MalwareFox Antimalware Review
MalwareFox Antimalware Review
MalwareFox is a lightweight yet powerful antimalware program. It has clean and simple user interface. It is strong against adware, ransomware, and zero-day exploits. MalwareFox provides real-time protection against different malware attacks.
MalwareFox lacks real-time website inspection. However, if anything suspicious gets an entry in your PC from those websites it blocks that immediately. Also, sometimes it flags the normal programs like some adware which is not a disadvantage literally.
Overall in my eye, MalwareFox looks good and act well. After using different antimalware I finally found a straight forward program. It just does what it is built for. No false notification and quick action against malware without consuming so much computer resources.
MalwareFox is antimalware developed by Wolf of Webstreet OPC Pvt Ltd. It is developed using new age technology to prevent any kind of malware attack. It cleans everything from adware to ransomware and from Trojan to malicious extensions. If you are running a PC with just a basic antivirus then surely you would have faced some serious issues with adware and ransomware. MalwareFox claims to give you protection from different kinds of malware. I thought to give it a try and tell you about its pros and cons. You will know everything about this antimalware in our MalwareFox Review.
MalwareFox is lightweight antimalware. It doesn’t need to eat a big part of your hard drive. It can easily be downloaded from the official website. The installer of this program is only of 5.18 MB. So if you have a slow internet connection you can easily download it in few minutes. Even after the installation it only takes 15 MB of space on your hard disk.
Developers have made lots of efforts to simplify the installation process. I can observe these things while installing it. There are only 5 Steps with basic and simple instruction to install. I only spend 1-2 minutes in the whole process. It asks about language, Terms & Condition, installation location, and Desktop icon creation option. The best part of the whole installation was there were no adware bundled with MalwareFox. The very first user who is going to install his first program also can easily install MalwareFox.
Features of MalwareFox
Any antimalware’s big and important feature is its protection towards malware. MalwareFox comes with Real-Time Protection feature to protect you. The real-time protection feature analyzes and scans all the executables files and blocks them before they try to harm your computer. It also has custom scan feature to run a scan when you feel anything suspicious.
Real Time Protection
The real-time protection feature blocks any file that is harmful to the PC. It also comes with Pandora Cloud-Sandbox Technology. This feature will double ensure the protection from Zero Days Malware and Ransomware. With this feature, all the executable files are checked with the Pandora Cloud and if they are flagged there it immediately blocks that from executing.
With the scan feature we can easily scan our whole computer for suspicious programs. The scheduling feature is also there to avoid manual scans. MalwareFox lets you create a restore point before cleaning your computer. In case your system files are corrupted then you can use the restore point to restore all the files.
If you does contain some executables files that don’t want to be scanned then you can add it to the Exclusion list. Next time when a scan is concluded MalwareFox will skip that file or folder.
Some of the other features of MalwareFox is it has Quarantine and Report section. You can see the suspicious programs detected by MalwareFox in Quarantine and can delete them from there. Reports from previous scans can also be checked from the report section.
MalwareFox gives you protection from Adware, Ransomware, Trojans, Malicious Browser Extensions, and Zero Day viruses. It successfully removed MyWay extension, AskGol, Coupon Explorer, and a couple of other extensions which were causing a problem on my computer. The redirect plugins keep me redirecting to ad pages while browsing, after running the full scan, it completely stopped. It successfully removed browser hijacker, Redirect plugins, and adware extensions from all of my browser.
I performed a full scan and my PCs performance is increased afterward. Here is the screenshot of report that shows a malicious registry entry.
MalwareFox comes with the most simple user interface. On the homepage, it does contain some statistics about protection and a Scan button. I personally like its clean interface. Unlike other antimalware, it does not have confusing and complex buttons. Everything is organized in a black medium window and if it caught any threats the window color changed to red to alarm you.
On the homepage, there are four small size buttons to access settings, quarantine, license, and reports. You don’t have to click anywhere to see the status. It shows about the subscription and real time protection on the homepage. There is a dedicated area to drop folder and files to perform a deep scan. All over the interface is quite good and pleasing to the eye.
The advantages of MalwareFox is its ability to clean the computer with different malware. I scanned my computer and it does detect half dozen of adware and few malicious registry entries. Thankfully I was not get diagnosed with serious malware. Being a geek I am always cautious with harmful software, still, I was carrying such harmful malware. Another big advantage of MalwareFox is it does not consume RAM and processor like other antimalware. So, if you are running a PC with low configuration then you don’t have to worry about the resources. It is lightweight still powerful antimalware.
While using MalwareFox I feel that it must have a feature to inspect harmful websites. We often reach to malicious webpages unknowingly. However, if anything suspicious gets an entry in your PC from those websites it blocks that immediately. Also, sometimes it flags the normal programs that you use on daily basis like some adware. This cannot be said as disadvantages because how it can know that which adware is useful to you.
Overall, MalwareFox is lightweight yet powerful antimalware capable of detecting and cleaning most malware. This program doesn’t bother you with many notifications. It simply runs in background guarding your computer. With all these features it does not eat your resources and lags your computer, which is a big plus point. MalwareFox protects you from simple browser hijackers to Zero Day exploits malware. The user interface is so simple that even a newbie can easily operate it. Money wise it does not cost you much. Its license can be purchased in $34.44 for one year.
MalwareFox comes with a 15 days premium trial period. You can download it and give it try for 15 days.