Outpost Firewall Free 2009 v6.5 Released

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  1. mvdu

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    What kind of info. do you think they can collect from this? Hopefully not something like credit card numbers.
     
  2. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Yes they do collect but I doubt that card numbers are their primary target, so I assume you don´t have to worry about that. I think they try to profile everything they can get to use it against people and for their own benefit. Also economic espionage, cyberwar, global surveillance and so on. Basically we have three parts, those who know about and look into it, those who are part of it and the last part is the hugest those who even don´t know that they exist.
     
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  3. mvdu

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    Thanks again. Would Outpost still be your #1 choice for software firewall?
     
  4. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    All of these three are peak choice related to desktop firewalls: Outpost, Comodo or Online Armor.
     
  5. Escalader

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    I thought this thread dealt with OP free release?

    Now we are slipping into opinions of product x vs product y vs product z.

    Sorry not interested.
     
  6. mvdu

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    In your opinion, is Outpost Free worth using without the features of Outpost Pro?
     
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    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    I answered a final question nothing else, this topic can be closed if nothing fresh comes in as it seems to be jaded except your trolling intervention escalader.

    Surely it is worth, try it out and decide yourself.
     
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  8. mvdu

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    Thanks for your answers. That's all I want to know for now.
     
  9. hayc59

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    Comodo, is not even in the same league as Outpost and Online Armor
     
  10. zeus_hunt

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    Re: Outpost Firewall Free 2009 v6.5 Realeased

    Just installed Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 ver. 6.5.4 (2525.381.0687) on Windows 7... ;)

    Works fine.. Just that Action Center Cant see it.. So it reports Firewall is not installed. :doubt:
     
  11. zeus_hunt

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    I m wondering if the combo of
    OP Firewall Pro + NOD32 2.7
    is better than
    OP Security Suite o_O?
     
  12. Escalader

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    Just a reminder to check your setups against the product specs before proceeding to install. Note that OP free specs indicate support for W2K but no mention of 64 bit.

     
  13. Ghost_ARCHER

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    ADSL might be different but if you use cable, the network speed depends more on when do you test it. If the cable traffic is heavy in you area, the throughput for you can dropped greatly. Also the service you just used might affect you test with RR. After stop torrent, I found my speed keeps low in at least 10 minutes.

    A better way available for home user to tell the difference might be to test in LAN with a ftp server. BUT, I would not bother it because I believe the difference should not matter more than footprint, software conflict, torrent performance, system starting time, frequency of popup after 1 week' learning.

    On my P4 2.4G system I have to gave up the ZA and OP Trial 3 years ago because the starting time seems long, I am wonder if the new OP free is fast on start up and if some one found it conflict with KAV2009?
     
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    There is a problem when changing default settings of winlogon, svchost, werfault. This should be prevented from the developers otherwise it is not more possible to log into windows. Everyone can change these settings e.g. injection prevention by re-setting the defaults of winlogon and svchost this results in a inability to login. Last chance is safe mode to uninstall outpost. Occured on Vista 64 Bit SP2.
     
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    IMHO, 99.9% of retail users should NOT mess with settings at these levels. :D

    But I'm curious to know what your planned changes were and the rationale for them.
     
  16. tekkaman

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    Can Outpost free be used in a company ? 0_0
     
  17. simisg

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    i think only comodo internet security, pctools antivirus and spyware terminator
    is ok for company..........
     
  18. majoMo

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    Does Free version allow users to block all traffic through sys tray?
     
  19. mvdu

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    Yes - just have to right click on the firewall icon to get the block all option.
     
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    Yes it does.You can choose firewall policy ''Block All'' from the sys tray icon.
     
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    yes block all
     
  22. majoMo

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    @ mvdu, cet and simisg:

    Thanks a lot for the info. This elementary firewall feature isn't supported by some well-reputed firewalls (like PC Tools Firewall).

    Thanks again.
     
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    Manny From Outpost Forum Was Gracious Enough
    To Put Togehter A Great Faq On Outpost Free


    Agnitum recently [April, 2009] released a free version of the Outpost firewall intended for personal home use only. It is a functionally equivalent but limited Outpost Pro version that includes a two way firewall with automatic rules creation, host protection, self protection and blocked traffic only shown in the log viewer. Compared to the pro version it does not include spyware protection, attack detection, web advertisement and active content blocking, identity protection, an advanced log viewer, update functionality and no technical support by Agnitum. This forum will, however, respond to questions about this free product. A tabular comparison to Outpost Pro is available.
    http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=179658#post179658
     
  24. pandlouk

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    Hips has nothing to do with the firewall component.

    Outpost has better packet filtering, better logging abilities, less hardcoded firewall rules; Outpost pro/security actually protects from spoofing attacks (where comodo fails miserably) and offer an easier module to maintain blacklisted IPs.

    just to name a few...

    Panagiotis
     
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  25. pandlouk

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    ssj100,

    I was one of the members in the comodo forums when there where only 200 members. And I was one of the initial team of volunteers moderators.
    So you can rest assured that these issues were already reported directly to Melih and Egemen, even back with version 2.4, 3.0, 3.1,... Issues that were never adressed or fixed...

    I have no interest, whatsoever, in entering in a dialog of 'x product is better than y' or listing all their differences, advantages and disadvantages. I only answered to your question.

    As an advise I'll say that the best protection for a user is the one that he can comprehend. Use the one you feel comfortable with and common sense (never make the mistake to think that is invulnerable to attacks).

    ps. If you really want to start learning and testing your network security you can start here:
    http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/
    http://backtrack.offensive-security.com/
    http://www.offensive-security.com/
    http://www.ethicalhacker.net/

    Panagiotis
     
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