IOBit Theft Conclusion
Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:19 PM
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.
We have documented here and here how IObit's in-the-wild detection rates dropped from over 70% to under 20% overnight after removing Malwarebytes' definitions from their database. Unsurprisingly, IObit has abruptly ended its anti-malware comparison testing program. We invite all users to continue to compare our detection rates against in-the-wild malware to IObit's over the next several months. We know who we believe will be on top. And we look forward to continuing to improve our products and help the online community at large.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:23 PM
I'm glad that they have removed the database, although I wish that they had apologized to you too.
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:33 PM
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:58 PM
Well put - They say there was an apology , but I never saw it in actual print (non admission still) - I hope they now think first and act later -
The dispute will never be fully over until they PM you and say 'sorry' -
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:18 PM
I'm with you and I hope they will apologize even if it seems they are able to deny the obvious.
Hold your heads up Marcin, Bruce and all MalwareBytes' Corporation!
All the best
Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:28 PM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:45 PM
(@MysteryFCM):: Does this still stand: hosts-file.net/?s=iobit.com Fraudulent Security Application?
Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:41 AM
I wouldn't put it past them though to try it on again
Posted 10 December 2009 - 04:32 AM
On a side note, I notified TrendMicro that IOBit is stealing all the functionality of HijackThis in their product.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:07 AM
The only times I have ever seen thieves apologise for their actions are when they may gain some kind of benefit from the apology. But clearly that is not the case here. An apology implies guilt. And, as far as I can see, IOBit have not admitted to any kind of culpable guilt yet - even though they are OBVIOUSLY guilty of intellectual theft.
So I wouldn't expect an apology anytime soon.
Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:34 AM
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