Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home

Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home

Like antivirus, but much better. :)

Version 2024.1.0.12223 – Released: 01/04/2024
For Windows 10 (64 bit) and higher

  • Scan & Clean
  • Layered Protection
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Anti-Ransomware
  • Emergency Kit
  • Management Console

Forget viruses – Today’s threats come in new shapes and are called Malware

That’s why we think “Anti-Malware” is the more appropriate term, even if it’s the same as what’s commonly known as “Anti-Virus”.


Attackers enter your PC through unpatched software and encrypt all your files. Can you afford to pay a $1,000 ransom to get your data back?


They turn your PC into a remote controlled zombie. Your computing power is collectively sold on the black market to send spams, attack others or store illegal content.

Banking Trojans

Hackers use phishing techniques and keyloggers to get your most valuable passwords and empty your bank- or PayPal-accounts invisibly within seconds.


Potentially Unwanted Programs that mess up your computer with useless browser toolbars, tons of commercials and other bulk that slows down the PC.

Emsisoft simplifies your security

‘It’s not the name recognition that counts, but the quality of the product and the service behind it – and no one does antivirus better than Emsisoft.’

Ed V., Emsisoft customer

2 in 1: Emsisoft’s high performance dual-engine scanner

How does it scan faster with two scanners than most others with just one?

Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home not only detects more because it uses the full power of two major antivirus- and anti-malware technologies, it also scans quicker because of the efficient combination of the scanners.

Any unnecessary duplicates in detection are avoided, enabling the least impact on memory and overall hardware resources.
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Four proven protection layers to block online threats on all levels

Web Protection &
Browser Security

If a user attempts to access a malicious website, Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home will immediately block the connection and prevent access to provide protection from both credential phishing and malware.

new threats
every day

Real-time File Guard

This real-time protection layer checks all downloaded and modified files with the award-winning super-fast Emsisoft dual-engine scanner. Including machine learning (AI)-supported malware detection.

Behavior Blocker

To stop new and emerging threats, Emsisoft’s Behavior Blocker continuously monitors all active processes and immediately raises an alert if suspicious activity is detected.


Custom-built behavioral monitoring stops ransomware before it can encrypt any files.

You’re safe!

Safe web-browsing with Emsisoft Browser Security

A browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge that blocks bad websites without compromising your privacy. More on Emsisoft Browser Security

Stop Ransomware. Before it encrypts your files.

Signature-based detection

Thanks to our intelligence gathering network, we discover new and emerging threats fast. Because of this, we’re often first-to-market with protection against new and emerging threats ensuring your endpoints are protected in the shortest possible time.

Exploit detection

Interrupts the attack chains used by ransomware. Exploit detection and attack surface reduction in common applications such as Microsoft Office ensure that ransomware is blocked, whether the vector is email, insecure RDP or unpatched vulnerabilities.

Behavior-based detection

Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home constantly monitors for ransomware-like actions such as the manipulation of important processes and raises an alert if suspicious behavior is detected.

Ransomware-specific behavior

Automatically detects and blocks known ransomware behavior such as encrypting a large number of files, dropping a ransom note-like document or attempting to encrypt or delete backups.

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home delivers better protection from ransomware because it’s built by the best.

Fabian Wosar (UK)

“Known in the industry as one of, if not the, best ransomware expert.” – BBC News.

Michael Gillespie (US)

Recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for his work on ransomware.

Every hero needs a sidekick – Create your own portable Emergency Kit

Use Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s Emergency Kit Maker to create your own swiss army knife for scanning and cleaning infected third party computers. More on Emsisoft Emergency Kit

Centrally manage your devices at home

An easy-to-use web-console to keep an overview of protection on all your devices.

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‘This is a game changer’

McFarland IT Solutions

Remote security-management from any device

This is hands down the best cloud access I have ever seen with antivirus.
It is literally a mirror of what you see on the desktop.’
– Stedman Computer Solutions

Protected Device

Mobile App

Online Console

Manage your protected devices and respond to alerts anywhere, any time. Emsisoft Management Console can be accessed via any web browser or via apps for Android and iOS. See exactly what your users see. Being out of the office doesn’t mean you have to be out of touch.


Emsisoft Management Console ships with Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home.

Emsisoft’s benefits

‘One word: Wow! Not only did I receive a response to my issue quickly, you nailed every single detail in your accurate diagnosis.’ – Nicholas Amaryll

Awesome Support

If you’ve had bad support experiences in the past, you’ll find us refreshingly different. When you need help, we’ll have your back.

No Hard Sells

That’s not how we do business. Our sales team is there to help, not to hassle.

Constantly Updated

Monthly release cycles combined with hourly signature updates ensure endpoints and servers are protected against a rapidly evolving threat landscape.

Streamlined and Fast

No unnecessary features. No bloat. Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home is designed to do one thing only: protect your endpoints and servers with minimal performance impact.

Save Time and Money

Our products are designed to be easy to use and easy to manage.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

All Emsisoft products are backed by a no-hassle, 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Emsisoft Endpoint Protection

Getting started with Emsisoft endpoint protection | Windows Device Protection | Emsisoft Tutorial

Emsisoft Management Console

Managing Protected Devices | Emsisoft Management Console | Emsisoft Tutorial

Our customer reviews speak for themselves

You might ask…

Can it replace my antivirus?

Absolutely. Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home is a complete antivirus solution that provides protection against all manner of threats that are lurking on the internet.

Why is it called “Anti-Malware” and not “Antivirus”?

Our lab has determined that classic viruses only make up less than 0.5% of total threats (in 2016). Using “Antivirus” would therefore be wrong by definition. We’re perfectionists so we have elected to use the broader term “Malware” as it stands for all kinds of online threats.

What are the system requirements?

Basically any PC that is able to run Windows 10 (64 bit) and higher. Make sure you always have the latest service packs and security updates installed.

Where can I get answers on any other questions?

Please contact us through one of our support channels:

Help Portal: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/help/
Email: [email protected]