IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter 8.0

Free
Powerful and comprehensive anti-malware and anti-ransomware tool
3.8  (267 votes)
8.0.2 (See all)
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We all need a minimum level of protection on our PC against all kinds of malware programs. A simple yet highly effective anti-virus tool, such as IObit Malware Fighter can provide you with free basic virus detection and removal capabilities, which you can easily upgrade to a more comprehensive real-time protection and other useful features by acquiring a license for the PRO version.

Either way, Malware Fighter is a discreet PC protection tool that will block any threat trying to steal information from your PC or worse. The standard Free option offers you its own IObit malware database to identify any possible malicious software trying to find its way through your sensitive data. You can enhance that basic level of protection by adding Bitdefender’s engine to the equation – one of the most reputed ones in the market, but that will require you to upgrade to the PRO variant.

When it comes to real-time protection, the free variant offers you basic detection of any malicious behavior, while PRO takes it to the next level by ensuring that none of the 200+ million threats cataloged in the Bitdefender database enters your PC at any time. Besides, it will add protection against ransomware attacks, prevents your webcam from being hijacked, offers special protection routines for your external storage devices, password protection for your most sensitive data, and real-time detection of any malicious behavior running on your system’s RAM memory.

Choosing between the Free and the PRO versions will largely depend on your PC’s level of exposure to the outside world and the sensitivity of the data stored in your internal and external disks. Rest assured that even the free, more basic option is powerful enough to stop and remove the most common threats and attacks – however, if you need extra-strong protection for your PC, my advice is to go PRO without any hesitation. One way or another, IObit Malware Fighter will surely make your feel safer and truly protected.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers three types of scan
  • Includes specific Internet protection features
  • Cleans up your PC from all the threats found
  • Keeps a history of all your scans

Cons

  • Bitdefender engine is not available in the free version
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