The Emsisoft Emergency kit is a portable computer cleanup and virus scanning tool for Windows. The kit is basically a collection of programs, four to be precise, that can be run without installation from any device that is connected to the computer system.
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, a version of HiJackFree, which 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.
The starting interface displays a selection screen, each program listed can be launched with a double-click. It is also possible to launch the programs individually and directly from the kit's directory.
Some programs, like the virus scanner, want to retrieve the latest definition files from an online server, it is recommended to allow this.
The main interface of the scanner displays the current security status of the system as well as update and scan buttons.
The scan button displays a new page, with options to perform a quick, smart, deep or custom scan of the system.
With the Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner you have got the powerful Emsisoft Scanner including graphical user interface. Search the infected PC for Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malign programs.
Run the Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner with a double click on a2emergencykit.exe. Found Malware can be moved to quarantine or finally deleted.
HiJack Free performs a thorough identification of processes, open ports, autorun items, services and other system items.
Each entry is analysed, and the results are color coded directly in the listing. Green for instance is given to safe entries. Information are retrieved from an online database.
The process, port and services listings provide an excellent first analysis of the current situation. It is possible to react in the interface right away, by killing processes, or stopping and disabling services.
HiJackFree helps advanced users to detect and remove Malware manually. With HiJackFree you can manage all active processes, services, drivers, autoruns, open ports, hosts file entries and many more. For your full control over your system.
The Emergency Toolkit provides users with solid options to clean and analyse infected computer systems. The kit is flexible as it provides access to a command line scanner as well.
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The fully portable version can be downloaded from the official program website.
Update: Emsisoft has released an updated version of its Emergency Kit. You can read about what is new in this version here.
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