2014 Recap: What Happened in Internet Security and at Emsisoft

  • December 27, 2014
  • 4 min read

Bye, bye 2014 – what an exciting year! Admittedly, I love annual reviews. Especially if the past year was such a good one as 2014 was. This is an attempt to recap what happened in the internet security scene and at Emsisoft as a company.

2014 – at the malware protection front:




2014 – at Emsisoft:

icon_eamNew user interface for Emsisoft Anti-Malware: Version 9 was the biggest leap forward in the product’s 11-year history.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware transformed from a complementary malware scanner to a full grown-up antivirus package that can easily outperform most competitor products on the market – not only in protection, but also in usability and efficiency. We have received overwhelming positive feedback from the press and from customers on the current release. Please tell us what YOU like most about Emsisoft. We’re keen on listening to your suggestions for further improvements.

New Emsisoft Internet Security: That new product combines the best of two worlds.

It takes the awarded protection features of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and adds the firewall layer of Emsisoft Online Armor for a premium overall protection suite. Strongly recommended for all laptop users who are frequently connected to different third party wireless networks.

New Emsisoft Mobile Security: Conquering new markets.

The computing power of your smartphone today is most likely much stronger than that of your very first home-computer one or two decades ago. More power makes it more interesting for attackers who try to grab your banking data or just want to let your phone call expensive numbers all day long invisibly. Emsisoft Mobile Security is the ultimate defense line for your Android device.

icon_kiwiCompany relocation: From day 1, Emsisoft always was a 100% virtual company.

That basically means we don’t have a fancy office building, everyone works from whatever place he or she wants. We’re now spread across 14 different countries and grew from a simple collaboration of just two geeks to a team of more than 25 well-organized professionals. In September this year, my family and I decided to relocate from Austria to New Zealand and that’s why Emsisoft’s company address has changed too. But rest assured that this will not affect you or our products’ quality in any way. We’re still committing to highest European privacy and security standards and spanning across almost all time zones means higher flexibility and better speed when it comes to react on new malware outbreaks or other emergency situations. There is always someone up and working at Emsisoft.

icon_lovePolished up mission and ethics statement: Throughout the year we have developed a new corporate identity and design scheme which was incorporated in the new software user interface as well as on our new website.

We also realized it was time to refresh our mission statement, which is defined to summarize the essence of what we do as follows:

We at Emsisoft make the most powerful yet light-weight protection software, in a way that’s easiest for everyone.

Unlike many antivirus software vendors, we’re keeping ethical standards high. We are convinced that treating our customers in an honest and respectful manner is the foundation of sustainable business. We will say “no” to any crap software bundles, we will not betray our loyal customers for quick cash, we will not aim to collect any personal data (unless absolutely required to create specific features) and we will not collaborate with governments to whitelist surveillance tools (unless we are forced to by law). We commit to keep you safe from malware!

I wish you a good start into 2015!

Christian Mairoll,

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Emsisoft CEO



Emsisoft founder and managing director. In 1998 when I was 16, a so called 'friend' sent me a file via ICQ that unexpectedly opened my CD-ROM drive, which gave me a big scare. It marked the start of my journey to fight trojans and other malware. My story

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