Monday, November 2, 2009

IObit Steals Malwarebytes' Intellectual Property

Malwarebytes has recently uncovered evidence that a company called IObit based in China is stealing and incorporating its proprietary database and intellectual property into their software. Read the full story.

IObit replies with a declaration: "No hard proof shows that IObit stole database of Malwarebytes".

Few days ago, IObit has included a IE ToolBar in the software installation (quickly replaced by a Yahoo Toolbar).

The toolbar was made by Conduit, a well known spyware company. The mistake was done. Corrected, but unethical for a security company. IObit should have known.

There is more: IObit is hosting porn pages content with active link to porn sites:

Promoting security tools with porn pages. This is definitely unethical.