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iObit Malware Fighter 3.4 Pro Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — iObit Malware Fighter 3.4 Pro

An easy-to-use malware removal utility and browser protection tool.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 176 (61%) 113 (39%) 51 comments

iObit Malware Fighter 3.4 Pro was available as a giveaway on January 19, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$12.99
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IObit Malware Fighter 3 is an easy-to-use malware removal utility and a browser protection tool. With IObit unique "Dual-Core" antimalware engine, it can quickly detect spyware, adware, Trojans, key loggers, bot, worms and hijacker, and remove them efficiently and completely.

With new Browser Protection module, IObit Malware Fighter 3 provides users with full browser protection to secure online surfing, reduce homepage hijacking, remove malicious toolbar/plug-in, block pop up ads and clean dangerous cookies. It's compatible with all the antivirus tools to double protect your PC.

What`s new:

  • Expanded database supports removing over 1,000,000 latest malware;
  • New generation engine provides higher detection and more thorough cleanup;
  • New Security Guard provides more intelligent and comprehensive protection;
  • New Browser Protect protects your homepage, search engine, online surfing and privacy data;
  • New Plugin/Toolbar Cleaner removes malicious browser plugins, toolbars easier;
  • New Anti-Tracking clears harmful tracking data safely;
  • New DNS Protect effectively protects your DNS from malicious modification;
  • New Silent Mode provides undisrupted environment and reduces resource consumption;
  • Supported Windows 10 Technical Preview.

And more can be discovered by you!
Please note: the program includes a 6 months license. You can register using your license key within 7 days after the Giveaway period.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

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

File Size:

28.5 MB

Price:

$39.95

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I found this software very useful and it helped me fix a few things. ty so much! Also I am disabled and a homebody so I use the internet to do a lot of things and this is very useful. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Debra Brooks  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have tried to install this a dozen times, each time resulting in an error! And the application bug report sending didn't work either!

Reply   |   Comment by Eugene Bolton  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tried IOBit before, ended up getting more malware than when I had no protection. After reading and researching multiple articles and many reviews, I'm very sorry for anyone who is attempting to use this software. Just my two cents

Reply   |   Comment by Levitiquetus  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Just a heads up the code I got is not valid I did follow the instructions and so on yet I can't get full free version .. something is wrong guys ..

Reply   |   Comment by Debbie  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Where is the license Key?

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed, tried to add reg key from readme.txt, hit register now and nothing happens. it still has Activate Now button on. When I click that it asks me to pay to upgrade to PRO version. What am I missing?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Like and dislike, found 4 infections (false adobe upgrades) I knew were possibly there but not detected by other security programs or running RegEdit. Dislike there scanning bar - at 23 minutes it reached 99% but 21 minutes later it barely started scanning my D drive and I have two more. Overall program worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Tex Jay  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The "giveaways" on this site are wonderful because they offer an extended, full feature "try before you buy" use. This is much better for the consumer. I have used IObit software previously and encountered no problems in use or removal.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Paul W.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

You install security software & hope you stay malware & compromise free -- besides that security software [hopefully] doing it's job, the outcome realistically also depends on your habits, & perhaps luck. It's hard for us to know just what we avoided thanks to that security software, which we generally run exclusively for the year's subscription we bought.

Sites like av-test.org are perhaps the best remedy, testing & comparing security apps for us. iObit really should IMHO submit their software to sites like av-test for testing. A bonus, a good or even fair rating would go a long way towards making the [scorching] PC Mag review meaningless.

In the US if you watch the sales, mainly at Newegg & Fry's [now that Tiger Direct seems to be closing], but also stores like Staples, you'll see great deals on McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, only occasionally nowadays BitDefender, and so on. Sale prices for full products [AV, firewall etc.] generally range from free after rebate to between $10 - $20 for 3 or more PCs for 1 year.

Note that if you don't renew through the software company at the end of your subscription, normally at MSRP of course, but buy on sale, you'll often have to uninstall/reinstall, & *may* have to set up a new account with the company making the software, e.g. Bitdefender, McAfee etc. It's obviously in their interest to have you renew, rather than take advantage of sales promotions intended to attract new customers.

Many well known brands offer a tool you can download that completely removes their software, but it can take a bit of searching their site to find it. McAfee for example links to their MCPR.exe from a support page, not listing it with downloads etc.

Security software user reviews for whatever reason seem to run the opposite of what you see at sites like av-test.org. PC Mag, linked in other comments, lists the independent labs [including av-test.org] they use [in addition to their testing] -- pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426848,00.asp

In my limited experience McAfee puts less strain on Windows starting up, which can matter with lower powered systems, older versions of Windows etc. -- I've had brands like Bitdefender occasionally keep Windows from starting in those situations. Soon after it was bought by Intel, I had problems with McAfee running on AMD systems -- we currently aren't running any AMD systems so I can't say if that's fixed or not. The only recent problem I've had that **might** have been caused by McAfee, was I lost all network connections in win7, which *might* have been triggered by a McAfee update. Luckily System Restore worked, so I didn't investigate further.

Bitdefender has seemed to work well for the last few years, but I had problems after updating when they stopped support for an older version -- Bitdefender 2015 & 2016 break VirtualBox in win7, though they seem all right in win10. There may have been other problems -- I found where Bitdefender says they've designed their newest stuff for 10, & it works better there -- but losing VirtualBox was a showstopper, so I removed Bitdefender immediately. If ioBit is moving to the Bitdefender engine [per F/B comment by Yob Ynnub] that *could* become an issue.

Kaspersky has quite the reputation in the GOTD forums for blocking GOTD offers. Some people have concerns about Kaspersky, & IMHO Bitdefender to a lesser extent, based on the countries where those companies are based [Russia & Romania].

Do be a bit cautious installing/using anything beyond the core security software... Google recently called out AVG for compromising user security with their web browser extension, then nailed Trend Micro for their password manager, which may have been worse.

DO backup, & DO hold onto as many old backups as you can... The goal of most malware is to be invisible, so neither you nor the security software you're running knows it's there. If you find you've been compromised, you might have to go back months or even years for a clean backup -- cleaning &/or removing an infection & it's effects can be iffy, while restoring a good backup is foolproof.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

mike Super post, as usual: many thanks, Mike. Of particular note is your advice about not discarding seemingly obsolescent backups. For many nowadays, a re-install of the OS is the way to go in times of trouble, but even working from an image (which not everyone understands how to do anyway) doesn't necessarily mean that what you finish up with is what you think you have. . .

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

Wow !!! .. . Thank You Mike ... for such an enlightenment article.

Reply   |   Comment by insomnia mon'  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mike
In the six years I lived in South America viruses were rampant and one of the biggest causes of reinfection was caused when old files were restored.
Do make sure your backups are clean!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

How do I register this product. I can not find out how to do it

Reply   |   Comment by ROBERT BUCHOLZ  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Please follow the instruction here: http://www.iobit.com/en/hotquestions-imf.php#q1

Reply   |   Comment by IObit  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Apologize for the off-topic comment but here goes! What happened to long time experts such as Ashraf who contributed much on a daily basis. Ashraf has (had?) a web site containing his reviews but I don't remember the URL. I will appreciate objective replies to this request. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by DanK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

DanK
Hi

You will find Mr. Boss aka Ashraf on this url

www.dottech.org

DBN

Reply   |   Comment by denmarkbynite  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

This carries a 6 month license. What happens after 6 months? Does it stop working...does it stop updating the database or what?

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

You can switch to free version after 6 month

Reply   |   Comment by IObit  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

IObit
Ah. Okay, that actually makes sense and is doable. Thanks for clearing that up.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/

Reply   |   Comment by tom  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

tom
A more recent page with interesting links about this issue:
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/164204-iobit-blocking-malwarebytes-website/

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

iOBIT have fantastic products, good working with a good speed. many thanks, go on friends.

Reply   |   Comment by Herman  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-63)

Tried before. Uninstalled. Aggressive. Seemed to want to take over the PC and dictate what I can use and what I cannot use.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)

Another extended free trial of an iObit rentalware product, the kind you pay for on a recurring basis year-on-year so never actually own outright. It's a business model iObit adopted four or five years ago and despite being told that rentalware is only justifiable where software requires continuing and intensive developer maintenance, iObit has carried on regardless.

That said: where the rentalware proposition makes absolutely no sense in the case of iObit offerings such as Protected Folder -- software which the developer barely touches from one year to another -- a case can be made for iObit's recurring-charge licensing where an anti-malware product is concerned. For it to work as promised, investment of considerable time and considerable resourcing will be necessary, which is why Malwarebytes realised it couldn't go on with the life-time licensing of its own PRO version.

Malwarebytes will inevitably come to mind whenever any anti-malware product is discussed, so it's especially unfortunate for iObit that it took such a hammering over the alleged theft of Malwarebytes' signature base in 2009. iObit's initial flat denials became increasingly diluted as time went by; it ultimately announced some "revisions" in the face of threatened legal action, though still rejected Malwarebytes' claim.

That might, to some, all seem like ancient history now, yet iObit itself continues to provoke such remembrance of Malwarebytes, every time it touts its own anti-malware. Why? Because this kind of specialist software is only as good as its specialist developer and the constantly updated database which that developer manages to the customer's benefit.

Malwarebytes -- which itself isn't infallible: no software is nor ever will be -- fits the description of specialist developer. iObit. . . doesn't. What with its 'Boosters' and 'Optimizers' and defragmenters and uninstallers, iObit is a generalist developer. And that's the real disincentive here: malware is so serious and constantly evolving a threat that trusting one's defense against it to a Jack of All Trades rather than a Master of One seems anything but prudent.

But even if today's giveaway was from a specialist developer, I'd be distinctly unenthusiastic about it, unable to even consider trusting it when the price attached to it as wildly exaggerated as is the case here: "the program is available for $39.95" but free today. Oh really? iObit Malware Fighter 3.4 PRO is available direct from iObit's website for $19.95 for one year's use, so the proportionate value of six months' free use is $9.98. . . a quarter of the sum claimed on this giveaway page.

Thanks then, GOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+120)

Gee ... . GAOTD/GOTD. Make that "2" enlightenment of today posts for me.
And also ... Many Thanks! .. . MikeR.

Reply   |   Comment by insomnia mon'  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

insomnia mon' Thanks for your comment! As to the question of to be or not to be, when it comes to Giveaway of The Day -- which is how this site's owners and operators describe it / describe themselves -- I figure on there being four separate words, not five. As "giveaway" is always represented here and elsewhere as one word rather than a hyphenated phrase, then, um, GOTD is wot it is. (Or, to be pernickety, which hopefully no-one is here, then. . . GotD.)

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

After reading the PC Mag review, no thanks. I use free Malware Bytes but also have the paid version of Loaris Trojan Remover. Keeps me clean.

Reply   |   Comment by Grinderguy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

I already have an anti-malware pro software on my computer, called Malwarebytes Anti-malware Pro. But, I wonder if having 2 anti-malware programs on my computer will hurt?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill B.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Bill B.
Having them installed, no. Having them running together in real time, definitely yes. At best, they will be redundant. At worse, they will conflict and might identify each other as malware, like two antiviruses would fight each other. More info:
https://askleo.com/can_i_run_more_than_one_antimalware_program_or_firewall/

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Bill B.
Yes, this degrades performance.

Reply   |   Comment by Drawsalot  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Bill B.
Having them installed, and running alternatively, no. Having them running together in real time, definitely yes. At best, they will be redundant. At worse, they will conflict and might identify each other as malware, like two antiviruses would fight each other.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Drawsalot
If you're running the typical free versions, there are no background process, therefore there is no performance hit whatsoever.
You can have several on your machine at once, if run independently.

Reply   |   Comment by SpacemanSpiff  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

SpacemanSpiff
If an anti-virus application has no background process it is worthless at detecting current threats and should be removed. Scan-and-fix applications are readily available once an infection occurs.

Reply   |   Comment by Drawsalot  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Been using this for a couple of years, I originally downloaded a previous freebie of the day version and I have been very pleased with it, on more than one occasion it has detected unwanted items and protected my machine, reviews are all well and good but if we all went with some of the stuff we read we wouldn't even be using PC's as the operating systems them selves get slated. IMHO this software is well worth a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Bazzr14  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

I have used a paid version of this for a couple years on both Win 7 and Win 10.
In addition I use the MS Security Essentials which is free. I have at least 3 PC's going 24/7.
I have been virus free for several years. Probably lucky?

This is a great GOTD and certainly worth a trial!

Thanks GOTD

Rick Matin

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)

From PCMag review (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2477847,00.asp) :

Cons

Not tested by independent labs.
Incredibly terrible score in our hands-on malware-blocking test.
Zero-percent protection in malicious-URL-blocking test.

Bottom Line

Every other antivirus product we've tested is a better choice than IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro.
Don't even think about purchasing this turkey.

Test Results: Absolutely the Worst

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+105)

Harry M
Just to point out you need to copy and paste the whole link into your browser to see the article . For me only part of it is in blue and clicking that takes you to a page-not-found

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Harry M
I made my post and then saw yours. It's interesting as I went out and read a few reviews and got much better ones than what you posted. Going to From PCMag review (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2477847,00.asp) : per your suggestion I found a site with a bias and loads of offers that are billed as must have! To be honest some of those I have not had such good experience with in the past. I have tested my machines at the Gibson site and the are behind a secure router and totally invisible to the WWW. Have good day!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Harry M
Your link didn't work for me however, the following does and leads to a review of the program.
http://uk.pcmag.com/iobit-malware-fighter-3-pro/40383/review/iobit-malware-fighter-3-pro

After reading the review I will not waste my time downloading it, it got slated!

For the last couple of years I have been using the free version of Panda Cloud which I particularly like is it does not have to download virus updates. Up to now I have no complaints as it seems to have been effective.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Harry M
Thanks. I un-imstalled a previous version. It never did anything for me anyway :=)

Reply   |   Comment by Elad  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Harry M
This program...and it's vendors would for sure be my last choise for protection. First of all, they founded this program by copying Malwarebytes Antimalware's database. That's a fact, even they still denies - caught red handed. Well, it's a "giveaway", and be my guest, but there is no malware protection made better than MBAM Premium. Period.
If you decide to try the "offer", be aware, please, that each and every time, you touch your keyboard, you might end up with the whole collection og Iobit's software. They are very tricky - and not thrustworthy at all. Thanks anyway to the team behinind GOATD. We've had some unique offers this year. Keep up the good work :-)

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Malwarebytes-IObit-Stole-Our-Signatures-Database-125928.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Rick Martin
Did you actually read the pcmag review?

The following except from the review was all I needed to read:

"See How We Test Malware Blocking

After this article was complete but before it actually appeared online, I got a note from my IObit contact saying that, according to developers, the file I downloaded was an old version, and that they had uploaded the latest version of it. "The problem you mentioned should not exist," they concluded. I can't explain why an old version was available online, for general download. However, I downloaded the program again and reran my tests. The results were exactly the same: dismal."

Reply   |   Comment by Casper  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

After reading your link I uinstalled the program and I will never ever use it again, but how is it with other products from IO Bit as uninstall and advance systemcare and smart defrager, is they good?

Reply   |   Comment by PCMan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

PCMan For what it's worth, I have been using Iobit's Advanced System Care for about three years and have had no problems with it. I don't particularly care for their smart defragger since after completion, it says there is still a 9% fragmentation rate.

Reply   |   Comment by wodrp  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Casper
Being honest the link was broken in my browser and I went to their site direct and a few others and did get a mix reviews. I have had good results! Just lucky! No not really considering I am in a controlled environment behind a provider & hardware protection which has never failed to meet stealth by Gibson Research standards. I have yet to be compromised to my knowledge. On the other hand have been compromised by banks, IRS and a few government entities ran by morons. --- I never did get the new version because I went to bed and woke while being labelled a liar by a moron!

My wife uses per her and PC News "the best" Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.0 with 24 Support Hotline, & CC Cleaner. I keep her Workstation Images updated routinely and to be honest more often than not when all of that fails -- And it does the tech is glad to have me do what a few hours on the phone or with remote control can't. Wipe and restore!

We run a small Hosting, Web and Graphics Company and down time isn't an option and normally have direct dial for support 24/7 for everything. 300 customer calling our in home office while we try to figure out why we ever put our server on the trunk in Chicago.

This situation has been fluid for years and to be honest those people at Malwarebytes are good but once someone got in the only thing I have found that's sure is a soft clothe and comet to the disk just before you put in a new spare. My SSD's are sure a lot easier.

Any way thanks for your caring input and concern. Have a good day! LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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