ASP member Wins ESWC's 2009 Epsilon Award

Emsi Software’s a-squared Anti-Malware Wins ESWC’s 2009 Epsilon
ASP member Christian Mairoll of Emsi Software has won the 2009 Epsilon Award for Software Excellence at the 9th annual European Software Conference. Emsi Software’s a-squared Anti-Malware application was awarded the prize earlier this month at the conference in Berlin, Germany. The Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) was a sponsor of the European Software Conference.
Every year, the Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European microISV and software community. Programs are nominated by software developers, a peer-review process that ensures that only the highest quality software is considered for the award.
In addition to receiving worldwide recognition for its software, Emsi Software was also awarded an artistic creation by a European artist, special prizes from the sponsors of the event and 200 Euros in cash which Emsi Software will donate to the SOS Children’s Villages organization founded in Austria.
The a-squared Anti-Malware Security Suite
The a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 security suite for Windows features a double virus scanner plus behavioral analysis and stops viruses, spyware, Trojans, bots and rootkits from infecting PCs. In 2009, in seven independent head-to-head tests against other anti-malware software, a-squared Anti-Malware was chosen as the most effective.
In the latest test, run by the Malware Research Group, a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 recognized 99.8 percent of the 554,891 malware files used in the test, a higher score than the other 21 applications tested.
While not as well-known as some heavily-advertised security solutions, a-squared Anti-Malware has a big and growing number of victories in independent tests.
The a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 runs under Windows, costs $40 (US) for a one-year single-user license and may be bought securely online from You can download a 30-day trial version from the same web address.
10th ESWC to be Held in 2010 in Vienna
The 10th annual European Software Conference will be held in November, 2010 in Vienna, Austria. For additional information about the Epsilon Award and about the European Software Conference, visit or
Photo Credits: Pictured above are David Boventer (left), the European Software Conference’s Executive Director and Christian Mairoll (right) founder and head of Emsi Software. Many thanks to Dave Collins of Shareware Promotions for providing photographs from the conference. Feel free to check more of Dave’s photos from the 2009 ESWC.

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