Malwarebytes claim: IObit is stealing signature databases

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by webster, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. webster

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    malwarebytes is probably the best anti-malware software out there with the best signatures, one of the best heuristics and removal methods...no wonder iobit steals from them...and probably others do..if i were a security software vendor i would probably steal from them... it`s hard not to... keep up the good work malwarebytes!!! :thumb:
     
  3. nosirrah

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    Other companies are smart enough not to do this . Every vendor has trap defs , these fools did not read the rule book .
     
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    Looks like they took a shortcut, which turns out to be the wrong way :D :D
     
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    Read that announcement...thank god they outed themselves. I can't imagine such charlatans amongst the ranks of the security vendors.
     
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    A thread that was started on the IOBit forum has been very quickly deleted by the mods.
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    I saw that. :thumbd:
     
  8. ZZZ7

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    It figures,it's a terrible program anyway,it flags nothing but FPs.

    I'm surprised it is even recommended on this board.
     
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    ...and there goes another one deleted. That one lasted all of 3 minutes.
     
  10. trjam

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    never saw it as my avatar. ;)
     
  11. Scoobs72

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    Haha! :D
     
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    Malwarebytes is one of the security software companies I felt obligated to buy a license from, as their product is top notch.
     
  13. JohnnyDollar

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    I just watched them delete another thread on their forums.
    A member called them thieves and that they were deleting threads to
    hide the truth.
     
  14. trjam

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    I would agree with that. One of the few that offer a free version of their software that is very good. They deserve better.
     
  15. LoneWolf

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    I saw two more deleted. :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
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    I've totalled 4 so far. Whilst it looks highly suspect, iobit should be given a chance to formally respond to the accusation. It looks pretty damning...but you never know.
     
  17. trjam

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    YOU DONT DELETE POSTS! All that does is prove guilt. They could respond to each one if there is any evidence of innocence. I mean you can lock them, but deleting them just proves you are hiding. Maybe LWM will loan the time-out room to them.;)
     
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    every boddy here at wilders should delete the software from our pcs as we can not trust a company that likes to steal:)
     
  19. trjam

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    why did you put it on there to begin with. Come on, you folks jab me and rightfully so but even I am not going to start installing software from a new so called vendor because it looks good. You let people who know what they are doing test it out and then you decide. That is why I love this place.
     
  20. jmonge

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    i personally tried new software from time to time for testing purposes but look how a trusted company turned to be ''thieves'':D
     
  21. LoneWolf

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    And another one bites the dust. :blink:
     
  22. trjam

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    who labeled them as trusted? You? No offense but to me that title is earned with time, not detection.
     
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    And the guy that posted them has been banned as well. lol
     
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    I've been a fan of their Advanced SystemCare Pro and Smart Defrag, but after hearing this.. 50 dkp minus!
     
  25. jmonge

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    i hope they added this software(IObit) to the Malware data base to put it in quarentine:D
     
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