It looks that way as far as PC Tools websites go, but I am getting product updates and database updates at least 5 times a week. The interface is at least a year old, and it looks like version 126.96.36.199 came out a little less than a year ago.
I heard that Norton was having trouble with their behavior blocker (HIPS or SONAR??) being effective, so they are doing quiet research and development pertaining to Threatfire. I am trying to find where I read it at.
There was a red "x" there instead of a green check before I updated. It still reads: "version 188.8.131.52", as you can see. Nonetheless, I am getting updates. Maybe some Ruskie hacker has hijacked it and I am injecting malicious code into the kernel every time I update. Bwahhahahahaha.
I notice that every time I download a fresh updated copy of Dr. Web CureIt it has the same old look and still displays "2011" on the splash. In light of that, it is not dead, and is updated daily; AND IT ROCKS. Just an example........
That is a splash window just after I downloaded the freshest copy of Dr. Web CureIt.
I have noticed, in months past, that even the U.I. stated the version was no newer than 2011, yet it was up-to-date.
"PC Tools ThreatFire, a bit like Norton has seen it’s ups and downs in recent times but just like Norton has now bounced back to the top of the pile. The latest version has an improved rootkit scanner with options for either an “intelli” scan or full scan. The program also seems far less capable of causing system problems than previous versions which IMO now makes Threatfire far more suitable for average users. No doubt the involvement of Symantec with PC Tools has helped with this development as has the need to integrate component parts from Threatfire into the PC Tools Internet Security suite. The end result has been to make Threatfire not only more capable than it was but also more stable.
With signature based scanners becoming less effective against new threats, programs like Threatfire have an increasing role to play in PC security. This has also been recognized by commercial vendors like F-Secure (DeepGuard) and Emsisoft (Mamutu) who have been using this technology for some time. Like these other programs, Threatfire constantly monitors your system for behavior typical of that exhibited by malware such as capturing your keystrokes etc. When used together with a traditional real-time anti virus and a good firewall, Threatfire provides the often missing link for behavioral based detection. Threatfire also contains a highly effective system activity monitor which will display your autoruns in addition to other useful information. The other tab on the advanced settings though is only for truly experienced users with a high degree of Windows system knowledge. Creating advanced rules with Threatfire can render your system unusable unless you know exactly what you are doing. In the hands of experienced users though this facility is a formidable tool."
*Windows 2000 users please note that you need V4.1 of Threatfire. See footnote 3 and other useful information including the download link on this page.
I could be wrong, but I truly believe that someone is still developing this product though it is completely unofficial, and the U.I. and splash screen, etc. are over 1.5 years old. Eventhough the version number appears to stick at 184.108.40.206, someone is doing something, with TF, for some reason, imho.