Outpost Antivirus Pro free (today only 4-7)

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  1. innerpeace

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    Good deal for a so so product
     
  3. innerpeace

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    It says the retail is $15 on GAOTD and at the agnitum site that is the 6 month license so it may only be for 6 months of updates. I'm happy with what I'm running, but I figured others here may have fun with it.

    Edit: I checked the readme and it is for 6 months worth of updates. As usual, anything from GAOTD must be downloaded and installed during the day of the promotion.

    Also heed this warning:
    This was quoted from the Agnitum site.
     
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  4. Makav3l1

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    I installed it to give it a try but it refused to coexist with mcafee even after I disabled access protection and on-access scanning like it asked. It wouldn't register that I had done it. Since it wouldn't work, it wouldn't install with the malware mode functional which made it pointless.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Today, I ran Outpost Antivirus Pro v6.0.2292.253.0490

    It found a malware "Packed/MoleBox" in Jesterware DVD Ripper Professional, which is a false positive.
    PC Tools AntiVirus also found the same so called malware on 2008.01.17 and it was also a false positive according Wilders.
    All the rest was so called "clean" for what it's worth.

    Scan-time : 35m12s

    BTW: I didn't know that Agnitum had an AV scanner. So their suite is finally complete now.
     
  6. computer geek

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    Baa! It uses the mediocre virusbuster engine!
     
  7. Perman

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    Hi, folks:

    In the event that you hesitated and missed the golden opportunity at GAOD.

    Do not worry, this link will keep you happy----same 6 month free key,
    But the opportunity knocks out at April 10. Hurry up.

    http://www.agnitum.com/products/antivirus/protect.php
     
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    I didn't know that :cautious:
     
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    *** WARNING ***

    As per McAfee Site Advisor:

    giveawayoftheday.com
    Red Verdict Image

    In our tests, we found downloads on this site that some people consider adware, spyware or other potentially unwanted programs.
     
  10. Makav3l1

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    gaotd is a good site, that info is wrong.
     
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    Does that mean the detection rate is the same as other virusbuster av's or do they add their own definitions?
     
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    Perhaps mcafee doesn't want you getting other security programs for free? ;)
     
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    The site is fine. They have also offered other good programs in the past such as DefenseWall, Prevx and Returnil. I also downloaded the file and scanned it with Avira, SuperAntiSpyware and A-squared and it was clean.

    There are 6 hours left on the offer. If anyone misses it, they can try the link Perman provided.
     
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    I have used GAOTD forever and it has always been a clean site.:thumb:
     
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    I downloaded a piece of software from GAOD a few months back. The
    software required registration. I used my correct address, but
    intentionally misspelled my name in an odd way. Not long
    after, I began getting computer related advertising in the
    snail mail, with the incorrect spelling of my name. No big deal, but
    that may be sort of thing they flagged.
     
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    It's the price that everyone pays for getting software for free ;)
     
  17. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    I got a freeze the setup didn´ t finish.
    setup.tmp in memory with subprocess rundll32.exe.
    Is it usual that grpconv.exe is started during installation?
     
  18. chaos16

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    is this antivirus a good one compared to avast? or to be honest not really?
     
  19. ErikAlbert

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    Read post #6
     
  20. innerpeace

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    I didn't try Outpost, but I would keep Avast.

    Outpost AV as a single product is very new (March 1:cool: and hasn't yet been proven. Their AV forum only has 3 threads and I couldn't find any information specific to the AV in their knowledge base. If you rely on your AV for protection then stick with Avast.
     
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    oh no go, virusbuster is not really good but probably still better then comodo antivirus..:D
     
  22. innerpeace

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    I was thinkin' the same thing :p.
     
  23. computer geek

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    Humbug! Its the ad downloads that caused the red, not GOTD! Mcafee told me that.
     
  24. computer geek

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    Well, as you know, even if an AV uses another AV's engine, they are usually different.
    Take bullguard for instance.
     
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    Well they could really use a better engine.

    Is it as buggy as people have been claiming it to be? Does the HIPS component make up for the shortfall from the virusbuster engine?
     
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