Do anyone install ThreatFire 4.0 with NIS 2009?
Is it working OK?
Dieselman743 wrote:Running fine for me. I had 3.5 before.
Can you use "Norton Insight→View→Check Trust Now" after installed ThreatFire 4.0?
Well I finally figured out why sometimes my pc locks up every now and then. About twice a week. Its Threatfire. Also it just made NIS crash with a ccSvcHst.exe error. Also in order for Threatfire to be any good you need to put it on level 4. But in this level it locks up all my games. Level 3 is default but it misses a lot of tests in this mode. I since switched back to Mamutu which is a lot better and more informative.
The ccSvcHst.exe error was also posted in the PCTools forums so it isnt just me.
I have installed TreatFire 4.0 over NIS 2009 and Norton AntiBot.
Norton Insight works as well.
Have not had any issues at all so far, therefore I will wait to give
more info at this time.
Will post more info on issues found a week from now.
No post will mean, no issues.
I suggest you uninstall threatfire if you have real-time turned off - this is the programs main defence - the manual file scanning is only an elementary secondary defense. Havign threatfire installed with realtime off only wastes system resources.
Personally though, I've had threatfire 3.5 running on 2 computers in parallel with NIS2009 and on som others witrh avast! and have had no issues.
I see the website says on of the enw features is PCTools AV engine is now included...
Is that an optional install/it can be completely disabled in the program options?
Conflicts are bad, and i doubt PCTAV would win this battle :(
I have now had Treatfire ver. 184.108.40.206 with full protect "ON" installed along with NIS 2009 build 125
and NAB ver. 1.1.838 for over 5 days, without having any issue what so ever.
2 systems with Vista SP1 has been running.
Norton Insight is also working as expected.
Treatfire has detected 2 treats - trojan.adware.BHO and misleading application for use in uninstallations.
No other malware removing application has detected these.
I have not seen any reduction in system resources under these test conditions.
Thanks for the reply Kurt.
I updated to threatfire 4 myself yesterday and have had no issues either - NIS09, Tfire 4, XP SP3 on 2 computers.
As it turns out, the antivirus engine in threatfire is on-demand only, ie, it has no real time, so it doesn;t clash with Norton, for anyone who is wondering.
I visited the "Treatfire Community Forum" and found different experiences
on this subject.
I will go on to get more experiece myself, to be able to find out how TreatFire 4.0
behaves on my 2 systems.
So far TreatFire 4.0 is behaving to do its tasks in a good manner.
That is what count for me.
We do have different experiences so far, lets see what the future will give.
Dieselman743 wrote:TF is not an AV. It is a behavior blocker. It sholudnt interfere with NIS but it does.
The Pro version does have an AV installed
Threatfire 4.0 Pro and Free both include an on-demand AV engine
Only difference between the two is auto-u[pdates when opted out of the community, and support options.
Here you go. Read reply # 7.
I have been using Threatfire 3.5 together with my NIS09 and I have not seen any problems with those two. No crashes.
I am not yet sure if I'll update it to 4.0 since everything is working fine for me in 3.5 version. So I think, if you have any crashes in 4.0, you might as well go back to 3.5 where everything is stable.
Well, that is just me.
I have read reply #7.
My comment is, that it seems the TreatFire-team was ínformed just before this.
I have no doubts about your experience of a crash in NIS 2009.
Have you given feedback to the NIS 2009-team.
That would be the right and fair action at this time.
Go ahead and do this.
Dieselman743 wrote:No reason for feedback. TF crashed my NIS 2009 on both my machines so I dumped it. Mamutu is alot better with more options. TF is only good if its on level 4.
Diesalman, can you care to share to us the memory usage of Mamatu? Because I have read from other forums that Mamatu takes up 22k.
My Threafire takes just about 7.5k and the difference between Mamatu and TF's memory usage is quite large.
I'm not sure to what extent it supplements 09, but when i used NIS2008, it managed to save me from toolbar installs, a couple of worms, and a trojan horse (which symantec didn't have definitions for until 2 weeks later).
NIS09 does have a much more effective heuristics engine (SONAR) than previous years, but having a multi-layered defecne doesn't hurt.
I haven't had any issues with TF 4 and NIS09 yet, so fingers crossed :D
My threatfire 3.5 auto-updated this morning to 4.0 and my PC did not experience any crashes... so far.
4.0 is running fine with my NIS. It's good.
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