Top 5 Free and Effective Anti-malware Software of 2018 for Malware Removal


These days malware attacks increases a lot and necessity of a good anti-malware programs has been increased widely. Almost all computer users know about Antivirus software, but what is this Antimalware. To know about antimalware we first need to understand the Malware. Malware is a term which defines all type of malicious software which can harm a computer in any way, which can includes Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Worms, Scamware, Adware, Ransomware, Scareware etc. 

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

Today in a fast changing world where every day lots of malware getting discovered everyday, 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 below tools to clear every possible malware. As mostly these below 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.

Top 5 Best Anti-Malware Software of 2018 for windows 10 / 8 / 7

We have researched and listed below only the best Anti malware software here, on which you can rely. 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. These tools are best to use in year 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 or with Windows 10. Mostly all these tools are also compatible with Mac as well.

Never trust any unknown malware / adware / virus 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.

  1. Hitman Pro
  2. Malwarebytes
  3. Zemana
  4. Emsisoft
  5. MSRT
  6. NPE

Comaprison table of antimalware software

1. Hitman Pro

Sophos Hitman pro Anti-Malware Scanner

Free 30 Days Full Free Trial
Pro $24.95

HitmanPro which is now a part of Sophos Security is a popular name for second opinion scanner. We put this on Top of our list as in our test results it detects the malware deeply. 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. Scanning power of 4 scanners but still very fast. But this is not completely Free, it offers 30 days free detection and scanning, After that you have to pay to use it. But its worth to pay of this. It has both the option you use it as a portable scanner or can install it to use it continue. 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.

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware

Malwarebytes 3.0 - replace your antivirus with antimalware

Free Always Free Detection and Removal
Pro 30 Days Full Free Trial / $24.95 after trial
Pro benefits Real time Protection

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

Free Always Free Detection and Removal
Pro 15 Days Full Free Trial / $24.95 after trial
Pro benefits Real time Protection

Zemana Antimalware is a new antimalware software in the market. As it is an advanced version of the popular old Zemana Antilogger software. We found it effective against malware and adware. It is a cloud based multi AV scanning with its own database signatures. It is also giving a tough competition to the Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes.

4. Emsisoft Antimalware

Emsisoft Antimalware

Free 30 Days Full Free Trial
Pro $39.95

Emsisoft antimalware scored very well in many AV labs. It uses 2 engines to scan and block malicious programs. One its own AV engine database and another is Bitdefender AV engine which makes it one of the good behavioral blocking software. It has features like Surf protection, Real time file guard, Behavior blocker etc. Its user interface is with a nice look and is user friendly. It also offer only 30 Days Free Detection and removal after that you have to pay for this software. Its price is little higher then HitmanPro and Malwarebytes Antimalware. But it can become cheaper in renewal with your reward points. You can also use the Promos given by the company time to time.

5. Malicious Software Removal tool by Microsoft

Microsoft Windows malicious Software Removal Tool

Download MSRT

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. 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. I can’t consider it as a full time malware scanner but can be helpful for second opinion or remove known 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 updated 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.

6. Norton Power Eraser by Symantec

Norton Power Eraser

Download NPE

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.

Comparison of Top Anti-Malware Software

See a basic feature comparison of all the top malware removal tools compatible with Windows 10 for 2018. It can help you to solve the issue, which Anti-malware should I choose?

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

Product Install type Free period Real time Protection Price for Premium



Installer Always Free Paid $24.99
Hitman Pro Antimalware

Hitman Pro

Installer and
30 Days Paid
(with hitmanPro.Alert)
Installer and
15 Days Yes $24.95
Emsisoft Antimalware software


Installer 30 Days Yes $39.95
Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool


Portable Free No Free
Norton Power Eraser


Portable Free No Free

Though today’s all antivirus software also including the malware protection but still they are not capable of catching all kind of malicious software, where the need of dedicated Anti-malware arises. Antiviruses are mainly focused on Virus protections whereas anti-malware are focused on other type malware other then viruses. We do not recommend using anti malware software as your stand alone security software. Always use Anti malware software along with your antivirus software. Best Antivirus. If you are interested in Free Antivirus read this

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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.

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