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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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