Online Armor v3 released

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by subset, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. subset

    subset Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Online Armor Personal Firewall v3 is available from the Tall Emu download site.
    http://www.tallemu.com/downloads.html

    32bit versions of Windows 2000/XP/Vista are supported.

    Cheers
     
  2. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    I see no v3 for the free version in download.com. Does anyone know if there will be a new release for the free version too? (The last free version is unpatched compared to the paid version of the same version number and with various bugs).
     
  3. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Same thought in the same time. Usually it makes no sense to release a new version without a new free version and why the hell they are not able as established enterprise to create 64 bit support?
     
  4. MikeNash

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    Hi Fuzzfas,

    I've submitted the free version update to download.com. It takes them about 24 hours to update the site.

    Still doing a few things release related - release notes (detailed) will come tomorrow; changes to the site to get multi-languages versions (Italian, French, Dutch are already supported, with more to come) - plus redirect the help which I might just get done now before I go to sleep.


    Mike
     
  5. MikeNash

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    We haven't looked at Vista64, and, at the moment have no plans to do so.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Question. If they did, and given the small market, they had to charge $120 to make it worth their while would you buy it. I think I know the answer.

    Pete
     
  7. hany3

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    i'm testing it right now

    1-pleased to finally see an option for arp protection
    mike ,if u remember , i've asked this long ago in OA forum
    but how effective , is this ? i tried to do so spoofing , not sure about the results
    is online armor offer the protection silently once the arp protection is enabled like comodo , or it has to alert the user like outpost when any arp poisoning is happening like changing gateway and telling me about the spoofing IP or MAC adress on the local network

    2- i still sxperience the everlasting problem with OA sice version 2 which is freezing of the welcome screen for about 20 seconds , this reminds me of zonealarm , is there's any solution for this ? like disable the OA autostart then creating a shortcut of OA in the startmenu autostart ?

    best regards
     
  8. Einsturzende

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    Some screenshots would be nice, thanks
     
  9. Fuzzfas

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    Thanks Mike. Best of luck with the new version. I am really curious to try it.
     
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    Can I put the new version over the older one?
    also can you tell us the improvements from the older free version to this one?

    thanks
    robin
     
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    Does Online Armor has someting like an IDS (with an option to block an attacker for a couple of minutes) for detecting and blocking port scans, denial of service attacks, exploits as winnuke, teardrop etc?
     
  14. bman412

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    Hope this version resolves Gameguard issues...
     
  15. loli22

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    can i use it under xp64?
     
  16. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    BTW I took a deep look into 64 bit and I guess most people know the advantages of 64 bit in relation to 32 bit.
    The other question is how long lasts 32 bit? ;)
     
  17. alloucho

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    Is the free version reliable as the pro version?
    May the system be vulnerable when using the free version?
    On the Home Page there is a comparison table, but could anyone give real threats situations?
    Thanks:)
     
  18. subset

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    Please Comodo fanboy, stop spamming this thread with your pointless know-it-all junk.
    This thread is not about 32bit vs 64bit, it's about OA v3.
    How does OA v3 run on your system? Any problems?
    Have you ever used any version of OA?

    Cheers
     
  19. twl845

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    64bit has been mentioned through out this thread, and Mike has responded too. I think if Pete has a comment he's entitled to voice it. o_O
     
  20. fax

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    Here there is a nice reading of MS state of the art on 64bit OS ;)
    http://windowssecrets.com/2008/10/09/02-Bugs-and-lack-of-apps-plague-64-bit-users

    We are still far away from a truly stable 64bit environment...

    Cheers,
    Fax
     
  21. Fuzzfas

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    First impressions.

    - The new skin is much more polished and looks more professional. Very good.

    - It works along Threatfire 3.0.14 with no apparent problems. (v.2 had some issues with TF). Very good.

    - It now has 4 processes instead of 2. However, i think that oasrv and even more oaui now eat considerably less CPU Time with heavy p2p. This was the most pleasant surprise to me. Although i haven't tested it with *heavy* p2p yet, still i think it is clearly improved.

    - First boot into Windows was very slow, to the point that i was afraid it had frozen. It hadn't, simply it was slow. Next reboots were ok.

    - Browsing speed is good.

    - No BSOD or instability observed yet.

    To sum it up, this is a certain improvement over v.2 Free and i am considering of making it my main firewall after a nice clean installation of a windows clean image.


    :thumb:

    Thanks Mike.
     
  22. qpok

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    "Plain, simple, and clear: Vista-64 is junkware. It is absolutely the worst, the buggiest software Microsoft has ever released," Heiker tells Windows Secrets."

    Interesting. As for me, it's the most stable Windows I've used, except for Server 2008. Funny that I've encountered none of the problems this Johnston fumes about.
     
  23. Einsturzende

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    So you think everybody who use 64bit windows system is Comodo fanboy?
     
  24. virtumonde

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    I gave this version a try but it didn't act well on my pc(xp pro sp3).
    High cpu usage from oasrv.exe,and freezes,while using utorrent.this starts happening after speeds get past 1MB/s .
    Logging was disabled.
    Everything else worked normal.
     
  25. doktornotor

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    What are the HW specs for your box? P2P stuff like bittorrent tends to create hundreds/thousands of connections at a time, which have to be watched by the FW.
     
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