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About Octavian

  • Birthday 10/01/1996


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    OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    Security Software: Iobit Malware Fighter Pro
    Iobit Software: Driver Booster
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 5900 X,Motherboard: Asrock B550 Taichi Video Card: Asrock RX 6800 XT Taichi, SSD 1 TB Samsung ,


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  1. IMF 9 is in development. I don’t think is available yet, probably he uses IMF v8.6
  2. Including all platforms is exaggerated in a package. But Advanced System Care ultimate can have an All In One Utility package for windows. Like to update drivers, uninstall apps, cleaning and antivirus that already has, so on... from its interface on a single install.
  3. To me seems quite normal to see increase of CPU usage at the beginning of scan. Even tho I have a ryzen 9 5900 X (I set priority to high) and see a load on the CPU with fans speed up
  4. Conversion to ”Internet Security” software wont make it better. And I dont think this app is meant to have firewall and those things. With HIPS, IDS, IPS, I agree having some additional security layer on that side. Cloud too, need a rebuild.
  5. Can try setting scan priority to low in scan settings.
  6. Try press open and when see Safe Box screen use option Forgot password
  7. Adding to the feedback above, I forgot to mention Iobit surfing protection and ads removal. Adblocker I suggest to have configuration settings and custom available filters. For example, most of ads in my native language (which is Romanian) on websites are not filtered and blocked. Also, extension allows ads in youtube videos (which sometimes is not pleasant to see videos). Can be added social media filter options for youtube too. Homepage advisor not yet support Microsoft Edge, if it is possible including it. And DNS Protect can give us a recommendation (now is hard to choose from the list available when not all providers are well known) based on current network connection which DNS is the best to choose for optimal web surfing performance.
  8. Thank You, For now I have license till middle of summer expire. I will be grateful if can have the gift for new IMF 9 when launches.
  9. Hello, I have some suggestions for next Iobit Malware fighter. Ok, We have only 2 options when a threat is detected in settings, manual one, we get notification every time a malware is detected and have to clean it by click button, and auto one, where we don’t get any notification or action options. That is not enough, for example, i wish to see a notification when threat was removed by Iobit Malware Fighter automatically. Cause even is not required my action, sometimes happens false positives and I want to know what and when Iobit quarantine something. So third option would be: process automatically and send notification. Next, Silent Mode. Silent mode is a good feature but is hidden deep into settings and can’t be turned on and off with one click. I suggest, besides adding manually apps that will run with silent mode, give us an option on the main screen, to turn on/off when we want and need, without any particular special configurations. General Settings has ugly and vague interface. I expect to control everything from there, as an advanced user. But there is almost nothing. Just few levels of protection, general interface options and few notification control. That really should be rebuilding, trying put every configuration this application has in an unified interface. Now is not pleasant to search in different places to configure a guard or schedule a PC scan. Next, cloud. What is the point of that cloud? I tried to upload some file samples to test with cloud, it says always busy and fails. Also that statistic is more or less inaccurate, cause files are much more infected than shown there. Put VirusTotal api as cloud if really want to or remove that cloud forever. IMF has Malicious Action guard, I suggest add in this guard HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) feature. By definition HIPS is an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host. In other words a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) aims to stop malware by monitoring the behavior of code. This makes it possible to help keep your system secure without depending on a specific threat to be added to a detection update. Also, good anti malware product has self defense, this feature also can come with HIPS. Self defense protect Antivirus from corruption or being disabled by malicious code. Exploit blocker is also welcomed. Ok, we have 3 types of scan. Quick, Full, and Custom. I suggest adding one more scan. Hyper-scan or Cloud Scan. This scan, would do full system scan as fast as possible with cloud. With cloud I mean all processing files are in cloud engine, and local is just a very small component that consume very low resources. Like HitmanPro do, a full scan in about 10 minutes. HitmanPro uses cloud signatures also from Bitdefender, so is possible for Iobit Malware Fighter the same strategy adopt. Now, Full computer scan takes more than an hour if files are many. Also, speaking of scan, IMF every about 3-4 days give notification that needs scan. Really? This is a waste of resources and time doing that. If there is a good real time protection, no need to scan more often than once per week. So I suggest giving a custom scan notification option or set at least that reminder one time per week. An auto scan when is set in one day, for example Saturday at 10am. If pc is turned off, scan is not running. There would be necessary an option, scan after computer start if is off during that time. Or automatic do the scan as soon as computer gets back on. There is also welcomed an option like Smart Optimization. This option, scans only new or modified files, to save even more resources. As a scan options there are also Self extracting archives, and Runtime Pack. IMF need a network devices scanner. More precise, scan devices connected to home network like computers, smartphones, smart devices, etc. and show their ip and MAC address. Based on MAC address, devices can be identified manufacturer. This way, can protect home WiFi network from unauthorized connected users. Also if a computer for example sends malware in the network, can isolate own pc and block that device from communication with it. Heuristic or Advanced Heuristic can have different levels of sensitivity. For example, permissive, recommended and aggressive. This way would be more suitable for different environments. There are sometimes dangerous environments where is necessary high sensitive heuristic. Of course this level comes with warning, usual as the level is aggressive heuristic, rises false positive chances. Last but not least, IMF seems not to detect tracking cookies, some adware and PUA when do a full scan or custom scans. I recommend including them in detection, I know we have feature called anti-tracking but not everyone may use it. Also speaking of adware, v8 is full of Iobit self promotion ads. For those who pay for pro version, give at least an option to disable all self promotion and ads from the app. Thank you so much for developing Iobit Malware Fighter and expecting some substantial improvements in the next version of my favorite anti malware tool 🙂
  10. Maybe to extend partnership with Bitdefender, this will be a future prospect for Iobit Malware Fighter. Iobit Malware Fighter may remain an anti-malware solution but to be stronger can be used other technologies from Bitdefender not database, for example can be used Advanced Heuristic. Some suggestions: Add parental control to filter internet content, add some protection on social networks, add chat encryption on messenger. Maybe self defence (protect settings from malware that try to modify settings or to disable protection. Anti- Banner can be added (protection agains banners). Protection against PUA (potentially unwanted applications).
  11. Iobit Malware Fighter is not 5 times better than Advanced System Care Ultimate. In few tests Advanced System Care Ultimate has almost 5 stars in detection but IMF has around 2 stars. Advanced System Care Ultimate is necessary and it is the most useful because detects the majority of threats while IMF detects almost half of threats, also depends what kind of threats, but in general.
  12. I have some suggestions for Iobit Malware Fighter 3. Iobit Malware Fighter can have partnership with Bitdefender to increase engine. This thing it is not easy because the databases has different structures but can be combined some technologies. To avoid false positive it is necessary to add option to rescan quarantine files after database updates. It is important that Iobit Malware Fighter display some reputation, statistics, and other information about running tasks. This can be with help from advanced cloud. Iobit Malware Fighter need to include in Scans advanced parameters like Rootkit Scan, Advanced Operative Memory scan and Start-Up running tasks. It is important Protection against Ransomware and encrypted malware. Iobit Malware Fighter need to have 3 protection levels (Low, Medium, and Advanced). Possibility to change Skin of program and maybe to realign elements from main window to be more original. Iobit Malware Fighter should have compatible mode, this mode can work as a full antivirus if in computer it is not present a security solution and as partial security (compliment) if it is installed a security solution. At IMF It is necessary to add tool that scan Windows, registry, files, applications, etc. if were not damaged or modified of malware, also check if not has been deleted a file or registry key that would cause errors or impairs the functioning of the system. In section Schedule should be added possibility to schedule scan at each 10, 15, 30 start of computer or define a scan data and execute scan with first start of computer (ex: 05.04.14 full system scan at first computer start). Sandbox (for browser) for run suspected or sensible sites, also Safe Pay (Keeps hackers at bay by automatically opening all online banking pages in a separate, secure browser, and keeps all necessary credentials safe and within your reach.) would be useful to add. Would be good to add a tool that check potentially vulnerabilities from sites (When user want to view if site that often access is or not vulnerable at attacks or was or not affected by Heartbleed vulnerability for example.) Iobit Malware Fighter can have Power Saving settings (optimized settings, tasks, etc. for power saving). Interesting feature is Network Mapping Monitor (Display and monitor devices that are connected in home network besides base PC. Prevent unauthorized connection of devices at Home Network.) Iobit Malware Fighter can have firewall but for compatibility it can be disabled if it is installed a security solution on computer. One of necessary features is create VPN (Virtual Private Network) to increase network security. Proactive App Scanner should be added (Automatically analyses your Windows 8 apps and notifies you when one has been compromised). Also would be useful to add Browser Configuration Wizard (Performs a security analysis for Web browser Settings.) Silent Mode from IMF can be activated when user run full screen applications.
  13. Happy Thanksgiving and all the best!
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