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Malwarebytes has recently uncovered evidence that a company called IOBit based in China is stealing and incorporating our proprietary database and intellectual property into their software. We know this will sound hard to believe, because it was hard for us to believe at first too. But after an indepth investigation, we became convinced it was true. Here is how we know.

Originally: http://forums.malwar...showtopic=29681


Also a thread in wot: http://www.mywot.com...ectual-property


review in pc magazine: http://www.pcmag.com...,2355884,00.asp


Scandalous Signatures

During the course of this review I lost contact with IObit—The company's representatives simply stopped answering my e-mails. On investigation I learned that Malwarebytes had accused IObit of stealing malware signatures. Malwarebytes' case seemed airtight to me. Malwarebytes created a unique non-malicious test file in their labs and added a signature for that file to its database. Within days that same signature turned up in


Also by default: By default, installation changes your homepage and search provider.


I think is better to blacklist their .exe.

U can download the the iobit security from cnet: http://download.cnet...4-10967594.html


I must explain that iobit is not a malware but when it thieves another company i think their instalation .exe is better to blacklisted by immunet.






Nevertheless, IObit did subsequently remove all of Malwarebytes' definitions from their database (thereby cutting their database size by ~40% in one fell swoop). Though we did not receive an apology from them, nor any official acknowledgment of their theft, this reaction speaks for itself. Removal of our intellectual property was what we wanted, and we therefore consider that we have won. We thank the community, online media outlets and our partners for their support in helping us achieve this favorable result.



Well they fix it but it is not good history for a security program

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i think they have learn and are not stealing signatures, this is 1 year ago and i do not think its an good idea to blog this.


Before one year yes.

1) they stealing signatures.

2)they included a toolbar that was made by Conduit a well known spyware company.

3) they promoting pages with porn sites.


security must be proactive that why i post it.

since they fix it we must trust them as a security software?


I say again it is no malware the iobit.

But it has so bad history for a security program.

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Immunet know this and we won't block Iobit, some vendors put toolbar in their product (I don't say the names) but I think you don't talk to disagreements (right or wrong) between two companies in our forums. A bit off topic, and you have put this topic in malware detections.



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