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Old 10. Jan 2010, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why does this program not recommended anymore by this site. It was not too long ago. I have been useing it for a while now by finding it on this site. I had to reload it again and could not find it on this site. Any reason why it's not listed anymore.

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Old 10. Jan 2010, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, will have to repeat it again.

I think you are not aware of the IObit and MBAM issue which happened sometime ago. MBAM had accussed IObit of stealing their database, for their product IObit Security 360, and they had provided substantial proof about this.

You can find more about this by searching on our forum for "IObit", or on Google. Because of the above issue, IObit lost their faith with the users, and now their site has an unsatisfactory rating on WOT.

Because of the above reasons, TSA has removed all IObit products from the site, and we do not recommend their products anymore.
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Old 13. Jan 2010, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, will have to repeat it again.
You do realize that not everyone follows the IOBit-MBAM story right? Heck, some people haven't even heard of these freeware alternatives yet as they are too busy using Norton or McAfee or some other commercial products. Why not put a sticky or a notice somewhere so that there will be no need to repeat this?
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Old 13. Jan 2010, 11:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A sticky will still probably not make any difference if someone does not do a search first.
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Old 13. Jan 2010, 10:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ritho is right.

After all, people buy computers for the first time every day and when they first connect, maybe by some bad luck freak of nature end up here!

I have parrots around the house all day so I'm quite happy to sound like one if it gets the stories out to where they need to go
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Old 17. Jan 2010, 02:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about CNET, Major Geeks, and other sites having IOBit products? Perhaps this is the cause of all the confusion for site visitors. Perhaps the automated response could address this, perhaps with language like "despite IOBit products appearing in many popular download sites, we want to wait to see the outcome of the recent disputes captured by ethical complaints on site advisers and certain articles x-y-z. We also don't sponsor Tiger Woods in case you wondered".

Humming birds aren't all that exotic I don't think! But spider-birds certainly are!
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Old 17. Jan 2010, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you guys think about CNET, Major Geeks, and other sites having IOBit products? Perhaps this is the cause of all the confusion for site visitors. Perhaps the automated response could address this, perhaps with language like "despite IOBit products appearing in many popular download sites, we want to wait to see the outcome of the recent disputes captured by ethical complaints on site advisers and certain articles x-y-z. We also don't sponsor Tiger Woods in case you wondered".

Humming birds aren't all that exotic I don't think! But spider-birds certainly are!
If I had a choice I would like to see everyone following our line which I believe to be the responsible one, but then we can't dictate to others how they should run their site.

I still don't see this as too much of a problem considering the number of times it's surfaced are not that great. It's good to for visitors to get an individual response rather than an automated one whenever this is possible.
This might also encourage more use of the forum as we link members to where these things were first discussed.

I'm not going to resurrect the spider issues again suffice to say that the hairy ones twice the size of my hand are the safest, although they still bite!
The small black bald ones are what put you in the hospital for sure, and into an early grave without treatment within the first hour of getting bitten.

One of the three dogs in the house here, a poodle called IG, is diabetic and on a special diet. Amongst other things he has cooked egg whites mixed with his food but can't eat the yolks because these would be dangerous for his heart. Consequently the hard boiled yolks have been put out in the garden and this is what attracts the lizards. They grow up to two mtrs and when they fight it's like something out of Jurassic Park No teeth, although they have powerful claws.
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Old 26. Jan 2010, 02:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Be careful IoBit based in China & develop all softwares there.
I never trust China made softwares (especially security products).
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Old 26. Jan 2010, 07:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Be careful IoBit based in China & develop all softwares there.
I never trust China made softwares (especially security products).
Please appreciate (and welcome to the forum by the way ) that we can't and won't condone the 'bashing' of software (or vendors) purely because of their race or nationality. Maybe you have a valid point (Google also thinks so) but others don't and can quite legitimately point to similar instances with origins in other countries.

If specific factors are revealed (like with Rising a while back) then this is different and naturally of interest to people here. Otherwise we ask again that members please refrain from making blanket criticisms of Chinese software just because it's from China
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Old 26. Jan 2010, 08:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you Midnight. You echoed my sentiments exactly and beat me to the punch. (Of course, you said it much better than I ever would have.)
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