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an Ashampoo anti-virus?


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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

So here's Ashampoo anti-virus:
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0449/security-software/Ashampoo-Anti-Virus

.....they promise a good protection and a low system resources consumption. :)

 

What do you think? Would you pick on it from AVG, avast! or Avira?
as same as Avira, it is made in Germany. Comes with a built-in junk files cleaner, shortcut fixer, etc.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

Ashampoo licenses the virus engines from Bitdefender and emisoft with their own GUI. Not sure of the detection rates though. Should be okay. I have not seen it in any of the common AV test companies like AV-compartives.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

...as you see. Plus, Ashampoo are experts at software!



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

(...) Ashampoo are experts at software!

And experts in spamming.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:02 PM

Ashampoo is a software company based in Germany...they have been around a long time but I don't know anyone who uses their anti-virus here in the States.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:17 AM

BitDefender or Norton mainly?

 

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:04 AM

BitDefender or Norton mainly?

You started this topic asking about Ashampoo vs AVG, avast! or Avira.

I'm not sure why you're now mentioning Bitdefender and Norton,
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:04 AM

What do you think? Would you pick on it from AVG, avast! or Avira?

 

 

While I've used Ashampoo products in the past, and found them to be OK, I wouldn't use an anti-virus until it had built up a reputation, and started getting recommendations from experts.  So no.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:32 PM

I would give it a few years (2-3), just to see where they can get at with the product and then see how it performs. But for now, unless they are using public database (for signatures), they aren't starting with a lot from what I know.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

Ashampoo’s slogan is “We Make Software!” and they have been doing that for a long time with various products to include an optimizer and registry cleaner...that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. The optimization and performance improvement claims made by such software vendors are borderline scams.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:17 PM

I've used a number of Ashampoo products for a long time, in my experience they range from very good (Office - licensed from SoftMaker, Burning Studio), to questionable and probably pointless (driver updater, registry cleaner/system optimizer). They can be a source of very economical software if you pick & choose offers. They are very persistent marketers, I probably get about 3 or 4 email offers a week, which I don't mind, but I suppose I could try opting out and see if they stop. They actually seem to be decent folk, so I'm guessing they would.

Their anti-virus has been around for a good many years, I tried it early on when there was a $4.99 for a year offer, but that was before it used the current dual engine design. It worked happily enough and I certainly had no breaches, but overall I found no reason to stop using Avast Free.

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