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.
In many removal guides, you can see, that the most recommended programs are SpyHunter, Norton, AdGuard. Also, I want to add two less popular anti-malware: Emsisoft and Plymbytes. Let’s speak about each one separately.
US $39.99/ 6 MONTHS
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 Norton 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, Norton 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.
US $29.99/ 1 YEAR
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
EUR €36.99/ 1 YEAR
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!
US $3.33/ 1 MONTH
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Free Malware Scanner
Another strong anti-malware program is Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes – 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, Malwarebytes 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. Initially, you are given a 14-day trial version, after this period, you will have to pay $ 3.33 – the cost of a monthly subscription
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 | For: 1 device | Distinctive Features: Stop zero-day ransomware
Hitman Pro has been developed by SurfRight. HitmanPro is a good scanner, called a “Second Opinion” scanner. It has good database, but doesn’t have any protection. So threats can infect user’s PC, but will be killed by HitmanPro after next scan. Not so good, but not so bad, you can install any protection system with HitmanPro. It would be a nice combo. The price of HitmanPro is 24.95$.
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 Malwarebytes, 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!