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Windows 7: ThreatFire

12 Aug 2009   #1
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 
ThreatFire

I've been using Threatfire in conjunction with Avast for quite a while. Seems to be a good combination. ThreatFire is behavior based where Avast is rules based. They team up well and I see no speed degradation, even on my old AMD Athlon 2000+ with 1 GB of memory.

Just got a new rig... Intel i7 920 with 6gb ram. Very fast but I was disappointed when I tried to install ThreatFire as it said it was only for 32 bit systems.

Now the good news. There is a 64 bit beta. Go to the Threatfire support forum and you'll find an entry entitled, "Threatfire doesn't support Vista 64bit?" The last page of the discussion gives a link to the beta software. I'd post it but I don't think I'm supposed to do that.

Its working very well on my W7 x64 in conjunction with Avast.


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12 Aug 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Sounds very interesting, thanks i'll have to give it a try as i'm using Avast! too
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12 Aug 2009   #3
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've been using Threatfire in conjunction with Avast for quite a while. Seems to be a good combination. ThreatFire is behavior based where Avast is rules based. They team up well and I see no speed degradation, even on my old AMD Athlon 2000+ with 1 GB of memory.

Just got a new rig... Intel i7 920 with 6gb ram. Very fast but I was disappointed when I tried to install ThreatFire as it said it was only for 32 bit systems.

Now the good news. There is a 64 bit beta. Go to the Threatfire support forum and you'll find an entry entitled, "Threatfire doesn't support Vista 64bit?" The last page of the discussion gives a link to the beta software. I'd post it but I don't think I'm supposed to do that.

Its working very well on my W7 x64 in conjunction with Avast.
Nice, thanks for info.
I stopped using avast after I got some rogue called antivirus 2009 and avast! did nothing to stop it. Also, the Web shield seems to slow down pc a bit and take 60MB+ More RAM which is awful.
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12 Aug 2009   #4
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Very cool. Giving it a try right now. Thanks for the heads up and the 64 bit info. Running the beta as we speak.
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13 Aug 2009   #5
tbrenner

Windows 7 7100
 
 

AVG 8.5 seems to be lite on resources

Running on a 3.2 Windows Experience Index machine too so shut up
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13 Aug 2009   #6
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, no go for me with Threatfire.

Two things I noticed since installing it:

1) Downloads seemed to take forever to finish. They would get to 99% in the browser download window (using Opera) and they would sit there and sit there. They would finally finish, but overall not very good. Obviously ThreatFire was doing something as the file was being finished.

2) Left 4 Dead. Could not get it to launch. Would just sit there halfway through the loading process after choosing a game/settings. Even suspending ThreatFire would not get it to launch. As soon as I uninstalled ThreatFire, it loaded just fine. The game was never a problem before the install of ThreatFire.

Oh well, seemed like a good app and a good idea. Perhaps once it gets out of the Beta (64-bit) it might operate better.
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14 Aug 2009   #7
tbrenner

Windows 7 7100
 
 
Threatfire

Personally I've two machines I support BSOD on an XP install using it alongside symantec/av and avg, not too sure what it does though.
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18 Aug 2009   #8
MadMax

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
 
 

did you run any tests with it yet?
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18 Aug 2009   #9
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
did you run any tests with it yet?
That's probably beyond my abilities (or my tolerance for risk)! FWIW, PC Magazine and PC World both reviewed it and gave it pretty good marks. Some reviewers think it takes up too much CPU, but on my three machines, I don't even notice it running.
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18 Aug 2009   #10
MadMax

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
That's probably beyond my abilities (or my tolerance for risk)! FWIW, PC Magazine and PC World both reviewed it and gave it pretty good marks. Some reviewers think it takes up too much CPU, but on my three machines, I don't even notice it running.
omg i didn't meant real malware,from what i can see threatfire is like a behaviour based HIPS...give it a shot cuz outpost x64 fails some hips tests which outpost x86 passes
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