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chachazz
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[App Update] Emsisoft Anti-Malware / Internet Security 9.0 Public Beta

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

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: »support.emsisoft.com/topic/14339···ic-beta/

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 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.

Pretty pictures!
»support.emsisoft.com/topic/14339···ic-beta/
Notes: The new Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security should fit in 1024x768 (standard 4:3 like most old CRT monitors) or larger screen resolutions.

As for Emsisoft Anti-Malware licenses, your old licenses should work just fine. If you want to try the Internet Security then please use the free trial for now, since Internet Security keys are not yet available for sale.

The language files for non-English languages have not been updated yet. We recommend running this beta in English only for now.

Difference between the IS and the anti malware version is the firewall only.

We will take at least 2 months for the public test. Other than that, we stick to our "when it's ready" mantra
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Changes in 9.0.0.3861 compared to the previous version:

• Fixed dozens of GUI issues.
• Fixed memory leak when moving files from or to quarantine.
• Fixed 12h time format issue at date time input fields.
• Fixed incorrect values of progress bars.
• Improved in and out icons at global firewall rules.
• Removed junk tool tip texts at alert windows.
• Improved large fonts support.
• Improved translation handling.
• Improved updater file verification process.
• Fixed notification issue with file detections.
• Fixed potential memory corruptions.
• Improved crack protection.
• Improved firewall alerts.
• Fixed tab order for keyboard handling.
• Fixed incorrectly displayed box shot at wizard start.
• Improved File Guard, PUPs, and Behavior Blocker alerts.
• Internal firewall improvements.
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Changes in version 9.0.0.3885 compared to the previous version:

•Dozens of GUI fixes: positions, fonts, colors, high-res support, etc.
• Fixed behavior blocker logic issues.
• Fixed system freeze on large amounts of DNS queries.
• Fixed issues with file modification alerts for own binaries.
• Fixed repeated download of specific firewall components.
• Fixed firewall boot sequence and guard shutdown logic.
• Added saving of window state on program close.
• Optimized firewall logic.
• Re-enabled and improved multi language support of installer.
• Fixed firewall uninstall bug.
• Stability improvements.
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Changes in version 9.0.0.3952 compared to the previous version:

• Added Windows 8 toast notifications when user runs modern UI app.
• Added check to prevent quarantining of own program components.
• Added check to prevent creation of rules for own program components.
• Modified firewall alert logic and options.
• Improved Anti-Malware Network functionality for better protection and decreased false alarms on behavior blocker alerts.
• Improved notification popups functions and styles.
• Improved guard context menu options.
• Improved handling and storage of settings.
• Improved tooltips in listviews.
• Improved surf protection alerts. Allow once is bound to application sessions now.
• Improved firewall functionality.
• Improved support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
• Improved program shutdown behavior for firewall components. Firewall continues on shutdown.
• Fixed and improved dozens of minor GUI glitches.
• Fixed freeze when temporary protection pause state ends.
• Fixed cut off news titles in notification popups.
• Fixed auto-update execution if update was missed dues to game mode.
• Fixed incorrect focus in main application while tabbing.
• Fixed tab order in several dialogs.
• Fixed crash when opening Logs dialog with empty Firewall log.
• Fixed file guard protection bug on multiple malware actions.
• Fixed repeated downloads of firewall components during online updates.
• Removed checkbox to set default "create rule" option.
• Firewall related controls at permissions settings are hidden in EAM now.
• Internal code cleanup and optimizations.

This EAM beta will be published as direct update for version 8 users with beta updates enabled too.
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Changes in version 9.0.0.3994 compared to the previous version:

•Fixed dozens of GUI glitches
• Added windows 8 toast notifications for important events
• Fixed occasional connection drops (EIS).
• Improved licensing system
• Improved Windows classic theme support
• Modified self-protection
• Improved behavior blocker alerts
• Improved factory settings feature
• Improved settings import feature
• Fixed wizard update logic bug
• Fixed incorrect update download progress bar problem
• Modified surf protection notification popup
• Fixed WSC problem when updating from v8 to v9
• Fixed restart computer dialog
• Improved support for additional languages
• Added new icon for Commandline Scanner
• Fixed flickering bug in data grids
• Fixed bug in temporary shutdown feature
• Fixed default actions and button focus of alert windows
• Fixed file guard "block once" behavior
• Fixed file version resources
• Fixed content switching issue
• Changed windows service name
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Changes in version 9.0.0.4057 compared to the previous version:

• Fixed a couple of minor GUI glitches
• Improved support for high-dpi displays
• Improved cleaning routines in file guard alerts
• Improved default firewall rules.
• Two possible crash bugs fixed.
• Improved context menu support within data grids
• Improved surf protection dialog
• Cleaned up outdated translations
• Fixed an issue that prevented scans of email container formats even though the archive scan was enabled
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Changes in version 9.0.0.4085 compared to the previous version:

• Improved overall performance and startup time.
• Several minor GUI improvements.
• Improved Surf Protection notification windows for better usability.
• Improved Behavior Blocker alert handling.
• Improved time input boxes for AM/PM format.
• Improved support for high DPI screens.
• Improved updater.
• Fixed bug in logging settings.
• Fixed potential crash when user logs off during an active scan.
• Data grid column widths are now saved.
• Cleaned up installer.
• Improved overall stability.
•Fixed a read out of bounds issue triggered by some applications. We would like to thank David Major and Christopher Lonnen of Mozilla for their invaluable help of tracking down this issue.

Anyone who wants to get a sneak preview of what’s coming with the new and improved Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 is encouraged to enable beta updates in update settings.
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Changes in version 9.0.0.4096 compared to the previous version:

• Added blocking of system sleep mode when a scan is in progress.
• Improved quarantine submit feature.
• Improved high DPI screen support.
• Several minor GUI improvements.
• Fixed a problem with notifications when a detected file is being removed before quarantine takes place.
• Fixed repeating alerts for the same malware in case malware was not deleted properly during first attempt.
• Fixed issue with slow removing of large amounts of same malware families after scan.
• Fixed a few potential crash errors.
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Changes in version 9.0.0.4103 compared to the previous version:

• Fixed a rare crash caused by the bug reporting component we use during application shutdown.
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" We just released a new beta build today. Version number is 9.0.0.4183 for both Emsisoft Anti-Malware as well as Emsisoft Internet Security. If you have beta updates enabled under "Settings"/"Updates" the new version will be installed automatically."

Changes in version 9.0.0.4183 compared to the previous version:
• Several minor GUI improvements.
• Improved Behavior Blocker alerts and notification popups logic.
• Improved Surf Protection notification popups.
• Improvements in updater for better stability.
• Improved Behavior Blocker to fix a crash in the Dashlane password manager.
• Improved debug logging to trace specific issues.
• Internal code cleanup and optimizations.
• Fixed several potential crash bugs.
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We just released a new beta build today. Version number is 9.0.0.4244 for both Emsisoft Anti-Malware as well as Emsisoft Internet Security. If you have beta updates enabled under "Settings"/"Updates" the new version will be installed automatically.

Changes in version 9.0.0.4244 compared to the previous version:
• Reduced Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network lookup times.
• Improved updater module for better stability and speed.
• Improved restart and reboot routines in updater.
• Added low screen resolution support.
• Fixed incorrect scan type on scheduled scans.
• Fixed a bug in host rules edit dialog.
• Fixed a button focus issue.
• Fixed a quarantine log issue.
• Fixed a bug in real-time protection that may cause behavior alerts to be skipped.
• Fixed a bug in tray icon context menu.
• Fixed some minor GUI glitches.
• Internal code optimizations.
• EIS: New captions and icons for real-time protection states.
• EIS: Improved block-all-traffic feature.
• EIS: Fixed a firewall related bug in updater.

Known issues:
• EIS: Browsing might be slow with enabled firewall.
• EIS: Main application may crash when disabling firewall.
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