Changing installation parameters

  • December 6, 2022
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Advanced users or system administrators may wish to change the default installation settings used during setup. The following table lists the parameters supported by the MSI installers and/or EmsisoftAntiMalwareWebSetup.exe, available on our Download and Installation guide.

Note: Parameters with a leading “/” control the installation process. Parameters without a leading “/” control the properties of the software product installation. Parameters are not case sensitive.


Parameter Description
General settings
InstallFolder Defines the program installation folder
E.g. InstallFolder=c:\eam
EnableBetaUpdates Switches Emsisoft Anti-Malware to the beta update feed after installation
E.g. EnableBetaUpdates=1
NoWarn Suppresses installation warnings
E.g. NoWarn=1
LicKey=<key> Suppresses all license related dialogs and applies the supplied key
E.g. LicKey=AAA-BBB-CCC-123
/InstallToken=<token> (Deprecated) Connect the software with a Management Console workspace via authentication token. See workspace policies for tokens.
Enterprise Console connection settings
CommService Installs the Emsisoft Communication service
E.g. CommService=1
CommHost Required Host name/IP for the communication service
E.g. CommHost=
CommPort Required Port for the communication service
E.g. CommPort=3128
AuthInfo Required filename (with optional path) with authentication parameters for the communication service
E.g. AuthInfo=auth.ini
UI Customization settings
disable-expiration-notifications Suppresses license expiration notifications
E.g. disable-expiration-notifications=1
hide-license-key Hides the license key from the license screen
E.g. hide-license-key=1
disable-purchase-buttons Hides purchase license buttons
E.g. disable-purchase-buttons=1
purchase-alt-message Defines an alternative license purchase text
E.g. purchase-alt-message=text
purchase-alt-url Defines an alternative licence purchase link
E.g. purchase-alt-url=
hide-news Hides the news section
E.g. hide-news=1
news-alt-message Defines an alternative news section text
E.g. news-alt-message=text
news-alt-url Defines an alternative news link
E.g. news-alt-url=
Installer settings
Enables MSI installer quiet mode. No error messages or installation progress will be shown. To be able to view errors, you could enable the file logging parameter (/L) Note: This parameter does not suppress errors and warnings for EmsisoftAntiMalwareWebSetup.exe.
E.g. /quiet
NoDesktop When installing via the system account and using the MSI installer, use “NoDesktop=1 /Quiet” to suppress all installation notifications, such as for a company-wide scripted install process. For the standard exe installer, use the syntax “NoDesktop /VerySilent” instead.
/Passive Suppresses errors and warnings for the MSI installer. Ignored by bootstrapper
E.g. /passive
/L Enables recording of the installation process. The following options are supported and may be supplied directly after the parameter, without delimiters.
E.g. /liwe c:\logs\file.log
i – include status messages
w – include non-fatal warnings
e – include all error messages
a – mention when an action is started
r – include action-specific records
u – include user requests
c – include the initial UI parameters
m – include out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o – include out-of-disk-space messages
p – include terminal properties
v – verbose output
x – include extra debugging information
+ – append to an existing log file
! – flush each line to the log
* – log all information, except for v and x options
Additional parameters in web installer
/ProxyServer The Web installer will use the specified proxy server host for downloading the MSI installer.
E.g. /ProxyServer=
/ProxyPort Sets the proxy server port
E.g. /ProxyPort=3128
/ProxyUsername Sets the proxy server user name
E.g. /ProxyUsername=JohnDoe
/ProxyPassword Sets the proxy server password
E.g. /ProxyPassword=MyPassword
/Dir Defines the program installation folder. Supported for compatibility with the older EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe
E.g. /Dir=c:\eam
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