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drhayden1

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Threatfire????
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:01:25 PM »
can someone tell me why since the latest version of the free version of pctools threatfire(never did before) it is being recognized in my hp xp2 laptop home window security center as an anti-virus program-turn off threat and avast will appear in the security center and turn off avast and threatfire will appear-leave both on and it says i have 2 anti-virus programs ::) ???
http://www.pctools.com/contact/support/product/threatfire/
« Last Edit: March 01, 2008, 08:06:24 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 08:05:15 PM »
No ThreatFire for me anymore. Messed my Firefox installation and messed some program installation/desinstallation, letting a lot of trash (of these programs) behind... Tested my computer without it, works...
But, about your problem, I never even though ThreatFire as being an antivirus, but if this is the case, it explains the conflicts with avast and other programs.
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drhayden1

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 08:13:24 PM »
don't have it on anymore tech...did a complete os and drivers restore on my hp laptop yesterday-like brand new-and left threatfire off since i had that conflict will the security center :-\
Only thing i use is
firefox
opera
thunderbird for my pop3 yahoo mail
avast!of course
pctools firewall
windows defender as realtime
new version of spywareblaster-which(wish) ;D it would include opera ???
spyware terminator
ccleaner
winpatrol plus
jkdefrag
and mrublaster
that's enough ;)
mostly use my alienware laptop in my signature for games ;D

« Last Edit: March 01, 2008, 11:26:10 PM by drhayden1 »

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 11:10:28 PM »
Dan,

Back when Threatfire was called Cyberhawk (and after PC Tools bought it), it caused Windows Explorer on my computer to crash.  A few others had the same problem.  Ditched it & never tried it again.

The best product from PC Tools is their firewall.  On my laptop I often lose my wireless internet & have to hit repair (restarts my wireless card).  I uninstalled PCTfw & downloaded ZA.  No more wireless internet problems.  ZA is now lighter than it has been in a long while, no more strain on my laptop. :)

I've turned off Spyware Terminator because I'm using avast! 4.8, it's an antispyware (Checkmark certified) & antivirus now. :)  I hope avast! is as good or better that ST & WD.

I prefer the Windows defragger & eprompter for email.  MruBlaster is a pain.  Video games are a boring waste of time, I have better ways of wasting time. ;D  I'm waiting for Defraggler to go final.

I, too, wish SpywareBlaster worked with Opera.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 04:56:10 PM by rdmaloyjr »

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 11:22:06 PM »
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Video games are a boring waste of time, I have better ways of wasting time.  ;D
Although not one of my favorite activities, games and game machines are what made the computer so popular.
Using your computer to play games is also a users choice.  :)
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drhayden1

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 11:27:55 PM »
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Video games are a boring waste of time, I have better ways of wasting time
to each his own...that's what make the world different-different strokes for different folks :D
and only use spyware terminator for a scanner-nothing to do with the anti-virus end of it ::)

http://www.neave.com/games/invaders/ still the old classics games are the best ;D

« Last Edit: March 01, 2008, 11:34:15 PM by drhayden1 »

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 11:33:40 PM »
Whatever people use their computers for is their choice. :)  We're all free to do what we want as long as it's legal.   I wasn't criticizing, I said I have my own way of wasting time. ;D  None of us should waste time as life is too short.  For some, their time is cut short prematurely. :'(

drhayden1

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 11:35:33 PM »
so i guess i am wasted time answering your above post then ;D
it's all in fun my forum friend ;)

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 11:54:00 PM »


I've turned off Spyware Terminator because I'm using avast! 4.8, it's an antispyware (Checkmark certified) & antivirus now. :)  I hope avast! is as good or better that ST & WD.

I think you shouldn't turn off your AS. AVAST has got AS capabilities, but i think,IMO, you should to have an specific AS.
If you visit a lot of forums, Kaspersky AV or NOD32 users use too an specific AS. And both AV's have got AS capabilities a lot of time ago.

Sorry my english :P

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008, 12:03:38 AM »
Rafel,

Turning off Spyware Terminator is the only way I'm going to find out how good an A-S avast! is.  I will run scans with SUPERAntiSpyware free to find anything avast! misses (hopefully nothing).

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2008, 12:06:33 AM »
You should to have an specific AS.
If not integrated into the antivirus, I'd rather use only on-demand like until now.
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drhayden1

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2008, 12:50:11 AM »
i just downloaded the avast v4.8 program and seems to be working fine ;D
starting with v4.8, avast is now officially an antispyware application, too-can someone tell me where it is located or is it included in with the memory and startup and virus scan-all in one ??? ::)
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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2008, 01:02:16 AM »
I notice some have made reference to Avast 4.8---is this now available?
The website only has Avast Home 4.7.

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drhayden1

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2008, 01:05:50 AM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=33621.msg280394#msg280394
beta..but if it's avast!it works fine...does on mine
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i just downloaded the avast v4.8 program and seems to be working fine
starting with v4.8, avast is now officially an antispyware application, too-can someone tell me where it is located or is it included in with the memory and startup and virus scan-all in one
from my post above-if someone can answer it :D
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 01:08:01 AM by drhayden1 »

rdmaloyjr

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Re: Threatfire????
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2008, 01:11:51 AM »
i just downloaded the avast v4.8 program and seems to be working fine ;D
starting with v4.8, avast is now officially an antispyware application, too-can someone tell me where it is located or is it included in with the memory and startup and virus scan-all in one ??? ::)
Sometime ago I read in Evangelists' Corner Café that the AS & AV were going to use the same scanning engine.  I don't know if it worked out that way.

Ask this question in Beta.

Maybe you are asking where the GUI section of the AS is?  There isn't any, it's all in one.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 01:35:15 AM by rdmaloyjr »