IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter 4.0

Free
High-end antivirus tool to keep your system and browsers protected and safe
3.9  (240 votes)
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Equipped with the leading Bitdefender antivirus engine and the expanded database capable of detecting and removing over 100 million threats, IObit Malware Fighter offers you the latest anti-malware and antivirus technology for free. It will thoroughly scan your system hard drives and any other external storage device connected to your computer looking for spyware, trojans, keyloggers, worms, hijackers, adware, etc. that may compromise your privacy and your computer security.

Its improved and fast scan will perform the most detailed search in the shortest amount of time (bear in mind that it may take a while going through thousands of files that we tend to store in the new high capacity storage hard drives, especially if your system is equipped with external hard drives). You can choose among various scan types – a full scan, a custom scan, and a smart scan. Malware Fighter’s full scan is one of the most thorough scans I’ve come across, and though it may take longer than expected to finish, it is advisable that you launch it at first use. Most probably, you won’t have to run it again, as the program’s real-time protection will prevent your system from being infected or attacked in the future. The custom scan allows you to select what drives and system sensitive areas you wish the program to inspect, while the smart scan will perform a thorough scan and will get rid of all the threats found in the same operation.

IObit Malware Fighter comes with specific tools to protect your browsers and your browsing experience from unwanted plug-ins and toolbars, as well as from malware trying to impose a homepage or a default search engine on your browsing preferences. Besides hijacking activities, this free tool will also keep an eye on your privacy, detecting and clearing any malicious programs trying to grab your Internet traces, passwords, cookies, account login information, etc.

Once your system has been thoroughly scanned and cleaned of all the threats, IObit Malware Fighter will stay silently in the background protecting your PC or laptop from any new malware programs trying to get access to your data. Its permanently updated database will make sure that no threat ever gets passed undetected. Another great asset of this tool – and of all IObit products, for that matter – is its full integration with a wide range of IObit PC protection software tools available. You can install IObit Malware Fighter and enjoy its extensive functionality for free, and from here explore other IObit products and extra functionality that will surely enhance the already powerful antivirus and anti-malware utility.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Attractive and intuitive interface.
  • Includes Bitdefender antivirus engine.
  • Offers various scan options.
  • Customizable scan.
  • Protects your browsers against malicious add-ons and toolbars.
  • Real-time silent protection

Cons

  • None
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