The press release from last year should explain it. As per Vinzenz Ewido at the time, "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.".
Antivirus Specialist GRISOFT Acquires Anti-malware Expert Ewido Networks
i' Brno, Czech Republic and Millburn, N.J. - April 19, 2006 - GRISOFT, the maker of award-winning AVG Anti-Virus, today announced the acquisition of Ewido Networks, a leading provider of innovative anti-malware solutions. This acquisition expands GRISOFT's AVG antivirus and firewall offerings to include comprehensive malware protection, and provide its customers with the highest level of security against growing types of malicious software spreading across the Internet' There's more in the above hyperlink.
As far as the "E" icon is concerned, you can still get it on your desktop, if it's going make you feel any better. Just give a shout.
I was just looking through the forums and came across a post from Donna and she posted a link to Ewido. Of course I went directly to it and I have it running as we speak! My question is, is this really Ewido, or is it really AVG. I've always loved Ewido, and hated to see it go. I've never really warmed up to AVG AS. Maybe it's the icon? .....Maggie