After 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 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.