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Trend Micro is Smokey’s Security Weblog 2009/2011 Hall of Shame Awardee

Like I explained in the introduction of the Smokey’s Security Weblog Hall of Shame, sole purpose of this Hall is to improve users experiences and interests concerning all security related issues. Experiences that are many times not satisfying and even really disappointing: users are treated in a way that isn’t acceptable, e.g. by (government) instances and institutions, security vendors, aso aso.

This time I had to Award a well-known security vendor: Trend Micro. They prefer to ignore warnings and to correct incorrect behavior. ‘File Trend Micro’ regard a childish loser with condemnable attitude.

Let’s summarize the facts about Trend Micro and the reason to provide them the honor to be added to Smokey’s Security Weblog Hall of Shame: one week ago I blogged about Trend Micro, not just a security company but also the developers of ‘HJT – HijackThis’, a free log analyzing/report tool used by malware fighters to clean infected systems from malicious content. Because HJT missed the malware combat train, more and more security websites (my site Smokey’s Security Forums included) and malware hunters/fighters decided to ditch HJT in favor of OTL (formerly OTListIt2) Log Analysis Tool by OldTimer, a highly sophisticated, always up-to-date application regarding combating (new) malware threats.

Irresponsible, childish and condemnable reaction of Trend Micro: flagging ‘G2G – GeeksToGo!’, home of OTL and OldTimer, as a bad site, and also blocking OTL from running.

Like I wrote one week ago: Trend Micro, I am done with your company and your products. You aren’t trustworthy. You are childish and bad. Again, don’t try to explain it are all mistakes, it are determined actions to destroy the competition. I warned you to correct your wrong behavior, regrettably you decided to ignore my warning.

For reasons mentioned above it’s a great pleasure to add Trend Micro to Smokey’s Security Weblog Hall of Shame, you really deserved this honor!



December 19, 2009 - Posted by | Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Bundleware, Downloads, Malware, News, Phishing, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , , ,

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  1. […] * Trend Micro Incorporated * […]

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