IObit Malware Fighter 5.0.2.3804

Reviewed by Chris Thomas on - Version tested: 1.4
  • Size

    39.84 MB
  • License

    Freeware
  • OS

    Windows
  • Price

    $0.00
  • Developer

    IObit
  • Updated

    24 Apr 2017
  • Downloads

    1,969 (7 last week)
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"Detect and Remove infections & Hidden Threats"

Overview

IObit Malware Fighter is a powerful malware removal application that finds, quarantines, and removes malicious software such as Trojans, bots, adware, spyware, worms, hijackers, and key loggers.

Installation

The download and installation process is relatively straightforward, as you'll only need to follow the instructions provided within the setup guide. Be sure to select which components of the software you'd like to install, and keep an eye out for third-party toolbars and other attached applications. The software installs with all basic settings predefined, so you don't have to provide any input when running for the first time – simply scan and remove threats intuitively. Compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8. To install and run this application you'll need at least 256 MB of RAM, 30 MB of free hard disk space, and a processor with a clock speed of 300 MHz or faster.

Interface

The user interface is simple, yet visually appealing, with a glowing design and self-explanatory button icons providing access to the main features and settings. Along the left side of the main window there are four modules – Overview, Scan, Protect, and Cloud. The overview module displays statistics related to scan results, including how many viruses have been blocked and analyzed on your system, the web, and USB disks.

Pros

  • Provides various forms of enhanced real-time protection through five modules – File Guard, Browser Guard, Startup Guard, Network Guard, and Cookie Guard

  • Most features can be initiated with a single click of the mouse, removing much of the need for preferential adjustments

  • Fast and lightweight dual core engine offers superb performance without consuming a lot of system resources

  • Works automatically in the background, continually detecting threats and providing notifications when necessary

  • Professional database team regularly provides updates to the virus definition library, and updating can be done on automated/scheduled basis

  • Compatible with all major antivirus products, so you don't have to worry about false alarms and firewalls blocking software

  • Utilizes heuristic analyzing and cloud computing technology to automatically scan files and incoming Internet traffic for malicious activity

  • User-friendly interface makes it easy to adjust settings, run scams, and remove threats with no computer experience needed

  • Can scan external hard drives and USB disks for malicious software

Cons

  • Does not include extensive integrated help documentation. However, users can receive personalized support, and the software is very easy to learn how to use.

Alternatives

There are plenty of other free anti-malware applications available online, the most notable of which include SpyBot Search and Destroy, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Ad-Aware (Free, Pro), and SUPERAntiSpyware Free. Of these competitors, Malwarebytes and Ad-Aware are the most popular, providing similar functionality to that of IObit Malware Fighter.

Conclusion

If you're looking for an all-inclusive, hasslefree way to keep your computer free of viruses, IObit Malware Fighter provides an ideal solution for novice users. With a simplistic interface, extensive virus definition library, advanced real-time protection, and cloud computing technology, this software provides comprehensive protection with minimal effort on behalf of the user.

Requirements: 300 MHz processor or faster processor; 256 MB of RAM; 30 MB of free hard disk space.

What's new in this version: + Optimized IObit Anti-malware Engine + New Anti-Ransomware Engine + New Download Protection + New Camera Guard + Enhanced Scan + Optimized Surfing Protection and added Ads Removal + Optimized Plugin / Toolbar Cleaner + Optimized Update Process + Brand New UI + Larger Database + Better Compatibility

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested IObit Malware Fighter on 24 Apr 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
IObit Malware Fighter Antivirus Report

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