Qmiran is a site that claims to give you a program that will give you more knowledge on what’s going on with your social media accounts.
But is that really so? Is Qmiran Legit? Or are their claims just to get you to download the software, and install a virus on your computer?
Product: Qmiran (QM)
Description: A Program in which you can (supposedly) use to keep track of who looks at what on your social media accounts.
Rating: 2 out of 10
QM (Qmiran) is a site that I stumbled upon when looking at various questions on Quora. And the site naturally peaked my interested. When someone questions the validity of a site, I naturally want to check it out for myself and see what exactly they offer.
QM has been around since 2000, according to their website. There has yet to be any negative reviews of the site, which adds to the mystery around what QM has to offer.
What is QM’s Site Like?
QM’s site looked inviting, and they have some pretty good visual aids/graphics on their site. But we’re not just looking at graphics, are we?
There is plenty more to look at to see if a site is legitimate. And that’s what we intend to find out. So while the site does give off a rather pleasant look for itself, that doesn’t mean much in our review.
The Copyright notice
It seems like the majority of sites we take at have copyright notice issues. And, sadly, QM is no different.
We’re currently in the year 2019, and they say their notice is 2016. That’s a three year difference.
What does this mean?
Most likely, it means that this site hasn’t been updated since 2016. More than likely, the creators behind this have moved on, and chosen not to continue doing stuff with this site.
We actually see this being true when we go and look at their blog posts. The last one they put out was in 2016:
21 Junio, 2016. I don’t know much Spanish, but my guess is that means the 21st of June, 2016. Two and a half years ago from this current date.
With the blog no longer being updated, it seems like it would make sense that the website itself wouldn’t be either. But the blog does reveal something rather interesting.
There is very little on who the creators are, but the blogs are all written is Spanish. Not that that has anything to do with whether the site is legit or not, but it is something interesting to note.
It’s interesting that they write in Spanish, because even though their main website is in English, their TOS (Terms Of Service) are in a different language.
Using Google Translate, I was able to read the majority of the TOS, which was actually good, since their TOS revealed quite a few things:
· 1.11.2. Accounts
UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED IN THIS DOCUMENT, YOU ACCEPT AND UNDERTAKE NOT TO HAVE ANY OWNERSHIP, OR ANY OTHER PARTICIPATION IN THE OWNERSHIP OF, ANY ACCOUNT, AND YOU ALSO ACCEPT AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND ON THE ACCOUNTS ARE AND SHALL BE ALWAYS TITULARITY, AND THEY WILL CHARGE EFFECT IN BENEFIT, FROM LAGSOFT.
This is very interesting. Why? Because of the name they introduce – Lagsoft.
Somehow this company is connected with Lagsoft. What’s strange is that QM looks like it is owned by Software Knights SL.
Who owns Qmiran?
As you noticed from the bottom of the page of QM’s website, it says that it is “Powered By Software Knights”.
This is verifiable several ways. If you do a quick search for Software Knights, you’ll find that most sites point to a connection between Qmiran and Software Knights.
Of course, you can also go over to the Google Play store, and see that the people who made the Qmiran app are indeed Software Knights:
Since this is true, it still begs the question, who exactly is Lagsoft, and why are they on the TOS page?
LagSoft Is the owner of Qsocial!
I guess that doesn’t really help much, but the answer really does lie in the fact that Lagsoft is the owner of Qsocial.
Qsocial is, according to my best guess, what Qmiran turned out to be. Qsocial was Model A, and Qmiran is Model B (or something like that.
The short story is that after following many links and redirects, I found that Lagsoft had made a program, very similar to Qmiran. They promoted this up through the year 2013 (according to what I could find on Facebook and copyright dates). It was around this time, or so it seems, that Lagsoft changed their name, and became Qmiran:
It doesn’t show why they hide behind the name of Software Knights, as opposed to Lagsoft. But there wasn’t much I could dig up between the connection of these two groups.
Anything else in the TOS?
There was actually a surprising amount more in the TOS. And it didn’t look good.
That is one long run-on sentence. What does all the above mean?
Basically, whatever you post through Qmiran (i.e. ‘User Content’), is essentially their to do with what they want. If they want to give it to third parties, modify it, or even display it on their website, they have the right to.
That’s typically not something that you want to be seeing in a TOS. They’re essentially saying that everything you say and do while on your social media accounts are theirs for the taking, and you can’t do anything about it (assuming you agree to the terms and use their program).
The license you grant us to use content posted by users (except the content that you submit in response to promotions and contests from Us or any other content specifically requested by Us) will end when you delete your User Content or close your Account, unless that your User Content has been shared with other people, and that said people have not deleted it. However, you understand and agree that the deleted content may be maintained in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.
Personally, I get a little sick when I read stuff like this. It’s like you need a lawyer with you every step of the way to make sure that you’re not getting into anything harmful.
What this is saying is that when you delete you accounts from their program, or stop using their program, they will delete your information. But they do back up your information, and don’t tell you how long they keep that, except to say that they keep it for a “reasonable period of time”.
QM’s rating, and our opinion of them, continues to get worse and worse.
The TOS goes on to tell you that you are responsible for everything that you post, and that if something should arise because of you posted, you’ll be the one who has to take care of it.
After reading a little further down, we finally find where the creators make just be from:
· 5.2. Legislation and Forum of Legal Disputes
This Agreement and any dispute arising from, or related to, the same or the Service will be governed in all respects by the laws of Burkina Faso, and will be deemed to have been made and accepted in Burkina Faso, without the provisions of conflicts of laws in your country. You agree that any claim or dispute that you may file against Us shall be resolved exclusively by you to us, and in case you need it in the courts of Burkina Faso.
Burkina Faso, hmm, interesting. An African Country. So why are the TOS written in Spanish, when most of those living in Burkina Faso don’t speak it (since their official language is French)? I don’t know, but it definitely adds more skeptically to QM’s program.
Is Qmiran A Scam?
While QM seems to be a legit program, I wouldn’t recommend using them. They don’t seem to be a complete scam, but their program doesn’t seem to be working correctly for most users.
When you go to the app store to take a look at the program, there were a lot of reviews that showed the app/program not working anymore:
But even if there were a lot of positive reviews, I wouldn’t recommend it. With a TOS page that basically says that they’ll be able to do what they want with your info, and with QM not being clear on who really owns the site and the program, it’s better to not trust it.
Plus, they write in Spanish, and yet they are going to be governed by the laws of a French-speaking African country? Clearly, this program isn’t something you should use.