What do you think about ThreatFire Antivirus v3?
June 24, 2008 5:40am CST
Recently one of my friend introduced me a very cool anti-virus so called ThreatFire Antivirus,they claimed will catch the most up to date virus without the up to date virus database. Because they are using virus behaviour technology which can recognize virus itself without updated . Do you believe of that? Does anyone used it before? Lets Discuss.
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24 Jun 08
Well , i m not so familiar with it ,but they told me that this software are integrated some AI technology which can detect virus ,malware, spyware without any updates, and automatically transfer the threat to the quarantine and receive solution from the server .
24 Jun 08
Can't say I've heard of that one, but hey...sounds like a good one. I'm using the free AVG download package, and like the one your friend introduced you to, it also scans everything from dishes to diapers, on a constant basis. It comes very highly rated, and I find it to be excellent. Now, there is another one you might want to check out, called...COMODO. It's also very most excellent & free. However, if you're not used to new AV tech, then this one might bug you during it's setup. Once downloaded, it will scan each and every program / operation / move you make or are working on and will present you with a pop-up window asking you certain questions, as to whether or not YOU want it to scan that particular thing. If you've got a big hard drive, it can be most annoying watching these pop-ups come up on the desktop. But...but...after it goes throuh your entire system, and you've answered each of it's questions per item scanned, these pop-ups will never return. (unless you of course, you download something else and add it to your system) It IS the best anti-virus out there today for free, if you don't mind the initial set-up hassle. But hey, it's whatever one prefers, right? Well good luck with TheatFire. I sure your friend wouldn't steer you wrong. But for my best bet right now...go with the free AVG. It does it's thing, is simple to load and operate, and you never have to worry. Cheers; commanderxo
24 Jun 08
ThreatFire was bundled with the early version of PCTools Firewall. So I would say I have use it for a while. During that time it is not yet a full pledge anti-virus package and I have a separate AV which is Avast. You are right about the virus behavior technology, it don't scan files for virus signature this is why it don't need an update, it monitor disk access that open, modify or save a file pretty much how a virus operate or propagate. Recent version of the free PCtools Firewall don't carry this anymore so I've learn from you that they have transformed into a full blown AV. This is if you are referring to PCTools ThreatFire.