Video Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2021 by Shadowra

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Shadowra

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Hello all,
Today we will observe the behavior of Emsisoft to protect the computer!

Emsisoft, formerly A-Squared, is a New Zealand company that has been offering their flagship antimalware for several years.
Formerly, it was with IKARUS and their engine to them, but signed with Bitdefender during 2012.
The product is very complete, offers several levels of protection, but... is it really?

The protection is excellent!
Very good web protection, as well as file protection!
Emsisoft has also caught several infections during the test pack and blocks my home Ransomware!
During the scans, only some remained, doing no damage.
The PC is healthy, no active threats.
Emsisoft is recommended.

RAM Usage : High
Phishing Test : 3/5 (2 missed)
Malware URL test : 10/10 (all detected)
Fake crack : 1/1 (detected by databse, Cloud, BB....)
Malware Pack : Remaining 356 files to 12043 malwares
Result :
- Emsisoft : 1
- Zemana : 0
- Hitman Pro : 2
- McAfee : 7
- NPE : 7
- KVRT : 0

 

rain2reign

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Jun 21, 2020
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RAM Usage : High
Regarding this point, it might be interesting to point out that It's a default behaviour for years, but it can be toggled off by enabling/ticking the setting “memory usage optimization” if you would like it to use less RAM.

The definitions (by default setting) are loaded into the RAM itself and then used for scans and protection. Which makes scanning faster, than doing from a drive, like a SSD, which you can test the difference with Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) or by simply turning on the memory optimization setting.

Both have their pro's and cons. In general, you'd want it to use RAM, rather than pagefile and disk activity for better perfomance. I think Bitdefender and one or two others started using the same idea in their security solutions. If the RAM is around 300-400 MB, then it's operating within expected RAM usage.

memory usage optimization - Disabled/unticked (default setting)
pros:​
Considerably fast scans;​
Entire Database and definitions loaded into RAM for better performance.​
cons:​
A significantly higher Ram usage. Not desirable for low RAM systems (< 4 GB RAM).​
memory usage optimization - Enabled/ticked
pros:​
lower ram usage;​
cons:​
Scanning speed slower in comparison;​
Parts of the database offloaded onto the pagefile which in turn increases disk activity.​
 

Bushman

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Sep 9, 2017
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Emsisoft is a very great product technically without superfluous extras.
In addition the assistance and support are very good.
I have been using it for 2 years in its Emsisoft Business Security version and I am very satisfied with it
 

Farhad24

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Mar 24, 2021
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The product is very complete
No it is not.
a complete product especially a "very complete product" has a password manager built in, some kind of ID Protection especially if it calls itself a company that cares about users privacy. list goes on for a complete product.
list of some complete products if you're interested to know which ones they are:
Bitdefender Premium Security
Kaspersky Complete Cecurity
F-Secure TOTAL
etc

Emsisoft is a "decent" product in terms of features.
 

Digmor Crusher

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No it is not.
a complete product especially a "very complete product" has a password manager built in, some kind of ID Protection especially if it calls itself a company that cares about users privacy. list goes on for a complete product.
list of some complete products if you're interested to know which ones they are:
Bitdefender Premium Security
Kaspersky Complete Cecurity
F-Secure TOTAL
etc

Emsisoft is a "decent" product in terms of features.
Thats called bloat, I know most here are not looking for a password manager or driver updater that is packaged with an anti-virus.
 

rain2reign

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Jun 21, 2020
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No it is not.
a complete product especially a "very complete product" has a password manager built in, some kind of ID Protection especially if it calls itself a company that cares about users privacy. list goes on for a complete product.
list of some complete products if you're interested to know which ones they are:
Bitdefender Premium Security
Kaspersky Complete Cecurity
F-Secure TOTAL
etc

Emsisoft is a "decent" product in terms of features.
I think you may be confusing the term Anti-malware/anti-Virus with either Total Security or Internet Security? Or at least that's how I always thought about it, being anti-malware/virus just being the essential necessity for the security solution to function. And either Total- or Internet security being the more feature filled big brother (more robust?) packages, with the named features you just mentioned. It's also in the name of the examples: Premium, Total, Complete. :D
 
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CMLew

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No it is not.
a complete product especially a "very complete product" has a password manager built in, some kind of ID Protection especially if it calls itself a company that cares about users privacy. list goes on for a complete product.
list of some complete products if you're interested to know which ones they are:
Bitdefender Premium Security
Kaspersky Complete Cecurity
F-Secure TOTAL
etc

Emsisoft is a "decent" product in terms of features.
Those additional features you mentioned are bloats in my terminology. Having so much "complete product" where there is a possibility that it is not 100% utilizing it is kinda waste of $$, and space.
 
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