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Exterminate It! Antimalware situation

Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:18 pm
by Nulander
Antony70 on Thu 20 May 2010 11:44:11 AM UTC

We develop and sell Exterminate It! Antimalware software. Our software is
only installed as a result of a deliberate, active, informed decision by
the end user. Exterminate It! does not automatically download to or
self-install itself on an end user's computer. Moreover, end users are
given countless opportunities to uninstall the software. If the software
is uninstalled, no code is left behind on the end user's computer.

During Free Scan user see all locations of malware files and registry
entries so he could check their presence / remove them manually if he
doesn't want to purchase our software.

We provide immediate refund on first customer's request.

Free One Week Trial license could be obtained by posting ticket on our
Ticket Support System: http://www.exterminate-it.com/support/

Also Exterminate It! software is signed with VeriSign Code Signing
Certificate, which means that our software and content is safe.

Our sites are marked as green on SiteAdvisor.

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I have shown this comment to you all in order to give a definitive rating about the service (and avoid mistakes like what happened with StopZilla and RegCure).

Another rogue?

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:49 am
by Guest
Will test it if anybody wants, but these tests I do are getting tedious.

Re "getting tedious"

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:57 am
by Jazspeak
So are all these people trying to sell software that can be obtained as Open Source.

Kaspersky

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:50 am
by evilfantasy
Blocked the download as malicious.

I will install and test it further later.

Probably right

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:21 am
by Guest
I don't know about this particular one (though I suspect it is), but if you're talking about this rogue registry cleaner nonsense versus CCleaner and Auslogics, yes.

Exterminate-it spam,

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:11 am
by QuickMan
They have fake reviewers on the Norton Safe Web. 15 fake good comments at the Siteadvisor. Spam comments at their scorecard.

belongs

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:11 am
by Kraftwerk
belongs to

curiolab.net
exterminateit.com


Blueberrycake Level Member of the WOT Community

I don't have understood.

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:51 am
by Nulander
I don't have understood. What you mean with Opensource tools? Someone just took the ClamAV engine and placed a brand and nice graphic over it?
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There has been some debate

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:46 am
by Guest
There has been some debate on this AV which you can see here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=5928 I dont believe it has been classified a rogue but there is some issues with the program producing false positives etc.

Also Exterminate it is listed in hpHosts as Green http://hosts-file.net/?s=exterminate-it.com&x=24&y=15

Personally this software does not meet my requirements nor will I use it as I feel there is far better out there which have a proven track record.


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Free

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 2:16 pm
by Guest
Most open source software is free, though software that is free is not necessarily open source.

"Open source" means that the code of the software is available to the public and thus can be modified by a user. For example, Firefox is open source. IE is NOT

BTW, IE and FF are good examples that show that free software is not necessarily "open source". I mention this because a common misconception is that ALL free software is "open source" . . . not so.

For a formal definition of "open source" see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source