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Do we know who/what Farbar is? Or is it proprietary info?


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#1 wpgwpg

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

 My curiousity has gotten the better of me.  I see a half dozen great tools here (and nowhere else) from Farbar including MiniToolBox which gets used a lot here.  Is it a deep dark secret who or what Farbar is or do we know any more about Farbar?  I've read the paragraph on the publisher page that says

"Farbar is a malware fighter who helps people with malware removal on a variety of security forums.  He has incorporated his own experience and other malware fighters into some useful tools to assist helpers in removing malware."  That just piques my curiosity.  It has to be someone or some organization closely associated with BC.  Is there further enlightenment available about this obviously very talented person(s)?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

farbar is a member of the online security community who has been involved with Bleeping Computer and similar sites for many years. Like many individuals in our community he chooses to keep many details about his personal life private. For this reason, there is no further information on him available other than what he personally chooses to disclose.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

I have some more information on him. Farbar is a very kind and giving person who donates his considerable skills and time to help others.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

Another factor to consider: Too much information on the web as an anti-malware developer, can and has in the past to others, make you a target for the bad guys and derail development because you're fighting personal attacks.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

He's famous. That's all I know. Or he's infamous. That's all I know.  B)



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

farbar is a member of the online security community who has been involved with Bleeping Computer and similar sites for many years. Like many individuals in our community he chooses to keep many details about his personal life private. For this reason, there is no further information on him available other than what he personally chooses to disclose.

 Thanks for the info.  That makes perfect sense.  It's too easy for spammers and malware creaters to get info about you and drive you nuts when you're just an ordinary citizen.  I can imagine what it would be like for someone like Farbar.  The malware creaters don't seem to want anything good for anybody, let alone someone who writes antimalware apps.  Kudos to Farbar - keep up the good work!   :bananas:  :thumbup2:


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