IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro review, manual and guides

by Linas Kiguolis - -
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IObit Malware Fighter 6[1] is developed by a cybersecurity company IObit. The company was established in 2004 and provides customers with innovative system utilities and security software. IObit’s products were downloaded over 250 million in 220 countries worldwide. The company develops PC maintenance utilities, such as IObit Uninstaller, Smart Defrag, Driver Booster, and Advanced SystemCare.[2]

IObit malware fighter 6 review

IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro starts at $39.95 a year without an offer and covers a single device’s protection. However, we have not ever seen the price without an offer, usually, the price is $19.95. In addition, users get a 60-day money-back guarantee.

The malware fighter is also available as a free edition and Pro trial. The installation is simple and will not take long.

Test Results

Antivirus protection

IObit Malware Fighter does not have any results from independent testing labs, however, testing the software by ourselves, we noticed average detection results and some false positives such as DLLs. Even though the antivirus uses the excellent Bitdefender[3] engine it is not implemented in the same way, so there is no guarantee that the protection will be as excellent as Bitdefender’s.

IObit malware fighter 6 safe PC

When it comes to the real-time protection, the application is relatively slow and it took a while it recognized and removed malware samples on the test computer.

In addition, IObit processes can be easily closed. As a result, any hacker or cybercriminal is able to remove almost every file in the IObit folder and leave users unprotected. However, this is not easy to do but can be noted as a vulnerability, other products do not have.

IObit Malware Fighter also protects users while browsing the web. The antivirus detects and cleans harmful tracking data and protects users against unidentified links, phishing attempts,[4] and suspicious downloads. The antivirus application was able to block 79% of all the malicious testing downloads.

Features

IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro protects the system and files safe against various viruses and other malware. In addition, the antivirus also provides advanced anti-ransomware features that detect and remove ransomware proactively before they damage the PC.

In addition to anti-malware and anti-ransomware defenses, IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro also provides users with privacy features, that protect users’ privacy and sensitive information. IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro also includes webcam guard that blocks unauthorized programs accessing users’ webcam.

In order to provide users Web protection features, the package comes with a browser extension that aims to block ads, prevents phishing attempts, unidentified links, and malicious downloads.

Iobit malware fighter browser protection

The antivirus suite also includes other tools that work in the background, such as Homepage Protection, anti-tracing features, DNS Protect, Network Protection. However, if you are looking for an antivirus suite that includes parental controls or a VPN service, the application does not provide any of these features.

System-performance impact and scans

As it was mentioned before IObit does not provide its software to independent testing labs, so it is hard to measure the system-performance impact. After installing the application, we did not notice any system slowdowns or interruptions. When it comes to scanning performance, the full system scan took very slow – approximately two hours.

User interface

IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro is simple and easy to navigate. The user interface is well-designed and keeps its configuration options to the minimum. The application looks good.

Support

IObit provides users with comprehensive support services. The support page includes Frequently Asked Questions, Refund Request, Product Manuals, Reinstall Manuals and more. It also includes IObit Forums where users can exchange information. IObit also offers technical phone support 24/7.

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The final verdict

IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro has a very attractive and easy to navigate user interface. In addition, the security suite includes a very decent set of security and privacy features for a reasonable price. However, when it comes to efficiency and effectivity, IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro is not capable on protecting the entire family, or heavy internet users as the defenses are not very reliable and security features do not work well.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Mediocre
Additional features A reliable privacy and security feature set
System-performance impact Light
Scanning performance Slow scans
User interface Well-designed

About the author

Linas Kiguolis
Linas Kiguolis - Senior IT developer

Linas Kiguolis is a senior IT developer and news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. He has a major in Applied Computer Science because IT has been his passion for a very long time even before he went to college.

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