outpost firewall pro 7 vs 8 , which is the best bet?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by mantra, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. mantra
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    Hi

    about Outpost Firewall Pro , is better the last v7 version or the new v8 ?

    i mean outpost it's famous to release lots' of updates to fix bugs

    i was an outpost user since 2.5


    i tried both , seems v8 looks more light in ram and cpu consume

    but i'm worried with v8 to update the program every 2 weeks

    do you think it's better to install the lavst v7 or go with the more light v8?

    i would appreciate it a lot!

    thanks
  2. twl845
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    I've been using V8 since it was released, and it's running light and fast. So was V7. :)
  3. mantra
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    i found v8 more light and fast (in ram and cpu consume) then v7

    did you notice that?


    acs.exe is around 17mb
    op_mon.exe around 16-17mb
    thanks
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  4. twl845
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    It seems so. :)
  5. 0strodamus
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    I never ran version 7, but version 8 doesn't seem to slow things down for me. The total I/O of acs.exe averages around 400kB/s - 900kB/s which is higher than my prior firewall. It's the largest background application on my system in terms of I/O (used to be TrueCrypt at ~25kB/s). I would be more concerned with the impact that total I/O will have on your system over the RAM consumption.
  6. mantra
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    which was your prior firewall ?

    thanks
  7. 0strodamus
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    Look 'n' Stop combined with Malware Defender. I'm sure Malware Defender added some I/O too, but it blocks Process Hacker/Process Explorer from even seeing what it is. I think you'll be happy with Outpost 8 - it's a very nice firewall.
  8. mantra
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    hi
    thanks!
    look and stop is really very light ;)
    don't like outpost 8 install visual c++ (i can't remember the version) because i'm really full of visual c++ , it's really unpleasant!

    i don't know if you are new to outpost , it was one of the best firewall but prettily, handsomely Buggy

    i had lots of issue with outpost
    so i think outpost 8 will be really stable in the future release , and i don't like to upgrade at every release
    v7 i think it's rock solid , maybe more ugly but well tested
  9. TyRidian
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    You're right about it being buggy, I had issues with it too, but I finally figured out how to make it run well.

    v8 isn't that bad, it just needs to be tweaked a certain way, in order for everything to work smoothly.

    At this point in time, I have it set up exactly the way I want it.
  10. mantra
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    hi
    v8 is new , so i 'm sure many update will be avaible soon
    but i did not find many different between the last v7 release and v8 outside the gui

    about
    may i know what settings should i use to tweak and to let it work smoothly?
    i would appreciate it
    thanks
  11. mantra
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    about the I/O is the log
    i can't disalbe it
    but in v7.5 if you disable the log the i/o is very very low
  12. 0strodamus
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    I hope you get a reply from Agnitum regarding that in their forum. It seems awfully quiet there. It would be nice to be able to disable it if you wanted to, especially if the I/O impact is that great. Would you recommend 7.5 over 8?
  13. mantra
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    i think 7.5 is more stable bug free
    v8 is in evolution , so i think they will find many bugs to have a real stabe firewall as always with security programs

    cheers
  14. arsenaloyal
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    arsenaloyal Registered Member

    Well i am not sure as to what you mean by you cant disable the logs.

    but in my config i have unchecked enable logging and that works fine.
  15. mantra
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    me too
    but if you go in tools ->event viewer you will see outpost still logs
  16. arsenaloyal
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    arsenaloyal Registered Member

    those are basic logs of products internal events,should not be more than a few kilobytes at most.

    clear all those logs manually and recheck, the packet log is the most heavily logged and its empty for me.
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