The end of ThreatFire...

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ichito, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    Yesterday Mikołaj - which is the moderator on offical TF forum - informed on Polish forum SG, that PCTools decided to close life of Threat Fire, Firewall Plus and Browser Defender Toolbar. Quote is translated by Google

    -http://forum.safegroup.pl/hips-sandbox/koniec-wsparcia-dla-pc-tools-threatfire-t7572.html

    It's very sad...
     
  2. gery

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    it was dead they just did not bury . Now the funeral procession is on its way to cemetery . Symantec either killed it or forced them to suicide .
    Sorry for being horror :argh: :argh:
     
  3. NormanF

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    They have been incorporated into PCTools paid products. It made no sense for the company to keep on supporting separate freeware versions of Threatfire and PCTools Firewall Plus.

    Its truly the end of an era.
     
  4. gery

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    why do you think it made no sense .. They used to be very popular e few years ago. i think they were very good products that complemented each other and other security level of protection.
    It is not good . They let them rot
     
  5. andyman35

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    Sadly this was exactly what a lot of folks here predicted way back when Symantec took over PCTools.

    While many products now contain some form of behavioural analysis,it was nice to have the choice of a standalone,free BB and it was a powerful protection especially if you used Kees1958's excellent configuration.
     
  6. sg09

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    Finally !! :'( I liked Both Threatfire and Firewall..!!
     
  7. Kees1958

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    Threatfire started as innovation with venture capatilist money and a team of well know and talented developers. At that time no one came near the functionality it offered in the field of behavioral blocking. I have used quite a long time first besides GesWall, later on as companion of defense wall.

    Guess the ideas of the original team have made it to mainstream. Allthough TF never made it a commercial success, TF was the origin of innovation inn regard to behavioral monitoring.
     
  8. pintas

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    Besides its pretty name, i really don't think it made any difference security wise. NEVER had a simngle popup from it, but it was pretty to have installed LOL
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Well, ThreatFire has been dead for years now so i'm not really surprised. It was a fine product, i still remember it from the original CyberHawk days. It's sad to see such good product getting discontinued just because someone doesn't have interest in developing it anymore.

    Time to move on to AVG's behavior blocker (IDP) and Comodo...
     
  10. Kees1958

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    What happened? Avast is missing in your list. Thought you liked the behavioral/IDS component of kingsoft too.:p
     
  11. Joxx

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    I'm sorry to see ThreatFire go, in its days it was a very effective application.
    I think there's only Mamutu as a stand alone BB now, although not free.
     
  12. NormanF

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    ZA AV component of the free ZA AV/Firewall suite has behavioral blocking - aka TF/Mamutu enabled, so you're fully protected.

    The TF/Mamutu technology has trickled down into various AV products with real time monitoring for unexpected system changes. :thumb:
     
  13. 1000db

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    I thought Threatfire was based (purchased) off of the CyberHawk code developed by Novatix?
     
  14. RejZoR

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    avast!'s Behavior Shield doesn't really do anything. It just analyzes behavior of apps but never actually blocks anything. Thats why its not on the list...
     
  15. safeguy

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    If for some reason or another, any one of you want to download ThreatFire, you can use these links

    The version last listed on Threatfire download site
    was version 4.7.0.17.

    You can still download this version (4.7.0.17) at the moment I'm writing this from here:
    -http://www.threatfire.com/files/tfinstall.exe-

    Here are the file hashes (4.7.0.17):

    CRC32: 44A4956F
    MD5: F94917169CD5AA5C2BF2A8E78461B691
    SHA-1: 7AE58CCD65AC1C28ED488D4C99B5C31DDA9853E5

    However, if you looked at the forum, ThreatFire 4.7.0.53 was released.

    You can still download the last version (4.7.0.53) at the moment I'm writing this from here:
    -http://www.pctools.com/mirror/tfinstall.exe-

    Here are the file hashes (4.7.0.53):

    CRC32: 1DCC1DAC
    MD5: 3FA3FD83453DC4F2AAAB2982A5BB3FFD
    SHA-1: EF0FC7B8928676ACBEA0027AEF4BAC184AD01632
     
  16. The Red Moon

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    sad to see threatfire will be no more i really liked this program.light and effective.:thumb:
     
  17. jmonge

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    i know man.it had a lot of potential but too late its gone
     
  18. Joxx

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    In fact, it was a polished product.
    If it had been continued it would be a killer app now. Along a free AV it would put to shame many suites. Just look at EAM and what they did with Mamutu.
     
  19. jmonge

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    exactly:thumb:
     
  20. Dark Shadow

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    I Thought it was a good in its day,However I never found it light on resources. If I recall correct the highest setting level became a monster of popups.I believe it was on the line of a hips on level 5.
     
  21. Less

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    cyberhawk days !!! :oops:
     
  22. Joxx

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    Boo. It will be missed. I had thought that they were going to develop it again. Oh well. Another good product lost.
     
  24. NormanF

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    Like I said, every product from Esisoft's Anti-Malware to Zone Alarm's AV incorporates a BB these days. Its no longer necessary to run a separate BB anymore on your computer! :thumb:
     
  25. Joxx

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    I'm sure all will agree with you.

    Unfortunately there's only Emsisoft to prove us wrong, we imbeciles.
     
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