Emsisoft’s roots can be traced all the way to back to 1999 when our CEO Christian Mairoll kept receiving a nasty backdoor Trojan, “Back Orifice”, from so-called ‘friends’ via ICQ. As it forced the CD drive to repeatedly open and close, his curiosity sparked. How does this Trojan work? How do I get rid of it? It was then that the first line of Emsisoft Anti-Malware’s code was written.
By 2003 what had started out as a hobby project became an anti-malware company for the masses and has been growing its staff to 40 passionate individuals today. Our team of leading experts dedicates its time and effort to defending millions of customers from the never ending stream of online threats.
Today, Emsisoft is headquartered in New Zealand but maintains a global presence through local teams across all time zones. Malware doesn’t sleep, and nor do we.