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IObit Malware Fighter 5 adds anti-ransomware engine, webcam protection

29 March 2017, Mike Williams

IObit Malware FighterAfter three months in beta IObit has shipped IObit Malware Fighter 5, the latest edition of its antivirus and security tool.

Malware Fighter Pro users get an anti-ransomware engine which acts as a firewall for your file system. The program monitors accesses to your personal files and blocks everything but known and trusted applications, keeping your data safe.

Pro users also get a new Camera Guard module which prevents unauthorized applications making sneaky use of your webcam.

Malware Fighter Free and Pro users get up to 130% faster scans and with lower resource usage, thanks to an optimised anti-malware engine.

Smarter download protection scans files in real time, detecting and removing threats before they can do any damage.

IObit Malware Fighter 5

Protect your personal files and documents with the new anti-ransomware engine

IObit has listed “ads removal” as a new feature, although we thought its Surfing Protection module had this already. Either way, the package can now optionally use Adblock-based technology to keep your browsing free of junk.

Elsewhere, there’s improved rootkit scanning, an optimised update process, and a larger database to help detect and remove even more threats.

Malware Fighter’s Free build covers the basics, but upgrading to IObit Malware Fighter Pro ($19.95) gets you the Bitdefender engine, extended real-time detection, anti-tracking, USB disk detection, the new ransomware and webcam protection, and more.

Malware Fighter Pro 5 is available for Windows XP and later.

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