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Author Topic: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!  (Read 2315 times)

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use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:10:14 PM »
quote: Dear Reader, Thank you for subscribing to Agnitum Directions.

In this issue we inform you of a new product update — version 9.1, and announce our decision to cease support of Outpost product versions older than 8.0. The deadline is May 1, 2014. Besides, check out our new VB100 award on Windows 8.1!

Read on to learn more about your options.
Agnitum’s Outpost 9.1 security software enables users to formulate their own definition of malware!

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We are glad to announce the availability of a version update, Outpost 9.1.

Version 9.1 specifically targets potentially unwanted applications and lets the user adjust detection criteria, so that a favorite toolbar or password recovery tool doesn’t end up in trash.

What’s new in version 9.1?

Specific targeting of Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA)

With the new update, Outpost 9.1 optimizes dramatically the detection of potentially unwanted applications PUA. (A PUA may contain adware and spyware, install third-party toolbars or dialers, or have any other unclear objectives.)

New search categories for malware and PUA

These days it’s hard to draw the line between good and evil for each and every user, so Agnitum engineers have introduced flexible antivirus search settings to address individual preferences.

The user may choose whether Outpost should detect:
  •    Adware and other "gray" programs (grayware)
  •    Cracks, keygens and similar software (unwanted software)
  •    Commercial keyloggers, password recovery tools (riskware)

For the full list of improvements, consult Agnitum’s website:
http://www.agnitum.c...ty-suite/history.php

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 05:23:44 PM »
These guys just keep the good stuff coming. My chosen course of study, and ultimately career path, requires that I have all sorts of things on my hard drive that make most security software flash alerts all over the place...which they rightly should.

These new detection settings are most welcome and allow those of us who know what we're doing to dial back the warning dialogs.

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 02:29:22 AM »
I am pleased to hear your praise, Innuendo. But now a tiny voice is nagging me, saying some one needs to be reminded that Outpost is a quite easy system to set up: This new feature is not something that has made it more difficult to use Outpost - in fact it is a feature the user won't be presented with, unless he goes searching for it. My updating from 9.0 to 9.1 didn't ask me any questions of the kind.

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 12:45:30 PM »
Well, since you brought it up I will go ahead and admit this. I upgraded to 9.1 the other day in a hurry & I didn't even know the new malware settings even existed until I read your message here.  :-[

I'm a little worried, though. Outpost is running smoothly....too smoothly. Smoothly as in as smooth as Kaspersky ran before they screwed everything up and smoothly as in how smooth NOD32 ran before they screwed everything up as well.

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 04:10:01 PM »
^yeah, I know the feeling; "this is too good to last"...
I too was very pleased with NOD32

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 07:58:46 PM »
^yeah, I know the feeling; "this is too good to last"...

I can't even tell that OSS is running. That's how good it is. And I can usually always tell when security software is running in the background. There are usually 'micro-lags' when opening files and such.

Hmm...wonder if OSS is even doing anything at all?  ;D

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 01:44:04 AM »
^ ;D

But you're right: In the past I had absolutely no doubt when a security program was scanning the computer; everything would either freeze or at least get slow. Now I am always in for a surprise: "Outpost scanner found nothing" (that's not the surprise!), goes the popup. "Oh, my computer was scanned while ("whilst") I was using it, and I didn't even notice?" (that's the surprise)! Yep, you're right, Innuendo, there is cause to wonder if in fact it is doing anything at all! hahaha.

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2015, 06:12:00 PM »
Outpost has not been working with Windows 10 on my machine, so I am exited Agnitum finally has "something" ready for W10:

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Agnitum Outpost v9.2 BETA
Outpost Security Suite Pro 9.2 Build number: 4843.708.2042.604 Release Date: 08.24.2015

What's New:

Improvements
• Windows 10 support
• Installation on a clean system with no need to reboot
• Optimized performance of the application rating process

Fixed issues:
• Eliminated system lags during application rating process previously revealed by several applications
• Fixed an occasional service crash after quitting the hybernation mode
• Fixed an issue of applying exceptions while the antivirus operates with network resources
• Eliminated an occasional BSOD when attempting to deactivate specific types of malware
• Fixed an occasional service crash when attempting to deactivate specific types of malware
• Fixed an issue of protection components management in the main window
• Fixed an issue of detecting malware objects during context scanning
• Fixed display of base update time in the main window
• Fixed an issue of occasional control channel overflow in the driver when downloading torrents.

Download BETA: http://www.agnitum.com/

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Re: use your own definition of malware w Outpost 9.1!
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2015, 09:30:18 AM »
Been running this for awhile with good results. The first beta they released at the end of July (I'm one of their beta testers) did *not* play well with my machine at all.

This release is a little sluggish in spots, but I'm sure they'll iron those out before release.

Easily one of the best, smartest purchases I've ever made.