New in 2017.10: MSI setups, faster updates, improved Windows integration

New in 2017.10: MSI setups, faster updates, improved Windows integration

2017-10-update-blog

The highlight of this month’s update is the arrival of MSI setup files for Emsisoft Anti-Malware, which will undoubtedly come in handy for advanced users and network administrators alike. Together with Emsisoft Enterprise Console, they can be used for time-efficient group policy deployment in larger Windows networks. A new, smaller web installer is now also available for download. It reduces the required download traffic to a minimum, transferring only data that is required for your operating system edition.

All 2017.10 improvements in a nutshell

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

  • New: Small web installer and MSI setups for x86 and x64 Windows editions. View downloads.
  • New: Option to enable/disable integration in Windows Security Center. Available at Settings -> General.
  • New: Simplified scanner performance settings. Available at Scan -> Scanner Settings, Scheduled Scans and Custom Scans.
  • Improved: Update process performance.
  • Improved: Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
  • Improved: Forensic logging related to connection with Emsisoft Enterprise Console.
  • Changed: The software now uses encrypted SSL connections for all server communication.
  • Fixed: Occasional incompatibilities with MS Office products.
  • Several minor tweaks and fixes.

Emsisoft Enterprise Console

  • New: Deployment via MSI setups for x86 and x64 Windows editions.
  • New: Option to enable/disable Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s integration in Windows Security Center.
  • New: Ability to change scanner defaults globally.
  • New: Simplified scanner performance settings.
  • Several user interface improvements.
  • Several minor tweaks and fixes.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit

  • New: Simplified scanner performance settings.
  • Improved: Update process performance.
  • Improved: Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
  • Several minor tweaks and fixes.

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 our 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. This gives you time to perform internal compatibility tests before a new version gets rolled out to your clients automatically.

Have a great, well-protected day!

  • Laser_Beam

    Nice one, thanks and keep up the great work.

  • Cycledoc

    Be nice if you’d make clear that emsisoft anti malware is also antivirus.

    • Hello @disqus_TlpR9amlVs:disqus

      In fact there is no more “antiviruses”, all modern products are all “anti-malware”, the term Antivirus is still used because everybody knows it and used to it, but the term isn’t accurate anymore.

      “Malware” is the generic class, while “Virus” is a sub-class, like “sport” is the general class and “basketball” a particular sport.

      Based on this, an Antivirus was designed as a software able to detect and clean viruses (like worms, etc..) but not trojans, spywares, etc…
      You had to use an anti-malware (like Emsisoft) alongside to cover all threats.

      So saying we are an antivirus will be wrong. :)

      • Cycledoc

        Thanks for the reply. I recently migrated from malwarebytes and defender. Malwarebytes doesn’t make the same claim as you guys, I.e. they have traditionally recommended an antivirus, whatever that may now be, along with their product. I changed because of the affect malwarebytes had on the speed of my system (XP’s 15 L502X). I consider myself fairly well informed and knew because I read up about your covering malware and what was once antivirus functions, but most other people, I would guess aren’t aware of the broadness of your coverage.

        • Yes because MBAM is specialized on some certains threats (from what i heard and know) so they recommend to be used as complement to any AV, also they stick to the old antivirus/anti-malware differentiation. Nothing bad at it anyway :)

        • Alice Snafu

          Cycledoc & [email protected] :

          “Malwarebytes doesn’t make the same claim as you guys, I.e. they have traditionally recommended an antivirus”
          “MBAM is specialized on some certains threats”

          My understanding of the publicity surrounding the upgrading from version 2 to version 3 is that MBAM has switched from this specialisation and now addresses both of these traditional types of malware.

          • helllo @alicesnafu:disqus,

            I heard about that too but since they still recommend the use of a Antivirus (correct me if im wrong), so if it is the case i believe they are still not adressing all kind of malware.

  • tomseys

    Thanks for the great software! I usually use Windows Defender and MBAB on demand but I’ve not been so happy with mbam lately since it’s slow, uses a lot of cpu/mem and now for some reason puts an icon in the notification area (it’s not the resident version) that doesn’t close out when you close the program. You have to right click and exit it as well as close the program. Annoying.

    The EEK on the other hand is fast, does not use much cpu/ram and does not makes my cpu fan cranky – plus it is portable, which is awesomely amazing. I’ve already uninstalled mbam and will be using EEK as an on demand double check scan as needed. I also copied the EEK folder that i keep on my computer with signatures updated on to a usb drive so this way I can help others with it if needed. Thanks again!

    • hello @tomseys:disqus,

      Thank you for your positive feedbacks and for using Emisoft Emergency Kit.