PC Tools ThreatFire 4.10
Software Product Description
ThreatFire uses advanced patent-pending technology to detect signs of malicious behavior commonly used by malware threats. ThreatFire is unlike traditional antivirus products that rely on old fashioned "signature" technology and require updating every time a new threat occurs.
By constantly monitoring the activity on your PC ThreatFire’s ActiveDefense technology is able to hunt down and paralyze threats that are too new or too clever to be recognized by traditional security software.
ThreatFire employs an intelligent behavioral engine to only alert you on truly malicious behavior, because sometimes even legitimate software may look malicious. This means you are only alerted when you really need to be.
FreewareFiles tested PC Tools ThreatFire 4.10 on 2010-01-21 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.
"Threatfire is a MUST"
Reviewer: -Midevil Chaos Review Date: 2013-08-09
Average Rating (39 Votes )
Pros: - Can detect some known trojans which your antivirus or antispyware will not detect. - Has a setting that you can adjust (1 through 5. 1 will allow everything through, while 5 will alert and ask you to block everything, including basic programs such as firefox). - Unlike any firewall, it will literally block dead in its track any program before it can execute any code further. - It's a free program that protects you against so many things, which will make you aware that a program is attempting to connect to the internet (better than any firewall in some cases, although it is a MUST to run a firewall. Having TF alongside any firewall is an excellent defense!) - You can scan your pc for threats as well (but its strength lies more in blocking connectinons)
Cons: - Program is not receiving anymore database updates. However, their website still allows you to download Threatfire.
Other Thoughts: Despite not receiving anymore updates, this program is a MUST when defending your pc. Usually viruses will connect to a remote pc, but Threatfire will alert you if a file is trying to do that and block it (temporarily or permanently depending on whether you allow or reject it). I personally keep my setting on level 4, so that it alerts me of some attacks that might seem benign but would in fact be malignant.