Malware Hunter review, manual and guides

by Julie Splinters - -
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Malware Hunter[1] is a new product that provides protection against malware and other cyber threats.

The security application is developed by Glarysoft Ltd.[2] The company focuses on multimedia, system and network applications.Malware Hunter

Glarysoft Ltd. claims to provide easy-to-use, robust and reliable software in order to increase productivity and performance, ensure personal and corporate security.

The company provides users with a variety of programs, utilities and free tools such as Glary Utilities, Glary Utilities Pro, Malware Hunter PRO, Software Update, Disk SpeedUp, Quick Search, Glary Undelete, Registry Repair, Absolute Uninstaller, Quick Startup, Security Process Explorer, Glary Disk Cleaner and others.[3]

Malware Hunter is a relatively new product and provides users with all-in-one protection.

A quality software client designed to provide you with the ultimate in Virus detection and protection capabilities.

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Reasonably priced

Relatively heavy application

Malware Hunter is a great anti-malware tool who look for a decent on-demand Windows system scanner.

Does not conflict with other security and antivirus applications

Only compatible with Windows OS

Decent malware detection rates

Does not replace full-featured antivirus

Pricing

Glarysoft Malware Hunter follows a freemium model and offers a free feature-limited version to download, including a 30-day trial of Pro features.

Malware Hunter Pro starts at $60.44 (at the time the article is written it is $30.21) for a yearly subscription covering up to three PCs.

Glarysoft Malware Hunter Test results

We tested Glarysoft Malware Hunter for couple weeks on our Windows 10 PC. Malware Hunter is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, 2000, XP, Vista with both 32 and 64-bit system versions.

The download and installation processes were smooth and quick and took no longer than five minutesMalware Hunter Virus Scan

Antivirus protection

Once installed the application, it performed a full initial scan. We were happy with the results, as Malware Hunter detected all of the malware samples installed on our test computer, however, it has missed some adware.

The application includes real-time protection, so it ensures that your computer is clean in real time, before malicious programs infect the system.

Even though Malware Hunter hasn’t been tested by any independent testing labs, such as AV-TEST[4] or AV-Comparatives[5]. But it is known that Glarysoft Malware Hunter uses Avira Engine.

Avira is one of the best-known names in the security industry and is well rated by independent testing labs, as it demonstrates almost perfect malware detection rates (from 99% to 100% detected both, zero-day and widespread malware samples).

Features

Malware Hunter is more like an anti-malware program as it’s the main focus is to detect and eliminate malware, viruses, and spyware. Besides these, the application does offer optimization and cleanup features.

  • Virus Scan. The program offers users three scanning methods, Quick, Full and Custom scan.
  • Automatic Updates provide users with real-time protection and ensures that the PC is up to date and secure.
  • Data Security feature
  • Trust/block list options
  • Single-click optimization
  • Manual optimization
  • Process Protection aimed at the process and ensures the safe operation of the device.

As you can see, the anti-malware package offers not just antivirus and antimalware features, but also includes data security, optimization, and privacy protection features. 

System-performance impact and scans

Malware Hunter is a relatively heavy software and could interrupt system-performance during scans. It does not use too much system resources such as CPU or RAM.

It has a powerful scanning engine.

When it comes to scanning performance, the full system scan took more than an hour, and the quick scan took from three to five minutes. Users also can choose a custom scan option and scan only the riskiest places of the computer.

Customer support

Glarysoft provides users with a very informative support page. Users can find Frequently Asked Questions, Leave Online Feedback, Get their Lost License registration code back and contact Glarysoft online support

The support can be contacted via email.

Malware Hunter SpeedupUser Interface

Malware Hunter has a very clear interface. It is easy to use and navigate. All the features are easily accessible in the left-side menu bar.

The features include a Virus Scan, Speedup, Cleanup, and Settings. The main Virus Scan window allows users to perform quick, full or custom scans.

Feature

Score

Antivirus protection

Very good

Additional features

Mainly focus on anti-malware features

System-performance impact

Heavy

Scans

Accurate scans

User interface

Easy to navigate

The final verdict

Malware Hunter provides a reliable and decent antivirus protection. However, if you are looking for constant monitoring utility, you better look somewhere else, as Glaryzoft Malware Hunter is more of an on-demand malware scanner. We recommend Malware Hunter as an additional anti-malware and on-demand malware scanner for complete security of your Windows PC.

About the author

Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - VPN service analyst

Julie Splinters is a VPN service analyst at Reviewedbypro.com, who specializes in VPN services and anti-spyware applications. Her major of English Philology and her passion for IT helped her choose the path of an IT writer.

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