Tf vs Mamutu : Which One Is More To Trust ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by demoneye, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. demoneye

    demoneye Registered Member

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    hi all

    anyone try them both? which one is better? which one is more effective in the real malware world?
    i found adding new rules to TF is very effective and much easy ...didnt see such option in mamutu .

    any impression is welcome :)
     
  2. acr1965

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    How about neither? TF screws up my keyboard and Mamutu will not work with Ad Muncher.
     
  3. Antarctica

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    Well, I guess it all depend on configuration, like many Security applications. My system did not like TF at all. I had slow down, freezes and even BSOD. Reinstall clean image and the problem was gone.
    Now I have Mamutu installed since two months and so far no problem.:) Which one is better, I don't know...
     
  4. demoneye

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    yes mamutu look cool , but u cant set no new rules lets says for any process try to open network connection with is more like to most Trojans or whatever bad malware out there
     
  5. Smokey

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    Can't confirm that, MM work on my Vista PC flawless with AM.
     
  6. GreenWhite

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    If I were you, I´d use Faronics AE, coupled with FD-ISR and Virtualized Linux, and skip all the other gimmicks. No need HIPS or BB.


    Just my 2c.
     
  7. Jaki

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    Threatfire for me, threatfire always; unless Symantec pulls the plug.


    Peace.
     
  8. demoneye

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    AE last version conflict with SB....this issue well discussed in here
     
  9. firzen771

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    Mamutu never failed me when i used to use it. VERY responsive and quick Behavior Blocker with a trigger finger for the slightest of disturbances. it should keep you nice and protected.
     
  10. GreenWhite

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    You have FD-ISR and Eaz-Fix, that´s the big sandboxie and the little sandboxies already, respectively.
     
  11. vijayind

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    Although Mamutu is more powerful and tweakable, But TF has a larger community backing it. Hence less pop-ups for safe programs and potentially better rogue file classification.

    My rule, for Mom+Dad+Wife+Kids = TF.
    For me = Mamutu.
     
  12. firzen771

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    Is that y TF has been quaratining all those safe/system files recently? I can't trust TF on my system anymore, I used to always use TF until these probs happened, as well as the bugs it gave me.
     
  13. rOadToIS

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    Personally, I will go with DriveSentry (HIPS+Antivirus).
    It's definitely better than ThreatFire, and best of all it's free!

    Check out mrizos' review on DriveSentry here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Bu7PskAnI
     
  14. bellgamin

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    AE is recommended for children and for those in their dotage. For others, however, using an execution blocker -- which does little more than alerting you if you execute an unknown application -- is rather inane.

    You double-click something, and your exec blocker says "Hey, you just double-clicked something." Wow, thank you! Great information...:cautious:
     
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    i heard that anti-executable is very strong againts rootkits and spywareso_O never use it but for what i heard they said it is well equip:thumb:
     
  16. firzen771

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    +1 to that, drivesentry is a great program (minus a few bugs) but its still my prefered add-on to my normal AV. but DriveSentry isnt really a HIPS + AV, its more of a Behavior Blocker + AV because it doesnt alert to every little action done like a HIPS does, but instead to malicious behavior that it detects.
     
  17. GreenWhite

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    Hmmm. I guess the entire LAPD is a kindergarten of little children with firearms and who can watch porn.
     
  18. chris2busy

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    I think this is not too far from the truth but anyway even if such info is accurate,should not be given away.
     
  19. demoneye

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    lol , i got some machine in here ... eaz fix or fdisr wont protect u from malware , not always , in some way they did , i have more than 1 partition ... more than 1 HD , so nor fdisr or eaz fix can hundle any leak to other drive partitions :)
     
  20. Creer

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    What about PrevX Edge? http://www.prevx.com/prevxedge.asp
     
  21. demoneye

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    this thread is about TF vs MAMUTU not prevax mate :)

    so hope to stick to the topic :p
     
  22. Makav3l1

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    Mamutu if you don't mind paying. Threatfire if you do.
     
  23. acr1965

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    Are you running AM in Vista with IE7? I have had the same issue with A-squared and Mamutu and AM for over a year now but I am using it with IE7.
     
  24. GreenWhite

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    That´s why I say, use them with AE + virtualized linux if you insist on using the Windows environment. I´m saying this because you haven´t dip your toes in HIPS or BB, I suggest a better solution ( one for the little children, sadly one member had mentioned. I guess HIPS and BB are nannies then ).

    By the way, look in the Sandboxie forums, there are mentions of leaks as well.

    I see people here like to test the products using their collected samples, try that with AE on, and I´m sure it will bore you to death. The point is, I think most people here are advanced users, common sense play a big part in security. If you really really want to let loose, virtualization is the key ( again if you insist on using the Windows environment, that is ).

    Listen to Steve Gibson´s podcast, not the one titled Sandboxie, the one after it I think, where he rephrased his opinion on the environment with Sandboxie and malware.
     
  25. demoneye

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    AE is a good product no doubt , but i interesting on ppl impression on theTF or mamutu :cool:
     
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