Emsisoft Emergency Kit Malware Cleaning Feedback

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by TheKid7, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Please share your experiences with using Emsisoft Emergency Kit to clean an infected PC. I have heard many positive comments recently with using Emsisoft Emergency Kit to clean infected PC's. Please do NOT turn this Forum Thread into [A versus B].

    I have very little experience with cleaning infected PC's. In the future, if I get the opportunity to try to clean an infected PC, I would like to minimize the time which is consumed with the scan/clean process.

    If the PC is bootable, I would scan/clean with (not necessarily in the order given):

    1. MBAM
    2. SAS Portable
    3. Dr.Web CureIt
    4. Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    5. Hitman Pro

    If the PC is not bootable, I would first scan/clean with one or more Antivirus Rescue CD's such as (not necessarily in the order given):

    1. Dr.Web Live CD.
    2. Avira Rescue System CD
    3. Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
    4. Bitdefender Rescue CD

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    Top detection rates!

    However watch out because sometimes other less known cleaning / repairing tools , as well as WGA removers may be detected by Emsisoft as malware.
     
  3. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Do you think that it would be risky to do a Custom Scan with the "Heuristics scan for unknown Malware" Option enabled or would it be better to just do a Full Scan with the default settings?
     

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  4. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    I would use it, however being carefull with FP's.

    Since i use EEK never saw it flag a critical system file as malware, but it usually flags some less known software. If you are running EEK from a pendrive, containg for instance dial-a-fix, smithfraudfix, WGA remover, etc., during a full scan it will detect some of those tools as malware, and if you dont be carefull they will be deleted /quarantined. Other possibility is that your client/friend have some crack or keygen in the computer: EEK will flag those also, however sometimes these applications don't pose any threat and your client/friend may need or want them, so i suggest to double check in Virus Total.
     
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