IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 2088 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    13,534,695
  • Date Added:
    July 12, 2012
  • File Size:
    31.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    351,845
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Malware can consist of computer viruses, adware, tracking software, and many other forms of mayhem, but what it has in common is that none of it is welcome in your computer. You should already have antivirus protection and similar safeguards, but we strongly recommend regularly scanning your PC for infections with an antimalware tool. Fortunately, you have several choices when it comes to free tools that can find and remove a wide range of threats and nuisances. IObit's Malware Fighter Free comes as a standalone download or bundled with other IObit tools. With automatic updates, a variety of system guards, and a Cloud Security option, it offers a lot in addition to its scanning capabilities.

Malware Fighter's user interface is typical of system utilities, despite its unique colors scheme and design: large fonts, rounded edges, and ads (someone has to pay; just be glad it's not you!) as well as tabs accessing the program's Overview, Scan, Protect, and Cloud features. Clicking Quarantine called up a dialog listing suspicious files (if any). The Protect page offers 8 separate guard options: Startup, Browser, Network, File, Cookie, Process, USB Disk, and Malicious Action. The Cloud Security page lets users upload their data to IObit's Cloud security site. After updating the database, we scanned our system. By default, the first scan is the program's Smart Scan, but subsequently we could choose it or Full or Custom scans. The scan took a little more than three minutes and found no malware. A full scan took much longer, though. We also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which many consider the standard in free anti-malware tools. But it found nothing that IObit's tool missed.

So which should you try? Both! Here's the thing about free malware scanners: Absolutely nothing is stopping you from downloading and running as many as you like (just not simultaneously). You have nothing to lose but your malware. Try IObit; try Malwarebytes; try the others, too, and then make a regular habit of using the ones you like best. You'll never be sorry you scanned too much.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 19 votes

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

    3.9

    out of 2088 votes

    • 5 star 961
    • 4 star 619
    • 3 star 132
    • 2 star 106
    • 1 star 270
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5 stars

"Great download"

October 15, 2012  |  By Russ1961

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

Does everything I need it to do.

Cons

Cant think of any

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1 stars

""Ugly product""

September 30, 2012  |  By fullclipbaguvix

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

nothing good

Cons

it always freezes my computer

Summary

a piece of sh_t

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2 stars

"Improvement"

September 18, 2012  |  By greenbean1955

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

Installs and scans fine.

Cons

The detection rate is very low and limited updates.

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3 stars

"I Didn't like it. It had no real-time protection."

September 09, 2012  |  By verytiredchris

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

It downloaded easily enough.

Cons

It didn't have 'real-time' protection.

Summary

I Didn't like it. I wanted an Anti- malware system with 'real-time' protection.

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2 stars

"This Product is not good. Needs a tone of work."

September 07, 2012  |  By Andrei19977

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

Cool User interface, thats bascally it

Cons

Terrible Detection rate and many false positives.

Summary

Overall, Iobit malware fighter is a bad product. Company has not a good reputation. I would not use this software.

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5 stars

"Pretty Good Product"

September 03, 2012  |  By LadyD7

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

This product helped me to eliminate a real bad malware virus. So far so good.

Cons

Don't have any at this time.

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5 stars

"I have just loaded 1.5"

August 27, 2012  |  By Dordogne24250

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

On loading, on both my computers using XP, it ran fine and found threats which I repaired instantly. I do think that those comments of " it's rubbish" may have had other problems which threw up their troubles.

Cons

None to date.

Summary

Very happy to date with previous versions. I'm not expecting any major problems with 1.5

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5 stars

"Great program, easy to use!"

August 24, 2012

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

This tool is stable, not causing any kind of errors, no blue screen of sh*t - whatsoever! Is much better than the previous version, known as IObit 360 degrees. I totally recommend it, if you have WindowsXP. If are problems with other OS versions, i don't know, but, on my XP, it's fast and it does an excellent job! Vanea Al. Bell

Cons

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Summary

Have faith. ;)

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3 stars

"partially loaded pages."

August 15, 2012  |  By mrroy-e

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

Scan found many threats. I run it weekly instead of full time.
It did find two threats my SPY-Bot missed.

Cons

I found it best to start it manually by turning it off in msconfig. It would not let web pages load fully. it blocked images and some articles in yahoo's homepage and from my choices in the search results page.

Summary

Like spy bot, I run it weekly instead of full time. I take my chances and let Microsoft Essentials do the real time work. So Far so good.

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1 stars

"Useless product"

August 10, 2012  |  By BoeyCracker

 |  Version: IObit Malware Fighter 1.5

Pros

Noting at all!!!

Cons

gives me blue sreen of death. Spend hour to fix it back!

Summary

junk crap. Dont use it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
Version 1.5:
  • Added support for Windows 8 Release Preview
  • Improved UI
  • Updated language file
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date July 10, 2012
Date Added July 12, 2012
Version 1.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.29MB
File Name IObit-Malware-Fighter-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,534,695
Downloads Last Week 351,845
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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