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IObit Malware Fighter

CNET Editors' review

IObit's latest version release brings Malware Fighter to 2.0 and showcases a much more eye-popping design that is more consistent with the modern look and feel of Windows 8.

You'll be greeted with four basic options: Scan, Protect, Update, and Action Center. Since version 1.7, IObit's latest design feels much cleaner and certainly more intuitive for the average user. The original overview graph that the previous version opened with is now tucked away.

Previously included features like cloud scanning and quarantine lists are still present, but reside in a more modernized settings panel to the right, labeled by monochromatic icons. Scanning settings and options exist as on/off switches, similar to those in Windows 8. Make no mistake: Version 2.0 is undoubtedly developed for touch screens.

Though this version is free, that also means it's ad supported. However, IObit has opted to remove all the extraneous social-sharing options, with the exception of a Like button on the bottom right; again, we've never used it but if you're really into it, then the option is there.

We ran a full scan to first test for any bogus claims of "threats" that come from detecting the usual temp files cached by your browser, as well as other common false alerts. IObit came out clean, which was a good sign. Scan speeds were also respectable given the state of our file system. You can also set custom scans and isolate Malware Fighter to look for threats just within your memory processes or select drives.

One minor issue we had with Malware Fighter was that it classifies the absence of Advanced SystemCare and Smart Defrag as "problems." There's no option to clear out these warnings, and choosing to fix them results in an automatic download and installation of IObit's other product offerings.

Compared to its previous version, IObit Version 2.0 is a step in the right direction despite its questionable labeling of ASC and Smart Defrag. But if you're looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight malware scanner, then Malware Fighter does the job.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does as it says."

    April 14, 2014  |   By jandeesean

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    It is free.

    Cons

    None that I can find.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "divine application"

    April 11, 2014  |   By xcmfghwXGabrielle

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    Really easy inteface.Was such a pain to remove all this malware. Period.

    Cons

    Absolutely none. None at all.

    Summary

    Really good.My top two must-have apps is this and ********. , Seriously.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "FREE 12 month license - IObit Malware Fighter PRO 2.3"

    April 2, 2014  |   By ReigningChaos

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    IObit Malware Fighter Pro 2 offers you comprehensive real time protection against all forms of malware, supplementing your existing antivirus solution for the ultimate defense. With IObit Malware Fighter Pro 2, you'll be able to successfully detect and eliminate spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers from your system. Best of all, IObit Malware Fighter Pro 2 does all of this using automated and scheduled scans that don't interrupt your workflow one bit!

    When you buy IObit Malware Fighter Pro 2, you never need to worry about the program becoming obsolete in the face of modern threats, thanks to automatic and frequent database updates. Add the ability to detect malware running in RAM, prevent infection by viruses on USB sticks, and real time protection, and there's no reason not to have IObit Malware Fighter Pro 2 installed in your system today!

    Cons

    * It's a Facebook Special - Fortunately, once the promotion is live, just click the 'Get it for Free' button and fill out a quick survey to claim your 100% discount!

    * Bundled with Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7

    Summary

    Visit "bitsdujour[.]com/free-software-download"

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  • 5.0 stars

    "As with all IOBit programs"

    April 1, 2014  |   By holly_gasser

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    This program does an excellent job - and despite other suggestions, it does NOT mess with the operating system or load viruses!

    Cons

    It is well crafted and provides effective malware protection... but like all such programs it should be augmented by additional tools for complete protection.

    Summary

    As everyone knows there isn't any one single piece of anti-malware software that catches every piece of malware anywhere!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "TROVI VIRUS BE GONE!!!!!"

    March 28, 2014  |   By vaartex

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    This horrible virus hijacked my browsers and I could not get rid of it in Chrome. Downloaded IOBIT Malware Fighter and BAM!!! out of here! Completely cleaned it off my computer. Thank you Obit...

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    All I know is that I spent two hours trying to get rid of Trovi and this program did the trick instantly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I recommend it without any reservation."

    March 28, 2014  |   By isabella_lock

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    This program does an excellent job - and despite other suggestions.

    Cons

    it does NOT mess with the operating system or load viruses!

    Summary

    As everyone knows there isn't any one single piece of anti-malware software that catches every piece of malware anywhere!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A true 5 Star orogram"

    March 25, 2014  |   By IanRobbo

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    1. Easy - and safe - to install.
    2. Full background operation.
    3. uses few system resources.
    4. Does a good job

    Cons

    I truly cannot think of any bad points!

    Summary

    As with all IOBit programs, Malware Fighter Pro does its job well. It is well crafted and provides effective malware protection... but like all such programs it should be augmented by additional tools for complete protection. As everyone knows there isn't any one single piece of anti-malware software that catches every piece of malware anywhere!
    This program does an excellent job - and despite other suggestions, it does NOT mess with the operating system or load viruses!
    I recommend it without any reservation.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Promising, but jury still out on this one"

    March 25, 2014  |   By Randy Bell

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    Slick user interface: installation defaults work fine. Guards on eight different levels.

    Cons

    seems no independent testing available ..

    Summary

    This is a very promising anti-malware program. I would like to see some comprehensive and conclusive, independent lab tests for detection rate, and efficacy to prevent and remove malware. The design is good; but we need testing results. The author of this software is a newcomer to the field. Given that the rest of IObit's product line is top of the line - I expect IObit to continue to develop this product into one competitive with the presently established anti-malware products: MBAM, SAS, etc.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy Download! Doesn't Slow my computer."

    March 24, 2014  |   By Prevost14853

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    Easy Download! Doesn't Slow my computer.

    Cons

    Easy Download! Doesn't Slow my computer.

    Summary

    Easy Download! Doesn't Slow my computer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Destroyed my XP op sys! Had to wipe and load Win 7!"

    March 21, 2014  |   By laleske

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.3.0.13

    Pros

    As far as I can tell nothing good.

    Cons

    Equivalent to malware! System went down after installation and could not recover even with RESTORE back months.

    Summary

    Don't download, don't use, warn others about this anti-anti-malware...yes it is malware not anti-malware.

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