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Old 16. Aug 2009, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, here it is guys (and girls ) the latest freebie of a lifetime comes to Gizmo's!


Whatever you might say or think about the most recent round of malware "test" results, one trend is abundantly clear. The effectiveness of signature based scanners is still in decline. This is not the fault of the various vendors, just a physical fact that it's impossible to generate new signature updates quickly enough. Not only is new malware appearing at an increasing rate but some will have several variants, all with a different signature. Some tests have demonstrated a detection rate of only 20% from signature based scanners. Add to this that some of the freeware solutions have extended periods between updates compared to their commercial cousins and you can begin to appreciate the problem.

This is where programs like Mamutu stand out with their ability to detect malware from it's characteristic behavior rather than by a direct signature "hit".

The Malware Research Group recently conducted a test using 22 of the most widespread malware samples. Out of the top solutions tested only Mamutu and Avira scored 100%. Although the sample number was small it still represented a good reflection of the type of malware exposure most frequently encountered by the masses while online.

Mamutu is an excellent complimentary support partner for you existing AV solution and for free, certainly not one to be missed.

So, let's get the Emsisoft download links smokin' and then you can come back here and post what you think about it.

I know that some of you were maybe expecting another HIPS offering but for many people a behavior blocker like Mamutu is going to be more effective and generate a lot less work.

We'll try to answer any queries you generate between us as quickly as possible but if there's a lot please appreciate the delay

This offer has full support rights just like for any other customer so if you encounter any desperate issues then please address these to Emsisoft via a support ticket.
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Old 17. Aug 2009, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have threatfire running OK. Not sure if I install both in my PC.
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Old 17. Aug 2009, 01:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It is possible that you may encounter conflicts with these two applications running together. It's also debatable if you would derive any extra benefits from having both.

Why not read the full description of Mamutu on the Emsisoft website and then decide if you want to keep Threatfire or change? You can always try Mamutu and then swap back if you prefer Threatfire.
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Just curious...what does the word Mamutu mean?

MC--please compare Mamutu to DSA and Threatfire....
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If I added Mamutu with my current setup, would that be overkill? Not exactly sure if it would conflict or be unecessary. Thanks for any advice.

XP 32 bit SP3 1GB of Ram
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I have Avast and Prevx(real-time) running on Vista with OA Premium. Do you recommend adding Mamutu?
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OA already has a full HIPS so adding Mamutu is not necessary.
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Old 17. Aug 2009, 09:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The Malware Research Group recently conducted a test using 22 of the most widespread malware samples. Out of the top solutions tested only Mamutu and Avira scored 100%. Although the sample number was small it still represented a good reflection of the type of malware exposure most frequently encountered by the masses while online.
It seems that MRG has some questionable practices, see this thread at Wilders.
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Just curious...what does the word Mamutu mean?

MC--please compare Mamutu to DSA and Threatfire....
The definition:

* "Mamutu" is composed from the words "Malware" and "Mutu". The second word comes from the Maori language and means "stop". The name may sound funny but it describes exactly what the program does: Terminate all types of Malware.

Threatfire is the only direct comparison possible as DriveSentry also contains a signature base. Between Threatfire and Mamutu I would say that Mamutu is far less likely to cause system problems (in fact I have no knowledge of it ever doing so) and it's also far easier and more flexible to configure as all of the modules can be set individually.

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If I added Mamutu with my current setup, would that be overkill? Not exactly sure if it would conflict or be unecessary. Thanks for any advice.

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Mamutu is designed to compliment your existing apps and any areas of conflict would be with programs like Threatfire and DSA which you don't have. If it was me, after what I've read elsewhere I would maybe dump SAS and run Mamutu instead. You could always try it (for free!) and revert back if you're not happy with the results.
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