IObit Malware Fighter is a straightforward antispyware tool that can protect your PC in several different ways.
For example, you can run an on-demand scan to look for spyware, adware, trojans, bots, and other threats that your regular antivirus software might have missed. The "Smart Scan" checks only the most critical areas of your PC, and runs fairly quickly (around 7 minutes on our test PC); you can run a complete system scan if you prefer, while the "Custom Scan" allows you to choose exactly what you'd like the program to examine.
And Malware Fighter also includes real-time protection in the shape of 5 guards, which variously monitor your startup programs, browser settings, cookies, the web pages you view, and the files you access.
Our first brief tests left some questions over the program's accuracy, with Malware Fighter missing a real threat, and incorrectly warning us of two entirely safe files. And it's also a little short on features. If you want scheduled scans, protection for USB viruses, process scanning or technical support then you'll need to upgrade to Malware Fighter Pro, currently available for $19.95 a year.
Note that IObit Malware Fighter works as freeware unless you choose to upgrade to Pro.
Malware Fighter 22.214.171.12412 brings these improvements:
+ New Safe Box to protect your specified folders from unauthorized access.
+ New MBR Guard to protect your PC against the malicious attacks targeting MBR, like GoldenEye/Petya attacks.
+ Newly supported Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining in Surfing Protection & Ads Removal to block cryptocurrency mining scripts and avoid unexpected system slowdown or crash caused by them.
+ New Notification Center to check and process all missed notifications with 1-click
+ New UI to support high DPI displays & high-resolution screens for a better experience
+ Larger database to remove the latest stubborn malware and viruses
+ Optimized IObit Anti-malware Engine for faster scan, more accurate detection, and more powerful threat removal
+ Enhanced Cloud Security with larger database for higher security
+ Enhanced Fix All to update database, turn on the protections and guards, and perform a Quick Scan with 1-click.
+ Supported 32 languages