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Should I keep IObit Security 360?
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April 30, 2010
3:26 PM
Conn Platt
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Hey again everyone,

 

I have been torn latley, since the whole Iobit and Malwarebytes thing actually, i have been unsure all this time whether to keep IObit or switch to something else. I have been using IObitSecurity 360 since the first giveaway last year and have pretty much loved it since, although since the Malwarebytes fiascoe i was unsure of whether to keep it or whether to even update it, the fact that they said they would take out a large volume of their virus database was worrying enough.

 

So now im absolutley torn between keeping it on my system or going for something else. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated here.

 

Thanks everyone hope you can help me decide,

 

Cheers

 

ConnCool

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
April 30, 2010
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Everything you need to know

http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/3174

May 1, 2010
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Conn Platt
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amnesia said:

Everything you need to know

http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/3174


 

Not quite what i wanted, i want to know who thinks i should keep IObit Security 360 PRO or switch to something else.

 

Anyone that has an opinon of IObit Security 360 please say, it HAS manged to keep my system clean, and i have been checking with portable SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes every now and then and my system has turned up clean.

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May 1, 2010
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It's a personal decision that only you can make.

I know that's not what you want to hear, but that's possibly all you'll get. If you read Ashraf's article (the one amnesia pointed out) then you have the info you need.

All I can add is that once I took IObitSecurity 360 off my old laptop, it got a lot faster. However, I also removed 2 or 3 other programs at the same time. So I can't say for sure which one was slowing it down or if it was all of them combined.

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May 1, 2010
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It has already been discussed and u will find much info here:

http://dottech.org/forums/gen-…..-be-unsafe

 

To my opinion, remove it and better remove all iobit software!

(i keep it only to a computer for tests with no sensitive data)

 

There is a special tool actually developed to deep clean iobit programs (and this is no coicidence). Get it here:

http://www.t-tools.nl/bitremoveren.php

xxx

 

P.S. change the title of your post to include "iobit" for easy future reference.

May 1, 2010
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@ Conn09

What AV are you using? Avira or Avast should pick up most of what 360 can. Then all you need is a on demand scanner for everything else. To much stuff running in the background slows the system down.

edit, I changed the title for future reference.

May 1, 2010
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amnesia said:

@ Conn09

What AV are you using? Avira or Avast should pick up most of what 360 can. Then all you need is a on demand scanner for everything else. To much stuff running in the background slows the system down.

edit, I changed the title for future reference.


 

i am using Norton Internet Security 2010 (Please no one complain i hear enough complaints about it) I like a lot and it does a really good job of protecting me, althogu it does get caught out sometimes, that i admit. Thats why i kept IObit, because it seemed to catch the ones that Norton missed, to make sure that it had not missed anything itself i check with the portable SuperAntispyware and then temporarly install Malwarebytes to check.

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May 1, 2010
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I personally think there's no problem to IOBit 360 – it has good detection rates, is fast, looks aesethetically pleasing.

However, if you do not want to help stealing developers, you might consider dumping IObit 360 for Avast!, Spyware Terminator, Spyware Blaster and Malwarebytes or SAS.

May 1, 2010
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Conn09 said: ….Anyone that has an opinon of IObit Security 360 please say, it HAS manged to keep my system clean, and i have been checking with portable SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes every now and then and my system has turned up clean.


 

Hey Conn09:

By now you've gotten a few words of helpful advice, including "It's a personal decision that only you can make." from Wheezer.

But since you wanted many opinions to aid in your choice, my

free (what it's worth!) Wink suggestion is that if like me, you have over 50% of free space (I have about 75% free), then I believe it's helpful to have many stand-alones, scan only, no auto-update, nothing always running types, & a few portable on USB drives.

That's because, as you say, other progs like IOBIT "seemed to catch the ones that Norton (or any other major AV) missed." If these catch only 1 thing others miss, & you have space for it, then IMHO,  they've proven themselves worthy of keeping!

 

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May 1, 2010
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Thanks all that submitted their opinion, can i know ask should i use the portable version of IObit instead of keeping it installed on my system?

 

Keep up the opinions

 

cheers,

 

ConnCool

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May 1, 2010
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I'd recommend going the very lightweight way and using the default Windows firewall (unless you are on XP), Windows Defender, and MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). All free and seem to do the job--and I do occasionally check with other software like Malwarebytes.

As for the portable version or not, I think it depends on if you are frequently using computers that you don't trust and thus want to bring your own AV software. If you mainly use one computer, it's probably easiest to leave it installed.

May 7, 2010
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Well everyone, i bit the bullet and removed IObit Security and is was actually just as Wheezer had said before, removing it had in fact had a positive effect on my system, i noticed that the actual boot speed of the computer was much quicker. To keep mkept the portable version as that does not continually run and i only needed an on demand scanner.

 

Thanks everyone.

 

Now does anyone have a cure for whatever has made me sick todayLaugh

 

ConnCool

 

P.s. i actually uninstalled it last week but i 've had too much school coursework and such to do.

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May 7, 2010
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jumbi said:

There is a special tool actually developed to deep clean iobit programs (and this is no coicidence). Get it here:

http://www.t-tools.nl/bitremoveren.php


 

This removal tool purportedly ia able to (Quote)

Clean the entries of:

    * Advanced System Care
    * IObit Security 360
    * Smart Defrag
    * Game Booster
    * Random Password Generator
    * IObit Advanced Uninstaller
    * IObit Conduit toolbar
    * ClickTask XSkin

We at T-Tools have created a program we named BitRemover that has been designed specifically to remove every last trace of the entries of IObit programs left behind if and when you had decided to uninstall one or more of these programs.

(END OF QUOTE)

Not much other information is given by the developers. Confused

Can it safely "deep-clean" IObit Security 360 without affecting, say, Advanced System Care.?

The later has previously been recommended by Ashraf. It would be interesting to know here whether he still considers it suitable – or otherwise. I am loathe to take it off my laptop unless there are compelling reasons otherwise. Confused

 

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May 14, 2010
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Cool Hi Con, Here are some simple rules for " young Dudes " to follow, that won't let you down :-

 

1 everybody has different opinions over which security is best, and you will go crazy tryig to decide who is right.

2 Do not have more than one of these:- firewall, antivirus, or antmalware, but you can have as many non running specialist removal tools.

3 IOBit have a very good reputation, and I have had excellent results with, ASC, and Smart Defrag for years, so I do not understand this hatred for then in this topic.

4 Something out of one of my manuals :-

 

Yell SYSTEM CLEANING FOR XP – VERY SERIOUS updated 15-05-10

I have found that no one anti-virus or anti-spyware is ” THE BEST “, but they all have different capabilities, and merits, so I scan with many of them, and get the best of all. After all it costs me little time, as I do my chores while the scan is proceeding. This policy has proved successful.

Main running security :- Comodo Internet Security V4, is a very sophisticated, complete security suite, that I have successfully used and recommended for 2 years, which has high specs, and is highly regarded. Designed to be easy to use for the novice, with features for the expert. It has real time, and registry monitoring, so you have to be savvy enough to answer awkward questions. Comodo BOClean, is a behavioral analyzer, put simply. The firewall has won awards. Finally, it features a sandbox.

Warning As CIS V4 is so sophisticated, you need service your system thoroughly, prior to installation, reboot and soak consistently, and finally, stay calmand not panic, when your system grinds to a halt after installation, when you walk away for 3 hours, to let it settle in. On returning you reboot, and " Save to your own safe files " all those programs, that CIS4 has taken exception to.  After several attempts, you WILL suddenly find your computer running as normal again.

KissThis keeps my system fairly clean, but every few months I do a “big ” scan, with extra specialist removal tools :-

1 Norman Malware Cleaner….is brilliant
2 Mcafee Stinger
3 Sophos Anti-rootkit
4 Avast Virus Cleaner
5 AVG Virus CLeaner
6 Parvark
7 Vundofix
8 HiJack this
9 Alwil Virus and worm cleaner
10 Curit
11 Trojan Hunter
12 A Squared
13 Malwarebytes Rouge Remover
14 Trojan Remover
15 Smitfraudfix

Surprised Warning : You need to disable some of 1 to 15 from running on start up with your start up manager. Also, you need to be very savvy, in dealing with the results, or you could easily wreck your system.

 

Cool Regards Bill3.

PS.   KissKissKiss   best regards to Karen, ladies first, my old mate Ramesh, and last but not least, our very own Locuitus

May 14, 2010
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@ Bill3: Are you the one who writes at AskBillFirst? And is the avatar your real face? Surprised

@AlanR: Advanced System Care is not bad. It can deal with most PC optimization problems, but if you don't trust IOBit, you can change to WinUtilities (offered free as dotTech exclsuvie), TuneUp Utilties 2009 (freebie) and Glary Utilities Free.

May 14, 2010
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 I like Iobit 360. I still have it running on my XP machine and as far as it slowing down my system, I do not notice that. 

So my advice is if you like it, keep it. Just make sure it's not the only tool on your system…

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May 17, 2010
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I myself use Iobit 360 as my main antispyware.  Since I realized it had the Passive Defense built into it, I've been using it for about a month.  Nothing bad happened yet.

I got turned on to ASC a few years ago, and loved it's daily cleaning ability.  It is NOT normal antispyware protection.  Then when they came out with the 360 Security, I tried the Beta, but had trouble--as some have mentioned--with it slowing down my system, but it worked great otherwise.  It found some things that others didn't.  But because it slowed my system down, I got rid of it.

Then few months later, after they released the regular version, I tried it again, and have been extremely happy.  I've tried other programs like Spyware Doctor and Avast and Avira as my main, but I've been dissatisfied with those performances.  Avast and Avira are good cleaners, but they're pretty high maitenance……especially with their own popups always coming thru.

So I've finally gotten a setup I prefer.  I have about 4-6 different antispyware programs, but only one is always active—which is Iobit 360 Security now.  Occasionally, perhaps once weekly, I'll unplug from internet by disconnecting the cable, and run each cleaning program at least once.  I have found Spybot and Spyware Terminator to be especially good for finding stuff others don't.  As mentioned elsewhere, NO single program cleans and protects against everything.  So occasionally, I run all of them.  I've had especially good results lately from Spyware Terminator, which I have not previously use much, but it has found some nasty stuff others didn't. I usually am cautious about such happenings, in case they are false reports.  But both Spybot and ST, you can set up for any degree of protection you desire.  They also update quite frequently.  I also use Spyware Blaster which works quietly in background, and seems to have done good job.  Some reviewer said you don't know how good it works to prevent stuff getting thru UNTIL you run your computer without it.  I just shrug my shoulders and say it seems to work fairly well.

I also have several anti-virus cleaners I enjoy.  Norman Malware is very good.  I also use Dr WebCureIt, which is very good, but weird to use.  You actually download the current free version from their website, I store it in MY DOCUMENTS for while before updating to new version (which you can do daily).  I do NOT use AVG Free, as have found soooo many people who have it stuff gets thru quite easily.  But also there's many who love it, so personal preference.

So to end this, I am currently using Iobit 360 Security for my main protection.  Firewall is Windows XP.  I also scan occasionally with other free spyware programs as backups., normally turned off, and turned on as I desire to clean.  I also use the ASC regularly for general cleaning duties, and also have backup individual Registry and Disk Defragging for specific cleaning.

I have been fortunate to not be taken down by serious viruses as friends and family around me have.  (Since Dec 2009, it seems the internet has become extremely maliscious!!) If you have taken off 360 Security and found your system running better, then more power to you.  I'm satisfied with my setup, as I haven't been hit by anything serious since using it more regularly.

I just found out about the Malwarebytes problem with Iobit.  I also didn't know this came from China.  My friend had his computer infected and completely messed up with some virus from china (something called "F*ckAVand……" I forget the rest.  Googled it and actually found instruction page on how to infect thru various antivirus stuff like Kaperski (sp))and others.

Good luck on your choices.

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