threatfire now bundled with google toolbar?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by wutsup, Sep 26, 2010.

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    hey yall,

    i remember when installing threatfire a few months ago that it never had google toolbar. but i had to reinstall windows and installed threatfire again, but now it gives you the option to install google toolbar if you want even if the threatfire install.exe is the same one.

    is this normal?
     
  2. atomomega

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    yeap, same thing happened to me last week when i had to reinstall TF on one of my boxes... no big deal...
     
  3. aigle

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    TF is useless now I must say. Symantec killed it and very soon you will see it dying officially. It,s already outdated and can,t defend againt new threats I guess.
     
  4. atomomega

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    I will recommend you to download it, install it and give it a spin. Or else, stop guessing...
     
  5. aigle

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    Look at their forums and you can guess very well. Look at MRG tests with single smaples and you can guess.

    And it,s just my gut feeling but wait for some time and it will be discontinued officially. Very sad but it seems inevitable.
     
  6. Kernelwars

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    agreed:thumb:
     
  7. jmonge

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    man this threatfire was good when it was Cyberhawk;) :thumb: but now is not:thumbd: :D
     
  8. atomomega

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    Ok guys, I'm not a fanboy so i'm not even gonna engage on a discussion here... also let's try to stay on topic... as a mod would say:argh:
    Cheers!
     
  9. sbcc

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    I don't post often but I lurk here frequently. I'm not a Symantec fanboi by any stretch of the imagination, but I will be mourning the day TF disappears. I have two clients who each are the epitome of an "unsafe surfer" - always finding the worst malware. Neither one of them will make any attempt to learn how to keep things safe, and neither will pay for products. I installed Avast and TF real-time, MBAM and SAS on demand. Both were set up that way last winter. Never heard back from the first one, but for the second one it is the longest she's ever gone without severe problems. I checked her computer two weeks ago. She never opened MBAM or SAS. She says she understands what to do when TF prompts her. Granted, Avast is catching the lion's share of nasties, but TF has rescued her more than once. I hope ThreatFire remains available, I really do!
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Lol, ppl are constantly making clueless assumptions. ThreatFire, even in an outdated form is still very effective.
     
  11. kjdemuth

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    Behavior blockers don't really need to be updated. They rely on an abnormal behavior being produced by malware. The only thing that needs to be updated is for system compatibility.
     
  12. EASTER

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    THREATFIRE "could" STILL BE AN OUTSTANDING Behavioral Blocker but it's missing critical elements that could be done in a short span of time if they would get up off their rump and just do it!
     
  13. Repne movsb

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    Last time I tried it, it was damn good. As today, I really don't know. I uninstalled it since Symantec bought the company
     
  14. RejZoR

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    So, you uninstalled it because Symantec bought PCTools even though you were happy with it. That's a weird decision based just on the fact that Symantec bought them...
     
  15. progress

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    I agree, threatfire can't protect you these days ...
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Well, when i tried it 2 weeks ag with many MDL samples, it cought all but 1 fake AV. So what's the verdict? There isn't any really. It still performs well imo.
     
  17. atomomega

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    Ditto.
    I've also had put TF against some nasties dl'd from MDL and it always kicks in on time. So still does its job quite well. Again, despite of it's age I encourage you all to give it a spin... it's still a freebie and dev is back on track. I really don't see Symantec getting rid of it as it would leave Emsi's Mamutu the whole market, I rather see it becoming a paid product....:(
     
  18. SIR****TMG

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    Good times for us all are gone..... RIP......:isay:
     
  19. acr1965

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    anyone tried cyberhawk lately? I wonder how it would do against some mdl malware- could be interesting...ch should still be available for download somewhere...
     
  20. jmonge

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    here
    -http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Anti-Virus_Utilities/Cyberhawk_Download.html-
     
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  21. wutsup

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    sorry for bumping an old thread, but i had to reinstall threatfire again, but now google toolbar isnt bundled with it anymore. how odd.

    but in the registry it still created a regsistry entry called google/google toolbar even though its not even on my computer
     
  22. Kees1958

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    Beware, in at least one older Cyberhawks downloads a trojan is included
     
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  23. jmonge

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    thanks for letting me know:)
     
  24. bellgamin

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    TF offers the ability for the user to develop rules. Thus, it can be adapted to deal with many current threats by a savvy user.
     
  25. simisg

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    put threatfire on level 4 of protection and you have very strong hips......
    threatfire is alive
     
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