changed in 2018.7 is that we enhanced the OnExecution scan in a way that allows third-party programs and the Windows operating system to access our scanner technology too. Microsoft created specific interfaces called IOfficeAntivirus and AMSI that are used by most modern browsers, script interpreters, and Office programs to make sure the documents that are downloaded and opened do not contain any malware. Chrome scanning downloads with Emsisoft Anti-Malware With that being the new standard, we don’t see the need to scan all files during their creation or modification anymore but combine very fast performing OnExecution scans with those new extra scans coming from third-party applications. You can still switch back to the middle option, but we recommend the first “Default” option for best detection and performance. Experience the speed increase by yourself and don’t hesitate to provide us with feedback in the comments below! All 2018.7 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Improved File Guard performance, changed default scan level. Redesigned Protection menu panels. Minor user interface changes. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Enterprise Console Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Emergency Kit 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 and well-protected day! The post New in 2018.7: Improved File Guard Performance appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  3. Businesses handle high-value data in their day-to-day operations. Employee and customer information and other business data (financial, suppliers, partners, and possibly business secrets as well) are just some of the valuable data processed every single day. A single cyber attack could compromise some or all of this private information and could bring an organization to its knees. Attacks can even leapfrog to attack business partners the way Target was attacked via its HVAC company. This is one of the many reasons why cybersecurity decisions are especially critical for businesses, regardless of size. AV-Comparatives, a widely-recognized, independent AV testing organization recently released its biannual Business Security Test Report after evaluating the antivirus and anti-malware capabilities of the most reputable AV companies in the industry, and we are proud to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Enterprise Console passed all the necessary tests and stringent qualifications to receive the coveted Approved Business Product Award. The Approved Business Product Award The Business Product Award is based on three tests: Real-World Protection Test, Malware Protection Test, and Performance Test. For this round, AV-Comparatives used test results from March to June 2018. Only products scoring 90% or better across all the tests are awarded the Approved Business Product Award. Real-World Protection Tests Malicious attackers are getting more sophisticated by the day. Expertly crafted and exceptionally legitimate-looking email phishing attacks and malicious messages being delivered even in personal social media accounts such as Facebook and LinkedIn are just two of the most common ways Internet users (personal and business) are victimized. With all malware developments coming at rapid speed, it’s hard to keep up with trends and very easy to fall for an attack. However, with Emsisoft’s Surf Protect layer, your time on the web is secure and you can have peace of mind that you and your employees are protected from such exploitation. By using 1163 known malware variants, the Real-World Protection Test simulates how business systems are attacked, mostly by surfing the web and other routine Internet use and behavior. Emsisoft performed exceptionally well with zero false alarms and 99.3% of test cases blocked. Real-World Protection Test February-June 2018 Malware Protection Test There are instances when hackers are targeting a specific company or industry and would use multiple attack vectors to infiltrate an organization. If a company has solid security from attacks coming from the Internet, these hackers might try other tricks such as breaching through a local area network or planting infected devices such as a USB. So what’s a company to do when hackers go the extra mile? The Emsisoft Anti-Malware Real Time File Guard and Behavior Blocker features help ensure that all downloaded and modified files are checked in real time, and brand new threats that aren’t yet known by signatures are continually monitored and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs. The Malware Protection Test considers a scenario in which the malware enters the test system such as the LAN or removable device, rather than from the Internet. Emsisoft performed at an impressive 99.7% malware protection rate, with zero false positives. Malware Protection Test March 2018 Performance Test PC performance should not suffer in the name of cybersecurity. With Emsisoft, you can have your pie and eat it, too. Emsisoft is the only anti-malware solution that utilizes a dual scanner. It not only detects more because it uses the full power of two major antivirus-and anti-malware technologies, it also scans quicker because of the efficient combination of the scanners. Any unnecessary duplicates in detection are avoided, enabling the least impact on memory and overall hardware resources. Using PC Mark 10 Professional Edition as a benchmark, the Performance Test looks at the impact each product has on the system’s performance, including how much it slows down normal use of the PC while performing certain tasks such as browsing websites, downloading files, launching applications, and more. Emsisoft scored incredibly well with a 12-point Impact Score and 98.0 (out of 100) PC Mark Score. Performance Test April 2018 Additional criteria A false positive test and user interface review were also considered in the results. Out of all 16 participants, Emsisoft received one of the lowest false positives. In fact, Emsisoft raised zero false positives in all tests, proving its reliability when catching malware. The newly updated interface, on the other hand, was designed with ease-of-use, intuitiveness, and workflow efficiency in mind. Emsisoft evaluation While AV-Comparatives recommends Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Enterprise Console for larger teams, our business clients range from small to large organizations, of diverse industries, including manufacturing and government, and from countries throughout the world. From installation to maintenance, our exceptional Support Team assists customers 24/7, regardless of company size. What it means for our customers “Emsisoft is committed to ensuring that our customers, both home and business users, enjoy only the most powerful anti-malware and antivirus protection of their data,” said Emsisoft CEO, Christian Mairoll. “This is why we participate in independent software testing of our products. This award confirms our commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and transparency, so you can be sure you made the right choice in selecting us.” We are incredibly proud of the quality and service we deliver to our customers. Our mission of a malware-free world drives us forward and we are grateful that you are on this journey with us. Have a wonderful (malware-free) day! About AV-Comparatives AV-Comparatives is an independent organization dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of security software. The organization provides reliable testing methodologies and create high-quality reports that deliver deep insight into the capabilities of antivirus products for home and business AV users. Click here to read the full report of the AV-Comparatives Business Security Test, or check out other awards we’ve received in the past here. The post Emsisoft Receives AV-Comparatives Business Security Award appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  4. Between May and June 2018, security information portal and independent security software analyst group Virus Bulletin tested the mettle of 31 different antivirus products. We’re proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware yet again passed the test with flying colors and was consequently awarded the VB100 certification! How does Virus Bulletin perform the tests? With a history spanning more than two decades, the VB100 certification scheme is an easy way for consumers to quickly identify whether an antivirus product can provide adequate protection. The most recent testing process involved installing a copy of each security product on Windows 10 and Windows 7. The products then scanned the latest version of the WildList (a set of 894 independently curated malware samples) as well as 100,000 clean files that belong to commonly used legitimate software. The test was repeated three times on each operating system. In the past, VB100 certification required a product to get a perfect score – that is, the software had to catch 100 percent of the malware and produce no false positives. In the June 2018, Virus Bulletin has changed the testing criteria slightly to better reflect real-world usage. VB100 certification now allows a product to: Miss up to 0.5 percent of malware samples. Detect 0.01 percent of the legitimate files as false positives. Results Virus Bulletin might have relaxed the detection thresholds, but that didn’t stop our software from achieving a perfect score. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detected 100 percent of the malware on the WildList and generated no false positives whatsoever, which meant we ticked all the boxes (and then some) for VB100 certification! As always, we’re proud to see our software recognized by independent testing groups. The results here are a testament to the quality of our software, and we’ll continue working hard to ensure our customers have the best protection possible. Get the full Virus Bulletin report here or check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past here. Have a fantastic (malware-free) day! About Virus Bulletin Virus Bulletin is a renowned security software testing and certification group headquartered in the UK. The group’s bimonthly VB100 Certification Report provides valuable insight into the detection capabilities of various security products, which can help consumers make a more informed decision about the software they use. A product that has received VB100 certification can generally be trusted to reliably detect most modern malware threats. The post Emsisoft Anti-Malware receives VB100 certification in latest round of testing appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  5. Christian Mairoll

    New in 2018.6: Improved settings panel

    Over the next couple of months we plan to refresh the entire user interface of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. The current design served us well for the last four years, but in order to stay on top of modern design trends and changed user experience requirements (e.g. touch screens), it is time for us to get a bigger change on the road. User interface changes typically mean a lot of development work, so we are going to migrate to our new design in stages. Our first step, which you can see in this month’s 2018.6 release, is a completely redesigned and re-organized settings panel. Instead of top menu tabs that open individual pages with custom designed settings pages, the new version merges all settings on one well-structured panel that is much easier to navigate. We also took the opportunity to question the old sorting and grouping of settings and re-organized all sections to what we believe provides the best work efficiency for you, i.e. we moved the most used features to the top. See for yourself and don’t hesitate to provide us feedback in the comments below! Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.6 settings panel All 2018.6 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Redesigned and re-organized settings panel. Renamed Game Mode to Silent Mode. Improved auto-update functionality. Improved handling of license subscriptions. Improved MSI uninstaller. Improved offline installation process. Minor user interface changes. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Enterprise Console Added a setting to disable registry scans for all scan types. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Emergency Kit 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 and well-protected day! The post New in 2018.6: Improved settings panel appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  6. Independent antivirus testing organization AVLab recently released the results of its latest round of tests, which honed in on how effectively security products can protect against three particularly disruptive types of malware. We are delighted to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware handled the tests with ease and were awarded the highest rating possible in all categories! Understanding the tests The tests focused on three key types of malware: Ransomware: blocks access to your system until a ransom has been paid. Cryptominers: hijacks your system’s hardware and uses it to mine cryptocurrencies. Bashware: a new technique that uses Windows 10’s feature, Subsystem for Linux, to bypass security products. The tests were carried out between May 7 and May 22, and were performed on a system running Windows 10 Pro x64 with User Account Control disabled. A number of applications were installed on the system to simulate a typical work environment, including an office suite, email client, document viewer and a few other common tools. The operating system was updated once per week under strict controls, and each security product was updated with the latest virus signatures and protection software files before each test. Emsisoft Anti-Malware makes light work of the threats We are happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware was more than up to the challenge and successfully stopped every malware sample dead in its tracks. Ransomware: Emsisoft Anti-Malware stopped 43/43 samples and was given a BEST+++ recommendation. Cryptominers: Emsisoft Anti-Malware stopped 35/35 samples and was given a BEST+++ recommendation. Bashware: Emsisoft Anti-Malware successfully stopped the threat and was given a BEST+++ recommendation. These results are a testament to the fantastic behavioral protection implemented in Emsisoft Anti-Malware. We’re proud to see our flagship product receive the top recommendations from AVLab, and we will continue to strive toward providing the best malware protection on the planet! About AVLab AVLab is an independent Polish organization that specializes in testing antivirus products and reviewing security solutions. The group regularly releases reports that offer valuable insight into the effectiveness of various security products. Software that receives a good recommendation from AVLab can generally be trusted to provide a high level of protection. Get your free trial of Emsisoft Anti-Malware or click here to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past. Have a wonderful (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Anti-Malware scores BEST+++ rating in latest AVLab tests appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  7. Christian Mairoll

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  8. GDPR, the new General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, required us to review our Privacy Policy and change a few operational mechanisms, which kept our teams quite busy in May. While the visible improvements in Emsisoft Anti-Malware are mostly of cosmetic nature in this release, the changes in our online portal MyEmsisoft will certainly have a major impact. We have redesigned the Emsisoft Referral Program to make it easier and more encouraging to spread the word about Emsisoft. We rely on your help to make people aware of the protection capabilities of Emsisoft Anti-Malware – but we don’t expect you to recommend us for free! We offer a generous incentive: for every referred purchase of our software, we’ll give you a six month extension on your own full version license. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is true. You just need two friends to buy Emsisoft Anti-Malware each year, and you’ll have your own malware protection completely for free! More on the new Emsisoft Referral Program. All 2018.5 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Moved the License panel from Settings menu to Overview menu. GDPR compliance fixes. Improved malware detection and protection. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Enterprise Console Improved: Stability and reliability. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Emergency Kit GDPR compliance fixes. Several minor tweaks and fixes. MyEmsisoft Web Portal New: Referral History in Licenses panel. New: Optional sign up and login via Facebook and Google. Improved: User account and newsletter management. 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 and well-protected day! The post New in 2018.5: Redesigned referral program, MyEmsisoft improvements and GDPR compliance appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  9. Christian Mairoll

    The Redesigned Emsisoft Referral Program

    We’re excited to introduce our redesigned referral program to make it easier and faster to get rewards. As one of our happy customers, we need your to help us spread the word about Emsisoft. In return, for every referral who joins Emsisoft and buys a full license, we’ll automatically extend your license by six months! Here’s how it works: Step One: Sign in to your Emsisoft Account Login to your MyEmsisoft account to get the referral link to share with your family and friends. Step Two: Try and Buy Your family and friends try and buy Emsisoft using your referral link. Step Three: Get Rewards You get your license extension automatically! You get six months of free extension for every successful referral. Creative ideas to spread the word Via email Send an email to your family and friends. Be sure to include a description of Emsisoft Anti-Malware, why you recommend it, and your unique referral link. Avoid making it spammy! This isn’t a sales pitch so much as the opportunity to help your friends protect themselves against malware, and the more personal the message, the more likely they will show interest. But please: avoid automatic mass emails. Sending spam is strictly prohibited! Via Social Media Facebook Tell your Facebook friends how well Emsisoft protects your computer and why you prefer our solutions over other anti-malware or antivirus programs. Don’t forget to attach your unique referral link! LinkedIn LinkedIn is a great place to reach your professional network. What better way to help your fellow professionals get malware protection at home and at work than to recommend Emsisoft? Post your referral link on your timeline and in the groups you belong to. Twitter Emsisoft constantly publishes malware news. Use this as an opportunity to not only spread cybersecurity awareness but also extend your license. Simply retweet our articles, mention your favorite Emsisoft product and include your unique referral link. Use the hashtags #antivirus and #antimalware strategically to maximize exposure. Other Social Media Profiles Do you have other profiles specific to your industry or your hobbies such as Dribbble, Good Reads, Pinterest, About.me and more? Why not mention your link there as well! Your own website or blog If you have your own website or blog, use this as an opportunity to write a post on how you stay safe online or maybe even just put a line or two on your “About Me” page. Here are some great images you can use when posting. Forum signature Have strong forum cred? If you’re active in a particular forum and you’ve established yourself as a trustworthy contributor, you might never need to pay (or at least not for a while) for Emsisoft again. The fastest and easiest way to get your link some exposure is to add it to your signature. Voila! Your unique referral link will show up in all your posts, past and present! Help your family and friends install Emsisoft Are you your family and friends’ de facto PC and anti-malware expert? The next time someone asks for your help, just download the Emsisoft Anti-Malware installation file with your ID. Better yet, save the installation file with your ID to a USB stick or CD, and use that to install Emsisoft whenever you encounter an infected computer. Always get their permission first, of course. Your Personal Referral Page As an Emsisoft customer, your MyEmsisoft account features your very own Referral Page. When you log in, you can find your referral links and a list of your successful referrals in the Licenses panel. Go to your MyEmsisoft now to get started. Questions? Suggestions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Contact us via [email protected] anytime. We wish you a great, malware-free day! The post The Redesigned Emsisoft Referral Program appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  10. It goes without saying that robust malware protection is a critical factor to take into consideration when choosing an antivirus solution, but something that is almost as important is how efficiently the software performs. Antivirus products that consume too many system resources and create noticeable system drag are annoying, disruptive and may encourage users to disable essential protective features. The best security products are able to provide a high level of malware protection without putting excessive strain on your system’s resources. Independent antivirus software testing organization AV-Comparatives recently released the results of its latest Performance Test, and we’re pleased to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware walked away with an “Advanced” rating! The testing process In total, 18 security products were evaluated. The testers used PC Mark 10 Professional to measure the impact of each product on system performance while performing everyday, real-world tasks such as browsing websites, copying and downloading files, launching applications, archiving and unarchiving, and installing and uninstalling applications. Each test was repeated several times to maximize statistical precision, with the median score being used as the final result. The tests were performed on a low-end system: a Lenovo G50 machine with an Intel Core i3-4005U CPU, 4GB of RAM and HDD hard disks. Each security product was installed with default settings on a clean Windows 10 RS3 64-Bit system. Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieves “Advanced” rating We’re happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware scored “Fast” or “Very fast” in seven of the eight testing categories, which ultimately saw us receive an “Advanced” rating from AV-Comparatives. It is important to remember that this test does not reveal anything about the protection capabilities of a security product, only its impact on system performance in quite specific circumstances. With this in mind, it’s essential that you also investigate how effectively a product can safeguard your system against malware before committing to any antivirus solution. If you’re in the market for an effective security product that won’t devour your system resources, feel free to download a trial of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. About AV-Comparatives AV-Comparatives is an independent organization dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of security software. The group works closely with a number of academic institutions to provide reliable testing methodologies and create high-quality reports that deliver deep insight into the capabilities of antivirus products. Click here to read the full report of the AV-Comparatives Performance Test April 2018, or check out other awards we’ve received in the past here. Have a magnificent (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft scores “Advanced” rating in new AV-Comparatives Performance Test appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  11. Christian Mairoll

    Password

    1. Go to Policies - User Policies, switch to Group Permissions tab, and set the access level for all your required user groups (select on the left side) to "no access" or "read-only access". 2. Go to Policies - Computer Policies, switch to Computer Settings tab, scroll to Password section and define an administrator password. You may want to do that on Organization level (left side) to apply to all computer groups.
  12. Christian Mairoll

    Emsisoft Receives VB100 Certification

    Fresh from our March 2018 AV-Comparatives Malware Test Advanced+ Award, we’re happy to announce that this April, Emsisoft is yet again named a recipient of the coveted VB100 Certification! The VB100 Certification The VB100 certification is a highly sought-after designation due to its rigorous and unbiased evaluation of antivirus security programs. The VB100 certification tests are performed bi-monthly throughout the year by Virus Bulletin, a UK-based organization independently testing antivirus software for more than 20 years. The test not only evaluates the ability of antivirus and anti-malware software programs to perform at a minimum standard, but also its consistency to protect and adapt effectively in the long term. It features a “Reactive and Proactive” (RAP) test that measures how quickly security programs detect new malware. The RAP Score gives a good indication of how quickly the security program detects new malware statically. The VB100 Certification Methodology For the April 2018 test, Virus Bulletin outlines the following criteria to qualify for a VB100 certification: Detect 100% of malware samples listed as ‘In the Wild’ by the WildList Organization Generate no false positives when scanning an extensive test set of clean samples The methodology also stipulates that the product must be tested “out-of-the-box” with its default settings. Currently, the test is run on two platforms: Windows 7 and Windows 10. The Emsisoft VB100 Certification Emsisoft performed exceptionally well with a 100% malware detection rate and zero false positives in both Windows 7 and Windows 10 test platforms; and achieved an above average 89.4% RAP Score among other programs that also passed the test. This is Emsisoft’s second VB100 Certification for 2018. Why This Certification Matters As a minimum, your antivirus and anti-malware program should protect you from all types of malware, defend your PC online and offline, and perform its job consistently day in and day out from existing and emerging threats. Malicious hackers and malware are constantly looking for ways to attack you, and you want malware protection that puts you in a position of security and peace of mind. The VB100 Comparative Test allows you, the consumer, to evaluate which antivirus and anti-malware programs are capable of providing effective malware protection that would best serve you and your needs. Emsisoft has consistently performed well in VB100 certification tests, and our team is working diligently to maintain this designation for our customers. Our latest 2018.4 software update features improved Behavior-based malware detection and support for Windows 10 Redstone 4 (RS4) Update. About Virus Bulletin Virus Bulletin is a UK-based organization independently testing antivirus software, gateway web traffic filters, and email security for more than 20 years. Their VB100 Certification for antivirus software is highly regarded in the cybersecurity industry. Learn more Click here to read the April 2018 Virus Bulletin Comparative Review in full. We also invite you to click here to learn more about our previous VB100 certifications and other awards. Have a certifiably awesome (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Receives VB100 Certification appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  13. In April, our development teams had two main items on their to-do lists: Fine tuning: We have improved malware detection to more reliably catch some specific new groups of malware. A lot of work were done under the hood to make Emsisoft Anti-Malware more powerful and ready for the improvements to come. We have also further enhanced the documentation and created a new User Guides section in our online Helpdesk that describes all aspects of the software. New management interfaces: Those who are running their Emsisoft Anti-Malware installations via one of our supported Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) providers will soon be able to enjoy a significantly enhanced range of available protection settings. The new interfaces enable full remote management for authorized RMM tools. All 2018.4 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New: Online product documentation with user guides. New: Advanced remote management interfaces. Improved: Behavior-based malware detection. Improved: Support for Windows 10 April Update (Redstone 4 or RS4) Improved: Stability and reliability. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Emsisoft Enterprise Console Improved: Stability and reliability. 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 and well-protected day! The post New in 2018.4: Fine tuning, new management interfaces appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  14. Emsisoft has once again received top marks from AV-Comparatives! AV-Comparatives, an independent security software testing company, recently published its 2018 Malware Test Report, and we’re happy to announce that Emsisoft has been awarded the coveted Advanced+ Award. Beyond Detection: Malware Protection With the proliferation of increasingly sophisticated malware, detecting them alone is no longer enough. When in the past viruses are the “only” problems to worry about and are simply spotted and blocked, today’s malware variants are advanced enough to avoid detection. It is still important for security software to detect malware, but unlike the days of Internet old, detection now needs to be a part of a more robust and strategic anti-malware program to achieve a truly effective overall system protection. Emsisoft’s multi-layered approach to Internet security offers complete and reliable protection from malware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware blocks, prevents, and eliminates threats, leaving you with the peace of mind that your PC is secure. Emsisoft Achieves Advanced+ Award Malware authors are only getting better at designing and deploying malware attacks, so AV-Comparatives designed a rigorous test to measure the effectiveness and adaptability of security programs, including executing any missed samples for a more complete assessment. The Malware Test focused on security programs’ ability to detect malware offline and online, protect systems online — before, during, and after the execution of malware — and false alarms. Not surprisingly, Emsisoft performed exceptionally well and emerged as a top antivirus and anti-malware software program. With a 98.8% online and offline detection rates, leveraged by a 99.98% online protection rate, Emsisoft is proven to provide the complete protection from multiple attack vectors, in different scenarios. According to AV-Comparatives the results of this latest Malware Protection Test is a great complementary to its Real World Protection Test, from which Emsisoft has excelled as well. We are incredibly proud of our Advanced+ Award. This achievement is only made possible because of our commitment to deliver only the best to our customers. Always with integrity, we simply offer efficient and effective anti-malware, for your computer and you. Who is AV-C AV-Comparatives is an Austria-based organization that performs IT security product testing known for their independent and “real-world” testing methodology. Evaluations by AV-Comparatives are highly trusted by consumers and security industry experts alike, including PCMag and CNET editors. Click here to read the full 2018 Malware Test Report (PDF, ungated). To learn more about how we help keep safe on the web head on to our Emsisoft Anti-Malware page. As always we wish you an awesome (and malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Receives Top Award in AV-Comparatives Malware Test appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  15. As smartphones and mobile devices play an increasingly important role in our day to day lives, it’s only natural that the amount of malware targeting these systems continues to grow. To combat this threat, a number of developers have released security apps designed to prevent malware infection but the level of quality of most of them is somewhat questionable, to say the least. To address this issue, independent antivirus software testing group AV-Comparatives began testing Android security products in 2017. The results of this year’s round of testing are in, and we’re excited to report that Emsisoft Mobile Security scored top marks! Testing Methodology More than 200 security products were tested against 2,000 of the most common Android malware threats of 2017. When such recognizable malware samples are used in testing, a decent anti-malware app should feasibly be able to achieve detection rates of at least 90 percent without too much hassle. Testing took place on an automated Android testing framework on Nexus 5 devices running Android 6.0.1. This allowed testers to create realistic conditions without going through the headache of manually testing thousands of malware samples against the 200+ antivirus products. All the products and their respective malware definition libraries were fully updated prior to testing. If a product offered to activate additional security functions, these features were enabled. Each device was also allowed to connect to the Internet to access cloud services. Emsisoft Mobile Security achieves 100% detection rate We’re happy to report that Emsisoft Mobile Security successfully caught every single piece of malware that came its way, scoring a flawless detection rate of 100 percent with zero false alarms! However, not all the antivirus products fared so well. In fact, of the 200+ applications tested, only 84 were able to achieve a detection rate of 30 percent or higher! Seventy-nine of the tested security apps detected less than 30 percent of the Android malware samples or had a high false alarm rate, while a further 41 products were removed from the Play Store altogether in the two months following the testing due to being buggy, unsafe or ineffective. What do the results mean? The results are evidence that the mobile security market can be tricky to navigate. Google’s relatively relaxed screening process means it’s very easy for just about anybody to upload an app to the Play Store and market it as the next greatest security tool. The report also highlights the need to be extra wary when looking for reputable mobile products. Most of the apps tested had a review score of 4 or higher on the Play Store, despite the majority of them offering lackluster protection. We’re proud to see Emsisoft Mobile Security achieving such great results amidst a sea of decidedly dubious antivirus products. Quality protection is our number one goal, and we’ll continue to work on crafting quality products that provide you, our customers, with the high level of security you need to keep yourself safe online. About AV-Comparatives Austrian-based AV-Comparatives is an independent group devoted to testing the effectiveness of antivirus software. The organization provides high-quality, freely accessible reports that provide valuable insight into the performance of various security products on a range of operating systems. Products that score highly on AV-Comparatives tests can generally be trusted to provide a good level of protection against modern digital threats. Read the AV-Comparatives Android Test 2018 in full here, or have a look at other awards we’ve won in the past here. Have a glorious (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Mobile Security Scores 100% Detection Rate in Latest AV-Comparatives Test appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article