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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Emsisoft Antimalware v6 Review

Emsisoft Antimalware V6 has a lot of under the hood enhancements this time around. Most notably the speed increases and lack of lag on the computer. I find it ironic that people complain about their security software taking up to many resources when at this time RAM, CPU’s, GPU’s, etc. are cheaper and faster than they have ever been in the past. The speed increase was the first thing I noticed. In Process Hacker (Task manager replacement) I am seeing very minimal I/O (.2 or less) and very little CPU (so little its not even registering).
The next thing I noticed was the lack of lag on my system running a scan. Usually I start a scan and walk away until its finished due to the CPU being at 95-99% throughout the entire scan. That’s not the case with this new version. During a full scan Im sitting at between 50-70% CPU usage. This is great. As a college student I can multi task and work on homework, get my scan done, and not have to worry about missing a deadline. 

For a full list of the not so obvious under the hood improvements visit Emsisoft here:

The next important thing when dealing with an Anti-Malware solution is the actually detection/removal. Unfortunately I use common sense and policy management on my admin account on my laptop so I rarely get an infection. What I can comment on is the sheer amount of signatures. There are 5,096,924 (read over 5 million) signatures in Emsisoft’s database. To double check and make sure its detection is working I used the Eicar test file. Within milliseconds of saving the text file it was picked up and removed. One of my favorite things is the surf protection. I have mine set to block everything silently except for other malicious hosts which are defined as malware that hasn’t been classified yet, but is malware none the less. I get the occasional popup letting me know something was blocked.

At this point Im very impressed with this new version of Antimalware. Previously I would install it for a week or two, my computer would get laggy, and I would remove it with quite a bit of time remaining on my license. However this doesn’t seem to be the case this time around. I will recommend this to anyone looking for a security solution and already have. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Emsisoft Giveaway

Emsisoft has teamed up with PC-Babble to offer a give away.

They donated 5 licenses to Emsisoft Antimalware v6 and 5 licenses to Online Armor Premium Firewall for 1 year.

The rules are simple. Head over to to find out how to be entered into this awesome give away

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Site Up

The new website is up and running:

Ill be working on transferring content here over to the forums there.

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Site Coming Soon

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. There will be a new website coming soon. I am working on it as much as I can right now. Ill let my readers know when it is up and running. Thank you.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Zemana Antilogger Giveaway

Zemana is giving away free licenses to Zemana Antilogger on Facebook. All you have to do is click the like button on Facebook. Here is the page to get you started.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Sharing Features

With the release of Google+ and the demise of Google Buzz I have removed the Google Buzz share options and I have added the Google+ button below all the posts. Feel free to share with who ever you would like. Thank you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Webroot SecureAnywhere Beta Review

The latest Webroot SecureAnywhere Beta was released this morning. I figured since I havent written a review in a very long time I was over due and what better time to do it.

This SecureAnywhere Beta incorporates a firewall, antivirus, and PrevX's Safe Online features for the browser. Essentially its a very light all in one software.

I installed Webroot this morning before work and did a little bit of tinkering with it. I found that it weighs in at 6Mb/s during a deep scan with 14% CPU usage tops and 70kbps I/O read and writes. That was upon initial installation. Boot up times dont seem to suffer at all. The GUI is very fast and snappy. Unfortunately its so new I havent been able to test the detection rates. Since Webroot bought PrevX its likely that the detection rates are atleast good.

The beta doesnt install with any bloatware or unwanted toolbars. Hopefully the public software remains the same. The GUI is very clean and logically layed out and the settings are plentiful (See Last screenshot). Overall I think they will do well if they can focus on working out the bugs while remaining light and of course detection rates.