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IObit Malware Fighter

By IObit Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of IObit Malware Fighter

  • Scale up sensitive data security with accelerated, new generation anti-malware scanning, detection, and defense
  • Last updated on 11/17/20
  • There have been 13 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 4 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.3.0.730

  • Added support for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) in Download Protection.
  • Optimized the protection for Microsoft OneDrive for higher file security.
  • Enhanced the detection for zipped files.
  • Expanded database to remove the latest threats including Worm.Mytob, Worm.Brontok, and Trojan.NSAnti .etc.
  • Fixed known bugs.

General

Release November 17, 2020
Date Added November 17, 2020
Version 8.3.0.730

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 24,883,114
Downloads Last Week 474
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Developer's Description

IObit Malware Fighter 8 is a powerful and comprehensive anti-malware and anti-virus program that can protect your PC against the latest spyware, adware, ransomware, Trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, hijackers, viruses, etc.

With the new generation of IObit Anti-malware Engine, the world-leading Bitdefender Engine, the enhanced IObit Anti-ransomware Engine, and the larger database (expanded by 100%), IObit Malware Fighter 8 accelerates the scanning process by up to 50%, detects more hidden threats, and ensures more efficient threat detection and removal. Meanwhile, IObit Malware Fighter 8 also strives to keep your data, browsers, and system more secure with the enhanced Data Protect, Browser Protect, and Security Guard. Specifically, to fully protect your private and sensitive data from unauthorized accesses and the latest ransomware attacks in real time, IObit Malware Fighter 8 combines the new Sensitive Data Protect with the powerful Safe Box. No more worries about your sensitive data being attacked by hackers or illegally accessed by third-party programs. No one can access your protected data in Safe Box without the correct password. What's more, with the adding of Email Protection to the enhanced Surfing Protection & Ads Removal, it can not only block more cryptocurrency mining attacks, annoying ads, and malicious sites, but also protect your web emails against spam, phishing scam, and other email-borne threats. Last but not the least, the optimized 8 guards in Security Guard can take your PC security to a higher level.

In summary, IObit Malware Fighter 8 offers real-time all-round protection for your privacy, browsers, and the whole system.