Outpost and Anti virus programs

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  1. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I was getting annoyed at the high cpu load of kaspersky AV when it updates.
    Then it started getting stuck at 0% for updates so time to nuke it i thought.

    I tried Comodo anti virus which went ok until a couple of reboots later the logs window goes into a state of not being able to respond. Uninstalled and now not functioning with an AV program.

    Most AV programs seem to offer in their basic guise at least some form of hips which i dont need.
    Any suggestions for an AV program that plays nice with outpost firewall 7.6 pro firewall?

    thanks

    Martin
     
  2. guest

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    Since it will be very system dependent, we can't give a black or white conclusion if the AV will or will not conflict with other security software. But for the non-HIPS part, AFAIK, there are:
    - MSE or Windows 8 Defender
    - Avira Free (has somewhat pseudo passive HIPS though, but shouldn't be a problem)
    - Bitdefender Free (not sure about the recent versions, very buggy last time I tried it)
     
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    I find panda cloud AV free very light and good. :thumb:
     
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    BitDefender and Avira will uninstall Outpost prior to settle in.

    You have Avast and MSE to use along Outpost in my point of view ,as i ve tested the firewall myself with all this 4.
    Free of conflicts this 2 ones

    To use Kaspersky you will also need to do some work so they get along.
     
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    Does it have hips or have you tested it with outpost?
     
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    Thanks for the bitdefender and avira info

    I do not wish to use MSE since they seem to have suggested that it only offers a basic line level of protection now that they give away their research to AV companies.
    If i absolutely have no choice then i guess i will have to lump it.

    Kaspersky i did get to work with outpost but its heavy on cpu when updating.

    Avast then so far to add to my list of possibles.
     
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    I understand it will be system dependent but a lack of AV hips suggestions means it is more likely to work with outpost.
    Of course along with actual users of OP and an AV
     
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    Avast.
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    VirusBuster
    Outpost Security Suite FREE
    http://free.agnitum.com/
    http://free.agnitum.com/download.php
    http://free.agnitum.com/why-outpost-security-free.php
    http://dl2.agnitum.com/docs/security-suite/Agnitum_Antimalware_Technote.pdf
     
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    The current version of Outpost Firewall is 8.1.2. Is there a particular reason as to why you've chosen an older version of Outpost?
     
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    Outpost Security Suite FREE 7.1
     
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    I used the combination of outpost and ESET 4 and previous version till about 2 years ago without any problems.

    I still have the combo installed in one of my VM with with Windows 8. works without any problems.
     
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    "anon", you need to read his original post.

    He is not using the FREE version their suite..... He's using the Pro version of their firewall only....
     
  13. The Red Moon

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    I would not bother with the free version.It is far out of date and should be considered a taster to buy the full product.
     
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    I have had a fair amount of problem with outpost version from 7.5 upwards to 8.1.

    7.6 is working fine at the moment as long as i keep purging application rules it works ok. I get the impression that when the app rules reaches a certain level it starts to kill itself.

    I prefer the interface on 7.6 as well to the 8.x versions.
     
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    Thanks for that suggestion.

    Makes the list up to 2 suggestions so far.
     
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    Emsisoft for me . Works well
     
  18. trott3r

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    Have you tried it with outpost?
    or does it not have hips?
     
  19. anon

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    And you have to read mine......
    Outpost Security Suite FREE was 3rd in my post.
    My answer for him was clear: Avast-VirusBuster......
     
  20. anon

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    This is another story.

    The question
    refers to AV/FW cooperation, not to AV performance. :p
     
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    it USED to be, but after agnitum bought them out & started up their own a/v team in st.petersburg, and updated the 'engine' with their own programmers it has been doing well & getting consistent VB100 awards. they have their own team of updaters that use the same signature database that the big boys share (there is an 'umbrella' org. they all belong to for cooperating). i also uses agnitum's own heuristic analysis and inherits some of their anti-spyware technology as well. virus buster itself is no longer. there is an agnitum anti-virus only product which is it's offspring. it share code with the firewall and is thus unfortunately not compatible with it.

    as far as antivirus compatibility with outpost firewall (current), one reference is agnitum's knowledge base, specifically this page.

    i personally use the outpost suite, so have not needed a third party A/V for many years now, so can't be of any direct help. you can always try the firewall portion of out forum (link below in my siggy). compatibility with certain a/v's is a favourite subject there & you might find what someone else has done to fix it (or not).
     
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    Yes, fair enough, that was the question :)
     
  23. trott3r

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    Looking at the agnitum article its seems a little out of date:
    "Optimizing Outpost work concurrently with third-party security software.
    KB ID: 1000030, Added: 14-04-2004, Last updated: 30-04-2010"

    thanks for the link nevertheless
     
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    the original poster is using an older version. also a 'little out of date'.

    that was just one example. there are more on the agnitum support pages' knowledge base for newer stuff.

    i'm sure y'all know how to do a 'search'.
     
  25. guest

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    It has, in the form of a behavior blocker.
     
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