Protect your computer from viruses and spyware with a single program
When online, the threat of infection from viruses and spyware is very real. Opting to install one program to protect against viruses and another to protect against spyware can not only end up being expensive, but means that your computer is running more software than it really needs to, and this can lead to a drop in performance. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a combined anti-spyware and anti-virus tool that combats both types of online threat.
By integrating the two protection engines into one, the impact on system performance can be kept to a minimum while ensuring that your computer remain safe. As well as checking individual files for signs of infection, the program also monitors for suspicious behaviour which may be indicative of malware infection. In this way, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is able to offer an incredibly high level of protection, even against threats which are yet to be recognised by the security community.
Should a suspicious program be detected, you will be provided with the opportunity to block or permit the action. VPN software could be used for malicious purposes, but it is equally likely that you have opted to install such a program - by providing you with a choice about whether specific programs should be blocked or not, Emsisoft Anti-Malware enables you to keep using the software you have become used to without worrying out it not working.
This new v9 release features a completely revamped, faintly Windows 8-like interface. Four colourful tiles represent the program's main functions (Protection, Scan, Quarantine, Logs), and there's status information on your license and last update. You also get one-click access to common features and menus, and at first glance the new look seems to be a good balance between ease of use and functionality.
Emsisoft says scanning accuracy and malware removal has also been improved, particularly for 64-bit systems.
Enhanced Windows 8 and 8.1 support means the program will take greater advantage of live tiles and the new notification system.
And this all comes packaged in an enhanced core which makes better use of Windows' own security technologies (ASLR, DEP), while also reducing resource requirements and boosting overall performance.
Best of all, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is designed as an extra layer of security, so you scan and protect your computer, without having to remove your existing security software. It compliments rather than substitutes your existing security.
Note that this version includes a 1-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mike Williams.