Protect your computer from viruses and spyware with a single program
When online, the threat of infection from viruses and spyware is very real. Opting to install one program to protect against viruses and another to protect against spyware can not only end up being expensive, but means that your computer is running more software than it really needs to, and this can lead to a drop in performance. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a combined anti-spyware and anti-virus tool that combats both types of online threat.
By integrating the two protection engines into one, the impact on system performance can be kept to a minimum while ensuring that your computer remain safe. As well as checking individual files for signs of infection, the program also monitors for suspicious behaviour which may be indicative of malware infection. In this way, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is able to offer an incredibly high level of protection, even against threats which are yet to be recognised by the security community.
Should a suspicious program be detected, you will be provided with the opportunity to block or permit the action. VPN software could be used for malicious purposes, but it is equally likely that you have opted to install such a program - by providing you with a choice about whether specific programs should be blocked or not, Emsisoft Anti-Malware enables you to keep using the software you have become used to without worrying out it not working.
Things get off to a great start right from the moment of installation. As soon as installation is complete, the latest viruses definitions will be downloaded and then your computer will be scanned for any viruses or malware that may already be lurking. Once this has been done you can then configure the various real time protection tools such as File Guard which checks the files that are downloaded, and Surf Protection which blocks access to malicious web sites.
There is also the Behavior Blocker component which can be used to effectively block unknown threats based on their behaviour – if suspicious activity is noticed, it can be stopped in its tracks. As well as real time protection, you can also perform scheduled scans of your system so you can be sure that you are always free from infection.
Best of all, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is designed as an extra layer of security, so you scan and protect your computer, without having to remove your existing security software. It compliments rather than substitutes your existing security.
Note that this version includes a 3-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mark Wilson.