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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    I havent heard much about it in a long time. Are there any reliable reviews or informed opinions on the latest version?

    Thnx
     
  2. Firecat

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    Not good as it has no behaviour blocker. Detection rate wise (for on-demand scanning), about the same as Norton as it uses the same engine.
     
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    No rootkit protection in the free version ... :doubt:
     
  4. fblais

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    I don't see it anymore on PCTools webpage.
    Discontinued?
     
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    Such a shame their firewall is not being supported anymore.:'(
     
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    Now if they are planing to quit the paid products i have lost hope in the free :thumbd:
     
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    Pctools,is over:

    h**p://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?69800-Retirement-of-the-PC-Tools-Security-portfolio&p=243056#post243056
     
  10. fblais

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    Since the acquisition by Symantec, this is no surprise.
    Honestly, I don't think it's a big loss either.
    The Firewall has been great at some point, but this is now the past.
     
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    Kinda sad to see them go... :'(
     
  12. Firecat

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    Yeah, me too :'(
     
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    What i miss the most is former Cyberhawk (PCTools ThreatFire). It was one of the better behavior blockers i've ever used. And it was free and worked along with any existing AV. So i never had to ditch something in favor of something else. But ever since they stopped regularly updating it, i had to let it go. And now it's no more. I still remember the first days when Cyberhawk guys came around here. It was really great. To bad they all got absorbed into the big machinery...
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    I notice spyware doctor is a payware now.I used this quite a lot a couple of years ago and was a decent program.

    Why turn the freeware into a payware.o_O
     
  15. fblais

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    @RejZor:
    Mamutu is still there, but it's not free.
    Has its own website now, BTW: http://www.mamutu.com
     
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    As part of Symantec’s commitment to your online protection, we are streamlining our product range to provide fewer, better solutions for our customers. Symantec will retire the PC Tools Security portfolio on May 18, 2013, which means PC Tools Internet Security, Spyware Doctor and Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus will not be available for sale or renewal from this date.

    Sad news. Symantec bought PC Tools, now they killed it!

    http://www.pctools.com/en/product-eol/in.../security/
     
  17. aztony

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    Well, that's one way to kill your competition, buy them out and close down the product line.
     
  18. fblais

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    Was PC Tools really a dangerous competitor to Symantec?
    I really don't think so.
     
  19. aztony

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    Even if PC Tools weren't, they'll never be now. Will they?
     
  20. SweX

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    Well, not in the enterprise market at least :)
     
  21. guest

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    Well, that's why they could acquire it. Symantec acquired Comodo? Impossible in their current state I'm afraid.
     
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