Being a free tool, IObit Malware Fighter would already be a great addition to your computer if it would only fight any malware program trying to attack your PC. The truth is that it is equipped to protect your computer not only against spyware and adware programs, worms, bolts, keyloggers, etc., but also against online fraud and any unlawful hijacking of your personal data.
Firstly, it will perform a thorough scan of all vulnerable sections of your system (system files, browsers, etc.) looking for malware programs that may have installed there and may be either grabbing personal and other confidential information about you, bombarding you with unwanted ads, or simply slowing down your system unnecessarily. Secondly, after detecting and cleaning all threats (when necessary), Malware Fighter proceeds to protect your PC against future attacks. It displays a protective shield over your computer that will protect your browser, network, Internet connection, Windows startup, etc., against any malicious software tool wanting to control your incoming and outgoing information.
Among the wide array of protection tools provided, IObit Malware Fighter offers you specific protection for your homepage and default search engine, as well as for your DNS settings. It will also detect any toolbar or add-on wanting to install on your system without your permission, as well as any potentially dangerous cookie left there by any spyware program. The program comes with a neat list of “guards” to protect your system in real time, and some optional tools that you can download from the Action Center. These include a driver updater, a junk file cleaner, and a disk optimization tool. Besides, you will find a few other marked as “Pro”, which can only be accessed by upgrading to the commercial version of the program.
However, for a free tool, IObit Malware Fighter is already beautifully equipped to clean and protect your system in a silent yet effective way. It works in the background and requires very few resources to perform its job, and it is compatible with any other anti-virus program you may have installed on your computer.
- Clearly organized and attractive interface
- Wide range of tools to protect your PC
- Detects malicious add-ons and toolbars
- Protects your browsers
- Thorough scan process to detect any threat