Ashampoo Anti-Malware 1.0 launched

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  1. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    Ashampoo Anti-Malware 1.0 was launched:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Ashampoo-Anti-Malware.shtml
    Interesting enough is its detection rates. I know Ashampoo Antivirus used Avira's engine, but I'm not sure about this one.
    I've tested with some 11.000 samples I got recently and it caught more then Avira. It seems we have a new winner.

    Does anyone know which engines does it use?
     
  2. Technic

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    Same engines as a-squared Anti-Malware?
     
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    Layout looks like VIPRE's tools menu
     

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    Interesting.... it will be a really competitive product with very high detection rates.
     
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    Is there any reason to buy Ashampoo if it's as expensive as A²? :)
     
  8. acr1965

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    I wouldn't think so. Does A2 give a free upgrade when the new version is released? I imagine Ashampoo will stick with the present version and charge for an upgrade.
     
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    Ashampoo has some very agressive pricing/sales tactics.
    Just download the free cd/dvd burner (V6 very good), register and sit back 'cos you will get emails, weekly.
    Ignore the first 5/6 and watch.
    I got my office app' for £8.00 down from £35.00
     
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    I have a service letter offering for $19.99

    Sounds good value at that:D
     
  11. andyman35

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    As DavidCo says there are always loads of promotional offers about for Ashampoo products.Given the high quality of every other product of theirs I've used I'd expect this to be a top-notch security App. :thumb: :thumb:
     
  12. lordraiden

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    Your office app is exactly Open Office with a different name and skin...
     
  13. DavidCo

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    It is by Softmaker.de
    It weighs in at 47MB

    It is not Open Office.
    Open Office weighs in at o_O?
     
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    Yes Ashampoo is a re-branded Softmaker Office nothing to do with OpenOffice whatsoever.
     
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    Can anyone verify whether the real-time protection in Ashampoo Anti-Malware is on-access or on-execution?
     
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    Pretty sad I come here to read about Ashampoo AntiMalware . Why is it allowed for people to talk about Open Office or ANYTHING other than Ashampoo Antimalware ? And it is the ASquared engine they use . Let's talk about who uses Ashampoo Burning Studio . If you use it , how do you feel about it ? Who makes it ? Who cares ?:cool:
     
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    Firecat .
    I may be wrong but , I believe it is on access . And that would be Ashampoo's own on access module if it is . Just a guess on my part though . The on-access module protects on file execution . Or so I am told . Makes it sound like on execution though .
     
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    Ashampoo seems to do pretty well with their OEM's of office and media products. But their history of offering and maintaining security apps leaves a LOT to be desired.
     
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    I thought emsisoft said in a recent thread the 'guard' component is Ashampoo's.

    If that's correct, then the signatures are emsisoft's, but the guard component in a-squared (mamutu), wouldn't be included in Ashampoo, right?

    And if that's true, I think personally the mamutu component is the best part in a-squared, so that should help in your decision in which one to buy. :)

    But I might be wrong, or read it wrong.
     
  20. andyman35

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    There's no mention of any BB element in the developer's description so it doesn't look as if Mamutu is included,which is an important omission.
     
  21. Saraceno

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    The upside, is that it could suit those who have their own behaviour monitoring (malware defender, comodo, defensewall, threatfire etc), and need an AV/AS.

    Emsisoft mentioned Ashampoo developing, or have developed their own guard. Could still be very effective. Ashampoo seem to have added some hijackfree type features into the package and a few other features.

    If it's light, and works well, could be a viable alternative.

    But I agree, emsisoft's behaviour blocker is probably the most valuable part of a-squared.
     
  22. andyman35

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    Yeah Mamutu takes A2AM up to another level IMO.If Ashampoo AM isn't going to include it,while still a good scanner,it might be much reduced in strength,of course that remains to be seen.
     
  23. shakethebabyass

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    I waited for 2 years for a 64bit compatiable Ashampoo Antispyware because I love there stuff.

    I am happy to see the new Anti-Malware. I currently own a serial to Antispyware 2. Does anyone know if it is possible to get Anti-malware for current paid users of antispyware?

    I have contacted Ashampoo several times and they will not answer me.
     
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