Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.971.584 released

Outpost Firewall Pro, provides a superior arsenal of defense against PC infiltration by denying unauthorized access by remote hackers and protecting against data theft, denial-of-service attacks, privacy violation, Trojan horses, spyware and more. Four major criteria define Outpost Firewall Pro: security, control, privacy and ease of use.

Agnitum released an update to their popular firewall product, Outpost. This update fixes lots of bugs and provides improvements to the anti-leak feature which made it's way into the last public build. Click read more for the changelog.

Download: Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 584) | 13MB
Link: Neowin Forum Discussion
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Changelog:

  • Anti-leak support for alternative way to install system-wide hooks is added
  • Several incompatibility issues with third-party products (McAfee Virusscan Enterprise 8, Spysweeper 5.0.x/Enterprise, Avast, and others)
  • The attempt to establish a dial-up connection was performed on starting windows after updating to version 4.0
  • Outpost Firewall blocked access to Start > Search > For Files and Folders
  • Startup mode did not changed from Disabled to Normal after reboot
  • Zero IP address could appear in macroaddresses
  • Outpost Firewall could freeze on disabling self-protection
  • Anti-Leak and Self-Protection buttons were available on Windows 9x
  • Anti-Leak Control blocked process self-injection
  • Anti-Spyware monitor could hang on ignoring spyware
  • Several interface issues
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Outpost Pro 4 is too bloated, buggy, and prone to high memory usage.

I ditched it (despite actually paying for it) in favour of Comodo - the rules system is very similar, uses less memory, is excellent levels of complexity (it provides automatic rules for most of the popular software in use - approx. 25000 different pieces of software but you can change modes to differ the level of detail you want to give the rules) and unlike Outpost, it's service process is much harder to kill and therefore provides an added level of security.

I tried Outpost, but went back to Sygate. Oupost has bugs and alot of bloat I don't need. There's not much that Sygate can't stop and it doesn't crash or mess up p2p and games. Just because it's old doesn't mean it stopped working. It's old like a '69 Camaro compared to an Outpost soccer mom minivan or ZA dump truck.

You could semi-legally download the Pro version now since it's been discontinued thanks to those ******** at Symantec.

agnitum outpost its one of the best firewall that i used, the version 4 brings a lot of improvements but its more annoying and eat more resources =/ the anti leak and self protection its good for n00b users but for more advanced users its kinda annoying, also some mmo and anti cheat engine of some games dont work with it (like xtrap), I stick with 3.5 im sastified with the level of protection and performance of it.

11,184k is a lot of memory? Also, I've never seen my CPU even tick because of it when in normal operation. Outpost uses less or comparable resources to popular firewalls like Norton, ZA, Kaspersky, McAfee.

Regardless, most serious gamers have enough resources to not be afraid of what a firewall is using up. If at most 20mb of RAM is going to kill your gaming experience, you really should think about upgrading your system or dumping the game. I wouldn't compromise my security for a game.

To a poster above, Jetico is a great firewall as well. Never got into Tiny though.

Quote - shade88 said @ #3.1
11,184k is a lot of memory? Also, I've never seen my CPU even tick because of it when in normal operation. Outpost uses less or comparable resources to popular firewalls like Norton, ZA, Kaspersky, McAfee.

Regardless, most serious gamers have enough resources to not be afraid of what a firewall is using up. If at most 20mb of RAM is going to kill your gaming experience, you really should think about upgrading your system or dumping the game. I wouldn't compromise my security for a game.

To a poster above, Jetico is a great firewall as well. Never got into Tiny though.

it affects my gaming experience not because its slow down my system (norton do that) but blocking everything even if i enable and create rules it still block my games and anticheat system that many games need.

Its a perfect firewall for users that only browse the web check email, but its too annoying for others, just inmagine that it dont even allow you to use msconfig (of course disable self protect make it work).

EH? I can use msconfig and have had not a single issue with a game. On the 1st launch it asks to go to entertainment mode and thats all I ever get.

I'm sure one or two of the more vile anti cheat systems out there may not be compatible but I havent run into them yet.

Quote - Smigit said @ #3.3
EH? I can use msconfig and have had not a single issue with a game. On the 1st launch it asks to go to entertainment mode and thats all I ever get.

I'm sure one or two of the more vile anti cheat systems out there may not be compatible but I havent run into them yet.

This is what I'm trying to say, lol.

The only reason msconfig wont work is if you disable something in outpost in the process; and if want to do that for some reason just disable self protection, run msconfig, and then turn self protection back on.

As far as games, I haven't had any issues, perhaps this guy has found a rare event out there, but it's hardly the rule or a reason to proclaim outpost as butchered.

How does it compare to COMODO? Ive gone off of ZA and so far im satisfied with COMODO but could use a faster transition to use-able desktop.

That would have been good old Kerio/Tiny, the outpost activity monitor doesn't look nearly as usable as Kerio's either.

Too bad they kill off both Kerio and tiny, even if sunbelt sort of still develops Kerio but...

Outpost is my firewall of choice also. That said theres still alot of room for improvement. It can be a bit unstable at times. Hopefully this fix addresses most of that but.

Gave it a shot. Not the best Firewall, but very comprehensive.
I'd recommend COMODO Personal Firewall. And no BSODs. ;P