Firewalls that left out there that support Win Xp?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by hayc59, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. hayc59

    hayc59 Updates Team

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    Now and very soon Outpost will bid far thee well...so you know my next question :)
    and until the tooth fairy can afford to up her gift giving a lot
    no new computers on my horizon anytime soon
     
  2. trott3r

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    Sticking with outpost for now.

    Commodo I think is still updated?
     
  3. login123

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    I still use version Outpost 6.5.1 on win xp, have for years.
    Have tested it using some of the leak checkers out there, works ok.
    It is only a firewall, not a suite, doesn't update. Has "learning mode" which can be switched on or off to aid in configuration.
    It is still available at Filehippo.
    The 6.5.1 downloaded installer has the same md5 hash as the installer I have saved here.
    Nirsoft's hasher shows the download to be version 2725.381.687.328, the installed version here shows 2725.381.0687, don't know why the difference.
     
  4. Brummelchen

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    pretty sure that outpost has malfunctioning after timeout?
    forget the silly signatures or predefined rules.

    i am pretty sure and i already told you about xp, but it seems that your hardware aint capable to use modern software too so why not drop and change to a small linux for the web and office? its a matter of time that more and more vendors drop xp - only few still support XPE and as we know that is different.
     
  5. login123

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    Fwiw, I have only ever seen one glitch in the old Outpost free v. 6.5.1
    It is that when you go in to the interface and edit the rules, you have edit them one at a time and close the editor after each, else it freezes.
    Not sure what "malfunctioning after time" out means, but never have seen anything that looks like that.
     
  6. Brummelchen

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    while using xp with outpost (years ago) it told me that the license has run out for signatures but it did not concern the general functionality concerning rules or hips.
     
  7. login123

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    Brummelchen, I understand now.

    Outpost free ver 6.5.1 is only the firewall, no antivirus. So no signatures as far as I know. If there were updates offered I don't remember (installed it about 8 years ago), don't think so, tho. In any case it works well without continuing maintenance.

    It may be that I had that issue about the license expiration on Outpost Security Suite (OSS). After it expired on a family members laptop, I started getting a red popup in the lower right of the screen about signature updates expiring. Drove me batty, couldn't find what caused it, no malware, no obvious registry entries, nothing I could find.

    Only found out when I uninstalled OSS in win 7 last week, on a desktop which had been turned off for years. When I did that, the same popup started on my desktop. I reinstalled win 7, so it went away, but I never did find out how to get rid of it "surgically", so to speak.
     
  8. Logethica

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    ZoneAlarm Firewall still supports XP...
    System Requirements...
    Microsoft® Windows XP SP3 - Home / Professional
    • 32-bit, 1GB RAM
    • 1 GHz or faster processor
    • 1.5B of available hard-disk space
     
  9. wat0114

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    You might try oldversiondotcom. I remember versions 2.7 - 3.51 latest were excellent running on XP.
     
  10. bellgamin

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    Great catch! Thanks a heap. I downloaded a copy to hang on to ... just in case. (I'm presently using a FW of recent vintage, but which is no longer supported . It has decent HIPS & NIPS & Behavior Blocker modules, as well as a FW.)

    If you want to see screenshots of ZA Free Firewall go here. It looks REALLY good!
     
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    i agree, unless he needs specific softwares only available in Windows.
     
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  14. Windows_Security

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    Time to move to Linux?

    I must say I like Windows (phone, tabler, PC), but after having moved elderly relatives (all 70+) to Linux, I must say I kind of start to like it (performs well on old PC's, with looks and safety of Windows 10, without M$ telemetry and phone home issues).
     
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