Iobit Malware Fighter 2

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by cady4evr, May 21, 2013.

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  1. cady4evr

    cady4evr Registered Member

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    I have SAS and Malware Bytes.... I don't feel the need to install but this program has captured my attention since their Advanced System Care is good to me.... I would love to have your opinions on Iobit's Malware Fighter 2? A good addition? or no?
     
  2. aztony

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    I wouldn't use anything by Iobit, or recommend Iobit to anyone.
     
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  3. Triple Helix

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    Oh there we go again. :D
     
  5. spywar

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    If you knew its detection rate ...

    You should test out IoBit cloud

    http://cloud.iobit.com/

    It never detected any threats for me...
     
  6. Tyrizian

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    Did you ever do anything wrong in your life, something you may regret, especially thing's you did when you were younger?

    I stole a pack of gum and a few magazines when I was younger, does this still make me a bad person to this day, even though I am much, much older and smarter now?

    Absolutely not, I'm a good person now and would never do anything like that ever again, it's called making mistakes and learning from them.

    This happened in 2009

    Plenty of time for IObit to rethink their strategies, learn from their mistakes and move on.

    If they haven't done anything bad again and have changed for the better, then let them remake themselves, after all, IObit's business model is way different than what it was in 2009.

    In my opinion, This is an old exhausting topic that need's to be laid to rest.
     
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    It wasn't a stick of gum Iobit stole, or a few magazines. Theft of intellectual property is not in the same ball park, and the analogy is ludicrous. That said, you can patronize them all you want.
     
  8. Nebulus

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    This might be true for most corporations/firms, but when it comes to the security field, trust is more important than other aspects related to their business strategy. And after what they done in 2009, it is hard to trust them again.
     
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    Exactly, its not a light mistake, not a pop-up window or fake warning but a serious theft of intelletual properties done on a systematic basis up to when they were discovered. If you know what it means you would not compare it with a pack of gum. ;)
     
  10. Windows_Security

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    Love their promise (full protection, not half protection, 300% PC Speedup, not 30% increase), followed their recommendation, tried the Pro, but .... 300% PC Speedup did not work for me, makes me question the FULL protection o_O

    Boot time did not reduce to 1/3 of the boot time before installation

    Startup of applications (e.g. Outlook) was not reduced to 1/3 of application launch time

    PC did not increase processing speed from 2.5 Ghz to 7.5 Ghz

    CPU did not gave birth to four additional cores (still a dual core and not a six core processor)

    Anyone suggestions on what I did wrong?
     

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  11. siketa

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    You installed it.
    :)
     
  12. quanzi_1507

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    :argh:

    BTW Iobit is using Bitdefender engine now, since Bitdefender won't just partners with shady companies it may deserves a second chance after all.

    I still use their standalone SmartRAM (pre-2009) to monitor ram usage and can hardly think of another alternative that does the job just as well.
     
  13. Tyrizian

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    I admit, that was a crappy comparison on my part.

    I'm not saying what they did is ok, Which it isn't.

    But, if they truly think they can still continue after the fiasco that happened in 2009, then I say "Let's see what you got"....Basically giving them a second chance to see what they're made of.

    Can they improve? Can they be honest?

    Only time will tell.

    and I would like to see how it pans out.
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    I tend to remember an old saying.
    Ex thieves always make the best security guards.

    Just wonder if that is the case with iobit.
    Trust is very hard to obtain in todays world and they sadly broke that trust.

    Time is a great healer .
     
  15. spywar

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    And what version of BitDefender engine ? :D
     
  16. roger_m

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    I will install this soon and give it a try, as this is one of the many programs I try out when a new version is released.

    I have used previous versions, and the detection rate seemed to be poor.
     
  17. Nebulus

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    Come on, you have to give it some time, these things don't happen overnight! LOL
     
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    Business is business, and this one doesn't hurt Bitdefender one bit. IOBit being shady or not. Outside of the geek world, who really knows this kind of thing? Millions of people got no freaking clue who is using BitDefender engine or who stole what in the past or even currently.
     
  19. roger_m

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    I installed and did a scan, and it delete some malware I found. I think they may have been false positives, however the registry keys deleted were not quarantined so I was not able to restore them. In any case I don't think any damage was done, but in all honesty I just don't think the detection rate is anywhere near as good as MBAM. I don't have a malware collection to test it against, so this opinion is not based any testing, but on an infected computer I always install MBAM, and would never even consider installing this.
     
  20. mick92z

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    Ok
    Ok
    o_O

    I actually ran this program sandboxed, found nothing. I was surprised, I expected it to invent something (although it is free, so why ? ). Personally I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
     
  21. Brandonn2010

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    1. Why is this not in the anti-malware section, for more relevance and noticeabilty?

    2. Besides their past issue, I noticed something in this screenshot I don't much care for:

    http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/IObit-Malware-Fighter_7.png?1369128604

    It says if you don't have some of their other programs installed, you have a problem that needs to be "fixed." Do those other programs cost money? Seems like shady marketing to me.
     
  22. roger_m

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    The other programs are both free, but can be upgraded to paid versions with more features, just the same as you can do for Malware Fighter.
     
  23. atomomega

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    It is. It shouldn't say 'problem'.

    BTW, I remember v1 was portable. Does anybody know if this one is portable too?
     
  24. roger_m

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    PCMag just reviewed Malware Fighter 2, and were not impressed at all, giving it only a half star rating.
    and it gets worse...
    They even say "it reported seven thoroughly infested systems as perfectly clean." Not a good result at all, and all of the above are good reasons to not even bother trying this.
     
  25. EASTER

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    Ha. Why the "half star"? Maybe on appearances? lol

    It was hilarious reading the part that it's previous low ranking belonged to Spybot Search Destroy, and that even they done better then IObit.
     
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