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Saturday, January 13 2018 - 11:19
Enigma Software Group Presses New French Lawsuit Claims Against Malwarebytes
PARIS, Jan. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Enigma Software Group initiates French lawsuit against Malwarebytes for 
   unlawful predatory business tactics. 

-- Enigma Software Group vows to protect and vindicate consumers' free choice 

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC ("ESG") has initiated a lawsuit against 
Malwarebytes Inc. and Malwarebytes Limited (Malwarebytes) in the Commercial 
Court of Paris over Malwarebytes' unlawful, predatory business practices in 
France, which are hurting French consumers and ESG. ESG's lawsuit against 
Malwarebytes asserts claims under French law for Malwarebytes' unlawful conduct 
of falsely labeling ESG's programs as "potentially unwanted programs" and 
blocking and interfering with them. Malwarebytes' tactics limit French users' 
ability to install multiple computer security programs on their systems, 
thereby not only disregarding consumers' choice but also leaving users more 
vulnerable to potential cyber attacks. 

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ESG's spokesperson Ryan Gerding commented that "Although Malwarebytes may 
attempt to bully ESG by targeting it because it's a strong competitor, ESG will 
not stand by silently while Malwarebytes improperly blocks French consumers' 
access to anti-malware programs of their choice - particularly when 
Malwarebytes is using unlawful anti-competitive tactics purely to increase its 
own profits at the expense of ESG and French consumers. ESG has customers 
worldwide and will not hesitate to press claims wherever consumers are hurt to 
vindicate their rights."

As part of the French lawsuit, a detailed technical report has been submitted 
by the French Bailiff showing how Malwarebytes blocks users from accessing 
SpyHunter 4 and makes it difficult for users to get around Malwarebytes' block.

ESG's lawsuit against Malwarebytes in California is still proceeding before the 
Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. As to that pending lawsuit, Gerding 
commented that "Malwarebytes' alleged statutory defense in the California 
lawsuit that it can block any program that it doesn't like for any reason is a 
distortion of U.S. law and, in any event, has no applicability in the French 

About Enigma Software Group USA, LLC

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC is a privately held international systems 
integrator and developer of PC security software, with offices in the United 
States and the European Union. The company's specialties are the development of 
PC security software, online security analysis, adaptive threat assessment, and 
detection of PC security threats, as well as malware custom fixes for its 
millions of subscribers worldwide. ESG is best known for SpyHunter 4 
( ), its anti-malware 
software product and service. SpyHunter 4 has repeatedly scored top grades in 
comparative testing by independent third-party testing labs such as 
) and AV-TEST ( 
). SpyHunter 4 has also been certified by OPSWAT )and 

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SOURCE: Enigma Software Group USA, LLC