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  1. The biggest change in 2019.7 is the introduction of a new relay feature designed to help people with multiple Emsisoft-protected devices reduce unnecessary Internet traffic. Emsisoft’s protection software automatically updates every hour to make sure that all malware detection patterns are kept up to date to combat the latest threats. When doing online updates, the software only downloads the data that’s missing on your particular device. With the combination of differential and incremental update techniques, the overall required Internet traffic averages out to about 20-30 MB per day. While that might not sound like much, it adds up throughout the month, especially if you’re on a limited data plan, connected through expensive mobile (3G/4G) networks or operate a large number of devices that all need to be updated regularly. To reduce the required total update traffic, we’ve built a new feature that allows you to define one (or more) Emsisoft-protected devices that act as a relay/cache-proxy for all traffic to and from the Emsisoft servers. All data that has been downloaded once will be cached locally to avoid unnecessary duplicate downloads. If you have a local network (no matter if you have 3 devices at home or 500+ in a corporate environment) you can save a significant amount of unnecessary traffic by using that relay feature. For example, in a network with 10 devices, the overall traffic could potentially be reduced to as much as one-tenth of the original volume. Benefits of the Emsisoft Relay Feature Caching: With a relay in place, each file is only transferred once and then provided to the other devices from the local cache. Speed: Online updates are accelerated, especially when using slower Internet connections. Bandwidth: In larger networks, uplink congestion in the mornings (when many devices get online at the same time) can be avoided. Firewall compatible: Only the relay device needs to be able to access the Internet, or, in particular, the Emsisoft servers. Other local devices can stay ‘offline’ behind your network firewall, but still get Emsisoft updates. Proxy protection: The Emsisoft relay only lets data to Emsisoft servers through and can’t be used to bypass firewalls or proxies for accessing the Internet. How to enable a traffic relay The relay feature can be enabled for individual devices in your Emsisoft Cloud Console workspace. Log in at MyEmsisoft, navigate to your workspace and select the device that you wish to act as a relay. Go to the ‘Protection Settings’ of that device and scroll down to the bottom of the settings panel. Enable the option ‘Device can be used as traffic relay’. Navigate up to the ‘Protection Policies’ in your workspace, select a policy group that contains your devices and go to the ‘Traffic relay’ setting in the right top. Select the previously defined relay device from the dropdown box. That’s all you need to do. All devices in that policy group will connect to your relay from now on. If the relay is not available for any reason (e.g. when you use that device while traveling) the other devices will try to connect to the Emsisoft servers directly or via their local proxy settings (if any). All 2019.7 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New traffic relay/cache proxy feature. New remote management integration with Datto RMM. Several minor tweaks and fixes. Note: This update may require a system reboot in certain situations. We apologize that we couldn’t find a way to avoid that. MyEmsisoft/Cloud Console New traffic relay/cache proxy feature. Added options to cancel and restart a subscription. Improved policy template editor. Improved workspace dashboard, now also displaying unmanaged devices. Added workspace removal feature. Improved mobile app view. Improved login procedure. Improved user account security. Improved infrastructure hardening against attacks. 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. 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 2019.7: Local traffic relay to proxy and cache updates appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  2. Three years ago today, No More Ransom was launched. Designed to combat the growing ransomware threat, No More Ransom has helped hundreds of thousands of ransomware victims since its inception and prevented millions of dollars from falling into the hands of cybercriminals. Read on to learn more about No More Ransom and the role it plays in the ransomware epidemic. What is No More Ransom? No More Ransom is an anti-ransomware portal that hosts a number of free decryption tools and educates users about preventing infections. It was first launched in 2016 as a joint initiative between the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and McAfee. Since its launch, more than 150 partners have joined the project, including Internet security companies, law enforcement agencies, computer emergency response teams (CERTs), telecommunications companies and more. “No More Ransom brings hope to the victims, a real window of opportunity, but also delivers a clear message to the criminals: the international community stands together with a common goal, operational successes are and will continue to bring the offenders to justice,” explained Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), in a press release. Emsisoft proud contributors to the No More Ransom project Emsisoft is at the forefront of the battle against ransomware and is proud to be an active contributor to the No More Ransom project – in fact, Emsisoft has made 32 of the 82 decryptions available on the No More Ransom portal. In total, the decryptors have helped more than 200,000 ransomware victims recover their files for free and prevented cybercriminals from making more than $108 million in extortion money. These figures are based on confirmed decryptions and may be different to download-based statistics we’ve referred to in the past. Today, the tools available on No More Ransom can decrypt 109 different types of ransomware infections, with 14 new tools already added in 2019. The portal is available in 26 languages and has been accessed by 188 countries around the world. From all of us here at Emsisoft, we’d like to say happy anniversary to the No More Ransom team and salute them for their efforts in the ongoing battle against ransomware. Before you go, check out this infographic by No More Ransom and Europol/EC3 (yes, we’re proud to be a top decryption tools contributor to No More Ransom!): The post No More Ransom project saves victims more than $108 million since launching 3 years ago appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  3. We’re continuously improving our protection software and its cloud management console. This month’s release delivers a new license import wizard for newly created workspaces, as well as a series of fine tuning changes. In addition, we have migrated our online systems to a platform that allows for further growth. All 2019.6 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Improved user interface for visually impaired users. Improved support for third-party remote management. Stability improvements in Commandline Scanner. Several minor tweaks and fixes. MyEmsisoft/Cloud Console New license import wizard for newly created workspaces. Workspace dashboard: New label that indicates the number of custom settings edits for each device. Workspace dashboard: Added display showing the most recent disk scan findings. Added ability to trial different product editions. Improved mobile app view. 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. 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 2019.6: Additional Improvements and Fine tuning appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  4. Virus Bulletin is an independent certification body headquartered in the UK. The group recently released the results of its June tests, and we’re happy to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again been awarded the VB100! The VB100 testing process The VB100 award certifies that a security product can provide a certain level of protection against modern malware. To earn the VB100, a product has to pass a range of tests. The tests are performed on a physical computer or virtual machine with specifications similar to those you would find on a typical business PC. During the tests, the security products are exposed to a few thousand malicious samples curated from various places, including: The WildList set: A set of well-vetted malware samples curated by the WildList Organization. The AMTSO RTTL set: A continuous feed of new samples collected by experts from around the world and stored by the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. The Diversity set: A set of samples collected by Virus Bulletin. The tests also include a false positive component, which is designed to test how effectively a product can distinguish malicious files from safe files. The products are exposed to a subset of 100,000 files taken from the Clean set, which is a collection of 400,000 benign files harvested from popular software downloads. To be awarded VB100 certification, a security product has to meet the following criteria: Detect at least 99.95 percent of the malicious samples. Identify no more than 0.01 percent of the clean samples as malicious. The results We’re delighted to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware flew through the test and was consequently awarded the VB100. Our software achieved a perfect score in all categories, detecting 100 percent of the 2,236 malware samples used in the tests while generating no false positives. About Virus Bulletin Virus Bulletin is a widely recognized name in the antivirus industry. For more than 20 years, the organization has been performing independent tests that offer important insight into the capabilities of antivirus software. The VB100 signifies that a product is legitimate and can generally be trusted to provide a certain level of protection against malware. Click here to see the full report, or click here to have a look at some of the other awards we’ve won in the past. The post Emsisoft awarded VB100 in June 2019 tests appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  5. Emsisoft Cloud Console, our new web app for centrally managing endpoint protection, received some significant improvements this month. While the console is still in Beta stage, it’s getting more useful every day and we encourage you to give it a try. Important: This release requires a restart of Windows to activate support for Retpoline, a critical fix against the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability. New Workspace Dashboard We have enhanced the main starting point for most Cloud Console users, the Workspace Dashboard. Now it not only shows a list of devices and their protection status, but also highlights things that require your attention. It provides you with all the useful information you need to get a quick overview of what’s going on. New Emsisoft Cloud Console Workspace Dashoard Highlights: New search box to filter the devices list by device name, policy name, user or custom comments. New “Unresolved issues” section that provides quick access to fix protection issues such as disabled components or missing updates. New charts for device activity and license information. New chart for recent real-time protection alerts on your devices. New detail lists for recent scanner and real-time protection findings, including related quarantine actions. Beta feedback Let us know what you think at [email protected] We are thankful for any input, be it positive or negative. Note that the Emsisoft Cloud Console is still in the Beta testing stage, which means unexpected errors may occur and some things may not be completely finished or fully translated yet. New functionality is being added every month. Please check out our Beta Testing Instructions and the User Guide for details on all features. All 2019.5 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Several minor tweaks and fixes. MyEmsisoft New Workspace Dashboard with extended information on device activity, findings, quarantine actions and licensing. 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. 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 2019.5: Improved MyEmsisoft Dashboard (Beta) appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  6. Our development teams are making good progress with Cloud Console, Emsisoft’s brand new web app for centrally managing your malware protection on all your devices. It’s still in beta stage but getting more useful for the most common tasks day by day. Check out the latest improvements! Connecting Emsisoft Anti-Malware to the Cloud Console Open the software, go to Settings and select the ‘Remote Management’ section. Click the ‘Join workspace’ button to log in with your user account and select your preferred workspace. Connecting Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Emsisoft Cloud Console If you can’t see any workspaces with valid licenses, you’ll have to create one first. Open MyEmsisoft in your browser, go to ‘Workspaces’ – ‘Dashboard’ and click ‘Create workspace’. Note that your workspace requires a valid license, so you can transfer your personal license to the new workspace or apply a new license. Connect your existing device by using the installer Alternatively, if you want to avoid the login action in Emsisoft Anti-Malware, you can also use the ‘Add device’ button in your workspace to get a little installer download that automatically connects your device with the Cloud Console. This is also the recommended way of migrating devices from Emsisoft Enterprise Console to Emsisoft Cloud Console. Beta feedback Let us know what you think at [email protected] We are thankful for any input, be it positive or negative. Note that the Emsisoft Cloud Console is still in the Beta testing stage, which means unexpected errors may occur and some things may not be completely finished or fully translated yet. New functionality will be added every month. Please check out our Beta Testing Instructions and the User Guide for details on all features. All 2019.4 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New: Installer support to connect existing installations with Cloud Console. Merged license activation and workspace selection. Several minor tweaks and fixes. MyEmsisoft Improved deployment: Installation tokens are now defined in protection policies so you can select which policy groups newly installed devices will be automatically assigned with at installation time. Improved remote malware scan interface to match what’s visible on the device. 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. 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 2019.4: Improved Emsisoft Cloud Console connection (Beta) appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  7. Independent certification body Virus Bulletin recently released the results of their latest rounds of VB100 tests. Once again, we’re happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware aced the tests and walked away with a perfect score! What is the VB100? The VB100 is a certification test designed to evaluate the detection capabilities of antivirus software. To perform the tests, each antivirus product is installed on a physical computer or virtual machine with specifications you would expect to find on a business PC. The products are installed with default configurations on a clean, dedicated instance of Windows. Each test is performed on two different systems, one running Windows 7, the other running Windows 10. The security products are then exposed to a range of malicious samples taken from various malware sets, including: The WildList set: A set of a few thousand samples curated by the WildList Organization. The AMTSO RTTL: The Real-Time Threat List is a continuous feed of 1,200-3,000 new samples collected by malware experts around the world and managed by the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. The Diversity set: A set of 1,000-2,000 recent malware samples. The products also scanned a subset of 100,000 files taken from the clean sample set, which is a collection of 400,000 non-malicious files. To achieve VB100 certification, a security product had to be able to meet the following criteria: Identify at least 99.95 percent of malicious samples. Generate no more than 0.01 percent false positives. How did we do? We’re delighted to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieved a perfect score in every category. Our flagship software identified 100 percent of the 2000+ malware samples used in the tests while generating zero false positives along the way, earning it VB100 certification. We’re pleased to see Emsisoft Anti-Malware excelling in test conditions, and we’ll continue working hard to provide the best malware protection on the planet! About Virus Bulletin Virus Bulletin a security information portal, testing and certification body based in the UK. VB100 certification tests are designed to assess the detection capabilities of endpoint security solutions. A product that has been awarded VB100 certification can generally be trusted to provide a certain level of protection against malware. Click here to see the full report, or click here to have a look at some of the other awards we’ve won in the past. Have a good (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Awarded VB100 certification in April 2019 tests appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  8. AVLab is an independent security software testing group based in Poland. The organization recently released a report of the best recommended paid antivirus suites of 2019, and we’re pleased to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home made it on the list! Why does AVLab recommend Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home? As AVLab noted in its report, there are so many security suites on the market that it can be difficult to know which ones are worthy of your consideration. To help make the decision a little easier, AVLab compiled a list of recommended products based on the results of internal and external tests, as well as the professional experiences of AVLab analysts. According to the report, Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home earned a spot on the list thanks to its excellent protection capabilities that have been proven time and time again. “In the tests of security products for small and medium-sized enterprises and individual users, Emsisoft software has been repeatedly awarded for excellent behavioral protection in real time and impeccable performance of the products.” The authors went on to say that Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home is particularly strong when it comes to ransomware, and was one of the first products to be able to block WannaCry without relying on signatures. The report also made note of the new Emsisoft Browser Security extension and highlighted its privacy-conscious approach to protection. “The Emsisoft software has recently received the Emsisoft Browser Security extension for browsers that puts privacy first. Instead of uploading the full URL address of each website to the cloud for verification, it calculates a hash of the website, and then it compares patterns with threats matching the calculated hash function. This means that Emsisoft doesn’t log any details about browsing activity and oversteps when it comes to privacy.” AVLab awards Emsisoft BEST++ award for online banking protection As mentioned above, AVLab’s recommendations are partly based on the organization’s internal tests. One of these recent tests was focused on banking attacks. It was designed to measure how effectively a security product can stop cybercriminals from stealing your login credentials and gaining access to your bank account. We recommend flawless and easy to use Emsisoft software to all who want to use the install-and-forget type of suite… How AVLab carried out the test The test was carefully designed to simulate a dozen different types of attacks that are capable of stealing important data entered into a browser or data stored on a machine running Windows 10. The test involved installing each security product on a previously prepared image of Windows 10 and downloading malware to the system through Chrome from a temporary server. Security products were first tested using default setting and again using modified settings tweaked to maximize protection. All malware samples used in the test were zero-day threats, allowing analysts to see how the products would cope when exposed to new and unfamiliar attacks. Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home earns BEST++ award We’re proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home performed well in the tough testing conditions and was consequently awarded the BEST++ award. “A characteristic feature of Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home is behavior blocker that monitors all active applications in real time for dangerous indicators,” wrote the authors of the report. “It allows detecting new trojans, ransomware, spyware, backdoors, and other dangerous 0-day threats. The technology is based on a proactive method, so it doesn’t need updated signatures.” About AVLab AVLab is an independent organization based in Poland. The organization specializes in testing the capabilities of security products in conditions that are designed to simulate real-world attacks. AVLab regularly releases detailed reports that offer users valuable insight into the effectiveness of many security products available on the market. Click here for the full list of recommended products, click here to read more about the online banking protection test, or click here to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past. Have a good (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Anti-Malware named one of AVLab’s top recommended paid antivirus suites of 2019 appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  9. In mid-2017, we began hatching plans that would future-proof Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s protection capabilities for the decade ahead. We saw that the era of desktop-only software was coming to an end, so we decided to bring our software ‘online’ and connect to it the cloud (our own servers). The evolution of Emsisoft Anti-Malware Some may call in ‘NextGen Antivirus’; we just call it the natural evolution of our proven, long-term tested technology. By turning Emsisoft Anti-Malware into a true SaaS (Software as a Service) product, we’ll be able to offer a product that is significantly easier to install and manage. In addition, it allows us to lay the foundations for new and innovative protection technology that will reliably keep your devices safe from the bad guys in the years to come. One example of this technology is machine learning. We’ve been using AI for quite some time now to help us develop the most effective detection patterns, and we’re going to be incorporating even more powerful technology into our software in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates! Introducing the Emsisoft Cloud Console With this March release, we’d like to introduce the Emsisoft Cloud Console, a new web management platform that allows you to control your malware protection software from any location using any device you happen to have on hand. The Emsisoft Cloud Console is part of MyEmsisoft. Log in with your Emsisoft user account and have a look around! Emsisoft Cloud Console – Full remote management of Emsisoft Anti-Malware Emsisoft Cloud Console Beta highlights Workspaces – We are introducing the concept of workspaces. These are logical entities that manage a number of devices with Emsisoft protection software installed (e.g. your organization or your home group). You can invite multiple users with different roles/permissions to join a workspace (e.g. ask your trusted system administrator to check your configuration remotely). Quick setup – Installing and connecting a new instance of Emsisoft Anti-Malware to the Cloud Console is as easy as hitting a download button from within MyEmsisoft or inviting new users by email. The provided custom installer connects your devices directly with your workspace. No more fiddling with license keys and activation. Full remote management – View and edit all Emsisoft Anti-Malware settings and local user permissions centrally from your console, with custom settings for different departments. Mobile app – As the Emsisoft Cloud Console is part of the MyEmsisoft portal, it can be pinned to your app launcher with just a tap. The app works on all major platforms including Windows, Android and iOS. Emsisoft Cloud Console – Settings policies for groups of devices How to get started with Emsisoft Cloud Console Please log in at MyEmsisoft to see the new ‘WORKSPACES’ menu item on the left. Simply follow the instructions to migrate your personal licenses and devices to a new workspace. Let us know what you think at [email protected] We are thankful for any input, be it positive or negative (but don’t be too harsh with our developers, please. :) ) Note that the Emsisoft Cloud Console is still in Beta testing stage, which means unexpected errors may occur and some things may not be completely finished or fully translated yet. New functionality will be added every month. Please check out our Beta Testing Instructions and the User Guide for details on all features. All 2019.3 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New Emsisoft Cloud Console Beta. Improved device/license mapping. Now supports multiple computers with the same name on the same license. 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 2019.3: Public Beta of Emsisoft Cloud Console available now appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  10. Mobile antivirus apps have come under close scrutiny in recent years, thanks, in no small part, to bogus security apps like Virus Shield that don’t actually do anything. Dozens of other security apps have been identified as trojans or been found to provide ineffective protection. Of course, this doesn’t mean that all antivirus apps are worthless, but it does mean that consumers need to be very cautious of which applications they entrust to protect their mobile devices. To help shed some light on the matter, AV-Comparatives recently released the results of its Android Test 2019, which analyzed the protection capabilities of 250 Android security apps. Test methodology The tests were performed in January 2019 and were mostly conducted on Samsung Galaxy S9 devices running Android 9.0. Due to compatibility issues, some apps were tested on Nexus 5 devices running Android 6.01. The apps were then subjected to 2,000 of the most common Android malware threats of 2018 using an automated Android testing framework that simulates real-world conditions. If the antivirus app detected and blocked the malicious sample, the sample was considered “detected”, the test case was finished and the device was reset to a clean state. Researchers also performed a basic false positive test using 100 clean and popular apps taken from the Google Play Store. Emsisoft Mobile Security detects 100% mobile malware samples We’re happy to report that Emsisoft Mobile Security aced the test, detecting 100 percent of the malware samples and generating zero false positives along the way. Unfortunately, not all the apps achieved such good results. In fact, more than half (138) of the tested apps detected less than 30 percent of the malware samples or had a high false alarm rate. These results highlight the huge difference in quality when it comes to mobile antivirus apps. It also serves as a reminder for users to be mindful of what they install on their mobile devices and the security apps they use to protect their data. Read the full report here or head to our Reviews & Awards page to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past. Have a great (malware-free) day! About AV-Comparatives Founded in 1999, AV-Comparatives is an independent organization that focuses on testing the protection capabilities of antivirus products and mobile security solutions. The group regularly releases reports that offer valuable insight into the effectiveness of various consumer security products. The post Emsisoft Mobile Security scores top marks in AV-Comparatives’ Android Test 2019 appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  11. Our research team has uncovered a new ransomware campaign we nicknamed BigBobRoss that seems to target Comcast Business users. Fortunately, our security experts were able to identify a flaw within the ransomware’s code that can be used to decrypt encrypted files without paying the ransom. Download the BigBobRoss Decrypter here. Do not pay the ransom! Technical details BigBobRoss is a ransomware written in C++ using QT. It uses AES-128 ECB to encrypt files, and adds the extension “.obfuscated”. Some variants also prepend the victim ID to the filename. The ransom note “Read Me.txt” asks the victim to contact “[email protected]”. The ransom note contains the following text: Hello, dear friend! ================================================= 1- [All your files have been ENCRYPTED!] Your files are NOT damaged! Your files are modified only. The only way to decrypt your files is to receive the decryption program. your files can not be decrypted without the special program we made it for your computer. ================================================= 2- [ HOW TO RETURN FILES? ] To receive the decryption program Write to our email “[email protected]” and tell us your unique ID ================================================= 3- [ FREE DECRYPTION! ] Free decryption as guarantee. We guarantee the receipt of the decryption program after payment. To believe, you can give us 1 file that must be less than 1MB and we decrypt it for free. File should not be important to you! databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc. ================================================= 4- [ Instruction ] the easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. you have to register, click “buy bitcoins” and select the seller by payment method and price. https://localbitcoins.com/buy_bitcoins ================================================= CAUTION! please do not change the name of files or file extension if your files are important to you! Your unique ID : [ID] To use the decrypter, you will require one of the ransom notes left by the malware. How to use the Emsisoft BigBobRoss Decrypter Download the Emsisoft BigBobRoss Decrypter. Run the executable and confirm the license agreement when asked. Click “Browse” and select the ransom note file on your computer. (Brute Force decryption is not required for this ransomware). Click “Start” to decrypt your files. Note that this may take a while. Finished! The post Emsisoft releases a free decrypter for BigBobRoss Ransomware appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  12. This month’s release comes with mostly minor visible improvements such as improved support of high DPI displays, as our developers spent most of their time on preparing the next major step in Emsisoft’s protection software development. We are planning on launching the public beta testing program for our new Cloud Console within the next couple of weeks. In a nutshell: Emsisoft Cloud Console allows users to remote-manage their Emsisoft protection software from a centralized management panel/web app. The product aims to simplify and streamline typical operational processes of business users, Emsisoft partners and other IT professionals. More details about Emsisoft Cloud Console will be revealed soon at the launch of the beta. Stay tuned! All 2019.2 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware Improved support for high DPI displays. Preparations for Emsisoft Cloud Console. 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 2019.2: Preparing for a big leap appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  13. Virus Bulletin is an independent security software certification body headquartered in the UK. The group has released the results of the first VB100 certification tests for 2019 and we’re happy to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieved a perfect score across every category! What’s involved with the VB100 certification? The VB100 is a certification test that is designed to evaluate the standard of quality of antivirus software. Products that achieve VB100 certification can generally be trusted to detect most modern malware. In the latest tests, all security products were installed on physical computers or virtual machines with specifications similar to those you would find in a business environment. Each product was tested on two different systems, one running Windows 7, the other running Windows 10. Configured using default installation settings, the security products were then exposed to a few thousand malicious samples curated by various malware experts and research groups. The products also scanned a subset of 100,000 files from the clean sample set, a set of 400,000 non-malicious files harvested from popular software downloads available online. To earn VB100 certification, a security product must meet two conditions: Detect at least 99.95 percent of malicious samples. Generate no more than 0.01 percent false positives. Emsisoft Anti-Malware aces the test We’re delighted to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware yet again nailed the test and achieved a perfect score. Our flagship software successfully detected 100 percent of the 2,914 malicious samples while generating zero false positives, which earned it VB100 certification! As always, we’re proud to see our software performing well in a test environment and we’ll continue to work on providing the best antivirus software possible! About Virus Bulletin Virus Bulletin is an independent testing and certification body based in the UK. The group’s VB100 tests have a rich history dating back 20 years. A product that has been awarded VB100 certification can be considered to have met a certain standard of quality in regard to malware detection. Click here to see the full report or here to check out some of the awards and certifications we’ve won in the past. Have a great (malware-free) day! The post Emsisoft Anti-Malware awarded VB100 in February 2019 tests appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  14. Stronger security marks the beginning of 2019 for Emsisoft. In early January we launched Emsisoft Browser Security, our privacy conscious Chrome and Firefox browser extension that blocks access to malicious websites that distribute malware, phishing attacks, and more. Complementing Emsisoft’s proven Surf Protection feature that works on the DNS level, Emsisoft Browser Security runs in your browser’s security context and therefore can check all parts of a website’s URL/address for additional security. In our latest release, we’re happy to announce the addition of the Microsoft Edge browser version of the browser extension! In this month’s release, we’re also featuring a new label in Emsisoft Anti-Malware that shows the status of Emsisoft Browser Security. You’ll find it in the ‘Protection’ menu under ‘Surf Protection’. Emsisoft Anti-Malware Surf Protection Settings When navigating to the ‘Surf Protection’ settings, you’ll also notice that we have consolidated its functionality slightly. For simplicity, we merged the categories Malware, Phishing, PUP and Privacy risks to two main groups of ‘Malicious‘ and ‘Unwanted‘ hosts. Installation of Emsisoft Browser Security Emsisoft Anti-Malware asks you to install the extension as you launch your browser: Emsisoft Anti-Malware asks to install Emsisoft Browser Security Additionally, you can obtain it from the extension stores: Get Emsisoft Browser Security for Chrome Get Emsisoft Browser Security for Firefox Get Emsisoft Browser Security for Edge (new) Users of alternative browsers please refer to our extended Emsisoft Browser Security User Guide for further information. All 2019.1 improvements in a nutshell Emsisoft Anti-Malware New Emsisoft Browser Security extension for Microsoft Edge. New status label for Emsisoft Browser Security in ‘Surf Protection’ settings. Improved support for multiple browser user profiles. Consolidated ‘Surf Protection’ host categories. Improved product activation procedures. 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 2019.1: Improved web browsing protection appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog. View the full article
  15. The browsers' extension stores manage these updates. We're always submitting the same version to both stores at the same time, but Chrome usually takes a couple of days to approve updates manually. Build .12 should get available for Chrome soon.