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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 2204 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.2.3752
  • Total Downloads:
    22,159,958
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,253
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.2.3752
  • Optimized IObit Anti-malware Engine - Scan much faster with lower resource usage. Detect and remove more threats thoroughly for higher security.
  • New Anti-Ransomware Engine - Protect your important files from malicious attacks and illegal access by third-party programs.
  • New Download Protection - Scan your downloaded files to keep your PC away from the malicious files.
  • New Camera Guard - Protect your camera from unauthorized use and prevent malicious programs from spying on your privacy.
  • Enhanced Scan - Strengthen the scan for Rootkit to protect your PC in all-round.
  • Optimized Surfing Protection and added Ads Removal - Protect your browser from various online threats and remove more annoying ads for safer and smoother surfing experience.
  • Optimized Plugin / Toolbar Cleaner - Monitor the activities of Plugins / Toolbars in real-time for safer and cleaner PC.
  • Optimized Update Process - Update database and product version more timely, stably and conveniently.
  • Brand New UI - Support high DPI displays & high resolution screens for better experience.
  • Larger Database - Support removing more latest stubborn malware and viruses.
  • Better Compatibility - Enjoy full-round protection on latest Windows 10.
  • Supported 34 languages.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date March 28, 2017
Date Added March 28, 2017
Version 5.0.2.3752
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.83MB
File Name imfv5-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,159,958
Downloads Last Week 22,253
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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