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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 01/10/21
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

eddietheecho 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 9.1.0.553

+ Improved Behavior Guard for better experience on Windows 11
+ Fixed the occasional loading failure in some specific environment
+ Better compatibility with Windows 7 and lower system
+ Expanded database to remove the latest threats including Trojan.Yakes, Backdoor.Regin, AdWare.OutBrowse
+ Fixed known bugs

General

Release January 10, 2022
Date Added January 10, 2022
Version 9.1.0.553

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 11, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 24,907,836
Downloads Last Week 126
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Developer's Description

IObit Malware Fighter 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 continually enhanced IObit Anti-malware Engine, the upgraded latest Bitdefender Engine, the more powerful IObit Anti-ransomware Engine, and the larger database, IObit Malware Fighter accelerates the scanning process by up to 32%, reduces the resource usage by up to 50%, detects more hidden threats, and gives you the best protection ever. Check out the main features to know more about how IObit Malware Fighter offers such real-time all-around protection for your privacy, browsers, and the whole system.

Features and Highlights:

  • Triple Engine Protection
    IObit Malware Fighter combines three engines (IObit Anti-malware Engine, the world-leading Bitdefender Engine, and IObit Anti-ransomware Engine) together to defend against the virus, malware, or ransomware attacks and maximize your PC protection. With multiple layers of malware-crushing tech, IObit Malware Fighter empowers you to enjoy the internet fearlessly.
  • Safe Box & Sensitive Data Protect - No Worries About Privacy Leaks
    To fully protect your private and sensitive data from unauthorized access and the latest ransomware attacks in real-time, IObit Malware Fighter provides you with two powerful features: Sensitive Data Protect (Under Anti-ransomware Engine) and Safe Box. Just select the file types or add the precise files/folders you want to protect. Then 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.
  • Sandbox - An Isolated Safe Environment To Avoid Potential Threats
    Sandbox is an isolated testing environment that enables you to execute unknown programs or open files without damaging your system or network. Using a sandbox to detect malware offers an additional layer of protection against security threats, such as stealthy attacks.
  • Powerful Browser Protection
    IObit Malware Fighter offers you comprehensive browser protections, including homepage protection, anti-tracking, download protection, DNS protection, and surfing protection. What's more, it also adds Email Protection and Ads Removal to fully protect your browsing against online threats, phishing attacks, cryptocurrency mining, annoying ads, and Email-borne threats for safer & smoother surfing.
  • Real-time Protection - 8 Security Guards
    With 8 guards in Security Guard, IObit Malware Fighter takes your PC security to a higher level. The 8 guards refer to Network, File, Startup, Process, MBR, Camera, USB, and Behavior, which protect every corner of your PC real-timely. It is worth mentioning that Camera Guard can protect your camera from unauthorized access for better privacy protections and Behavior Guard can prevent suspicious threats in advance based on behavior analysis and keep you away from potential threats.

If you need the all-around security software to protect your privacy, online security, and your system, IObit Malware Fighter is one that you cannot miss.