New in 2017.5: Anti-Ransomware

New in 2017.5: Anti-Ransomware


A world wide ransomware outbreak, like the one we witnessed last month with WannaCry, was probably just a matter of time. At least our team was not really hit by surprise: Ransomware has been on top of our Lab’s priority list for the past couple of years, but the epidemic proportions and speed of this samples’ infection have been unheard of. The entire world media reported about it across all channels: WannaCry was a major wake-up call for everyone who had previously neglected the seriousness, or worse, the existence of the ransomware threat.

We at Emsisoft see it as our responsibility to keep you safe from all kinds of ransomware, and we are confident that we can stay technological leaders in the fight against malware that encrypts your personal files. To emphasize our products’ strength in this regard, we decided to shift our existing and proven anti-ransomware capabilities into a separate protection layer component that we are calling “Anti-Ransomware”.


Contrary to most self proclaimed anti-ransomware specialist tools out there, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security are able to block ransomware before it even encrypts the first data file. We consider that critically important, as recent ransomware samples have shown that criminals have become selective and are prioritizing your supposedly most important files for encryption. Our licensed security solutions don’t wait until a pattern of multiple file manipulations occurs, but intercept encrypters before they can touch anything. Prevention is key.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 2017.5:

  • New main guard component “Anti-Ransomware” to emphasize the trusted ransomware protection abilities that were previously part of the Behavior Blocker component.


  • New scan setting “Scan in email data files” that allows you to include or to skip the scan of potentially large email files.
  • Lowered the number of false positive alerts.
  • User interface and user experience improvements.
  • Several minor detection related improvements.
  • Fixed a number of potential crash bugs.

Emsisoft Enterprise Console 2017.5:

  • Fixed a bug that caused some clients to unexpectedly disconnect during Windows 10 Creator’s Update.
  • A new “Detect Potentially Unwanted Programs” option is now available for scheduled scans.
  • Improvements in policies, reports, installation/uninstall and settings menus.
  • Migrated the product to .NET 4.5 platform.

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 during your regularly scheduled updates, which are hourly by default. 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 (ransomware-free) day!

  • Martin Chasse

    Been running the premium version for what,a couple years now,nothing ever shows…granted,I am a safe surfer but still,it doesn’t let anything pass…well worth the money

    • bialdza

      It’s a great software!!! I use it on my personal computer as well as on the computers in the office, have been happy ever since! Specially when years ago, I used Panda, it was not a good version, no idea about the current. But after I installed this one on its place, it felt like I upgraded the computers. Everything run ultra-fast and no virus problem :) just once each few months I run adwcleaner, to make sure all is clean ^^ and that’s it

  • lvoin

    Every body is a hero after the war! The single one who stopped the Ransomware was CryptoPrevent (FREE …)! You’re REACTIVE when you should be Proactive!

  • iPhoneTrash2017

    Ransomware is FUD for 99% of home users. Home users are rarely a target. Home users usually use Webmail and Webmail providers have amazing AV scanners. Home users don’t usually use WORD and Adobe, but rather things like Libre Office and Sumatra. All of this make ransomware rare in the consumer market.. For business, Ransomware is only a problem for companies that skimp on IT budget.. A good spam/av filter for email, good endpoint security and a NGFW/UTM on the network and ransomware becomes an afterthought.

    • shadowhedgehogz

      Nah i had one of the free antiviruses before and still got ransomware, been using emsisoft internet security for a little while now and it is pretty great so far IMO.

  • ArnsteinBjone

    I have been using AVG IS for years.The last year I also bought MWB (Malwarebytes) and RCS (Reason Core Security). I’m a single person user. Powerful PC, 500/500-Internet connection, 2 x NAS (each in RAID1)

    I still got this “web-site-blocked-alert-from-svchost.exe” a few weeks ago, but thanks to Bleeping computers removal guide, I got rid of it (with the help from one of these: Rkill/iExplore, HMP (HitmanPro) and AWC (Adwcleaner), in that order. I don’t know which one that did the trick.

    Then I discovered Emsisoft, and after the trial period I got high confidence in your program and bought a 1-year subscription. I generally have high confidence in New Zealand people and products.

    I still have MWB, RCS, HMP and AWC running. Which should/can I uninstall/deactivate?
    MWB now warn after reboot that “Exploit Protection” is turned off. I can turn it off, but is impossible(?) for me to know which program/function i should/can uninstall/deactivate. All of them..?

    P.s. I have also bought Emsisoft for my mobile. I would like the PC-license to also to be valid for my laptop (which I rarely use), included in the price….

  • BUZ

    I messed up and downloaded the new version by mistake. Anyone have a copy of the previous version?