Detect and Remove malware with Emsisoft Anti-Malware

In this instruction were gonna explain how to use Emsisoft Anti-Malware to detect and remove malware from your computer. First of all Emsisoft Anti-Malware is one of the best Anti-Malware solutions available. Emsisoft Anti-Malware comes as a shareware, a free 30-days trial or as a premium version. We use the free version as FixYourBrowser only offers free to use the software in their instructions.

Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware from the official website

Install Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Installation of Emsisoft is very easy, and just like any software, it comes with an installation wizard. The difference with any other installation wizard is that Emsisoft Anti-Malware needs you to accept their terms and click install, that’s it. No need to define an installation path or advanced setting, just click and install, great feature!

emsisoft installation - accept the agreement

Licensing model Emsisoft Anti-Malware

After a successful installation of Emsisoft Anti-Malware, you need to select a license model to continue. It’s your choice to select a license model, in this instruction, were using the free version for 30 days.

emsisoft anti-malware - select licensing model

Updating malware definitions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Before updating the malware definitions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware, Emsisoft asks you to join their Anti-Malware network. Our suggestion is to join their Anti-Malware network, it will provide them with anonymous statistics of the malware found and removed from your computer. It helps others and Emsisoft for a faster and better detection rate. We all help each other!

  • Select the “Join the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network” (recommended) or “No, thanks” to decline.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Join Anti-Malware network

The malware definitions are now updated and downloaded to your computer. Hang on.
After successful update click the Next button to continue.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware - downloading signature updates

Enable PUPs detection – Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Before cleaning your computer with Emsisoft Anti-Malware we advise you to enable PUPs detection. A Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) is software that is bundled as the third party by installation software of usually free software. We recommend enabling this feature before scanning your computer. To do so, select the “Enable PUPs detection” button.

emsisoft anti-malware - enable pups detection

Select preferred scan type – Emsisoft Anti-Malware

What kind of scan type do you need for your computer, that’s an awful question as it’s difficult to answer. We do have a suggestion, perform the Full Scan. Malware is very good to hide its presence and PUPs are usually located in folders where people download their software to, this can be a different network-drive or even external hard-disks. The Full Scan does also include these locations.

If you do not have lot’s of time on your hands, choose the Smart Scan, it’s a fast scan and scans the locations where malware and PUPs are typically located.

emsisoft anti-malware - prefered scan

Detect and Remove malware with Emsisoft Anti-Malware

After selecting your preferred scan, it’s time to detect and remove malware with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Please hang on and wait for Emsisoft Anti-Malware to finish your desired scan.

emsisoft anti-malware - scanning for malware

When your scan is finished, select the Next button to continue.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware asks if you want to quarantine the found malware, select Yes to do so.
Notice: if not all items are put to quarantine, select the “Quarantine selected”  button to add everything found to quarantine.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Quarantine malware

Select Next button for a summary, enjoy a clean computer.
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