Emsisoft heeft versie 2018.7 van Anti-Malware uitgebracht. Een licentie voor Anti-Malware kost vier tientjes, wat goedkoper wordt als er een licentie voor een langere tijd of voor meer computers wordt afgenomen. Het programma is geschikt voor Windows 7 of hoger en kan dertig dagen worden getest. Na die dertig dagen schakelt het over naar de gratismodus, die wel kan scannen en verwijderen, maar geen realtime-beveiliging biedt. De release notes voor versie 2018.7 kunnen hieronder worden gevonden.
New in 2018.7: Improved File Guard Performance
With this update, you will notice that the default scan level of Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s File Guard will change from the balanced middle option to the fastest option. In previous versions, we had the following scan levels:
- Balanced (factory default)
With version 2018.7 this changes to:
- Default (new factory default)
We made this change for a good reason, which I would like to elaborate. Behind these three options lie a different technology:
- OnExecution scans: The first option basically only scans programs when they are getting started. While that keeps your computer free from active infections, downloaded inactive malware files may not be immediately detected.
- OnModification scans: In addition, this option also scans any files that are newly created, such as downloads, but also any files that are modified by any program. In the past, that was the best method to catch all sorts of downloaded malware and script-/macro-based threats.
- OnRead scans: In addition, this option also scans any files as they are being read by any program. On a typical PC, there are usually thousands of files being read in the background every minute, so this option naturally slows down the overall performance of your computer quite dramatically. We don’t recommend making use of it, but keep it available for those who want to be absolutely sure everything gets immediately detected without delays.
What we changed in 2018.7 is that we enhanced the OnExecution scan in a way that allows third-party programs and the Windows operating system to access our scanner technology too. Microsoft created specific interfaces called IOfficeAntivirus and AMSI that are used by most modern browsers, script interpreters, and Office programs to make sure the documents that are downloaded and opened do not contain any malware.With that being the new standard, we don’t see the need to scan all files during their creation or modification anymore but combine very fast performing OnExecution scans with those new extra scans coming from third-party applications.
You can still switch back to the middle option, but we recommend the first “Default” option for best detection and performance.