Protect your PC from malicious threats with Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft has released minor updates for its commercial and free anti-malware tools with the publications of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.25 and Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3.0.0.6. Although minor, both updates are strongly recommended for existing users.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.25 builds on the improvements introduced with the release of version 7 last September. Major new features in that build included a second malware scanning engine -- Bitdefender -- being added alongside Emsisoft’s own along with performance tweaks for advanced users who wished to control how many system resources should be given over to the program.

Version 7.0.0.25 promises better detection of ransomware -- infections that attempt to elicit payment in return for removing the infection -- in the program’s behavior blocker module. It also promises faster loading times and reduced memory usage through a major cleanup and consolidation of the program’s malware signatures database. The app’s false positive filters have also been further tweaked for detections made using the Bitdefender engine.

Two specific crashes have been addressed -- one which causes shutdown issues in Windows XP and another linked to service connectivity issues and freeze crashes. The update is rounded off with the usual unspecified mix of minor bugfixes and improvements.

Also updated is Emsisoft Emergency Kit, the company’s free portable malware detection and removal tool. Version 3.0.0.6 comes with the same signature cleanup and tweaked false positive filters, as well as those minor bugfixes and unspecified improvements.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0.0.25 is available as a free trial download for PCs running Windows XP or later. A single-PC, single-year license can be purchased for just $15.95 through the Downloadcrew Software Store, a saving of 60 per cent on the MSRP. Also available for just $19.95 is a three-PC, single-year license, which represents a 71 per cent saving on the MSRP. Finally, Emsisoft Emergency Kit 3.0.0.6 is available as a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP or later.

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