Emsisoft Receives Another Award
A few years back, after Malwarebytes and Windows Security Essentials both let users down ( see our articles on Malwarebytes here and here ) we began testing other antimalware and antivirus solutions. After several weeks of intense testing, we found Emsisoft protected computers better than any other security product we tested.
But even thought we found that Emsisoft worked the best of any security product we tested to protect users from the kinds of threats they are most likely to encounter, we still wanted to make sure that their customer support and their company were as good as their software.
So we put them to the test. We wrote them for help – long before they new who we were or that we were testing their software looking for an excellent security product. They answered our emails asking for help not within 24 hours, but with in an hour or two.
Today, we are proud to be partners with Emsisoft in the never-ending battle to keep everyone protected while online. We consider the Emsisoft team not only business associates, but friends as well.
We could have made more money selling McAfee or Norton or one other the big names offering (at the time) 50% commissions and higher. But none of them did the job. What we found out was that viruses were not the main cause of users’ misery – it was malware like PUPs, hijackers, software bundles that installed questionable software on users’ computers without their knowledge and/or consent that were the real culprits. Emsisoft was the only security product we tested that was highly rated as an antivirus application – and also prevented malware infections of the type users were almost sure to encounter.
And Emsisoft has only gotten better since. Over the years, we have become even more proud of our association with Emsisoft and the Emsisoft team. In fact, as more and more Cloudeight subscribers and members install Emsisoft we’re getting fewer and fewer support request for computer problems that are caused by malicious software.
We offer several Emsisoft options including Emsisoft single PC licenses, multi-PC license, Emsisoft with Cloudeight Installation and more – all at discounted prices from our Emsisoft page.
So today, we’re pleased to announce that Emsisoft has won another prestigious award from the unaffiliated, independent Antivirus testing lab AV-Comparatives. With Emsisoft’s permission, we are re-posting an article which appeared on January 4, 2018 on the Emsisoft Blog.
Emsisoft scores highest award in AV-Comparatives test
Another day, another award!
Independent antivirus software testing group Av-Comparatives have released the results of their recent Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection Test and we’re happy to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again received the highest award possible.
“Real-world” protection testing
Unlike some types of antivirus tests that tend to focus on a particular component of security software (typically signatures or heuristic file scanning), Av-Comparatives’ most recent experiment took a more holistic approach. The award-winning Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection Test allows security suites to use any and all protection features (URL blockers, content filters, behavior blockers and more) to prevent infection at any stage of the process. This is intended to reflect the expanding scope of IT security.
To simulate a real-world environment, the AV-Comparatives team compiled an extensive list of test cases made up of 1,769 malicious websites and malware that currently pose a risk to ordinary users. Every security product was installed on an internet-connected test computer, which was manually updated every day, and every antivirus suite was updated before being subjected to the malware. Testing took place between July and November 2017, and the results have just recently been released.
Emsisoft walks away with the top award
We are delighted to see that our flagship product was more than up to meeting the demands of the challenging test environment. Not only did Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieve an impressive 99.1 percent protection rate, it also excelled in the false alarm component of the test, which is a critical part of delivering a smooth user experience. With a false positive rating of just 11 (lower is better), Emsisoft came in well below the average of 18 and was miles below some products that raised as many as 132 false flags during testing.
Ultimately, scoring strongly during the protection and false positive testing helped Emsisoft Anti-Malware earn the highest accolade possible – the AV-Comparatives Advanced+ Award for the Real-World Protection Test December 2017…