Author Topic: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware  (Read 17273 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline XMAS

  • Avast translator
  • Super Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 1211
  • Santa is watching you ;)
    • avast! in Bulgarian
No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:28:05 PM »
Hello folks  ;D

Ewido Anti-Spyware is no longer available for download from Ewido's web site. From now on it's AVG Anti-Spyware. Although Ewido is no longer available for download the updates will be the same for Ewido and AVG Anti-Spyware.

Quote
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 contains the same ewido technology, but with some further enhanced features:

Features of AVG Anti-Spyware
      NEW Highly improved cleaning
      NEW Lower resource usage
      NEW Additional languages supported
      NEW Updated user interface
      Shredder for secure file deletion
      XP Antispy

Source: www.ewido.net

so, from now on, if a user is not able to remove a virus or... we will have to suggest to him to use AVG Anti-Spyware  :P ::)
You've Got To Get Close To The Flame To See What It's Made Of...

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83766
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 12:23:19 AM »
We could still call it Ewido - a.k.a, avgas (or avg anti-spyware), the same as the download file. Strange how ewido 4.0 has jumped to avg anti-spyware 7.5 ;D

You can download the avg anti-spyware form the ewido site still though.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.595) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 44111
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 04:35:57 AM »
Quote
We could still call it Ewido - a.k.a, avgas
Hopefully it hasn't picked up an odor along the way.... ;D ;D
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline szc

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 6957
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 06:00:13 AM »
...
...
so, from now on, if a user is not able to remove a virus or... we will have to suggest to him to use AVG Anti-Spyware  :P ::)

Well yes... I don't see anything wrong in doing that. It's not like we are working for Alwil so we have to see all others as competition. We have to be objective, always. Computer security is in the first place. I don't care if my shield wears avast! name or AVG. If it's good, it's good... period.

BTW, what AVG guys did is wonderful move forward, nothing else.
MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series  - LGA1155, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K - Quad Core, 3.40GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe R2, RAM: 16 GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3, VIDEO CARD: Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB, GDDR5, POWER SUPPLY: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - 750 Watts, HD: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 44111
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 02:22:35 PM »
Fully compatible with avast! and many other AV programs.


To download your copy, go here
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83766
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 02:24:01 PM »
I don't mind what it is either, I have downloaded the avg anti-spyware 7.5 setup file to see what improvements they talk about. I had hoped to install it in parallel and test together but, no joy it detects the presence of Ewido 4.0 (same guard.exe service, etc.) and prompts you to uninstall it and reboot.

My first scan with it took just over 9 minutes but, I forgot to pause the standard shield for that scan, so not much of an overhead with avast looking over its shoulder.
I have done another scan with standard shield paused and avgas 7.5 seems slightly slower for the same scan settings in ewido 4.0 almost 8 minutes against just over 6 previously with ewido 4.0.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.595) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 44111
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 02:28:32 PM »
Quote
My first scan with it took just over 9 minutes but, I forgot to pause the standard shield for that scan, so not much of an overhead with avast looking over its shoulder.
I have done another scan with standard shield paused and avgas 7.5 seems slightly slower for the same scan settings in ewido 4.0 almost 8 minutes against just over 6 previously with ewido 4.0.
Considering the increase in items it checks for vs the older version, there's bound to be an increase in the time it takes to do a scan.  :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83766
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006, 03:00:43 PM »
Which is basically what I said to see what the effects of these improvements are. In this case it slows the overall scan duration (note I did say 'slightly slower') nothing I'm concerned about, I don't sit at my computer waiting for it to finish.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.595) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline OrangeCrate

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 798
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2006, 01:14:57 AM »
My first scan with it took just over 9 minutes but, I forgot to pause the standard shield for that scan, so not much of an overhead with avast looking over its shoulder.
I have done another scan with standard shield paused and avgas 7.5 seems slightly slower for the same scan settings in ewido 4.0 almost 8 minutes against just over 6 previously with ewido 4.0.


David, I'm curious about your scan times. My full scan takes over an hour. The fast scan takes 30 minutes. About the same for both the now deleted Ewido 4.0, and the newly installed AVG 7.5. I normally run it without pausing the standard shield, but the times are virtually the same if I do. What's your secret?

Edit:

Using 11 gigs on a 60 gig hard drive. Like you, I don't sit in front of the computer waiting for it to finish, so it's no big deal. Just curious.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2006, 01:46:22 PM by OrangeCrate »

Offline .: Mac :.

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 5086
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2006, 04:02:32 AM »
why such a huge version jump?
"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." - Alan Kay

Offline roro

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 437
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 09:51:45 AM »
I uninstalled Ewido 4.0 and installed AVG antispyware 7.5.
When I tried to do a full scan my computer froze.  I tried Ctrl, Alt and Delete, but nothing happened so I had to manually shut down and start the computer again.  This happened twice with Full Scan. Quick Scan worked fine.
I had turned off Standard Shield  in Avast.
I used Roll Back to put my hard drive into the state it was before AVG installation,  and now don't know if I should install it again or go back to Ewido.
Any one else have this problem ???

Ro Ro 8) 8)
2003 Win XP SP3, Pent4 2.4 GHz, OE, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HD, comodo firewall
2008 Windows 7 32 bit, 1,8 GHZ, 4 GB RAM,,Windows Defender, windows firewall
(all Machines Avast 8.01483, MBAM, SAS, Firefox 20.01 and IE 8

Offline FreewheelinFrank

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 4872
  • I'm a GNU
    • Don't Surf in the Nude!
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2006, 09:56:50 AM »
Hi roro,

Yes, I've had it several times with Ewido. It locks up while scanning virtual memory and only a power off will fix it. I don't think it's a problem with the new version, which just seems to be re-branding.

Quote
why such a huge version jump?

Purely to integrate with AVG: 7.5 is the version number of the new beta which includes anti-spyware scanning.
     Bambleweeny 57 sub-meson brain     Don't Surf in the Nude Blog

Offline roro

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 437
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2006, 10:01:18 AM »
Frank,
It never happened with Ewido 4.0, which made me wonder.  Can I  fix this in AVG 7.5 or should I go back to Ewido until the beta is upgraded.

Ro Ro 8)
2003 Win XP SP3, Pent4 2.4 GHz, OE, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HD, comodo firewall
2008 Windows 7 32 bit, 1,8 GHZ, 4 GB RAM,,Windows Defender, windows firewall
(all Machines Avast 8.01483, MBAM, SAS, Firefox 20.01 and IE 8

Offline FreewheelinFrank

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 4872
  • I'm a GNU
    • Don't Surf in the Nude!
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2006, 10:09:52 AM »
Did you notice if the same thing happened to you? Was the program scanning memory at the time, and did it get stuck while scanning virtual memory, something like this:

VM_xxxxxx?

If so, I don't think it's anything to do with the upgrade.
     Bambleweeny 57 sub-meson brain     Don't Surf in the Nude Blog

Offline roro

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 437
Re: No more Ewido Anti-Spyware -> now it's AVG Anti-Spyware
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2006, 10:20:44 AM »
It got stuck right at the beginning and it did have something to do with memory.  I will install it again and see if it reoccurs.

Ro Ro
2003 Win XP SP3, Pent4 2.4 GHz, OE, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HD, comodo firewall
2008 Windows 7 32 bit, 1,8 GHZ, 4 GB RAM,,Windows Defender, windows firewall
(all Machines Avast 8.01483, MBAM, SAS, Firefox 20.01 and IE 8