Top 5 Free and Effective AntiMalware Software of 2019 for Malware Removal


Top 5 Best Free Antimalware Software and ToolsViruses are not the only threat these days, but other serious malware threats like ransomware, adware, scareware, scamware, personal data theft are on higher side.  Antimalware software helps to protect from all these threats. And if you have already infected then these tools are useful to get rid of these threats by scanning computer with these malware removal tools.

Top 5 Best Anti-Malware Software of 2019 for windows 10 / 8 / 7

We have researched and listed below only the best Anti malware software, on which you can rely.

  1. Hitman Pro
  2. Malwarebytes
  3. Zemana
  4. Emsisoft
  5. Norton Power Eraser
  6. MSRT

There are lots of tools these days in the market but you can not trust blindly at anyone as there are lots of fake antivirus tools which are being promoted by fake tech support companies. You can read the Tech Support Scams for more detail about it.

Comaprison table of top antimalware tools

Never trust any unknown malware removal tool. Instead of cleaning they can severe infect your computer which leads to serious problem like money loss, data loss, private information theft etc.

Best Malware Removal Tools

These tools are effectively able to clean malware along with providing real-time protection. Mostly all of these tools are free to use to remove malware from the system. For real time protection you buy their premium subscription.

1. Hitman Pro

Sophos Hitman pro Anti-Malware Scanner

Free30 Days Full Free Trial
Pro$24.95  (scan and clean only without real time protection)
HitmanPro.Alert$34.95 (With real time protection)

HitmanPro which is now part of Sophos security is a popular name for second opinion scanner. It uses its own database along with cloud based scanning with Top 3 Antiviruses engine Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Emsisoft.

Hitman pro also uses a behavioral based technology which detects even unknown threats according to behavior and scan the suspected files using its cloud based technology scanning engine. The best thing is that it is very fast. It has scanning power of 4 scanners but still very fast.

But this utility is not completely Free, it offers 30 days free detection and removal. After that you have to pay to use it. It has both options you use it as a portable scanner or you can install it in the computer.

Hitman Pro is fully compatible with any of the Antivirus Protection installed on the system. Hitman Pro is very effective in removal of Malware, Virus, Adware or unwanted programs etc. For real time protection HitmanPro.Alert is the option. HitmanPro.Alert comes with a price of $34.95

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware

Malwarebytes 3.0 - replace your antivirus with antimalware

FreeAlways Free Detection and Removal
Pro30 Days Full Free Trial / $39.99 after trial
Pro benefitsReal time Protection

Malwarebytes is a well known name for Antimalware software. It is very popular as it is FREE. You can use it free for life to scan and clean malware.

It is also providing a paid option where you can get real time protection. In real time protection it worked in the background and stop any malware before they enter into the system. Malwarebytes is compatible with mostly all antiviruses and can be used along with any of your existing antivirus protection.

New Malwarebytes 3 includes new features like Ransomware protection, Exploit Protection, Web Protection etc.

3. Zemana Antimalware

Zemana Antimalware

FreeAlways Free Detection and Removal
Pro30 Days Full Free Trial / $24.95 after trial
Pro benefitsReal time Protection

Zemana Antimalware can be a new name for the user, But it is an advanced version of the old popular software which was previously know as the Zemana Antilogger.

We found it effective against malware as well as adware. Cloud based multi AV scanning with its own database signatures make it a powerful cleaner. Its low price, effectiveness and free trial make it a good choice to choose.

It comes with a 30 days full free trial which let you to scan & clean the infections, but for real time protection you require to buy a paid subscription.

4. Emsisoft Antimalware

Emsisoft Antimalware

Free30 Days Full Free Trial

Emsisoft antimalware scored very well in many AV labs. It uses multiple layer of protection and scanning engines which makes it unique .  Its user interface is with a nice look & feel and is user friendly.

It has features like Surf protection, Real time file guard, Behavior blocker etc.  In new version surf protection has been enhanced and new ransomware protection is added as another layer of protection. Its PUP protection is better then others and help to overcome adware and unwanted browser extensions etc. It also includes an option to create an emergency kit.

5. Norton Power Eraser by Symantec

Norton Power Eraser


Norton is one of top trusted brand in the computer security. They have developed this tool to scan deeply to eliminate any type of malware, crime-ware, adware etc. which a traditional antivirus is unable to detect.

Even it is able to remove scam-ware from your PC as they described on their website. If you are getting lots of Pop up ads alerting that your computer is not secure? or your computer infected etc.. These ads can lead to Scam or ransom-ware. Norton power eraser is aggressively designed for these type of scam-ware. As it is very aggressive tool so it may remove even some legitimate program but don’t worry it has an option to review repair sessions and undo changes.

6. Malicious Software Removal tool by Microsoft

Microsoft Malicious removal tool


Very small people know about the existence of Microsoft’s Windows malicious Software removal tool, which effectively removes popular malwares. But only the known one it is not effective in unknown threats.

It lacks of behavioral based protection. Microsoft update it every month by adding removal of newly discovered threats. Users can install it and can run it every month to remove newly detected malware. It installs and sit in the background in stealth mode when there is no use of it. It does not provide any real time protection.

I can’t consider it as a full time malware scanner but can be helpful for second opinion or to remove, hard to remove malwares. Microsoft clears that it does not provide real-time protection and it can be used as post infection removal tool.

As compared to other antimalware who updates their database almost every day, Microsoft only updates it once in a month. But it can effectively remove some popular hard to remove malwares.

It updates itself when windows update occur or you can download the latest version from here. Some of the latest high risk malicious software removed by MSRT are like Vonteera, Fynloski, Winsec, Drixed, Brambul, Escad, Joanap, Diplugem, Tescrypt, Conficker etc.


All Antimalware tools listed above can be used simultaneously along with any Antivirus program installed in the PC

Comparison of Top Anti-Malware Software

See a basic feature comparison of all the top malware removal tools compatible with Windows 10 for 2019. It can help you to make your decision for which Anti-malware should you choose?

Malwarebytes vs Hitmanpro vs Zemana vs Emsisoft vs Melicious Software removal tool vs Norton Power Eraser

ProductInstall typeFree periodReal time ProtectionPrice for Premium



InstallerAlways FreeYes
(with paid subscription)
Hitman Pro Antimalware

Hitman Pro

Installer and
30 DaysYes
(with hitmanPro.Alert purchase – $34.95)
Installer and
30 DaysYes
(with paid subscription)
Emsisoft Antimalware software


Installer30 DaysYes
(with paid subscription)
Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool


Norton Power Eraser





Q: What is Malware?

A: Malware is a term which defines all type of malicious software which can harm a computer in any way, which can include Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Worms, Scamware, Adware, Ransomware, Scareware etc.  These days malware attacks increases a lot and necessity of a good anti-malware programs has been increased widely.

Q: If we have antivirus, does still we need an Antimalware?

A: Though today’s all antivirus software also includes the malware protection but a dedicated antimalware provide an extra layer of security.  Due to compatibility issue you can install two antivirus but you can install and antimalware along with the antivirus. So it provide you an extra layer of security without slowing down computer.  See the list of Best Antivirus.

Q: What is the difference between an antivirus and antimalware?

A: Antiviruses are mainly focused on virus protections as they have virus signature database. Whereas anti-malware are based on behavioral based detection technology which enhance the protection from other kind of unknown threats as well. Though today antiviruses have also integrated this technology to compete with the antimalwares

Q: Which antimalware do you recommend as the best one?

A: Today in a fast changing world where every day lots of malware getting discovered, It is very hard to recommend a particular software as the best. Every software have their own methodology to detect the threats, So it is common that one software can miss threats and another one can catch them. Taking a second opinion is always a good idea.

There is no harm in using all the above tools to clear every possible malware. As mostly these  tools are portable tools, so you don’t need to install them, you can simply run them as an On Demand Scanner to make sure that there is no malware residing in your PC.

Check out the Best Adware Removal tools to specifically remove unwanted software, unwanted toolbars & popup ads etc.

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Please let us know if you have something which can be added in to the list. Write your experience and comments in the comments section.

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  1. Luke says

    Antimalware is a must have software these days. Free software is a good option. I like malwarebytes as best because it is free.

  2. Dylan says

    Good list of Best antimalware. Thanks!!

  3. Joe says

    What about the Enigma ‘s Spyware hunter. Is it good or not? I am planning to buy that.

    1. Techexpert says

      We will review that and update the post accordingly. We have not reviewed and tested that tool. Thanks.

  4. Ahmed says

    I am searching a good antimalware with realtime protection. Can you please help me to choose between hitmanpto.alert and emsisoft antimalware paid versions.

    1. Patrick says

      I will suggest you to go with hitmanpro.Alert. one reason is that it integreated multiple av engine for on demand scanning. It has behavioral engine and last but not least is the hitmanpro.alert has great anti-ransomware protection. ALongwith it you will get its hitmanpro.kickstart free of cost with your subscription.

  5. Cosmin says

    i used malwarebytes in free trial and it is awesome it detected me a lot of viruses and malwares including TROJAN fking shit and it deleted it and i think its gone so i really like malwarebytes

  6. Виктор says

    Norton Power Eraser!

  7. Jan Balsdon says

    I Iam protected by Malaware and and one of the protections is continually turned off can you help

    1. PK says

      Can you please elaborate the problem? which antimalware program you are using? and which protection is getting disabled?

    2. george anderson says

      Same problem with Malware Bytes 3.0 and 3.6,so uninstalled and installed Malware Bytes 2.2 working great not more protection turning off.

  8. den says

    I want to buy an antimalware. I have Norton antivirus installed on my Windows 10. Which one will you prefer. Hitman Pro or the Malwarebytes? I am confused between these two.

  9. Charles Allen says

    I purchased malwarebytes, The free version was very good, the professional version at times stopped, the professional version also slowed my pc processing down a good bit, it took me 3 months to find this out. Some searching online told me that malwarebytes professional had a bug in it that malwarebytes did not want to fix. I uninstalled it and my pc sped up. Installed it and it slowed down. Investigating malware hunter by glary utilities now.

  10. Ashish Kumar says

    Sir my phone is in some malware how it removed quickly

    1. Techexpert says

      You can use Malwarebytes and Zemana anti-malware software.

  11. Gabriel says

    Only people under 5 feet tall know about the existence of Microsoft’s Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

  12. Jake Stone says

    AV are not needed (never used one in 30yrs!!). UNLESS you plan on surfing questionable pirate sites, weird porn sites etc.. Your bank, google, netflix etc.. are not gonna hit you with malware.

    If you own windows 10, you already have a virus – its just that the AV’s (popular ones) have “whitelisted” M$ so that all the data M$ scams from you to be stored on their server, is allowed to go through unnoticed(did you know that the biggest scammer is CORTANA – and did you further know that the last patch of win10 DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO DISABLE CORTANA!!!)

    What do you think AV’s are for???? To monitor hackers that are watching your keystrokes, hopping on your computer to gather private information – oops Win 10 does that. Weird, and the AV’s don’t alert you LOL!!!!! funny.

    2nd thing to notice about AV’s – did you ever wake up to find that is says “we found x amount of viruses and quarantined them” Why did it get on your system in the FIRST place? shouldn’t it be BLOCKING known viruses?

    3rd thing Im noticing with family and friends, there seems to be more and more false positives.

    Even more important that the AV DO NOT WANT YOU T KNOW, most of the protective stuff is ALREADY built into your system. This included preventing hijacking, spam and unwanted sites – been there since 1995 (there is actually one files that does it all). Major browsers such as firefox already monitor bad websites with a big red page!!! And the majority of all major email companies – google(meh), proton, gmx etc.. already scan emails.

    I call this the America Online Scam. For the longest time, AoL preyed on the uninformed, that they needed their software to surf the web, unbeknownst to most people, ISP providers were already popping up.

    So think – what exactly are you using an AV for when your system already has it built in. Nothing in the world will protect you from stupid. It is becoming less of a “conspiracy” and more of a fact that it is the AV’s that are creating the malware in the first place to stay in business. Sorta like the mobs of the old days asking for PROTECTION money. Here ya go! der!!

    So where are you getting YOUR malware from? Stop going there.

    1. Roderick says

      There are ways of preventing the M$ keylogger buddy

      1. Jake Stone says

        Ya – for one stop installing stupid stuff on your pc, and dump win 10. der!! that way there is nothing to “prevent” in the first place! It’s called “preventative measures”.

        And I am aware of the: “you can just turn it off” logic(???)
        and my reply to that has always been: “why is there in the first place” Why does a computer software need to monitor its owners – especially that deep? Those like you that offer advice on ways to curcumvent it, are just perpetuating it.

        Ask yourself this – if you have someone outside your window peeping on you (or your kids) as well as your neighbors: do you tell your neighbors that : “you can just close your shades!” or do you call the cops? It is a slieghtly exaggerated example – but the principle is the same. Don’t show people how to circumvent the keylogging, spying and other crap on the system – show them how to avoid it all together. AV’s don’t do it, and win 10 certainly doesn’t. an my 30+ yrs personal xp outweighs anything here.

  13. Gabriela says

    When I try to start Windows 10 PC of Core 2 Duo for the first time in a long time, the fan is fully opened right after the start. When I checked the status on the task bar, Malicious Software Removal Tool is half the CPU

    1. Techexpert says

      Malicious Software Removal tool is a security app from Microsoft. Maybe it is doing a full scan of your computer, that’s why it is taking too much memory or CPU uses. We suggest you to please let it finish the scan and then run a scan once more after reboot the computer. Do update your winows once as well. If this trick doesn’t work for you, then we suggest you to please disable it from your computer and then install a good anti-virus for your computer like Norton, AVG, mcafee.

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