Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 Public Beta

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  1. Fabian Wosar

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    Hello everyone,

    We want to invite you to join the public beta test of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0! :)

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    Please keep in mind that we take the word "beta" literally. So this is not some version we know is pretty much done that we throw out to generate a lot of hype. Both Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 are very much work in progress, which gives every one of you the opportunity to influence the final product. We are sincerely looking for your feedback and your opinions to make the new versions of our products the best they can be. So please, take the time and share your experiences, both good and bad, with us. You can do so either here in the forum, via forum PM, or via email.


    What's new in Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0?

    • New product: Emsisoft Internet Security
      One of the most common requests we got from our users was for a fully integrated security suite. Emsisoft Internet Security is our answer to those requests. It is based on a combination of the existing Emsisoft Anti-Malware code base and a completely new firewall core that we developed almost from scratch. Compared to the firewall core in Online Armor it features full support for IPv6, more fine grained packet filtering rules, better performance, and full Unicode support.

    • Completely new user experience
      The old user interface has served us well over the years. However, it started to show its age and requests for a new user interface have been increasing for the past year or so. Since we were building a new product with Emsisoft Internet Security we took the opportunity to rethink the user experience as well. The result is a much more friendlier, cleaner, and easier to use experience for all our users. We also took the opportunity to add a lot of smaller user interface features that some users have been asking about but that we never considered due to time constraints. The most popular request of that type is the addition of new statuses in case one or more protection layers are partially disabled.

    • Better performance and improved memory usage
      Version 9 of Emsisoft Anti-Malware introduces a whole bunch of internal performance and memory usage improvements. We know that performance is important, so we spent a lot of time tracking down various resource leaks and optimizing a lot of the internal components for a vastly improved user experience overall. In addition we made sure that all our components take advantage of various security enhancements introduced in modern Windows versions, like for example, ASLR and DEP.

    • Improved scan accuracy and malware cleaning
      We made several changes to both our scanning and cleaning engine to improve both malware detection and removal, especially on x64 based systems.

    • Improved support for Windows 8 & 8.1
      Emsisoft Anti-Malware as well as Emsisoft Internet Security will integrate itself a lot better on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems, taking advantage of the new notification systems and improved live tile support for example.

    • As well as hundreds of smaller changes and bug fixes ...


    Known issues

    • Windows 8 toast notifications aren't integrated yet.
    • Installation wizard occasionally can't proceed with the online update.
    • Translations are pretty messed up due to major changes to the language files. It is strongly recommended that you only use the English translation at the moment. If you want to help us translate Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 to your language, please feel free to send us an email for further details.
    • In some cases the button texts don't match the alert type in alert windows. For example a behavior blocker alert may refer to the File Guard and vice versa.
    • Help files are still referring to version 8.
    • There are a lot of smaller alignment issues in the GUI. We are still figuring out the optimal control placement in a lot of dialogs, so things may look a bit off sometimes.


    Where can I download the public beta?
    We provide beta setups for both Emsisoft Anti-Malware as well as Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0 here:

    Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0.0.3861
    Download Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.3861

    Keep in mind that you will have to uninstall Emsisoft Anti-Malware and in the case of Emsisoft Internet Security, Online Armor must be uninstalled before you are able to install any of the beta versions. We supply the beta version with both signature as well as program updates. The latter are only available via Beta Updates though. So if you want to stay on top of new beta releases during the next couple of weeks we strongly suggest you enable Beta Updates as well. You can do so during the Wizard or later under Settings/Updates.

    During the beta test, you can use the trial license indefinitely as we will extend all trials once per week during the test. We will also make sure to reset all trials once the final release is ready to make sure you will still be able to trial Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security even if you tried the beta version. If you do have an Emsisoft Anti-Malware key already, you can use it for the beta as well.


    More pretty pictures!
    Since a lot of people will be curious about the new user interface but don't feel comfortable installing a beta version on their system, we decided to provide a few screen shot impressions of the new user interface:

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    http://tmp.emsisoft.com/fw/screenshots/eis9/eis_screen7.png
    http://tmp.emsisoft.com/fw/screenshots/eis9/eis_screen8.png
     
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  2. Umbra

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    congratulation to Emsisoft Team :thumb:
     
  3. Ronin12

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    I second that congratulations. Keep up the good work.
     
  4. G1111

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    Congrats on version 9 public beta release.
     
  5. Brandonn2010

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    MUCH nicer GUI. The old one felt cluttered and outdated. Nice and simple now (though I know some hate the Win 8 tiles). Not to keen on the color scheme, but still much better.
     
  6. Noob

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    I'll wait until it's a bit more stable to try it out since i will run it alongside with OA for the HIPS.
     
  7. Securon

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    Good Evening! The drama is killing me...sign me up...where's the dotted line! Lol! Congrats Fabian...and The entire Emsisoft Team...I'm as you probably know, can hardly wait for the Release Candidate. Happy Beta Fearless Testers. Eagerly awaiting testers feedback. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    So far so good, everything seems to work. Also like the new gui. Come on Securon, live dangerously, try the beta.
     
  9. Brandonn2010

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    Alright, installed the EAM beta. Didn't find any option to just use the free version, so either it's discontinued, it will revert to it after the trial, or it was hidden somewhere during installation. The Smart Scan, took almost an hour, which is pretty slow.
     
  10. Umbra

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    should be the first step of the wizard
     
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    Good Evening! Digmor...I went to the danger zone...Lol! Top Gun...Lets do the time warp yeah...Lol! Very impressed so Far...Install and scan and set-up...Badda...Boom...Badda Bing...remember Beta Testers...the Mantra v9 is Sublime! Lol! Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Congrats on the Public Beta Release Christian and all the Developers!

    dja2k
     
  13. Cutting_Edgetech

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    Congrats on the beta release of your new product line!
     
  14. emsisoft

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    Freeware mode can no longer be accessed directly at installation time. However, if your 30 days trial period was already used in the past, the software will ask whether you want to use freeware mode instead. In general we encourage our users to go for the portable Emsisoft Emergency Kit if they don't need any real-time protection.
     
  15. stapp

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    Running the EAM beta on XP.

    No issues so far.
     
  16. Brandonn2010

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    Interesting, but makes sense. How soon will a beta for EEK be available, or will it come out some time after the final version of EAM 9.0?
     
  17. Ripcord

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    I know this is a public beta,you want input here goes,A shield for a desktop icon your kidding me,This layout looks like a high school project that someone did and the firewall I don't want to even go there....I was looking forward to this release but I'm disappointed on the layout... :(

    I love the performance of the program but it ends there for me...I like a more polished look,example Kaspersky‎....I know,go hang out there...
     
  18. emsisoft

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    Emsisoft Emergency Kit will be updated to the new style once Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 9 have been released as stable. I wish we had the manpower to do everything at the same time. ;)
     
  19. lordraiden

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    Is the difference between the IS and the anti malware version the firewall only?
     
  20. Fabian Wosar

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    Yes.
     
  21. Fabian Wosar

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    Both Emsisoft Anti-Malware as well as Online Armor have been using shields as Desktop and tray icons for years. Do you have a problem with the old icons as well or just with the metro-style version of the old Emsisoft Anti-Malware icon?

    What about the firewall? A few more details what you don't like would be helpful :).
     
  22. Malware fighter

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    Wow, eagerly waiting to come back home and give this a spin !!!
     
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    And how licensing will be resolved? What with existing EISP licences (EAM + OA)? Will they be converted to EIS licences?
     
  24. Noob

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    This was asked at the Emsisoft forums a couple of months ago.
    I remember they said that if you own a license for the Emsisoft Internet Security Pack and want to convert it to an EIS license they could do it. Just remember that you will no longer have the OA HIPS.
     
  25. Umbra

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    EAM v8 licenses should works fine with EAM v9; for EIS you can only use the free trial for the moment, since EIS license keys are not created yet (because EIS is not for sale yet). They will be converted surely for the final version release.
     
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