ThreatFire anti-virus software is available from www.threatfire.com for free for all home users and includes free email and web-based technical support.
It includes a Threat Detection map, allowing users to view the geographical distribution and listings of detected malware threats, and a free on-demand antivirus scanner.
Unlike traditional antivirus products, ThreatFire does not rely on signatures for protection and there is no delay in providing protection against zero-day and zero-minute exploits.
Using an intelligent behavioral engine, ThreatFire is immediately effective against today’s most dangerous threats.
ThreatFire is now also fully integrated with the automated threat analysis system, which can provide users with known threat updates within minutes of a threat being first seen. ThreatFire defends computers in real-time against threats such as spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, keyloggers, buffer overflows by examining and monitoring the behavior of files, background activities and processes.
Key features include:
- ActiveDefense real-time technology to provide constant protection for known and brand new zero-day threats.
- Free on-demand anti-virus scanner from PC Tools AntiVirus that allows users to scan their systems for pre-existing and dormant threats.
- Protects in the background with minimal impact on system resource usage.
The software has been designed with non-technical users in mind. It is straightforward, provides clear guidance and is fully configurable to provide the most comprehensive protection available.
To detect malicious behavior, ThreatFire monitors and watches every file operation (creation, copy, deletion, etc.), every process creation, modification and termination, every network communication (inbound and outbound) and every interaction with critical components of the operating system (registry, etc.).
At the core of ThreatFire is a process behavior analysis engine coupled with a set of specific predefined security rules which describe what is unacceptable from a process behavior analysis. The rules cover a wide range of events related to file operations, network operations, and interactions with the operating system. Every event from every process is efficiently analyzed by ThreatFire. When a rule is triggered, ThreatFire can terminate the detected malicious process.
Businesses can purchase ThreatFire Pro for $49.95 to receive full technical and phone support.