What do you make of this

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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  2. RejZoR

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    A non Symantec program with identical interface as Norton Antivirus 2006?
    It's a smelly fishy just because of this imo...
     
  3. Joe6pak

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    Magic Bullet, isn't that what Dr. Solomon's use to call their rescue disk?:rolleyes:
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Well if i remember correctly, Magic Bullet is a food blender from Top Shop (some TV shop). Lol:D
     
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    Hahahaha!! Right! lol ;)
     
  6. StevieO

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    Well say what you like, but how many AV's have Animations in them ?

    . . .

    http://www.csxtream.com/animation-expansion.html
    http://www.csxtream.com/mb/magicbullet.html

    . . .


    Does this give anybody any ideas ?

    http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/6339/apple0lg.gif


    StevieO
     
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  7. Brian N

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    Awesome blender, almost as good as the 'fat-go-away-belt' :p
     
  8. Albinoni

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    Hi Stevie,

    Personally speaking it would not bother me if my AV had or didn't have animations but I suppose it would look a bit groovy :eek:

    When you say scanning 300% than other manufacturs which ones ? Yes I've used fast and slow scanners, currently using NOD32 and have found it to be one of the fastest scanners out there. And fast scnning is not only the main thing, better and stronger detection is more important really.

    Also I've noticed that some of the Magic Bullet picts look a bit like Nortons Internet Security 2006, does this scanner use Nortons engine or which engine does it use ?

    Also is this product a standalone Antivirus or a all in one Security Suite ?

    Where does this product originate from ?

    Take care.
     
  9. bigc73542

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    you can safetly bet it doesn't use Nortons engine. They say they are located in the U.S. but the picture of their staff looks as if they are of asian decent.
     
  10. Firefighter

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    That's too old fashioned one. Look at the modern model of "fat-go-away-belt".

    http://www.lesliesansone.com/store/product56.html

    I'm pretty sure that with this you have lost 10 kg in a week. :D

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  11. <DreamCatcher>

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    Strange never heard of an AV company selling their products on E-Bay.
     
  12. bigc73542

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    Not only on Ebay but it is only $9.95 or make an offer. Can you believe this crud.
     

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  13. <DreamCatcher>

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    Yeah, I did think that BigC. Very suspect!
     
  14. Brian N

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    No way! I wanna sit on my butt eating burgers & drinking beers while losing weight. It actually works! Guaranteed by my TV :D
     
  15. Antarctica

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    Is it McDonald or Burger King TV?:p :D
     
  16. Firecat

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    A WhoIS IP search says they are in Columbia.....:doubt:
     
  17. Brian N

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    But I trust my TV .... :-*
     
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    the magic Flash from the home page is the only thing that takes your attention. They don't even have a detailed description of the AV :(

    And very strange....on the latest threast page they show Bloodhound.Exploit.61.
    Isn't Bloodhound the name for heuristically detected viruses by Norton? o_O

    And it was discovered on 25.03.06 and NOD32 detects it from 24.03.06. :)
     
  19. M.B.A.V.

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    Well this was interesting to see a posting of such. Why not contact us directly?

    The blender joke was funny..

    To start out my name is Greg, I am one of the officers at CSXTREAM.com and one of the engineers of Magic Bullet Antivirus And Security Suite.

    Yes we are a privately healed company and will always remain so. We are a National Defense Contract Provider for Security Solutions.

    We utilize our own custom scan engine and algorithm for trapping. The problem with the "Others" they all use similar technology that produces many false positives and causes the removal of many critical valid files in turn causing system issues.

    First off why degrade a product that is 9.95 on ebay? This is a simple market involvement that is to inform persons that there are alternatives to the less capable Norton, MacAfee and other manufactures. To even make you more curious we are offering our software for only ($0.99 Cents) because we can! It’s called introducing a product to new customers.

    It is however very strange you would not want to save money but I guess since you talk down on an application you know nothing about that show the level in which you preserve.

    Our Software Engineers at www.csxtream.com are all ( M.I.T.) PhD Holders in computer science engineering and perhaps some of the smartest people in the world so we know a few things and yes our technology is unmatched.

    There is not one false claim on the site nor anywhere for that matter. We have the data by independent companies to back all claims.

    Trust in Symantec? They can’t even pay their taxes or employ good American people. Wow they provide India based support taking jobs from your country. Currently the I.R.S. is after them for 900 Million + in back taxes, look it up for yourself.

    We are located in the U.S. simply read the site for information. Our support is FREE and updates are FREE. We also have one of the lowest yearly service fees.

    Before slandering a product, take a moment and know what you say, it only makes you look silly in the end when you’re wrong. Everyone has the right not to like a product.
    Our 1.2 million customers would not agree with you.

    This post is not met to attack anyone just to ask you to make comments a little more geared towards an informed view. If there is anyone that whishes to know more please contact us, Thank you.

    Have a great day.
     
  20. pykko

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    Are you sure they are all using similar technology? I don't think so...and about many FPs take for example NOD32 or even Symantec. hey don't produce many FPs...and there are many others.

    Less capable Norton, McAfee and other manufactures ? ? ?
    Do you think you are the best and all other AV companies are "garbage"? I"m very interested to see a reiable AV test between you and those other AVs. ;)
     
  21. flyrfan111

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    I think it is strange that they are a privately "HEALED" company, Since they are all M.I.T. Grads, I presume that means they can speak and write English and perhaps they were all ill and were healed by a private doctor, or is it they have not reached the IPO point yet? I am not sure but it smells of a ripoff scam if you ask me or worse.
     
  22. Technodrome

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    So you need people with PhD to rip off Symantec's GUI? Interesting. Smartest? LOL.

    1.2 million customers? I bet you don't even have that many visits on your web site.


    tD
     
  23. Firecat

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    Well, it is nice that you do use your custom scan engine.....But as for the "others", actually the other AV engines are quite different from each other in quite a number of ways - scanning algorithms, unpack engine, heuristics, signatures, update algorithm, malware removal algorithms and a lot of other things differ amongst various AV engines. And you don't need to work for an Anti-Virus manufacturer to know this stuff.

    Although it is nice to market a product via any means possible, eBay is normally not considered the best method of selling software, and that is probably why the product is dubiously looked upon by various users here. Nevertheless, its not the medium of purchase, but rather the reliability that matters, so I won't complain on this.

    However, calling Symantec and McAfee as 'less-capable' is IMO not very professional, and neither is providing the info on Symantec not paying taxes. You work for a professional company, and it is very unprofessional of you to openly bash other competitor's products, especially the market leaders, when in fact you have copied one of the market leader's user interface.

    However, it is good that another vendor has entered the AntiVirus market. The best way to gain trust and marketshare is by having some awards, which is why I recommend that you get Magic Bullet tested by AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, Checkmark or some other popular AntiVirus testing group. The awards will speak more than a million words on just how good your product is. :)
     
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  24. bigc73542

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    M.B.A.V., we have some very knowledgable members here and this is a well known security forum. This is not the place to come and make unsubstantiated claims as we just don't go for that here. We deal in results and facts, not claims that are obviously contrived or just flat out falsehoods. Submit your product to a reputable av testing site such as www.Av-Comparatives.org and then come back with the results and then we will see what kind of product you have. Although it is very suspect since you couldn't even design your own GUI, You had to rip off Norton av's.

    bigc
     
  25. StevieO

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    Magic Bullet/csxtream.com shows they are a microsoft certified partner http://www.csxtream.com/

    http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/8876/mb13xl.th.png

    https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40012706?PS=3

    Microsoft Resource Directory search http://directory.microsoft.com/mprd...Radio&languageDropDown=173&countryDropDown=US

    I did find a Silver Bullet Technologies, but the're in transport !

    Found this page and searched for csxtream.com

    http://directory.microsoft.com/mprd.../solutionfinder.microsoft.com/sdk/?SFsite=mrd

    http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/7279/cxfind10ob.th.png

    I might have been looking in the wrong place/s, or ?


    StevieO
     
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