Outpost Firewall Pro Spyware Database updates

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  1. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I am a OFP user. It has been 6 days since the last Spyware Database Update, no more updates until now.
    My question is what is the risk to surf the net, watch your tube videos, in short words any task connected to Internet without an updated Spyware DB or a Spyware DB is OUT-OF-DATE?

    Windows XP Pro SP3, Outpost Firewall Pro V. 7.0.4 (3409.520.1244)x86, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, Spybot -Search & Destroy, SUPERAntiSpyware Professional, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Shadow Defender
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I see from your signature that you're running Sandboxie? Do you run your web browser, e-mail client, media player, pdf reader, etc under Sandboxie's protection?

    If so, you'll be OK.

    I also see it's a problem some Outpost users are having -http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26061
     
  3. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    Thank you for your reply

    Yes, I do run your web browser, e-mail client, media player, pdf reader, etc under Sandboxie's protection


    It is a shame, sanboxie payed version does the hard work and not my Firewall, to be honest I am tired of the lack of Spyware DB provided by Agnitum

    Which Firewall do you use at this moment?, I need an advice to try another Firewall
     
  4. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I'm using Windows 7 own firewall with outbound protection. Over the time I just go fed up using Outpost as well; sometimes it would simply fail to load completely, and upgrades never really fixed it. I don't know if newer version solved it or not, and don't really feel like going back to verify it.

    Windows Firewall with Advanced Security will do the same job as others, and without the constant and annoying alerts.

    You're using Windows XP, though. If you wish for outbound traffic, then Windows XP lacks it, unfortunately.

    If your only issue with Outpost is the Spyware database not updating as it should, simply disable that component. With all honesty, you wouldn't need it. If not any other problems are occurring, since you got a license (or is it a trial?), just use, until the license validity ends.

    I see you use Spybot - Search & Destroy. Do you use it for its immunizations for, perhaps, Internet Explorer? If you feel the need to have such immunizations - why not? it makes no harm - you could also make use of SpywareBlaster immunizations. It's really up to you to decide whether or not you'd have such need.

    Considering you're running those dangerous applications like web browser under Sandboxie, plus NOD32 and SUPERAntispyware PRO (real-time ?)... and Shadow Defender... and if you're a user who is aware of the Internet dangers, which I believe you are, you're OK.
     
  5. rebelscum0000

    rebelscum0000 Registered Member

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    Thank you very much for your advice running XP!!!!

    Soon I will install Windows 7, my copy arrives yesterday.. but this will be another history :D for now is enought info ;)
     
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    With the amount of armour you have in your arsenal....probably nil !!
    ellison
     
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    If your running Shadow Defender then I wouldn't be worried about anything.
     
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