We address recent media attention around whether antivirus software poses a threat to users’ safety because it intercepts encrypted HTTPS online traffic, and why Emsisoft customers do not need to worry.
Category Archives: Emsisoft Lab
Today, Emsisoft CTO/researcher Fabian Wosar released a new version of the Emsisoft Globe Ransomware Decrypter that can recover files locked by the latest version of this threat that made its presence felt for the first time during the summer of 2016.
Emsisoft researcher Fabian Wosar has created a decrypter for the newly discovered OpenToYou ransomware that will allow infected victims to recover encrypted files without needing to pay a ransom.
Emsisoft announces the release of Emsisoft Emergency Kit Version 12. Updated features include an improved scanning engine and an updated user interface.
Emsisoft announces the release of its version 3.0 edition of Emsisoft Mobile Security. Major updates include: streamlined operation without taking up processing power, improved security features and heightened detection capabilities.
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.
A scam-chatbot approached our CEO via Skype and revealed some interesting facts how their business works.
A variant of the Radamant ransomware uses the domain name “emisoftsucked” and strings such as emisoft f**kedbastardsihateyou in the code. You have to see this!
Crypto ransomware turns out to be threat number 1 in 2015 again. It encrypts all your document files and forces you to pay a ransom to get them back.
Only a few people are aware that one of the biggest threats to their privacy is actually their antivirus software. Here the Emsisoft team explore privacy conscious alternatives.
Emsisoft’s public anti-malware database isthisfilesafe.com truly is one of a kind. As of today, it knows over 163 million malware threats so you don’t have to worry about getting infected with any of those bastards.
The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.
Numbers don’t lie: it seems we have literally become an “Anti-PUP” company! Almost 80% of all malware we detect is made up of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
Emsisoft Labs successfully decrypted the CryptoDefense ransomware before the story was leaked to the press, helping at least 350 users recover their files.
Emsisoft’s Malware Analysis team has been closely following a new ransomware Trojan variant identified as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Linkup.