ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.0.17
  • Total Downloads:
    3,630,581
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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

    3.5

    out of 169 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 51
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 30
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 524 votes

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    • 4 star 127
    • 3 star 61
    • 2 star 49
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5 stars

"It's not discontinued there's a new free version"

May 14, 2012  |  By Dajoca100

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

Extra layer of protection.

Cons

None really

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4 stars

"So sad it's discontinued"

October 01, 2011  |  By ZombieKing_54

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

A great HIPS program

Cons

It discontinued =(

Summary

It needs to be continued

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5 stars

".........."

September 29, 2011  |  By Zazie_Lavender

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

..........

Cons

..........

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5 stars

"It warns you of everything, which I like."

September 03, 2011  |  By DenBloo

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

It gives a very fast caution message when it finds something.

Cons

No real cons, but the user has to know a bit about which programs being used on the computer so you know which actions to "OK."

Summary

Threatfire will help keep your computer free of problems when used knowledgeably.

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3 stars

"Lightweight, really lightweight."

August 27, 2011  |  By chinaface2011

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

Can protect. Low on resources. With another antivirus installed, the pc's safer.

Cons

Didn't even detect an antivirus test file (eicar). But Trojan Remover did. I wonder why..

Summary

Firewall, another antivirus/antispyware, & Threatfire = safe computing.

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4 stars

"Great product, works as advertised!"

August 25, 2011  |  By 777zepol

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

Easy to use.
Displays potential threats.

Cons

Better than some that you pay for.

Summary

Try it!

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5 stars

"user friendly"

August 14, 2011  |  By alfiaqil

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

user friendly and free
not like antivirus

Cons

use a little memory

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4 stars

"One of a kind!"

July 24, 2011  |  By jeslurkin

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

Free, and works like no other.

Cons

None of which I know.

Summary

I use this in combination with one of the conventional AV progs (Avast, Clamwin). It sniffs out malware _behavior_, while the conventional ones look for signature code.

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5 stars

"Maravilhoso para mim."

July 16, 2011  |  By elisabetedas

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

nada contra

Cons

Se tivesse algo contra diria a muito tempo, mas nada contra só a favor.

Summary

Resumindo

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5 stars

"unobtrusive and free"

June 30, 2011  |  By Bubbator

 |  Version: ThreatFire AntiVirus Free Edition 4.7.0.17

Pros

free
doesn't hog resources
simple

Cons

updates run slow

Summary

nice add-on protection for your antivirus app

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.0.17
Version 4.7.0.17 includes various compatibility and malware detection fixes.
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date January 20, 2010
Date Added January 20, 2010
Version 4.7.0.17
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, 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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