Things you should know before uninstalling...
IObit Malware Fighter is an anti-malware utility that claims to remove malware infections and protect your PC from potential malicious behavior in real time. The pro version 4 includes licensed Bitdefender anti-virus engine, which makes it better than previous versions. But in our test, IObit Malware Fighter appears to have some issues, such as it occasionally fails to initialize that technology, the full scan mode crashes at times, and it is often unable to block the latest malware in time. As we notice, IObit Malware Fighter is often criticized for its mediocre effectiveness and overly self publicizing IObit's other apps. It is not recommended to get this program installed.
Wanna uninstall IObit Malware Fighter? Well, many users would encounter troubles when trying to get rid of IObit Malware Fighter, and the reasons vary. To fully uninstall IObit Malware Fighter, you can carry out any of the methods listed below.
Now log on to your system with an administrative account first, and then you can choose to uninstall IObit Malware Fighter in either manual or automatic way. Manual ways (1&2) require more time and skills. If you want to remove it easily & quickly, scroll down to & start with <Way 3: Remove IObit Malware Fighter within Clicks>.
Whatever method you decide to take, you should always shut down IObit Malware Fighter prior to the uninstall. To do this, right click on its icon in system tray, choose Exit, and click OK when asked “Do you really want to exit?”
After that, you can open Task Manager to check if its associated processes are running on the background.
Here are the detailed steps for different OS users to perform a normal uninstall.
For Windows 7 users:
For Windows 8 users:
For Windows 10 users:
After that, the IObit Malware Fighter setup window will pop up to ask for your confirmation. Once you click the Uninstall button on the lower left-hand corner, the uninstall request will be handled instantly, and it takes a few seconds to complete.
Yeah, IObit Malware Fighter has a dedicated uninstaller which you can make use of. You can launch the executive program in the installation folder by doing these:
Tips: if the program is installed properly, you can uninstall it smoothly. But if some of the executive files are damaged or deleted, standard ways may fail to work effectively, and issues appear like IObit Malware Fighter doesn’t show up in the list of installed programs, or the uninstall is stopped by unknown error. If that’s what you are faced with, try this solution: re-install IObit Malware Fighter to cover corrupted/missing files, and then uninstall it after rebooting in Safe Mode.
What should you do after uninstalling IObit Malware Fighter? Well, some of its components may still remain on your system, causing unnecessary waste of disk space and cluttered registry structure. Now it’s time to wipe those leftovers off.
(1) Delete entries in Windows Registry
Warning: You must be very cautious when making changes on Windows Registry. Inexperienced users are not recommended to modify the registry without making a backup copy, cause serious issues may occur if you mistakenly delete keys or values there. If you are not confident in accomplish this part, we suggest you to utilize an professional uninstaller or a registry cleaner to get the job done automatically.
(2) Remove leftovers in Hard Drive
Congratulations! Now you should have fully remove IObit Malware Fighter from your computer. Both of these ways works in most cases as long as you perform the steps correctly. Yet, if you wanna uninstall IObit Malware Fighter with minimal effort, we highly suggest you to adopt the most effective approach listed below.
Wonder if there is any shortcut to effectively uninstall unwanted program? Sure! Total Uninstaller is an advanced tool facilitated with powerful uninstall engine. You will be satisfied with its intuitive interface, simplified process & perfect removal outcome.
1. Run Total Uninstaller, select IObit Malware Fighter and click Run Analysis.
2. Click Complete Uninstall after all the components have been scanned out.
3. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog to confirm the uninstall of IObit Malware Fighter.
4. Follow the prompts in the IObit Malware Fighter wizard to finish the uninstall.
5. Click Scan Leftovers and then Delete Leftovers to perform complete removal.
6. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog and then OK to exit IObit Malware Fighter removal.
For the program that does not show up in the TU interface, you can perform a force uninstall to get rid of it. Here is the process: click “Cannot find the program” button in Step 1, specify the installation folder of target program in the pop-up window, and click Scan button to continue uninstallation with Step 3. Force Uninstall Mode can be used to effectively remove those corrupted/problematic/malicious/stubborn programs.
Summary: in this post we listed three uninstall methods to help you get rid of IObit Malware Fighter without leaving a trace. Which one is the best? That depends on your uninstall demand. Manual uninstall is free but time-wasting, while using a pro uninstaller, though takes a little money, save you a lot of troubles and laborious work.