Outpost 7.6 BETA 1 With Windows 8 support (3974) Is Now Available

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  1. hayc59

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    Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.6 Beta 1, Outpost Firewall Pro 7.6
    Beta 1, Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.6 Beta 1


    Whats New:
    • Windows 8 support: general drivers support
    • Windows 8 support: blocking of infected Metro applications
    What’s improved and fixed:
    • Logs are moved from the product folder into the common Application Data folder
    • Low-level rules priority issues are fixed
    • Blockpost plug-in operation in suspended protection mode is improved
    • ICMPv6 support in firewall rules names
    • Capabilities of suspicious files detection and sending them for analysis are extended
    • Processing of IPv6 addresses is improved
    • Issues with torrent clients are fixed (zero connections, slow-downs, freezes)
    • Attack Detection issues are fixed, reaction logic in case of multiple attackers is improved
    • BSOD’s caused by network applications operation in fast networks are fixed
    • Blocking and freezing issues caused by the content filtering mechanism are fixed

    Supported OS: Windows 2003, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2008, W7,
    Windows 8


    Download your Beta version of choice: Outpost Security Suite Pro, Outpost Firewall Pro or Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.6.BETA 1 (3974)
     
  2. c2d

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    Thanks for the heads up :thumb:
     
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  4. operamail

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    "BSOD’s caused by network applications operation in fast networks are fixed"
    I wonder if this has something to do with p2p programs?
     
  5. henryg

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    Good to know..... Many thanks!
     
  6. Narxis

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    Or with Total Commander? I had BSOD's when i wanted to use FTP connection in TC version 8 on Windows 7 x64.
     
  7. Amin

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    what about the anti-malware engine. is that improved ( virusbuster) ?

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    VirusBuster no longer exists as the technology was acquired by Agnitum on August 16th and VirusBuster ceased support on October 1st. It's not clear if the beta includes any enhancements to the anti-malware engine but as Agnitum haven't included that in the changelog I would think that the answer to your question is no. However, the reason Agnitum wanted to acquire the technology was because they want to develop it in ways that was not possible under the previous arrangement with VirusBuster so you can be sure that there will be enhancements in the pipeline but when these will be announced we shall have to wait and see but hopefully soon.
     
  9. Amin

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    Thanks and yes i was already aware of that. but i wanted to know if the anti-malware engine is improved or not ?

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    I thought I covered that in my previous post. Agnitum haven't mentioned the anti-malware engine in the changelog so I guess the answer to your question is no. I should also mention that this is a 'firewall' thread and the anti-malware engine is not included in the firewall, only in the AV and Security Suite products.
     
  11. Manny Carvalho

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    The announcement is actually about three products: the firewall, the suite which includes the AV engine and the stand alone AV.
     
  12. Disney

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    I thought the firewall was already perfect! Lol . It is a great one for sure .
     
  13. Manny Carvalho

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    It's pretty good but I prefer the suite. It's a nice integrated solution and the AV has been performing pretty decently in third party tests. I'm a pretty happy camper with it.

    This new beta version is performing very well on my 32bit Win7 system. I've had it running for six days and haven't come up with one bug yet.
     
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    using it now.must say its pretty stable.
     
  15. arsenaloyal

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    yeah you have a lifetime license for the suite, i could not bully them to give me one though! :p
     
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    I noticed its just the pro.(paid) versions which are being updated.!
    What about the free versions.o_O :ninja:
     
  18. Romagnolo1973

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    outpost free is like an abandonware program, and when they realise Outpostfree windows 8 support, problably windows 11 is out :thumbd:
     
  19. Manny Carvalho

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    I wouldn't say it's abandoned but certainly they are behind in being updated compared to the paid product. Their purpose, of course, is to bring in customers to the paid product. So they just give a taste of what is possible. Nevertheless, they actually perform very well in their category and anyway I doubt there's an enormous demand for free firewalls on Win 8 at the moment.
     
  20. gregd

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    What the heck does "Windows 8 support" mean?

    Outpost Pro vers. 7.6 (3984.639.1842) won't let you answer firewall popups from the Start screen. So it's basically worthless with Windows 8. Try launching an App from the Start window. The app will eventually stop because if you go to the traditional desktop, there's a popup for Outpost Pro.

    tldr: Can't see firewall popups on Windows 8 start screen from Outpost Pro.
     
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