ByteFence is anti-malware tool that can provide a computer with protection against malware, spyware and other computer infections. It should detect trojans, worms, spyware, crapware and other malware. On itself it looks very similar to Malwarebytes anti-malware with slightly prettier design and no malware removal in free version.
This leads to the fact, that many consider ByteFence being a knock-off of Malwarebytes anti-malware(1). Antivirus softwares are trying to distinguish themselves by being better than competition rather than mimic them.
ByteFence also features real time protection mechanism and can detect incoming malware on the go. There are two versions of the program – free and pro, which is paid. It’s wort to mention that free version of this anti-malware can only detect malware but not remove it. In order to eliminate detected threats you will be forced to purchase Pro version or use other anti-malware software.
You can test a free version and see if it can detect malware on your computer. In case you are happy with the results, you can purchase premium version. Licence of ByteFence can be purchased as yearly or lifetime. However, some users are complaining that it’s difficult to remove free version of ByteFence, so think twice before actually installing it.
In addition to that, ByteFence is associated with browser hijacker. It’s believed that they are promoting and distributing actual anti-malware tool through this infection. That’s another reason not to trust it. The hijacking was done to make money from free bundled installs during its promotion. Quite often people got a nasty surprise by finding this anti-malware and its hijacker installed after downloading something unrelated from the internet.
Overall, since there is a free version of this program and your web browser was not hijacked by search.bytefence.com, you can always try it and decide yourself whether you like the program or not. Purchasing the program is recommended only after you test it.
However at the moment there are much better choices for anti-malware programs and antivirus protenction.
Negative Sides of ByteFence
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