Yes indeed, but not the main motivation, so just posting your "guess" with some bills before i even replied is misplaced to me. Btw, i dont recall you being my speaker, and the question was destined to me, not you. thank you.
Are you saying that, if more existing/new Emsisoft users will find out (if they haven't already) how the company got its name, will uninstall/stop recommending it now, just because of it's name origin? Lets just move on, I understand what you are talking about, but personally I don't care how the company is called, that won't stop me from giving them my hard earned cash what they deserve for protecting my PC, as long as the product works how it's advertised.
I'm glad I make use of the ignore function when appropriate, so I don't have to endure mindless babble.
Going by the answers I get the drift, though. For what it's worth, Emsisoft could call themselves NoodleSoup, Inc. and I'd grab it anyways if it does what it's supposed to do.
I also can't see the problem with @Umbra and his employment. It's not like he is secretly being paid for tooting their horn on the forum. He has given full disclosure, it's even right under his name for all to see. Heck, we all need to eat and if he can manage to grab a job in a field he loves I'm happy for him.
Voted "yes" but the word "like" doesn't really apply. I rely and depend on Emsisoft since a couple of years and have the utmost respect for the personnel who have responded to my at-times goofy questions with the same courtesy and thoughtfulness as the more serious issues. It's a package deal.
The useful links list is comprehensive now, thanks.
I like Emsisoft and their kind support. Some years ago I used Mamutu + EEK, and next Emsisoft Anti-Malware (about two years ago). I had a feeling that Emsisoft Anti-Malware was light, unobtrusive and well integrated with Windows. I can recommend it to everyone.
I used EMSIsoft Internet Security until Windows 10 was released and their firewall had a lot of trouble with it. The few times I contacted their support I received quick answers and their support staff was really good and interested in hearing and trying to solve my problems. Unfortunately I couldn't wait until they solved the firewall problems and changed products.
If they had a more competitive pricing policy in my country I would certainly consider returning to it when my current Kaspersky license is over. Right now buying a license for it costs about 1/3 more than buying a similar Bitdefender Internet Security license for instance.
I consider Emsisoft the best and most safest AV to run. Emsisoft is generally the only AV I have put on my network that wasn't sufficiently hijacked to either use it to spy or to brick itself. I feel this is because Emsisoft is well designed, uses SSL for all communications and is hardened against most attacks. Also the distributed jurisdiction development of it is really good. Pretty tough to send national security letters or threaten a dispersed company! Emsisoft sends very little data out, which is another huge benefit.
Honestly? This may be hyperbole, but I think it's silly to run any other AV.. Forticlient is my other choice assuming you DO have a Fortigate Appliance AND Sandbox onsite. (which I do) If not, run Emsisoft and throw away those Norton and Trends.
I should put Emsisoft on my DMZ and see if they can either subvert it and use it to spy on me, or brick it like they've done to every other one. Gdata went down in flames a few days ago. Then I can bug Umbra and Fabian about it.
My only recommendations for Emsisoft are they continue to examine hardening methods for their product and update system to avoid hijacking of it (if it's even possible right now). Also that they examine a more competitive pricing scheme. "Family" packages or unlimited licenses are a must these days, we all have like 10-20 devices or something and need better/larger packages for better pricing. For me to buy Emsisoft I would need 12 desktop/server/laptop licenses and 12 mobile device licenses. (tablets, phones, etc).. You can see how this gets really expensive unless a company offers unlimited device family licenses or bigger packages for cheaper. Or even look into a monthly subscription like most of the other AV's do now. I wouldn't even blink if I could get a multi-device license subscription for $5 a month or something.
How does EAM check out the licence? I wanted to try out something, but it says, that the trial has expired. I have never installed EAM on this setup before and I have clean installed Windows on 14-Nov-17, obviously less than 30 days ago. I guess, that disabled Windows Event Log might have something to do with that.