IObit: do you trust them?

Discussion in 'IObit' started by PEllis, Jul 20, 2016.


IObit: do you trust them?

  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. No

    35 vote(s)
  1. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    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.
    roger_m, Solarlynx, davisd and 7 others like this.
  2. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 10

    Feb 14, 2016
    Windows 10
    I trust them. Bot the only 2 programms i would ever use from them are iobit uninstaller (best free uninstaller in my opion) and driver booster (quit good"
    russ0408, davisd, Andrew999 and 8 others like this.
  3. Noxx

    Noxx Level 3

    Jul 13, 2016
    No, I don't trust them, but I do like IOBIT Unistaller quite a lot.
    russ0408, davisd, Overkill and 7 others like this.
  4. kev216

    kev216 Level 19
    Content Creator Trusted

    Aug 6, 2014
    Windows 10
    #4 kev216, Jul 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
    The uninstaller is good, other products like Advanced system care are more like adware and doesn't speed up your pc much like other similar products.
    russ0408, davisd, lyldz and 8 others like this.
  5. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52

    Aug 2, 2015
    Central US
    Linux Mint
    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.
  6. Myriad

    Myriad Level 7

    May 22, 2016
    " The Gentleman Loser "
    #6 Myriad, Jul 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
    Ha !

    I've just posted about the IO-Bit / Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 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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  7. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61

    Jun 9, 2013
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    As others have said IObit uninstaller is quite good, as far as trust goes not sure what software is trustworthy these days. :eek:
    roger_m, davisd, PEllis and 7 others like this.
  8. LabZero

    LabZero Guest

    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 Free Version
  9. Logethica

    Logethica Level 12

    Jun 24, 2016
    Windows 10
    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.
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  10. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    Nope. Whenever I hear "IObit" I always remember the Malwarebytes incident.
    davisd, PEllis, frogboy and 6 others like this.
  11. Myriad

    Myriad Level 7

    May 22, 2016
    " The Gentleman Loser "
    Yes , I am interested ..... and I read it , and I concur with your findings .
    I tried it for a while , and then threw it away .... forever more !

    And bundleware ticks me off .... big time !!
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  12. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    I mean just in general as a company. Would their history deter you from using their products?
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  13. Myriad

    Myriad Level 7

    May 22, 2016
    " The Gentleman Loser "
    YES ! .... it would , and it continues to do so !
  14. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

    Dec 17, 2014
    Windows 10
    Only thing I use is IOBIT Uninstaller.
    davisd, PEllis, Overkill and 2 others like this.
  15. Overkill

    Overkill Level 31

    Feb 15, 2012
    Windows 7
    +1 but still don't necessarily trust them
  16. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    Iobit background performance as a company is not already good including Malwarebytes Anti-Malware's incident.

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


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

    LabZero Guest

    Yes, our power is the possibility of choice and each vendor is responsible for Its own actions.
    I don't use Iobit products on my systems.
    frogboy, PEllis, Solarlynx and 2 others like this.
  18. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Windows 10
    I would never use their products or anything that has to do with them. Like @_CyberGhosT_ said because of the Malwarebytes incident I won't use it.
  19. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
    Windows 10
    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:
    davisd, King Mellow, PEllis and 3 others like this.
  20. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Windows 10
    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.
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