Defending Freedom of Speech

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williKi
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RE: Defending Freedom of Speech

Post by williKi » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:56 am


I don't want to talk to a spammer. Don't reply me again!


Then may I suggest that you stop posting on this thread? FYI, I will reply where and when I see fit within the guidelines of WOT. Cheers.

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RE: Defending Freedom of Speech

Post by Dr-Flay » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:22 pm

As the owners claim to have sorted their issues, I feel it is time for a new product review.
I have installed SpyHunter 4 and it is currently scanning.

1st problem was having to reduce the task to low CPU priority, or the PC is not responsive.

Next was the strange warning that DNS settings had changed, and should I allow it.
If the change is because of SpyHunter itself, then I would say no because I am using OpenDNS with DNSCrypt.
If the change is because of a real threat then I should be shown what the change is.
I am confused why it warned me of its own behaviour.

Upon inspection I see t offers an enhanced DNS system, but when I look at what it really gives you, it is just a pre-selection of "trusted" American DNS.
It does not show which DNS uses which IP so users cannot be sure unless they Whois the one they are currently connected to.
It does not show if any of them support DNSSEC, DNSCrypt or DNSCurve.
It does not use the closest/fastest DNS or show the user the country so they can choose.

It has been running for a very long time, but shows each file it is looking at so you can see the progress.
The first "threat" it found was the shortcut icon for Bing Maps 3D that uses a standard MS domain.
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://go.microsoft.[dot]com/fwlink/?LinkId=75722

So far it has found 748 "threats" and I can confirm that they are not threats.
When it has finished scanning I will post a review with pictures of the "threats" and the explanation of what they really are.

A recent review I read gave it a poor rating (less than 50%), but did not explain why it is so poor.
I hope to remedy that with evidence, and encourage other knowledgeable users to also post evidence based reviews on their own blogs.

***EDIT***
Test and review now complete
hXXps://drflay.wordpress.[dot]com/2016/04/30/enigma-software-spyhunter-4-review/
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RE: Defending Freedom of Speech

Post by williKi » Sun May 01, 2016 6:50 pm


As the owners claim to have sorted their issues, I feel it is time for a new product review.
I have installed SpyHunter 4 and it is currently scanning.

1st problem was having to reduce the task to low CPU priority, or the PC is not responsive.

Next was the strange warning that DNS settings had changed, and should I allow it.
If the change is because of SpyHunter itself, then I would say no because I am using OpenDNS with DNSCrypt.
If the change is because of a real threat then I should be shown what the change is.
I am confused why it warned me of its own behaviour.

Upon inspection I see t offers an enhanced DNS system, but when I look at what it really gives you, it is just a pre-selection of "trusted" American DNS.
It does not show which DNS uses which IP so users cannot be sure unless they Whois the one they are currently connected to.
It does not show if any of them support DNSSEC, DNSCrypt or DNSCurve.
It does not use the closest/fastest DNS or show the user the country so they can choose.

It has been running for a very long time, but shows each file it is looking at so you can see the progress.
The first "threat" it found was the shortcut icon for Bing Maps 3D that uses a standard MS domain.
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=75722

So far it has found 748 "threats" and I can confirm that they are not threats.
When it has finished scanning I will post a review with pictures of the "threats" and the explanation of what they really are.

A recent review I read gave it a poor rating (less than 50%), but did not explain why it is so poor.
I hope to remedy that with evidence, and encourage other knowledgeable users to also post evidence based reviews on their own blogs.

***EDIT***
Test and review now complete
hxxps://drflay.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/enigma-software-spyhunter-4-review/


If I may, I did not intend to mention any software reviews when I started this thread. This is close to the very thing that set Bleeping Computer up for their ongoing headaches. I recommend that further posts be about the attitude and actions of the vendor, where I started. Also, the posting of live links is not allowed. Cheers.

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RE: Defending Freedom of Speech

Post by Dr-Flay » Fri May 13, 2016 10:50 am

Sorry, link fixed.

I do take you point, and don't mean to derail the thread.
My post is illustrative of what they should be worried about, eg. a review, not 1 brief opinion.
I have gone further than the moderator of the bleeping Computer forum, because I see no evidence of a review there.
Perhaps if Bleeping Computer had a review posted in the thread I would not have felt the need.
See what I mean ? ;)
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Congratulations Malwarebytes :-)

Post by shazza » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:10 pm

This week, a United States District Court judge ruled in Malwarebytes’ favor, dismissing a lawsuit brought against us by Enigma Software Group USA LLC (“Enigma”). Essentially, they sued us because we classified two of their software programs as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

See
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2017/11/winning-the-battle-against-pups-on-your-computer-and-in-u-s-district-court/

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RE: Congratulations Malwarebytes :-)

Post by williKi » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:11 pm


See
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2017/11/winning-the-battle-against-pups-on-your-computer-and-in-u-s-district-court/


Awesome!

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