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IObit Malware Fighter
Developer(s)IObit
Initial release2004; 17 years ago[1]
Stable release
7.3.0.5799[2] / October 15, 2019; 18 months ago[2]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Size39.2 MB[2]
Available in34[2] languages
Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
TypeAnti-malware
LicenseProprietary software

Free edition:Freeware; personal use only

Pro edition: Annual Subscription
Websitewww.iobit.com

IObit Malware Fighter (introduced in 2004) is an anti-malware and anti-virus program for the Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows XP and later). It is designed to remove and protect against malware, including, but not limited to: Trojans, rootkits, and ransomware.

Overview[edit]

IObit Malware Fighter has a freeware version, which can run alongside the user's existing anti-virus solution. In the paid edition, the product comes with anti-virus protection. As of version 6, released in 2018, the product includes the Bitdefender engine in its commercial version, along with their own anti-malware engine.[3] New features of the latest release includes an improved user interface called 'Safe Box' created to protect specific folders from unauthorized access, and 'MBR Guard' which protects the user's system from malicious attacks such as Petya and cryptocurrency mining scripts.[4]

Dec 28, 2020 IObit Malware Fighter is a practical security tool that, in addition to protecting your computer from any possible online threats, also lets you search for and destroy any spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, worms, etc. That your computer may have in a matter of seconds and with only one click. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia IObit Malware Fighter (introduced in 2004) is an anti-malware and anti-virus program for the Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows XP and later). It is designed to remove and protect against malware, including, but not limited to: Trojans, rootkits, and ransomware.

Releases[edit]

  • In 2010, the first beta for IObit Malware Fighter 1.0 was released to the public.[5]
  • In 2013, IObit Malware Fighter 2 was released. In this version, IObit debuted their 'cloud security' component, in which the user can upload a file to the cloud to determine whether it is malicious or not.[6] In 2015, version 3 was released, and then, in 2016, version 4, which added the Bitdefender anti-virus engine in its commercial edition.[7][8]
  • In 2017, version 5 was released. Among new features was an anti-ransomware component.[9] Version 6 was released in May 2018.[2]
  • In 2018, version 6 was released. It added new features, including Safe Box, and MBR Guard.

Critical reception[edit]

  • In November 2011, the free and paid versions of IObit Malware Fighter were reviewed by Bright Hub, in which the reviewer was unable to recommend the product, citing poor malware protection.[10]
  • In May 2013, IObit Malware Fighter received a 'dismal' score, half a star out of five, for its paid version by PC Magazine.[11]
  • In December 2013, the paid version of IObit Malware Fighter received a 1 out of 5 star rating from Softpedia.[12]
  • In March 2015, the commercial version of IObit Malware Fighter 3 received a negative review from PC Magazine, with the reviewer calling the product 'useless'.[13]
  • IObit Malware Fighter received a 4 out of 5 star editors rating on CNET's Download.com.[14]
  • In May 2017, PC Magazine gave the paid version of IObit Malware Fighter a 2 out of 5 star rating.[15]
  • In July 2017, TechRadar gave the IObit Malware Fighter paid version a two and a half star rating, in which the reviewer complained about the product's overall protection against malware.[16]
  • In May 2018, IObit Malware Fighter 6 received a negative review from ReviewedByPro.com website with the reviewer stating that the software “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”.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Knell, Doug (2018). 'Secret #9: Install malware and spyware tools as well to keep Big Brother at Bay'. Computer Comprehensive Companion: Over 100 computer tips and Windows tricks your friends, family, and most hated enemies only wish they knew!. Innovasion. p. 40. ISBN9786163821751 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ abcde'IObit Malware Fighter'(PDF). IObit.com. 2019-07-05. Retrieved October 29, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ abLinas Kiguolis (May 14, 2018). 'IObit Malware Fighter 6 Pro review, manual and guides'. reviewedbypro.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^Maria Baeta (May 11, 2018). 'The new IObit Malware Fighter 6 is here: download it for free before everybody else'. Softonic.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^Martin Brinkmann (December 28, 2010). 'IObit Malware Fighter, New Anti-Malware Software'. Ghacks. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^Ionut Ilascu (May 21, 2013). 'IObit Malware Fighter 2 Stable Released'. Softpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^Mike Williams (January 21, 2015). 'IObit Malware Fighter 3 Free extends browsing protection'. betanews.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^Bogdan Popa (March 7, 2016). 'IObit Malware Fighter 4.0 Final Brings Full Support for Windows 10'. Softpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^Mike Williams (March 3, 2017). 'IObit Malware Fighter 5 adds anti-ransomware engine, webcam protection'. betanews.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^Donna Buenaventura (November 26, 2011). 'IObit Malware Fighter Review'. brighthub.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^Neil J. Rubenking (May 17, 2013). 'IObit Malware Fighter 2'. PC Magazine UK. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^Elena Opris (December 27, 2013). 'IObit Malware Fighter Pro Review'. Softpedia. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^Neil J. Rubenking (March 12, 2015). 'IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro'. PC Magazine UK. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^Eddie Cho (May 20, 2013). 'IObit Malware Fighter'. Download.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^Neil J. Rubenking (May 2, 2017). 'IObit Malware Fighter 5 Pro'. PC Magazine. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^Mike Williams (July 18, 2017). 'IObit Malware Fighter Pro review'. TechRadar. Retrieved August 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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External links[edit]

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Malwarebytes
Developer(s)Malwarebytes Inc.
Initial releaseJanuary 2006; 15 years ago (as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware)
Stable release
Windows4.3.3 / May 5, 2021; 4 days ago[1]
macOS4.8.12 / March 21, 2021; 49 days ago[2]
Android & Chrome OS3.7.5.8 /
May 26, 2020; 11 months ago[3]
Operating systemWindows XP and later,
OS X 10.11 and later, Android Marshmallow and up, iOS 11 and later, Chrome OS
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
SizeWindows: 68.61 MB
Android: 31.13 MB
Available in30 languages
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugual), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese
TypeAnti-malware
LicenseProprietary (Freemium)
Websitewww.malwarebytes.com

Malwarebytes (formerly Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, abbreviated as MBAM) is an anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows,[4]macOS, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS that finds and removes malware.[5] Made by Malwarebytes Corporation, it was first released in January 2006. It is available in a free version, which scans for and removes malware when started manually, and a paid version, which additionally provides scheduled scans, real-time protection and a flash-memory scanner.

Overview[edit]

Malwarebytes is primarily a scanner that scans and removes malicious software, including rogue security software, adware, and spyware. Malwarebytes scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if another on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer.[6][7]

Malwarebytes is available in both a free and a premium paid version.[5] The free version can be run manually by the user when desired, whereas the paid version can perform scheduled scans, automatically scan files when opened, block IP addresses of malicious web sites, and scan only those services, programs and device drivers that are currently in use.

On December 8, 2016, Malwarebytes Inc. released version 3.0 to the general public. This includes protection against malware, ransomware, exploit, and malicious websites.[8]

Reception[edit]

  • PC World's Preston Gralla wrote that 'Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simplicity itself'.[5]
  • CNET in 2008 cited Malwarebytes as being useful against the MS Antivirus malware[9] and also awarded it an April 2009 Editor's Choice, along with 25 other computer applications.[10][11]
  • Mark Gibbs of Network World gave Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 4 stars out of 5 in January 2009 and wrote that 'It does the job and only the lack of a detailed explanation of what it has found stops it from getting 5 out of 5'.[12]
  • PC Magazine gave Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3.5 stars out of 5 in May 2010, saying that although it was good at removing malware and scareware, it fell short on removing keyloggers and rootkits.[13] However, the free version got 4.5 stars out of 5 and an Editor's Choice award for free removal-only antivirus software in 2013-4[clarify].[14]

Dispute with IObit[edit]

On November 2, 2009, Malwarebytes accused IObit, a Chinese company that offers similar products, of incorporating the database of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (and several products from other vendors, which were not named) into its security software IObit Security 360. IObit denied the accusation and stated that the database is based on user submissions, and sometimes the same signature names that are in Malwarebytes get placed into the results. They said that they did not have time to filter out the signature names that are similar to Malwarebytes. IObit also stated that Malwarebytes did not have convincing proof, and declared that the databases were not stolen. After the declaration from IObit, Malwarebytes replied that they are not convinced of the argument from IObit. Malwarebytes claims to have served DMCA infringement notices against CNET, Download.com and Majorgeeks in order to have the download sites remove the IObit software. IObit said that as of version 1.3, their database has been updated to address those accusations of intellectual property theft made earlier by Malwarebytes.

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Dealing with Vonteera[edit]

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Vonteera is adware that uses stolen certificates and disables anti-malware and virus protection, such as from Malwarebytes.[15] Malwarebytes has listed a solution for eliminating this threat.[16]

Security vulnerabilities[edit]

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On February 2, 2016, Project Zero announced four vulnerabilities in the Malwarebytes flagship product, including lack of server-side encryption for update files and lack of proper payload signing within encrypted data; the combination of which allowed an attacker to recompile the encrypted payload with exploits.[17] Malwarebytes responded one day before disclosure in a blog article detailing the extreme difficulty in executing these attacks, as well as revealing that the announced server-side and encryption issues were resolved within days of private disclosure and were not outstanding at the time Project Zero published their research.[18] Malwarebytes also published information on how to protect current users until a patch was released. This event also resulted in the establishment of a formal bug bounty program by Malwarebytes, which offers up to $1000 per disclosure as of 2018, depending on severity and exploitability.[19]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^'Release History & News – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  2. ^'Release History & News – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  3. ^'Malwarebytes for Android & Chromebook – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  4. ^'10 Best Malware Removal Tools for Windows 10 - Windows Able'. windowsable.com. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  5. ^ abcMalwarebytes Anti-Malware review at PCworld.com, retrieved July 22, 2014
  6. ^'Malwarebytes Corporation'. MalwareBytes. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  7. ^Neil J. Rubenking (July 6, 2010). 'Free Antivirus and Antispyware'. PC Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  8. ^'Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0'. Malwarebytes Corporation. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  9. ^Rosenblatt, Seth (September 24, 2008). 'Take a 'byte' out of malware'. The Download Blog. CNET. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
  10. ^Seth Rosenblatt (February 10, 2009). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware'. Download.cnet.com. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  11. ^'CNET Editors' Choice Awards 2009 Winners'. Reviews.cnet.com. June 2, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  12. ^Gibbs, Mark (January 7, 2009). 'Malwarebytes finds pesky Trojan'. Gearhead. Network World. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2009.
  13. ^Rubenking, Neil J. (May 7, 2010). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46'. PC Magazine. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  14. ^Rubenking, Neil J. 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70'. PC Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  15. ^Casey, Henry T. (November 25, 2015). 'Latest adware disables antivirus software'. Tom's Guide. Yahoo.com. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  16. ^'Vonteera Adware Uses Certificates to Disable Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes Labs - Malwarebytes Labs'. blog.Malwarebytes.org. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  17. ^Leyden, John. 'Google ninjas go public with security holes in Malwarebytes antivirus'. The Register. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  18. ^Kleczynski, Marcin (February 1, 2016). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware vulnerability disclosure'. Malwarebytes Labs.
  19. ^'Malwarebytes Bug Bounty'. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

External links[edit]

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