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#1 RevGAM

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:21 AM

After being hit by a bad infection, I decided to try out IObit's Malware Fighter. User reviews were, aside from the alleged issue of IObit having stolen MBAM's signature database, relatively positive. Comments included fast scans, and high rates of detection.

After installing it, I customized the settings to increase the level of security as much as the interface would allow, then ran a scan. The scan was fast, but not so fast as to make me say, "Woohoo!" I had already run MBAM in trial mode, which had had modest success in finding some malware, so when the results came back and they were more robust, I felt impressed. However, a subsequent scan changed my feelings. Amongst the infected files that were quarantined (I had a highly infectious virus that was jumping all over my system infecting several file types, including exe, dll and html) were some files from Malware Fighter itself! Upon restart, MF was disabled and I couldn't get it to start no matter what I did, thus I couldn't remove the quarantined parts from quarantine! That was enough for me - I completely removed that program from my computer and my library of anti-malware products.

I have previously had AV programs be disabled by malware, but I've never had this experience where the AV program kills itself!

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:20 AM

I have previously had AV programs be disabled by malware, but I've never had this experience where the AV program kills itself!

It's been known to happen: Avira anti-virus detects itself
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

Now why am I not surprised about that? I used their personal free product a few years ago and it didn't take long for the malware to disable it. :(

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