IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2170 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    16,289,431
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    28.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    85,385
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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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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2 stars

"Okay, but installs software without permission"

July 28, 2015

 |  Version: IObit Security 360 1.0

Pros

Covers the bases, but there are better options with much higher reviews by both pros and general customer base.

Cons

INSTALLS SOFTWARE WITHOUT ASKING. I - no joke - had to uninstall their idiotic start menu replacement app over a dozen times. I never told it to install, and yet it kept both re-installing itself and activating, without any sort of permission to do so. This, in and of itself, is unforgivable, especially for security software.

Summary

Don't waste your money. There are several other better options.

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

July 25, 2015  |  By scotty90066

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Very useful product for my computer.

Cons

no cons very good

Summary

I would recommend Iobit products

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3 stars

"Good Software."

July 20, 2015  |  By AAgent111

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"Excellent protection!"

July 16, 2015  |  By pikkis13

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Very good browsing protection and malware detection program. The one-click 'fix-all' feature is great. Goes well with Advanced SystemCare.

Cons

Haven't found anything wrong.

Summary

Malware Fighter and Advanced SystemCare are worth the cost.

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5 stars

"The best free anti-malware program that I know of..."

July 16, 2015  |  By TimPett

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Easy to install and use (very user friendly) | Does not require much memory (never saw it use more than 50MB) | .Excellent browser (browser protect) and security (security guard) protection | I love the one-click 'fix-all' feature | Integrates well with Advanced SystemCare Ultimate

Cons

Would be nice if it were bundled with ASU.

Summary

I am not accustomed to paying for my system security software but after a few disasters with NU and MIS, IObit Driver Booster, Malware Fighter and Advanced SystemCare Ultimate are worth the cost.

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5 stars

"My Old and Faithful (^_^)"

July 05, 2015  |  By canopykn

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Works great but could be a little more user friendly.

Cons

Haven't found anything wrong with it.

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5 stars

"Best free utility"

July 01, 2015  |  By knownqpnqa

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

I've used it for 1 years. Pretty good system utility!!!

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"IOBit Malware Fighter"

June 27, 2015  |  By dantdors

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

I have used IOBit Products before and found them to be very easy to use, fast and thorough. When using Malware Fighter, I came across an issue with Norton saying that this product was infected with a "Suspicious.Cloud.9 threat". I contacted IOBit and they in turn promptly contacted Norton to have this false positive removed. I have found their customer Service to be phenominal!

Cons

Have not found any yet

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1 stars

"DO NOT try to download per Norton."

June 25, 2015  |  By charliejh

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Use to be good but is now unsafe per Norton.

Cons

I have Norton Security Suite from Comcast and when I tried to update iobit malware fighter Norton would not let it install and removed download as a very high risk. Chatted with Norton and they have stopped all iobit downloads as highly bad software. Norton rep told me that I do not need any extra antivirus software as it slows down the computer. Even WOT does not give iobit a very favorable rating. Norton comes with Comcast internet so I will test the waters. Also the only time that I have ever had a warning it was from Norton. I have used iobit products for years but they SNEAK in unwanted software but I was able to remove them but some were very hard.

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5 stars

"Very needful application for my computer."

June 24, 2015  |  By SauderHealy

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Can't thinks of any.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0.8
  • Added full support of Security Guard for Windows 10.
  • Added support for Microsoft Edge in Anti-Tracking and Cookies Guard.
  • Expanded database to remove the latest PUP and adware.
  • New added removal of Sale Clipper, AdsAlert, AnyProtect, and MiuiTab.
  • Fixed general bugs.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date July 30, 2015
Date Added July 30, 2015
Version 3.3.0.8
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.25MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,289,431
Downloads Last Week 85,385
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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