IObit: do you trust them?

  • Yes

    Votes: 7 16.3%
  • No

    Votes: 36 83.7%
  • Total voters
    43
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PEllis

It has been around 7 years since the drama with Malwarebytes, what are your thoughts on IObit today?

Not too long ago I did a reset of Windows 10 and I installed Advanced Systemcare Ultimate. IObit Uninstaller was installed along with it; I didn't see anywhere where I could opt-out. I planned on installing it anyway, but still.

IObit went in the right direction by getting the Bitdefender engine IMO, but they really need to work on their own. According to their website, they have improved it. I don't know how effective the IObit Anti-Malware engine is, though.
 

_CyberGhosT_

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Just based on their actions concerning the "Malwarebytes" incident even though it was years ago I wont use them.
I know the uninstaller seems to be a solid product, the systemcare utility I am unsure of because I utilize what I feel to be a far superrior
solution in Kerish Doctor Kerish Doctor 2016 - PC Troubleshooting, Cleaning, Performance Optimization, and Anti-Malware
This is just for me, others may not feel the same, but the software I install I want to be proud to say I use and support them, iobit did
something that violates that trust and left a black mark on their reputation, adding Bitdefender improved their product yes, but it does
nothing to remedy their underhanded business practices (imho).
Thanks for the post PEllis96.
PeAcE
 

Myriad

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Ha !

I've just posted about the IO-Bit / MBAM scandal in the Cylance thread ..... spooky ! :)

But yes , I agree about their Uninstaller ... it's one of the best .

Please , I don't want to spark another flame-war about Revo ( and I used their pro version for years )
it's just that IO-Bit Uninstaller seems to scrape up more of the left-overs , with "powerful scan " .

As for the rest of the IO-Bit products ..... erm , thanks , but no thanks !

But do I trust them ? .... No , I probably don't .
 
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LabZero

How do you mean for "trust"?

Regarding the privacy, we have written tons of posts about chinese companies.
About the reliability I've tested Iobit Uninstaller, good product.
Driver Booster has downloaded a wrong driver but the installation was interrupted and no problem, other drivers are updated positively.
Malwarefighter, well I tested the old version and I don't want to comment, here's my review for those interested.

User Review - IObit Malware Fighter 3.3.0.8 Free Version
 

Logethica

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Trust?......Well..No less than a few other currently popular security/optimisation software companies (that I will not name)..
although I do hate having additional (unwanted) software bundled with the one I wish to download.

I have used a few IObit software in the past:
  • Advanced Systemcare: I did not find that it improved my PCs performance.
  • Driver Booster: It was OK
  • Uninstaller: One of the better IObit softs..I was happy with this one. (But replaced it with CCleaner)
  • Smart Defrag: Pretty Good (But I prefer Auslogics Defrag)
  • Malware Fighter (Real Time): Not a Fan (despite the BD engine)...Boot-time increased significantly
I currently have NO IObit software on my system,and no plans to do so in the near future.
 

Myriad

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PEllis

How do you mean for "trust"?

Regarding the privacy, we have written tons of posts about chinese companies.
About the reliability I've tested Iobit Uninstaller, good product.
Driver Booster has downloaded a wrong driver but the installation was interrupted and no problem, other drivers are updated positively.
Malwarefighter, well I tested the old version and I don't want to comment, here's my review for those interested.

User Review - IObit Malware Fighter 3.3.0.8 Free Version
I mean just in general as a company. Would their history deter you from using their products?
 

jamescv7

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Iobit background performance as a company is not already good including MBAM's incident.

Their products are already bind on some isolated issue that still exist until now.

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So the logic here, once a single problem ignore; sooner it will create huge problem.
 

DJ Panda

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Do I trust who?
- IObit company..
- China-based software..
- One product of many IObit software..

I assume the 17 'No' votes are based on being China-based software. The users' that have IObit Uninstaller or Advanced System Care didn't vote Yes, why am I not surprised. :rolleyes:
I have no hate for different contential area softwares. Every software wherever has some government control over it most likely. I am not a racists and hopefuihopefuilly nobody else is here.