I was aware of this "drama" but i found funny how MB sigs were so easily reverse engineered and use by Iobit, i give Iobit credit for it LOL.It wasn't a marketing.
The above-mentioned statement was supposed to prove that IOBit is an honest company, offering quality-solutions that did not steal anyone's DB.
The very same statement opens with an obvious lie. Should I keep reading what's bellow that statement and believe it, or should I just conclude that MalwareBytes or Malware Bytes (dunno how it's synthesised) is right and IOBit "borrowed" from their modest database?
Also when talking about Chinese products, we have to consider cultural mindsets.
1- "Copying" is a natural Asian tendency, and proven quite effective, we copy but we copy and make it better
2- Chinese software are most of the time made primarily for locals users, they have a different mindset about how a product should be, for westerners they feels it is bloated, unprofessional designed, but Chinese people like that way. Fancy animated and colorful UI is selling point.
3- Asian Average Joes really really don't care about the technicalities on how and why things works, it must works, that is it, and if the GUI is cool , that is even better.
just compare Chinese phone apps with western ones, lot of less-than-useful functions with fancy design and colors, not even mentioning manga style characters...