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Best Malware Removal Tools for Windows in 2020

Windows computers are prone to malware and adware, In 2018 itself we have seen infamous  Meltdown and Spectre. If we talk about the importance, single malware is more than enough to clutter your everyday workflow. In the age of digital currency and AI, it is important to secure your device from any kind of malware and viruses.  When it comes to the privacy and security, it is your number one concern.

If you are wondering what the hell is malware? Let us make that clear to you, malware is something which can affect your device’s performance. It can be a worm, trojan horse, adware or spyware. Long story short, malware is not good for your device and you can not afford to ignore it.

If you are feeling a little bit intimidated by this. Don’t worry, we have compiled a complete list of some of the best malware removal tools for Windows in 2018.


Best Malware Removal Tools


Malwarebytes Anti Malware


Malwarebytes anti-malware is among some of the best anti-malware software in the market right now. If you are thinking of buying an antivirus protection, we would recommend you to buy Malwarebytes Antimalware. Not only it comes equipped with anti-malware, it also has anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and malicious website protection.

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Like any other premium program, it also has a real-time protection to watch over your device 24/7. Malwarebytes is among the top companies, when it comes to user satisfaction, ratings and business practices.

It comes with 14 days free trial, but we would highly recommend you to go for the premium version. For 1 year it will cost you $ 59.99 which is competitive if you consider the functionality it offers.

Download: Malwarebytes Antimalware 2018




Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus and anti-malware when it comes to fast execution and performance. It is among the best antivirus software when it comes to protection.

One thing which gains a lot of attention is ease of use and lightweight. Unlike any other protection software, it will not affect the performance of your device when it is running in the background.

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Apart from that, it also requires no special attention when it comes to dealing with viruses and infected files. Bitdefender will take care of anything without any user interference.

Download: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018


Hitman Pro

Hitman Pro is one of my personal favorite program to take care of malware, spyware, adware and slow computer. If your computer is running slow and you aren’t using any antivirus or antimalware, you can download and scan using Hitman Pro.

It will remove any malware, trojan, adware, tracking cookies or anything harmful entity from your device. Not only it takes care of harmful files from your device, it will make your computer perform better.

best malware removal tools

It is by far the straightforward and simple to use threat cleaning tool available for Windows devices. The only drawback this antimalware has is, you can only run a scan once on your device.

We would recommend you to go for a premium version. It will protect your computer 24/7 and will make sure your privacy is not compromised. With $24.99 it is one of the best malware removal tools.

Download: Hitman Pro



Spybot search and destroy is a straightforward and best spyware, malware, and adware removal tool in 2018. One thing which I really like about this program is, it is really lightweight and easy to use.

It will also no affect the performance of your device. Spybot is also offered in a portable version which can be used straight from a USB drive.

Best Malware Removal Tools

Spybot is offered with both free and paid version. However, you can not schedule a scan on a free version. If you spent most of your time online, it could be great security tool for you. It provides protection against phishing and untrusted sites.

Download – Spybot -Search & Destroy


Malware Fox

Another tool which is making name for itself is Malwarefox. Malwarefox is oriented towards ransomware protection and zero-day attacks. We all know, how badly ransomware hit last year. If that is your concern, we would recommend you to go for Malwarefox.

Best Malware Removal Tools

The interface is quick and easy to use. Program is also very lightweight and will not affect the performance of your device. The free version of Malware Fox can help you deal with malware, adware and browser cleanup.

One thing worth mentioning is that ransomware protection and zero-day attack protection are premium features. With the price of $24.99, it is quite budget friendly. Especially when you compare it to other programs that offer this much protection.

Download – MalwareFox  Antimalware 


Emsisoft Emergency Kit


Emsisoft Emergency Kit is among the best malware removal tools available for Windows devices. Not it has all the essential features you could ask for, but also very lightweight and fast. This program has won awards for security and can help you get rid of from Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malicious programs.

 Best Malware Removal Tools

Emsisoft Emergency Kit is also portable which makes it ideal for people always on the go. The target audience for this program is for tech support users. It doesn’t provide real-time protection, and can only be effective if the device is already infected.

Download – Emsisoft Emergency Kit




SuperAntiSpyware is oriented towards adware and spyware attacks and removal. SuperAntiSpyware is equipped with real-time scanning and behavioral tracking ensuring protection all the time.

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Like some of anti-malware mentioned in this list, this too comes with a portable version.  you can schedule either quick, complete or custom scans on a timely basis.

Download – SuperAntiSpyware


Windows Defender Security Center


Microsoft also provides a free tool to take care of your device. With earlier versions of windows, it was a separate application. But if you are using Windows 10 this comes as an inbuilt tool. Not only it will not affect the performance of your device, it also works silently in the background taking care of things.

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Although Windows defender is a basic tool and might not provide all the features. If you are looking for something more powerful and capable go for the premium version. Since premium versions come with real-time protection among other special features.


 Best Malware Removal Tools

So here you have the list of some of our favorite and most recommended malware removal tools. These tools will provide you best malware removal and protection. Let us know which tool you would be going to try? If you have any questions or queries let us know by commenting below.

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  1. Hi Ashish,
    Glad to see you mention Malwarebytes Anti Malware and Spybot which are the two anti-malware tools I use. I also have Microsoft Security Essentials running, at the recommendation of my “hardware guy”.

    For ransom-ware, consider common sense too! I had an email the other day threatening to infect my computer and reveal embarrassing pictures of me on social media unless I sent money to the emailer. Knowing that no such embarrassing pictures exist, I ignored the threatening email, sent no money, and I’m still happily online!

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

    1. Hey Joy,
      Thank you for stopping by. It is good to have a protection on our devices. Investing some bucks on a premium security is the best thing you could do in 2018. Many people take it for granted but last year’s ransomware attack was brutal.
      I am glad that you didn’t face any issues. Malwarebytes is truly one of the best protection available for your device.

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