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#4502076 - 08/30/17 08:30 AM Chinese Made AV
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
We had the Russian anti virus software bash here a few weeks ago.
Would you use Chinese AV or Net Security software?

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#4502087 - 08/30/17 08:44 AM Re: China Made AV [Re: AirgunSavant]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qihoo_360

Hm, no.

But China has to figure out what to do with all of those American dollars they have stacked up like cordwood, so buying Western CA and A/V companies looks like a good investment.
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#4502097 - 08/30/17 08:54 AM Re: China Made AV [Re: HangFire]
Alfred_B Offline


Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 1968
Loc: America
Originally Posted By: HangFire


Anti-virus software is now considered spyware on Wikipedia?

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#4502211 - 08/30/17 11:09 AM Re: China Made AV [Re: Alfred_B]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2743
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
Originally Posted By: HangFire


Anti-virus software is now considered spyware on Wikipedia?


Its very likely just like Microduche and all the other companies out there they make a lot of money selling your info!
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#4502255 - 08/30/17 12:18 PM Re: China Made AV [Re: AirgunSavant]
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 1183
Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Had Qihoo AV and Apus launcher on a low powered Moto E2 phone until a couple of weeks ago. Went back to the stock Google launcher and installed Sophus mobile security and phone has a lot more space.

Both Qihoo and Apus were pretty apps and Apus automatically grouped your apps into folders, something I've had to do manually since going back to the stock Google launcher.

I'm sure they were spying on me in the same way Google is spying on me, but they never turned me into the Manchurian candidate, stole my bank account, etc.

What they did was continually invite me to install still more apps, identify (but not remove) each others' apps as superfluous, and put more and more cr^p on my opening screen. When I uninstalled the Apus launcher, a couple of tools (memory boosters) stayed behind. Still run these occasionally, they tend to behave like any other memory booster-- they do flag Gmail and other Google apps as having privacy risk and invite me to put a separate Applock (a secondary code, I assume) on these apps. That seems like overkill to me.

I used the Lite version of Qihoo which had only the Qihoo antivirus engine, think the full version packed two others.

In all, it was pretty, packed lots of tools, took too much space and annoyed me with invites for other products. There are better products out there, but to call it spyware and not antivirus is a bit of a stretch unless everything is spyware. I expect that some pro-Qihoo editor will get into Wikipedia and clean that definition up.


Edited by csandste (08/30/17 12:19 PM)
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#4502864 - 08/30/17 10:52 PM Re: China Made AV [Re: Alfred_B]
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
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Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
Originally Posted By: HangFire


Anti-virus software is now considered spyware on Wikipedia?


Just rechecked Wikipedia and references to spyware are magically.....gone.
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#4503799 - 08/31/17 08:00 PM Re: China Made AV [Re: csandste]
HangFire Offline


Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 2506
Loc: Central Maryland
Originally Posted By: csandste
Just rechecked Wikipedia and references to spyware are magically.....gone.


Still says spyware for me. Not listed as changing in recent edits.

Check out the talk page and the Mozilla link: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.security.policy/0pqpLJ_lCJQ
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