boombastik Posted November 3, 2010 Report Share Posted November 3, 2010 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. http://forums.malwar...showtopic=33217 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 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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