New in 2017.3: Improved protection, scan of removable drives, and more

New in 2017.3: Improved protection, scan of removable drives, and more

For our March (2017.3) round of product updates, we have exciting improvements for both home and business users. While the improvements to our behavior blocker and surf protection will benefit all Emsisoft customers, we’ve now added an often requested feature: the option to scan USB memory sticks when plugged in.

Business customers will appreciate the additional options to configure computer policies, including customer case and license notifications. For further highlights on the changes, please see the list below:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 2017.3:

  • Improved behavior blocker to protect against malware and ransomware that tries to disable antivirus software.
  • Improved surf protection to block brand new malware- and phishing-hosts even quicker.
  • When plugging in new removable drives, such as USB memory sticks, you can now quickly scan them with just one click if you fancy. Note: Manual scanning of newly connected devices is generally not required as they are automatically covered by the real-time protection anyway.

Emsisoft Enterprise Console 2017.3:

  • New computer policies to configure customer care features, such as license expiration notifications, security news box, and more.
  • Clients overview list now shows current progress of running jobs on each managed computer.
  • New filter of clients list based on used license key.
  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware can be remote installed in trial mode now.
  • Improved deployment process: Proxy and other basic settings are used earlier during setup.
  • New grouping feature in licenses panel.
  • New support for secure authentication in webhook notifications.
  • Improved database maintenance and backup routines.

How to obtain the new version

As always, so long as you have auto-updates enabled in the software, you will receive the latest version automatically within an hour of availability. New users please download the full installer from the product pages.

Note to Enterprise users: If you have chosen to receive “Delayed” updates in the Update settings for your clients, they will receive the new software version no earlier than 30 days after the regular “Stable” availability. That gives you time to perform internal compatibility tests before a new version gets rolled out to your clients automatically.

Have a great (malware-free) day!

  • Tempus

    How does Emsisoft Behavior blocker stand against malware that completely turns your security solution off, and even transform your antivirus into malware/ransomware.

    • Christian

      If you’re referring to the new methods discussed in the press recently, those are already covered by the behavior blocker. It blocks such malware right away when it executes. :)

      • Tempus

        Thanks Christian, your answer was spot-on =)

  • MagicFeather

    Random Question: I liked Emsisoft and I still do, especially the option to adjust the “Scan level” and adjust it to “Fast” if you prefer performance over protection (which is great for PC gamers) and it’s a easy to use program overall.

    The only thing holding me back at the moment is the disappointing results in AV-C’s Real-World Protection Tests. A big chunk of the protection is user dependent, which is bad in 2 ways; it can infect users if they click the wrong option when a warning pops up and secondly, in my opinion anti-virus/malware programs should be silent in the background and should not bug users what to do.

    Is this something you guys find important to improve or not?

    Thanks!

    • Fabian Wosar

      We are always looking into ways to improve our products. It would be easy for us to just change the default to block instead of ask. However, we never treated our users as incapable and I am not sure users necessarily want to be treated like that. However, you can always change the default behaviour blocker behaviour so it just always automatically performs the preferred action if you don’t want to be bothered.