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How to open Emsisoft Anti-Malware

  • March 10, 2019
  • 2 min read

After Emsisoft Anti-Malware is installed on your computer (see below), it can be opened in a few different ways. 

Opening from the Windows Notification Tray 

Find the Emsisoft Anti-Malware icon by hovering the mouse over the icons in the notification tray, which is the area of small icons near the time in the corner of your screen. Our icon may be underneath a “nesting” icon that looks like a small up-arrow. Once you find the icon, select (left-click) on it. 

Opening from the Windows Start Menu 

Click the Windows start menu button and navigate down the list of programs until you find Emsisoft Anti-Malware Guard, then right-click Emsisoft Anti-Malware Guard, and select (left-click) “Security overview”. 

On Windows 10, the list is immediately visible. It is under the “All programs” button on Windows 7, or on Windows 8.1 the tiled interface that appears when the Windows start menu button is clicked.  

Opening from Windows Search (Cortana on Windows 10) 

Click the Windows start menu button and click into the search box, or simply type in the search box on your taskbar in Windows 10, or the search box in the slide-in menu on Windows 8.1. 

Type “Emsisoft”, and when “Emsisoft Anti-Malware Guard” appears, right-click on it, then select (left-click) “Security Overview”. 

Creating a Quick-launch icon 

You may find it convenient to add a quick launch icon to your Windows taskbar to make it easier to start the program. To do this, use one of the above methods to start Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Once it is running, you should see a blue icon with a lighter-blue shield with a white border in your taskbar. Right click on it and ‘pin’ the icon to the taskbar.


Installing Emsisoft Anti-Malware: If you haven’t already installed Emsisoft Anti-Malware, download our installer from the following location and run it, following the prompts until the installation is finished: https://dl.emsisoft.com/EmsisoftAntiMalwareWebSetup.exe 

NoteEmsisoft Anti-Malware can be installed alongside another active antivirus software, but it is not recommended. Conflicts reducing your level of protection, poor performance, or crashes can happen in some situations. 

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