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#1 1dunn0

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:05 AM

Hello smart people,

 

I have recently installed this weird software that looks very similar to Malwarebytes. I tried scanning my Windows 10 PC and I got the following results(screenshot uploaded below) after which i scanned the PC with Avast as well as MalwareBytes anti-malware. Here is a screenshot of the results:

 

 

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After I saw it detect Farbar scanner as a risky software, I then decided to upload the installer into Virus Total. Here are the results:

 

 

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I also found some more information about the program on this blog:

 

Byte-Fence Redirect Description

 

So, lets get to the question. Is this software legitimate and should someone purchase it or not?

 

Thanks in advance,

Vincent


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:07 AM

Hi 1dunn0 :)

ByteFence is a Malwarebytes copycat that I've seen pushed on system via bundled installers. I would say that it's far from being "legitimate" (looks more like a scam to me) and I would uninstall it. You should just use the original and good Malwarebytes Anti-Malware instead ;)

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:16 AM

Came across this post:

 

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/179428-bytefence-protection-available-with-malwarebytes-anti-malware-premium/

 

They also reference VirusTotal.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:17 AM

Thanks. Removing it now...



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:25 AM

Hello Vincent.

The 2 items found in the first image are good tools.. FRST and Farbar Service Scanner. That scanner doesn.t know them and hence the flag.

Now anything that behaves like Ramnit you want to remove..

As the other article claims about tracking cookies and other issues. I would remove it completely.
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:45 AM

thanks!



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:18 PM

FYI: ChicaLogic PC-Shield Pro is a rebranded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75 version with a modified look. It is powered by Malwarebytes Technology and can be used with your existing Malwarebytes license.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:04 AM

Ok, i will make sure i check it out. Regards.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:07 AM

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

I wouldn't call it MAlwarebyte's copycat, i've been using ByteFence for a while and am happy with the results. Does detect most of the threats and successfully removes them. Moreover, they have continuous promotions and sales which gives me that gap to save a bit on my AVs. Might be not the best option, but works great for basic user needs



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:08 AM

I wouldn't call it MAlwarebyte's copycat, i've been using ByteFence for a while and am happy with the results. Does detect most of the threats and successfully removes them. Moreover, they have continuous promotions and sales which gives me that gap to save a bit on my AVs. Might be not the best option, but works great for basic user needs

 

Using the software pushed together with other malware is not something I recommend.



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:14 AM

Using the software pushed together with other malware is not something I recommend.

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 08:58 AM

Byte Fence is a scam operated by Byte Technologies of a mail drop address in Delaware and not to be confused with Byte Technological the acclaimed and highly respected worldwide corporation, who are also angry at the crooks running Byte fence. Byte fence is a Trojan carrier, it arrives hidden inside everyday downloads and invites you to purchase, when you decline the 'fun' starts. It is a devil piece of malware that slowly but surely will slow your system to a crawl and eventual blue screen in some cases. The Delaware police are aware of this and have an online complaints form. If you do get stung by Byte fence or know of someone who has then contact the police in Delaware.



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 03:44 PM

Who needs continuous promotions and sales? I got the paid version of Malwarebytes like 10 years ago. I am now on my 5th computer since then. And my original purchase ID & pass have worked on every one of them. I paid what, like $20, 10 years ago for Malwarebytes & I still have the piad, updating version of it? Not a better deal in the world, then buying Malwarebytes, Ccleaner is probably the next best investment to Malwarebytes. Been using that for at least 7 or 8 years now too :)

 

I wouldn't call it MAlwarebyte's copycat, i've been using ByteFence for a while and am happy with the results. Does detect most of the threats and successfully removes them. Moreover, they have continuous promotions and sales which gives me that gap to save a bit on my AVs. Might be not the best option, but works great for basic user needs

 




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