PCShieldDeluxe?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by whitedragon551, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Anyone know anything about this? They protect their site with McAfee which cant be good. Ive heard from some one, without any proof mind you, that its based on the Kaspersky detection engine? Anyone have any info on this thing.
     
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    Doesn't look good. WOT rating is poor and I found this review fairly easily. I've never used the software myself.
     
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    I didnt think it was worth anything. Theres another forum Im a member of where this guy is promoting this junk and I want proof for the others to see that its not so great.
     
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    It's nice that there are good guys like you in the world watching out for others! :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I try. Ive compiled a nice list of stuff that I learned about here and put it on my blog and I try to spread info from here as much as possible.
     
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    From what I've read about this company they're not far away from being a rogue outfit,with abysmal support and non existent refunds,one to avoid for sure.:thumbd: :thumbd:
     
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    The company has been around for quite some time and appears legit. The Shield Deluxe 2010 uses the BitDefender engine. I recall some older versions using the Kaspersky engine.

    http://www.pcsecurityshield.com/PP/dspShieldDeluxe.aspx

    Mind you I would not buy it, but none the less they are not rogue.
     
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    hpHosts disagrees: http://hosts-file.net/?s=pcsecurityshield.com

    It's in their database as a domain known to distribute rogue security software.
     
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    Wow thanks for that.
     
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    So basically according to that, Bitdefender licenses their software to a rogue company?
     
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    WOT ratings http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcsecurityshield.com

    Yes the anti-virus uses BitDefender's engine and their firewall uses COMODO.
    http://www.pcsecurityshield.com/lp/images_fw/Firewall1.jpg

    Their firewall costs 19.99 and it is the exact same firewall as COMODO offers for free.

    Image of their Security Shield, looks exactly like BitDefender.
    http://www.pcsecurityshield.com/lp/images_ss/popup/SS2010_large_1.jpg

    And yes they bought license from BitDefender, COMODO and other to re-brand their products.

    Thanks.:)
     
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    I doubt Softwin or Comodo will license their techs to a rogue company. But who knows? The Bitdefender engine seems to be in everything atm. :D:D I remember a rogue using the ClamAV engine.

    The old product of pcsecurityshield.com, Privacy Defender is still in SpywareWarrior's list. But that was in '05. PCSecurityShield has new products now.

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    @TonyW
    Maybe Steven hasn't re-evaluated the site yet?

    http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2009/12/fyi-to-pharmalert-and-other-reviewers.html
     
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    However, it is just funny that a Comodo Mod writes that a business partner of Comodo is "not far away from being a rogue". :blink:

    Cheers
     
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    What's so funny about that? I may be a forum mod but I have no affiliation to Comodo.I just say it as I see it.

    This product seems to me to belong in the grayware category,while not exactly being a full-on rogue,the company behind it appears to operate in a fairly dubious fashion.IMO companies should check more thoroughly exactly who they're jumping into bed with when licensing their technology.
     
  17. TonyW

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    The database entry I linked to was updated on 8 February. I know mistakes can and do occur sometimes, but Steven is usually very good with his research.
     
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