Malwarebytes wins case on it's classification of software as a PUP

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  1. hawki

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    That's nice. :-* Now then, about that "lawsuit" filed against quietman/Bleeping Computer by Enigma. Any hope for the same outcome, ie: to the curb?
     
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    Great news. :thumb: I hope that they loose other lawsuits also.
     
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    I believe MB did learn a lesson from this. That is if you're going to block a vendor's software, do so under the PUP/PUA category but address any reason why through private channels.
     
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    "Enigma Software Group Presses New French Lawsuit Claims Against Malwarebytes

    ESG's lawsuit against Malwarebytes asserts claims under French law for Malwarebytes' unlawful conduct of falsely labeling ESG's programs as "potentially unwanted programs" and blocking and interfering with them. Malwarebytes' tactics limit French users' ability to install multiple computer security programs on their systems, thereby not only disregarding consumers' choice but also leaving users more vulnerable to potential cyber attacks...

    ESG's spokesperson Ryan Gerding commented that 'Although Malwarebytes may attempt to bully ESG by targeting it because it's a strong competitor, ESG will not stand by silently while Malwarebytes improperly blocks French consumers' access to anti-malware programs of their choice'...

    As part of the French lawsuit, a detailed technical report has been submitted by the French Bailiff showing how Malwarebytes blocks users from accessing SpyHunter 4 and makes it difficult for users to get around Malwarebytes' block...

    ESG's lawsuit against Malwarebytes in California is still proceeding before the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit..."

    http://www.prleap.com/pr/259961/enigma-software-group-presses-new-french
     
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    Malwarebytes back to square one as appeals court rules blocking rival antivirus maker isn't on
    September 13, 2019
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/13/malwarebytes_enigma_blocking/
     
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    omG! This is still dragging on? Sticking up for your principles is one thing but this is so melodramatic, it's so obvious. I'm underwhelmed. :rolleyes: Instead of tossing fistfuls of cash at the various legal eagles for literally years, it's a shame more can't be diverted to QA and research and development. Then maybe this could be a force to be reckoned with in the hyper-competitive anti-malware world, instead of being ragged on every time a comparative study comes out.
     
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