Outpost 7.5.2 RC available

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    Outpost Security Gets More Stable with Release Candidate for Version 7.5.2

    Latest enhancements bolster malware protection and proactive security

    St. Petersburg, Russia — January 31, 2012. Agnitum, developer of the highly-rated Outpost line of PC security solutions (with 10 VB100 awards in a row), is pleased to announce public availability for Outpost Pro 7.5.2 Release Candidate, featuring a number of significant enhancements after seven months of intensive development. This new version strengthens end-user PC security against fast-spreading viruses, spyware, Trojans, hacker attacks, rootkits, and zero day attacks.

    Along with enhanced self-protection against malware attempting to take over the user’s computer, Outpost Pro 7.5.2 includes:

    Improved SmartDecision technology to make security decision-making easier, with color-coded alerts in yellow, green and red
    Upgraded anti-virus (anti-malware) engine 5.4.1 with improved malware detection in packed executable files
    Support for Java Archive (JAR) and Android application package file formats for on-the-fly (on-access) detection
    Comprehenive Unicode support for even better scanning performance
    Even greater stability for smooth, reliable PC performance
    User interface improvements for greater ease of use
    Revamped anti-spam filters junk mail intelligently

    http://www.agnitum.com/news/2012-01-31-outpost-7-5-2-release-candidate.php
     
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    Running with no issues so far on windows7x64. Also have Keyscrambler and Avira and RollbackRX.
     
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    there's a bug in the ip blocklist mechanism!, maybe related to unicode conversion?

    when importing old blocklists (#BLOCKPOST V2), the configuration file (configuration.conf) grows with every change of the settings. a workaround is to remove the comments (marked by #) before importing the list.

    the blocklist is saved in outpost's configuration file, which (of course) is compiled and overwritten after every change of the settings. this leads to a sluggish behaviour when a big blocklist is used.
     
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    horch, did you report that issue to Agnitum?
     
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    So what is the current opinion of this product? I bought a lifetime license when they were available but soon after I installed a copy on my 64 bit Vista machine (at that time) I had to restore from a backup as it froze and would not boot anymore. It had been great on XP. What little testing I have done with Windows 7 and Office 2010 the Antispam froze Outlook though I see they claim to have fixed that. I want to like OSS but am afraid to put in on my machine. :doubt:
     
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    I've had an on off relationship with Outpost. I too dropped it when I moved to 64 bit (Win 7 though) as the HIPS functionality was poor but it's much better now and I've been back using it recently (7.5.1) and really liking it. I think it is the best firewall/HIPS combo for 64 bit now having tried out most of the competition recently. A little heavy in the initial period while it learns your system but light as a feather thereafter. This RC running really nice for me with SBIE and AppGaurd. I don't use the Anti-malware, Anti-Spam or Web content filter though - just FW & HIPS.

    Cheers
     
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    Site reads latest RC should be installed after removing other versions. So not installing over another version is what they seem to be recommending.....anyone?
     
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    I did as they recommended but exported settings on 7.5.1 and imported into 7.5.2 with no issues. One or two pop-ups since but for new protection capabilities rather than 'forgetting' anything. However 1 or 2 in the Agnitum forums have done an 'over the top' with no reported issues.

    Cheers
     
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    OK..Thanks Chris
     
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    Seven months of work, and Outpost x64 still does not pass the DNS test, OLE and direct access to the registry. These are quite important issues.
     
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    What version of these tests are you using. Is it CLT? Outpost passes all these for me on 64 bit.

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    if you click "find out more", it says it's for 2k,xp,2k3.
     
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    7.5.2 went final

    Changelog
    http://www.agnitum.com/news/2012-02-21-outpost-7-5-2-release.php
    Outpost Free 7.5.2 canceled - still 7.1.1
    http://free.agnitum.com/
    Outpost Pro Firewall 7.5.2
    http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/download.php
    Outpost Pro Antivirus 7.5.2
    http://www.agnitum.com/products/antivirus/download.php
    Outpost Security Suite 7.5.2
    http://www.agnitum.com/produkte/security-suite/index.php
     
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    Installed today with no problems, working smoothly.
    Just to note, I'm pretty sure the updates mentioned above do not apply to the Free version of the Outpost security suite, I hope I am wrong but I contacted Agnitum on twitter last week and they said they had no intentions of applying the future 7.5.2 updates to the free version of their suite. Like I said I hope I am wrong.
     
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    really thats kinda sad. hope ur wrong to. but doesnt look like it.
     
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    i wrote before i loaded - Free version is still 7.1.1 (see above)
     
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    I have to say the previous version was a pain here on startup, so I had to use the antepenultimate one for eight months. However, everything is back to normal with this one, which works perfectly. I have been using OFP since 2006, and I just love it.
     
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