Emsisoft Emergency Kit: Clean Malware Infected Computer, Portable Virus Scanner
The Emsisoft Emergency kit is a freeware portable virus scanning tool for Windows that you can use to clean infected systems. The Emsisoft Emergency kit is basically collection of four utilities that you can run without installation from any device connected to the computer system.
The four utilities included in the emergency kit are: a disc scanner to check and clean infected systems, a command line scanner that offers the same functionality but without the graphical user interface, HiJackFree that provides an in depth analysis of the system and a cleanup software called BlitzBlank which can delete data that cannot be deleted by normal means.
To use the Emsisoft Emergency kit, all you have to do is download the zip file and extract it to any portable device (if you want to run the kit on other machines) or extract it to your local hard-drive. To start up Emsisoft Emergency Kit, simply double-click the
start.exe executable file. This launches a choice screen for you to choose one of the four main programs included in the kit. Each of these programs can be launched with a double-click. You can also launch the programs directly from the kit’s directory.
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner
The main interface of the scanner displays the current security status of the system as well as update and scan buttons. It looks very similar to the Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5 security status screen, which we have reviewed earlier. The scanner may want to retrieve the latest definition files before scanning, from an online server, it is recommended to allow this if your firewall asks for confirmation.
Clicking on the scan button opens a new window, with options to do a quick, smart, deep or custom scan of the system (again looks like Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5 scanner).
- Quick Scan: Scans all active programs, spyware traces and tracking cookies.
- Smart Scan: Scans same as Quick Scan plug programs and Windows files.
- Deep Scan: Scans all files on the hard drive.
- Custom Scan: Option to do a custom scan of the PC.
Emsisoft Command line Scanner
The command line scanner tool is the same scanner sans the graphical user interface, made for the experienced advance users and can be used perfectly for batch jobs. You can get all the command line options and help on how to use it here.
HiJackFree included with both this emergency kit and the Anti-malware app is the same app. It helps advanced users to detect, remove and manage processes, services, drivers, autorun entries, open ports, hosts file entries and more.
It’s offers similar function like the old HiJackThis app, except that it offers detailed information by using its online analysis function for advice and the results are color coded directly in the listing. Green for instance is given to safe entries.
BlitzBlank is a tool for experienced users and for all those who deal with Malware on a daily basis. Malware infections are not always easy to clean up.
BlitzBlank deletes files, Registry entries and drivers at boot time before Windows and all other programs are loaded.
Note: Use BlitzBlank only if you know what you are doing.
After using Emsisoft Emergency kit, we can safely conclude that it is one of the best computer security emergency kit that will be praised by both normal and advanced users for its usefulness and effectively cleaning any infected computer system.