Although the review, "a-squared Anti-Malware 4.0 - Alarming False Positives" by PC Magazine is for version 4.0 and not the current 4.5, perhaps the person thinks what s/he is doing will help overcome the negative aspects presented in that review. After reading what this person is spreading, it is difficult not to think that the false/positive detection of MBAM was intentional. (See this July 3, 2009, report at WOT, Todays ASquared F/P's.)
The truth of the matter is that on the forums we recommend the software program that does the necessary work to remove malware. It is for that precise reason that so many of the forum security experts recommend MBAM. I certainly have seen successful results in logs when recommending MBAM and will continue recommending Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
I sincerely hope that this is a "rogue marketeer" and not a true representative of A-Squared and that A-Squared representatives extend an appropriate public apology.
Update posted by Fabian Wosar, (Technical Support) at a-squared forum:
"Mike Christenson, the person responsible for the PM you quoted, is no longer part of Emsi Software GmbH. He was fired today (actually yesterday) as soon as we became aware of the mails and PMs he was sending out.and confirmed by Marcin Kleczynski (Malwarebytes President and CEO):
I can't say anything more official yet as all people who could give a more official statement right now are not available. You will have to wait until it's day in Austria/Germany (it's 02:40 AM right now)."
"I spoke with the CEO of Emsisoft regarding this situation. Christian confirmed it was an employee of Emsisoft and he has dealt with him properly. I thank Christian for his efforts."
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