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Hey guys,

The button that reads "download" here: http://malwarebytes.org/mbam.php directs you to brothersoft. Its blocked by my hosts file. Since a few others use such, I just thought I would point it out. The other servers are fine, just brothersoft that wont work for me.

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Discussed here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=214187

Brothersoft is also hosting rogue anti-malware software. A couple of examples:

Spyware Nuker

http://www.malwarebytes.org/roguenet.php?id=193

(De-listed on Spyware Warrior)

Spyware Hospital

http://www.malwarebytes.org/roguenet.php?id=219

In the end there are other reputable apps, such as SUPERAntiSpyware, hosted on Brothersoft, so it probably comes down to economics.

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Not really sure what do you mean by "will have a talk with the owner". The download link has been discussed @ Comodo forum (see this and the following posts and the debate still continues @ Wilders Security. Once again: Pointing a primary download to a well-known scam site that is hosting tons of virii and malware means I've totally lost trust in your product! :)

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Pointing a primary download to a well-known scam site that is hosting tons of virii and malware means I've totally lost trust in your product! :)

I think the vast majority of programs on BrotherSoft is legitimate. :)

-eXaByTe

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I think the vast majority of programs on BrotherSoft is legitimate. :)

-eXaByTe

Well, so do I but having said that I also find that there are no major download site that don't have ethical problems. They are businesses first and foremost. And they compromise to get the profit. Medium sized and big software manufacturers homepages are usually safe. I prefer to download from the developers's sites these days.

Edit made: I took the word vendor out of my post and changed it to "manufacturers homepages".

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I prefer to download from the developers's sites these days.

Absolutely. Plus, if you really must distribute something via third-party mirrors (nothing wrong with that in principle) - at minimum you should list the checksums on your product homepage for users so that they can verify they've downloaded the stuff as intended by its developer. This absolutely is a no-brainer with security-oriented apps :)

We have made alterations to the mirror list.

Much appreciated! :) If I come across a trustworthy site willing to mirror your products, I'll keep you informed.

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Well, so do I but having said that I also find that there are no major download site that don't have ethical problems. They are businesses first and foremost. And they compromise to get the profit. Medium sized and big software manufacturers homepages are usually safe. I prefer to download from the developers's sites these days.

Edit made: I took the word vendor out of my post and changed it to "manufacturers homepages".

You are right I suppose.

We have made alterations to the mirror list.

Thank you Marcin. :)

-eXaByTe

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