Emsisoft Free Emergency Malware Removal Kit – USB Ready

This post was originally published July 26, 2010.

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.

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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One response to “Emsisoft Free Emergency Malware Removal Kit – USB Ready

  1. John Payne

    Bill, I had a malware problem this week with Google refusing to load A+++ sites and coming up with an error message. Often Google loaded itself. Finally I fixed it.
    I saw this post and was going to try it but 102MB download seemed the only way to go so I gave it a miss. Looks like it may have helped me next time I get funny responses as described above.
    Let us know when you have checked it out.