How Effective is Mamutu

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by GrammatonCleric, Apr 24, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. justenough

    justenough Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Posts:
    1,549
    Even set to paranoid (which is how I use Mamutu) the number of alerts seems minimal, especially when compared to a HIPS.
     
  2. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Posts:
    2,538
    Location:
    Sweden
    Mamutu is like a BB/HIPS with cloud abilities. That's why it's similar to a HIPS but the pop-ups are reduced by the cloud of Emsisoft.
     
  3. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,744
    Location:
    Canada
    its very nice to know how mamutu works:thumb:
     
  4. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Posts:
    1,351
    I think that currently Mamutu is the best software to detect unusual behavior, I'm using it now and works as a feather, and is beautifully quiet and powerful. For me one of the best software to help my Sandboxie.
     
  5. Espresso

    Espresso Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    976
    Don't forget that this is a firewall test, so you should be running at least Windows Firewall on Vista/Win7 with default deny enabled.
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    No it's a HIPS test, Windows Firewall will score horribly on it. If you have Default Deny SRP, it shouldn't even run.
     
  7. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,981
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    I found in article on brighthub.com

    "Mamutu is packed with useful features that ThreatFire doesn't offer:

    Captcha protection when the program is manually shutdown.
    Intelligent alert reduction - Enabling this feature means Mamutu reduces alerts on legitimate system files, which is not recommended to ensure malware has the ability to inject and will not pass undetected.
    Option to disable notification for product news, updates, and restart alerts, etc.
    Set-up non-administrator user accounts and permissions to manage Mamutu.
    Modify behavior-blocker components.
    Option to manually add files to be quarantined. Note that ThreatFire also has a quarantine option but no option to manually add files for quarantine.
    Option to reset to 0 the number of detected behavior patterns.
    (...)
    ThreatFire, on the other hand, offers the following features that Mamutu doesn't provide:ThreatFire Settings

    Rootkit scanner.
    Rootkit scan scheduler.
    Advanced rules to protect host files, launch control, screensavers, etc."

    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/articles/108232.aspx

    I remember that TF also has the option to detect applications that try to connect to the network and listen to the ports, can protect the user's own folders and protect registry. In this case...which one is more effective?
     
  8. Bigabe

    Bigabe Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Posts:
    58
    http://www.kernelmode.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=586

    This guy tested TF and claims that it isn't anything else than just a placebo.

    So I would definitively stick with Mamutu.
     
  9. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,981
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
  10. Espresso

    Espresso Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    976
    I meant Default Deny on the firewall. I score 200 with the firewall off and 220 with the firewall on, although I was expecting the firewall would play a greater role since it is a "leak" test.
     
  11. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    161
    Though I like that app,a couple of BSODs ( :ouch: ) during several past days made me uninstall BufferZone Pro free (BZ was on my system before I got Mamutu as giveaway).Checked everything (and found nothing was wrong with system),decided to install BZ again,and...there it was (on 1st click) : BZ found an incompatible software on my computer (Mamutu).
    Bye-bye BZ,hallo Sandboxie free.Are those 2 compatible (Mamutu & Sandboxie) is yet to see (so far,so good).
     
  12. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    hmmm, Mamutu...
    i've never tried it.

    is that something like a HIPS where you play Whack-A-Mole with the Allow/Deny buttons until you computer becomes either infected or unresponsive? :blink:
    .
    :D
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  13. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,491
    Mamutu is a BB not a HIPS = Less pop ups.
    But protection is more granular (I mean BB is more picky, Classical HIPS just alerts you of everything so you take care of everything.)
    That's why i love Classical HIPS :D

    BRING ON THE POP UPS!
     
  14. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    LOLOL! :argh:
     
  15. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    161
    Hats off to Mamutu for treating (most of) Microsoft´s equally untrusted as other apps.In short - yes,there is some... (...couple of thousands...) pop ups here too ! :D
     
  16. Bigabe

    Bigabe Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Posts:
    58
    Thanks for the lesson. ;-)
    Didn't know that.

    There must be sth wrong with your installation then. I didn't get a single popup since installation, I use sandboxie and and other programs, installed into the sandbox and outside, have some games that I use and Chrome as browser.
    Everything is recognized correctly.

    Today I installed Ccleaner and got 1 popup. So maybe you should try to reinstall.
     
  17. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    161
    Just exxagerating for fun,nothing to serious,especially after BZ removal.Seems it´s getting along well with Sandboxie.
     
  18. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    161
    24 hours later,not a single BSOD after changing from BufferZone to Sandboxie (plus,my system is way faster and more responsive).So,Mamutu is incompatible with BZ.:p
     
  19. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,744
    Location:
    Canada
    did you tried installing mamutu fist and then BZ?
     
  20. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Posts:
    2,974
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    *Blatant Thread Hijack*
    Hey really quick....Is mamutu fairly light on resources? I have one of those free licenses and was thinking of adding it to the mix. Yes I know I already have a HIPS in D+ but I thought that if its not too heavy who cares.
     
  21. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,744
    Location:
    Canada
    it is very light my friend:thumb:
     
  22. pablozi

    pablozi Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Posts:
    215
    Location:
    nowhere
    I am thinking about adding Mamutu to my OA++. What do you think is it worth of effort, or it is just an overlapping of security layers?
     
  23. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    161
    As I mentioned earlier,BZ was on my system before I got Mamutu.


    @pablozi,I´m still new to Mamutu,so can´t say anything relevant.
     
  24. justenough

    justenough Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Posts:
    1,549
    It's overlapping, imho.
     
  25. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Posts:
    13,744
    Location:
    Canada
    the developer mention some where that they complament each other in a way;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.