Emsisoft Anti-Malware: Another feature
Windows XP through Windows 8.1
We’re very appreciative and excited about the response you’ve given to Emsisoft Anti-Malware. And we’re committed to helping you get the most out of it. We’ve gotten dozens of very nice emails from users who are happy with Emsisoft — as well as their excellent committment to supporting their product.
Today’s tip for all you Emsisoft Anti-Malware users is to let you all know about a feature it has that we haven’t mentioned and you probably haven’t noticed, but once we point it out, we’re sure you’ll use it. It’s called Emsisoft Hijackfree — and you’ll find it in your Emsisoft Anti-Malware program by right-clicking on the Emsisoft icon in the notification (system tray) area of your taskbar (by the system clock). Those who are using Windows 7 can also open it by typing Hijackfree in the Windows start menu search.
Hijackfree gives you a window to your Windows start-ups, services, autoruns and other important information about what’s going on in the inner sanctum of your Windows computer. Not only does it let you see what’s going on, it lets you control what’s going on. You can start and stop and even uninstall services (careful!), you can block programs from starting with Windows, you can kill processes, you can see what programs are connecting to the Internet and what port they’re using, and much more.
Hijackfree gives you the kind of information you need when you click on a service or start up – details that can help you make decisions, like whether to allow the program or service to run with Windows or not, or whether you want a program to run at Windows start or not. If you look at the processes running on your computer, you’ll see that Emsisoft highlights the known safe processes in green. If you have any questionable processes, they’ll be highlighted in yellow, if you have any known malicious processes running, they’ll be highlighted in red – hopefully you don’t have any of those.
We think Hijackfree is something all Emsisoft users should know about and use. So open it up and explore it, see the large amount of information it makes available to you.