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IOBit Caught Stealing The Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Database

Malwarebytes, the company best known for their Anti-Malware product made a post on their site today warning its customers that IOBit, a Chinese company, has been stealing their (Malwarebytes’) database and implementing it within IOBit’s own software.  According to Malwarebytes President and CEO, Marcin Kleczynski, they have conducted a thorough and in-depth investigation before making these accusations against IOBit.

After Malwarebytes came across a post on the IOBit forums that showed the IOBit Security 360 software flagging a specific key generator for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software using the exact naming scheme Malwarebytes themselves use to flag such keygens: Don’t.Steal.Our.Software.A. the suspicions arose.

“Why would IOBit detect a keygen for our software and refer to it using our database name?”, said Mr. Kleczynski.

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Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware IP Blocking Protection

Malwarebytes, the company, behind the popular Anti-Malware program has recently released version 1.40 which includes some additional protection for paying customers.  The new IP blocking protection module integrates with the already existing real-time protection module to keep you even safer online.

How does the new IP blocking protection work?  According to Malwarebytes, “The IP blocking module enhances the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware protection module by tremendously improving protection. When a user attempts to visit a website that is infected, the IP blocking module quickly kicks in to block the connection and alert the user. This IP blocking module is updated every time the database is updated to include the latest IP ranges that should be blocked. It also provides us with an advantage as it blocks malicious software that has not yet been released, which allows us to be proactive and not reactive.”

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