Viber vs ESET, ESET’s NOD32 flags Viber for ‘potential threat’

#EsetSucks or #esetDOESNTsuck, the battle between Viber and ESET over who is right

Installing Viber over PCs that have ESET’s NOD32 opposing virus code red flags the appliance and affords a popup that says that “potential threat” has been found and sub threat is only if Viber is putting in a Toolbar into net human and asks the user if he/she needs to proceed more.

AV engines ar designed in such some way that they flag any Application that need to put in unwanted files onto the systems important elements and NOD32 was doing identical however was it doing the proper thing?  Viber doesnt suppose so! Viber is one in all the quickest growing technical school corporations providing video calling(VoIP) and  instant electronic messaging services and has swollen from smartphones and tablets to PCs since 2013.

Since then NOD32 has been drooping Viber installation on PCs, Viber took a powerful exception to the present reality and on fifteenth Gregorian calendar month tweeted that Eset’s NOD32 was a ‘buggy software’ and suggested users to uninstall it.  The tweet that is reproduced below had a image of the popup thrown up by NOD32  with a overlay voice communication #EsetSucks in bright huge red letters.

ESET didn't go for this insult gently and tweeted back with a image of its own.  Eset place up a image of the Viber installation’s ASCII text file showing details of silent downloads and statistics. They conjointly place a message for Viber that for them user’s privacy came initial and side a”#esetDOESNTsuck” hashtag at the top of their tweet.

It remains to be seen, that of those 2 technical school companies can win this Twitter war however ESET encompasses a habit of drooping innocuous applications as ‘potential threats’ and no, Viber doesnt install a toolbar onto net human. more he installer ASCII text file place up by ESET states a particular “HTTPDownloadInSilent” push request.  HTTPDownloadInSilent is GET request utilized by corporations to inform them of a completed error free installation or report them back just in case there's a error while not stoning up error messages on the interface. Eset looks to get on wrong aspect concerning causation app statistics mutely.  All technical school corporations try this, even browsers try this with cookies that ar similar silent statistics.

And after all, ESET might hear before long from Viber’s legal team by unseaworthy out Viber installer ASCII text file as a result of Viber’s terms of use state that  “You might not copy … decompile, reverse engineer, break apart, arrange to derive the ASCII text file of, modify, or produce by-product works of the authorized  Application, any updates, or any half thereof” in their EULA.

Which aspect ar you on?