AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 is the new Ewido release

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by ElPiedra, Oct 2, 2006.

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  1. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi,folks: New name new expectation and new hope? For those who (including myself) bought ewido's lifetime license during its final days may feel a bit uneasy after yesterday's event. On Grisoft's web site, AVG AS is offering one and two years lincese, not mentioning anything more than that . Does this mean lifetime license never have a place in their long term strategy? I just wounder how secure is my security-app's license? I bought it w/ high hope of a foreever peace of mind, and now I have to scratch my head and worry.:gack:
     
  2. stapp

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    Cannot download new version, it must be too busy!! Speed of transfer too low to attempt download.
     
  3. TopperID

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    They are honouring current licence arrangements, but a life licence was for the life of the product or company. The company has gone and the product has been rebranded. One has to think that there may come a time when Grisoft could announce that the product is being redeveloped therefore the old life licences will no longer apply. :mad:
     
  4. robinb

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    It seems you need to uninstall Ewido 4.0 Pro but what happens to everything you have in ignore or Quarantine?

    robin
     
  5. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Unfortunately, at the moment this info will be lost. However, we are working on a setup which saves this info, stay tuned, I will inform you here when it's ready :)
     
  6. Lucy85

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    Good day. I'm from Malaysia and i notice that i can't update whenever my IP ranging from 69.48.x.x to 69.50.x.x, the status says it's downloading but not a single bit is received even after half an hour.

    Instead, the update completes instantly when the connection is made with IP ranging from 218.x.x.x to 219.x.x.x
     
  7. Bronx Bunny

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    I have unistalled ewido anti-spyware 4.0 and rebooted

    I then downloaded AVG anti-spyware 7.5 but am unable to install it

    it says "please wait while avg anti-spyware is being installed" but just hangs with the green bar about halfway across the screen

    when I click on show details it seems to be stuck at the following point

    Registering : C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-spyware 7.5\context.dll

    I have tried several times and it always seems to get stuck at this point, I have left it for 20 minutes and nothing happens

    Is there something I need to do?
     
  8. ElPiedra

    ElPiedra Infrequent Poster

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    Yes o_O what happens to this forum, becouse the own official AVG forum i no like o_O

    Salu2
     
  9. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    There are no plans to close this board :)
     
  10. shoe

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    Thank God
     
  11. MaB69

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    I had this issue and i had to shut down everything that could conflict with the install process ( HIPS, RT scanner like AS or Another AT or even your AV)

    One advice : if you try what i explain to you, stay offline during all the installation

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  12. Bronx Bunny

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    thanks for the advice but it seems ok now

    I turned off my computer for a couple of hours, and when I came back and tried to install again, it worked fine, no idea why

    however I now see that this new AVG anti-spyware 7.5 offers no resident shield or automatic updates in the free version o_O
     
  13. MikeBCda

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    Are you referring to the initial trial period, or to after the trial's over and you drop back to free version? It's new enough that I don't think anyone's in the latter situation yet.

    It seems to work exactly the same as ewido did, all features are functional the first 30 days unless you specifically disable them. And the ewido free version (after the trial period) didn't offer auto updates or resident shield either.
     
  14. robinb

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    yes it does, I made it free and it still has the ability to do manual updates.

    robin
     
  15. robinb

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    also I installed it on 5 computers- 3 client computers running Pro, one of mine running Pro and also 3 that were using it as free.

    In the free I took off the residenti shield, disabled the AVG guardian exe in Services and stopped it from starting in Startup.

    I just wish I might have waited a day a two because after seeing these posts I know see there is a newer version coming out that holds the quarentine files that I just lost on one of the computers. The others had nothing to delete they were clean.

    Also will the help files come in a definition update? or will you give us a url here on where to pick them up.

    Also when you update this to 7.5 something higher to fix the quarntine problem will we be able to just like before put it on top of the old? or will it come in like AVG antivirus which I happen to use and like, as an upgrade.

    AVG now comes in the Updates" now when a version changes- will AVG Antispyware do it too?

    robin
     
  16. robinb

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    and how do you put up a new version and forget to add the "help" part?

    robin
     
  17. Cerxes

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    Now afterwards, I´m glad i didn´t buy the lifetime subscription, I only bought for one year. I feel sorry for them who did this, because I remember very well that it wasn´t so long after the ewido team starting to offer the lifetime subscription, that the news about selling the company to Grisoft was known. Therefore I got this feeling that it´s a little bit cynical of the former ewido team for offering this for the only reason of earning easy money. Yes, ewido/avg was a top AT apps before, and maybe still are, but the way how they handled this affair is a pitty and therefore I would say that since there is no ewido any longer, maybe it is better for this forum to join with the "other anti-malware" forum instead as a suggestion...

    There is nothing wrong by earning money true business because everybody has to eat so to speak, but there is several ways how you can do this, and the above marketing strategy was...well...

    Regards, C.
     
  18. robinb

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    So someone from the company want to tell us when the updated version is coming out that keeps the exceptions, quarntine items and gives us back the Help files?


    I would like to get this before Thursday (I know I am asking alot) because I am bringing back this computer to my customer on Thursday and would like to install that update without going back to his home again. Time is money!

    If not at least let us know so I can go back and install the update.

    Also will it come like AVG does now when they do an update? They do it through the update process in AVG Antivirus when a version is upgraded.

    thanks
    robin
     
  19. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Until stated officially by an grisoft representative that ewido lifetime subscriptions will not be honored....I'll ask that We not create an atmosphere of wrong doing when wrong doing has not even been committed.

    Thanks,
    Bubba
     
  20. feddup

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    lifetime ewido?

    Not bashing at all but how about an answer from an Ewido rep on the lifetime license issue? I should have known better than to invest in PC lifetime anything!
     
  21. Edwin024

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    Re: lifetime ewido?

    The absolute silence about this probably means that not one of the employees of AVG being here can answer it now. So let's just wait and see. I only hope that they will honour the keys!
     
  22. chaos

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    Re: lifetime ewido?

    I think they might convert them to 3 year licenses or something...
    Of course I don't know ,I am just guessing.
    I think though that anything less than 2 years extra is a robbery for the price the lifetime subscription cost.
    On the other hand they just might honour the licenses!:)
    I think someone should make clear what is going to happen.

    P.S
    Even if they don't honour their licenses there is unfortunately no wrong doing on their part.
    Ewido as a company is dissolved after the merge with grisoft so legally it doesn't exist anymore.
    It's up to grisoft to decide now.
     
  23. greenhatch

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    I do find it annoying that the new AVG AS 7.5 has apparently enhanced features yet it omitted the help files and cannot retain user excepted files. I appreciate an Ewido rep has said above that this will be corrected soon but no time frame given unfortunately. And as another poster has asked already, will Grisoft update the AS program automatically like it does with its AV program?
     
  24. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    The help file and possibly your other query will be via normal online-update.

    Missing help file in AVG Anti-Spyware
    Bubba
     
  25. DarkCypher0x0

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    I agree completely, I don't like how Grisoft is taking over this product, not to mention how very overrated AVG products are, AVG Anti-Virus is one of the worst Anti-Virus products on the market, I had it some time ago and was overrun with crap that Avast! has kept me clean of, I really hope for Ewido's sake that they continue to work on this product and not Grisoft.

    I don't mean to create a nuisance of myself but since I bought this product I feel obligated to stress my concern, not only from a performance and security standpoint but a look standpoint, AVG insignia/icon looks terrible, I hate that icon, why can't you keep the Ewido name and icon?

    I personally thought this was just a partnership I didn't know they bought you out fully, so my question to the Ewido team is, when will the Ewido site be shut down? Since it took on AVG's name now there isn't really any room for a product site that no longer exsist. I'm rather disappointed in this move and I would hate to have to use overrated products like Spy Sweeper or Spyware Doctor because an incompetent company like AVg/Grisoft took over a great product and destroyed it.
     
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