IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2070 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.4.1.18
File Size:
29.17MB
Date Added:
September 26, 2014
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
12,976,123
Downloads Last Week:
32,036
Product ranking:
#4 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 2070 votes

    • 5 star: 951
    • 4 star: 617
    • 3 star: 132
    • 2 star: 106
    • 1 star: 264
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Amazing Product! User friendly!"

    September 28, 2014   |   By Beth Poe

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    I have used IObit Malware Fighter for years. It's getting better and better. All kinds of annoying malwares were cleaned to keep me safe. Keep the good work, IObit!

    Cons

    Nothing bad yet.

    Summary

    The best and powerful tool to keep my laptop safe and clean.

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  • 5 stars

    "Used Malware Fighter for years and it works great"

    September 28, 2014   |   By rachelaaa

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    Simple UI and easy to use.
    Database updates. Support service is good and fast. And I also found the forum is very helpful.

    Cons

    No cons with it

    Summary

    Waiting for the version 3.

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  • 5 stars

    "It really helps me"

    September 26, 2014   |   By xiaolicicely

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    my computer was infected by istartsurf.com. aS I am using their asc, I asked their support for help. the tech guy recommend this program to me and it did help me remove this virus. good product and good customer service!

    Cons

    haven't noticed yet

    Summary

    I'm sure If there are ever any PC needs I have or can tell others it will be of your service and products, Obit is the one stop place to shop. My PC has never run better and last longer since I have been using your products,

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  • 4 stars

    "Fantastic software."

    September 25, 2014   |   By windows8bala

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    faster and more effective. helps block many disgusting ads and I've never so comfortable and safe to surf on the Internet and buy things online. Support is excellent.

    Cons

    There are none

    Summary

    I tried my security software and IObit Malware Fighter is what I want. Keep up your good work, guys.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used to be the best. Worthless now"

    September 24, 2014   |   By wagygirl

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    Free product

    Cons

    Only notifies me when my java or flash is being used.
    Malwarebytes Free found 137 items that IObit missed!!!

    Summary

    Scans haven't found anything in over a year!

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program"

    September 03, 2014   |   By tycporter

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    Very stable, simple to use, and thorough.

    Cons

    Lots of updating and sometimes it doesn't recognize that the scan has taken place.

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  • 1 stars

    "Trash software from known code-stealers."

    August 29, 2014   |   By RunFAR_RunFAST

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.18

    Pros

    It's GUI is pretty.

    Cons

    IOBit sucks at ethics:
    http://thewebatom.net/blog/iobit-is-a-sucky-company/
    https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/
    http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirussoftwarereviews/a/iobittrustingantivirus.htm
    http://web.archive.org/web/20100106072304/http://www.iobit.com/naruto-hentai.html
    http://shanegowland.com/opinions/2012/iobit-is-distributing-malware-again/
    http://techdows.com/2012/07/iobits-asc-6-beta-installs-add-on-and-toolbar-without-user-consent.html

    Summary

    Trash eye-candy software from known code-stealers. Gave it a 1 star rating because zero is not given as an option.
    http://thewebatom.net/blog/iobit-is-a-sucky-company/
    https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/
    http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirussoftwarereviews/a/iobittrustingantivirus.htm
    http://web.archive.org/web/20100106072304/http://www.iobit.com/naruto-hentai.html
    http://shanegowland.com/opinions/2012/iobit-is-distributing-malware-again/
    http://techdows.com/2012/07/iobits-asc-6-beta-installs-add-on-and-toolbar-without-user-consent.html

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  • 1 stars

    "unethical-ware"

    August 14, 2014   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.16

    Pros

    unlawful company with poor history

    Cons

    install a trojan to detect a trojan? imho

    Summary

    there's better out there, use them

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  • 4 stars

    "the design is nice"

    August 03, 2014   |   By marioumarios400

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.16

    Pros

    nice design is not slowing down the system

    Cons

    iobit need to improve malware detection

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  • 5 stars

    "Good a product."

    July 28, 2014   |   By MastroianniBaures

    Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.4.1.16

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    Nothing can make me picky.

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