Emsisoft News [Dec, 30, 2013]

Cheers 2013

In 2013, Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieved a Perfect Protection score in AV-Comparatives’ Real World Protection and On Demand File Detection Tests. We also received top marks from several MRG Effitas Assessments and Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 26, 2013]

Windows Premium Shield Detected

Hard at work even over the holiday, Emsisoft’s Malware Research team has just detected a new variant within the GuardSoftware Protector Rogue re-emergence known as Windows Premium Shield.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 26, 2013]

2013: The Year We Were “Snowden”

This Christmas 2013, Snowden decided to open his mouth again and grace the world with an Alternative Christmas Message, which aired on Great Britain’s Channel 4 and has been uploaded to the web.

Security Knowledge [Dec, 23, 2013]

What is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)?

In the world of anti-malware, one term that is particularly troublesome is that of the PUP.

Emsisoft News [Dec, 20, 2013]

Farewell 2013

We would like to thank you for being with us during 2013, and for trusting and choosing Emsisoft Anti-Malware as your antivirus solution and/or Emsisoft Online Armor as your personal firewall. We hope you’ve had a 100% malware free year!

Emsisoft News [Dec, 19, 2013]

Emsisoft Windows 8.1 Handbook Give-away

The upcoming book “Windows 8.1 – Schritt für Schritt” (engl: Windows 8.1 – step by step) is featuring Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Online Armor in the section “How to make Windows more secure”.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 19, 2013]

Brick and Mortar Identity Theft Targets 40 million Accounts

Target Corporation announces a major security breach that could affect millions of consumers. Emsisoft presents the facts and draws out the implications.

Emsisoft News [Dec, 19, 2013]

Stable Scan Engine Update Identifies Over 6000 New PUPs

Emsisoft has released a stable update to optimize our malware scanning engine’s signature database and to identify around 6000 new PUPs. The end result is an enhanced user experience for everyone running Emsisoft — including all of us.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Dec, 19, 2013]

Emsisoft Update Cleans Up Database and Identifies Over 6000 New PUPs

This week, Emsisoft releases an update that optimizes our extensive signature database and identifies over 6000 new PUPs!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 17, 2013]

Copycat Ransomware “Locker” Emerges

Probably the hottest new development in malware this year has been the widespread emergence of ransomware.  As the name implies, ransomware is a form of malware that takes your computer hostage and demands you pay a ransom before it sets the computer free.   In late 2013, the ransomware CryptoLocker emerged as a major new threat […]

Security Knowledge [Dec, 16, 2013]

Avoiding Holiday Identity Theft This Season

Shopping online for all of your holiday gifting is an act of pure convenience – for both shoppers and identity thieves.  Combined with powerful antivirus software, your best defense is common sense and a bit of discretion.  There are now millions of places to shop online, which means millions of places to enter your sensitive […]

Reviews & Awards [Dec, 13, 2013]

The 2013 AV-Comparatives Real World Test Results Are In

The 2013 AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test results have been released, and Emsisoft has received an Advanced+ Rating.  This is the highest award AVC test participants can receive! AVC’s Real World Protection Test is one of the most important benchmarks in the industry, as it emulates real-world infection situations and determines which antivirus programs measure […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 12, 2013]

Is the NSA Spying on Gamers?

Recent news about the NSA and its British counterpart the GCHQ takes the concept of spyware to a whole new level.  Recent reports from no less than The New York Times have suggested that these intelligence agencies have made efforts to monitor virtual gaming worlds, such as World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Halo.  According […]

Security Knowledge [Dec, 10, 2013]

Viruses that went Viral: Conficker

Since the dawn of personalized computing there have been literally millions of viruses, and yet only a select few have truly “gone viral.”  In recent years, one of the most infectious among these has been the Conficker worm, which at its peak in 2008 managed to infect 7 million computers worldwide.  Among the infected were […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 7, 2013]

Amazon Drones and the Future of Anti-Malware

The holidays are here, and the news media is all a flutter about Amazon.com.  Cyber Monday has of course beat Black Friday once again, and since this has been old news for at least the past 5 years someone decided it was time to change the subject to something else. Enter: Amazon Delivery Drones This […]

Emsisoft News [Dec, 4, 2013]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.1.0.33 released!

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.1.0.33 is a maintenance update for improved malware cleaning and stability. Improvements: Improved behavior blocking rule processing. Improved handling of objects infected by multiple malware. Fixed an issue with repeated downloads of specific updates. Fixed a problem with removal of specific cookies. Fixed a wrong behavior of the licensing system. Fixed bug “A major […]

Emsisoft News [Dec, 4, 2013]

Emsisoft 3-for-1 Bonus

Christmas is the season of joy and happiness. It is the most awaited time of the year by both children and grown-ups. So, don’t let any viruses, trojans and malware to ruin your holidays! Now, you can prevent malware from entering your PC with our Christmas Special offer: you get a license of Emsisoft Anti-Malware […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Dec, 4, 2013]

Protector Rogue Re-emerges

As recently discussed in our post about Hacking Identity Theft, there are number of ways that malware can work its way onto your computer.  One of the most common modes of entry is through a Trojan Horse program that fools you into installation by presenting itself as a useful plug-in or application. Rogue security software […]