PDA

View Full Version : IOBit Smart Defrag


JW The Computer Guy
02-13-2010, 04:41 PM
IOBit Smart Defrag, This tool is truly awsome, defrags rather quickly too: http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html?Str=download

Have any of you guys used it?

Xander
02-13-2010, 05:38 PM
After IOBit stole Malwarebytes database and tried to pass it off as their own, I won't touch their stuff on principle.

http://www.google.com/search?q=iobit+malwarebytes+theft&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

DarDar
02-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Plus defraging isn't as good a tool as it used to be. I just use JKdefrag and it does me. Its only something i'll do overnight if i am dropping off a machine the next day. I don't do it as a regular part of a service.

Daifne
02-14-2010, 02:08 AM
After IOBit stole Malwarebytes database and tried to pass it off as their own, I won't touch their stuff on principle.

http://www.google.com/search?q=iobit+malwarebytes+theft&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

+1
I will not deal with thieves.

Markus
02-14-2010, 02:29 AM
After IOBit stole Malwarebytes database and tried to pass it off as their own, I won't touch their stuff on principle.

http://www.google.com/search?q=iobit+malwarebytes+theft&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

+1

I wont use their stuff anymore as well!

JW The Computer Guy
02-14-2010, 06:23 PM
Every company makes a bad decision somewhere down the road, just because they "stole" it does not mean the software is bad, Look at the reviews on Download.com: http://download.cnet.com/Smart-Defrag/3000-2094_4-10759533.html?tag=mncol, they are pretty good. They are not a bad company. Before this happened Web Of Trust rated them Excellent in all categories. But now the rating is yellow. I'ved used their software for two years now, and have found nothing wrong with it.

Larry Sabo
02-14-2010, 07:57 PM
I'ved used their software for two years now, and have found nothing wrong with it. There is nothing wrong with it, I'm sure...other than it incorporates stolen intellectual property.

xxsilk109xx
02-14-2010, 10:09 PM
well if im right, dont both of them give thier software away for free anyway? malwarebytes has a paid option but i dont think that is the part of the stolen code.. i could be wrong. So how can one steal something that is given to them for free?

Xander
02-15-2010, 01:05 AM
Putting out your software for free isn't the same as having other companies steal your database, pass it off as their own, and try to make their own profit off of your hard work.

If Google can protect their intellectual property, why can't MalwareBytes?
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/google-maps-mystery-phantom-town-exists-online/story?id=8987800

Larry Sabo
02-15-2010, 01:09 AM
Malwarebytes says (http://malwarebytes.besttechie.net/2009/11/03/iobits-denial-of-theft-unconvincing/) "We concluded that IObit must be stealing the definitions directly from our database." That database is their intellectual property, and is at the root of their flagship product, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. The program is available in a free version for personal use, but is also the underpinning of their commercial existence -- sale of the professional version.

Besides, theft is theft, whether both programs are available in a free version or not.

JW The Computer Guy
02-15-2010, 02:03 PM
Meh, I switched over to Auslogics Disk Defrag, and it does the same thing, but better! The main thing I like is Auto-Defrag, Iobit also has this.

TriadPCSolutions
02-15-2010, 03:14 PM
it wouldn't be surprising if iobits managed to steal the methods for any number of defraging programs. malwarebytes is able to prove their definitions are being copied by putting their own false positive entries, for all we know they have reverse engineered many other programs that aren't as easy to identify.