Outpost 2009 Free or Pro

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  1. Toby75

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    I've been testing out Outpost Firewall 2009 Free and really like it. I'm looking for the main differences between the pro and free version. I notice that in the pro version there is an antispyware plugin that monitors apps. Would this be worth it or can I set the free version to cover this?

    Thanks in advance,
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    anyone?
     
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    For me the web control - is worth upgrading
     
  5. wat0114

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    It depends what you need, such as the Web control, Anti-spyware and Identity protection, especially if you place a high value on vendor support, because the free version is unsupported by Agnitum. If funds are really tight, then that obviously plays a part in the decision.

    No, Anti-spyware plug-in helps detect against spyware, but the Host protection - which the free version has - monitors apps on your machine.

    The main differences between the two versions can be seen here.
     
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    Off topic post removed.

    The OP asked a specific question, keep to topic title.



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  7. Stem

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    I think the "Outpost Personal Product comparison" does not give enough info to show the extra benefits of the pro version. It does not show the "Attack plugin" or the "Blocklists" as simple examples.

    If you like the free version, then you should download and try the "Pro" version. It is also currently on a "Lifetime license" offer.


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    Current free version has logging so difficult to read that it seems worth the money to go Pro or ditch it. Old, old, ancient versions had logging which was helpful in debugging. This one reguires patience and a phd in log reading. Simply put, the log viewer module is missing. For me that was enough to drop it, wonderful as this FW seems to be.
     
  9. wat0114

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    Excellent point, Stem. Agnitum really needs to list everything the free version lacks over the full version., otherwise users - like myself :mad: - are going to be mislead into believing it offers more than it really does.
     
  10. Toby75

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    Thanks for all of your responses. I went ahead and bought the lifetime pro version.

    Thanks again,

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    Toby, welcome to the crew and you wont be disappointed :thumb:
     
  12. Toby75

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    Anyone know how to disable file sharing in Outpost Pro?
     
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    Hi Toby,


    Go into the Lan settings and disable/untick the netbios.


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  14. Toby75

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    Thank You Stem,

    I have already done this but when I go into the network sharing center it reports that file sharing is turned on. Any ideas?
     
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    Hi,

    I know there have been some problems with firewalls integration with Vista Network center. Are netbios packets still being allowed out, or are they being logged as blocked in OP?

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  16. Toby75

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    Hi Stem,

    How do I check this?
     
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    Hi Toby,

    Have a look in the firewall logs for "Blocked netbios".


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    OK Thank You
     
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    Just post back if still unsure. I do have an image of Vista, but at the moment due to the installation size of the OS and I currently only have this backup on external USB, it currently takes an hour to restore (I need to install another HD on that PC for backups/image), But can do this to check what is happening with OP and Vista if needed.

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    Man I really don't know much about firewalls - I have a bunch of questions if you wouldn't mind helping.

    I'm currently sharing my internet connection with a neighbor (yes, legally...I pay half the bill). Although I am friends with him, I still do not want him accessing my computer through the network. Last night, Outpost through up an alert telling me that he was trying to make a connection with my computer. Although I'm sure he wasn't trying to do any harm...I wanna make sure that he cannot access my computer.

    Can you tell me everything I need to do in order to accomplish this? Would I have to disable file sharing? Block svchost from certain UDP connections? (when he tried to connect, svchost was trying to make a UDP connection.)


    Right now, I have deleted all applications and known file types (under host protection) -- I'm starting from scratch. -- Do I need to set any rules first?
     
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  21. wat0114

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    Just follow the screenshot in Stem's post #13. That will block connection attempts from remote machines. If you are using Vista, which it seems you are, check out this on how to disable file sharing.
     
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    I already had done Stem's post #13 but the network and sharing center in Vista report that file sharing is turned on. (as I stated above)
     
  25. wat0114

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    Hi Toby,

    understood, but Sharing Center is a completely separate entity from Outpost; it is part of Vista's network settings. Did you check the link I included in my last post? It explains how to disable file sharing in Vista. Actually, even with it enabled as long as you block NetBIOS in Outpost as per Stem's advice, no one should be able connect to your machine, but I would disable it in Vista if you don't want to share files.
     
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