How good is MAMUTU?

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  1. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered Member

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    How is MAMUTU in terms of system load and responsiveness?
    Is it chatty or only chatty during learning phase?
    How would you rate it in stopping the zero day?

    I got few months left of A2 pro, never really used it, is MAMUTU part of A2 PRO? IF so is it lighter then A2 pro or the same?
     
  2. jmonge

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    the speed is same the a2 is better cause have antivirus/antispyware database plus behabiour blocker(mamutu)all in one suite and yes it is ligth,it is chatty is you set it up in paranoid mode other than that is very silent;) i am testing this one for the whole week and the results are very very impresive;) testing with real malware:)
     
  3. Dregg Heda

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    Keep us posted on your results jmonge, A2 anti-malware sounds very interesting.
     
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    yeap;)
     
  5. Dregg Heda

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    Are you testing Mamutu or A2 anti-malware?
     
  6. jmonge

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    A2 square:thumb:also mamutu cause mamutu is included the suite:)
     
  7. Dregg Heda

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    Yea I knew Mamutu was in the suite but I wasn't sure if you were just testing Mamutu or the entire suite. Anyway thanks!
     
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    Nothing more to add to his facts on MAMUTU. Only very extremely pleased to finally see a Behavior Blocker that is well-rounded and effective as this is. Paranoid mode is only chatty because it should be in setting up a permanant White/Blacklist then again off Paranoid mode is not interrupting frequent at all IMO.

    A wise choice and helpful product, one of the very rare ones IMHO when used as a suite or just BB.

    EASTER
     
  9. Smiggy

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    Used Mamutu for a number of months and was very pleased.
    Light, responsive and easy to navigate round.
    Paranoid mode didn't let me down, it threw up countless pop-ups initially but slowed down as its lists were compiled.
    Overkill I know, but hey that's why it's called Paranoid Mode!

    I compared it to Threatfire and found it better, the obsessive need to Quarantine in TF instead of Deny was a reason why I removed it.

    I only removed Mamutu as I prefer the total system protection of a HIPS package instead of Behavioural protection.
    Personal preference.

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  10. jmonge

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    you'r welcome:thumb:
     
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    agree;)
     
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    i was searching for more BB but are not too many out there,do you know any other ones that i can try?or test?
     
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    In a word

    EXCELLENT!!!
     
  14. TechOutsider

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    Very configurable. I like that. And I believe it collects data from the A-squared community .. right?
     
  15. Dregg Heda

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    How good is Mamutu at detecting malware? Is its behaviuoral detection comparable to Prevx Edge?
     
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    I think Prevx Edge has a BB component to it. You might try it out.

    Edit: Theres also the old favourite Threatfire!
     
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    Mamutu is a solely a BB, Edge incorporates a few different things along with its BB. but i will add, Mamutu is by far my favorite BB.
     
  18. Dregg Heda

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    So I guess Edge would be comparable to A2 anti-malware as a whole.
     
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    Not by a long shot, only one that slightly compares to it is DS but Px is one of a kind really.
     
  20. Dregg Heda

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    But DS has registry and file protection. Edge has nothing of the sort.
     
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    In that respect, so is Ilya's DEFENSEWALL & Tzuk's SANDBOXIE, AND MIKE W"s RETURNIL, ETC.
     
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    Mine too:thumb: Once it's learned your system it's so quiet that on occasions I've looked for a fault,thinking it's stopped working.Threatfire had a tendency to just kill anything considered bad,(whether or not it was),without warning...most annoying.Mamutu allows a lot of control over how to deal with individual behaviours within a program,in my opinion this is the best of it's specific type by some degree.
     
  23. EASTER

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    Exactly the way a BB should perform. There *MUST be some interaction/decision offered to any alerts becuase no app i know of can blindly say a certain file is malicious without first showing the user what it has raised up against in an alert.

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  24. Dregg Heda

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    But is Mamutu good at detecting malicious behaviour?
     
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    In a word YES! But you'd be wise to stay far away from Threatfire. They are doing nothing to make it competitive, only ridicuous. WHO EVER HEARD OF A MALWARE THREAT AS REGEDIT WHEN THE OFFENDING APP IS REALLY THE CULPRIT, BUT TF WILL YANK Regedit instead of addresing the real malware directly. That's another reason why i pulled awat from it myself plus NO DENY OPTIONS?

    It's done, stick a fork init or else grab an old version of CyberHawk that knows how to zero in and give the user a way to terminate the source malware, not system files.

    EASTER
     
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