IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2149 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0.18
  • Total Downloads:
    14,677,242
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    27.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    154,938
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

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    • 3 star 1
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3 stars

"No hands-on testing at any companies."

April 16, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.1.0.18

Pros

Nice interface, or window. Does a Smart Scan in about 30 minutes, with doing a Full Scan in about an hour on my older computer.

Cons

Pcmag.com and softpedia.com both have done hands-on testing with IOBit Malware, and both say it does not stop malware as it should. It's rated at the poorest at detecting Malware of all of them.

Summary

I really like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware because it has been proven through testing that it can detect Malware. IOBit is not proven.

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1 stars

"terrible would not use"

April 14, 2015  |  By pc plus

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.1.0.18

Pros

not sure anything

Cons

puts all this other trial software on that was not asked for
which then wants u to buy
deceptive stealthware

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5 stars

"buono e leggero"

April 14, 2015  |  By piranha69

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.1.0.18

Pros

abbinato con ASC 8 offre un completo programma che monitora il sistema a 360 gradi

Cons

contro ,è all'inizio e deve crescere se vuole competere con i colossi dei Antivirus

Summary

buono ,ma è sempre meglio usare anche un tool senza protezione reale ,perchè pochi sanno che in un sistema basta e avanza un solo antivirus con protezione reale

Updated on Apr 14, 2015

buon programma se lo si abbina a ASC 8 per avere il controllo del sistema a 360 gradi .leggero e promettente bene ,consiglio !

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5 stars

"Best Anti-Maleware Software"

April 09, 2015

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 3.1.0.18

Pros

Almost no impact on computer resources.

Cons

Nothing so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.0.18
  • Expanded database to remove more latest adware, including superfish.
  • Strengthened Surfing Protection to block more malicious websites.
  • Enhanced the support for Firefox in Homepage Protection.
  • Optimized the scanning process when the system is idle.
  • Added Kurdish and Indonesian languages.
  • Fixed general bugs.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 03, 2015
Version 3.1.0.18
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.75MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,677,242
Downloads Last Week 154,938
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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