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MalwareFox Antimalware Review

MalwareFox Antimalware Review

Protection

User Interface

Cost

Support

Advantages

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.

Disadvantages

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.

Conclusion

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.

Installation

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.

MalwareFox Antimalware Size

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.

Manual Scan

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.

Exclusion

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.

Other Features

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.

Protection

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.

MalwareFox Antimalware Review

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 Antimalware Scan Report

User Interface

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.

MalwareFox Antimalware Screenshot

MalwareFox Antimalware Screenshot

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.

Advantages

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.

Disadvantages

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.

Conclusion

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.

 

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Vipin Pandey
 

Computer technician turned blogger! Dealing with malware attacks and troubleshooting is my hobby which landed me on my first job. This blog serves as platform to share those tips and help fixing the problems.

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Jodie Butcher - February 8, 2017

There is only one thing that I do not understand, what do you mean when you say website inspection? Is it possible for an external application apart from your web browser to check a website and see if it’s harmful or not? And if so then how does it do it? It just doesn’t seem like something bothersome because there is real time protection and most browsers do inspect websites for suspicious behavior. All in all, I think that MalwareFox is a pretty darn good deal.

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Amy Allan - February 9, 2017

I’m sorry to say that but I think that sandboxing is not something that we can rely on any longer, there are many malware applications that are made to detect if they are executed in a virtual machine or a sandboxed environment. If they do detect that they are on a sandboxed environment then they will prevent themselves from performing any malicious actions and thus making it seem like they are legitimate applications. Still, it’s a nice feature to have as an extra layer of protection, but it’s not something that we can completely rely on.

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    Libby Pugh - February 10, 2017

    Dude chill, so what if sandboxing is not something to rely upon? It’s not like we pay anything extra for it, just keep it as something extra or something.

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      Kevin Hill - February 13, 2017

      I absolutely agree with you, even if sandboxing is not that useful it’s an extra layer of protection which might prove useful in the future. It is always good to have something extra to protect ourselves.

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        Phil D. Cano - February 14, 2017

        But logically speaking wouldn’t that costs us more? The developers would have to spent time to implement and keep this feature up to date, wouldn’t that lead to higher costs?

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          Karen R. Madison - February 15, 2017

          Not sure about that, but even if it increases the cost and you were able to remove that feature to save yourself some money, would you do it? When it comes to security applications every tiny bit of an extra layer is helpful.

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Charlie Nelson - February 16, 2017

I don’t know much about viruses and such, can someone kindly explain what is an Adware? Do I need to get the premium version of MalwareFox to stay safe from this?

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    Vipin Pandey - February 17, 2017

    Hi Charlie,
    Adware programs are developed to serve ads on your computer without your intention. These programs can display pop-up ads, redirects you to ad pages, and can display ads on normal web pages. Yes, you need to purchase the license for MalwareFox. It comes with 15 days trial period after that you need to get the registered version.

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      John Fletcher - February 17, 2017

      Hey Vipin, I also had the same question and I just wanted to say that you’ve been really helpful with this review. Thanks mate.

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Sarah Tomlinson - February 20, 2017

It’s a shame that we must pay to get the real-time protection though, at the very least I’ll get the trial and I’ll decide afterwards if I want to buy it.

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    Mario Schweizer - February 21, 2017

    That actually applies for most Anti-Malware applications if not for all of them, usually those that offer free real-time protection will not be as reliable because they won’t have the budget to provide you with that extra protection. And that goes for MalwareFox too, it’s only natural that you’ll have to pay to get the most out of it. Cheers.

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