Grisoft acquiring Ewido...

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by vlk, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. vlk

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    Since Grisoft want to integrate the EW scanner into their product, I wonder what the shelf-life of both the free and commercial versions of Ewido now is ?

    Those users who purchased a "lifetime" license for EW will be particularly concerned :eek: ?
     
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    Maybe it was "lifetime of the ewido product"... which is now over...;)
     
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    Keep cool. For our customers nothing will change. ewido anti-malware will still exist. ;)

    BR
     
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    Am I correct in understanding the information as: only the scanning technology is licensed to Grisoft, the company is still independent and will keep on developing Ewido Anti-Malware?
     
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    Those of us who renewed our licenses for several years are also concerned :eek:

    Good news! So Ewido will still exist as a standalone product?
     
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    In addition to that, I can't combine/understand these two informations in my head:
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    o_O o_O o_O
     
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    maybe they acquired only technology (advanced unpacker emulator - dynamic unpacking) and spyware defs will be acquired from another company
     
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    This means the company ewido network was accquired by Grisoft, not only our technology.

    So we're now part of Grisoft, but the product ewido anti-malware will still exist and the development will be continued.
     
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    it will be called always ewido anti-malware? or grisoft anti-spyware?

    and, another question: has some sense still have ewido as standalone software? I mean, if ewido technology and defs will be included in AVG, why have two same software?
     
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    OK, thanks! :)
     
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    Yes, but will you still provide the database, or will it be bought from another company, as vlk's link says?
     
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    We still will have our database. ;)

    I can't read in this post that another company will buy our database. Please guy s don't start any rumors. :rolleyes:
     
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    well, so I believe it's clear:

    Ewido is bought by AVG. Ewido will give its technology (advanced emulatore, dynamic unpacking) to AVG but not its database.

    Right?

    If so, now I understand why Ewido will remain as standalone software
     
  17. Spyros

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    I'm not starting anything. The article says:
     
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    So under the line, they basically just licensed the engine...
     
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    yeah :D
     
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    That will depend on the wording of the license and the laws of the jurisdiction that governs the license.
     
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    Keep calm guys nothing is going to change with your licenses
     

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    I can see from the screenshots of Ewido 4.0 that the new UI looks like Windows Defender UI. Am I wrong?
     
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    Yes you are. It looks like ewido anti-malware 4.0 :p

    BR
     
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    would it be possible to see some extra screenies?
     
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    Does that even make sense? You brought the whole company without the company's Db?
    So who owns the Db now?

    I was hoping AVG would do something great. After all Intel did invest some huge money into it. And with the help of Ewido they might have a chance for passing the retro test in Av-comparatives for the first time :D

    And if ever Grisoft is thinking of redesigning Webpage , Logo, GUI of their next gen AV , or any graphical things please leave them to ewido team?
    ( Btw Good job Ewido teams! for the new design of webpage and logo )
     
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