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Giveaway of the day — Mamutu 3.0

Mamutu monitors all active programs for dangerous behavior in realtime and blocks malicious activities.
$27.00 (1-year subscription) EXPIRED
User rating: 621 (60%) 415 (40%) 89 comments

Mamutu 3.0 was available as a giveaway on July 14, 2011!

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The most comprehensive image converter ever!

Mamutu monitors all active programs for dangerous behavior in realtime and blocks malicious activities. It recognizes new and unknown Trojans, Backdoors, Keyloggers, Worms, Viruses, Spyware, Adware and Rootkits (Zero-Day attacks), without the need of daily signature updates.

Mamutu gives you full control over internal system activities. It's small but very powerful. Mamutu saves resources and does not slow down the PC.

Note that the best improvement idea will be rewarded with a 3-year family bundle of the full protection suite Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Online Armor Firewall Bundle. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista (x32/x64) and 7 (x32/x64)





File Size:

5.47 MB


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I realize that this is a bit off topic, but sense it's related and no where else to post I felt it necessary to post this letter I sent to Emsisoft here.

Dear Emsisoft,
I first became aware of your company with 'Mamutu' licensed through GAOTD. Although way to User 'Unfriendly' for the general populace, so far I feel it is an exceptional program and will continue to use/evaluate it.

My problem is with your Anti-Malware prog.
I decided that because I was impressed by 'Mamutu', that I would install your trial of 'Anti-Malware'. It appears that instead of helping the users to handle the nasty's out there in a fast and efficient manor, your intent is to deluge them with the most amount of reports as possible. This does not mean that you are doing a better job than your competitors but is extremely dangerous and irresponsible of you.
In doing this your program reports any software that performs any activity that is 'similar' to Malware. Unfortunately the more sophisticated a program is the more likely it is to use these reported 'Suspicious' behaviors. Thus these 'legitimate applications' are reported by your program, ( even your own Mamutu app ), and are likely to be damaged/disabled by the average user. Even those that are more knowledgeable are likely to do this because your program does not provide enough info about the items reported to make an intelligent decision about how to properly and safely handle them. Not to mention the amount of time and effort it takes to make these determinations.
Also, your 'Anti-Malware' program seems to be very unstable. The first time I ran it, it shut my computer down without any logs or indication as to why. The second time it completely locked my computer up, which required a check disc to repair the damage. This last time, your program locked itself up. Although I was able use my mouse, keyboard and Start Menu, I could not access anything that would either shut down your program or reboot my computer. Even Microsoft’s Admin tools would not load, so I had to 'cold cock' my OS again.

In conclusion, due to my very unpleasant experience's with the serious issues I feel your software has, I am not interested in it, (even if it were free).
My intent is to go down the comparison chart on your web site until I find a program I feel is worth putting my money into and do so.

Please do not consider this letter to be a support issue and reply to it, that would just waste more of my time.

Sasha Epicene

Btw: Your proposed 'Proof' that the anti virus/malware companies would and could not be releasing nasty's to promote sales was not only simplistic but naive. It also seemed to very carefully avoid the real ways that would greatly increase profits for them. Given this and the above, it only makes me feel that your company really doesn't believe in 'Ethical Business Practices'. SE

Reply   |   Comment by Pic-Z  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Never could get the email. I inadvertently tried to log in instead of register, and it kept my email and said (when I did go to registration) that I was "already registered" lol. Said sent me email when I requested password info (dont know what could have been registered as my "PASSWORD" anyhow?) NOT RECEIVED.

Said was activated. NOT. Couldn't use. uninstalled.
AH well. Mebbe next time. Sounded interesting.

Reply   |   Comment by UsualSuspect427  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sorry I couldn't get back yesterday to post this.
I asked Emsisoft support how can I reinstall this product in a month or two when I reinstall my OS since the GOTD activation will not work.

This was their reply:


for a reinstall download a new setupfile Mamutu 3.0 from
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/, install it and activate the fullversion
license #1 with your old accountdata (emailaddress + password) during the setup process.

The old couponcode is not needed."

Thumbs UP!!

Reply   |   Comment by JayJay33  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I agree, at least partially, that the following makes this a deal-breaker (#51 when he quotes #8): “A problem occurs when Mamutu warns you that a program is attempting to inject code in another process, or to modify important system keys in the registry. Unfortunately, Mamutu doesn’t give enough information to really analyse if the behaviour is safe. For example, you don’t know in which process the code is injected, or which registry key will be modified. This is IMO the major problem with this antivirus, as you may block some important behaviours, or allow really bad things, just because you don’t know what to do.”

Reply   |   Comment by Cheers  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I think the product itself it fine. However, what is frustrating is the login where there isn't an option to change you name login information. There should be somewhere that you can change your last name if you get married, or for any reason without having to contact support. If the option to change login as what if you change email addresses then at least then you won't have any issues if there is a reason box where you can confirm via a new email why you changed anything. It would cut down on having to contact support and wait a day or two. That is my suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by Tylicia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Performance of my computer seems the same as before Mamutu. Feature-wise Mamutu is very good and controls are easy to find. Very good tool for your security.

Notice: Windows XP users running at least a limited account, maybe a sys admin too, need to choose the paid license radio button as @48 wrote above.

Reply   |   Comment by Herman Hermit  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@22 is very helpful. BUT this is one company who doesn't allow the use of asterisk's and other special characters in the password.

The use of special characters in the password really stops the entire GOTD described process, at least as far as my own experience was concerned.

Copied from the companies sign up page [http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/account/Default.aspx]: "Please use only a-z, A-Z, 0-9"

Attn: To "Emisoft.com" please note that passwords without the use of special characters and especially the asterisk (*) are not very secure at all - no matter how long the password is.

Reply   |   Comment by J S  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just some late info, and comments.

First a friendly warning/heads up to orhers that play online games that has a protection, like gameguard. But also if the game starts with a launcher that auto checks for updates.

The Launcher will be flaged as hostile. The game will not start, it seems that gameguard that is a rootkit is in conflict with this give away.


"Rootkits are -not- zero-day attacks. They are enhanced trojans, giving the attacker control of a system, while remaining undetectable by the operating system, or by antivirus/antimalware products, showing no clue that the system has been compromised."

Or a game copy protection, not sure they are all safe tho.


Nr 7. What that tells me is, after 1 year, your software will be dogging me for updates? Or, if I did purchase your program, after one year, if I wanted to re-install it, I can’t because it looks on the web for the update and when founds, refuses to install unless you buy the upgrade? If that’s the case, then no thanks and the software should be called RENTWARE."

Well I whould say all protection software is rental.

Also have a closer look on the licence agreement with you and Microsoft reguarding Windows. If you study it closely, it has rental parts, basic, you pay one deposit fee to borrow Windows from Microsoft.


#30: Lighten up, Francis!

Since when is using free software a rental? Or a bad idea?

This is a highly regarded heuristic protection app, thanks much!

Well that depends on how you view free. If I get say version 1 of software x today, for free, its a gift. It can be fair to assume, that in a week, after a reinstall, I can still use this software.
When it comes to GAOTD, it do not work this way, its basic free just for the day, and then to be trashed, a full version demo. Some of the GAOTDs are however REAL give aways, once you got them, you own them. The other once are more like trial full versions, some are trial limited versions. This makes GAOTD a bit fuzzy.

But basic all GAOTD are a limited owning, its a oppertunity to test some softwares fully before a buy.
They mostly can only be installed once, some companys might even just a few days after relase a update that makes
your GAOTD useless.

Some can not offer a full software, like Paragon, due to WinPE, they offer a special edition. But this one you own.

Some companys offer a limited edition, for who knows why, and those basic, are lost soon to.

Then we have those that also offers you a FULL REAL give away, you own for life time.

So att pressent I belive we have like 4 diffrent types of give aways here at GAOTD, could be more.

Reply   |   Comment by Micke  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@55 I'm still waiting for an email also. I checked the spam filter and it wasn't there. How long does it take?

Reply   |   Comment by GeekGurl  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thank you Roger #53, now able to create account and login.

Reply   |   Comment by Tek C  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


#22 AAng --- Thank you very much for clear instructions on how to register this programme. Far better than all others.
From an newbie

Reply   |   Comment by Scozzie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and working without slowing down my machine also running Norton 360 V5.

It takes up around 6k in memory.

Whether this will be a useful addition, only time will really tell.

For anybody concerned about there only being a 1 year licence, imagine if you were given a free copy of any Internet Security software from any of the leading vendors.

You would still only get 1 year of free, updated protection as that is how such software is generally sold, so should not be something to be concerned about or complain.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This looks like a great little program. I've installed it on both my systems, laptop & desktop both running win 7 64bit. I use my laptop to work as well as home & as the internet setup there is through a different service provider than I use at home & I've had a virus try to come through the work system, I'm happy to have the opportunity to add an extra layer of protection. Been running it for an hour now, picked up nothing (phew!) and doesn't seem to have slowed either computer down in any noticable way. This one's a keeper, for me. In fact, if it works the way they say it does, I'll probably move to a paid version once the freebie expires. Thanks GAOTD & Emsi.

Reply   |   Comment by Terri, from Australia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, PaganBaby#55, who is having problems with Registration, or Anyone experiencing the same - it helps (helped me) to create and activate Emsi Account BEFORE running and activating Mamutu Software in a normal GOATD way.

Thanks to earlier Post from Aang#22 - I decided to get the Account business out of the way following provided link.
Once there (Account creating page) it helps to pay attention to their Note, I quote it here: "Be careful with AOL, Comcast, Bellsouth and Hotmail addresses. Often these email providers don't deliver emails from the Emsisoft servers because of a wrong configured spam protection Please contact their support if you can't receive the email"

When that part was sorted - upon Installation going for the Full License - e-mail and new password must be provided, NOT (new) name and new passwrd., plus off course GAOTD key. I know, these are perhaps minor details, but sometimes that can hamper the the whole simplest process of getting it work, so, sorry if it sounds silly.

As for Software itself - I like it a lot!:), I like the fact that it can be simply "switched off" when visiting trusted and frequent Sites - without being perhaps slowed down (allow, not allow, remember, shoo off.., we know what "fun" can AV family provide:)

BUT - most definitely when doing some Research (and I do a lot), googling things, opening perfectly "straight forward" Google Images(!) - Mamutu is almost a must Companion!
How many times we all experienced occasions when out of the blue some aggressive error-scanning prog (usually bogus) jumps at you before you have time to blink, and kicks off scanning and adding errors to your PC/Registry(?) if not stopped immediately, or some stupid smilies and such start dancing in the background..
Mamutu, I'm sure, will guard me perfectly on such Occasions!:) - before I have to run Spybot in panic.

TY GAOTD and EMSI for this lovely Software! - and as usual my Thanks for All kind Commentators and Help here:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If the email does not make it before the giveaway is over - a total of 8and1/2 hours since I filled out the new customer profile - and was told an email "would be waiting for me?" No email is waiting or in spam and probably not in cyberspace.

So how am I to get registered? The company with this giveaway apparently gives little attention, now that they got their program in GAOTD. This is frustrating to say the very least.

What am I to do? I am not the only one who has been ignored by the company requiring this inane registration process. All they want are emails for their list to shoot out more offers. How about
filling the first offer first?

I have a feeling 8 hours will go by and no email will arrive and it will be one more giveaway ruined by a lack of follow through on registration details by THE COMPANY. If a company is not going to be responsive to their registration requirements DROP THEM.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Install went easy for me, you can use a throwaway email like mailinator.com, just click the link in the email they send (mine was instantly so I guess that's been fixed), login on the emsisoft
page link in your email and your program is activated, then take the key from the readme.txt file and paste it into the box that pops up from the "Get coupon code" link, and the license status will change from 1 month to 1 year.

#23 I didn't have that problem with this program but it (Blue Screen Of Death) has happened to me before from another GAOTD Program (Glary Utilities) but it didn't happen to anyone else, so it may be a previous issue with your OS. IMO the best thing to do when initially installing these programs is to do it in sandboxed mode first with a program like Returnil or Sandboxie to make sure it won't screw up your system, if it's a keeper then reinstall under normal mode.

As for the program itself I haven't found any malware or had any warnings so I'm not sure how functional it is.

Thanks go to Emsi Software GmbH and the GAOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by gurutj  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Formerly " A-Squared Anti Malware " Converged I'm thinking ? If so in the day it was very good , State of the art vigorous comprehensive anti Virus-Malware program . Are there any known compatibility issues with other AV programs that provide " Real time " protection etc...

I would really like to try this but would like some in site as to whether there are any conflicting factors reguarding other products .

Thanks .

Ozz .

Reply   |   Comment by Ozzman62  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi - After installing on XP on the first run I received message "Program error: required file a2framework.dll can not be found. Please go to www.emsisoft.com and download the latest software package." What software package? Is not the GAOTD download the latest? Do I have time for this confusion? I'd like to try this software, but have been to the site and do not see any a2frameork.dll to download. Grrrrr.

Reply   |   Comment by seeseea  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wanted to test this software, however ...

Upon first installation, it requires an account be created. I don't want to give away my email address .. so you can spam it, sell it off for others to spam .. that's how malware began.

I'm afraid there are two other products on the market that blow this out of the water, as the detection methods are revamped and proper in comparison to the rest of the waddling little ducks out there.

Thanks for the test, but I refuse to give away my personal details to get something for free.

Reply   |   Comment by AngryHank  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#55 Pagan Baby - Maybe you should check your Junk mail. If not there, try re-sending.
Installed on Vista HP x64 and running smoothly with CPU 0.1. I can't comment either since my PC is free from malwares, ect...plus, I had never heard of this software before. For those who worry about the 1 year license...it's not any worse than downloading trials. GOTD and Emisoft might even offer it again next year. It wouldn't be the first time. Anyway, I will enjoy for that year and after that? Who knows where we'll be a this time next year! Thanks GOTD and Emisoft for this great software. BTW Thanks to community members who suggested other free programs. Have a Nice Day :)

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Unfortunately, like so many other things, it doesn't run under W2K.

Reply   |   Comment by Relative  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Absolutely brilliant. No problem at all installing and for the moanies out there, I think being given something for free for a year is a pretty good offer. What do you want....Jam on it?

Reply   |   Comment by Ann  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Got blue screen of death after installation on Vista 64 Bit. error:
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFFA6002387952
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered with no problems. The task manager shows that it is running the total load of the program at around 700k to 1 Meg. The system seems faster and more responsive when surfing the web or switching from one program to another on the task bar. Huge Thanks!!

Reply   |   Comment by lee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This program displays the typical traits of Emisoft's heuristic scanning process.
It has already flagged up three of my longest established and totally trusted programs as displaying the "characteristics of spyware".

It was for this very reason that I stopped using Emisoft's anti-malware program some time ago - everything which it found was found to be a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by bettersafethansorry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For people who are having trouble registering or creating a new account.
I was having the same problem as some, I would not get an email, I use att.net for my email and I could not get an email, so I used gmail instead an it went right through with out a hitch. Try gmail it worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by nivek  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed and setup fine, Win7 X64, registered - NP

Footprint seems small, currently watching Task Manager and mamutu.exe*32 is sitting at 860K

System is running full AVG suite, no conflicts so far.

Curious what Emsisoft has to say about PC Mags review of their full suite, Anti-Malware. Highest score in detection but low in removal rate and removal efficiency. Review was for 5.0, latest is 5.1. Have you improved removal rate and effectiveness?

Now sitting at 1,120K in Task Man. Still pretty lite. Thank you for the freebe!

Reply   |   Comment by Popeye  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@55 It may be a problem with your email service. I know I always had a problem with AOL, where sometimes emails got "lost" on the way. Other times, it would reject all emails from a website. They wouldn't end up in SPAM or Junk, they just never showed up.

Try creating another account with a different email address, preferably one on a different domain. (mail.com works, in case you need one)

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@30 I think you misunderstand how the buying of Anti(virus,malware,etc.) programs work. You buy the program for a year, 2 years, or 3 years, and will be protected for that amount of time. Then you renew your license when it runs out. This is how ALL of the companies work, so why complain about this one? Some people need more than just AVG Free.

About the updates, you can tell it in the settings to run hidden, and you will never even know that it was running an update ;)

If you need to reinstall this software again within the year, you DO NOT have to re-buy the program. Remember that username and password it made you create while installing? You license is tied to that information. Use it when reinstalling, and all your stuff will still be right where it was.

If you try to activate it AFTER the year, you get a 30 day trial upon installation. Then you have to pay for another yaer. This is nothing out of the ordinary. Every Antivirus/antimalware vendor does this.

Basically this program is free for one year, with free updates, free tech support, and unlimited activations (as in, if you need to reinstall it)

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Running Vista Home Premium

The Download Today went Smooth and Easy and after Following the Instructions Given Registered Fine. I already Had an account with Mamutu so it upgraded my Licence to a Full Year Suscription again.

I have installed this Giveaway again on a Portable Hard Drive in a Folder Called Giveaway Installs

AS I am not to Familar with Antimalware/Antivirus Software and all the Technical aspects of them,(more just General Knowledge as most people I assume, that protection for the PC is a good Idea Nowadays) I appreciate all the comments Given By those who seem to have the Knowledge I dont have.

Comments From #6 (Acr) and #8 (Rolz) and #42 (Downtheshore)Really helped me in decieding to take this download. So Thank you again Guys for your Inputs!

The Software is Running Smoothly

Thank you GOTD and Emsi Software GmbH for the Free Year Subscription.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Romano  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#18: "... I always turn off the real-time protection after installing an anti-virus because there’s always a performance hit. However, the average user may want to leave it on."

I've found you can usually get a good indication if whatever you're doing is taking a hit is to watch Task Mgr, or better yet Process Explorer from SysInternals. Right now, typing this it would be no big deal, but transferring lots of files over USB, processing/rendering video etc., turning real-time scanning off can make a difference... in those cases I watch the memory & CPU use for the AV stuff, & if it shows it doing something, turn that off till I'm done. One thing I like about Mamutu is it's easy to make it go away, exiting the program & shutting down a service.

* * *

#46: "As for the upgrade costs for the software and updates, it takes a lot of work to monitor the new malware and keep ahead of the malware curve, as much as possible. They software engineers need to keep salaries coming in, so that they can keep working. :)"

Yeah, but it's a bit of a tough sell when they advertise Mamutu "without the need of daily signature updates.". IMHO I think they'd do better if Emsi switched the marketing emphasis to reflect all the work & expense for example they're putting into the cloud end of things. I know my 1st reaction was if Mamutu doesn't use patterns, then they don't have a bunch of techs creating them, so why should I pay for just a year? I mean a year & 3 months from now won't Mamutu still be working just as well?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

@18 Do not tell anyone about this program "slowing their computer down" if YOU have not even tried it first. So many people keep talking about "use less memory". How can it use less?

Look at this: http://sf3soft.co.cc/mamutu.jpg Programs don't get much lower than that. And when the window is open, it runs UNDER 2MB. Windows Explorer uses like 30MB.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have been trying to register this for the past 4 hours on and off. Still have not received email. Has anyone else experienced this? I really want to try this program, I hope they figure out what is up with the emails soon.

Reply   |   Comment by PaganBaby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mamutu looks like a great GOTD... Installation has low impact compared to most AV-related apps, it doesn't take up too many resources, it supplements my regular AV software rather than replacing it, & it can be easily turned on/off so I don't have to put up with it if/when I don't want to. That said, I have no idea how good it is or isn't -- Emsi Software isn't listed on sites like shadowserver.org, so I plan to see how it goes in future weeks & months, & baring any unpleasantness, keep or uninstall in a year, depending on if it's on GOTD again or Emsi Software gives us a great deal on renewal. I didn't see a lot of info on Mamutu using Google, but I did see a few threads showing it's been around a little while, & it looks to me like Emsi Software has been trying to develop Mamutu into a good product in its own right, rather than some loss leader to get you to buy more expensive software. With Mamutu [& their other AV apps] Emsi is trying to leverage cloud services, e.g. if Mamutu detects something suspicious, it can see if a file's been found on other systems running Emsi software, & whether that file's been determined to be malware or innocent -- in that respect it's not unlike Panda [cloudantivirus.com] or Immunet [immunet.com], 2 competitors offering free & payware AV software.

Installation adds the "Mamutu" program folder with 47 files, 3 folders, ~18 MB -- I also recorded ~225 new registry entries, including a new service, shown in Task Mgr as a2service.exe. Uninstall cleans most of that up, including the service's registry entries -- that is cool since that section of the registry is often protected [making deleting keys manually harder or more work]. Running Mamutu takes few resources, though I think maybe slightly more than Immunet Free. It seemed to work out-of-the-box with Microsoft's free Security Essentials in the XP Mode VM, but an apparent conflict between the 2 locked a V/Box win7 32 VM... after a forced shut-down I gave Mamutu exceptions in Security Essentials, then did the same for the MS AV software in Mamutu, & things seem fine. To set those exceptions in Mamutu I went to the Processes window, then edited any process that was being monitored that I didn't want being monitored [click the Edit Rule button in the lower left after selecting a process]. You can also Add, Edit, or Remove those rules selecting Guard from the menu -- that Guard window's also where you set alerts & the Behavior Blocker.

FWIW, I may be unusual, selecting AV software on 4 criteria: 1) Easy to use, 2) well known, 3) price, & 4) impact installing/uninstalling & running. I'd like to be able to select it on how well it works, but the top apps seem to consistently fail one or more of those 4. Some AV software is extremely difficult to remove -- I don't want to be married to it for the years I'll run a typical Windows install [McAfee has a nice tool to remove most traces after uninstall, whereas removing CA was a big PITA]. Combine that with some AV software being too expensive -- I don't know if we'll be stretched when a subscription expires or not, & I like the idea of being able to use a free alternative for a month or so if need be. Being Easy to use is critical -- when it comes to AV apps my wife doesn't have a lot of patience, feeling it should do it's job invisibly as possible, & she shouldn't have to read a manual when she needs to do something with it. And finally, if it's well known I feel it may or may not do the best job, but it should perform reasonably. Knowing I don't have the best, Mamutu is a very welcome addition from GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

After several attempts to create a 'new account' and get my activation code I realised the password section only accepts characters; a-z A-Z 1-0.
I was trying to use ): characters in my password but found I couldnt proceed (At first I waited 1 hour checking my email inbox thinking the server was slow due to high demand)
but once I put in a new password my account went through and I was able to activate Mamutu.
Sorry I cannot give a report on the progam as I havent had time to evaluate it yet.
But I thought you guys who are having problems with creating a new account should know this.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger Pearman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Problem with creating account, filled in particulars, clicked create account; popup message lab-text OK, but, went no further

Reply   |   Comment by Tek C  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

# 8: "A problem occurs when Mamutu warns you that a program is attempting to inject code in another process, or to modify important system keys in the registry. Unfortunately, Mamutu doesn’t give enough information to really analyse if the behaviour is safe. For example, you don’t know in which process the code is injected, or which registry key will be modified. This is IMO the major problem with this antivirus, as you may block some important behaviours, or allow really bad things, just because you don’t know what to do."
To me this comment breaks it: I'm not going for Mamutu. Despite the many positive experiences expressed here today - although I wouldn't be surprised if some of the "commenters" work for Emsi.....

Reply   |   Comment by Purrete  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I've been using Threatfire for several years now, that does update every day like a normal AV program but it is a behavioural heuristics scanner (which is what Mamutu sounds like), its very highly rated and I'd recommend using the free edition of this rather than unknown and, what appears to be, somewhat complex software. Threatfire, like Mamuto, is very light on system resources, I was using it on my old 1GB Celeron PC with no noticeable system slowdown. Like Mamuto, Threatfire runs alongside any traditional AV/malware suite, in real-time, and I've not had one single problem since I've been running it, its also very highly rated by all my computing websites.

Reply   |   Comment by Saetana  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Finally a GREAT tool from a respectable COMPANY, well-known in the PC SECURITY industry for its great Antispyware EMSISOFT ANTIMALWARE whose FREE VERSION I recommend you installing, along with today's giveaway, as an ON DEMAND SCANNER.

MAMMUTU is nothing but an extremely strong standalone behavior blocker that is updated daily (so ZERO DAY THREATS is just a DREAM if you install it on your PC).

The only little downside I found when I tried it a few months ago was the rules designed to protect the system which could be more complex for more type of actions.

However if you use AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS I believe you don't need MAMUTU as well, because the Behaviour Blocking is already provided by the AV (by the way, does anybody know if MAMMUTU can conflict with the AVAST Behaviour Shield function??)


WinPatrol FREE Edition:


But hey...why not use both?? After all they are both FREE and, above all, they are not exactly the same thing!!


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

updating license information is not difficult -
1)open general setting 2) click on license 3) click on convert coupon code 4) paste registration key here ( which is included in readme.txt )
5) click on okey .. it will convert your full version license and shows below trial version key..
6) now select radio button of full version..
7) check your last date of license on general setting .. okey.

Reply   |   Comment by dssabnis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I need help. I bought and installed Stopzilla for $30 something and it looks it works fine. If anyone knows can you pls tell wheather I should have both Stopzilla and Mamutu or just pass this offer. My worry is if I install Mamutu with Stopzilla and what if they create problem then I am not good in solving those and may end up paying more to fix things. Pls suggest if you have some idea... Thanks a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Patric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ok...had the same problem trying to register, until I discovered by way of accident and logging into customer care (re post 22), that the problem of registering, was caused in my case, by the password...it doesn't state to use characters/numbers only when you are using the initial registration screen. I only discovered this when I went into customer care and then saw, when inputting a password that it is characters/numbers only. Went back to the initial registration page in setup and put in a password with characters/numbers....and brilliant it worked....my be worth a go.

Reply   |   Comment by Marina Findeis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I just finished my testing of this software and this is what I noticed:

1-When you give initial permission to any browser or program that constantly interact with internet, you are actually by passing the live catch all malware and trojans from that session.

2-The software makes initial snap shot of your task manager processes already running under your operating system and from time to time checks what else new is running.

3-It does not check the registry for existing malware or embedded spyware or any already attached tojans.

Concluded that, this software is not for a novice or someone not familiar with the MS operating processes and will not stop a virus coming from online surfing, unless that virus tries to run immediately.
Downloaded pictures carrying known viruses, bypass this software easily and undetected.
If a virus activate itself before this program starts is undetectable and considered part of the regular running processes.
There are few more vulnerabilities with this software that I decided to contact the owners and pass that info directly to them for a simple reason not to disclose that info to the public.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred33  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I have 4 home computers, including a laptop. Can I register all 4 using a single email address?

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It installed and loaded on my Windows 7 64 bit machine just fine. I installed, using the advice above. Thanks, folks! When the run panel comes up, if it still says 30 day trial, it just hasn't updated yet. click on the license tab and near the bottom, click on the refresh button, the one year license will show up then.

For the debate about one year upgrade fees, some software will stop working after a year, others will still run, but I think that the Anti Malware software that stops working is more honest. Giving a false sense of security, when the malware has moved past the resourses of the installed updates does not help anyone.

As for the upgrade costs for the software and updates, it takes a lot of work to monitor the new malware and keep ahead of the malware curve, as much as possible. They software engineers need to keep salaries coming in, so that they can keep working. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

First system was running Windows XP Pro SP3 and am still unable to register. Tried it on another system running Windows Vista Business and am also unable to register.

Very curious!

Reply   |   Comment by Mac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Unable to create an account on the Mamutu website just a popup with Mamutu saying "labText" where you can click ok to remove the popup but nothing else happens.


Reply   |   Comment by Mac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re: Jason's question about Mamuto vs. Online Armor. The Mamuto website offers a bundle of Mamuto and Online Armor. So they think they work well together and aren't substantially redundant.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I've been using Mamutu for several years now. Its resource hit is low and the product is unobtrusive unless an application is trying to perform an action that is similar to what a nasty would do, then you get a popup alert asking if you want it blocked, allowed and/or a rule created. If the action is familiar to the Mamutu community you get a graph showing what percentage allowed it, disallowed it, and were uncertain. If 90% of the community usually allows the action, then Mamutu can be set to allow the action quietly without the popup.

I've found it to be a very useful program - one that I've been willing to pay for. If I didn't already have a multi-year subscription, I'd be taking advantage of this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by DownTheShore  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

is this will conflict with my comodo defense+ ?

Reply   |   Comment by alrizal  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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