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IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro

IObit Malware Fighter 2 provides an innovative one-stop solution to deeply detect malware, spyware and other malicious applications.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 744 70 comments

IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro was available as a giveaway on June 7, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Checks the health of your hard drives to protect you from sudden data loss.

With brand-new metro-style user interface and IObit unique "Dual-core" antimalware engine, IObit Malware Fighter 2 is designed to provide an innovative one-stop solution to deeply detect malware, spyware and other malicious applications and then remove infections and hidden threats with just one click.

Please note that GOTD version includes 6-month subscription.

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP; 300 MHz processor or faster processor; 256 MB of RAM; 30 MB of free hard disk space





File Size:

28.3 MB



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@ #39,

It all sounds very democratic to pull the "innocent until proven guilty" routine, but we are dealing with a Chinese company here. How many lawsuits actually happen with China? Not many. I have worked in the software business for more than 30 years and can tell you about MANY violations of stolen intellectual property by China. Autodesk is just one company that still to this day has never received compensation for hacked reverse engineering of their products!!

Remember, there are a lot of thieves who never get caught and see their day in court! Let's be realistic!! That does not automatically make an accusation false or a RUMOR...

Reply   |   Comment by Toddicus Obigus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Talking of theft in softwares, they are EVERYWHERE, only that they are NOT Caught, OR no one cares to catch them, OR simply cares not to have the trouble to bring a case against them. These accusers, are you SURE all your installed softwares are from very honest, upright people? Software companies steal from others just as others also steal from them, and they just tolerate each other. While some steal more, those that steal less are still thieves -- ALL the same!!

Big companies like Comodo is also being charged of theft. Look at Comodo time machine (free), Rollback Rx, Wondershare Time Shuttle, Ayrecovery Pro, all with the same signature that you cannot mistake it to be of a common origin. But then who steal from whom? Nobody can tell, and yet why do they just tolerate each other? It speaks a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #1-39

So how does the software perform?

The PC Mag review seems to be the only one available that actually bothers to test the application - and compare it to alternatives.

Other "reviews", seem more concerned with the look and feel (and, according to CNET, that it doesn't report false positives).

IOBit is going to be dogged by the Malwarebytes thing forever unless it bothers to do something about it.

For those who are only interested in whether an application performs, PC Mag's verdict is pretty damning. IOBit really ought to address that.

And no, I didn't install it either.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I can recall, back in the day, actually reviewing for myself this database that is talked about being stolen. Malwarebytes purposely used a certain name or description (both even) of a file it would find. Not only did IObit scanner find it too...but had the exact same name/description-verbatim..even def file name.
That was one of their (malwarebytes) traps spoken off, when you read the story's.
What I'm not certain of, was if any litigation came from it.
I won't touch today's giveaway because I happen to know the story is valid!
Bottom's Up!

Reply   |   Comment by BoozeHelps  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

* a correction: Their product (advanced system care) was released in 2005 and the incident with Malwarebytes happened in 2009. This is 2013, and we are performing a witch hunt on an event that happened and (to the best of my knowledge) settled over 5 years ago. I was never one to use the malware fighter, and I normally do not recommend it, but i want to see if their product can hold up against the big names again or if it is a cheap piece of software. I have been doing computers since 2000 and I have worked at a couple of the computer shops in Brighton, MI, USA. I have been doing this for a long time. Posts like Giovanni's are helpful, but I sometimes find them annoying on the basis of the fact we are here to test the software here and give feedback on how to improve this offering, not necessarily direct us to other products. The other fact that Giovanni does not TEST all the software he links us to (most likely from a Google search) is an annoyance. Any software that I have recommended (as infrequent as I do) has been tested and used extensively before earning a recommendation. Just because it is free does not mean it is good. The same applies to paid software. A note that using any antivirus/antimalware program can potentially cause unwanted changes to your system. Always perform a backup/system restore prior to scheduled scan.

A couple of corrections to Giovanni's post:

A better version of the Emsisoft software is the Free Esmisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) that has a GUI and a Command line option - found here: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/

Combofix (the standard) found at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
* can damage your system if used without knowing what you are doing. Will remove hard to get pieces of malware and ransomware. A last resort usually. This is the one to use to remove "Sweetpacks". Use Rkill beforehand : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/ to kill all antimalware processes.

I have never used Comodo antimalware software but I know that their Firewall is Excellent.

The Kaspersky scanners recommended are good and do their job well, but be careful if you do not know what you are doing.

Malwarebytes AntiMalware is usually enough, as the anti-rootkit is not as commonly needed and used in special circumstances, as most infections in my area of the states are not rootkit based, but rather are general run of the mill malware.

Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware (SAS), Spybot S&D, Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials and ClamAV (Immunet 3.0) are the ones I can recommend in addition to the ones mentioned above in my post.

Rogue Killer and Universal Virus Sniffer are too unknown and possibly new for me to have tried them. Thus I cannot recommend them until they have been properly tested in the long run.

More reasons why a generic Google search will not necessarily help you.

Reply   |   Comment by Daschmi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I just downloaded
IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro is available as a Giveaway of the day! You have 2 hours 48 minutes to download and install it.

and I cannot get the license as promised as a giveaway
why is that?

Reply   |   Comment by Thia  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@Giovanni and all that are prejudging Iobit.

I have been using Iobit products since 2002 with their advanced system care (formerly called advanced windows care), and I am aware of their incident with Malwarebytes (via WOT and both Malwarebytes and Iobit forums). This incident happened over 3 years ago and the offensive code was removed and Iobit fessed up and removed all code from their Malware Fighter that was copied from Malwarebytes.
I think it is god awfully unintelligent to read on something and not check all the facts. Although, I personally avoided their malware fighter for such reasons in the past, there has been no information of this practice of stealing code continuing, so I have no reservations against trying their product offered here. I use their Uninstaller on my friend's computers to remove all those junk toolbars that come from various installers on a semi daily basis and the only offensive program that has created a stigma against them was regarding this program.
For the most part, their products are made honestly, (I being one of their beta testers in the past) and they have free versions of their products since I could remember. I do believe they made a mistake with the Malwarebytes incident, but let it be water under the bridge. I have read of no new incidents of Iobit stealing code, so let us do our job of testing this software in a critical fashion, not bashing the company for errors of the past. We are here to test software to benefit the developers of pieces of software for the benefit of end users, or are we only here for free software?
The answer will reside in your response. I for one believe in second chances, or are we all doomed to incessant failure for a misstep we take in our lives. Some food for thought... I for one will be downloading now.

Reply   |   Comment by Daschmi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#26 - concur! AVG and ZoneAlarm are powerful duo. MalwareBytes is my backup diagnostic search and destroy tool. These three products/companies deserve our reverence and awe. And thanks. : )

Reply   |   Comment by paladin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Everyone,
Well, Everyone is entitled to there opinions and likes and dislikes, and I can respect that! But, Making a big thing about IObit because they have a base of operations in China is just silly! (In my Humble opinion!) They have basis of operations all over the world! Europe and the U S of A! Have you looked at 89% of any and all the items in your house lately? EVERYTHING is made in China! I don't beleave in there politics but its there way of life and most things made in china are of very good quality! Look at you TV set! And Why is Everything made in China? Just look at Are own US Policies and Government That has Driven Big and Small Businesses OUT of America to China!! So if you did realize this or know about it? Its a little late to Bitch about it now! GOTD is NO place for this ether and I apologize for getting caught up in the BS! I come here for information on how different products stack up and what people are using and sharing! Not get caught up in unfounded accusations that have NOT been proven or dis-proven in a court of law! SO, Enough already! Again, This is MY Opinion and I do respect yours so...

I downloaded and installed today's GOTD, IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro, On an AMD 6 Core Bulldozer @ 3.4MHz with 16GBs of RAM on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with NO problems as always with products from GOTD.
I have used IObit Products for over 4 years and use the registered for 3 PCs versions on my 3 main PCs 2 Desktops and 1 Laptop and have NEVER had any issues with any of there products in fact I am Very satisfied with IObit's utilities as they have been keeping my PC's clean and trouble free since I started using them! As for there Customer Service? It is A+! I just had a small problem with my 3 PC registration file as when I paid for Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 5 and had it on my 3 PC's and it expired and I upgraded to Ultimate 6 but did not install the upgrade on my other 2 PCs until a few months later, Well, When I did upgrade the other 2 PCs and entered my registration numbers they said it was invalid and would NOT register and upgrade? I went to IObit's WEB Site and left Tech Support a note explaining my problem and if they could look into it and let me know what to do? In less then 24 hours I had an E-Mail Back from them with a nice letter explaining that everything was OK with my registration and to just try it again, It worked like a charm! On Both other PCs! SO, I am Also VERY Satisfied with there Customer Service and Support! (And NO! The E-Mail did NOT come from China! It cam from the US! and it was written in English! For you skeptics!) As for protection from Viruses, Maulware, Hackers, etc. I also use MalwareBytes, Avast, and a few others on occasion, As not any one Virus utility will protect or catch and remove Everything, Your PC may be attacked with! Avast and MalwareBytes with tell you that in there information docs on there WEB Sites. I also agree that you should Not run multiple Antivirus etc. Programs on your PC at the same time and I only run Avast and IObit Malware Fighter as they have proven to work very compatible with each other and I have never had a problem with this setup, I have run into attacks that Avast detected but could not remove! MalwareBytes was then able to remove the attack issue just lunching it from the desktop icon! and then shutting it down.

For the most part I just use the FREE version of IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro, But I saw this GOTD for FREE today and thought it would be a great chance to try the PRO version for FREE just to see how much different or if more abilities are available in the "Paid for Version?" Even if it is only 6 months! That is plenty of time to test and decide if it is worth Paying for or go back to the free version.

Well, That is what I have to offer on IObit Products and today's GOTD and if you have been wanting to try IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro? This would be a Great time to get it for FREE and check it out! I would Not be swayed or dismayed by "Haters" and unproven "Rumors!" You can live scared in your closet because of what some people may say? Or you can live on the edge of new technology and advancements! Its up to you? If your not sure just do your "Back Up!" and "Restore point!" Try it and if you have trouble? Or, Don't like it? Uninstall or reboot to the earlier restore point! Easy!

This is a great chance to try IObit Malware Fighter 2 Pro and decide for yourself! and Thanks to GOTD and IObit is FREE today! SO don't miss out!

If your swayed because of these haters that hate China and everything that comes from there? Ask yourself? "If you where to go in there house? How may products would they own and have that are Made in China!!!! Hippocrates! and BS!" I would Love to see everything being Made in America Again! But that takes Government Change and this is NOT the forum for that! So, get over it, and get back to enjoying your computer and your life, Life is to short for that kind of wast of time! Again this is My Opinion and 2 Cents!
Thank you GOTD and IObit for all the hard work you do and for bringing us yet another fine utility to test and play with at least long enough to see what and how it works for us! and giving everyone the chance to see new and great programs and utilities!
2 Thumbs UP! from ME! Take care Everyone, but always Have Fun! Thanks for reading, Rick D.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick D.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

One other thing, most of the IObit products have only a very limited command line interface. This makes it difficult to use their products from batch files if you want to set up something like a scheduled scan before a backup is run.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian S. Wilson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed without a hitch. Left it to do a full scan, and it uncovered Babylon Toolbar that was hiding in my system. However, it didn't remove the Babylon Toolbar entries in my registry, which I had to remove manually.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Scattergood  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@12: However, there is good Chinese software, and there is bad Chinese software. Gee, sometimes all it takes is ONE bad experience and people run away from the light. Just look at the likes of GM, Ford and Chrysler. Of the millions of cars sold, just one will get them removed form the list of next purchase. Nope, I'm with all the others who:
1. Don't like IOBit (I PURCHASED one of their products a couple years ago. Had to restore my system. The program WOULD NOT allow me to reinstall it because it was "out of date". IOBit "offered" to SELL me the NEW upgrade but I declined and just wanted my OLD software back and since it wanted to activate on the net, it their system refused to activate it). Like Mr G says.. there are plenty of FREE and BETTER packages out there.
2. Just like the BIG 3 point, I've had BAD experiences stuff from China. So.. I'll pass

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I don't like Malware Fighter 2. It detects too many false positives and you have to post on the forums about the false positives. You can't just report it within the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

My first comment here, although I’m a frequent reader: Whitey (comment # 37), I, too, find the reviews & comments helpful (and if not helpful, at least entertaining). BTW, I believe you mean “glean", not “GLEAM"….which leads me to say, I’m not thrilled with reading translations full of typos, either, but I’m pretty sure that those of you who seem to be grammar/spelling challenged in english, when it’s your own native language, shouldn’t be too had on Chinese (or any other) mis-translations. I’d love to see your own attempts at translating text from English to Chinese or Russian (or any other language which uses a different alphabet).
As for today’s software, I don’t like the 6 month license expiration. A “free” giveaway shouldn’t come with strings. I do use other Iobit sw that I am very happy with.
I will be curious to see how the dispute between Malwarebites & Iobit turns out after reading all the contradictory stories.
As for Giovanni - I always enjoy and respect his very informative comments. Pointing out possible criminal activity by a software company does NOT a hater make (# 31, Manic Mondei)! And as for anything good coming out of Italy (besides my grandparents), two words: Sophia Loren.

Reply   |   Comment by flyrider49  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Giovanni, there is no free version of Emisoft, only a 30-day trail one.
I wish there was!

"- Emsisoft Antimalware (FREE edition allows you to use it as on-demand scanner only) http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/"

Reply   |   Comment by joey  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@Zero1/@Injeun, There has never been a question about whether iobit added Malwarebytes database to their own. They freely conceded that this was the case (Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus companies plant unique signatures which identify their database) The dispute was whether it was a deliberate act of 'intellectual property theft' or as iobit claimed, a decision taken by a contributor acting alone and without the knowledge of the company. I'll leave it to you to make your own conclusion. However this event was some ago and to characterize all Chinese software companies as corrupt or untrustworthy is crass and juvenile. The problem with this product is simply that it's not very good. It's not an Anti-Virus so it ain't gonna protect your PC on it's own. It's not a remotely decent Anti-Malware either so what's the point. Iobit makes other products too but as all Registry Cleaners are unnecessary and potentially dangerous 'snake oil' there's little left to commend.

Reply   |   Comment by BornSlippy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I got iobit advanced system care pro from GOTD recently. I cannot let it start with windows because I cannot get online at all whenever it is running -- it appears to be protecting my system from the entire web! I kept it installed, and just start it, run a full scan, then close it approx once a week. I will probably download and try today's offering. Thanks iobit and GOTD! By the way, if I got rid of all the stuff in my office that was "Made in China" I would not have my chair, 'scotch' tape, desk clock, mouse & keyboard, etc... Just yesterday I followed an Isuzu Rodeo (from Japan) with 2 "Buy American!" bumper stickers. LOL! :) I really have nothing against Chinese software; I am against buggy software. I will not buy packaged food or pet food that is made in China. Thank-You for letting me share my opinion with other GOTD users.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue Mandly  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

So much hate here for a good company.I have tested the program and i have found NO false alarms or system slowdown.I have use ASC and IMF a long time now and i have nothing wrong to report,but my system runs at peak condition.Malware fighter is a decent product and i will say dont trust "paid" reviews from "experts".Try it and see for yourself.
"i have used norman norton malwarebytes blah blah blah "
Get a life people!

Reply   |   Comment by kostas  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I find about 60% of the comments (on going) scary ignorant. If you don't want 6 months free then just move on and don't waste peoples time! Geez!

We need serious moderation PLEASE. Rather risk censorship!

Giovanni you are a wizard and right on about 95% of the time (so who cares about the other 10% .. nobody purfect no evin me!

#4 David spot on. Read the PC Mag review. I just purchased this Iobit Malware pro for $14.95? I ran Iobit and Malware bytes simultaneously
identified two absolutely lame false threats. Malware bytes found 4 legits!

This China bashing has got to stop! #25 "Chinese like to give away their products!" So I hope the Americans continue here as well (and all the countries. BUT I am afraid for the future of this site with comments like that! MODERATORS PLEASE!

I love Iobit Advanced System Care Pro!!. I have used it for at many years and it is absolutely AMAZING!! I feel sorry for those without it! One of the best utilities there is! Yes, at times I also run others. Get the Pro and you won't be sorry!

Reply   |   Comment by Harold J Carlson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Don't break your software, this one has to many false positives. Just to be sure to double check that a file is really a virus and upload the file to VirusTotal to be sure. Deleting good files is bad for your computer. Thanks anyway IObit. Keep up the good work GOTD and thanks for the chance to try out new software for Free.
Stay Clean,
Rediron Hawk

Reply   |   Comment by Rediron Hawk  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#13 Obarak Bama
Lots of companies have addresses in different countries, nothing sinister there that's for sure.
Surely, if you're going to complain about spelling and language errors and their lack of care, it would be worth checking your own before you post your comment.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow! PCmag really blasted this software. I'll in turn blast PCmag for having popups while I was reading the article.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #2

Thanks, I had no idea about the malwarebytes issue. I swear by malwarebytes and kaspersky.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Just some thoughts I put in digits in the last year...

Topic: Anti-Virus Giveaways !!! : http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7619.0.html

Topic: A general overview of (Online) Virus Scan Services and tools: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,1282.msg19893.html#msg19893

Topic: REMOVING anti-virus software? Free tools here (Windows / Mac OS X / Androïd): http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7956.msg19884.html#msg19884

Topic: The Best AntiVirus ?!: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,100.msg18495.html#msg18495

Short summary? Get Avast. Use Chrome-based browser. Get Zemana AntiLogger if it's given away again ; )



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Reply   |   Comment by devnullius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thank you GOTD for this Free Software! More importantly you need to be commended highly for allowing your customer base to leave both positive and negative posts freely. I also extremely appreciate your allowing links to alternative free software. I'm a self taught novice and I've downloaded a number of programs that I appreciate VERY MUCH and yes, for the manufacturers out there; Offering your products for free definitely leads to a great deal of Good Will and Valuable Word of Mouth encouragement to visit your website and see what else you have. I also want to send out a very big thank you to the heavy duty regulars for sharing their expertise. Everyone here is very kind to provide this valuable resource of free knowledge. I am grateful!

Reply   |   Comment by skybase  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry, I meant "...almost always to be..."

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I forgot, this software does anything but find any kind of suspicious software. I installed in a computer that I ran unprotected (knowing full well it will get infected (Lesson from the Art of War), and usually any good software would catch a suspicious file within a couple of minutes. Well, this one been running for 15 minutes and nothing so far. So it is worthless.

To the people who complain about the China people, have you learn Mandarin Yet? because China software developers appears to have a strong background in English and therefore having a competitive advantage. It is obvious as well that the rules they follow are not close to what we follow but it is naive to think that they will change their ways. -Just saying

Reply   |   Comment by BBWURGWC$U  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

very very slow, My malwarebytes reported a problem and this software
didn't find it, I'll be deleting it.

Reply   |   Comment by meagain  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To the people who complain about the China people, have you learn Mandarin Yet? because China software developers appears to have a strong background in English and therefore having a competitive advantage. It is obvious as well that the rules they follow are not close to what we follow but it is naive to think that they will change their ways. -Just saying

Reply   |   Comment by BBWURGWC$U  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Another free program is Spybot Search and Destroy (safer-networking.org)

I have found it to almost always be highly efficient, and all I need.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The last time I used and Iobit product, it destroyed my boot sector and I had to reformat. I will never use another Iobit product again.

Reply   |   Comment by asilaydyingdl  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

24, your keyboard is made in China. If I were you I would donate any thing made in China to your local home less shelter and move on with your life.

See who is spying on whom.

Reply   |   Comment by 12345  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One should be considereed innocent until proven guilty. Until I see that Malwarebytes has sued Iobit and won, I will consider the accusations against Iobit to be rumor. And I will continue to use their products. BTW, I also run Malwarebytes and Emsisoft. Bitdefender though is my go-to full-time security software.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

clicked all the correct buttons to make it the "pro" version

License Status: PRO
License Code: in the readme.txt file
Expiration Date: 2013-12-05 <<< not impressed
License Seat: 500

Reply   |   Comment by Simon Head  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I find the comments & reviews very helpful here. I GLEAM a lot of very useful information. As for the China thing. What's with the "Hater" thing. Nowadays everyone who disagrees is a "Hater?" BS! People are allowed to have different opinions & not be "Hater's." I always love the other suggestions for similar products. Thank You everyone. I too have my favorites. I run Avast, use Malwarebytes, IOBit Malware Free, Wise Care 365, Advanced System Care Pro. Toolwiz, & DiskMax. I will be downloading & upgrading to this. All this stuff has kept my ancient 15 old computer running clean & fast. As someone in here said. The Sheriff needs a Deputy. I switch of periodically because one program can't fix everything!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Whitey  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I use Norman malware cleaner, one can download a fresh new version available each day and then once a month or so, run it. It is fantastic. And free.
For maintenance 360amigo cleans better then ccleaner. Free. Speeds up your PC, it really works by clearing out stuff.
I also use Old Timer TFC time by time to clean all temp files http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/publisher/oldtimer/ Free.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I was very excited about getting this. I had it on my old laptop and I loved it... It worked very well!! Then I read that it is only free for 6 months. I won't be getting this, I'd hate to get used to using it and then get stuck with loving it and being forced to pay $40.00 to keep it once it expires. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Mystisch  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

IObit is a international company with office at Europe, USA & Asia.
Founded in 2004,
IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.

With more than 100 awards and 150 million downloads worldwide, IObit is a recognized industry leader in PC optimization and security software.
First created by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, the team is now composed of a group of highly-skilled young talents who commit themselves to providing better products and service for users.

As well,
thanks to our dedicated volunteers worldwide for their service from forum support to volunteer translation, our products have been translated into over 40 different languages and referred by more and more people!

IObit never stole the proprietary database and intellectual property of MalwareBytes, this is a big lie !!
MalwareBytes was afraid of the quick growing IObit company, so they make this big lie !
IObit never need it to stole from other company.

Reply   |   Comment by Zero1  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-69)

I have been a long user and reseller of Malwarebytes Pro. The first comment about the criminal repackaging of Malwarebytes by Iobit is true. I say criminal but it is not an enforced crime in China.

Some other Iobit programs are quite good.

Reply   |   Comment by sys-eng  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)


Reply   |   Comment by Eld  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

News flash for all you jingoistic China haters here, but China owns Europe and the U.S. Really sad too that Giovanni would lower himself to join the haters. C'mon G, has anything good ever come from Italy?

While my software opinion on IObit software isn't too high, it has little to do with the nationality of their products, or the accusation that they are trying to "hide' their country of origin.

If you want a taste of some good free software coming from China, check out the new Kingsoft Office 2013. It has replaced LibreOffice on my machine sets.

I'm surprised too that GOTD tolerates the anti-China sentiments sniping at the vendor offerings they feature here.

Reply   |   Comment by Manic Mondei  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-34)

I disagree with 23. I come to the site to read the comments and see what everyone is doing. It's a great place to get recommended software and not always the GOTD item

Reply   |   Comment by David Woodroof  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

Tried this software the last time it was offered at GOTD, less than a month ago - I believe.

After the install, I noticed several issues associated with the GUI and default settings that could not be changed. So I registered at the IObit forum and posted my concerns. It took over a week to hear from the IObit team and then they never fully addressed my concern but wanted me to let bygones be bygones. Are you kidding me, I thought.

Referencing >>> http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=15489

Given the poor "IObit Team" support that our company president experienced at IObit's forum, over 24000 employees chose to remove this software from our PC's.

Given Giovanni's post (currently #2 noted above) regarding IObit STEALING code from Malewarebytes, I could not be happier that I removed this POORLY SUPPORTED software from my PC and I strongly suggest everyone to do the same.


Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

I would not trust this company with a bargepole. Based in China? The program is taken from malwarebytes which you can get free anyway, although I have the paid pro version. And even that is cheaper than the $39.95 that IObit are charging for their program. I'm wholly sceptical of trusting such a company that as I've mentioned above is one, based in China, two, is using a program already available, and three, is charging more than is availble from Malwarebytes, a well known reputable software company who know their stuff. This is an absolute no no.

Reply   |   Comment by Marcus  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Giovanni: Thanks

But ... ??? Why did you leave out Spybot Search & Destroy: safer-networking.org ??? ... I have been using that for years successfully. I am not happy about the length of time it takes to do their full scan, but I am very happy that its real-time monitoring and my once a week scan using it has kept my system clean of malware.

#17 Dustertail: On the very rare occurrence of Spybot not removing some malware, I then go to the next level by scanning with Malwarebytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org/ . "Digital Goddess" Kim Komando says about it, "Unfortunately, not every security suite can catch every threat. That's why your sheriff needs a deputy. For that I recommend Malwarebytes." http://www.komando.com/downloads/category.aspx?id=6151 That pair of programs has kept me running smoothly.

Oops… My comment number 26 needs a bit of modification, especially pertinent to Dustertail:

In addition to Spybot, I use AVG’s Free product for real time virus/malware blocking and ZoneAlarm’s Free Firewall which has always scored very highly. That triplet of free products has kept my machine in good working order for many years.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Docent  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Another giveaway from Chinese software company. Chinese companies may like giving away their shareware as freeware.

Please check out how many chinese software companies have given away their software recently through GOTD:
1. Today’s giveaway - iObit Malware fighter pro
2. NTFS to FAT32 Wizard 2.3.1 (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ntfs-to-fat32-wizard/)
3. SliceMaker Standard v3.5 (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/slicemaker-standard-3-5/)
4. Winx Mobile Video Converter (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/winx-mobile-video-converter-3-0/)
5. Leawo iTransfer (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/leawo-itransfer/)


These are the ones I know so far. What's the next Chinese software company, let's look forward to it.

Reply   |   Comment by Awsomegotduser  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

Hi everyone,

I have used this before, it was pretty good, but not as good as I liked as it did interfere with some games and other software. Just be careful with this software as you would any software, as none is perfect, not any...

I am not sure about this company being in China, it well could be and I will not dispute that, as I will not buy things from Peoples Republic of China if I can help it.

The main company I find from the Internic is in Canada and after a trace found the actual servers are in Texas. Nothing mentioned about China at all in the registration information..But I do remember them doing some underhanded things as reported before.

Be careful, but enjoy...

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

These comments are a complete waste of time. For whatever reason, people decide they don't like a software company, and everyone jumps on the bandwagon. Where it says, Did you find this comment useful. I clicked no, to all the know it alls who didn't try the product. If anyone said anything nice about the product or company, people clicked no. If someone trashed the company and product, they would click yes. Other words, you just believe people who agree with you. Giveaway should do away with the comment section. They're totally useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-93)

Sorry.... but a 6 month licence does not cut it with me. "Free" means free.... not a token freebie that you have to pay for eventually !

Reply   |   Comment by terrawarra  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)

I have used several IObit products and purchased licenses in the past. My most recent experience was an update to their Advanced SystemCare 6 product. Once the product was installed, I found my browsers had all had new IObit tool bars added, my home pages had all been repointed, my search engine settings had all been modified. Repeated calls to the company have gone unanswered.

Their Malware tests did not perform as well as the McAfee security software (they missed viruses in document files which McAfee picked up on). Their Advanced SystemCare 6 product does a good job at registry cleaning and it's other functions, but is is a royal pain in the posterior to have to clean out the extra garbage their installation process does without asking for user permission. I would not recommend the IObit products because of this behavior.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian S. Wilson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
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