How good is Ewido Security Suite?

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by c0ltran3, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. c0ltran3

    c0ltran3 Registered Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    I've been using Ewido Security Suite for about six months and I'm quite unsatisfied. This program revealed no trojans; on the contrary my antiviruses (especially BitDefender and NAV) revealed some.
    What's your experiences about Ewido?
  2. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
    Well, of the ones detected by your A/V's , perhaps what was detected weren't actually Trojans as defined by EWIDO. (A/V's are notorious for naming things "trojans" that aren't, actually).

    On the other hand, since ESS is a work-in-progress, perhaps whatever your A/V's found simply hasn't been added to the DB yet.

    Did you take the time to submit them to Peter at EWIDO? I've found him to be courteous and timely in his answers to questions and quite prompt to add things that need added, when he gets them. Pete
  3. rodsoto

    rodsoto Registered Member

    Mar 18, 2004
    I use ESS as a backup to TDS-3, Im not dissatisfied with ESS, its a fairly new program, and has great potential. Im just annoyed that I can't scan my archives, my trojan library are all compressed, So i can't test ESS's functionality in that regard. What were the trojans that your AV's picked up on? Were they the standard RATs or other?
  4. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Medina, Ohio
    So far I have not had any recent problems with it, and it is all I use for trojan related cleaning that KAV doesn't do. I have only had one false positive, which doesn't matter to me because I always send the file off to make sure before deleting it anyway.
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    it doesn't find as much as TDS or KAV but I do send as many to ewido as I remember to to include in their databases
    the problem is that it doesn't detect in compressed (zipped) files which is how I get most of mine as samples

    until they include that functionality, it is a handy back up scanner but I wouldn't rely on it for first line defense

    it has good potential though
  6. mhh ok maybe the scanner cannot detect all kind of malware, but there is no scanner, which can detect all kind of malware crap, but some pc magazines think it is important to detect all kind of crap, like exploits, patches *cough* at DCS, hackertools,linux tools *cough'* at A. Marx..etc..but who wrote or said the program ess, which is btw a nice one, because i´m not able to patch a trojan for it (ok this is not really a normal criterion for testing av software, but for me this is an important point), has not good test results?
    whatever, i hope the pro version or whatever they named this comercial version of ewido suite rocks, cause at the moment there are a lot of scanners, but their signatures are soo weak.
    just me two cents.
  7. Hyperion

    Hyperion Registered Member

    Sep 29, 2003
    I don't know if this counts as a real Trojan,but i got infected by Byteverify Java Trojan/Exploit and neither Ewido nor a2 detected anything in the infected folder.KAV and AntiVir did.
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