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IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.3.0 Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.3.0

An advanced malware removal and browser protection utility.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 106 (70%) 45 (30%) 48 comments

IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.3.0 was available as a giveaway on October 22, 2017!

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IObit Malware Fighter 5 is an advanced malware removal and browser protection utility that detects and removes infections and other security threats. By integrating the world-leading anti-virus engine from Bitdefender and combining it with the improved IObit Malware Fighter engine, IObit Malware Fighter 5 is able to provide a very comprehensive and reliable security solution. With the new Anti-Ransomware Engine, Camera Guard and Download Protection, and the greatly improved Surfing Protection and Ads Removal, IObit Malware Fighter 5 is able to detect and remove the latest spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers.

Please note: the license is provided for 6 months

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

http://www.iobit.com/en/malware-fighter-pro.php

File Size:

40.2 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#21

Had nothing but problems with this program i still like malwarebytes pro has never let me down and Malwarebytes always flags IOrbits software especially that dreadful Advanced Systemcare Stay clear of that

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Doc, The reason ASC is flagged by Malwarebytes is because it is a competing program and wants you not to use it. I have to ask then, What is Malwarebytes afraid of that it doesn't want another cleaner there.

Reply   |   Comment by Timothy  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Timothy,
I was thinking the exact same thing!

Reply   |   Comment by Sean Moran  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

actually malware bytes hates IOBIT because it had infringed copyrighted items that were private to the A/V and A/M engines of MALWAREBYTES ANTIMALWARE

Reply   |   Comment by Peter van Rijswijk  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Timothy, malwarebytes is NOT competing with ASC... ASC is not an antimalware product its a supposed system optimization/maintanance tool.

Malwarebytes if competing with anything would be todays giveaway product. ASC would be flaged as PUP because it can trash a system if the wrong thing is "cleaned" and because it heavily pushes all the other iobit products on trusting end users causing otherwise working systems to become bogged down with surplus iobit products nagging the end user to pay for this and then that, a generally unplessant scenario!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

I've had this program last time it was given away & had nothing but problems & caused MANY of my programs to stop working so I uninstalled it. It wants to delete to MANY items that are NOT a problem. False positives!!

Reply   |   Comment by TheTruthBeTold  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#19

I will give this a shot..I've used the iOBit uninstaller for a while now and am very impressed, so let's see how this malware program stacks up against Malwarebytes etc.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#18

what free program is better than IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.3.0 ??

Reply   |   Comment by lm  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#17

I had been using Malawarebytes Free for ages and about a month ago started having problems with it updating. For some reason it saw 'no internet connection' and that continued even after reinstalling and that got frustrating. Because of that, I decided to try the free version of IObit Malware Fighter and have been satisfied with it thus far.

I realize some people are disappointed by the 6 month license offer but reality is, these are businesses with overhead and salaries to pay and need to make money. Of course, they hope you'll try it, like it and buy it. Is a free 6 month term to use and test a software really so bad?

For anyone who has the free version already on their PC, I simply input the registration code and it updated to the Pro version without having to run the installation files.

Thanks to IObit and the GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

jboy, thing is iobit don't have the overheads of normal anti-malware as they "buy" in the bitdefender AV engine and their patterns so no your argument really does not pan out. Of course the bitdefender products are significantly cheaper than iobits too. And you won't have the wanted product push advertising their entire software repitoir like you get with iobit products either.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, With all due respect, whether you think their overhead is low or not, they are a for-profit business. They do offer a permanently free version and today they are giving away their paid version here with a 6 month license for free. Is it as good an offer as a 1 year license, perhaps not. Is it better than a 1 month license, yes. People sharing experiences about the functionality of a software is helpful but whining about the length of the license is clutter. I just never understand people who complain about getting something free!

And just for the record, I've been using the free version of this for about a month now and have not gotten any "push advertising" as of yet. Sure, there is a little orange button in the bottom frame to "update to pro" but that seems quite common to have on any free version of a software package.

Peace ✌

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

Reviews:
pcmag[.]com/article2/0,2817,2477847,00.asp

techradar[.]com/reviews/iobit-malware-fighter-pro

Note: IObit Malware Fighter Pro includes the Bitdefender AV component. It may not effect everyone -- it may just be this Windows install -- but I had to stop using [completely remove] Bitdefender in Win7 because newer versions break VirtualBox. The problem doesn't occur for me in Win10. That's NOT to say that IObit Malware Fighter Pro will effect running V/Box in Win7 -- just something to watch out for if you do run V/Box in 7.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

mike, Just to note I run similar W7 with VMware and never have any problems Just a Note oh and for anyone else reading this a quick tip get IObit Advanced System Care and there is an easter egg in the Action Center Tab that allows you buy deeply discounted IObit programs I think I paid like 3.99 for this program Malware Fighter Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry Voss  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Whether it's a six month or twelve month license is irrelevant. Either way, if you don't renew the license after the expiration, it reverts from the Pro version to the lifetime free version with fewer features. Most security software is this way. I think that this six month license of IObit Malware Fighter is good for business because it acquaints people with the software, which leads to purchases. And it's good for people because it gives the Pro version for a time, at no cost. And then reverts to the free lifetime version. As for IObit Malware Fighter Pro, the fact that it is teamed with the best or one of the best anti virus companies in the world, Bitdefender, makes it very attractive as a security program. Interesting too is its ransomware protection feature. If I didn't already have Bitdefender Total Security, I'd definitely give IObit malware Fighter Pro a try. Then if I liked it, I'd wait for a sale and try to get it at half price, or less.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff Wilson  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I have tried this program in the past. Seemed to work pretty well. I would recommend trying it out, if you are looking for a program like this. But, I'm still partial to Malwarebytes Pro. I've been using it for years and see no reason to change.

Reply   |   Comment by Rosco Jones  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#13

IObit Malware Fighter Pro 5.5.0 is good, easy of activation, can work with no interaction with kaspersky, solong is a giveawayoftheday, I am content for it being 6 month, but you may think of giving it for a whole year as freeware in future and be the first giving pro version of antivirus for the whole year!

Reply   |   Comment by muhozah nhabhindi  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

It seems that AVG does not like IObit Malware Fighter to work along so it turns to "passive mode" until IMF is uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Radu  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

more like passive aggressive mode

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Radu, unless you turn off the BitDefender antivirus engine included in IOBit Malware Fighter, AVG antivirus will go to passive mode. If you disable the Bidefender antivirus element of this software, the rest of IOBit Malware Fighter plays just fine with AVG.

Two competing and active AV engines can lock up your system.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ed,
Thank you very much. Now I have to reinstall my paid IMF ! (if I can find my licence)

Reply   |   Comment by Radu  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

6 month license and an Anti-Ransom-ware Engine...lol looks like you will need it, whatever will they think of next. Malwarebytes Premium does the job for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

If you already have the the Free Version 5.3 just enter the licence code from the read me file to switch it to the Pro Version.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrymar  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Delighted to see this program available again.
I believe I got it here 6 months ago and that expires in 3 days!

Download the file and the code needed is in the Zip File.

Went like a dream on my ancient XP System.

Definitely one of the better Giveaways!

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Waiting ToGo  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

I already subscribe to Bitdefender Internet Security User - will it be a conflict?

Reply   |   Comment by Geoff  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

You have to open the 'read me' to get the activation code. Easy peasy.

Reply   |   Comment by Miss Pita  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

I can use only the free version. No activation code transmitted in any form.
After installing and launching this software Windows10 has frozen out.

Reply   |   Comment by Oswald  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Just detected the readme.txt file with the key, that is attached to the setup.exe file.

Reply   |   Comment by Oswald  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Oswald, Licence code was downloaded with the file in the read me........just copy & paste into the program bottom right of the window below "activate"

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#5

it seems that the program offered is the free version and not the pro version

Reply   |   Comment by Don Bernstein  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Don Bernstein, have you entered the key in the readme?

Reply   |   Comment by nobody  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Don Bernstein, You get the pro version when you add the license code

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#4

@Mick Ellis - Try using another browser, I downloaded it without problems
@2232 - It is a free version until you register it with the key in readme.txt, then it changes into PRO

Reply   |   Comment by Stefan  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Long a curious hybrid -- its conception is part iObit, part BitDefender, its provenance 2012's iObit Advanced System Care PRO -- 'Malware Fighter Pro' is nowadays even odder for the parental rivalry that continues to obtain.

Contrary to the price quoted on this page, iObit has been selling its Malware Fighter Pro at $20 off (down to $19.95 a year for three computers) ever since BitDefender started selling its Antivirus Plus at $30 off (down to $29.99 a year for three computers.) The two can be compared on these links:

http://iobitsoft.com/iobitsoft_store.php

https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus.html

Thanks to GOTD today, the iObit sibling can be trialed for six months. By contrast, the BitDefender sibling's trial period is 30 days.

Having run both, my own view is that the $10 annual premium represents the better value for protective software from a company with a world-renowned track record in this specialised sector -- BitDefender -- compared with that from a company -- iObit -- whose specialism has never been in this sector but, instead, in so-called computer 'optimization'.

It has come down to what might best be described as one's comfort level, about just how much faith one should invest in iObit's self-described "much improved anti-malware engine" compared to BitDefender's peer reviewed, award-winning all-round competence.

That said, today's offer is worth exploring by those who have never sampled the iObit product before, and if, as hoped, iObit has cut back on the nag screens and up-sells for its other products, the experience should in theory be OK. Just bear in mind that as noted, this is hybrid software from two distinctly separate developers of distinctly different accomplishment. . .

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

I downloaded free.ver :(

where is pro ?

Reply   |   Comment by 2232  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

2232, install program
open readme found in downloaded zip
click enter license/enter key found beneath the yellow activate now button
in new window fill in key found in the readme and hit enter
pro version activated

there is a readme for a reason... read it

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

2232, Add the licence code from the read me file & it goes Pro for 6 months

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#1

This is easily one of the best offers from GOTD in quite some time! If you need good protection this will do a stellar job. No system is ever 100% safe but this is a great line of defense! It uses the bit defender engine and has added protection from it's own engine as well.

Thank you GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Potter  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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