2016年10月20日

AdwCleanerがMalwarebytesに買収されました。


AdwCleanerがMalwarebytesに買収されました。


2016年10月19日、MalwarebytesがAdwCleanerを買収した

事を発表しました。
AdwCleanerがMalwarebytesに買収されました。


以下、Malwarebytesの発表


Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes acquires anti-adware startup with
200 million downloads to further campaign against
potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)


SANTA CLARA, Calif.
October 19, 2016
Malwarebytes,

the leading advanced malware prevention and
remediation solution, today announced the
acquisition of AdwCleaner, one of the world’s
most frequently downloaded tools for removing
potentially unwanted programs (PUPs),
adware, toolbars and other unwanted software.

Consumers and businesses download AdwCleaner
more than 200,000 times per day, making it one
of the most downloaded products on many sites.
Installed around 200 million times,
AdwCleaner has proven effective against
bloatware, questionable software and specific
types of malware.

adwcleaner-founders
The AdwCleaner story mirrors that of Malwarebytes
in many ways.
Founded in 2011 by three 17 year-old French
students,
AdwCleaner quickly grew in popularity over the years.
Jerome Boursier and Corentin Chepeau,
two of the founders who have continued their
involvement while attending university in France,
released the sixth major version in 2016. Ever since,
the two developers have helped it grow quickly
across the world. Both Boursier and Chepeau will
now join Malwarebytes in engineering and
research roles.

Malwarebytes was formed on the principal that
people and businesses deserve a malware-free existence.
Eliminating potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)
is an advancement of that dedication and the
acquisition reinforces the company’s commitment
to rid Internet users of this growing problem.

“While dangerous malware is still on the rise,
there is a growing trend for programs that operate
in a legally grey area to achieve questionable ends,”
said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes.
“We have seen some PUPs that are blatantly illegal;
most are simply unethical and abusing privilege,
which is why we are taking such an overt stance
against them. The acquisition will help further
this cause.
Many PUPs present a security risk that is growing.
Last year, we removed PUPs off of tens of millions
of endpoints.
Eliminating PUPs will make businesses and
consumers safer.”

Potentially unwanted programs are often bundled
into legitimate downloads or take privileges that
go beyond the scope of their intended use,
like injecting code or redirecting web pages;
or siphoning passwords and installing a root
certificate on the endpoint.
The problem of PUPs has now migrated from the
consumer world into the enterprise,
particularly with more companies allowing personal
devices on the network.
The United States Department of Homeland Security
has also shared warnings about specific PUPs and
advised users to remove them immediately.

For the near term, AdwCleaner will retain its
current name, supplemented by Malwarebytes branding.
Malwarebytes is committed to maintaining the
mission of the AdwCleaner product and its features.
Malwarebytes believes this will aid growing awareness
for the Malwarebytes brand in areas of rapid growth
within Europe, Asia and additional countries outside
of the United States. Malwarebytes will also integrate
many of the proprietary techniques and detections
into their flagship products.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


これに伴いAdwCleanerの名称もMalwarebytes AdwCleanerに

変更されました。


★Malwarebytes AdwCleanerはアドウェアや迷惑なツールバー
 などを検出して削除することができるソフトです。


Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes _ AdwCleaner is now part of the Malwarebytes family


Malwarebytes AdwCleaner--オールフリーソフト





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