Malwarebytes claim: IObit is stealing signature databases

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  1. arran

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    -http://www.iobit.com/porn-games.html
    -http://www.iobit.com/naruto-hentai.html

    were these links there before? or has site been hacked?
     
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  2. pandlouk

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    I don't think it is hacked.
    Offline browser does miracles when scanning a site. ;)
    http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/portable_offline_browser.htm

    Panagiotis
     
  3. Inspector Clouseau

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    The downloads link to their own is360 program. So what i think is that they use that for search engines that people end up on that page. And honestly, if they advertise like that then they aren't better than any rogue software. Only difference is that they don't spam small downloaders that installs their software. But as a company (if it's even a real company...) they seriously spoiled their "name". Especially in the computer security business it's also about trust. I wouldn't buy any security software from a company that i don't trust. And trust is something what needs to get earned and cannot be advertised as other companies do.
     
  4. firzen771

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    exactly, its great hearing that from someone in the industry. with these new discoveries, this company is beyond gone, thers no way they will be able to fully recover and gain the trust and respect of users back...
     
  5. JohnnyDollar

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    Didn't they also have a toolbar that you could opt out of but would install anyway? Then didn't users have trouble getting rid of it?
     
  6. ePost

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    This is serious now. IOBit are letting their forum staff down. Now the forum staff are ready to jump ship. Read from the top down and also the next page: http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=4802&page=15

    Note the edit made by Solbjerg in the first post. Incredible!
     
  7. firzen771

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    well ive heard people having trouble removing it, but when i opted out nothing was installed for me so idk :doubt:
     
  8. Inspector Clouseau

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    I don't even think the toolbar is the real issue here. It basically doesn't matter anymore.
     
  9. firzen771

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    ye i agree, much larger issue here.
     
  10. pandlouk

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    A quick question.
    Is AVG affiliated with iobit? o_O
    -http://www.iobit.com/avg-com.html

    Panagiotis
     
  11. JohnnyDollar

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    Ok I never did get the facts, I was curious.

    In regards to Iobit defenders: Boy they may be starting to get a little egg on their face if these revelations about Iobits' unethical practices keep getting exposed like they have lately.
    The unconfirmed references about their product from other reputable sites, Mods deleting threads and then possibly turning on Iobit, the porn connection, the toolbar, and of course the database. This is better than a T.V. soap opera.:D
     
  12. firzen771

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    well all the download links (including the link that specifically says its for AVG starts a download for IObit 360... so this is even more dirt for them... someone may want to contact AVG about this and see if they can do something about it if they really arent associated...
     
  13. Inspector Clouseau

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    Well to begin with as a serious security vendor you don't select similar sounding names for your products for existing solutions. Hint: Norton Security 360 - All in one protection.

    For example there are lot's of rogues that name themselves like that
    http://remove-malware.com/antimalwa...antivirus-not-to-be-confused-with-norton-360/

    The major problem now is that they let the (possible volunteers) forum mods let the battle fight. That is highly unprofessional and should have been resolved by the senior staff of that said "company". Not doing so leads to the question do they even have employees? If yes, who'd be responsible for it? Honestly i can't imagine that none of their employees (remember: if they would have some) wouldn't contact his boss. Because they would be worried about their job there. So there is this possibility that this "show" is run just by a bunch of "teenagers" or completely unqualified people in the management. Either option is highly dangerous.
     
  14. ePost

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    This last one is too far out! What are these people doing?
     
  15. arran

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    Seems the IObit owners know they can't get back their good reputation, and they know they now have nothing to loose by putting up all these new links. IObit will now just turn into a spam rouge type site. feel sorry for the forums staff tho IObit ceo is obivously not going to show up any time soon.
     
  16. JohnnyDollar

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    You make a good point. Perhaps with this exposure more facts will bear out pertaining to who exactly is running that operation over there. If this goes to court then we will find out, but that could be a ways off from now.
     
  17. Fuzzfas

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    All i can say is ROFLMAO! :D At first i thought i made some mistake and i REALLY ended up in some chinese porn site. :eek:

    These guys are ubelievable! Using a sort of "porn phishing" in order to deliver security products. ROFL! Can you imagine this becoming a global trend in security vendors? LOLOLOLOL! What's next? Setting up crack sites and deliver Iobit Security through links for Keygens? Hey, maybe searching keygens for MBAM and as soon as you click the "get MBAM keygen" you end up with Iobit! How about that! ROFL! :argh: :argh: :thumb:
     
  18. the Tester

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    This is all so bizarre!
    Leaving the forum volunteers to attempt to answer for ownership's actions is basically giving up the way that I see it. Hiding from the fallout.

    Stick a fork in IObit. I can't see that company getting out from under this fiasco.
     
  19. Inspector Clouseau

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    I only make good points. :p You should have noticed that already :D
     
  20. arran

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    Like I say before the owners of IObit have given up, they know there is no way they can get back their reputation, and they have nothing more to loose. So I guess the links are to gain more google traffic.
     
  21. firzen771

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    iobit is completely done with all this new stuff found on them, none of their products will survive... and followup, has anyone contacted AVG yet about that site?
     
  22. ccomputertek

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    Duhhhh, don't you get it ? ! this will not affect them in any way, they will simply change the name of their company and product, happens all the time overseas.

    And why ten pages of posts ? is this really any of our business ? how many posting here are or were actually IOBIT customers ? If you never were then you should just leave it alone, it's not your problem.If your a malwarebytes customer it doesn't affect you either, simply continue updating and using the program.How many more pages of this ? Go out with your friends bowling or go have a drink FFS, why sit here all night creating page after page of posts if it doesn't concerne you ?
     
  23. JohnnyDollar

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    This is a security forum, what do you expect? You don't have to read it if you don't want to. Why don't you go bowling and quit worrying it?:D
     
  24. ccomputertek

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    Ok that'll be enough Johnnycash / JohnnyWadOfMoney :p
     
  25. JohnnyDollar

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    This topic has been thoroughly discussed that is for sure. I have to admit that I have been captivated with this whole issue. It has been very interesting and entertaining. :argh:
     
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