Would someone give info about these products please?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by acr1965, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Two products-

    First is CyberDefender. It looks to be a suite of anti-malware products minus a firewall. There is a free and paid version. I am wondering if anyone knows which anti-virus and anti-spyware engines are used.

    http://www.cyberdefender.com/

    The second is X-Cleaner from x-block. It looks to be an anti-malware/super-duper cleaning suite. Has anyone used this? Is the cleaner pretty aggressive or comparable to CCleaner? Also, is it an in-house spyware scanner or from some other company?

    http://www.xblock.com/

    Thanks.
     
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    Note on CyberDefender: We originally listed CyberDefender on this page out of concerns that the vendor behind the product was the same company that previously released Spyblocs/eBlocs, an application with a bad history of aggressive, deceptive advertising and illegal force-installs. Although we found no major problems in our initial testing with CyberDefender beyond false positives that were quickly cleaned up, and while the vendor itself halted the sales of Spyblocs and vowed not to repeat the same mistakes with CyberDefender, we decided out of caution to impose a three month probation period before we would consider re-testing and, if warranted, de-listing the the product from the Rogue/Suspect list. During that three month probation period we monitored the behavior of the company. When we encountered a spurt of advertising for the product through adware, we refused to de-list the product and imposed a second three month probation period. At the end of the second three month probation period we re-tested CyberDefender, again finding no problems serious enough to justify listing the program on this page. As we have observed no advertising of the product through adware for many months, and as the program itself exhibits no problems serious enough to warrant listing on this page, we have decided to de-list CyberDefender from the Rogue/Suspect list and can no longer regard the program to be "rogue/suspect."

    Note: same company as Spyblocs / eBlocs

    [A: 12-27-05 / U: 7-8-06]

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

    X cleaner is a anti malware application with a crap cleaner built in. I noticed when i used the built in crap cleaner my system became very unstable.

    Prevx and Boclean might be better options.
     
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    acr1965 Registered Member

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    thanks for the info!!
     
  4. Alan Wallace

    Alan Wallace Registered Member

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    The engines are designed in house and not licensed. This is also the only security suite that is able to work on a machine with another security suite.
     
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