Is this file safe? Re-launch of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network

The Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network is an online database that stores information about all types of programs, not only good ones but also bad ones – better known as “Malware”. The database is used by our Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security to perform online lookups of suspicious programs, but may also be freely searched by anyone at

>200,000 new threats every day

Since its launch 4 years ago, the database has grown to more than 160 million entries, while 200,000 – 300,000 new ones are being added every single day. Collecting data about individual programs has a number of advantages:

Browse the database for free

Unless most cloud databases of antivirus vendors, the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network database can be viewed by anyone publicly. You can search specific programs by their filename, company, product, description, or by their MD5 or SHA-1 hashes. With the recent re-launch the website was visually integrated with the Emsisoft website.

Note: If you’re a software developer and want to get access to the database via API, please get in touch with our sales team to receive a quote.

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Emsisoft founder and managing director. In 1998 when I was 16, a so called 'friend' sent me a file via ICQ that unexpectedly opened my CD-ROM drive, which gave me a big scare. It marked the start of my journey to fight trojans and other malware. My story

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