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Reviews & Awards [Jul, 28, 2016]

Emsisoft wins another VB100 award

Emsisoft Ant-Malware has won another VB100 Award in Virus Bulletin’s Comparative Tests.

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 20, 2016]

Free decryption keys for CryptXXX Ransomware

BleepingComputer has long been working on helping users effected by CryptXXX Ransomware. This week, they published an article uncovering a bug on the CryptXXX ransomware’s payment server where victims are logging in and receiving their decryption key for free.

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 18, 2016]

Computer Protection Software, made in: the world.

Like most founders of the early consumer software era, Christian Mairoll didn’t have a direct intention to start a career in information security. Yet, at sixteen, he encountered a problem. The solution? Emsisoft Anti-Malware. What began as an attempt to understand the first trojans became a global network of employees and a trusted anti-virus solution.

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 12, 2016]

Pokemon GO: giving hackers direct access to your phone

Pokemon Go has taken over cities worldwide, but has it also given hackers access to take over your phone?

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 7, 2016]

The malware landscape has shifted – These online threats are waiting for you in 2016

Cybercrime has not been deterred by modern security methods. With data being held for ransom and banking fraud running rampant, individual users are at a greater risk than ever.

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Emsisoft News [Jul, 1, 2016]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.9 released

Version 11.9.0.6513 is a minor release that adds improvements in usability, compatibility and stability.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 29, 2016]

Apocalypse: Ransomware which targets companies through insecure RDP

New ransomware threats appear almost daily. This week the Emsisoft Team took a look at a new ransomware family which reared it’s ugly head around two months ago and began hurling abuse at our staff. Meet Apocalypse, learn how it works and how you can protect your data.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 28, 2016]

Public Wi-Fi – is it safe?

Free public Wi-Fi offers you quick access to the internet while you’re out and about, but is it safe? Here, the Emsisoft team explores the dangers of public wifi and offers solutions to keep your data safe.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 20, 2016]

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – What you need to know.

Adware, unwanted plugins and annoying toolbars sneak onto your computer bundled in with other software you actually want. But what is a PUP? The Emsisoft team offers advice to recognize unwanted programs and practical tips on how to remove them.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 17, 2016]

Video: Emsisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

PUPs. The great minds at Emsisoft have not only researched this topic quite intensely in our latest blogpost, we also set up a video for you to review step by step how our Emsisoft Anti-Malware software can protect you from nasty PUPs. So you can now actually sit back and watch some awesome ideas how to get rid of nasty PUPs.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2016]

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not a new threat, the Emsisoft team recently encountered a new ransomware variant known as RAA. Known to encrypt personal files it also goes one step further by dropping Pony malware, a known stealer of private data.

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Emsisoft News [Jun, 2, 2016]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.8 released

Version 11.8.0.6465 is a minor release that improves the File Guard real-time protection performance and malware detection of the Behavior Blocker. It also adds improvements in usability, compatibility and stability.

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Security Knowledge [May, 30, 2016]

Protecting your information with hard disk encryption – what you need to know

Ever wondered what you’d do if your laptop, tablet or smartphone was stolen? While the use of security software to protect you from online attacks is common, what about physical threats to your hardware?
Read here how to protect your data in the case of hardware loss…

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Emsisoft News, Reviews & Awards [May, 30, 2016]

Emsisoft scores high on AV-Comparatives Performance Test

It’s not about size, it’s about performance. Emsisoft scored very good results compared to other participating software – that’s for sure. The team at Emsisoft is excited to present the latest AV-Comparatives Performance Test result, published on April 27th 2016.

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Security Knowledge [May, 16, 2016]

The big ‘R’: Ransomware. Why businesses and institutions are at risk and what to do about it

There is one reoccuring topic within the industry which eventually makes it into the news: Ransomware. Data blackmail is an easy way for criminal hackers to make money – with businesses being an easy target. Supermarkets, Wholesale, Petrol Stations – even hospitals are endangered and need to take the precaution of being prepared.

At Emsisoft, we take this global threat more than serious – for years. What happens if ransomware happens, how it happens and what to do before and after – we’ve taken a deeper look in behind the scenes of cyber criminality nowadays and offer solutions and advice.

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Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [May, 16, 2016]

Stay one step ahead of ransomware – Emsisoft’s Decrypter page

Ransomware attacks are all about time. Time you do not have because in this case, time is money. The victims have only one choice: Pay or lose. Or ask Emsisoft. We care about your data which is why we offer a page where we provide free decrypters for various ransomware. Check out our latest solutions for current ransomware here!

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Emsisoft News [May, 3, 2016]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11.7 released

Version 11.7.0.6394 is a minor release that introduces a feature that no computer restarts are required anymore after future driver updates (excluding firewall updates for Emsisoft Internet Security). It also adds improvements in compatibility, usability, detection and stability.

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Security Knowledge [May, 2, 2016]

Three misconceptions surrounding firewalls

There’s a common misconception that having a firewall installed is enough to protect your computer from hackers. In the old days, this might have been the case. However, nowadays, a firewall on its own will not give the average user enough protection from modern malware.

Even if you have a good firewall installed, it is entirely possible for malware to be alive and well on your computer!

Learn more about why it could be dangerous to assume a firewall will protect you.