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History of changes

Outpost Antivirus Pro 9.1 (4643.690.1951)

Release date: February 24, 2014

The following improvements have been made:

  • Optimized detection of potentially unwanted applications
  • New search categories for malware and potentially unwanted applications are available in antivirus settings
  • SmartDecision operation algorithms. Decreased number of issues with unjustified understatement of applications’ rating

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issue with incorrect displaying of antivirus base release time
  • Quick Scan: the issue with some system catalogs missing in the checklist under x64, was fixed
  • Possible cases of BSOD with Driver of network operations were fixed
  • The issue with possible traffic blocking on configuring the computer as a router
  • Possible system freeze on web browsing under Windows XP was fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 9.0 (4537.670.1937)

Release date: December 26, 2013

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Possible installation procedure failure on process scanning is fixed
  • Impossibility to continue installation on detecting of partially incompatible products on Windows XP is fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 9.0 (4535.670.1937)

Release date: December 19, 2013

The following improvements have been made:

  • Outpost can install and run an on-demand malware scanner in Windows Safe Mode
  • Major upgrade to URL BlackList. Outpost 9 uses a new URL processing algorithm to protect users against accessing fraudulent websites, and increases its knowledgebase of bad sites thanks to regular updates
  • Outpost can be installed on an infected system, detect and remove malware during installation
  • Agnitum Live Disk. Users can now create a bootable rescue CD or USB drive with Agnitum Live Disk utility. This tool will eliminate the malware that is preventing Outpost from being installed and clears the way for a normal installation process

The following issues have been fixed:

  • An update error emerging during antivirus base downloads was fixed
  • Improved stability of quarantine operations
  • Improved stability of ImproveNet module’s update process
  • Improved stability of operations with Process Activity
  • Improved stability of creating rules in the Process Activity
  • Improved stability of Service during the checks of digital signatures
  • The logic of applying updated presets was optimized
  • Issues with default installation of specific parameters on creating a new configuration were fixed
  • The system of application rating was optimized
  • The issue with impossibility of closing down the alert window on a terminated process, was fixed
  • The issue of blank lines in Antimalware logs was fixed
  • Errors in detecting local networks using IPv6 were fixed
  • Possible out-of-service response from the network operations driver was fixed
  • Localization issues were fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 8.1.2 (4313.670.1936)

Release date: October 18, 2013

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Possible operating system freezes on using browsers on Windows XP are fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 8.1.1 (4312.687.1936)

Release date: October 2, 2013

The following improvements have been made:

  • Windows 8.1 support

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Fixed a pool overflow vulnerability in sandbox driver that cause operating system crashes or can be exploited to execute system level code.

Outpost Antivirus Pro 8.1 (4303.670.1908)

Release date: June 19, 2013

The following improvements have been made:

  • Extended abilities to intercept intrusions into process memory using processes shared memory areas
  • Extended HIPS monitoring area on Windows 8
  • Improved product operation with Fast User Switch
  • Improved archived malware cure rate
  • Improved SmartDecision characteristics
  • Improved entertainment mode logic
  • Improved scan results presentation logic
  • Improved context scan processing logic
  • Improved Quarantine module logic
  • Presets are updated

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Known GUI and service BSODs are fixed
  • Rules autocreation logic vulnerability is fixed
  • Possible application blockings on Fast User Switch are removed
  • Possible product setup issue caused by MS Redistributable Package version conflicts is fixed
  • Issues with logic of assigning SmartDecision rating to several applications are fixed
  • Possible delays, freezes and unavailability of Windows Audio service on Windows Vista are fixed
  • Issues with product update via proxy server are fixed
  • Possible UI issues and glitches are fixed
  • Typing errors in GUI are fixed
  • GUI issues with rules creation for critical objects are fixed
  • Defects in product prompts under low screen resolution are fixed
  • Typos and errors in national localizations are fixed
  • Reported memory and resources leaks are fixed
  • Outpost Pro and Spam Terrier compatibility issues are fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 8.0 (4164.639.1856)

Release date: December 17, 2012

The following improvements have been made:

  • New, more user-friendly interface
  • Full compatibility with Windows 8
  • Improved 64-bit OS protection
  • Smaller installation package
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Action Center

The following issues have been fixed:

  • The vulnerability after reverting to non-GUI operation mode (Computer Lock)
  • Several service and GUI crashes
  • Issues with sending excess information to ImproveNet
  • GUI freeze when the Event Viewer is in use
  • Certain graphical element positioning errors

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.6 (3984.639.1842)

Release date: October 26, 2012

The following improvements have been made:

  • Windows 8 support: general drivers support
  • Windows 8 support: blocking of infected Metro applications
  • Capabilities of suspicious files detection and sending them for analysis are extended
  • Windows Action Center support is improved
  • Logs are moved from the product folder into the common Application Data folder

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issues with torrent clients are fixed (zero connections, slow-downs, freezes)
  • Attack Detection issues are fixed, reaction logic in case of multiple attackers is improved
  • BSODís caused by network applications operation in fast networks are fixed
  • Blocking and freezing issues caused by the content filtering mechanism are fixed
  • Low-level rules priority issues are fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5.3 — Performance Edition (3942.608.1810)

Release date: June 18, 2012

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Performance issues with torrent clients

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5.3 — Performance Edition (3941.604.1810)

Release date: June 6, 2012

The following improvements have been made:

  • Memory consumption of Anti-Malware module lowered by approximately 20%
  • Size of Anti-Malware database decreased

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Causes of several of the most commonly reported crashes fixed
  • Anti-Malware engine crashes could occur on hacked UPX samples on x64 platform,
  • Some kind of malware may have not been detected by the x64 version of the engine (though x86 version could detect them).

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5.2 ó Performance Edition (3939.602.1809)

Release date: February 21, 2012

Whatís New:

  • The more stable Microsoft C++ RunTime library delivers smooth installation and stable product behavior
  • The UI visualization library has been updated to enhance the productís visualization performance

Proactive Protection:

  • New system objects and critical locations are secured by System Guard, which helps to block unknown malware attempts to activate in the system and/or steal data

Anti-Malware:

  • Ability to unpack archives with Unicode national symbols in their names
  • Sorting by Object and Type of objects in Quarantine
  • New support for Java Archive and Android application package file formats for on-access detection
  • First-pass reclassification of malware database to identify grayware samples

Whatís Improved:

  • Self-protection is improved, preventing malicious software from ending the GUI process

Anti-Malware:

  • Improved usability of the restoration from Quarantine window
  • Improved archive scanning

Whatís Fixed:

  • Causes of several of the most commonly reported crashes fixed
  • Memory leaks fixed

Proactive Protection:

  • Decreased amount of Smart Decision false positives
  • Presets and automatic rules creation suggested for suspicious and potentially dangerous software
  • Display of lines in the Application Guard list is now accurate

Anti-Malware:

  • Possible issues with updates of the Anti-Spyware database have been fixed
  • Language settings no longer reset during installation on top of a version using a different language
  • Detection issues with SmartScan enabled have been fixed
  • Issues with detection of malware in UPX archives have been fixed
  • Issue with detection during context scan has been fixed
  • Issue with inability to save files from Quarantine to other drives has been fixed

Web Control:

  • Errors in the number of blocked sites in the Main Window have been fixed

Interface:

  • Visual issues in Process Activity have been fixed
  • Visual issues in the logs have been fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5.1 ó Performance Edition (3791.596.1681)

Release date: July 14, 2011

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Disabling Proactive protection in Outpost interface could not disable it in fact
  • Progress bar window was always on top during the procession of quarantine objects
  • Several frequent crashes

The following improvements have been made:

  • Multiple compatibility improvements with third-party products
  • Improvements in detection, curing, and quarantining archives

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5 ó Performance Edition (3720.574.1668)

Release date: June 16, 2011

Whatís Fixed:

  • Minor GUI fixes

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5 ó Performance Edition (3717.574.1668)

Release date: June 15, 2011

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5 ó Performance Edition introduces the following improvements:

Performance:

  • On-demand antimalware is up to 2.5 times faster
  • On-access antimalware is up to 2 times faster
  • Updated SmartScan delivers up to 5 times faster subsequent antimalware scans
  • CPU and memory consumption are lower
  • Improved performance and stability on 64-bit PCs

Security:

  • New SmartDecision module increases accuracy of non-signature detection
  • Antimalware engine, updated to v5.3, delivers greater detection accuracy
  • New clipboard and screen content protection secures cut-and-paste operations and prevents screen scraping
  • Updated Heuristic Analyzer increases new threat detection rates
  • Autorun Protection prevents malware from spreading via USB drives
  • Updated and extended list of applications and associated data protected by AppGuard
  • Improved PDF scanning
  • Enhanced self-protection mechanism
  • Greater control over registry backup and restore attempts

Compatibility and Ease of Use:

  • Ability to submit suspect files to Agnitum automatically from within the UI for further analysis
  • Redesigned pop-up dialogs for more intuitive operation

Whatís Fixed:

  • Performance issues on Windows 7 machines
  • Anti-Malware issues
  • Most commonly reported causes of system crashes
  • Decreased number of Application Guard false positives
  • Minor GUI fixes

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.1 (3415.520.1247)

Release date: February 4, 2011

The following improvements have been made:

  • Anti-Malware engine self-protection mechanism was improved
  • New applications were added to the list of applications controlled by Application Guard
  • Most commonly reported crashes are fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.4 (3412.520.1245)

Release date: December 10, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Preset rules for product executables are fixed
  • Most commonly reported crashes are fixed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.4 (3409.520.1244)

Release date: November 23, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • No ability to create rules for domains in –‘ (RF, Russia) zone
  • Number of malware signatures in database was displayed incorrectly

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.4 (3403.520.1244)

Release date: October 22, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Anti-Malware component default settings are revised
  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • More minor issues and interface issues

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.4 (3400.520.1244)

Release date: October 12, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • After upgrading the previous version or importing configuration, Auto-Learn mode was enabled
  • Nonpaged memory pool leak

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.4 (3398.519.1243)

Release date: October 4, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • Possible freeze on starting applications for which no rules are created if rules auto-creation is disabled
  • Possible freeze on Windows 7 x64 while downloading torrents and playing online games
  • Application Guard false positives for lsass.exe
  • Possible system freezes on various actions: delete file, open file from context menu, empty recycle bin
  • Outgoing UDP packets to DNS server were blocked after the first restart during installation on top of the previous version
  • Antispam training failed to complete
  • Certain sites were not blocked by keywords
  • More minor issues and interface issues

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.3 (3395.517.1242)

Release date: August 24, 2010

The following improvements have been made:

  • Multiple stability improvements in kernel drivers

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Inability to exit from Entertainment Mode
  • Outpost crash after changing Quick Scan configuration during anti-malware quick scan
  • Outpost crash after clicking on a link in the Outpost window
  • Outpost crash while navigating in Netstat View using the keyboard
  • Outpost crash while interacting with Windows Action Center
  • False detection of Win32/LNK (Format.CPAPPL) on some configurations
  • Text break in Settings window
  • Status of components in the main window shown in English when another language has been selected

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.2 (3377.514.1238)

Release date: July 23, 2010

The following improvements are introduced:

  • LNK files integrity control algorithm is implemented in Anti-Spyware to prevent infection by malware based on LNK exploit

The following issues are fixed:

  • Realtek Semiconductor Corp. compromised software certificate is excluded form the trusted vendors list

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.0.1 (3376.514.1234)

Release date: June 18, 2010

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Self-protection mechanism improved (new registry hives are now protected)

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Outpost could freeze on starting automatic update

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7 (7.0 3373.514.1234)

Release date: June 3, 2010

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Stability of the file operations filtering is improved

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Issues while upgrading the previous version on x64 platform
  • Localization and interface fixes

Outpost Antivirus Pro 7 (7.0 3371.514.1232)

Release date: May 25, 2010

New Application Guard component:

  • Application configuration files and registry branches protected against access by unauthorized processes
  • Detection of applications protected by Application Guard during installation
  • Ability to inform Agnitum about which applications are protected

Redesigned Anti-Malware component:

  • Automatic scan of removable USB devices
  • Improved mail scanner, new ability to clean attachments
  • Flexible component settings
  • New ability to scan boot sectors
  • New ability to specify real-time protection monitor response on detecting malware

Critical Objects evolves into new System Guard component:

  • Critical registry entries and system files protected from modification using preset rules
  • Increased number of protected objects
  • Ability to create custom rules to protect registry entries and system files
  • Ability to create custom rules for applications that have higher priority than global rules (exclusions)

Redesigned UI:

  • General appearance and dialog boxes redesigned to follow Windows Vista/Windows 7 style conventions

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.7.3 3063.452.0726)

Release date: 10 February 2010

What's new:

  • Increased frequency of malware database updates: updates are now delivered three times a day (minimum) on weekdays
  • Anti-Malware engine now gets auto-updated through regular malware database updates, meaning that for receiving new features and fixes no separate product update is needed

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Service was unavailable if installing on a low-power PC

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.7.2 3001.452.0718)

Release date: 15 January 2010

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Autolearn mode is disabled by default if Advanced security level is selected during installation
  • Slowdown during installation of redistributable components
  • Entertainment mode prompt was not disabled on starting full-screen applications
  • SMTP attachments could not be sent using Thunderbird mail client
  • Installation issues (ACS server could not be found)
  • Rules for trusted and blocked applications could be lost after suspending protection
  • Properties of some applications could not be opened from the Edit Rules dialog
  • Log folder could not be opened using the command in the Settings window
  • Issues on displaying web pages on servers using gzip encoding

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.7.1 2983.450.0714)

Release date: 24 September 2009

What's new:

  • Antivirus engine updated
  • Enabled Action Center support on Windows 7, Vista SP2

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Attachments could not be downloaded through POP3 in Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • System Restore did not work under Windows Vista
  • Quick Tune plug-in was absent in Internet Explorer (x86) on x64 systems
  • Several issues with real-time protection monitor
  • Possible crashes on full-screen application launch on Windows 7 x64

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.7 2957.446.0711)

Release date: 27 july 2009

What's new:

  • Antivirus engine improved

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Possible problems with installation on Windows 2000

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.7 2954.446.0710)

Release date: 21 july 2009

What's new:

  • Windows 7 beta-support
  • Antivirus engine improved

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Issues with Heuristic analysis
  • Issues with configuration after computer infection
  • Self-protection exclusions list was not preserved under Windows Vista
  • Issues after Windows Vista SP1 loading, including:
    • Services were not started
    • Strange windows behavior
    • Slow startup
  • Several most commonly reported crashes, including:
    • Possible crash in case of insufficient memory;
    • Possible crash while scrolling through the Host Protection components list
  • Several most commonly reported freezes, including:
    • Possible freeze on scrolling the applications list
    • Possible freeze on UAC dialog display
  • Some visual notifications could be displayed in Entertainment Mode
  • Possible problems with drivers installation
  • Possible compatibility issues with KAV/KIS
  • High CPU load in case of working with Lingvo X3
  • Hosts file modification could not sometimes be detected
  • Adding Windows/System32 folder to exclusions did not work
  • Issues while receiving mail using The Bat!
  • Incredimail could crash on mail receiving
  • Some printer functions did not work if Outpost was installed on a computer
  • Outpost could cause GUI freeze under Windows Vista 64
  • Update settings did not work correctly
  • Registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager] "BootExecute" was not protected
  • Incompatibility with Jaws application
  • Outpost service could not start with enabled UAC
  • Music could not be played from www.imeem.com with Outpost installed
  • Outpost could not sometimes detect driver load
  • Outpost could detect Norton Antivirus after its uninstallation
  • More minor issues

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.5. 2535.385.0692)

Release date: 9 june 2009

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Updated antivirus engine
  • Compatibility with Windows Vista SP2
  • Compatibility with Windows Server 2008 SP2

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Driver could crash on plugging card reader
  • Updates did not work if Internet Explorer was not installed
  • More minor issues

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.4. 2525.381.0687)

Release date: 15 april 2009

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Archived malicious files were not detected during context scan
  • Improved antivirus engine
  • Sound notifications were not played
  • Possible freeze/stop during full system scan
  • Access to Intuit.ru application local server was blocked
  • Third-party security solutions could falsely report zlib.dll Outpost file as vulnerable
  • Signature database was updated even if Anti-Malware component was not installed

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.3. 2518.381.0686)

Release date: 04 march 2009

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Compatibility and stability:
    • Issue with displaying running programs in the system tray after installing Outpost on Windows Vista;
    • Issue with Outpost monitor load under Windows Vista 64-bit;
    • Images were not displayed in help file;
    • Search in help file did not work

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.2514.381.685.326.204)

Release date: 14 february 2009

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Updated antivirus engine;
  • Performance optimization for file and registry operations ;

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Security:
    • Problems with probes hooked GDI SSDT functions ;
    • Problems with the challenge probes hooked native SSDT functions ;
    • Problems with Microsoft's tool used for drivers' verifications
  • Ease of use:
    • Improved display of application list;
    • Corrected license information in the main program window;
    • Fixed heuristic analyzer engine false positives;
  • Compatibility and stability:
    • Fixed cooperation issues with Magic Mail Monitor;
    • Outpost could crash on internal cache operations (all platforms) ;
    • Outpost could crash on Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit platforms (NDIS 6 memory corruption) ;
    • Outpost could crash during rules adding into database with low system resources ;
    • Outpost could crash during process start with low system resources ;
    • Outpost could crash on 64-bit platforms during process name detection (Vista, XP, W2K3 ).

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.2509.366.0663)

Release date: 25 december 2008

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Security and Control:
    • Heuristic malware scan of startup entries in On-Demand Scanner;
    • Support for greater number of packers and archivers;
    • Attempts to get direct access to disk and attempts to terminate processes are now controlled by Anti-Leak Control;
    • Warning on termination of critical system processes.
  • Performance and Ease of Use:
    • Quick signature detection algorithm;
    • Improved SmartScan technology performance;
    • Improved Rules Wizard prompts:
      • Ability to terminate process;
      • Ability to apply presets in the Anti-Leak prompt dialog;
    • Ability to clear all logs from UI;
    • System tray icon animation during update;

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Logs couldn't be displayed when UAC is activated on Windows Vista x86, more minor log problems;
  • Sending and receiving of e-mails could be blocked;
  • Internet could be blocked on sending large attachments;
  • Anti-Leak prompt dialog could freeze under certain conditions (Punto Switcher);
  • Several most commonly reported crashes of UI and service, including:
    • Possible crash on first system restart ("Error: 157");
    • Possible crash while scrolling through the Host Protection components list;
    • Possible crash on collecting SmartScan data during installation on x64 platforms;
  • System tray shortcut menu and main window could not be open if Aston shell is used;
  • Possible freeze during malware scan;
  • Anti-Malware component could not sometimes detect malware on remote disks;
  • Files were not cured during scanning remote folders;
  • Empty records in the Mail Events log after e-mail filtering;
  • Remote folders could not be opened in the Select Files and Folders dialog of On-Demand Malware Scanner (request for connection credentials was displayed);
  • op_mon.exe file was detected as suspicious;
  • Malware exclusions did not work on Windows Vista/Longhorn;
  • Issues when quarantining multiple files;
  • SmartScan cache was not reset after update;
  • More minor and interface issues.

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.2358.316.0607)

Release date 15 July 2008

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Improved overall system performance

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (6.5.2356.316.0603)

Release date 7 July 2008

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Improved keyloggers interception (ShadowTest)

Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009 (build 6.5.2355.316.0597)

Release date 1 July 2008

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Security:
    • New SmartScan2 technology (storage of status cache files information in a single file, gives a significant performance improvement)
    • Keyloggers' control by Host Protection for x86 systems
    • Detection of files with NTFS-encrypted content and/or with the System: Deny Full Control privilege
    • The ability to scan remote folders is added
  • Ease of use:
    • Log Viewer improvements (table form, filtering, etc.)
    • Main window improvements (protection status, switching between Simple/Expert views)
    • Improved settings (redesigned Anti-Leak settings dialogs, integrated Application Rules dialog)
    • Ability to disable logging completely
    • Alerts on rule creations in Auto-Learn mode

The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):

  • Error during installation (code 14001)
  • Error during update (code 101)
  • If installing over a previous version, password from the previous configuration was not accepted
  • Update period was expired with the valid key/in trial mode
  • User interface settings inconsistency in compatibility mode
  • Issues while detecting malware in a hosts file (file was deleted, possible crash)
  • Outpost prevented system restore point creation under Windows Vista
  • Several of the most commonly reported crashes
  • More minor issues
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