ThreatFire is an easy-to-use application designed to protect your computer against malware such as trojans, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, and buffer overflows by intelligently detecting and blocking behavior consistent with that of malware. ThreatFire does this by constantly monitoring your system, and analyzing programs and process activity. Whenever ThreatFire detects any unusual process or activity, it will display an alert with further information on the threat. If it is a known threat, then ThreatFire will automatically quarantine the malware and no further action is required on your part. If the threat is unknown, or new, then ThreatFire will display an alert and prompt you to Allow or Quarantine the process. All alerts provide detailed information to help you make an informed decision.
- Cyberhawk is now named ThreatFire, which has a new look and feel and is branded as a PC Tools product. The basic product layout and functions are similar to the older version, so hopefully it will be easy to make the switch to ThreatFire.
- Certain features previously found only in Cyberhawk Pro are now available in the new free product: ThreatFire Free Edition. These features include malware quarantine and removal, advanced custom rules, the rootkit scanner, and the built-in search on ThreatFire alerts which allows you to find out additional information on a threat.
- The "potentially malicious" alerts (yellow alerts) now give the option to Allow or Quarantine, instead of Allow or Deny. This is because ThreatFire is now able to quarantine any threats it detects, not just threats that were classified as "known" malware.
- The new Pro version includes the on-demand scanning piece of PC Tools AntiVirus so that you can scan your system for dormant threats that may not be caught by ThreatFire's real-time behavior-based protection. This AV scanner greatly increases the overall protection offered by ThreatFire and offers protection from a full spectrum of both known and unknown threats.
- Greatly improved the overall protective capability of ThreatFire since the Cyberhawk v. 2.04 release.
- Fewer false positives.
- Miscellaneous other program fixes.
- Quarantine is not fully functional before rebooting.
- Uninstalling after having run a system scan still leaves some files.
- Advanced Rules for the registry are not fully functional
- Suspending ThreatFire does not fully suspend the product and you may still see an alert on the thread injection rule.
ThreatFire is the new name of the behavior-based anti-malware program formerly known as Cyberhawk. With this release of v. 3.0 and going forward, the program will be known as ThreatFire and support for Cyberhawk will be shifted to ThreatFire.
Important note to current Cyberhawk users:
Due to the changes included in this newest release, it is not possible to have both Cyberhawk and ThreatFire installed at the same time. Please be sure to first uninstall Cyberhawk before you install ThreatFire.
There are two versions available: ThreatFire Free Edition and ThreatFire Pro
The free version will be available for home and business users completely free of charge. The Pro version includes a new on-demand antivirus scanner (from PC Tools AntiVirus) for additional protection and cleanup capability.