The best anti-malware programs of 2017

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There is no denying that cybercrime landscape is evolving rapidly and the fight between malware developers and reverse-malware engineers gets more and more intense each day. The Internet is full of articles about safety online and tips on how to prevent cyber attacks, however, being aware of cyber crime is simply not enough to protect your computer from virtual attackers. Therefore, users are advised to protect their devices with special anti-malware tools that can block malicious attempts to corrupt or steal personal data, integrate ad-serving programs or browser add-ons into the system, and similar potentially unwanted programs. Some computer users think that antivirus programs are all-in-one tools that can protect computers from all types of malicious attacks, while in reality, anti-spyware and anti-malware programs do that. Antivirus programs typically protect the system from the most severe computer infections and viruses but hardly defend the system from annoying browser hijackers, adware, or unwanted system tools. In general, it is advisable to use anti-malware or anti-spyware along with antivirus for maximum protection. However, how to choose the best anti-malware program if the market offers so many? The first thing you should understand is that different malware removers function differently due to individual system scanners and malware detection methods, so if your malware remover fails to detect certain infection, do not rush to underrate it and call it useless. Instead, you can collaborate with its authors by reporting the problem and help them improve their product. Our team has tested the top anti-malware removers of 2017 and decided to share our thoughts about each of them. If you want to try these products, you can find safe links to download them below.

1. Malwarebytes 3.0

Without a doubt, Malwarebytes company took a huge step forward with its latest product known as Malwarebytes 3.0. Previously known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the new product combines anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and also malicious website protection features to provide comprehensive protection against a variety of malware examples. We must point out that Malwarebytes 3.0 does slow down the computer during the scan, however, since it takes the majority of computer’s resources to check the system, it finishes the scan quite quickly and provides detailed information about detected infections. Malwarebytes 3.0 suggests trying its Premium version for free for 14 days, and buying the license for $39.99 afterward. The license is valid for one year. See a full Malwarebytes 3.0 review here.

The new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software

2. Plumbytes Anti-Malware

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, quick, and lightweight malware removal tool, then Plumbytes Anti-Malware is an excellent option. This tool has an user-friendly interface, fast scan feature, and is powerful enough to quickly locate malicious infections such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, ransomware, and spyware. It also provides the threat level next to each detected infection to help the user understand what kind of programs have been detected on the system. This malware remover also provides an anti-hijack feature, which protects browser settings from being modified by shady third-party programs. The entire set of Plumbytes’ features makes it a perfect malware remover. You can get a 6-months subscription of Plumbytes for $49.99. Read a full Plumbytes review.

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3. Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus is a lightweight antivirus program, which has anti-malware features, so is capable of detecting and eliminating the vast majority of malware variants – not only critical viruses. Webroot praises itself by saying that its product can check the entire system in under 20 seconds. This product relies on cloud-based servers that help to increase the speed of this malware removal tool, and also quickly transmit information about unknown, but suspiciously-acting computer programs. The antivirus acts according to response it gets from the cloud-based server. With Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus, you can feel safe when browsing the Internet, too – its anti-phishing feature blocks phishing websites and also secures your webcam from spyware-type viruses. You can get a one-year license of Webroot for $25.99. If you want to learn more about this product, see Webroot AntiVirus review.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

4. Zemana Anti-Malware

Zemana Anti-Malware is not as popular and well-known as other malware removal tools available on the market, however, it is definitely a unique product that collects more and more positive users’ reviews every day. Zemana offers a free detect-and-remove malware feature, but only the licensed version of it has the real-time protection feature, which helps to stop malicious programs before they enter the computer. This anti-malware defends the computer against ransomware attacks and boosts zero-day malware protection and also provides 24/7 technical assistance service that helps to resolve various problems associated with the functionality of Zemana Anti-Malware. Surprisingly, Zemana Anti-Malware is very cheap – its one-year license costs only $6.95. Find more information about Zemana AntiMalware in this review.

Zemana Anti-Malware picture

5. OSHI Defender

OSHI Defender stepped into the anti-malware market not a long time ago; however, users should not let this fact form their opinion about this product. Although this tool is not as efficient in malware detection and removal as the previously mentioned ones, it is an irreplaceable tool for those who want to protect their privacy online. OSHI Defender functions with the help of its cloud-based servers, which means that it does a lot of work without slowing down the computer system. OSHI Defender can protect your online payments, personal information, and other data that you provide online. If you want OSHI Defender to be efficient, make sure you install the latest updates that its developers release. You can get a 6-month subscription for $39.99. Learn more about OSHI here.

OSHI Defender software

Looking for a 2-in-1 tool? Let Reimage fix your damaged PC!

Reimage is an interesting piece of software that has been judged in the past but nowadays is considered to be one of the top-rated malware removers. What is more, this piece of software is not only a malware remover – it is also a PC optimisation tool. Therefore, Reimage does not only detect and remove malware from a compromised computer(including adware, browser hijackers, ransomware, Trojans, and more), but also fixes computer stability problems, Windows errors, damaged DLLs, Blue Screen of Death, and similar problems. Finally, Reimage uses files taken from its database (which contains over 25 million components) to replace damaged and missing files to improve computer’s stability, security, and performance. Reimage offers this rich set of features for $69.95 per year. If you want to find more information about Reimage, see this review.

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