Before I begin, I would like to remind everyone that in every field there are two types of people, one who work hard tirelessly to improve their product and others who simply rip off and profit from other’s hard work. The team at IOBit falls in later category.
I have been watching an interesting development for the past two days, Lee Mathews has a complete story. To put it in a nutshell, the guys behind IOBit 360 ripped off all database information from Malwarebytes(another anti-malware software developer). In layman’s term, it means that IOBit 360 stole technology from Malwarebytes.
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The folks at malwarebytes confirmed that IOBit indeed is using a stolen database.
“The final confirmation of IOBit’s theft occurred when we added fake definitions to our database for a fake rogue application we called Rogue.AVCleanSweepPro. This “malware” does not actually exist: we made it up. We even manufactured fake files to match the fake definitions. Within two weeks IOBit was detecting these fake files under almost exactly these fake names.”
We covered two previous posts on IOBit 360 before this event took place and today we regret it. So what now? If you are using IOBit 360, I would recommend emailing them and letting them know that you don’t want to be part of the company that is infringing on other’s intellectual property. Or if you feel betrayed you can simply switch over to Malwarebytes and receive better protection.
Perhaps what is most astonishing is that their website promotes porn and spyware, as far what my experience tells me, no reputable company will ever ever ever do this. I am too ashamed to link to their spam pages here, but as a proof I am leaving the links in the comment section. You be the judge!