Free Emsisoft Emergency Kit – 4 Malware Removal Tools In A Box

I came across the Emsisoft Emergency Kit just in the last few days, which means, I haven’t had a chance to put it through my normal test process.

Unfortunately, it’s not very likely that I’ll have the time to do so, for several more weeks.

So, in the interest of keeping regular readers up to date as to what’s new in the free antimalware market, the following information is taken directly from the publisher’s site.


The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.

Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner:

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.


Emsisoft Commandline Scanner:

This scanner contains the same functionality as the Emergency Kit Scanner but without a graphical user interface. The commandline tool is made for professional users and can be used perfectly for batch jobs.

To run the Emsisoft Commandline Scanner, do the following actions:

– Open a command prompt window (Run: cmd.exe)
– Switch to the drive of the USB Stick (e.g.: f:) and then to the folder of the executable files (e.g.: cd run)
– Run the scanner by typing: a2cmd.exe

Next you will see a help page describing all available parameters.

Next is an example to scan drive c:\ with enabled Memory, Traces (Registry) and Cookie scan with active Heuristic module and archive support. Found Malware is moved to quarantine.

a2cmd.exe /f=”c:\” /m /t /c /h /a /q=”c:\quarantine\”

Emsisoft HiJackFree:

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.

Emsisoft BlitzBlank:

BlitzBlank is a tool for experienced users and all those who must deal with Malware on a daily basis. Malware infections are not always easy to clean up. These days the software pests use clever techniques to protect themselves from being deleted. In more and more cases it is almost impossible to delete a Malware file while Windows is running. BlitzBlank deletes files, Registry entries and drivers at boot time before Windows and all other programs are loaded.

Self made Emergency USB stick:

Expand the content of the Emsisoft Emergency Kit to an USB stick and make your own universal tool to scan and clean infected PCs.


System requirements: Windows XP, 2003/2008 Server, Vista and 7, full functionality on x64.

Download at: Emsisoft

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28 responses to “Free Emsisoft Emergency Kit – 4 Malware Removal Tools In A Box

  1. Ranjan

    “full functionality on x64.” Thank God!

    This is definitely going into my toolbox. Thanks Bill.

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  4. I use A2 antimalware Bill. I like it. Runs well, no conflicts, it comes with HijackFREE for the advanced user.

    It has apparently a very good malware detection rate.

    • Hey Marcus,

      I’ve not used A2 Antimalware personally, but like you, many readers have made the point that this is a very worthwhile application.

      Thanks for passing on your experience.



  5. Liam O' Moulain

    Thanks Bill.

    This is definitely on my list for downloading.


  6. Ranjan

    Hey Bill,
    So nice of you… Thanks again. 🙂

  7. Jose

    Just for those who don’t know Emsisoft recently bought Online Armor wich is one of the best (if not the very best) Firewall/HIPS around.
    They promised to keep the free version of OA, wich I use and recomend.
    So this news are welcome.
    Thanks Bill.

  8. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    This looks interesting indeed. Will definitely be trying this out, I always like running a number of good quality products to get different opinions. The layered security strategy and all that. Thanks for this.


    • Hey Mal,

      I haven’t tested this (officially), but I have run it a few times and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. Average time for a full scan (Scan PC component), 2 HD (83 GB), about 30 minutes. No malware 🙂

      Emsisoft produces some very good products and, they have an excellent reputation.



  9. When I went to renew my A2 licence, I noticed that the A2 + OA package was going for 1/2 price. $40.
    I have a firewall, so passed this time.

  10. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    Man it’s thorough isn’t it. Like you, 0 malware found. I like that number 0. A very cool tool, thanks Bill.


  11. g

    Downloading now!

    Thanks for the review.

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  13. Nice info about the new scanner. Thanks for this cool post.

  14. Tested it someday ago and find just perfect tool for my repository. After owning Online Armor, this company really doing some nice thing for average people.

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