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PC Tools ThreatFire™
June 2, 2010
1:56 PM
PCbasics
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"PCs are under constant attack from

viruses, spyware and identity theft. Every day you hear about a new

threat to your PC. They're coming faster than ever before, they're

getting harder to stop and traditional antivirus products are not able

to keep up."

"Will your antivirus software catch the latest

malware that just came out today? In most cases, no, because it simply

does not know how to detect it yet. But ThreatFire's ActiveDefense

technology does, and has proven to provide up to 243% more protection

when combined with traditional AntiVirus products. See the table below."

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[http://www.threatfire.com]
*all the info from ^

 

I Love Freebies
June 2, 2010
3:19 PM
Joji
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ORLLY!? How about intense lag? This thing lagged up my laptop so much, after uninstallation, I still had to bring it to the technician to fix my f###ed up laptop! Yell

 

It may be different to others, but this is my experience with PC Tools. Besides… no virus can beat the crap out of me with Malwarebytes' and ESET NOD32 Sh#t Loaded Edition combined! Cool

 

~Joji~

June 2, 2010
3:28 PM
Gioneo
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Confused Hum… Sorry to hear about your bad experience Joji.

But seriously if you could watch the language, that would be awesome. Using symboles doesn't make a difference.

I'll give Threatfire a test drive and see how "hogging" it gets…

June 2, 2010
4:45 PM
Sandeep
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I had also tried installing ThreatFire to one of my PC and the experience was BAD. So i don't want ThreatFire to Fireup my PC.

 

Thanks.

June 3, 2010
12:20 AM
Jeanjean
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Wow !
ThreatFire is on my PC (XP-SP3) for some years now … without the least problem or conflict.
I never had the need to uninstall it, I can thus not speak about it.Cool

June 3, 2010
12:27 AM
jumbi
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I have experienced both good and bad installations of threatfire to different computers…

No time to investigate why, just changed software where there was incompatibilities…

June 3, 2010
12:40 AM
phoenix_rising
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I'm using ImmunetProtect now instead of Threatfire. It's good. Very low resource use. Worth checking out if you're looking for an alternative.

http://www.immunet.com/protect

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
June 3, 2010
3:22 AM
Joji
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Sorry for swearing, but I thought Threatfire was suppose to be good. Besides, this is my "work" laptop, so it had many important apps for doing my hwk and all that. I'll watch my language next time. :)

 

~Joji~

June 3, 2010
3:29 AM
sean
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i have threatfire and it's great. no problems at all.

June 3, 2010
6:42 AM
blue
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PCbasics said:


 

FWIW

First, of course, Threatfire isn't really an anti-virus and while YOU probably know that many might not and using it as a stand-alone av would not be a good idea.

 

Second, many (most) av solutions offer a behavior-blocker *like* threatfire so adding it would be unnecessary overkill. Moreover, using it with another hips/bb might start giving weird results. I *think* I observed that with Norton; suddenly started getting weird alerts about programs that I knew (believed, anyway) to be OK. I uninstalled TF and everything returned to normal. (Norton has its own bb).

 

Third, Threatfire is infamous for not playing well with other software and adding it *might* make you wish that you hadn't. Don't know if it has been fixed, but Avira (I think) *used* to have a big-time problem with TF.

 

 

June 3, 2010
7:17 AM
Jeanjean
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@ blue

At the moment, I use Avast, Prevx and Threatfire together.

Only Prevx consumes too much Cpu when I put the heuristics settings too high.

For the rest, I have no problem of compatibility between those three.Cool

June 3, 2010
8:34 AM
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blue said:

 

FWIW

S hips/bb??

 


 

EbonyCool

June 3, 2010
8:46 AM
ebony
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phoenix_rising said:

I'm using ImmunetProtect now instead of Threatfire. It's good. Very low resource use. Worth checking out if you're looking for an alternative.

http://www.immunet.com/protect


 

I have DL based on your recommendation.WinkLaughLaugh
One ?, is it real time?

 

EbonyCool

June 3, 2010
10:58 AM
PCbasics
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phoenix_rising said:

I'm using ImmunetProtect now instead of Threatfire. It's good. Very low resource use. Worth checking out if you're looking for an alternative.

http://www.immunet.com/protect


 

from the response of this topic about this topic, i think i might use this instead!!??Laugh

I Love Freebies
June 3, 2010
2:29 PM
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It's in Ashraf's 12 security programs

http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/3174

"Varying from the norm signature based protection, Threatfire uses a unique 'behavior based' detection system. This methodology not only helps prevent conflict and slowdowns if Threatfire is used with other security software like avast! or Avira, but it provides a whole new angle at detecting scumware on your PC. Threatfire is one of the only free anti-malware programs that provides full real time detection and protection. Other programs such as Ad-Aware AE and Spyware Doctor provide limited real time protection that are signature based, raising the chance of conflict between security programs. Threatfire has the ability to detect all kinds of scumware; however the real-time protection is only for malware while there is an on demand scanner for everything else."

June 3, 2010
7:09 PM
phoenix_rising
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@ Ebony: Yep, it's real-time. And absolutely the bare minimum of resource use, which is a huge bonus. It has already immediately picked up a couple of things before my AV did. It provides a nice added layer of protection. I think you'll like it!

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
June 3, 2010
7:32 PM
PCbasics
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thinking again…..maybe i should try it out…..!?Smile

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June 3, 2010
7:55 PM
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@ PCbasics: Wouldn't hurt to give it a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. After using it, I won't be going back to Threatfire in a hurry.

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
June 3, 2010
8:39 PM
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Phoenix_Rising (and anyone else that has an opinion): When I read about Immunet, it sounds like it connects to their servers/computers/system every time you go online. And then stays connected the whole time too.

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'm not sure I like that. Wouldn't that give them the opportunity to be scanning my computer for info I don't want them to get and to track my internet usage?

Or would MSE and Malwarebytes (I have the upgrade version so it does live scanning and blocking) keep that from happening?

I like the idea of what Immunet does basically, but am concerned about privacy. I'd really like to hear your thoughts.

 

Or, do you think I should just go have some coffee, a brownie, and a "chill-pill"…

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June 3, 2010
10:15 PM
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@ Wheezer: Hey there! Well, as far as I know, no one in this particular user community can just access my comp (at least, I don't think they can). Personally, I'm not worried. But I think the final call has to be yours – what you're comfortable with and what you're not. For more info on it, you can check out the write-up on Gizmo's site: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/immunet-protect-cloud-based-anti-malware.htm

 

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