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Is ThreatFire a good Anti-virus program?

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Is it? I went on their website and it was showing this graph about how ThreatFire detects more viruses than specific anti-viruses.

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It's not an antivirus, it's a behavior blocker. It's designed to supplement your anti-virus and whatever antispyware programs you have. I would highly recommend it if you don't have a similar program or a HIPS doing the same thing.

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It's not an antivirus, it's a behavior blocker. It's designed to supplement your anti-virus and whatever antispyware programs you have.

 

Quite right.

 

To add on, the latest TF free adds the following though

 

"On-demand antivirus scanner now available in ThreatFire free edition

An on-demand antivirus scanner is now available in both ThreatFire Free as well as ThreatFire Pro."

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Although the above is correct, it's interesting that the MS security centre recognizes TF as an antivirus.

I believe as part of its behaviour blocking characteristics, it does scan files against the AV database prior to making a decision as to whether to alert or not.

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