Outpost Version 2.5 (build 369/369) Released

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  1. MegaHertz

    MegaHertz Registered Member

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    Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 offers an extensive list of valuable features that maintain the integrity of your system on the Internet.
    Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 features improvements that make it more reliable, flexible and easy to use.

    What's new?

    Personal Firewall

    - Network mask support in Network Address dialogs
    - Filtering of localhost packets in rules creation dialog
    - Filtering of transit packets in rules creation dialog for better performance on the gateway PCs
    - RAWSOCKET and non-IP protocols control
    - Ability to allow/block ICMP type 10 (Router Solicitation)
    - Presets for working in Windows domain
    - Support for creating rules for applications with non-English names
    - Ability to add command line parameters for 'Run application' action in rules creation dialog

    Component Control

    - Ability to accept one changed component for all applications at once
    - Ability to view all controlled components for particular application
    - Ability to rebuild component control database from scratch

    Leak tests

    - Protection against process memory space hijacking by malicious code (Copycat and Thermite leak tests)
    - Prompt for launching a process in hidden window (former DisableNetworkForHiddenPrcoess option in outpost.ini)
    - Password protection from unauthorized stopping/terminating of Outpost service

    Logging

    - Option to turn logging off without Outpost restart
    - Export of log files in CSV format
    - Log Viewer shows records in real time
    - Component Control events are logged

    Advanced Configuration Wizard

    - Ability to edit application rules while performing auto configuration during installation
    - Ability to build Component Control database during installation
    - Ability to run auto configuration both during installation and when creating a new configuration

    Miscellaneous Outpost improvements

    - Access to Log Viewer can be protected by password
    - Faster IGMP and ICMP packet processing
    - "What's new" is available" from the Help menu
    - Warning if user exits Outpost or switches it to Disable mode
    - "Show Log Viewer" option added to tray shortcut menu
    - Outpost does not require a restart after entering registration key
    - All passwords used in Outpost are encrypted
    - The date before license expiration is shown
    - [Last Hosts] option in outpost.ini is no more logged
    - Automatically switching to Block most policy after certain period of inactivity or screen saver activation
    - Ability to select a policy for Background mode

    Attack Detection plug-in

    - Option to play sound when attack or port scanning is detected
    - Option to unblock the IP that was blocked by Attack Detection plug-in after attack or port scanning
    - Ability to turn on and off detection of attacks of particular type
    - Exclusion list of IPs from which port scanning would not be detected
    - Exclusion list of ports to which port scanning would not be detected
    - Customizing a weight of danger for port to trigger Port Scanning detection warning
    - Customizing a weight of danger to trigger Port Scanning detection warning for Low, Normal and Maximum modes
    - Fine tuning of attack and scanning detection internal parameters

    DNS Cache plug-in

    - All requests to remote port 53 violating the DNS standards are blocked
    - Ability to exclude host from being cached

    Attachment Quarantine plug-in

    - Non-English attachments now also can be renamed
    - CLSID now also can be renamed
    - Attachment extensions are shown in Attachment Quarantine Properties dialog

    Ads plug-in

    - Ability to download list of keywords from Agnitum forum (AGNIS list)
    - Import and export of the plug-in settings

    Active Content plug-in

    - Referrer blocking on per site basis
    - Prompt option for referrers

    Content plug-in

    - Option to exclude some sites from being blocked by plug-in
    - Import and export of the plug-in settings

    Fixes (only major are listed):

    - BSOD on Hyper threading PCs
    - Log Cleaner crashed and slowed performance
    - Different kinds of system freezes including freeze due to alert on blocked attack, freeze during standby, freeze caused by malformed e-mails
    - Incorrect service registration distorting TCP protocol performance
    - Memory leaks due to IGMP flood
    - Troubles in rules settings for applications located not on hard disk (floppy, CD, etc.)
    - Outpost crashed during Windows shutdown
    - NetBIOS counters now show correct number of sent/received bytes
    - Blocking of access to specific sites
    - Errors while creating exclusions lists for Ads and Active content plug-ins

    Please go the Agnitum Download Page to get your copy today.
     
  2. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hello,

    Congratulation for this release, the 2.5 version is far better than the 2.1 :)

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  3. Robyn

    Robyn Registered Member

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    I have just checked my registered version via the update component and I am told I already have the latest update o_O I know this is the old version do I just download the new one and then install as the internal update is not telling me about this? I have only recently purchased the firewall so am eligible for the updated version.

    When I do get it is it an uninstall and then fresh install?
     
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  4. Etsnuffy

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    You will need to download the 2.5 version from http://www.agnitum.com/download/
    I uninstalled, rebooted and then did a fresh install. The security center in XP now recognizes this new version. The 2.1 version is no longer being updated so it does not show in the updates.

    :D
     
  5. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Hi Robyn

    They do that when new release is launched, to save server bandwith if i recall correctly. I have downloaded the new vers manually from the off. site it seems nice, be carefull it vipped out my email accounts. ;) :eek:

    I hope this just a freak inccident, i did a uninstall and then fresh install.

    I hope this vers takes care of your hyperthreading issue. :)

    Regards
     
  6. Robyn

    Robyn Registered Member

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    Thanks to both of you. I have this downloaded and 'thought' a clean install would be best considering the HT issue and the fact of the Security Centre. I wish I was as quick as everyone else in uninstalling and then installing (I think far roo much about what could go wrong :oops: ) Definitely not a task for me to do tonight but I am looking forward to the fixes included in this new version :)

    Don, I am worried about the e-mail bit :eek: was this after it installed and what actually happened? :eek:

    Do I have to clean the registry and all sorts of things like that before the fresh install?
     
  7. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Probably just me being unlucky, but the first thing i did was to checked my email and it said that i did not have any account and if i i would like to set one up now! Which was slightly surprising :eek: :D

    I did use registrycleaner. :)
     
  8. Robyn

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    At least I will be prepared although still shocked ;) Thanks for the reg. cleaner info I really want to install the new version correctly.
     
  9. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Robyn, have you seen this from the Outpost forum info on installing Outpost. :)
     
  10. Infinity

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    I am a registered user and I must admit, kerio is out of my machine for good. this is perfect and only 10mb. much better. I am trying copycat now...

    copycat and thermite where first blocked by processguard, I allowed it, and firewall is preventing the modification.

    good enought for me.
     
  11. ^Ale

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    Robyn, I installed 2.5 over 2.1 because the program perform an uninstall of the previous version and then proceed to install 2.5, preserving only your previous settings.
     
  12. Etsnuffy

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    When I made my earlier post I screwed up in stating that you cannot update from 2.1 to 2.5 through the updates function. I had read that in another place and did not verify that with the source. For that I am sorry and will try to never do that knowingly again. Paranoid made an excellent post on upgrading in the Outpost forum which can be found at
    http://outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11836


    Sorry for the confusion.

    :doubt:
     
  13. optigrab

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    I realize Infinity was not making the point that OPv2.5 is lighter than OPv2.1, but is it?
     
  14. Robyn

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    My mind is trying to take all the uninstall - install details in. I still haven't done anything but have read the excellent post by Paranoid (he really does deserve a medal as he knows this firewall inside out and has certainly shared his knowledge)

    Thanks to both forums and their members I am gaining knowledge of the best way to approach my installation. At least I have my router here should things go teribly worng and I need to seek advice without Outpost re-installed :eek: I just wish I didn't stop to think of all the problems and installed as everyone else has done :oops:
     
  15. Don Pelotas

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    Mine is 7.1 mb, so yes a little. :)
     
  16. Devinco

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    Hi Robyn,

    Just make sure you backup your preset.lst (if you customized it) and the .cfg files to a different folder. I think P2k had a post on that.
    First I shut down all my other security apps including OP. Then I ran the install (without uninstalling first).
    During the install, it uninstalls the previous version.
    Then it gives you 3 choices for initial ruleset creation.
    Automatic
    (I forgot)
    your previous ruleset

    I chose option 3 because I spent a lot of time tweaking the rules (thanks to P2k's posts).

    It works well so far. I upgraded before I read the post about backing up the preset.lst, so mine was wiped out. No big deal though.

    Go for it. :D
     
  17. Don Pelotas

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    Robyn, sorry i am the one who has made this unsure. :'(

    I ended up doing a format/reinstall, but i'am pretty sure my install problem where due to another program, which i had uninstalled and that didn't go well. :D

    Since the second install, everything has been smooth sailing and i must say that i like the new one a lot, it has the same layout with new "toys". :)

    Regards
     
  18. Robyn

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    Thank you Devinco for the extra info (will copy this) and follow it for my 'big' install day!!! Don't worry Don I am 'unsure' anyway when it comes to removing and installing security programs. Thanks for posting back and making me really want to get my install done now that you have made the new one sound ever so cool :)

    I am going to copy and print all of the advice and hopefully everything will go well for me as it will soon be my turn ;)
     
  19. Don Pelotas

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    I'am glad to hear that, finger's crossed with regard to your hyperthreading/bsod issue. ;) :)
     
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