Friday, August 22, 2008

Do not buy iQuarantine X

From iQuarantine X website:

  • iQuarantine X is not a background script or a script that gets attached to files or folders.
  • iQuarantine X is the first application to make the LEOPARD FILE QUARANTINE ALERTS go away.
  • iQuarantine X is the easiest way to rid LEOPARD of all FILE QUARANTINE ALERTS.

So, if it's not a script, what is it (beside a scam) ?
It's a hack that binary patches a system framework (/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Versions/A/CarbonCore) by short-circuiting the private function _FSAllocateQuarantineData.

So we have four good reasons not to buy it:
  1. It has an unacceptable upgrade policy.
  2. It binary patches a system framework.
  3. Developer does not reply to e-mails.
  4. You can disable the Leopard quarantine for free with an official technique.


Anonymous said...

I paid for iQuarantine X 10.5.4 and I have had nothing but good news about this little app. It does what it says and works great. I get updates from the developer when new releases are made. Developers respond very quickly...

I say yes to this app if you need it....

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this.

Apple doesn't seem to let you specifically set type "application" to neutral, and I didn't realize that it would work to just set everything to neutral.

Andrew said...

yeah... The "official" method didn't do jack for me. Still asks me everytime on a bunch of apps. Can't get rid of it. Would gladly pay for iQuarantine X if it actually fixed this crappy problem, but the developer has disappeared apparently and you can't buy it anymore. ARGH!