This is all very old news. Sounds like a bunch of Malwarebytes employes, The problem was that they had used some database files. Which they confessed to and rectified the situation.
I have been dealing with IObit for some time, and I have used Malwarebytes, Nothing is perfect and I found other software that did a better job then Malwarebytes. which to be fare, I'm sure they have improved some by now.
To come here and slam someone because you read it on the internet is both foolish and nigh-eve.
Companies like Nortons black list IObit's Advance System Care because they want you using their software,
Grow up people, welcome to the real world.
BTW IObit posted on there forum several yrs ago what had happened. Issued an apology and rectified the issue
I don't trust malwarebits...they just hate IOBIT for offering free features for which they are asking money. And Iobit have nore features.
"This is the official response that IObit has provided: “After carefully tracing and investigating the history of IObit’s database, we find that someone used the submission page which is disabled now (http://db.iobit.com/deal/sdsubmit/index.php ) to submit samples with the same names from Malwarebytes. Unfortunately, IObit database analyzer carelessly used the names provided by the submission. This mistake can be understood because it is very normal - Many enthusiastic IObit users find there are samples missed by IObit Security 360 but detected by other anti-malware products, then they would submit these samples to us and provide names defined by other anti-malware vendors.”
At the time of writing this IObit has deleted all disputed items from its database (temporarily) and has updated the database of IObit Security 360."
I have used both Malwarebytes software and numerous IOBIT software. I don't see where any of the software attributes have been stolen from MALWAREBYTES. Their are simularities in function and, frankly if anything, I would venture to say that IOBIT has taken an interest in improving upon some of the software already available for free download and use. I find nothing wrong with that. I'm sorry I don't agree with those who take issue with perhaps simularities in software function. I do think that IOBIT takes an interest in improving upon what is commonly available as freeware.
Anyone claiming that IObit.com steals or is misusing database information from malwarebytes.org has their head up their butt. The simple fact that they utilize USER SUBMISSION as a basis for catching new malware means that there are inherent flaws (E.g. someone notices that malwarebytes has picked up a new malware heuristic and IObit hasn't so they copy the information and submit it via the USER SUBMISSION site) this behavior is common place in the computer security industry, because more often than not its people who catch the first signs of a virus or malware program. It's because of these people that computer security companies do so well. I'm sure that if you checked the entirety of malwarebytes.org's database you'd find plenty of cases where their own heuristics have the same name as an other company's database. Its called common sense people! Use the brains that god gave you and make decisions on your own. Its more than just a hat rack!
Iobit has the highest download ranking at DOWNLOAD.CNET.COM for utilities&operating systems,it also rank at the most download software for last week at no 7! Doesn't mean that this company from china,their software are bad! I have been using iobit advanced system care for like 2 years and i think it did a very good job for my pc.
Not only have they stolen Intellectual Property from Malwarebytes, but they make it hard for even an IT person to understand the changes they make to the registry without backing up the particular locations to be changed and then doing a diff view. With titles like "Optimize such-and-such", I don't trust what they're doing.
Also, looking at some of their other tools, I suspect they may have stolen Intellectual Property from other companies such as Piriform. I will be investigating this.
I find this site and their software very good. every body keeps bringing up about ethical Issues..If I am correct that has been solved so why not move on and accept this company for good software. haven't you made mistakes in the past or are you perfect?
Over all this software is a main install on my computers.
Very Bad, Go no futher! I downloaded a bogus anti virus/spyware type program which said that I had umpteen trogans (when I knew that I didn't) and then wouldn't let me back into my o/s. Had to fight it and force it to let me back in.
The defragger is great however.
This is one of the best software vendors ever. Basically, these guys provide a variety of tools, including anti-spyware (Issues regarding possible stealing from Malwarebytes resolved nearly a year ago. As of 4/3/2011), computer maintenance (Best I've tried thus far, beating the likes of Boostspeed and Glary Utlities), as well as computer tweaks to optimize PC Gaming. Lastly, they offer most of their software in free as well as paid versions. Smart Defrag is totally free!
They have legal problems with the database stolen malwarebite's, which was used for antivirus IObit Security 360 ... only that, the defragmenter is one of the best freeware out there, so do not disvalues that. Thanks so much
There is no spam on the site nor in software, there is a question in instalation process if U want to add toolbar.
Very good software, I'm using it from many years.
IObit is not stealing - if they were there would be case in court but there was none, some evidence were shown sow what stops Malwarebytes from doing so? Fake proves. Read iobit answer:
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