Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 Beta publicly released, with 64-bit support finally available
Emsisoft has released a beta build of its upcoming version of its security app, Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.
The latest version brings in a plethora of new features along with native support for 64-bit Windows PCs, for enhanced performance.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a solid anti-virus app, despite its name suggesting that it is merely an anti-malware app. The app uses dual scanning engines, from Emsisoft itself and the other one being the excellent BitDefender engine. This ensures that the app has a great detection rate of malicious content from your PCs.
Now, let’s take a look at the new features then, shall we?
The company’s announcement says that Emsisoft Anti-Malware now has an improved detection rate for malware residing in the memory, without actually having a presence in the form of a file. The application’s cleaning engine has also been tweaked to perform better when you have an app running in the background, which has a lot of registry items.
The behavioral blocker in Emsisoft Anti-Malware can now detect ransomware, an infamous form of PUP (potentially unwanted program). The scanning engine will now detect malwares which auto run on system startup or hijacks host processes, and those which installs itself silently.
The app will now handle malware intrusions and exploitation attempts better, thanks to the addition of autonomous decisions. Emsisoft says it has also cut down on the number of reboots required to install an update to its app.
Sadly, there is no direct way to download Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11. But the company is running a public beta of the upcoming version of the Anti-virus.
Disclaimer: Do not try this on your primary computer, I cannot stress this enough. The beta version is not suitable for normal usage
Major issues I ran into with the beta:
I had some serious issues with the app as it blocked Firefox, Notepad++, Revo Uninstaller and several of my apps. The majority of my applications wouldn’t even run, including the built-in uninstaller of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. I couldn’t even get the emsiclean.exe uninstall utility to run either. Fortunately my PC is back to working conditions, after I removed the app from safe mode of Windows 10.
For the brave hearts who are willing to give it a shot, here is how to download Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11 Beta:
1. Download and Emsisoft Anti-Malware 10 from the official website.
2. Open the app and click on the Settings option in the top-bar.
3. Now select the Updates option.
4. Enable the option to “Get Beta Updates”, and click on OK in the warning screen.
5. Now, go to the main screen and click on the update button.
6. The application should download and install the version 11 Beta, and prompt you to restart the computer to finish installing the new version along with the latest updates.
The security firm says that it will be releasing Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 11 soon, but has not given a proper ETA for the same.