IObit Viruses Fighter is an antispyware with a modern look that promises to defend your PC against all types of malware .
A good anti-malware with antivirus features
Malware Jet fighter protects your PC against annoying plus sometimes dangerous programs such as spyware, browser toolbars or even remote control utilities (RAT tools). IObit advises to run this alongside an antivirus for more security.
Even though IObit states Malware Fighter is not an malware, you will find all the typical features of the particular category, such as an on-demand file scanner that scans your hard drive for malware, and a browser shield, which prevents changes to your homepage plus browser settings.
Viruses Fighter’s real-time protection covers almost all areas of the system, from downloads to USB drives (many viruses enter the PC from these). Updates are daily and completely automatic , and you can also deliver suspicious files to IObit for analysis.
Attractive, yet a bit of a scaremonger
The appearance of Malware Jet fighter is attractive, very much in line with other malware programs for Windows 8. This features a dark background window, plus uses a color scheme to convey the particular urgency of each task. When Viruses Fighter detects something, it shows a warning at the bottom-right part of the screen.
Alerts won’t spawn if you’re playing a videogame or watching a movie: the particular improved Silent setting reduces Malware Fighter’s resource consumption and automatically blocks any threats. It also stops just about all scheduled updates and scans. Within the settings you can define exceptions for this mode.
The language used by Malware Fighter is sometimes overly scary . It classifies some problems as urgent whenever in fact they are not, and it does not hesitate to recommend additional applications with all the promise to solve “problems”, whose nature it does not explain.
A weak companion for your malware
The particular effectiveness of Viruses Fighter is mediocre . Within our tests we were able to download, unzip and run some of the most dangerous spyware of the year, such as CryptoLocker, with no Malware Fighter sounding a single alarm. Even when we requested a manual scan nothing happened.
Other malwares, such as Zeus or even njRAT, were only detected at execution time, right after we double-clicked the EXE files. And when we installed a browser hijacker, Viruses Fighter failed to block the adjustments. In summary: Malware Fighter is often unable to stop the latest malware in time.
In light of these results, we don’t recommend to use IMF as the sole security product in your PERSONAL COMPUTER. If you already have an antivirus and wish to add an extra shield to your menu, installing Malware Fighter won’t hurt, but do not rely solely upon its scanner to keep your PC safe.
Download IObit Malware Fighter three or more. 0. 2 . 29 in Softonic