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Online Armor Free Firewall review

marko's Photo marko 04 Nov 2011
File Category: Antivirus, Spyware, Firewalls & Security
Will Run On: 2000/XP/Vista/7 (32/64-Bit)

Developers Description
Online Armor FREE - powerful Windows Firewall. Provides a blend of usability and hard-wired PC security to ensure a good user experience. This award-winning program is easy to use and provides 100% leak protection out of the box. The powerful "HIPS" functions, which is designed to to stop all unrecognised programs from running on your computer, makes it possible to protect yourself against new threats and attacks.

NOTE: Online Armor Free is a complementary version of our powerful windows firewall. Built on the same technology as Online Armor, the free version offers a basic firewall at no cost. There are no advertisements, no time limitations and no nag screens!

This download will work on both 32bit & 64bit versions of Windows 7.
Note however, that the 64bit version IS NOT compatible with Windows 2000, XP or Vista.

Key Features
  • Stops Hackers
  • Stops Malicious Programs
  • Protects your Identity

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James (Jim) Hillier's Photo James (Jim) Hillier 08 Nov 2011
Online Armor has long been established as one of the top firewalls available, in my opinion it is the best. Online Armor has a proven record of effective protection, repeatedly coming in at the top of test results, but there is more to it than. Online Armor is extremely intuitive and user friendly; everything is configured for optimum performance right out of the box, so there is no need for any complicated set-up process:
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One of the most common complaints regarding third party firewalls is their ‘chatty’ nature, continually interrupting whatever you are doing to ask questions - this is not the case with Online Armor. Every firewall must go through a learning process of course, but Online Armor’s advanced technique ensures minimum interruptions. Tell Online Armor once that you ‘trust’ an application and it will immediately remember that information – unless, that is, a trusted application suddenly decides to do something out of the ordinary, then Online Armor will again spring into action.

All decisions are retained in lists accessible via Online Armor’s intuitive GUI so no need to worry if you make a mistake, simply go to the list and apply the correction.
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Online Armor Free Firewall also includes a very good HIPS component which is not enabled by default but can easily be activated via the context menu displayed after right clicking on the system tray icon. Included features are:

· Kernel Mode Security
· Manual Updates
· Web Shield
· Execution Protection
· Termination Protection
· Limited Autostart Protection
· Standard Mode Firewall
· Standard Mode
· Keylogger Detection
· Tamper Protection
· Script/Worm protection
· Program Guard

View a full feature comparison chart between various editions HERE

In précis: Online Amor Free Firewall is highly effective, extremely easy top use and light on resources…highly recommended!

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Claire Green's Photo Claire Green 01 Dec 2011
Thx for sharing.