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  • 3.0 stars

    "good product, bad company"

    November 20, 2012  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Pros

    seems to be one of the best at what it does. has some useful tools that exceed glary and others (ex. optimization and security holes scanner).

    Cons

    company was caught hacking malwarebytes and illegally using their definitions. this indicates this company is not trust worthy. it sets itself up in start menu (very aggressively) and is constantly accessing the internet and using up bandwidth. why it needs to be on the internet so often is beyond me (it indicates its doing more than checking for updates - being unscrupulous, i wonder if its uploading personal data like surfing habits to sell off to advertising companies (?)).

    their antivirus is useless. and optimization, which i like, can be found elsewhere (winaso). registry cleaner can be a little too aggressive but is good for experienced users.

    my father in law installed it (he's compute illiterate) and it set itself up to scan this computer automatically (quickscan). it did this in background and he was unaware of it. he called me to trouble shoot why his computer suddenly became sooooo slow. had to turn off scheduled scanning, and remove from startup with winpatrol.

    Summary

    if you use it, block it with firewall to save bandwidth (even then, it will still use some processor to try and go online).

    Updated on Jan 15, 2014

    note: when i state that i had to remove autostart with winpatrol it wasn't because i didn't know how to do it from within iobit. the problem was iobit would put itself back into the startup after i removed it (ex. a week later it would be back). i needed something to monitor the removal and to make sure it stayed out.

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6 replies to this review

  • Reply by Rateara on June 1, 2014

    MB fanboy trolling -_- just ignore...
    It's his job to post bad reviews in Iobit pages on Cnet.

    He's a very angry man lol.

  • Reply by ChoiceVoice on January 11, 2013

    Imogen7Ryan: "a mistake"? or a way of conducting business?

    Root Admin Marcin from malwarebytes stated: "During the course of our investigation, we uncovered additional evidence that IOBit may have stolen the proprietary databases of other security vendors as well. We are in the process of contacting these vendors".

    you also state: "they took responsibility for it and they took the necessary action".

    how was this alleged unlawful activity rectified (besides removal of malwarebytes data base from their product - which only occurred because they were caught). was compensation given? was an apology even issued? last i heard they denied it and malwarebytes was seeking legal action for copyright infringement.

  • Reply by Imogen7Ryan on December 2, 2012

    In terms of 'A Bad Company', they made an error some years ago and they took responsibility for it and they took the necessary action. That is now fully resolved and People who keep bringing up the same old story need to realize that they made a mistake and rectified it. Their products are second to none and the best that I have found out there. If it runs in the background scanning, of course it will slow the computer down as would any other program of this nature. They deserve to let all the grudges fall off of them. I will always use i0bit as they, for me, are most certainly the best by far.

  • Reply by IObit-Support on November 28, 2012

    Hi,

    This is IObit Support Team.

    Do you solve the issue you mentioned in the review? If not, please help us look into the issue as follows:

    1)Right click the shortcut of ASC in your desktop and choose "Property"

    2)In the ASC Properties window, please click "short" and send us the information in the Target.

    You can communicate with us though the link: http://www.iobit.com/onlinefeedback.php

  • Reply by batvette on November 22, 2012

    IObit: pretty sure the confusion is now yours, he seemed to have a pretty good grasp of what the program was doing and how to make it work for him, (even if shutting off a feature was done with winPatrol and not within the program itself) it was his father who had the issues he couldn't figure out.
    While I concede this review seems a little overly paranoid and even a little mean spirited (regarding comments about Malwarebytes) as a consumer I tend to forget such things from other consumers but will remember a rather snarky remark from support- you're a pro, you're above that. Your product is great, if their remarks are off base forget about them- we already have.

  • Reply by IObit-Support on November 22, 2012

    Hello,

    This is IObit Support Team.

    Actually, you can disable Auto clean at bootup and all the other issue you mentioned can be solve by the settings. If you do not know how to make these settings, please send your confusions to http://www.iobit.com/onlinefeedback.php. Our support team will help you solve it.

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