ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 524 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    3,630,581
  • Date Added:
    December 07, 2009
  • File Size:
    9.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista

Editors' Review

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Let's get one thing clear: PC Tools' ThreatFire Antivirus Free isn't supposed to be your system's primary antivirus solution. This behavior-based virus prevention app is designed to work with your antivirus program, firewall, malware scanners, and other security software, and serve as your first line of defense against zero-day threats. Those are new viruses and other threats making their way around the Internet that security specialists haven't yet had time to analyze, much less post updates and fixes for them. ThreatFire scans your computer and programs for indicators that something is amiss, taking action when it detects a threat. It can sniff out viruses, adware, spyware, rootkits, and other potential dangers.

ThreatFire must be installed on a clean PC, so the program's installer scanned our PC to make sure we had no viruses, rootkits, Trojans, or other hidden threats. ThreatFire's mission is to serve as one of four legs of a comprehensive PC security regime, so the setup wizard also verified that we had an adequate firewall as well as protection from viruses and spyware. Once our system received a clean bill of health, ThreatFire's interesting interface opened with the Worldwide Detection tab displayed on the main Security Status page, where the program listed the latest detected threats and pinpointed outbreaks on a world map. Clicking Protection Statistics displayed ThreatFire's log data for our system. ThreatFire offers plenty of options, including exclusion lists, advanced rules settings, default actions, and interface languages.

ThreatFire scanned and verified our system during the installation, but we clicked Start Scan to establish the program's baseline for our system, choosing the Full Scan instead of the quicker Inteli-Scan option, which targets likely hiding places. The Full Scan is thorough and takes about as long as most virus scans. But most of the time, ThreatFire does its thing quietly, in the background. Since it's behavior-based, ThreatFire doesn't require daily updates, but its Smart Update checks for the latest Product, Database, and Language versions. Many antivirus tools now offer behavior-based scans like ThreatFire. If yours doesn't, or if you want the best tool of its type, ThreatFire Antivirus Free is ready.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 524 votes

    • 5 star 174
    • 4 star 127
    • 3 star 61
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 113
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4 stars

"I think it works"

January 21, 2010  |  By the3dgm

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

It slows nothing down! Works well with others.

Cons

Can't tell if it's really working.

Summary

I have Ad-Aware's spyware/anti-virus software in place and ThreatFire Antivirus running along side as a backstop. You can hardly notice them, except for the initial system scan when the compute starts each day and nothing has got by them.

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1 stars

"It says Antivirus but still asks me buy Spyware doctor"

January 19, 2010  |  By kezikul

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

Useless.But good marketing startegy.

Cons

Absoluete ****.

Summary

I hate it for the fact that it first says it is antivirus and shows as though its doing its job and then throws the pitch"Your computer is unprotected form virus .fix it buy:Spyware doctor with antivirus.".Gain people's trust and then cheat.

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5 stars

"Never had a problem with this program."

January 19, 2010  |  By sirlionheart

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

Ease of setup and use and works well along side of my antivirus programs.

Cons

None that I can think of at all.

Summary

This an excellent compliment to your antivirus or secuirty suite.

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4 stars

"Downloaded OK, easy to use, does the job as it says!"

January 17, 2010  |  By agoddard1

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

In the background, runs when you want it to, just what I wanted it to.

Cons

no problems

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1 stars

"This program acted like a malware... SUCKY"

January 12, 2010  |  By thuggalojuggalo333

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

Noithing to me waqs any good about this program

Cons

This peice of crap didnt even REMOVE the viruses... inf act all it did was act like a malware and tell me my computer was infected and that I needed to purchase pc tools doctor or some bull.... f*ck pctools

Summary

This program si a peice of sh*t and nobody should download it

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1 stars

"It is behavior blocker, not antivirus."

January 12, 2010  |  By ard14n_y

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

Few popup.

Cons

Can't protect my pc. Uninstalled.

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5 stars

"TOP-NOTCH SYSTEM PROTECTION must-have!"

January 11, 2010  |  By nansye

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

This product is great! It will scan for ROOTKITS, something you don't want on your computer any more than you want a virus! It does the job and it warns me about very important changes that are made to my system and toolbars!

Cons

None! This powerful tool does it's job and i love it!

Summary

This is a must-have on your computer, along with your favorite anti-virus and i would never be without it again!!

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5 stars

"Its a great behavior blocker to along your antivirus."

January 10, 2010  |  By jigskillah

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

This is a great program to go with your antivirus. Now this is not an antivirus this is a behavior blocker. It does not need signatures like antiviruses. It finds threats by its behavior.

Cons

May ask you questions but its normal.

Summary

Its a great program. People are rating this program low because it does not detect threats when you scan your system with threatfire. Threatfire is to go along your antivirus so don't use it to find threats on your computer.

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2 stars

"Easy download"

January 10, 2010  |  By britempest

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

it was fine

Cons

Fine very easy download, but it did take a while for programme start. sorry but thats how it goes if things aren't right.

Summary

slowed my pc , i have uninstalled to be sure. PC running fine again

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3 stars

"Not what I expected or wanted! I wanted virus protction"

January 08, 2010  |  By starhawaiianatgmail

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.11

Pros

Can't really say what I liked about it, as I don't know what it did for me. I thought I was downloading Anti-Virus software, but it is not.
It is packaged with another free trial anti-virus software, that I would not download if it were free forever

Cons

I'm sure it's useful, and cool But not cool to decieve a person into thinking they are getting something that they are not

THIS IS NOT ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE !
AND SOILENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!
And Clockwork Orange is... Hell, I have no idea what it is!

Summary

Shootz! Now they give me 5000 characters to say what I like or dislike, instead of only 250.
What I like is for you to give me all the space I need to start off with, not at the end, cause I'm all done talking now, you go find another survey putz!!!
(Cool... exactly 250 characters above.)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.0.11

ThreatFire 4.7 reduces confusion over threat response by significantly minimizing both the number and the type of alerts that require you to make a decision. This is made possible using the new behavior profiling and in-the-cloud techniques. It also incorporates patent-pending technology to provide greater accuracy in detecting real threats and a greater ability to avoid classifying legitimate programs as potentially malicious (false positives). ThreatFire 4.7 contains tracker technology to more accurately trace the original source of the threat and ensure that only the malicious program is quarantined and legitimate programs are unaffected. It also has added new rules for detecting both known and unknown threat outbreaks to provide better protection.

The Smart Update feature now includes several options to give you greater control over how and when updates are applied. The new update options include "download and install automatically", or "notify before installing updates".

General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date December 07, 2009
Date Added December 07, 2009
Version 4.7.0.11
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.42MB
File Name tfinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,630,581
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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