ByteFence Anti-Malware review, manual and guides

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ByteFence Anti-Malware[1] is an anti-malware program developed by Byte Technologies LCC.

Byte Technologies is a relatively young company founded in 2014. Byte Technologies is headquartered in the US and has offices around the world. Byte Technologies specializes in anti-malware, anti-virus, and adware removal, in order to provide users with a malware-free computing experience.[2]

ByteFence Anti-Malware Review

ByteFence Anti-malware’s cutting-edge software detects and removes Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Crapware, and other high-risk malware.

The company claims that it has more than 59 million protected users around the world, and has blocked more than 66 million malware samples.[3]

Byte Technologies offers users a free version of ByteFence Anti-Malware Free and ByteFence Anti-Malware Pro.

ByteFence Anti-Malware Free can only scan your PC from crapware and malware, while only paid version can remove the detected threats. ByteFence Anti-Malware is more of a support anti-malware tool which focuses on handling less harmful threats like Trojans, worms, and spyware.

ByteFence Anti-Malware Pro offers 1-year license and 3 years license. The 1-year license is billed as one payment of $24.95 every 12 months. The 3-year license is billed as one payment of $49.95 every 36 months.

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Easy to navigate

Performance hits and slowdowns while scanning

ByteFence Anti-Malware only can be useful as a extra layer of security to detect less-harmful threats.

No ads

Lower than the average antivirus rates

Offering free scan 

Has not been tested by independent testing labs

ByteFence Anti-Malware is only compatible with Windows Operating System.

It is worth to mention that malicious software is camouflaging as ByteFence Anti-Malware, so make sure to download the application only from reputable sites and official ByteFence website. In addition, ByteFence can be distributed bundled with some free programs, in this case, it is considered as a potentially unwanted program. 

Test results

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a lightweight program. The installation of the program is quick and smooth and does not include any confusing element. ByteFence Anti-Malware is designed to be simple to configure and run. All the user has to do is follow the installation wizard and click on the Install button. There were no bundled installs or optional browser modifications.

ByteFence Scanning

Antivirus protection

Once the installation was completed, ByteFence Anti-Malware performed an automatic Quick Scan. However, its’ malware detection rates are way lower than the average. The application detected only half of the malware samples installed on our PC. It also came up with some suspicious files and executables, that were not harmful.

When it comes to browser security, ByteFence provides a decent evaluation of the installed browsers. It provides users with the information, such as homepages of the browsers, search providers and the extensions. It also includes Risk level section, so users can quickly fix potential threats.

As ByteFence Anti-Malware has not been tested by any of the independent testing labs such as AV-TEST[4] or AV-Comparatives[5], so we are not able to compare the results.

Features

As it was mentioned before, ByteFence Anti-Malware is not a full-featured internet security software, it is more just an anti-malware tool to scan and remove less harmful viruses. In this case, the vendor notes that the ByteFence Anti-Malware tool works amazingly alongside other antivirus software.

Its real-time protection keeps users protected against dangerous infections against unwanted software. The free version includes scans for crapware and malware and real-time scans for crapware and malware. ByteFence Anti-Malware Pro also includes scans and real-time scans for crapware and malware. In addition, it also removes detected threats.

Robust protection against all malware. Scans and removes harmful Trojans, Worms, and Spyware.

The software offers schedule scans, quarantine, and even a gamer mode.

That is about it, as the anti-malware tool does not include any other features.ByteFence Anti-Malware browsers

 

System-performance impact and scanning performance

We did not notice any negative impact while the ByteFence Anti-Malware was working in the background. However, during the scans, it used significant amounts of the system's RAM.

The first Quick automatic Scan took only 20 minutes. What is more, users can schedule scans in Settings. However, even though it is quick, the scan’s results were not that accurate.

Customer support

Byte Technologies provide localized customer service as the company had offices and partners around the world. Users can request a support by filling out a support form.

ByteFence also offers a support webpage that includes a big section of FAQs.

User interface

The anti-malware tool has a very simple interface. It includes the main upper menu which has five sections: Home, Scan, Browsers, Settings, and Stats. The interface is simple and easy to manage as it does not include overly-complicated settings. 

What is also very good, the interface does not display any ads.

ByteFence Anti-Malware General

Feature

Score

Antivirus protection

Lower than the average

Security and Privacy features

Decent Anti-Malware features

System-performance hit

Low resource usage while working in the background

Scanning performance

Scans might cause slowdowns due to high RAM usage

User interface

Simple and informative, no ads

 The final verdict

ByteFence Anti-Malware can actually be very useful for those who would like to add an extra layer of security. However, it is not the best anti-malware tool out there, since its antivirus rates are lower than the average and its scans relatively slow down the system and can even cause crashes due to the high RAM usage. In addition, there, are much malware camouflaging as ByteFence Anti-Malware, so users must be extra vigilant downloading this anti-malware tool.

About the author

Tomas Statkus
Tomas Statkus - Team leader

Tomas Statkus is an IT specialist, the team leader, and the founder of Reviewedbypro.com. He has worked in the IT area for over 10 years.

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