Posted on Wednesday, Apr 30 2008 @ 13:25 CEST by

Consumers spend over a billion dollars a year on security software to keep their PCs safe. Every month they spend countless hours configuring and updating their software. And yet every week millions of users are infected by new threats that their traditional antivirus does not stop. Why? Traditional antivirus solutions cannot protect you until after they've discovered a new threat and produced a signature to counter it.

ThreatFire is different. It does not rely on signatures, but instead constantly analyzes your computer's behavior to detect and block any malicious activity. ThreatFire protects immediately so you know your PC and your valuable data is always secure.

  • On-demand antivirus scanner is now available in ThreatFire Free as well as Pro. The main differences now between the Free and Pro versions surround licensing and support options, as well as the one configuration option which allows automatic updates even when opted out of Community Protection participation in ThreatFire Pro. See the comparison chart for further details.
  • New Security Status tab now includes tabbed selection of Threat Detection and Protection Statistics. The new Threat Detection map shows lists of recent malware and adware detected within the ThreatFire User Community. Clicking on a threat in these lists will display red dots on the map to display the threat's recent geographical distribution.
  • Advanced Rules tab was changed to Advanced Tools and now includes a New System Activity Monitor for viewing detailed process information. Advanced Rule Settings is also now located under Advanced Tools.
  • Alert dialogs have been slightly reworked. Instead of having "Allow" and "Quarantine" buttons, there are new radio buttons with the choices "Allow this process to continue" and "Kill and quarantine this process".
  • In addition to the above options, Custom Rule alerts now include the additional option "Kill this process." These special alerts also now appear with a blue banner to help further differentiate them from other unknown threats.
  • Enhanced alert dialog now provides technical information similar to what is shown in the Protection Log and Quarantine areas detailed views. The details show which files and/or registry objects may be quarantined if you tell ThreatFire to quarantine the threat giving you the alert.
  • New options for default alert handling. Users can tell ThreatFire to automatically and silently quarantine all known malware, for example. Or, you can choose to always allow any adware, also known as potentially unwanted applications.
  • Improved malware detection, including improved MBR infection detection.
  • Fewer false positives.
  • Miscellaneous other program fixes.

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