Phoenix

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  1. I used Emsisoft Anti-Malware a couple of years ago then got tired of having to submit daily FPs and till wait they're whitelisted, the amount of FPs was annoying me and I got tired and ditched EAM completely. Fast Forward to today, I recently upgraded my SyncBack Pro license from v7 to v8 and they gave me a free 1 year license for EAM so I thought of trying it again. It is very light, the user interface is very intuitive, and I got 0 false positives, literally 0! I also love the fact that it has PUP detection which a lot of AVs don't! And although it blocks malicious sites (I guess it has an HTTP Scanner), it doesn't slow my internet or browsing speed like ESET's NOD32 did for me. Well what do you know, I got tempted by the renewal discount and I ended up renewing / extending my license for 15 PCs until 2030! No more having to worry about AV subscriptions for a looooooooong time. Huge shoutout to the Emsisoft Team and I hope 2BrightSparks (the author of SyncBack) continues to have such nice offers, if it weren't for them offering me this free license, I wouldn't have been tempted to try EAM again.
  2. Thanks a lot that was much easier than I thought It's now on v2017.5.1.7567
  3. I looked everywhere in the UI but couldn't find an about section that displays what version of EAM I have installed. I know I installed Emsisoft Anti-Malware v2017.5.0.7538 which is the latest but I just got a program restart notification after an update and would like to see if the actual version of EAM was updated or is it just some modules.
  4. I see, I didn't know that. All I know is that I never needed to use it personally which is why I said it's up to the user whether to keep it or not but it's good that it can be of some use at least.
  5. Phoenix

    Does EAM Whitelist files?

    Thanks for the fast response. that's good to know, I just bought a 10 year license for 12 PCs after seeing how light EAM is and the best thing is it's only of the very few and best AVs that actually detects PUPs! Huge selling point to me! Cheers
  6. The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is one of the worst standalone removal tools. The first thing I do after installing the OS is to disable it from even being offered by Windows Updates although that's up to you. If you want to disable it from being offered is it's useless really, simply copy/paste the below command in a blank notepad text file, then save it with any name that you want then change the extension from .txt to .reg and double click on the file to merge it with your registry. Now the tool won't be offered anymore with Windows Updates: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MRT] "DontOfferThroughWUAU"=dword:00000001 Put to the test for 12 months: This is how well security packages and special tools help after an attack https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/put-to-the-test-for-12-months-this-is-how-well-security-packages-and-special-tools-help-after-an-at/
  7. Does Emsisoft Anti-Malware whitelists safe files after an initial scan for better performance in the future for those files that are deemed safe?