Biggest Facelift in 7 years: New Interface with Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 on its way

After several months of intense beta testing, we’re incredibly excited to finally announce the upcoming release of Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0, our most impressive suite yet. This highly anticipated arsenal of tools against advanced digital threats will soon be available for download as a free upgrade for all existing Emsisoft customers or as a free 30-day trial on

This premium security update comes with an improved scanning and cleaning engine for enhanced detection and removal accuracy, enhanced cloud lookup supported by behavior-based malware detection, internal performance and memory usage improvements, and streamlined integration with the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

More than a Powerful Facelift


For those of you that don’t already know, the BETA version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware unveiled a new milestone in Emsisoft’s product design history – a complete interface overhaul that not only simplifies usability and feature management, but also helps to make Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 the most powerful anti-malware available today. The new interface brings a cleaner and more sophisticated layout which has been specifically developed to enhance the user experience and dramatically improve ease of use.


The best anti-malware solution is only as efficient as the person who controls its tools and settings.

So, we’ve crafted our anti-malware with the user in mind, prioritizing simplicity and ease-of-use in a way that we think will satisfy even first-time users. Version 9.0 delivers an interface that is not only elegant and clean in its design, but – with its extensive features and customizable settings – we’re confident it is also the most sophisticated and powerful anti-malware software you’ll find anywhere.

The visual improvements streamline and unify a new interface, enabling first-time and experienced users alike to quickly find, view, and control essential features. While the main interface highlights only the most commonly used functions, the more advanced settings are still easily accessible.

We’ve also designed our new software to deliver unmistakable, color-coded warning boxes, that even a child could identify, to indicate your level of protection and whether or not any tools are deactivated.


screen_eam_alert    screen_eam_warn

screen_eam_scantype    screen_eam_pup 

Green is immediately recognized as safe and corresponds with being fully protected. Likewise, red corresponds with no level of protection, and orange represents a level somewhere in-between. We believe that this simplicity and distinct design are crucial to ensuring that there is never any confusion about how well you’re being protected.

Features like this make the extent of your online security immediately identifiable, and they are not only unique from anything we have developed in the past, but they are also unlike anything currently available in other anti-malware software. We’re convinced that changes like these will take any guesswork out of keeping your data safe and protected. And, as always: we are all ears for your feedback!


screen_eam_fileguard   screen_eam_behavior


What to expect in detail

  • Cutting Edge Defense Technology
    Keeping in tradition with previous releases, Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 will provide cutting edge defense technology against the increasing growth and sophistication of cyber attacks and digital threats.

    Compared to other suites, Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 is amazingly resource-light, and it offers enormous performance upgrades for an ultrafast user experience. We have taken great efforts to re-optimize all internal components and resources, to produce a near tangible performance boost across the suite. Simply put: Emsisoft Anti-Malware is now faster and more precise than ever before.

  • Ultrafast Performance
    In the new release, we will also introduce various internal performance and memory usage improvements. Ultrafast performance is the result of tracking down any areas with resource leaks and the optimization of many internal components. This means a vastly improved user experience. In addition, all components will now take advantage of the various security enhancements introduced in modern Windows versions, such as ASLR and DEP.
  • Improved Scan Accuracy, Malware Cleaning and Behavior Blocker
    Several changes to both the scanning and cleaning engine have improved malware detection and removal, especially on x64 based systems. Cloud lookups have also been significantly improved to ensure better behavior based malware detection and to avoid false alarms for good programs.
  • Improved support for Windows 8 & 8.1
    The new version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware hasbeen designed for improved integration on the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems, taking advantage of the new notification systems and improved live tile support, among many other capabilities.


Technology Guarantee

Any user holding an active license will get this new major version update for free via regular online updates.

We have put a lot of work into this one, and we want everyone to experience our best product yet. For those of you who have been with us through the years, we hope you will be pleased with what we think is is the most powerful and modern anti-malware on the market today. And for those of you who are just joining us…

Welcome to a Malware-Free World!


P.S. Anyone who wants to get a sneak preview of what’s coming with the new and improved Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 is encouraged to enable beta updates in update settings. We are confident you will like what you will see soon! Please tell us what you think and don’t hesitate to report any bugs that we might have missed: [email protected]


  • Legend

    Well Emsisoft, regarding the user interface and configurations possibilities in Emsisoft anti malware version 9. Then I think you have a velbalanced product, that can applel to everday users and the geeks,.. of course ment positively. Regarding symplicity, then I have to quote my physics teacher, who have this quote from Einstein, who has said the following about simplicity: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. But creating simplicity, (in mind or products) demands most often, more resources or equally as many as development new features. Lastly I will hope that the hard work from the beta testers and the Emsisoft group will pay off in term or improved cash flow. Because no matter if we like it or not, then it is the foundation and cornerstone of new research and development, of a already good well balanced product. And lastly it is worth remembering that Emsisoft is one of the companies that respect their users privacy best. Just google ” Data transmission in Internet security products” from Av comparative and you will see what I mean.

  • Nallaikumaran

    Great new Interface.

  • John Smith

    I do hope you do not force the upgrade on registered users. Personally I prefer to wait for version 9.1 or at least for a few weeks after it is released before upgrading. With your firewall (paid version) you allow users to upgrade the program when they are ready, and to upgrade only the signatures if that is what they want, Also, I know from experience with security products, I need to do a full system backup before taking the risk. Malwarebytes recently forced an upgrade, and it created big problems for the computers I manage, and I heartily wish I could return to the previous version but it will not let me. I have similar problems with several other programs.

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  • malware1

    Great interface :)

    BTW, why did you use my submission as an example in the screenshots? Is the sample so interesting? :D

    • Fabian Wosar

      Pretty sure Monika just asked one of the lab guys to get her a screenshot and the analyst just used one of the samples he was working on :).

  • Fabian Wosar

    Would you mind sharing the hash of the sample you used for your test?

    • Flooter

      Not at all:
      SHA1: 59682192df13d725307c6c384c8aca2b5acde68f
      MD5: de48df03e151c05e1d5339d13d768e87

  • Fabian Wosar

    We don’t remove comments, unless they contain dangerous or illegal content. Your comment is visible for me just fine.

    That being said, you lost your bet. Switching to one category will continue to display all other categories. Take a look here for example:

    In general I can see why people may be upset about the GUI change. But I would strongly suggest to actually try the new GUI before you make wrong assumptions about how it works. We did our best to maintain and actually improve the old workflows that our users are used to. If there are specific tasks or workflows you actually find harder now compared to 8.1, please let us know and we will try to improve them.

  • Legend

    Hello Preston

    Personally I’m very neutral about the new style of version 9. It was not first love at site, or a Arghhhh, it hurts my eyes. And I know that design and layout is a major component, nowadays, in marketing of a product (maby too much). But It’s so hard to discuss taste. Some like a picasso, and appreciate the fine art, others are thinking, ” what is he talking about ? To please all user is a mission impossible. What I like about Emsisoft is there great signatures, but what is more important for me, is their zero day tool. That works independently of signatures, looking for suspicious malicious activities. That tool my save our day, if we were so unlucky to run into true zero day malware. I would probably first thinking about leaving Emsisoft, if they decide to remove the behaviour blocker, or somehow limiting it, to much in future editions/updates.

  • longji



    Hi! I liked the new design Emsisoft v9
    But for more confidence in the protection of my PC is forced to use with Emsisoft as well and Malwarebytes.

  • everythinggoes

    Sorry to say, emsisoft, but the look looks crap.

    Clucky, Tablet-like, performance will be an issue, various other things that are wrong with the User Interface.

    It has the same problem as Spybot, looks like a dodgy program.