Ashampoo Anti-Virus discussion thread

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by PEllis, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. PEllis

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    I thought I create a discussion for this AV since other threads are about giveaways or are locked.

    Is anyone else having a lot of false positives with their BB?
     
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  2. haakon

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    Only when I had too many things checked under the Behavior Blocker (optional) tab in Settings, especially the Monitor URLs... one.

    The BB in Ashampoo is Emsisoft and is know to be a tad more aggressive than others. Which is good or bad depending on ones expectations for BBs.

    Fortunately the BB (recommended) and (optional) and the four other Settings tabs offer a level of configuration that will satisfy expert users.
     
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  3. PEllis

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    I had to uninstall Ashampoo Anti-Virus. Windows Defender kept turning on, despite having AAV installed. My screen would go black also.
     
  4. PEllis

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    5 months into the year and Ashampoo still haven't released their 2017 version.
     
  5. Firecat

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    Been giving it a trial, and it seems to be basically just a shell on top of Emsisoft's Anti-Malware SDK. As far as I can see, the protection levels and engines are basically on par with Emsisoft. It works fine, updates fine, generally is non-intrusive. Curiously, support did not answer me on a potential 2017 version as of yet. But the components itself and SDK seem to be properly updated; and given the very small development team of Ashampoo, I'd not be surprised if Emsisoft was itself keeping an eye on this product.

    The behaviour blocker is very powerful; but I'd guess an ordinary user would rather prefer BitDefender's Active Virus Control over this. There is no cloud scanner that I am aware of (perhaps also true for Emsisoft).

    Ashampoo Anti-Virus is always on bargain somewhere, so it's an excellent way to get an equivalent product to Emsisoft Anti-Malware for a cut rate.
     
  6. PEllis

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    The price has dropped significantly. Now $19.99.
     
  7. PEllis

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    Ashampoo no longer list this product on their website. I guess it's been discontinued?
     
  8. roger_m

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    It's still available on their website. I did a Google search for it and Ashampoo had an ad for it, at the top of the results. You can still download a buy it, even though it is not listed amongst their products.
     
  9. Firecat

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    Yes, Ashampoo no longer maintains this product. Their product page also does not state Windows 10 compatibility.

    Program updates are stopped - definitions update continues.
     
  10. Mops21

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    Hi all

    The new Ashampoo AntiVirus will come in 4-6 weeks

    I have asked Ashampoo for that and for more infos about this and for Screenshots

    With best Regards
    Mops21
     
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    Interesting news.

    I just hope it`s not going to be another Bitdefender clone.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  12. roger_m

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    Thanks for information, I look forward to trying it.
     
  13. Mops21

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    Hi all

    I have some new Infos for you all

    The Antivirus is already almost done. The publication plan is currently being developed by the colleagues. But I still can not send you anything in advance. I still have to ask you for more patience.

    With best Regards
    Mops21
     
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    August 2018, Mops21 reported a new AV was coming. February 2019 -- some 6 months later -- Mops21 says it's almost done. Hmmm... it shouldn't take that much time to develop a clone AV. I wonder if they are coming out with their own AV or if they are just very slow. Time will tell.

    P.S. -- "Ashampoo" is a lousy name for an AV. I want an AV that will seek & destroy -- not something to wash my hair with. Ergo, I'm on the lookout for an AV named "The Honey Badger" -- pound-for-pound, it's THE meanest, toughest, most fearless, most aggressive creature on Planet Earth.
     
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  15. bigwrench9

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    I'm waiting for the Terminator Internet Security Suite :argh:
     
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    LOL! Funniest thing I've read in months! Thanks for that!

    I agree, A-Shamppoo doesn't inspire much confidence! Don't want no hair product protecting my system!
     
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    Why not? It's clarly a product that will wash your system clean of all infections ;)
     
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    So the new Ashampoo Anti-Virus is just a reskin of Emsisoft Anti-Malware. The old one was at least a SDK developed product....

    If the price is good, and Ashampoo is known to price well during sales, it will be worth a try.
     
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    Ashampoo on the Germany Facebook page

    Exactly, as with anti-virus 2016, we are once again using the double power of the two engines and the product will cost 39.99€
     
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    not available on their website
     
  22. roger_m

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    It hasn't been released yet. On their Facebook post, they say it's coming soon.
     
  23. Firecat

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    If it was just a matter of keeping engines updated, Ashampoo AV 2016 should have worked just fine. But I remember very well Ashampoo AV didn't have the same detection/blocking rate as Emsisoft. I am afraid the new product may have the same shortcomings: up to date engines at launch but outdated technology over the years.
     
  24. Mops21

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    yes out now
     
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