Glarysoft Malware Hunter is a relatively new security solution that claims to detect and remove malicious programs and other threats from your Windows PC. It has both an on-demand scanner which is useful for regular PC scans and a resident scanner that continuously monitors running processes for suspicious activities. It also has a module that protects the privacy of users as they install and use various applications or when they browse different websites in their web browsers.
Malware Hunter presents an interface with three on-demand scanning options – quick scan, full scan, and custom scan. This is a very common interface in many anti-malware utilities. The quick scan provides a very fast scan of your system but scans only critical areas. The full scan scans every nook and corner of your PC and leaves nothing un-scanned. This is why the full scan is recommended when the first time you launch Malware Hunter in order to make sure that no malicious files remain on your PC. The custom scan is something you can tailor to your needs.
In the settings, you can choose if you want a right-click Windows File Explorer integration, whether you want to scan the compressed files (for example, ZIP archives), enable or disable automatic updates, toggle real-time scanning of processes and more. You can also add files or folders to white list or the block lists.
While this security solution still a newcomer, Malware Hunter does offer some potential and used your mainstream malware protection software. However, you can improve your defense against malware if you use Malware Hunter in conjunction with other on-demand security tools like SUPER AntiSpyware, IObit Malware Fighter or ESET Online Scanner.