IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2165 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.0.9
  • Total Downloads:
    16,066,188
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    27.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    79,264
  • 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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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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5 stars

"BEST!!! AND FREE!!!!"

June 22, 2015  |  By YuanMalvern

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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1 stars

"Utter Garbage"

June 20, 2015  |  By Big_Daddy_29

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.2.0.9

Pros

None... get some other security software.

Cons

Ineffective software... adds at least five other programs to your computer (that should've been in one suite with the main anti-malware software, if at all). These other junk programs contain "defrag cleaners" among other useless garbage. These other components install themselves once you click "update" for the main program - so it doesn't even ask you.... just avoid this POS software at all costs.

Summary

Use another anti-malware software, this is utter junk.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.0.9
  • Expanded database to remove the latest PUP and adware.
  • New added removal of YourAdExchange, Web Shield, BrowseFox, and Zombie Invasion.
  • Enhanced the stability of scan.
  • Enhanced DNS protect for more precise protection.
  • Fixed general bugs.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date June 08, 2015
Date Added June 08, 2015
Version 3.2.0.9
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.59MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,066,188
Downloads Last Week 79,264
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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