Updates New in 2021.2: Integrate Emsisoft into your workflows with the new Emsisoft API

Minimalist

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Big news for system admins and developers! We have just released a comprehensive set of web APIs that allow you to control all aspects of Emsisoft’s endpoint protection via a standardized REST/JSON interface.
 

Divine_Barakah

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I agree, most changes in last months were about their cloud management system and nothing much about desktop application itself. I guess that their application is stable enough and still effective at it's job.
And still they cannot afford licensing Avira engine? That was their justification at the time. I believe this should be their next step if it is still possible (because of NortonLifeLock acquisition).
 

SecureKongo

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And still they cannot afford licensing Avira engine? That was their justification at the time. I believe this should be their next step if it is still possible (because of NortonLifeLock acquisition).
Maybe they want to wait until Avira is in a stable state again. It got passed around quite a lot lately. Let's see what the acquisition brings over time...
 

Divine_Barakah

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Maybe they want to wait until Avira is in a stable state again. It got passed around quite a lot lately. Let's see what the acquisition brings over time...
You are right. Unfortunately, developing in-house engine is not an option for them (though they have one which is mainly focused on PUPs) for it demands manpower and much resources. Using BD engine is not a good choice and I have personally suffered when I used to play games while using Emsisoft. The ram usage is too high. Moreover, BD engine is not as good as it used to be. I know Emsisoft BB is very strong, but I do believe that blocking malware via signatures is a bit safer (in case of no internet connection which most BBs rely on, so having a signature is good at such cases).
I do like Emsisoft very much and I wish they keep improving.
 

silversurfer

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isn`t it exactly the opposite? BB is written in the code of the program, while the detections depend on the internet- cloud, streaming updates. :unsure:

Yes and No, for almost all AVs the most of BB first does lookup to cloud detection database for known hash of malware, however, Emsisoft has for sure one of the most effective BB to be able to block/detect suspicious files even in offline mode!
 

Minimalist

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Oct 2, 2020
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And still they cannot afford licensing Avira engine? That was their justification at the time. I believe this should be their next step if it is still possible (because of NortonLifeLock acquisition).
I would also prefer for them to use Avira's engine if that is possible. Also I would like them to participate again in AV-Comapartives' tests.
Both things probably cost some money and they will most likely invest in either if they think it will bring back some revenue.
 

Nagisa

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Jul 19, 2018
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Without cloud whit-listing, a BB would might cause a high number of FPs.
Could be solved by keeping local list of known trusted vendors. Like how it's done in Comodo.

Sometimes things I see about security softwares are surprising me. The biggest one for example, how could WiseVector managed to make such a successfull product with arguably much less development budget than those big AV vendors?
 

Divine_Barakah

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Could be solved by keeping local list of known trusted vendors. Like how it's done in Comodo.
Well, I do not know how exactly Emsisoft’s BB works, but I am sure that internet connection is very essential for many products to work effectively. For example when I was using Kaspersky with TAM enabled, Kaspersky blocked many trusted applications when there was no internet (I had Trust digitally signed application unchecked).
 

omidomi

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Emsisoft Need to Remove BugDefender Engine & change it with better one (or just it own) , I do't use Emsisoft because they do't pay attention to usres Ideas, I remember long year's ago I send an email address to F-Secure & just request them (about changing engine), after months they change it...
btw I do't mean Emsisoft it that 'bad one' but they can play better....
 
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