IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter 6.0 beta

Protect your computer against various types of malicious software
3.8  (263 votes)
6.0.2 (See all)

IObit Malware Fighter can protect your computer against various types of malicious software. In this regard, the tool can detect not only malware already present in your system but also other infections that use your web browser as a way to spread. Luckily, it has a nicely crafted interface, in which it is simply impossible to get lost.

The program uses two AV engines, its own and BitDefender, and seems to be effective against malware that cannot be detected by other similar tools so it is good that it can run together with your standard AV software. It can detect a wide array of spyware, ransomware, adware, Trojans, worms, keyloggers and bots.

Right after installing the program, it detects that your system has never been inspected and offers to perform a full scan for you. Although this initial examination may take a while, it will not take excessively long to complete. However, if you do not have enough time and want to carry out just a routine check, it is possible to start a smart scan, which examines only the critical sections in which malware is likely to act. Likewise, you can perform a custom scan involving a single folder or file.

In terms of browser protection, the tool can impede any attempt to change your homepage or default search engine. Fortunately, it also has the ability to block Internet tracking as well as to protect your DNS settings. Moreover, it helps you clean your browser from undesired toolbars and plugins.

Good news is that the latest versions of IObit Malware Fighter come with a Safe Box feature, which is intended to protect the selected folders from unauthorized access. This provides an extra shield against malware as it becomes more difficult (if not impossible) that the private folders get tampered by any unauthorized program.

In general, IObit Malware Fighter is an easy-to-use trustworthy solution to keep your computer safe from multiple types of ill-intentioned software. Fortunately, the product can be used at no cost. However, some of its modules are not available unless you buy the complete version. These limited modules include Anti-tracking, Camera Guard, USB Disk Guard. Similarly, you cannot activate its anti-ransomware engine, auto scan, and auto-update functions. And to make things even worse, it is impossible to enable the BitDefender AV engine.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Three scan modes
  • Dual AV engine protection
  • Safe Box to lock specific folders
  • Browser protection

Cons

  • The free version has multiple limitations
  • Shows ads to other products by the same developer
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