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History of changes

Outpost Firewall Pro 9.1 (4652.701.1951)

Release date: August 5, 2014

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issue of high resource consumption resulting in occasional breakdowns of audio streaming is fixed

Outpost Firewall Pro 9.1 (4643.690.1951)

Release date: February 24, 2014

The following improvements have been made:

  • SmartDecision operation algorithms. Decreased number of issues with unjustified understatement of applications’ rating
  • Extended version support for Internet Explorer for Quick Tune panel

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Possible cases of BSOD with Driver of network operations were fixed
  • Quick Scan: the issue with some system catalogs missing in the checklist under x64, was fixed
  • Possible system freeze on web browsing under Windows XP was fixed

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall Pro 9.0 (4535.670.1937)

Release date: December 19, 2013

The following improvements have been made:

  • Outpost can install in Windows Safe Mode
  • 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 component update was fixed
  • Improved stability of ImproveNet module 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
  • Errors in detecting local networks using iPv6 were fixed
  • Possible out-of-service response from the driver of network operations was fixed
  • Localization issues were fixed

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall 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 Firewall 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 logic of driver operation with IPv6 addresses
  • Improved SmartDecision characteristics
  • Improved entertainment mode logic
  • Presets are updated

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Known GUI and service BSODs are fixed
  • AFW: Several reported crashes in firewall driver are fixed
  • AFW: Obsolete addresses cleanup issue is fixed (could affect network connections throughput)
  • 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
  • Inability to install product on Windows 8 on exceeding the number of filters installed in protocol stack is fixed
  • Issues with logic of assigning SmartDecision rating to several applications are fixed
  • Issue with high-priority low-level firewall rules creation is fixed
  • Possible delays, freezes and unavailability of Windows Audio service on Windows Vista are fixed
  • Issues with product update via proxy server are fixed
  • Several issues with individual sites configuration in QuickTune plug-in 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
  • Incorrect filters operation in packet log and firewall is fixed
  • Possible operating system freezes on using Opera browser are fixed
  • Reported memory and resources leaks are fixed
  • Outpost Pro and Spam Terrier compatibility issues are fixed

Outpost Firewall 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
  • Updated network activity presets for system processes

The following issues have been fixed:

  • The vulnerability after reverting to non-GUI operation mode (Computer Lock)
  • The firewall crashing under Windows 8
  • Several service and GUI crashes
  • ICMP traffic on Windows 8 is now filtered correctly
  • Issues with sending excess information to ImproveNet
  • GUI freeze when the Event Viewer is in use
  • Certain graphical element positioning errors

Outpost Firewall 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
  • Windows Action Center support is improved
  • Processing of IPv6 addresses is improved
  • ICMPv6 support in firewall rules names
  • Logs are moved from the product folder into the common Application Data folder
  • Blockpost module operation in suspended protection mode is improved

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
  • BSOD’s 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 Firewall Pro 7.5.3 — Performance Edition (3942.608.1810)

Release date: June 18, 2012

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Closed connections are now not counted and displayed in network activity monitor
  • Performance issues with torrent clients

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5.3 — Performance Edition (3941.604.1810)

Release date: June 6, 2012

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issues with Java 7 and IPv6 on Windows 7
  • Issues with MySQL and IPv6 on Windows 7
  • Issues with Remote Desktop and IPv6 on Windows 7
  • Causes of several of the most commonly reported crashes fixed

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5.2 — Performance Edition (3939.602.1809)

Release date: February 21, 2012

What’s 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 product’s 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-Spyware:

  • Ability to unpack archives with Unicode national symbols in their names
  • Sorting by Object and Type of objects in Quarantine

What’s Improved:

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

Firewall:

  • Decreased file system load by applications that repeatedly access network resources via NetBIOS

Anti-Spyware:

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

What’s 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

Web Control:

  • IE9 crashes with Quick Tune enabled have been fixed
  • Errors in the number of blocked sites in the Main Window have been fixed

Anti-Spyware:

  • 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
  • Issue with detection during context scan has been fixed
  • Issue with inability to save files from Quarantine to other drives has been fixed

Interface:

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

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5.1 — 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 Firewall Pro 7.5 — Performance Edition (3720.574.1668)

Release date: June 16, 2011

What’s Fixed:

  • Minor GUI fixes

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5 — Performance Edition (3717.574.1668)

Release date: June 15, 2011

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5 — Performance Edition introduces the following improvements:

Performance:

  • Web page filtering is 3x faster
  • Filtering for spyware sites is up to 100 times faster
  • CPU and memory consumption are lower
  • Improved performance and stability on 64-bit PCs

Security:

  • New SmartDecision module increases accuracy of non-signature detection
  • New clipboard and screen content protection secures cut-and-paste operations and prevents screen scraping
  • Auto-Learn mode now operates more securely, even on infected PCs
  • Autorun Protection prevents malware from spreading via USB drives
  • Updated and extended list of applications and associated data protected by AppGuard
  • 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
  • Support for mobile broadband devices under Windows 7
  • Redesigned pop-up dialogs for more intuitive operation

What’s Fixed:

  • Content filter and firewall operational issues under Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  • Blocking by keywords issues
  • Issues while streaming videos on YouTube
  • Performance issues on Windows 7 machines
  • Issues while using BitTorrent clients (including performance issues)
  • Most commonly reported causes of system crashes
  • Decreased number of Application Guard false positives
  • Minor GUI fixes

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.1 (3415.520.1247)

Release date: February 4, 2011

The following improvements have been made:

  • New applications were added to the list of applications controlled by Application Guard
  • Most commonly reported crashes are fixed

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall 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 ĐÔ (RF, Russia) zone

Outpost Firewall Pro 7.0.4 (3403.520.1244)

Release date: October 22, 2010

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • More minor issues and interface issues

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall 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
  • More minor issues and interface issues

Outpost Firewall 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 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
  • Possible system crash while working with several mobile devices
  • 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 Firewall 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 Firewall 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 Firewall 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 Firewall 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

New File and Folder Lock component:

  • Protection of access to files and folders specified by user

Enhanced Firewall component:

  • Channel load between driver and monitoring service significantly decreased
  • Improved traffic filtering performance in P2P networks
  • New stateful packet inspection (SPI) for UDP protocol
  • New invalid TCP flag filtering
  • Improved content filtering algorithm now excludes local traffic and binary threads
  • Fixed critical issues in TDI/TLI filters under Windows 2000/XP/Vista increases system stability

Redesigned Process Activity:

  • Activity log moved to a separate page
  • Process modules list added
  • Ability to quarantine suspicious process or module
  • Improved algorithm used to define I/O counters

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

Web Control component:

  • Web pages can be blocked according to keywords included in URL and page body

Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 (6.7.3 3063.452.0726)

Release date: 10 February 2010

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

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

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall Pro 2009 (6.7.1 2983.450.0714)

Release date: 24 September 2009

What's new:

  • Anti-spyware 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 Firewall Pro 2009 (6.7 2957.446.0711)

Release date: 27 july 2009

What's new:

  • Anti-Spyware engine improved

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

  • Possible problems with installation on Windows 2000

Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 (6.7 2954.446.0710)

Release date: 21 july 2009

What's new:

  • Windows 7 beta-support
  • Anti-Spyware engine improved

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Improved content filtering performance

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 ICS (packets could be blocked)
  • 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
  • Rules for EMULE.EXE were not applied
  • Issues while receiving mail using The Bat!
  • Incredimail could crash on mail receiving
  • Rawsocket rules did not work correctly
  • Content filtering rules did not work for mtorrent.exe
  • Port scanning false positives on detecting UDP packet to the closed port from DNS server
  • Some printer functions did not work if Outpost was installed on a computer
  • Outpost could cause GUI freeze under Windows Vista 64
  • Internet Explorer could crash on trying to change site properties using Quick Tune plug-in
  • No Quick Tune plug-in in Internet Explorer on x64 platforms
  • 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
  • Windows Firewall could not sometimes be disabled after Outpost installation
  • Incoming NetBIOS connections were blocked even if NetBIOS check box in LAN settings was selected
  • By default content is not filtered for loopback address anymore
  • Music could not be played from www.imeem.com with Outpost installed
  • RPC DCOM attack could not be detected
  • Outpost could not sometimes detect driver load
  • Outpost could detect Norton Antivirus after its uninstallation
  • Incoming connections could be successfully established in case of blocking policy
  • Transit packets were blocked on attempt to open web pages on VMWare
  • More minor issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 (6.5.5. 2535.385.0692)

Release date: 9 june 2009

The following improvements are introduced:

  • 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
  • Packets blocked by IP Block component were not displayed in the Packets log
  • Updates did not work if Internet Explorer was not installed
  • More minor issues

Outpost Firewall 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
  • Sound notifications were not played
  • Possible freeze/stop during full system scan
  • Possible freeze on rule editing
  • 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
  • Issues with automatic creation of rules for some applications

Outpost Firewall 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;
    • Issues with antivirus engine initialization under Windows Vista 64-bit;
    • Images were not displayed in help file;
    • Search in help file did not work

Outpost Firewall 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 Firewall Pro 2009 (6.5.2509.366.0663)

Release date: 25 december 2008

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Security and Control:
    • Heuristic spyware 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;
    • Block All mode allows local traffic;
    • Improved ICMP settings (now include ICMPv6).
  • Performance and Ease of Use:
    • Quick signature detection algorithm;
    • Improved SmartScan technology performance;
    • Improved Rules Wizard prompts:
      • Ability to add address to IP Blockpost list;
      • Ability to terminate process;
      • Ability to apply presets in the Anti-Leak prompt dialog;
    • Ability to select components to install;
    • Automatic configuration of LAN settings for Internet Connection Sharing;
    • Ability to clear all logs from UI;
    • System tray icon animation during update;
    • Updates and scheduled scans disabled in Entertainment mode.

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;
    • Possible crash on content filtering;
  • System tray shortcut menu and main window could not be open if Aston shell is used;
  • Possible freeze during spyware scan;
  • Anti-Spyware component could not sometimes detect spyware on remote disks;
  • Files were not cured during scanning remote folders;
  • Empty records in the Mail Events log after e-mail filtering;
  • After selecting Block and Terminate action, repeated connection requests were displayed for terminated application;
  • ICMP traffic was allowed without any requests;
  • Remote folders could not be opened in the Select Files and Folders dialog of On-Demand Spyware Scanner (request for connection credentials was displayed);
  • op_mon.exe file was detected as suspicious;
  • Spyware 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 Firewall Pro 2009 (6.5.2358.316.0607)

Release date: 15 July 2008

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

  • Connections were blocked on sending attachments through POP3
  • Improved overall system performance

Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 (6.5.2356.316.0603)

Release date: 7 July 2008

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

  • Connections were blocked on sending large attachments
  • Improved keyloggers interception (ShadowTest)

Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 (build 6.5.2355.316.0597)

Release date: 1 July 2008

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Security:
    • Blockpost plug-in functionality (ability to restrict traffic from specified IPs)
    • 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:
    • New customizable process tree in Network Activity/Process Activity logs
    • Log Viewer improvements (table form, filtering, etc.)
    • Main window improvements (protection status, switching between Simple/Expert views)
    • Improved settings (redesigned Anti-Leak and Web Control settings dialogs, integrated Application Rules dialog)
    • Improved Online Activity logging
    • 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)
  • Network connections were blocked after installation on the computer with Avast installed
  • If installing over a previous version, password from the previous configuration was not accepted
  • Issues with blocking GZIP
  • Update period was expired with the valid key/in trial mode
  • User interface settings inconsistency in compatibility mode
  • Entertainment mode settings were not preserved
  • Blocked traffic while working with virtual machines
  • Issues while detecting malware in a hosts file (file was deleted, possible crash)
  • Applications located on removable disks sometimes inherited network access rules from other applications
  • EVE Monitor data were blocked
  • Outpost prevented system restore point creation under Windows Vista
  • Several of the most commonly reported crashes
  • More minor issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (6.0.2295.253.0490)

Release date: June 4, 2008

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

  • Databases update issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (6.0.2293.253.0490)

Release date: April 23, 2008

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

  • No prompt for system restart after drivers deinstallation
  • Outpost could sometimes crash on starting processes
  • Databases update issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2284.253.0485)

Release date: February 29, 2008

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

  • No UDP activity in Network Activity log
  • Web Control false positives (false Flash prompts)
  • High CPU load on logging
  • Connections could not be closed after visiting some sites
  • System could slow down after network parameters change
  • Packet filtering performance is improved due to rules optimization

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2279.251.0482)

Release date: February 26, 2008

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Compatibility with Windows Vista SP1
  • Compatibility with Windows Server 2008
  • Ability to automatically create rules for applications signed by trusted vendors
  • Ability to disable content filtering for specific applications
  • Ability to block Flash banners and ads by GET request
  • Auto-Learn mode improvements

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

  • Anti-Leak Control:
    • PC could freeze on Anti-Leak Control prompt if Punto Switcher was installed on the computer
    • Windows 2000 system could freeze on Anti-Leak Control learn dialog
    • FEEDBACK.EXE service issues (incl. Anti-Leak Control false positives, crash on system startup)
    • Anti-Leak Control false positives if processes write to their own memory on Vista32
  • Performance and stability:
    • Outpost could crash on downloading updates
    • Outpost could crash on displaying network activity
    • Outpost could crash on Vista x64
    • Slow start on Vista 64
    • CPU high load on deleting files to Recycle Bin on Vista 64
    • System slowed down while importing large list of advertisement keywords
    • Compatibility issues (McAfee Security Center 8.0, BitDefender 10.2, nProtect GameGuard, CA Anti-Virus 8.4.0.24)
  • Update and installation:
    • Error 101 while updating the product
    • Some folders were not deleted after installation over Outpost Security Suite 2007
    • Configuration was not imported correctly if installing over Outpost Security Suite 2007 or Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0
    • Windows Security Center integration issues
    • Service could not be unloaded if exiting the product while updating Outpost on Vista 32
  • Other:
    • Scan history was not preserved after switching to background scanning mode
    • Incorrect details of registry keys were displayed in quarantine
    • Web Control exclusions did not work
    • Issues while processing IMAP protocol traffic
    • Operati on logic in case of "Allow Once" response to Rules Wizard prompt is changed
    • Files which size exceeded the specified value were checked irrespective of the corresponding setting
    • NAT Zone flag did not work correctly if LAN was marked as trusted
    • More minor fixes

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2225.232.465.287)

Release date: December, 20 2007

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

  • Most commonly reported crashes and freezes, among which are the following:
    • Freeze on process name verification
    • System memory could be corrupted on content filtering under Windows Vista
    • Possible crash on user answer to Rules Wizard prompt from already finished application
  • Folders could not be deleted because of SmartScan cache files presence
  • Error 14001 during installation
  • Entertainment mode false positives for Microsoft Outlook under Windows Vista
  • SmartScan technology is enabled by default on Windows Vista (if this is possible due to compatibility reasons)
  • Content of some web pages could be corrupted

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2220.223.446.277)

Release date: December 5, 2007

The following improvements are introduced:

  • Multiple Event Viewer improvements, among which are the following:
    • New records are placed on top
    • Log configuration is preserved (column width, etc.)
    • Ability to copy record to clipboard
    • Ability to clear the log
    • Extended Anti-Malware log
    • Web Control events are logged at the default logging level
    • Port number is logged on detecting port scanning
    • Some advanced logs are not displayed by default
  • Multiple Network Activity improvements, among which are the following:
    • Ability to break connection
    • Ability to manually group/ungroup application connections
  • Ability to completely exit the product and stop the service using the Exit command
  • Animated product icon during system scan
  • System tray icon tooltip contains product version and system IP addresses
  • «About» command in the system tray icon context menu
  • Owner of the file digital signature is checked on network access request or system activity request
  • Ability to start Compatibility Wizard from the Start menu
  • Ability to select product operation mode (Normal mode to run at system startup, Background to run invisibly, and Disable mode to not run at system startup)
  • Ability to cure malware that is registered as LSP
  • Ability to cure malware that require reboot

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

  • Possible service initialization error after installation (as a consequence – the system could be restarted from the second time only)
  • Ability to unload Outpost using Gmer anti-rootkit tool
  • If installing on the computer with KIS installed, klif.sys driver could not be detected
  • Critical registry keys were not controlled if the Optimal Host Protection level was selected
  • Rules Wizard prompt for svchost.exe on rawsocket access request
  • Possible crash on starting rootkit that loads the wincom32.sys driver
  • Real-time protection exclusions did not work
  • File could not be restored from Quarantine if the folder from which they were quarantined did not exist
  • Weekly scheduled tasks were not started
  • Sites’ content could be corrupted under Vista x86/x64
  • Attack Detection false positives on visiting several sites
  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • Multiple interface issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2175.214.430.270)

Release date: November 16, 2007

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

  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • The same reports were sent several times
  • Links in the main windows did not work
  • Several localization and interface issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2172.214.422.270)

Release date: November 14, 2007

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

  • Outpost monitor and Outpost Feedback were not registered in startup entries
  • Outpost Firewall could block installation of services
  • Information about crashes could not be sent to Agnitum
  • Rules autocreation did not work on 64-bit systems for applications from ProgramFiles (x86) and SysWOW64 folders
  • Most commonly reported crashes (including crash on content filtering)
  • Error 14001 during installation
  • Rules were applied incorrectly in some cases
  • Address macros could be incorrectly resolved in rules
  • Leaktests SPT 15 and SPT 16 were failed on Vista64
  • Error while importing LAN settings from Outpost Firewall 4.0
  • Web pages content could be blocked/corrupted (GZIP decoding issue)
  • Outpost Firewall now cannot be installed over Outpost Security Suite

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2168.211.415.268)

Release date: November 2, 2007

Improved compatibility with the following third-party products:

  • KAV/KIS 7 (Vista32, Vista64, XP32, XP64)
  • NOD32 (Vista32, XP32)
  • Dr.Web (Vista32, Vista64, XP32, XP64)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (Vista32, Vista64, XP32)
  • G DATA AntiVirusKit/IS AntiVirusKit (Vista32, Vista64, XP32)
  • Panda Antivirus (Vista32, Vista64)
  • CyberHawk Antivirus (Vista32, Vista64)

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

  • Most commonly reported crashes
  • Configuration import issues
  • Anti-Malware engine issues
  • Outpost Firewall Pro could freeze on Windows Vista
  • Hung connections in Network Activity
  • Outpost Firewall Pro could crash on Registry changes on an x64 platform
  • Optimized control of Registry changes on an x64 platform
  • Suspicious objects were blocked automatically
  • Outpost Firewall Pro could crash when filtering content
  • GZIP encoded pages could be blocked
  • Improved blocking of some types of leaktests

Known issues:

  • Outpost Firewall Pro could conflict with G DATA AVK Firewall

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2162.205.402.266)
Release date: October 24, 2007

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

  • Outpost Firewall Pro could freeze on Windows Vista with third-party antivirus software installed such as KIS, NOD32, AVAST
  • Access to encrypted drives could be denied
  • Empty Network Activity log
  • Several instances where crashes were possible

Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 (build 6.0.2160.205.402.266)
Release date: October 22, 2007

The successor to Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0, the new version includes a number of innovative technologies to deliver even better protection.

The following features are new:

  • Improved Host Protection. Unauthorized drivers are blocked from loading and malicious code is prevented from gaining full access to the system, and there is a new focus on consistency and reliability of protection against unknown malware that attempts to circumvent existing security.
  • Restricted access to potentially infective websites. The new web control module optionally blocks access to potentially malicious web sites, safeguarding users' systems against inappropriate personal data disclosure and drive-by downloads. The filtering is reputation-based and works in the background, regardless of whether the anti-malware module is active. The list of restricted sites can be manually edited; it is updated via the regular automatic updates.
  • Extended monitoring of critical system objects. For more advanced users, this feature allows the definition and management of permissible actions to further control vulnerable system objects and inappropriate program behavior.
  • Full Vista and 64-bit platform support. The totally redesigned Outpost architecture means that the product is now compatible with Windows 2000 onwards, including Vista and all 64-bit Windows versions.
  • IPv6 support. The new network connection protocol extensively used in Windows Vista, IPv6, is fully recognized, filtered and its data protected. The protocol is the evolution of its predecessor, IPv4, and provides a number of scalability, automation and security improvements.
  • Full support for Fast User Switching and low-privilege user accounts. Outpost is now compatible with multi-user Windows environments and works seamlessly with Fast User Switching and Remote Desktop connections. Under Vista, the product fully supports User Account Control security mechanisms.
  • Granular web control. Ad blocking and protection against infective websites has been extended to ensure compatibility with even the most complex and sophisticated websites and provide even higher levels of online safety.
  • Improved appearance and accessibility. The streamlined interface with Vista-style design lets users review options and access key program features much more quickly.
  • Auto-learning mode. When Outpost is first started, it runs in a special "learning mode" where all alert notifications are suppressed. During this time, the program is silently learning the user's typical program activity and firewall-monitored connections. After the learning period is over, the product reverts to normal mode, but will prompt for a response only when new activity is seem, dramatically reducing the number of alerts requiring a user response.
  • Improved visibility into on-demand spyware scanning. The scanner displays detailed information about the current scanning and malware removal process, letting users see in real time the types of malware found and eradicated.
  • Outstanding performance and very low resource consumption. Gives users more flexibility in setting when future scans will be scheduled, as well as defining more scanning parameters, such as checking critical system areas whenever malware definitions have been updated.

Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 1025/700/303)
Release date: July 18, 2007

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

    • More strict rules for DNS activity
    • Automatic rules creation issue (active rules were disabled)
    • Freezes on x64 platform

Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 1007/591/145)
Release date: January 25, 2007

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

    • Outpost Firewall self-protection could be bypassed (read the full story)
    • Outpost Firewall did not register in Windows Security Center
    • Self-protection did not work in some cases
    • Outpost Firewall could freeze on x64 platform

Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 1005/590/123)
Release date: January 11, 2007

    The following features are new:

    • Fake Protection Revealer leaktest interception
    • SpyCar tests interception
    • Allow Once action in real-time spyware protection learn dialog
    • Real-time spyware protection learn dialog improved for critical objects changes detection
    • More thorough registry monitoring (Expandable String Value and similar variables are now controlled in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\
      Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key)

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

    • Compatibility issues with third-party software (KAV, eTrust, CygWin, Diskeper 10, Spy Sweeper 5.0.x)
    • Self-protection false positives
    • Anti-Spyware plug-in was not loaded under Windows 98
    • Outpost Firewall could crash on restoring objects from Anti-Spyware quarantine
    • Outpost Firewall could crash on thread opening
    • Several localization and interface issues

Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 971/584)
Release date: November 7, 2006

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

    • 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

Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 (build 964/582)
Release date: September 27, 2006

Agnitum's Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 boasts even greater and more proactive security.

    The following features are new:

    • This version delivers proactive security functionality that blocks all currently-known techniques for bypassing security protection (leak tests), so it fully prevents sensitive data leakage from individual PCs. Its new Anti-Leak Control integrates Hidden Process Control and Process Memory Control technologies available in previous versions and provides a set of additional anti-leak features that allow to prevent such actions of malicious processes as control over another application, components injection, application window control, application launch with command line parameters, and others.

    • Its new spyware signature analyzer provides even more accurate spyware detection to increase users’ protection against all known and even modified and new versions of malware. The spyware scanner besides calculating checksums using the entire file, can detect malware by the unchanged unique part of a file to more precisely evaluate threats.

    • Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 uses a new, ultra powerful Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 256 verification routine to identify applications while automatically creating network access rules through ImproveNet. This enables Outpost Firewall to be much more precise in identifying an application in order to ensure the creation and distribution of optimum rule sets. This algorithm replaces the old MD5 algorithm that could be bypassed by recently discovered hacking techniques, which, of course, significantly reduced the ability of this commonly used algorithm to protect users’ machines.

    • Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 makes it much easier to create the most secure configurations with its new macro definitions for applications and global rules. These can be used, for example, to designate the local network as LOCAL_NETWORK or all DNS servers simply as DNS_SERVERS. This gives advanced users the ability to quickly define security rules for their Intranet communications as well as some Windows-based services (for example, DNS).

    • Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 also provides a specially designed Entertainment mode that avoids distracting the user’s attention or interrupting a game yet still protects the system when you are playing or watching movies online. While in this mode, the protection is active without bothering the user with numerous prompts or alerts.

    • For those who want to decrease the number of prompts, yet still want to have full control, Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 suggests the Low level of Component Control, which does not warn about every changed or added application component, but warns only about executable files.

    • Finally, Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 features a new self-protection mode. With self-protection turned on, Outpost Firewall Pro protects itself against termination caused by viruses, Trojans or spyware. Even attempts to simulate user keystrokes that would otherwise lead to firewall shutdown are detected and blocked. Outpost Firewall Pro also constantly monitors its own components on the hard drive, registry entries, memory status, running services, and so on, and disallows any changes by malicious applications.

    • Version 4.0 improves overall usability and performance, and is available for 64-bit operating systems.

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

    • Outpost Firewall loaded slowly on a computer with a considerable number of spyware programs
    • IPv6 protocol could not be blocked
    • Outpost Firewall did not check for an Internet connection before attempting to send error report
    • Incorrect number of detected spyware was displayed
    • New configuration was applied before clicking Finish in New Configuration Wizard
    • On loading new configuration or on starting/logging off, Outpost Firewall could miss packets for several seconds
    • Outpost icon in system tray could disappear
    • Global rules were created even if rules autocreation was disabled
    • Update issues, including spyware-signature database
    • Found spyware were displayed incorrectly
    • Rules autocreation issues
    • Outpost Firewall loading optimization
    • Anti-Spyware monitor engine optimization
    • The number of controlled critical objects is increased
    • Compatibility with antivirus products is improved
    • Control of physical process memory modification is added
    • Several system hang-ups and crashes
    • Several mirror issues (including GUI and localization)

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.51 (build 759/462)

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

      • Created application rules were deleted after restarting Outpost
      • Issue with copying rules (copied and modified rule was deleted after restarting Outpost)
      • Outpost could not start after update
      • Rules for NOD32 were not preserved
      • Rules Wizard prompt was not displayed after modifying the predefined rule for application
      • Application could not be installed into the current folder

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.51 (build 748/462). Release date: April 20, 2006

      Following is a list of new features:

      • New flags in outpost.ini to control rules auto update settings

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

      • New presets for system rules and basic applications
      • Outpost Plug-in SDK updated
      • Third-party plug-ins updated to be compatible with Outpost 3.51
      • Rules Wizard prompt was displayed too slowly
      • Interface and localization issues
      • Sometimes CPU load reached 100 % on Win98
      • Some Anti-Spyware plug-in issues
      • Some presets issues
      • Besides, a lot of stability and usability improvements are performed.

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.5 (build 641/458)

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

      • Component Control logic updated to block leak tests;
      • Few uninstall errors;

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.5 (build 639/457). Release date: February 9, 2006

      Following is a list of new features:

      • Application rules autocreation allows for automatic creation of rules for well-known applications as soon as they require network access for the first time. This significantly reduces the number of dialog pop-ups that require user responses;
      • Agnitum invites you to join the ImproveNet program to improve the quality, security and control features of Outpost Firewall Pro even more! With your consent, Outpost Firewall Pro will collect anonymous information about network-enabled applications on your computer to be used to expand the existing database of known applications so we can make many more automatic access rules available to users;
      • Outpost Firewall Pro 3.5 now also features an automatic distribution and update of new rules. After a new access rule has been created based on information from Agnitum's ImproveNet program, it is automatically shared with other Outpost Firewall Pro users via Agnitum Update to reduce the number of product prompts;
      • Anti-Spyware protection is even more tightly integrated with Outpost Firewall Pro's firewall, providing on-the-fly scanning of all processes that require network access for the first time;
      • Improved logging system now uses fewer system resources and provides clearer logs. Outpost Firewall Pro now has the capability of logging specific application activities by defining log exclusions for a particular Internet or network activity. The logging system includes optimized default settings with disabled logging for specific allowing rules.

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

      • Outpost Firewall could crash after plug-ins diagnostics;
      • Outpost Firewall system tray icon might not appear after loading;
      • Packets could be missed after shutting the system down;
      • Outpost Firewall could hang after on sending minidump file.

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.0 (build 557/437)

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

      • After upgrading from version 2.7, the spyware base was not available until Outpost Firewall was restarted.
      • Duplicate records in the Add/Remove Programs dialog after installing Outpost Firewall 3.0.
      • If in User Mode, Outpost Firewall did not start correctly after a user logoff/logon.
      • French, German, Russian, and Spanish localization issues.
      • New Debug plug-in for providing error feedback to Agnitum.
      • The Agnitum Update message was displayed when updating the spyware base.
      • Access to the FTP server was blocked if standard rules for FTP protocol from preset were used.
      • Issues while adding filters in Log Viewer.
      • Stateful inspection was not turned on in Allow Outqoing DHCP global rule after updating from version 2.7.
      • Agnitum Update hung in case of no network access.
      • Outpost Firewall could not be uninstalled after upgrading from previous versions.
      • An empty checkfw.log file in root of disk C:\ was created.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash on starting some Adobe applications.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash when moving or manually adding any application to the Partially Allowed list.
      • Outpost Firewall locked the registry which resulted in a slow system shut down.
      • A remote address specified in the Rules Wizard dialog was not automatically set in the Rules window when selecting Custom and clicking OK.
      • The "Block extra long DNS requests" option is disabled by default.
      • Black color scheme issues.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash if a started application was immediately closed.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash on loading its service.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash on performing some plug-in diagnostics.
      • Outpost Firewall could crash when going to sleep or hibernate mode.
      • Component control did not respond when updating any application that uses an Internet connection.
      • Spyware scanner dumped large numbers of .tmp files in Windows temporary folder.

    Outpost Firewall Pro 3.0 (build 543/431). Release date: September 26, 2005

    Agnitum's Outpost Firewall Pro 3.0 delivers even more protection against spyware and hacker attacks along with improved performance, control and usability.

      The following features are introduced:

      • Real-time spyware protection monitors and blocks every attempt by malware to harm your computer.
      • Spyware On-Demand Scanner lets you check your system for spyware threats to identify and remove them from your computer.
      • ID Block prevents specific personal data leaks from occurring on your computer.
      • Attack Detection plug-in now detects and averts particular Ethernet attacks such as IP spoofing, ARP scanning, ARP flood and others, protecting your system from invasions on a local network and more Internet attacks providing even more solid protection against external threats.
      • Improved Component Control monitors the more vulnerable locations and files to decrease the number of pop-up prompts that demand your attention.
      • The Smart Advisor provides additional information on each Outpost Firewall Pro event and gives recommendations so users are more confident in their decisions.
      • New Startup Wizard allows performing quick initial configuration of Outpost Firewall Pro after installation.
      • Our feedback service lets you report Outpost Firewall Pro security issues to our support service directly from the program.

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

      • 'Allow/Block Once' commands logic was changed. All data from specified local ports to specified remote ports and addresses is allowed/blocked during a single communication.
      • Subnet mask and wildcards ('*') can be correctly used in editing dialogs for IP address lists.
      • Rules creation for FTP DATA is fixed. If your computer was set up as an Internet Connection Sharing gateway, access to FTP servers could have been blocked if using FTP active mode.

    Besides, a lot of stability and usability improvements are performed.

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.7 (build 495/417)

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed (only major listed):

      • Minor changes in Component Control logic
      • Fixed display of incorrect reasons in Network Activity monitor

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.7 (build 493/416)

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed (only major listed):

      • Minor changes in Component Control logic
      • Fixed display of incorrect reasons in Network Activity monitor

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.7 (build 492/416)

      Following is a list of new features:

      • Data transfer via DNS request blocking disabled

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed (only major listed):

      • FTP connections problem (data connection) - some are blocked
      • McAfee freeze.
      • Logging to netstat.log cannot be disabled
      • Wrong Allow/Block once commands logic

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.7 (build 485/412). Release date: May 31, 2005

      Following is a list of new features:

      • Ability to exclude applications from Hidden Process Control
      • Ability to exclude applications from Process Memory Control
      • Smart rules configuration for servers with multiple IP addresses
      • Blocking of data transfer via DNS requests
      • Smart rule naming

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed (only major listed):

      • Issue with opening of renamed attachments in TheBat!
      • Windows Server 2003 SP1 issue showing up in inability to receive mail using TheBat!
      • Processing of fragmented packets (all fragments were processed according to the rules for the first fragment)
      • User logon/logoff processes issues

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.6 (build 452/403)

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed:

      • Network games issue (UDP)
      • Russian language issues in interface

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.6 (build 451/402). Release date: April 12, 2005

      Following is a list of new features:

      • Browser Adjustment plug-in allows controlling your Ads and Active Content plug-ins directly from within Internet Explorer

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed:

      • Several shell crashes
      • Agnitum Update issues
      • Outpost did not accept the registration key after the update period had expired
      • Issues with FTP clients under Windows XP SP2 with ICS enabled
      • Several password protection issues
      • Several issues concerning blocking/slowing down of network access
      • Rules Wizard issues on incoming connections

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 (build 375/374)

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • Outpost crashed on startup on some computers
      • Interface issues in Network Activity windows fixed
      • Application description display issues
      • Select file for the sound alert feature in Attack Detection plug-in did not work
      • Issue preventing detection of some types of attacks fixed
      • Improved detection of third-party firewalls already installed on computer
      • Memory leak during each user logon/logoff fixed
      • Stateful inspection was ignored in system TCP rules
      • Some DNS requests were processed incorrectly that resulted in browsing issues
      • Component Control issue with applications installed on disks created with Subst command fixed
      • Several BSODs fixed
      • Rules Wizard did not work for incoming UDP packets
      • Agnitum Update informed that the existing files were newer than the downloaded ones
      • Default rules for Remote Administrator application added
      • Some loopback addresses were not processed as local that resulted in local proxy activity blocking
      • ICS is not blocked now in Block Most mode
      • Log Viewer: received data counter fixed

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 (build 370/370)

      Following is a list of new features

      • Improved stability and performance

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • Various freezes and crashes
      • Wrong rules for ALG.EXE - FTP clients were blocked
      • Local and remote DoS attack via DNS RESPONSE
      • Loopback addresses were processed incorrectly
      • Log Viewer: filter by port number did not work
      • Incorrect work of Attack Detection's sensivity level
      • When putting application on the Trusted list, the rule was created without taking application's folder into account
      • Shortcut to Outpost homepage did not work

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 (build 369/369). Release date: November 14, 2004

      Following is a list of new features

      • Ability to configure local packets filtering rules in order to increase the security behind local proxy
      • Ability to configure transit packets filtering rules for better performance on the gateway PCs
      • Rawsockets control allows protecting against direct low-level socket calls
      • Ability to allow/block ICMP type 10 (Router Solicitation)
      • Network mask support in Network Address dialogs
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • License expiration date is shown in Outpost’s main window
      • Automatically switching to Block most policy after certain period of inactivity or screen saver activation
      • Ability to select a policy for Background mode
      • 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
      • All requests to remote port 53 violating the DNS standards are blocked
      • Ability to exclude host from being cached
      • Suspicious attachments with non-English names now also can be renamed so they cannot harm your computer
      • CLSID attachments now also can be renamed to protect from malicious code execution
      • Attachment extensions are shown in Attachment Quarantine Properties dialog
      • Ability to download list of advertisement blocking keywords from Agnitum forum (AGNIS list)
      • Import and export of the Ads and Content plug-in settings
      • Referrer blocking on per site basis allows controlling your privacy on the selected sites only
      • Option to prompt a request for blocking referrers
      • Ability to exclude specific sites from being blocked by the Content plug-in

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • 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
      • [Last Hosts] option in outpost.ini is no more logged

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.1 (build 303/314)

      Following is a list of new features

      • Improved stability and performance

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • Various freezes and crashes
      • Swedish, Polish and Spanish localization bugs
      • BSODs on systems with SMP and Hyperthreading CPUs
      • Javascript blocking issues

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.1 (build 297/309)

      Following is a list of new features

      • French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian languages support

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • Explore Logs Folder results in Function call blocked ShellExecuteExw error
      • Visual attack alerts are not logged
      • Malformed URL in AD Trashcan
      • Crashes during log cleanup
      • Log Viewer window often cannot be closed
      • Various system crashes (BSOD)
      • Status text overwrites itself during Update Check Driver
      • Microsoft Windows Driver Verifier compatibility issues
      • Help system vulnerability in service mode
      • Registry usage during logoff
      • Crash after loading corrupted DNS cache records
      • Reduced GDI resource load at startup under Windows 9x
      • Activation in Agnitum Update for retail customers
      • Exclusion list in the Ad blocking plug-in functioning

    Outpost Firewall Pro 2.1 (build 292/307). Release date: February 17, 2004

      Following is a list of new features

      • Visual alerts that inform you of events requiring your immediate attention so you can provide an appropriate and timely response.
      • Improved Active Content filtering lets you individually configure specific sites and provides a broader management of active content elements, improved security and better privacy protection.
      • Improved Advertisement blocking provides for more convenient banner ad treatment and supports personalized settings for specific sites.
      • Improved Content filtering now supports the display of a custom message for sites that contain abusive content.
      • Improved logging system automatically maintains the optimum log size for best performance.
      • Multiple user interface enhancements provide for easier and more intuitive program operation.
      • Seamless migration from the free version with the help of the Agnitum Update tool.
      • Protocol #224 packets are now grouped into connections.
      • To improve performance, connections to closed ports are not shown in the Network Activity window.
      • Redesigned trashcan window.
      • 50% faster logging performance.
      • Improved broadcast packet processing performance.
      • Improved performance when there’s a large number of open ports.
      • Improved performance of the Network Activity window.
      • Improved TCP and UDP connection learning algorithm.
      • IPSec and GRE packets are now grouped in pseudo connections.
      • Windows 2003 support.

      Following is a list of issues that were fixed

      • General Protection Fault when the Rules Wizard prompt displayed for an application that did not have a VERSIONINFO resource.
      • Incorrect log event timestamp.
      • ShellExecute vulnerability under Windows 2000 and XP.
      • Active Content plug-in interface design.
      • Localization bug fixes.
      • Rename bug for attachments with identical names.
      • ICF support under Windows XP SP2.
      • Process handling under Windows XP.
      • Update process freezes.
      • Random startup slows under Windows XP.
      • Logoff under Windows 98.
      • All network activity lockout bug.
      • Process handle management bugs.
      • Agnitum Update scripts.
      • Windows XP crashes at reboot after the Outpost install.
      • Outpost crashed with error 00000002 at Outpost startup under Windows XP.
      • “Handle is invalid” error while running the Log Viewer and Agnitum Update from Outpost.
      • FILTNT.SYS driver crashes.
      • IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD errors.
      • Incorrect function of ICS and Rules Wizard after switching a network cable on/off.
      • Crashes and freezes during Windows 98/ME shutdown.
      • Rules do not function in Rules Wizard mode.
      • Interoperability issues with Datapol Orange Box.
      • Now connection stays with 'MODULES' state if Outpost shows "Components Updated" dialog. As soon as you close "Components Updated" the status of the connection is changed.
      • Wrong connection start up time displayed in the Network Activity window.
      • Wrong grouping of non TCP/UDP/ICMP protocols into pseudo connections.
      • Break connection menu is disabled now when it is impossible to break a connection.
      • Rules Wizard dialog box and 'New version found' dialog box appear in the taskbar.
      • Blocked TCP connections were not displayed in Network Activity window.
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