Top 5 Anti-Malware programs for Windows

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Introduction

Here we go, the top 5 anti-malware list. First of all, I want to tell you, what is Anti-Malware. Anti-malware – is a software, that protects you from malicious programs like viruses, trojans, adware, spyware and so on. You may say: “Oh, such as Kaspersky, Norton or McAfee”. No, those programs are classified as antivirus software, they are good, but against viruses, trojans, crypts. Here you can find out more about the best antiviruses. Anti-malware programs are more suitable for such types of threats as adware, browser hijacker, and spyware, which are popular nowadays. Those kinds of malware are not dangerous for your PC but harmful for your privacy and your purse. Moreover, adware and spyware can download viruses and trojans or leave them access to your PC. So anti-malware is more functional then antivirus.

Programs

In many removal guides, you can see, that the most recommended programs are SpyHunter, WiperSoft, AdGuard. Also, I want to add two less popular anti-malware: Emsisoft and Plymbytes. Let’s speak about each one separately.


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Wipersoft Antispyware

US $39.99/ 6 MONTHS

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OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Custom Fix feature for specific threats removal.

The first one will be Wipersoft. This product has been created by WiperSoft LLC in 2015. Like the other two anti-malware programs it has a good threat database, real-time protection, and scanner, that can find adware, spyware and delete them. But still, WiperSoft mainly focuses on viruses and trojans. There are free and paid versions of the Wipersoft. The free version allows users to scan the system for malicious threats, however, their removal, as well as free customer support and custom fix are available only in the paid version.

Pros
  • Huge threat’s database;
  • Doesn’t reduce computer performance;
  • Friendly interface;
  • Reasonable price
Cons
  • Scan is too superficial and fast to detect all threats on the PC

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SpyHunter

US $42.00/ 6 MONTHS

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OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Free Malware Scanner

Another strong anti-malware program is SpyHunter, the product of Enigma Software Group. SpyHunter – is an anti-malware program, that mostly focuses on spyware, ransomware, popups, and adware. It can scan your PC, detect many kinds of threats (including viruses, trojans, adware) and remove them. Besides, SpyHunter protects your PC from the net attacks. This is a good anti-malware since it has got a good threat database, that updates every day. SpyHunter has got a free scanner, which you may see before on the banners, but it isn’t free at all, you can buy the full version for $42.00.

Pros
  • Detecting harmful registry keys;
  • Erasing harmful leftover items;
  • Free Malware Scanner;
  • Remote remediation tool.
Cons
  • Price;
  • Does not provide real-time protection.

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Adguard for Windows

US $79.99/ Lifetime

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OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 | For: 3 devices | Distinctive Features: Ad blocking

Adguard has been developed by Adguard Software Limited. Although it’s a stretch to call it anti-malware programs since Adguard is primarily focused on blocking ads, it can still provide protection against online viruses. Also, threats can’t steal a user’s personal data, while Adguard is running. The price for a lifetime license is $79.99. Adguard is like a shield against ads, banners, popups, and adware. So it’s a good choice to have Adguard with Protection program on your PC. Ratio quality to cost – good.

Pros
  • Improves browsing performance by preventing ads from loading.
  • Lifetime license
Cons
  • Weak defense against malware

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware

US $29.99/ 1 YEAR

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OS: Windows 7/8/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Anti-Ransomware protection

Emsisoft Anti-Malware provides users with full protection against almost all types of malware threats such as ransomware, Trojans, browser hijackers, adware, etc. In that, it can even compare to the antivirus. Also, it has an integrated feature allowing to block phishing and other malicious URLs. An undoubted plus is the availability of a trial version, which will allow you to evaluate all its advantages over 30 days. After the trial period, you can purchase a US $29.99 commercial version

Pros
  • The lowest price among competitors;
  • Anti-Ransomware protection;
  • Simple and friendly interface;
Cons
  • Little extra features

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Plumbytes Anti-Malware

EUR €36.99/ 1 YEAR

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OS: Windows 7/8/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Browser “Anti-Hijack” Protection

And the last one is Plumbytes Anti-Malware. Another scanner, that can help you protect your PC, was created by Plumbytes. It has a modern interface. Plumbytes can find adware and spyware too. If you accept the removing threats, the program starts removing, but after will reboot your PC, you can’t prevent it, so just wait!

Pros
  • Very good interface;
  • Antivirus compatibility
Cons
  • Insufficient protection among competitors
  • High price
  • Resource-intensive

Conclusion

What we have? Five top anti-malware programs, with their own features. If you want to know my choice, here it is. I prefer to use Wipersoft or SpyHunter 5, because of their large databases and protection. Both of them have a good website, where it is easy to navigate. And there are good supports too. Those programs are not cheap, but worth it!

7 Comments

  1. SpyHunter 4 is free unless you wish to utilize certain features such as the malware removal after the quick scan. I used the free trial to highlight threats on my computer, which I manually removed.

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