BOClean - time for a name change!

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Paranoid2000, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

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    When I first heard mention of BOClean, I always assumed that it was limited to removing the BackOrifice program - only after spending more time at this forum did I find out about its more general trojan removal capabilities. For those new to trojans and other malware, the name probably carries less meaning - seemingly more suggestive of a personal hygiene product. :D

    Therefore I would like to suggest that Privacy Software Corporation consider a radical name change. Given the increasingly crowded nature of the anti-trojan market and the ever-growing sophistication of malware, it would seem crucial (from a marketing perspective) to have a name that promotes aggression and effectiveness. As such, possible choices could include TrojanEmasculator, CrackerDecapitator, MalwareMurderer or CyberSlaughter. :)

    To go with the new name, the product needs a new logo. A gold disc or toy horse doesn't suit a real killer product - but Cthulhu does:

    http://www.riseofcthulhu.altervista.org/index_file/cthulhu.jpg

    This sends a clear message to crackers everywhere - trying to attack a BOClean-protected system will lead to gut-wrenching horror, screaming insanity and a truly gruesome end (perhaps ending up in the tender mercies of Shub-Internet).

    (BTW, if Kevin or Nancy decide not to take up the new logo, please say so since Jimbo1989 is looking for a new avatar so could doubtless make good use of it). :D
     
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  2. Infinity

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    with those names it would definately be in the rogue list of Eric L. Howes

    :D :D
     
  3. Firecat

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    How about these:

    TrojanBuster
    MalwareBuster
    TrojanKicker
    MalwareKicker
    MalwareEjector
    MalwareGuard
    NastieScrub
     
  4. Infinity

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    Hi Firecat, are you related to Boclean?

    :D
     
  5. JayTee

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    Lol. Actually, Cthulhu is a great name. Everybody will be wondering: wt fish is that. And that is the great way to get people's attention...

    btw: I really love the NOD eye/logo. However, the BlackIce eye sucks big time.
     
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  6. nadirah

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    NO vulgarities please. I know what that means.
     
  7. Firecat

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    Not at all. I wonder why you'd want to ask that? I'm already official for MWTI.

    Have a great day:)
     
  8. Infinity

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    It was a joke Firecat, no prbs


    take care


    Inf.
     
  9. nameless

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    You're kidding, right? The letters "WTF" disturb you? If so, the only vulgarity occurred in your mind. You could have interpreted it as "what the freak" or something else. Either way, man are people here touchy.
     
  10. tazdevl

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    You live in Singapore, might want to consider your view on what is proper is a bit skewed from the rest of the world. :rolleyes:

    BTW used to live on Lermit Rd. near the Botanical Gardens, Russian Embassy was my next door neighbor, so I do have some perspective on this.
     
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  11. NICK ADSL UK

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    Thank you !
    It we could get back on topic that would be useful and from now on if we could leave out the abbreviation's
    Many thanks
     
  12. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Fellow Creatures,
    Either I dreamed it or read it somewhere but I think the next big release may have a new name :doubt: I will investigate a little and get back if I find anything for certain. I agree this fine program has gone well beyond it's original namesake.

    But....nevertheless BoClean=TrojanDefense :D ;)
     
  13. tazdevl

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    ETA on the release? Details?

    Isn't it just the addition of a OD scanner?
     
  14. Kaupp

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    Personally I think a downloadable 30 day no strings attached trial version would do alot more to grab peoples attention than logo and name changes

    what harm could it do?
     
  15. Firecat

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    Well here in India, the word 'crap' is considered vulgar in my class...nadirah, there are much worse abbreviations than wtf, so don't get heated up on that. While people do use such words, they never mean anything vulgar. So don't take it badly, OK?
     
  16. Bubba

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    Your definition and mine are probably different....but I feel their 30 day offer is to be commendable....even if some view it as "strings attached"

    BOClean EULA
    "If BOClean does not meet your expectations you are entitled to a refund of the total amount submitted if you return the BOClean install disk to the original place of purchase within 30 days."
     
  17. Bubba

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    As a reminder....It's already been asked\commented by an Admin in an above post...."we could get back on topic that would be useful and from now on if we could leave out the abbreviation's"

    Let's Please stick to the thread topic....BOClean - time for a name change!
     
  18. Firecat

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    Well OK then! how about ''NS Clean Protector Plus'' as a viable name?
     
  19. Firecat

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    Sigh..If only I could find an Indian reseller for TDS or BOClean...I'm missing out on all the ATs.
     
  20. tazdevl

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    BACK OT - anyone know what the name BOClean stands for or where they got the name?
     
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  21. Don Pelotas

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    Back Orifice Clean. :)
     
  22. mercurie

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    Exactly Don and as I said I think it has gone well beyond that now of course which makes a name change a good idea. I'm still digging and looking I will post back if I find it... Man oh Man maybe I did dream it. ;)

    Not sure but I think this is what I was thinking about.

    http://www.mickeytheman.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1438

    Read down a little ways. :)
     
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  23. Don Pelotas

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    AMK o_O o_O o_O ..........perhaps it stands for Attack Malware Knowingly. :D ;) :D
     
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    :p @ Bubba

    Unfortunately Merc, that thread you linked to doesn't have any updated info since 11/04.

    Doesn't seem to be any updated info floating around about upcoming changes to BOClean.
     
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