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Thoughts about IOBIT products - Good, Bad, OK?


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#1 pistol22cal

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 03:37 AM

IOBIT offers alot of various products that do a number of stuff and things.

 

I am curious if anyone here has any positive things to say about IOBIT software.

 

I personally use iobit uninstaller and have used all of their products to some degree in the past.

 

I have never found anything to ward off installing any of their software. Minus the bundleware you have to uncheck from time to time. For me that is very minor.

 

Thoughts and Opinions ????


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 03:46 AM

iobit Advanced System Care Good or Bad

 


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 03:50 AM

That is good advice from Tenis.
 
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:18 AM

IMO they aren't trustworthy, and most (if not all) of the products are either useless or can be replaced with better alternatives.

Just my two cents.

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:21 AM

IObit's junk optimization programs are often considered Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) so they may be detected or even removed by some security scanners which specifically look for PUPs and adware. IOBIT was placed into the Installers Hall of Shame for bundling toolbars.

I do not trust IOBit (EvonSoft.com) products due to the vendor's past history and dubious practices,
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

Hello pistol22cal:
 
The following is trotted out several times per year in these forums:
 

IObit's business model includes plagiarism.

IObit was caught plagiarizing the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware signature database.

One should NOT support a company that includes plagiarism in their business model.

Please reference the following ...

Republished with the kind permission of David H. Lipman

IObit Security 360
Installers Hall of Shame

 


Some of the above will be "404" links by now but back then, many kind souls had taken the trouble to warn the uninformed.

 

FWIW - IObit may be currently owned by BOTH TALENT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. A private Hong Kong holding company.

 

HTH


Edited by 1PW, 23 August 2015 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 03:33 PM

^^ Corrected links for many of those posted above ^^

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:03 PM

Folks may also want to read some of the user comments posted on the Complaints Board to see why there are so many concerns by others regarding this product.
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:22 PM

Awesome info guys thanks alot!


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:29 PM

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