Outpost FW version, lighter than current or other FW?

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  1. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am trying to secure an old dual core Thinkpad x61 running XP Pro with 1gig of memory and i wish to exclude any realtime AV to reduce cpu and memory load. Thus a firewall with HIPs is required.

    I have outpost v7.6 running on my desktop and its using 250 meg of memory.
    It does however have the realtime spyware checker enabled on it which might be why its a little heavy.

    What version of outpost runs lighter than 1/4 gig memory use?

    Is there another firewall that runs lighter but has HIPS?

    thanks for your time
    Martin
     
  2. Joxx

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    Comodo FW is very light (shouldn't be more than 20 mb on average), has a stellar HIPS and analysis in the cloud every new file introduced to the system.
     
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    The laptop will be used offline at college as well as online at home.

    Is comodo fw very dependent on a network connection and so problematic when offline?
     
  4. Minimalist

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    Which component is more important to you, firewall or HIPS? If you use 32 bit version of Windows you can use any of classical HIPS. They are really light and don't need on-line connection to work.

    Regards, hqsec
     
  5. Joxx

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    Any FW/HIPS is the ideal security app for offline protection.
     
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    Difficult to say which is the most important.
    Its XP so the firewall is bobbins.
    I will not be running an Antivirus so the HIPS is what i am relying on.

    Yes 32bit XP Pro

    Classical HIPs like for instance?

    Martin
     
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    Malware Defender:
    last update:March 12th, 2012, 09:57 UTC

    The system monitor seems to be older so i think Malware defender would be worth a look first as it does also work with vista and win7.

    I noticed one user running kerio v2 firewall with MD so that could be worth looking at as well.

    thanks
     
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    Except i will be online as well with it :)

    Just need it to behave when offline as well.

    Martin
     
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    I'm running Malware Defender on my Windows 7 system right now. It runs well and IMO doesn't need any updating (except porting to 64 bit :) ). You will have to leave it in Learning mode until it configures and "learns" your system and applications. Here is interesting thread that might help you to configure it easy way: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252773

    HQsec
     
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    Best protection for 32bit OS is Defensewall, by a long shot. Annoyance factor way below your typical pop-up HIPS and despite that even more secure. If I had a 32bit OS, I wouldn't be looking anywhere else. In fact I envy people who are in the position to run Defensewall on their systems.
     
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    Thank for the suggestion Defensewall but it is paid for, and a 30 day trial which may well take a bit of work getting to work well with my system, rules it out for now.

    I could be convinced to install an older version of outpost fw and buy another licence but thats only because i am familiar with it.

    The laptop only gets used a couple of times a week so I am not really willing to throw money its way.
     
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    Yes, I got that...
     
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