Mamutu is impressing me. What about you?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by BrendanK., Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. BrendanK.

    BrendanK. Registered Member

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    So far Mamutu has far outdone ThreatFire. I had them both running and did a few tests with downloaded keygens and cracks (using that idea from someone who recommended it in another thread :p). I was really impressed that Mamutu was able to find and block the malware. Mamutu recognized it straight away and I was awestruck.

    Sadly however ThreatFire could not. Poor old TF, I loved you for a while, but you sadly could not outdo the competition. After not even giving me a warning about the executable (even with the extra rules), I have now decided to just keep Mamutu.

    Tell me your experiences with either TF or Mamutu. And please tell me in the poll whether you are impressed with Mamutu or not.
     
  2. karad

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    I just completed 20 days trial of Mamutu, after migrating from Threatfire, and i am also very impressed by it.
    Works very smoothly and it totally integrates with my other security programs,which is paramount for me.
    For the first time in my life with softwares i decided to activate the community shield and be connected with Mamutu to receive their warnings, which are reasonable, in the sense that ,being used to HIPS, i seldom need their view, but i imagine many would profit from it-in any case it's not a pain,the daily update is unobtrusive and politely asks permission to update itself, so that,if i am engaged in something else or i am virtualised i just decline.
    I didnt catch anything since having Mamutu, so i cannot elaborate on that,my only experience was testing some keyloggers which were taken care of by Comodo Defense+ (90%) and by Mamutu (10%) in order of first warning window.
    All considered if you already run HIPS like Defense+ or the new Chinese ProSecurity,plus BoClean or Superantispyware, i think Mamutu can catch a very little percentage of malware left by those, still ,if your system can cope with another security addiction and you have enough RAM, it is a very good program. I'd say better than TF.
     
  3. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

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    There should be an option to select, 'not much difference to me'. For the majority of threats, I would say both do the same job.

    Mamutu is great. ThreatFire is great...and free.
     
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    I think Threatfire is better, but i like Mamutu as well
     
  5. EASTER

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    Heres one for the record, i find old Cyberhawk way much better then TF is ever been in any test i run it thru, however MAMUTU is a step a head and quite very effective and IMO leads the group of any Behavior Blocker.

    EASTER
     
  6. Kees1958

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    I have lisences of ThreatFire Pro, Mamutu and PRSC, originally because I wanted to implement a defense consisting of an (Policy) Sandbox + behaviour blocker.

    At launch TF was way ahead of Mamutu, for now I would say

    Less amount of Pop-ups
    1. PRSC (primary Response Safe Connect with distance to others)
    2. TF
    3. MMT (Mamutu)

    System Impact
    1. MMT
    2. PRSC (near par, very close 2nd)
    3. TF (on a distance)

    Protection level
    1. TF
    2. MMT (near par, very close 2nd)
    3. PRSC

    Release progress
    1. MMT
    2. PRSC (on some distance)
    3. TF (less releases than PRSC, but with greater functional improvements), considering the fact that PC Tools was bought and TF is mainly freeware, I think they have learned enough to put TF's functionality in FW, AV or AS.

    Playform coverage
    1. PRSC (also Vista64)
    par 2nd. MMT/TF

    Bang for the Buck
    1. TF freeware (all you complainers are forgetteing this)
    par 2nd MMT/PRSC


    My guess

    A2 antimalware version 4.1 with Ikarus AV engine will be the best AV/AS/HIPS combo of 2009!
     
  7. BrendanK.

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    I'm using that at the moment :)
     
  8. karad

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    Easter, a bit OT, but i hope the mods will be tolerant as it is a related topic-after reading what you said about using Cyberhawk old versions about a month ago, i succeeded in finding two versions online :
    version 1.1.1.3 ( http://www.winsite.com/free/ )
    and
    version 2.0.4.34 ( http://www.clubic.com/lancer-le-telechargement-30681-0-cyberhawk.html )

    I didnt try them out yet, partly because Virus total and Jotti scanned the files and found
    one generic 'suspicious file' in both versions which i think is a FP anyway due to the nature of the file examined (also checked with other programs=OK) and also because i was trialing Mamutu.
    My question to you is : which one btw these two versions would you use nowadays in
    place of TF/Mamutu?


    xKees1958-you say that PRSC has the least amount of pop ups and the 3rd place for Protection level and i couldnt agree more: in fact when i had my experience with PRSC about a year ago (for a week) it hardly gave a sign of life.
     
  9. Cloudcroft

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    I'v got a free one year subscription to Mamutu, but I like it enough that I'll probably pay for it when the current subscription expires.
     
  10. Halo326

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    Are you using it along side NIS?
     
  11. EASTER

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    Answered in my PM to you.

    I don't want to make too much about CyberHawk (great as it is) because it's gone from the super folks who created it at Novatix over to PCTools to be restructured and rebranded as TF, but i do want to say this, anytime some new innovative security app first lands on the scene from beta to beta to final, it's very wise practice to keep all your beta versions (provided they are not hard coded restrained by some 30 day or other period, because one day you might just find it very useful and even more so when the hot potatoe gets handed off to someplace else.

    EASTER
     
  12. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    I recently tried Mamutu on the side of Comodo but Mamutu showed zero reaction it was like a zombie so I can´t say much about because it was too silent therefore: No. Comodo is by far more impressive imo there you see that it is alive.
     
  13. BrendanK.

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    I am guessing Paranoid mode was turned off. And I am also using the newest beta version, which comes included with A-squared antimalware.
     
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    When I first installed Mamutu, I was running NIS 2008, but have since installed NIS 2009. I've had no problems running them together so far.
     
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    Comodo D+ is a classical. Mamutu is an *intelligent* behaviorist. Ergo, fewer (but more meanignful) alerts by dah Beeg Mamoo is rather somewhat maybe perhaps to be expected.

    But seriously, folks -- Mamutu is great. Moreover, it has not been assimilated by the Borg. :shifty:

    Ohhhh yeah!:thumb:
     
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    Bellgamin oddly enough points out what i see as a local researcher as a "missing link". Mamutu finally arrived to fill in this IMO very much useful and needed gap.

    I look at pure Behavioral Blockers in exactly the same light that i been harping so fiercely for the need for more developers to get in on the pure HIPS field besides only SSM, which in a way is pioneered HIPS as very worthy standard of security protection in the Pro-Active Sense. That is heading off potential malicious intrusion in an unorthodox manner in comparison to AV's and infinitely much lighter then the resource/energy needs demanded by AV's, not to mention it's mega-signature blacklist.

    Behavioral Blockers are unfortunately a very far and few between neccessity because for one thing i would have never even have considered regressing back to CyberHawk myself was there a dependable group of others from which to choose from. So kudos for Mamutu for stepping up to this enormous challenge, and either if you are for or against them, they have proven (to me at least) to serve a very useful purpose and especially as a very perfect compliment to your HIPS.

    EASTER
     
  17. BrendanK.

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    @ Ron who moved the thread:

    This thread was originally here and it got moved. This is like the 2nd time it's been moved :p

    Edit: Oh wait I see you removed the poll. I guess the TF is better comparison was against the rules :(
     
  18. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Interesting, thanks for desciption, actually I don´t need it but maybe sometimes later I´ll check against something to see it in action.
     
  19. truthseeker

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    Are you a rep or salesman for Mamutu? :blink:
     
  20. BrendanK.

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    No...Why would you say that? I am 14 so...? I'm not even allowed to work yet :p
     
  21. EASTER

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    While Mamutu be a latest entry. I harbor no reservations comparing the old versions CyberHawk up against even it. Of course Mamutu would no doubt confirm more coverages in certain areas due the virtue of it's current day R&D Studies and tests, but i'll take CyberHawk anyday in conjuction and tandem teamed to compliment with any HIPS and the end results will produce the security expected.

    After all, compare the measurement of Mamutu to ole CyberHawk and a great disperency becomes very obvious, but head to head without the added programming and those differences and it will beome much closer than users think.

    EASTER
     
  22. BrendanK.

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    I am not saying that Mamutu is better then TF or CyberHawk. I am just saying that so far Mamutu has impressed me with what it has been able to pickup and what TF has missed.

    CyberHawk is a wonderful program, but I still think IMHO Mamutu is 'better' at stopping the nasties.
     
  23. truthseeker

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    Who has told you that you are not allowed to work at 14?
     
  24. BrendanK.

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    Not allowed in Australia to legally work until the age of 14 and 9 months. I am a good 10 months off that. I could get paid cash though, without anyone knowing :)
     
  25. vijayind

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    I tried Mamutu. Sure in paranoid mode, it throws prompts for nearly every action.
    But IMO, it isn't all that good. Giving a pop-up saying Suspicious Behavior is not good. What is the suspicious behavior ?? I like Comdo Defense+ which clearly tells the behavior is has spotted. If Mamutu could display more details on the pop-ups, I'd definitely go for it.
     
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