IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    14,089,937
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    27.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,599
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 2091 votes

    • 5 star 964
    • 4 star 619
    • 3 star 132
    • 2 star 106
    • 1 star 270
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5 stars

"Absolutely love IObit!!!!!!!"

December 16, 2014  |  By C Wisp

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

This application provides so much beneficial services for computers as well as mobil devices. I highly recommend IObit, it will greatly benefit you.

Cons

There are no cons in my opinion.

Summary

An excellent addition for laptops and mobil devices!!!!!

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5 stars

"rafaeldel307"

December 15, 2014  |  By rafaeldel307

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

December 01, 2014  |  By lunchcycl

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

No disappointments

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

November 25, 2014  |  By glacejuven

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

November 09, 2014  |  By seempens

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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1 stars

"Waste of my money and lots of hard work to remove this"

November 08, 2014  |  By rontexas2

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Well, after the download, I did receive a CD copy in the mail.

Cons

My mistake was to believe that this fought malware. In added so much malware to my system and then would not allow me to install that it took some hard work to re-engineer around their obvious traps and blocks to get my system cleaned and running.

Summary

BEWARE: TO ME A CHINESE PLOT TO RUIN AND TAKE OVER YOUR COMPUTER.

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5 stars

"Quick and useful download"

November 06, 2014  |  By turkeyexo

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Excellent product and no difficulties at all

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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1 stars

"crapware, unethicalware"

October 30, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

-pretty looking

Cons

-rated 1/2 star out of 5 in pcmags testing (even spybot rated a 1). (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419549,00.asp)

quotes from review: "Worst ever scores in both malware blocking and malware removal tests. No protection against malicious downloads. Real-time protection doesn't kick in until malware tries to launch. Behavior-based detection flags both malicious and safe programs. No provision for handling malware that resists installation."

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"There's absolutely no reason to buy or even try IObit Malware Fighter 2. It doesn't function as an antivirus and doesn't effectively fight malware. In testing, it reported seven thoroughly infested systems as perfectly clean. Avoid it."

Summary

-install a trojan to find a trojan??? why do people use products from this company?

Updated on Nov 9, 2014

amen. good to see some common sense.

Updated on Nov 29, 2014

my reviews real deary. i site various sources to back up my opinions. pc mag is an highly regarded mag which independently tests antivirus products. seeing as my review is well researched, you appear to be the troll.

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1 stars

"Product built by scammers"

October 30, 2014  |  By google-it

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

Nice user interface. Reminds me of conduit.

Cons

This software is created by scammers. It does not function as an antimalware software. The creators of the software care only about getting your credit card. Stay far away from this software.

Summary

If you still think this software is for you, do a google search. You will find many sites that expose iobit for who they are - scammers.

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5 stars

"Simply the best"

October 29, 2014  |  By RenisonYarn

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 2.5.0.8

Pros

This is a great product

Cons

Nothing can make me picky

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.0.8
  • Expanded database to scan more latest threats.
  • Enhanced the update process for better stability.
  • Improved the registration process to be much smarter.
  • Optimized a few language strings to clear up confusion.
  • Updated several multi-languages to the latest.
  • Fixed general bugs.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 17, 2014
Version 2.5.0.8
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.31MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,089,937
Downloads Last Week 46,599
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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