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#41 DragonMaster Jay

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:26 PM

That makes it look pretty conclusive as regards their ethics. ;)


I find it amusing that the rating isn't changing. I guess people are content to leave bad comments, but not to go farther than that. Although I guess I can understand them not wanting to do something that they might have to go back and change later on, assuming they would want to undo their rating once the issue is resolved.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:28 PM

Hey guys ;)

I can imagine how angry you are that someone steals what you have worked so hard for !

Greetz, Red.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:29 PM

Me being an optimist, I suppose that I would find something positive about this whole situation...The fact that they chose MBAM, says something IMO...

However, this is NOT cool... ;) :)

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:30 PM

This is being spread in several languages; a lot of websites start to mention it, after reading from here or twitter.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:35 PM

Wow...
You guys get my full support.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:39 PM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

I find it amusing that the rating isn't changing. I guess people are content to leave bad comments, but not to go farther than that. Although I guess I can understand them not wanting to do something that they might have to go back and change later on, assuming they would want to undo their rating once the issue is resolved.


I agree. It only takes a moment to select the Reputation Rating. The comments help but DO NOT affect the rating. If nothing else, stealing another vendor's Intellectual Property certainly has an affect on their trustworthiness and vendor reliability. If you are a member of WOT and posted a comment, but did not select a score on reputation, please go back to the page http://www.mywot.com...obit.com#page-1 and click the link to edit the Reputation rating.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:04 PM

I usually never post here, but I hope you guys follow through and make them pay for their crime.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:07 PM

The ethical issues have really cancelled out any good comments now.
And it will be interesting to see just how they respond to the allegations because I don't think they can ignore them.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:09 PM

I hope people are changing the ratings, I do know that sometimes even though there is alot of red the WOT ratings stay green, I have no idea why this is but I now always read the comments.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

I agree. It only takes a moment to select the Reputation Rating. The comments help but DO NOT affect the rating. If nothing else, stealing another vendor's Intellectual Property certainly has an affect on their trustworthiness and vendor reliability. If you are a member of WOT and posted a comment, but did not select a score on reputation, please go back to the page http://www.mywot.com...obit.com#page-1 and click the link to edit the Reputation rating.


Comments have no effect on the rating. Comments and ratings are separate.

The rating will go red when some more of the regulars change or add their rating. WOT works on a "trust" system. The fewer ratings you have given the less your rating effects the overall. There are a bunch of new raters so it isn't moving the color to yellow or red.

Be careful though and don't sign up new accounts (not saying anyone would) to rate with. That will set the page into "Controversial" mode because of the conflicting ratings and shut down the ability for anyone to rate.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:11 PM

Wow, that's crazy! Just saw Bill P's (@billp of WinPatrol) tweet about it (and retweeted).

Now you can't just question the legitimacy of an anti-malware app (i.e. whether it's rogue or not), now you have to worry whether a "legit" app is stealing someone else's work?!? Not good.

I wonder if they'll (IOBit) say anything? I hope you (Malwarebytes team) get this situation resolved to your liking. ;)
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

I have a big fan of mwb.... i have been able to clean up crap on pcs that no other program can do. I have posted in facebook to all my friends to see this and not ot use IOBit software.. everyone use what power you can to help in the fight ;)

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:24 PM

I would think these people will think about what they have done with all the uproar but unfortunately it is too late already. I have NO idea how good or bad their programs are but that in unimportant now.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:28 PM

I would think these people will think about what is done with all the uproar but unfortunately it is too late already. I have NO idea how good or bad their programs are but that in unimportant now.


They will have to give seriously consideration to what they have done now, because their reputation (if they have a one to start with) will be in tatters as the word spreads wider.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:38 PM

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They are getting up!
I can hear them yawn already... ;)
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:38 PM

Wow, that's crazy! Just saw Bill P's (@billp of WinPatrol) tweet about it (and retweeted).


Not just Bill. Alex posted at SunbeltBLOG: Sunbelt Blog: IOBit accused of stealing Malwarebytes database and the link to his blog post was tweeted from both his account and @sunbeltsoftware

The power of Twitter: http://twitter.com/#search?q=IObit

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

Information posted on the French MS Private MVP NewsGroups (microsoft.private.mvp.french.discussions).

PS: 2 am here in Paris. I let you Americans, go on with all this... bye! ;)
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

First, I would like to extend my gratitude to the folks at Malwarebytes...
MBAM has helped a few friends out in time of need.

I don't travel forums much anymore so don't be surprised if this is my first and last posting.
I do post quite extensively though at the Forums on www.mywot.com
Here's my input about this situation, WOT style

I'll send off emails to every download site that offers IOBit

Did you know they have a RegNow affiliate called: evonsoft.com ?
It's right there in the DNS records. (iobit.net redirects to iobit.com but evonsoft.com shares a-records with the same IP), LOL.

I hate scams, phish's, spam, and malware.
Hope you guys get IOBit shut down for this; yeah... I'm a positive thinker. ;-)

peace,
- G7W




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