When downloading from this site, clicking on the Download button REDIRECTS you another download, which is SNEAKY enough in it's design to pull you into downloading that PUP. This happened to me when I attempted to download SmartDefrag 2.9 for trial purposes/research. I consider REDIRECTS to be a VERY POOR reflection on a company. My professional rating for IOBIT.COM is FAIL! I own a computer security company and will pass this experience on to my customers
ASC is a beautiful program but Iobit's marketing has crossed the line. It ranges from ads on the programs, junk installs, dumb Facebook and Twitter icons on the programs themselves, ads for their own programs, implying that they only did partial cleanups and one needs to buy the paid version to get full results, changing their downloads to Cnet...The list goes on and on and on...
Then combine that with an obvious attempt to deceive WOT users. Note how many of their green reviews have only filed one comments for more evidence.
Can be trusted!! to the fullest! ^^
Don't give in to those 'stealing copyrighted contents' Nerds lol.
Because believe it or not, NO they did not copy, but they have made their data and made a software greater then the other security companies MB ^^ the Chinese company did not copy... But REFINED their own, refined again and made the software even better then the so called good original =)
Lets all face it!! China is way ahead when it comes to technology!! Why do they make it better?? Because they think ahead! Plus They were not charged but only accused my an American Malware company. MB taking out competition!
Why do we need competition of AV to keep our Computers safe?! Face it! Computers are not CHEAP! Someone managed to copy your AV data and improve on it... I'll be mad! But as for taking out competition by making a big deal out of what you think happened (yes people will say "we have evidence") =_=. I mean find a red had and just point and accuse . But in this case no copying was needed, even if they took some data it would of been data that is used once and thrown away like a candy wrapper! and never used again as the software updates :)
(if it was used at all)
Just don't buy any duds lol.
One of the worst, if not THE worst, and least effective antivirus/antimalware products out there. I have a feeling all of these "good site" reviews have been posted by IOBIT themselves.
In addition, they were caught stealing Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware's malicious entries database.
<strong>STAY AWAY! STAY AWAY! STAY WELL AWAY!</strong>
Ils volent les bases anti-virales de Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ! Voir ici -> http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681
They are stealing databases of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ! See here -> http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681
This site was found to contain products that were obtained by stealing intellectual property of other companies.
Here's a warning for all users of their products.
You can read the original claim here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681
iobit is safe but I heard stuff like they steal program coding from other companys.. I Installed a iobit program it put something on the start menu that i couldn't remove at all.. I had to reinstall then remove it for it to go away.. Never using iobit again
IOBit sucks at ethics
IOBit is a Chinese software company that produces system optimization and security applications for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Yesterday Techdows ran a story claiming that IObit’s Advanced SystemCare 6 beta was installing browser extensions/spyware without consent. This was hardly news, as IOBit have a long history of bundling malicious spyware with their apps. IOBit have also been linked to other companies (usually listed as “partners” on the IOBit website) which are known to distribute malware. There is significant evidence suggesting they also own Evensoft; known for rogue disk cleaning software.
Sadly this isn’t the first time IOBit has violated their users rights or displayed questionable ethics. Previous versions of their website had pages claiming that Advanced SystemCare could improve your pornography viewing experience. (The links; http://www.iobit.com/porn-games.html and http://www.iobit.com/naruto-hentai.html have since been removed by IOBit, however they can still be found on various internet archives.) In 2009 IOBit displayed fake reviews on their website, falsely claiming that their security product had been recommended by Forbes and CNN. In addition; positive reviews for IOBit products were posted before those products had even been released.
In late 2009; IOBit was caught stealing the database definitions of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and incorporating them into their own security product. When confronted by this claim; rather than apologize and amend the situation – they instead chose to blame their users. They eventually removed all of Malwarebytes’ definitions from their database (~70% of the entire database), however they never issued a formal apology for their misconduct.
IOBit have a bit of a PR problem too. In this forum thread; an IOBit staff member specifically linked to negative reviews of IOBit software and claimed that they were being made with “evil intentions.” A CNET user claimed that IOBit’s Advanced SystemCare crashed his/her system. IOBit’s management literally described this review as “rude and total racism.” Furthermore, they incited their users to reply to the review on CNET. Many comments went as far as calling the user a “moron” and claiming he was incapable of operating the software.
Websites and individuals that promote IOBit’s software should be ashamed that they are contributing towards such unethical practices. They distribute spyware, push rogue software, publish fake reviews, steal intellectual property, intimidate users and promote pornography. Why hasn’t anybody shut them down yet?
I've been using IObit's Smart Defrag utility in my computers for years. It has an unobtrusive advertisement at the bottom of the utility that can be hidden. No trouble or spam from their website.
Smart Defrag is the 11th-most popular Windows utility [downloaded from] CNet.
McAfee's siteadvisor.com says "We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."
There appears to be an old story about Malwarebytes vs IObit. Maybe it's true. For me, I rate IObit's website "All-Green."