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Post by scottjohnson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:19 pm

Site URL:
Scorecard: [url= t=_self]View scorecard[/url]

Winferno was founded in 2002. We are a Boston-based company with 20 employees. Winferno's mission is to create easy-to-use yet powerful software that cleans and optimizes your PC (Registry Power Cleaner 2013), protects your privacy (PC Confidential 2013), protects your identity (ID Confidential 2013), and compresses your files (SnapZip 2013). We have long-term partnerships with two major security companies, McAfee (ten years) and Symantec, the manufacturer of Norton Anti-virus products (four years). McAfee is the manufacturer of anti-virus software and sells our Winferno software in North America and abroad. We believe the quality of our products is validated by the fact that Winferno is the only 3rd party software offered by McAfee in their home user online store
We think that there have been some misunderstandings about our software and about our company. Our goal is to address these concerns and assure the MYWOT community that we are an ethical company that is doing our best to create quality software.

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Post by Guest » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:35 pm


Before even investing too much time looking around, I found your website to be blacklisted with an "Event" at your scorecard. "06/28/2012 hpHosts Engaged in the use of misleading marketing tactics." Check

But there's more worrying stuff than that! There are 3 recent Malware events (currently inactive/dead) recorded in relation to your domain . Check

You might want to request delisting from those website, as it looks nicer if your domain isn't blacklisted anywhere. ;)

As you are a software vendor and your domain and website showed frequent suspicious activity of Malware in the past two years, rated.

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Post by scottjohnson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:51 pm

Thank you for the comments. We will follow up. I appreciate it that you have provided this info for us!



Post by Guest » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:02 pm

Glad I could help.

Be advised that I didn't check all blacklists out there, so there might be some other entries at other websites too. But that's up to the person responsible for your website to dig up. I've only provided a quick feedback after a 1-minute check.

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Post by scottjohnson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:21 pm

We have contacted hpHosts and requested the removal of our domains from their site. Regarding the 3 recent malware events you pointed out at all of them are closed/dead. According to we have done a "good job" since the issues are no longer active.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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Post by ComputerTalk » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:06 am

Virustotal clean, URLvoid clean, but comments say otherwise.

I will not rate at this time.



Post by Guest » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:24 am

the first link reported by Clean MX
appears to be NORTON Antivirus 2009 setup file :)

Code: Select all

an awkward false positive I'd say

I see you have been delisted from HPhosts.

You may wish to contact ESET since some of your files are detected by ESET NOD32
SHA256: 66c4acec14ad26d7ef880e95eaad8f103211787b7e1bd3a4b57a3a3864af19e4
File name: PCC2013-TR.exe
Detection ratio: 1 / 42
Analysis date: 2012-07-04 03:44:17 UTC

NOD32 a variant of Win32/XrayMyPC 20120703

Currently unrated since I didn't test your software

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Post by Dareks67 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:59 am

Your site now appears to be safe. Here are some of the reports:
My negative rating was removed.



Post by Guest » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:38 am

As I received a PM with the request to re-evaluate your website, I invested some more time to look around a bit more.

Doing so, I happened to stumble over this: which indicates that some of your clients are not really satisfied. Complaints reach back to 2007 and the most recent entries are dated somewhere 2012. While I'm not sure if you think the effort is worth it, I do think you might want to take a look at that too while you're working on your website (and business) reputation. Note that I'm not judging on the correctness of the claims those individuals make at that website. I'm just passing on the information to you because I think you will find it helpful to know about the website's existence and the "reports" about your business and software that are posted there.

And to help your delisting and cleanup efforts, I think you'll want to know that I herewith confirm leofelix's findings that one of your "downloads" still produces a detection. To be more exact: "Winferno Registry Power Cleaner Setup" is detected by NOD32 as "a variant of Win32/XrayMyPC". ( ) Other malware-alike reports related to your software can be found at which indicates there's probably an issue within your software that you can/should solve.

As for the re-evaluation request I received, I have to say that I won't change my ratings or comment. The reason is simple: is about "trust". When I look around on the internet, or when I check your domain history, or when I see the continuously re-emerging detections (like the current NOD32 detection) related to your software, I simply lack trust in your website. This might change as time goes by, but currently my [url= t=_self]gut-feeling[/url] tells me I don't trust in your website and contents as much as I should to rate it good.

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Post by scottjohnson » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:04 pm

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Please note the following.

The three files in CleanMX have been closed.

We have contacted ESET to review our programs and remove our products from their malicious database.

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