Does ashampoo av use f-prot engine

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  1. theshadow247

    theshadow247 Registered Member

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    i just did a goole search on witch scan engine that ahampoo av uses and i found this.


    Ashampoo AntiVirus gives you comprehensive protection against viruses, worms, ... built on the award-winning F-PROT Antivirus scanning engine, ...

    i thought they used the avira engine ??
     
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    The Avira engine was never confirmed, it was only an educated assumption.
     
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    thanks.User_1.so is f-prot the engine can enyone confirm..
     
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    I found some Avira files in one of the versions. Don`t know about the new version.

    But i do know it killed my laptop. Can`t even boot :mad: .
     
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    It is a Avira Engine 6.38.0.2 ;)

    //EDIT//
    This version seems to be a little bit heavier
     

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    It uses AVIRA engine....for now.
     
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    are they thinking about changing to f-prot ?like i said a google search result said its powered by f-prot engine..
     
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    No, you probably saw this:

    http://www.filetransit.com/view.php?id=32426

    The "built on the award winning F-Prot engine" comes from a separate link advertising F-Prot 6. ;)
     
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    no thats not the link.i just did another search and i can't find the link now.but like you said i could of read it wrong...
     
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    It is not uncommon for vendors to change their AV engines from time to time. This is especially true of those who have little experience in the field of viruses. For example, PC Tools, eXtendia, Ashampoo, etc. So I wouldn't be surprised if they did change the engine. But most likely such a change will not happen until at least version 2.0 of Ashampoo AV is released.
     
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    Since they just launched this not to long ago I would doubt that they would switch yet, also since they are both German companies I imagine that there is a little bit of patriotism and comradery. :)
     
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    Of course. And MicroWorld eScan should use QuickHeal engine because of comradery and patriotism (eScan's development and R&D center is in India)? :p :D

    Such things have little value in the long run; except of course being in the same country the licensing charges for the engine are lower. MicroWorld didn't use QuickHeal engine probably because it had crap detection rates, but for Ashampoo, they are probably getting a very good licensing deal for an engine with excellent detection rate. So they'll probably stick to AVIRA. ;)
     
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    I like to think happy thoughts whilst having my night cap(Grolsch) :)
     
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