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Re: avast! Free with IOBIT Security
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2010, 09:03:15 AM »
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Yes, 30 days is ancient in the malware world. A lot of the stuff only has an active life of a few days.
So you're trying to tell me MBAM is quite sufficient in dealing with new threats? OK, then, post me personally and I'll send you a virus list, so that you will see what would come out, and hopefully that will stop you from be so confident.
Didn't you see I had agreed that it was the regions where it's used that mattered? While you're sicking to the point 'Oh, no, MBAM is special but effective anywhere'.
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Re: avast! Free with IOBIT Security
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2010, 03:35:40 PM »
MBAM is not the panacea and never was.
It's good as a second opinion.
But the best on demand scanner would be www.virustotal.com :)
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2010, 10:25:14 PM »
Virustotal can be confusing though. If you submit something there and only a couple or a few of the scanners show a detection, how do you know if it's really bad and just very new or if those few products are showing false positives? I 've seen both scenarios be true, mostly when the detections are due to heuristics or PUP scanning. I have also seen things detected by many of the scanners that aren't really harmful malware but things the AV vendors don't think you should be using.
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Re: avast! Free with IOBIT Security
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2010, 10:30:51 PM »
Virustotal can be confusing though. If you submit something there and only a couple or a few of the scanners show a detection, how do you know if it's really bad and just very new or if those few products are showing false positives?
You don't konw for sure. But it's better to rely on 40+ scanners than only in the one in your computer...

I 've seen both scenarios be true, mostly when the detections are due to heuristics or PUP scanning.
You can take the conclusion that the file is only a PUP.
Or, if the malware name is dangerous, conclude that heuristics are detecting a very new malware.

I have also seen things detected by many of the scanners that aren't really harmful malware but things the AV vendors don't think you should be using.
Yes. There is inoffensive keygens/cracks that will be detected. It's up to you, with the advice of 40+ scanners :)
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2010, 04:46:24 AM »
I just bought and removed Advanced SystemCare 3.6.1 PRO & Security 360 1.45 PRO.  Security 360 just reporting false positive (767 threats) then in couple days later reported the same 767 threats.  I used other major programs such Avira & Avast Internet Security Suite plus MBAM & SuperAntiSpyware to double check the finding from IOBIT....none was detected.

I decided to removed IOBIT from my system completely!  I would have never bought IOBIT if I known it came from CHINA.  I am an Asian, being used too many FAKE product from China.  When it comes to intellectual products and health products I just stay away from it.

I am currently running my browser "CHROME" in Avast Sandbox "Process Virtualization".  I am done with IOBIT...buyer beware!!!!!!!!!!!


P.S The toll free number for customer support is not even working YET!!!!!!!!   From IOBIT home page, there is nothing mention it is a CHINESE company.  People on the sites....are whites.  There is no address or contact number for IOBIT.  Probably own and run by bunch of college kids.

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Re: avast! Free with IOBIT Security
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2010, 01:04:49 PM »
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From IOBIT home page, there is nothing mention it is a CHINESE company.  People on the sites....are whites.  There is no address or contact number for IOBIT.  Probably own and run by bunch of college kids.
Ah, well, the funders were two college students from China, but the company itself was a USA-based, that is, except for its founders, it has nothing to do with China. Also, I assure you that fewer than 1% computer users in China are acquaintant with IOBit. MBAM got to select its dictions more carefully when saying 'a China-based company is stealing our database'.
What's more, you have used too many 'fake produdts' ...well, probably (and most likely) that's because you got poor ability when it comes to telling fake AVs.....
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Re: avast! Free with IOBIT Security
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2010, 02:48:27 PM »
I don't care if it is China or Timbuktu, what they have done in the past, Iobit deserves all the scorn poured on to it. I have no idea of its origins (nor really care), but if it were a US based company do you think MBAM would have had so much of a problem getting Iobit to remove their signatures.
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