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. I 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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