Manual update nitpick & negligence

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by oldtima, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. oldtima

    oldtima Registered Member

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    Now, some people really hate that people ask about this. Others welcome as many alternatives to updating software. Pretty much, most common situation is a local update of definitions for ewido/AVG on a computer w/ busted or compromised internet that is sucking down more baddies per second when connected. Then you could put it on a CD or usb/flash drive.

    Why is Ewido left out? Alot of people apparently are reverting to earlier versions... just like Ad-aware SE vs. Ad-aware 2007? Guess newer means more buggy.

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/

    Above, I see that AVG still has the manual updates but ewido does not have a section I can see or find. An older link posted on these forums led me to a 194kb download w/ definitions that were dated '7/10/2006', now that tells me that wasn't updated since then. Specifically that was while getting the 'current' definitions, not the full which is 7 MB.

    Ewido manual update link:
    http://download.ewido.net/ewido-signatures-current.exe

    So, I tried the AVG one b/c they must be using the same database, right? But after running it, since it couldn't find the AVG directory and prompted me to find one for it, I decided not to at the risk that installer was specifically setup for AVG and might confuse or corrupt my ewido database.

    Nitpick:
    Why does the manual def. download link for AVG read 'Download starten'?

    What sense does that make? Rename it 'Download now'. As I said nitpick. But 'starten' is not a word.
     
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  2. BlueZannetti

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    It depends on your perspective. If you're German, it's a word and actually an appropriate one.

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  3. oldtima

    oldtima Registered Member

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    Ah, I see. I initially thought that as well but didn't want to wipe the egg from my face if I was wrong. :D

    I wasn't aware there was a German localization of Ewido, but now checking the Program Files\Ewido ...\Translations folder I see there is also a Czech translation.

    Would anyone suggest I PM a Ewido team member if any of this is up their alley or if they are able to relay this to the 'go to' guy?
     
  4. BlueZannetti

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    Ewido was founded and based in Germany.

    Blue
     
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