Q&A Watchdog Antimalware 4.0 - Feedback / Suggestions / Feature requests

Watchdog

From Watchdog
Verified
Developer
Oct 7, 2021
33
110
Hi @Watchdog

I have one more question for you

1. How can I submitFiles or Samples to you that are detected by your software

@ticklemefeet oh sorry I did not use Dr Web Curet​


With best Regards
Mops21
That gives us a nice suggestion to make such a service available. Noted! Thanks! ❤️
 

Mops21

Level 31
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Oct 25, 2014
2,004
5,496
Hi @Watchdog

I have more questions for you

1. Any infos about a new Update available that all suggestions in it that are posted here

2. Can you tell us more infos about Watchdog Antivirus or post Screenshots

3. When a File is in Quarantäne will it restore to the original Filepath

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Watchdog

From Watchdog
Verified
Developer
Oct 7, 2021
33
110
Hi @Watchdog

I have more questions for you

1. Any infos about a new Update available that all suggestions in it that are posted here

2. Can you tell us more infos about Watchdog Antivirus or post Screenshots

3. When a File is in Quarantäne will it restore to the original Filepath

With best Regards
Mops21

Hi @Mops21

Thanks for the feedback, comments, and questions. Following are the answers to your q's:

1. We will release a new WAM version probably by the end of this month. It will have translations to Polish done by @Noctis The Hedgehog and revised translations to Portuguese done by @marciocruz. Apart from that updated DCS certificate, dark-mode, certain bug fixes, and improvements. As for the features and major changes suggested, I cannot promise they will be done anytime soon as we're on the timeline with the WAV beta release. Once the new version is available I'll post here about it.

2. It's a rudimentary AV solution, with standard scan functionalities and a couple of features developed for initial MVP. Here are some ss-leaks exclusively for MT users:
1635109733539.png
1635109769134.png


3. Yes, when a quarantined file is restored it's sent back to the original location where it was found in the first place.

Cheers
 

Shadowra

Level 5
Sep 2, 2021
228
2,573
Hi @Mops21

Thanks for the feedback, comments, and questions. Following are the answers to your q's:

1. We will release a new WAM version probably by the end of this month. It will have translations to Polish done by @Noctis The Hedgehog and revised translations to Portuguese done by @marciocruz. Apart from that updated DCS certificate, dark-mode, certain bug fixes, and improvements. As for the features and major changes suggested, I cannot promise they will be done anytime soon as we're on the timeline with the WAV beta release. Once the new version is available I'll post here about it.

2. It's a rudimentary AV solution, with standard scan functionalities and a couple of features developed for initial MVP. Here are some ss-leaks exclusively for MT users:
View attachment 261482 View attachment 261483

3. Yes, when a quarantined file is restored it's sent back to the original location where it was found in the first place.

Cheers

When is it available?
So I can test it direct l'y 😉
 

DeanoGeek

New Member
Oct 25, 2021
4
10
FEEDBACK

If one has Core Isolation/Memory Integrity enabled in Defender, will your SDK fail to install? This actually happened and I want to bring this to your attention before I toggle that setting OFF, restart, and re-attempt the installation.

This happened also with Zemana which is why I suspect the same issue here. Thanks for considering.



Once I've messed around with this further, I'll update this same post. I'm almost positve it's the Memory Integrity setting but let's see.

Edit: yes, disabling MI in Defender enabled the installation to begin.
I'm also having this identical installation problem with the Watchdog "WAM" setup as I've also been having with its Zemana equivalent recently (which has always worked for me before!). Is this the solution I've been frantically looking for?
 

Mops21

Level 31
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Oct 25, 2014
2,004
5,496
Hi @Mops21

Thanks for the feedback, comments, and questions. Following are the answers to your q's:

1. We will release a new WAM version probably by the end of this month. It will have translations to Polish done by @Noctis The Hedgehog and revised translations to Portuguese done by @marciocruz. Apart from that updated DCS certificate, dark-mode, certain bug fixes, and improvements. As for the features and major changes suggested, I cannot promise they will be done anytime soon as we're on the timeline with the WAV beta release. Once the new version is available I'll post here about it.

2. It's a rudimentary AV solution, with standard scan functionalities and a couple of features developed for initial MVP. Here are some ss-leaks exclusively for MT users:
View attachment 261482 View attachment 261483

3. Yes, when a quarantined file is restored it's sent back to the original location where it was found in the first place.

Cheers

Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

I hope that WAV and WAM are compatible with Windows 8.1

Will you add Full Scan, Quick Scan, Custom Scan Features and Options to the boths programs

With best Regards
Mops21
 

plat1098

Level 25
Verified
Sep 13, 2018
1,494
12,985
I'm also having this identical installation problem with the Watchdog "WAM" setup as I've also been having with its Zemana equivalent recently (which has always worked for me before!). Is this the solution I've been frantically looking for?

Hi, only way to know for sure is to try it. If you have MS Defender as your primary antivirus, the Setting is in the Defender UI/Device Security section. Toggle Memory Integrity to OFF, restart machine and try to install.
 

Watchdog

From Watchdog
Verified
Developer
Oct 7, 2021
33
110
Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

I hope that WAV and WAM are compatible with Windows 8.1

Will you add Full Scan, Quick Scan, Custom Scan Features and Options to the boths programs

With best Regards
Mops21
Hi @Mops21

You're most welcome. These will be included in new WAM update - confirmed list:
- AMSDK v4.2.0 - bug fixes and improvements
- Driver signature update and improvements
- Application signature update
- Application UI Dark mode support
- Portuguese language improvements
- Polish language support

Our current focus is to release a rudimentary AV but along the road we plan on adding different scan options to both of the products, yes.
 

DeanoGeek

New Member
Oct 25, 2021
4
10
Hi, only way to know for sure is to try it. If you have MS Defender as your primary antivirus, the Setting is in the Defender UI/Device Security section. Toggle Memory Integrity to OFF, restart machine and try to install.

I'll be damned if that didn't do the trick! I've successfully installed the WAM trial subscription--without any hitches--and run my first scan (which already caught and removed a DNS hijack attempt).

I sent an email about this installation snag to Zemana's tech support over 23 days ago, but only received a reply stating (in part) that "We have forwarded this issue to our developers for their review. As soon as we have received their response, we will contact you to pass on the relevant information." I'm still waiting for that "relevant information" from them.

As a side note, you should all be made aware of a separate thread in this or another forum (which unfortunately I can't find now) that deals with this issue as some kind of nefarious external threat, instead of a simple PC security setting. I tried all of those steps mentioned there and installed all of the superfluous software recommended to deal with it, only to end up completely frustrated with the lack of any resolution (as was the original poster). The thread or forum moderator finally gave up with offering any fixes, instead recommending that the person just rely upon using Windows Defender as his sole security provider. What a crock!
 

Mops21

Level 31
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Oct 25, 2014
2,004
5,496
Hi @Mops21

You're most welcome. These will be included in new WAM update - confirmed list:
- AMSDK v4.2.0 - bug fixes and improvements
- Driver signature update and improvements
- Application signature update
- Application UI Dark mode support
- Portuguese language improvements
- Polish language support

Our current focus is to release a rudimentary AV but along the road we plan on adding different scan options to both of the products, yes.

Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

1. I hope that WAV and WAM are compatible with Windows 8.1

With best Regards
Mops21
 

Watchdog

From Watchdog
Verified
Developer
Oct 7, 2021
33
110
Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

1. I hope that WAV and WAM are compatible with Windows 8.1

With best Regards
Mops21

Hi @Mops21

Yes, both of our products are compatible with Win 8.1 and newer versions as well.

Feel free to test it out.

Cheers
 

Mops21

Level 31
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Oct 25, 2014
2,004
5,496
Hi @Mops21

Yes, both of our products are compatible with Win 8.1 and newer versions as well.

Feel free to test it out.

Cheers

Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

1. Zemana installs an AMSDK Folder ay<nd your software installs it too will it overwrite the Zemana ones or what any infos

2. Your download site of WAM is not online or down

With best Regards
Mops21
 
Last edited:

DeanoGeek

New Member
Oct 25, 2021
4
10
Hi @Watchdog

Thank you very much for your infos

1. Zemana installs an AMSDK Folder ay<nd your software installs it too will it overwrite the Zemana ones or what any infos

2. Your download site of WAM is not online or down

With best Regards
Mops21

I don't know about Watchdog's version doing that, but I found that the one in iolo's System Mechanic "Ultimate Defense" did it all the time, when I had both it and Zemana installed together. Very annoying!
 
Top