Replacing Threatfire

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Tomwa, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. Tomwa

    Tomwa Registered Member

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    I presently have too many issues with threatfire and was hoping to find a replacement. Price is of no consequence I just want opinions on what works the best. Multiple products are okay as well as long as they all work with Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.

    Thanks in advance-
    Tomwa
     
  2. jmonge

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    Yep, I second Prevx.
     
  4. Tomwa

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    Damn that software boasts a lot of features lol I hope it's half as good as it says it is.
     
  5. Saraceno

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    Prevx is an excellent program, very light.

    Another program which is closely matched to threatfire, but lighter on resources, no slowdowns or conflicts, and has recommendations from other users when a file is being analysed, is Mamutu - see screenshots and trial available.

    You could even use both (now that I think of it, I should be). Prevx for regular scanning of your whole drive, mamutu for alerting on suspicious behaviour (such as file trying to download data invisibly from internet, do you want to block/quarantine).

    Just an edit - Kaspersky Internet Security is one damn solid program, you might not need anything else. Try each of the above, and see how they run with it.
     
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  6. 1000db

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    What's your OS, browsing habits, and network connection. KIS is pretty solid but Prevx would be an excellent second opinion.
     
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    I have to politely disagree. I found Threatfire lighter, easier to use, and cheaper (free) than Mamutu. I got Mamutu for free, and I uninstalled and went back to Threatfire.
     
  8. Saraceno

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    That's good to hear, I've always used ThreatFire without any problems. Noticed a few others on here did have some conflicts.

    Slightly off-topic, what did you run with threatfire, AV? I found it worked well with avast.
     
  9. clocks

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    I have run Threatfire was a lot of different programs over the last year. Prevx, Avast, AVG, Comodo, Immunet, etc.. Never really have had any issues with Threatfire.
     
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    Prevx, Mamutu ...
     
  11. Triple Helix

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    I also would have to say Prevx with SafeOnline! In real time I run NOD32 and Prevx with WinPatrol Plus and Look'n'Stop Firewall behind a Linksys Wireless 'N' Router! Anything else I have I use on-demand and they find nothing but some yummy cookies! :D But of course the last thing you will have to do is use what you feel is best for what you need!

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    nod is fast
     
  13. King Grub

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    Set KIS to automatically assign "Untrusted" status to everything not digitally signed or on Kaspersky's whitelist, and I doubt that you'll need another real-time scanner running.
     
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    Another vote for Prevx. Extreme light and effective. Cause no problem next to other security stuff. As a part of security layers, Prevx could be the best choice.
     
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    Another vote for Prevx here too. :thumb:
     
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    If Prevx free actually had protection, I would vote for it. Since it doesn't do much, I would vote for the up and coming Immunet.
     
  18. Tomwa

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    Wow great posts guys keep it up!
    I use windows 7 ultimate x64, I download constantly and have to deal with some security issues now and then. I have a 10mb or 15mb cable connection with Charter (Can't remember which right now).

    I wasn't having problems with my Antivirus and threatfire it just gave me issues with programs like daemon tools, hardware monitors, gave me various issues with windows 7 file permissions ect. Also Mamutu has no x64 version so no luck there.

    I'll try it out but like I said price isn't a big issue.
     
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  19. ProrokX

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    Hmm...i dont think so. Good cloud protection depends on the reports of a large user base. Here is Immunet community: http://community.immunet.com/immunet So far so weak;)
    If price isn't a big issue- Prevx should be the best solution at the moment.
    Future? We will see:D
     
  20. lordraiden

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    What? the quality of prevx or any CLoud AV resides in his forum? If more people uses it will be better? I am sorry but this is a very relative true
     
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  21. Ibrad

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    That is not true :eek:
     
  22. 1000db

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    Why is that not true?
     
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    Because it is not the user base determining the reputation of a file but the behavioral capability of the software (+ human analysis) that determine if it is safe or not. In principle, its enough a user to have the above determined and released to the 'mass'. :)
     
  24. TonyW

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    The thing is there appears to be at least two types of in-the-cloud technologies; one that relies purely on signatures added in the cloud by the vendor as against to locally on a users machine & the other one is based on community-led intelligence. In the latter case, the number of users is significant. This topic is being discussed more in this thread.

    Back to the topic in hand, Prevx is certainly an option to try out instead of Threatfire if money is no object.
     
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  25. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Yes to Prevx, even if $$$ IS an object (Prevx is quite reasonably priced IMO).
     
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