Category Archives: Malware

Thanks for your warm welcome to Emsisoft and Emsisoft Anti-Malware

After a couple of weeks of testing every anti-malware program we could find, we looked at Emsisoft Anti-Malware last. The only word I can used to describe our reaction when we intentionally went to malware sites, intentionally clicked on download links we knew were ads, and intentionally installing software we knew was bundled with malware, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware… Read More »


After weeks of testing many free and commercial anti-malware programs, and after communicating back and forth with Emsisoft, we’re very pleased to tell you that our number pick for anti-malware protection and detection is Emsisoft Anti-Malware… and we have no doubt at all about our decision. We know it’s the right one for you and for us. We’ve… Read More »

The madness over the term malware and the ongoing saga of Malwarebytes

There seems to be a general belief that the term malware, means malicious software, but that is not true. The prefix “mal” is not an abbreviation for malicious, it is a prefix meaning bad. There are a lot of words beginning with this prefix: malcontent, maladjusted, malevolent, malfunction. So when we use the term malware we mean, literally… Read More »

What’s going on with Malwarebytes?

We’ve recently become aware that Malwarebytes no longer detects at least two of the most ubiquitous malware products (politely known to us as PUPs — Potentially Unwanted Programs), those two being Ask Toolbar and Conduit. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with Malwarebytes, we still recommend it. We’re just concerned that this may become a slippery slope. Malwarebytes… Read More »