New: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12 – Keeping you safe from ransomware

  • October 19, 2016
  • 4 min read


Ransomware works differently to any other type of malware: Instead of taking over your computer in order to sell its computing power on the black market, ransomware directly asks you for money. The ransom payment is required to get back access to your now-encrypted documents and files, once you get infected. If you are lucky, the ransomware author made programming mistakes which allow us to create a free decryption tool. If not, you’re doomed, if you don’t have a working backup of your data.

That’s why protection has never been as important as today. Malware cleaning can’t bring back your files, you have to make sure they don’t get encrypted in the first place. Protection is key.

During the past year, infections with ransomware went from “high” to “epidemic” levels and our malware research lab worked hard to improve our proven behavior blocking technology to stop them all. While individual patterns change, the actual behavior of ransomware always remains the same, and that’s where we can safely catch it. But that’s just one aspect of the many news in our brand new release:

Enhancements in Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 12

Improved Behavior Blocker

Specifically trained to block all types of ransomware and for more precise detection of totally new variants of online threats like trojans, bots and viruses.

Improved Scanning Engine

Optimized for detection and removal of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like browser toolbars, adware and other data collection modules, that represent a major nuisance for Windows users today.

Improved Anti-Malware Network

File database lookups to verify scanner- and real-time protection alerts. Multiple layers, including reputation analysis, clean-databases and collective malware databases, help to avoid false detections. 

Revised Whitelisting

A feature that allows you to create scanner- and real-time – protection exclusions of programs and folders, now with flexible support of wildcards and environment variables. Most useful in corporate environments.

Flexible scanner and real-time protection exclusions

Flexible scanner and real-time protection exclusions

Revised Notifications System

With maximum efficiency to protect as quiet and least intrusive as possible in the background, without annoying interruptions during your work.

New, less intrusive notifications

New, less intrusive notifications

Redesigned User Interface

Emsisoft products are known for their easy handling, but we have made some more user experience improvements that make the software even easier to navigate around.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12

Hundreds of detail improvements

Including fixes, based on community- and tester-feedback. We would like to thank all our loyal users for their continued support in improving the product!

Unique Emsisoft features

Big news for enterprises: Free management console available

Emsisoft Enterprise Console allows you to manage Emsisoft Anti-Malware endpoint protection in local and remote networks from 3 to 500 clients. It features remote installation, configuration in groups (with AD support), user permission management, update caching, centralized notifications, extended reporting, and more. Details and free download

Protects Windows Servers too

When installed on a Windows Server operating system, the software runs as Emsisoft Anti-Malware for Server, with optimized routines to protect file servers silently without any user input needed. Email notifications alert sysadmins immediately if someone attempts to save malware files to the server.

Get Emsisoft protection now

If you already run version 11 on your PC, you will receive the brand new software automatically and for free via the built-in online update. If you are new to Emsisoft please download the product of your choice and test it up to 30 days for free and see for yourself:

System requirements:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 12 run on Windows 7, 8 and 10 – both in 32 and 64 bit editions.

Introductory offer: 3 seats at the price of 1!

For a limited time only, Emsisoft celebrates the release of the new major version 12 and offers 1-year licenses for up to 3 PCs at the price of a single computer license.

 Emsisoft Anti-Malware

US $39.95 – Buy now!

 Emsisoft Internet Security

US $49.95 – Buy now!

 Emsisoft Anti-Malware for Server

US $99.95 – Buy now!

See how easy it is to navigate

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 12 main screen


Malware scans usually finish within one minute

Malware scans usually finish within one minute


Extended privacy settings, Emsisoft doesn't spy on you

Extended privacy settings, Emsisoft doesn’t spy on you




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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