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Offline greyowl

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OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« on: May 22, 2008, 03:34:52 AM »
I am trying to decide between OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro in terms of ease of use, effectiveness, cpu and internet drag, memory use, and compatibility with AvastHome.

Any experience or comments will be appreciated.

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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 03:24:07 PM »
Well I don't know if OFP 2008 has resolved the problem that they insist in disabling one of the avast elements.

I have OFP Pro 4.0 and won't update to the current release until it is resolved, even though it won't cost me anything (lifetime license). So at the moment I would exclude it unless you are happy to disable/uninstall the network shield in avast.

I haven't used online armor, but I would have though one of your considerationswould be it is free and OFP 2008 isn't. Check this topic, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=35665.0.
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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 03:48:15 PM »
Well I don't know if OFP 2008 has resolved the problem that they insist in disabling one of the avast elements.

I have OFP Pro 4.0 and won't update to the current release until it is resolved, even though it won't cost me anything (lifetime license). So at the moment I would exclude it unless you are happy to disable/uninstall the network shield in avast.

I haven't used online armor, but I would have though one of your considerationswould be it is free and OFP 2008 isn't. Check this topic, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=35665.0.

David, thanks for the info.

I recently got a free registration for Outpost Firewall Pro throuth TrialPay.

Would you advise using OutPost4.0 for now?   I don't know if the registration number they give me will work with 4.0.
I would not want to disable part of Avast.

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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 03:57:51 PM »
I have no idea if it would work for OFP 4.0, but you would have to find a copy of it, filehippo.com perhaps even to try it. I'm quite happy with 4.0 at this time and am in no rush to go to the OFP 2008 version just yet.

In theory by uninstalling the network shield shouldn't be an issue if you have a competent firewall installed. Though recently in the forums the network shield was blocking DCOM exploit attempts even though the user had Comodo installed and I would have expected it to catch it first, but it didn't.
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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 04:13:32 PM »
I think I saw Outpost 4.0 on their website on the download page.
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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 09:01:45 PM »
From the friendliness point of view I believe the Online Armor (for XP users) is the one most suitable.
Its HIPS protection is superior.

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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 12:42:40 AM »
Thanks for the perspective.   

I am running W2K--suppose it would be ok too.
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Re: OnlineArmorFree or OutpostFirewallPro
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 10:37:55 AM »
Thanks for the perspective.  

I am running W2K--suppose it would be ok too.

Yes, Online Armor is currently set to run on Windows NT/2000/XP.