Emsisoft heeft twee weken geleden versie 11 van Anti-Malware en Internet Security uitgebracht en nu is de eerste update verschenen. Anti-Malware beschermt tegen virussen en malware, terwijl Internet Security ook de firewall Online Armor aan boord heeft. Een licentie voor Anti-Malware kost vier tientjes en voor Internet Security zijn dat er vijf. De programma's zijn geschikt voor Windows 7 of hoger en kunnen dertig dagen worden getest. Na die dertig dagen schakelen de programma's over naar de gratismodus, die wel kan scannen en verwijderen, maar geen realtime-beveiliging biedt. In deze update, waarvoor de computer moet worden herstart, zijn de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 184.108.40.20658Improved:
- Sandboxie and Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) compatibility.
- Occasional crash on Windows 7 computers with limited memory.
- Occasional issue causing Windows Explorer to restart after a program update.
- Program crash when adding a new Firewall rule from a template in Emsisoft Internet Security.
- Taskbar icon doesn’t turn green when all guards activated after a pause.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 11Detection of zombies (aka abused script parsers and host processes)
There’s a recent ‘trend’ emerging in malware scene: hijacking host processes to load malicious code. Instead of running their own processes, these nasties execute via script parser programs that are meant to automate simple administrative tasks on the system. The Emsisoft Behavior Blocker can now clearly distinguish between actual malware processes and dozens of available script parsers that may have been hijacked.
Improved behavior-based detection of ransomware
As predicted a number of times in the past, ransomware turned out to be one of the most dangerous online threats this year. Ransomware encrypts your personal files and requests a ransom of typically several hundred dollars to get the decryption password. Most of the latest ransomware specimens like Cryptowall or Cryptolocker make it impossible to crack their passwords which means victims either have to pay the ransom or lose their data forever. The built-in behavior blocker of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security is now even better at interrupting ransomware attacks.
Smarter and quieter protection than ever
While many malware behavior patterns often appear in legitimate programs, there is also a group that exclusively exists in malware. Our lab used that knowledge to define patterns that allow us to block attacks without even bothering you with block/allow decision dialogs. Emsisoft Version 11 can now quarantine these infections on its own. Additionally we have optimized the detection of hidden installations of malware and also improved the detection of malware that registers itself automatically every time you start your PC.
Improved rollout for business customers
Business customers asked us to implement a way that allows them to test the latest software releases before they roll them out to their large networks. Therefore we have introduced a new update feed called “Delayed” that gives system administrators a bit of time to test new software versions. It uses a similar mechanism as Windows 10 updates.
Only in Emsisoft Internet Security: Enhanced firewall protection
Emsisoft Internet Security 11 extends Emsisoft Anti-Malware with a firewall that hides your computer when connected to foreign networks. Plenty of detail improvements in version 11 reduce the potential attack vectors by trimming down network access to a controlled secure level, while the usage of the software remains easy and simple.
Protection from new threats means focusing on the latest versions of Windows
Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 11 don’t run on Windows XP and Vista anymore. Customers who still belong to a rapidly shrinking group of XP and Vista users will not receive the new version via online updates, but continue to get signature- and detection-updates for their version 10 until the officially announced support end in April 2016.
Rest assured, it’s not our intention to push our customers to buy a new computer, but we have to face reality here: Both XP and Vista lack significant security features in their core structure, which is holding us back from protecting users to the highest possible level. Imagine the best and most advanced available home security system that just can’t do its job because all doors and windows of your home are kept open for thieves all the time – and there is no way to close them. As Microsoft no longer creates patches for newly discovered security leaks, we believe it’s unethical to sell antivirus software that pretends to protect while it can’t effectively do so any longer.
Less stopping and starting: Emsisoft listens to customer feedback
Our development team prides itself for fulfilling as many user wishes as possible. Therefore we have significantly reduced the number of annoying system reboots for software updates and also improved the performance of the cleaning engine while running third party software that is heavy on the system registry.
No detours – maximizing efficiency on today’s operating systems
Prior to version 10, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security were compiled as 32 bit programs. Even on 64 bit Windows editions they ran as a 32 bit processes. That worked seamlessly, but requires quite a lot of extra code to switch between both platforms’ individual capabilities. In version 11 we have ended those detours by creating two standalone editions of our software for 32 and 64 bit Windows. That allows us to use available system resources more efficiently. Our installers contain both, so you don’t need to worry about getting the right one. Emsisoft version 11 automatically installs the correct edition based on your operating system.