Want to replace Malwarebytes with Emisoft, wondering about system use and protection. I really don't care about interface or user friendliness. What do you guys think is better?
The Emsisoft Behaviour Guard is essentially a behaviour blocker and host intrusion prevention system, all-in-one. It can look for specific types of malware activity (such as backdoor, keylogger, worm, trojan downloader activity), however at the same time support other rules such as allowing you to decide upon auto-run modifications, hosts file modifications, etc. It's very good at protecting the system from zero-day malware, however you should check the alerts and what its telling you because of course a legitimate program can add itself to start-up (auto-run modification) which depending on the configuration will trigger a Behaviour Guard alert.Our analysis lab has determined that classic viruses only make up less than 0.5% of total threats (in 2012). Referring to our product as an "Antivirus" would therefore be wrong by definition. We're perfectionists so we have elected to use the broader term "Malware" when naming our product. "Malware" includes all types of threats, such as viruses (0.5%), rogue security software (0.5%), rootkits (1.0%), adware (2.7%), possible malicious applications (4.1%), worms (4.6%), financial malware & password stealers (5.3%), online gaming password stealers (6.9%), backdoors (13.3%) and trojans (61.3%). Please note that not all "Anti-Malware" products on the market include the same functionality and protection level.