Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium verses Iobit Malware Fighter 3 Pro - Tested. Who's better?
I've been test driving the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro verses the Iobit Malware Fighter 3 Pro to see which is better. Both are being run on different Windows 7 computers (without the other being installed with it on the same system). Preliminary testing has given a little insight to which is more effective. On the system with Iobit Malware Fighter 3 Pro installed, I mucked around on the net a bit. The real time shields detected nothing. I then preformed a demand scan, and found nothing. I then downloaded the free version of Malwarebytes (because the Premium version was on my other computer) and preformed a demand scan. It found 5 detections that Iobit missed. All were subsequently cleaned.
Scan. Iobit 0 detections., Malwarebytes 5 detections.
My second test was straight forward. I have a freeware program that I like to use which frequently updates. However, when it updates it likes to bundle adware/PUPs with it. So I downloaded the bundled adware onto both systems and installed it.
Malwarebytes detected the adware `opencandy’ during the installation process and cleaned it, allowing the installation of my wanted freeware to continue without the bundled `infection’.
Malware Fighter 3 Pro detected nothing.
In my last test, in the safety of a sandbox, I ventured to some malicious sites. Malwarebytes blocked my entry to several of the sites. Malware Fighter 3 Pro's "Network Guard" failed to detect any `bad' websites and permitted me to enter them without warning.
Perhaps it was coincidental, seeing as my sample sizes are minuscule. But all tests were clearly won by the same product. I am not a professional testing lab with time and capital backing me, only an individual trying to personally evaluate the effectiveness of these competitors that want my money. And given that all 3 tests were cleanly won by the same product, I have to affirm what the data declares: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is the easy winner and better product in my tests.
Supplementary: During my test drive of Malware Fighter 3 Pro, something odd happened. After a couple of months of use, my system became sluggish. To my surprise, Malware Fighter 3 Pro had decided to install a bunch of Iobit software onto my system. The Iobit Update Driver software (Driver Booster) was installed and running a scan in the background. Advanced System Care and Smart defrag were in the process of downloading and installing. All 3 programs were being installed without my knowledge or interaction or consent. And my system performance was significantly impacted. I uninstalled Iobit's surprises but am at a lose as to why they would seemingly try to sneak them onto my system. Poor form on the part of Malware Fighter 3 Pro. This is the type of behavior I installed these 2 products to help protect against. Not to dump hidden payloads onto my system. The irony is staggering.
Test systems. Windows 7 home. One an I7 and the other an I3.I own Malwarebytes Pro and had won Malware Fighter 3 Pro from a contest.