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    Default IoBit Theft Conclusion - MalwareBytes' news

    Some weeks ago we presented evidence demonstrating that the Chinese company IObit had stolen Malwarebytes' database and incorporated it into their software. In the days that followed we saw a complete denial of wrongdoing by IObit. They ascribed the matches between their database and our own to anonymous sample submissions, a dubious claim which we debunked.



    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.
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    Thank you for this information. A very important read

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    you are welcome seti

    As I suspected IoBit also stole HiJackthis functionality, in facts merijn wrote:

    IOBit Theft Conclusion - Malwarebytes Forum
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    I Have Not Stolen Anything That Does Not Belong To Me( Goddess Maat )I was reminded of these words my friend when I saw your reply
    Last edited by seti; 10th December 2009 at 18:06. Reason: to give credit for the quote used

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