Outpost Security Suite Free: Installation, Features and System Requirements
Agnitum Outpost Security Suite 7 free edition is offered as free Internet Security suite that runs in Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems. 32-bit editions of Windows are supported with any service pack installed. The program provides protection against hackers using two-way firewall protection with “Anti-Leak" real-time protection from virus, spyware, trojans, worms, and other forms of malware, incoming and outgoing malware scanning of e-mail messages and attachments, and anti-spam protection for unwanted messages. The anti-spam protection in Outpost provides an option to train it by checking the existing email database.
Outpost Security Suite 7 free also provides an on-demand scanner for malware on local hard-disks, networked folders, and removable drives. It also includes “SmartScan" technology that will only scan modified portions of files that are scanned, avoiding repeat scans of files that have not changed since the last scan.
The anti-leak component in Outpost provides protection against zero-day attacks, security breaches, and injections on installed programs or components in Windows, botnet, rootkit, and unauthorized data disclosure.
A PC restart is required after installation of Outpost Security Suite 7 free. The installer can detect it an existing antivirus is installed, allowing end-users to keep or remove other antivirus program. If the computer does not have antivirus, Outpost installs its anti-malware and anti-virus component. Outpost installer will also add Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable v9.0.30729.17, which means it needs patching. Simply visit Windows Update website for XP or Windows Update application in Vista and Windows to install the security update MS09-035 for Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (KB973924).
Note: Outpost will only disable the built-in Windows Firewall, if it’s enabled during the install process of Outpost Security Suite free. If Windows Defender is installed in XP or enabled in Vista or Windows 7, Outpost will leave it enabled.