IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter 4.4

An effective way to protect your system from malware
3.8  (267 votes)
8.0.2 (See all)

IOBit Malware Fighter can protect your system from various types of threats, including those that affect Internet browsing, network security, personal privacy and computer performance. The program has an easy-to-navigate interface, and there is even a smart scan feature that detects all kinds of vulnerabilities in a single session. Moreover, you can set the program to automatically fix all the problems found. Yet, since there is always a chance that false positives occur, it is advisable to check the list and decide what to do with the possible threats, which includes deleting or otherwise adding them to a white list.

Many of the features included in the application are intended to make your surfing experience harmless. In this regard, the tool can protect you in real time using proactive methods. It can also detect when unauthorized code is trying to change your browser’s default homepage. Likewise, it can monitor cookies and even clear dangerous tracking data after your browser is closed. The utility is also effective against the installation of undesired browser plugins and toolbars. Other types of protection include protecting the system from threats coming from network connections and startup applications. Finally, the application can also check the system to find obsolete drivers.

All in all, IOBit Malware Fighter is effective against malware that attacks various system areas. It is a good thing that you can get basic protection at no cost. However, if you want to benefit from dual protection by activating BitDefender Antivirus engine, you need to buy the Pro version of this software. But if you do not, good news is that you can use IOBit Malware Fighter along with any other major antivirus application. Unfortunately, both the installer and the program itself are laden with links to download and install other applications by the same developer.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • It can detect a wide range of malware threats
  • It protects your browsing experience using proactive methods
  • It can be used along with other AV programs
  • The paid version allows you to benefit from dual protection against malware
  • The smart scan feature detects all kinds of vulnerabilities in a single session


  • The installer is full of links to other applications by the same developer
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