Online Armor Free

Online Armor Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 548 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.0.15
  • Total Downloads:
    957,566
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    210
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Online Armor has a professional feel that is typical of freeware versions of advanced security tools, pared down to its firewall options. The installation is blazingly fast, taking less than 30 seconds from double-clicking on the installer to running the firewall. Once installed, Online Armor defaults to running its installation wizard, which it calls a Safety Check.

In addition to the firewall, which configures as much as possible during the start-up wizard so you're not bothered later, Online Armor comes with a keylogger guard, tamper protection, malicious script and worm protection, and limited autostart protection. The paid versions offer more, such as antivirus and anti-malware protection, phishing filters, online banking protection, and e-mail filtering. Even with these limitations, if you're not satisfied with the recently much-improved Windows firewall, Online Armor competently defends you from a wide range of sophisticated attacks.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 548 votes

    • 5 star 219
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 58
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 103
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1 stars

"they both **********"

April 22, 2011  |  By amdfan

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

blocks viruses very well

Cons

everything else

Summary

zone alarm causes video to not display and almost wrecked my computer but if you ever use online armor DO NOT use there password protector. It will lock you out and you cant get in and there forum derectors are very rude and not helpful at all. as soon as I have online armor totally removed im going back to comodo, online armor does suck. Ive had to shut down the password several times so I know it by heart and after an update it no longer worked and there staff was very rude with me when I asked for help like I wasnt worth talking to. Just get comodo its the only worth while firewall.

Updated on Apr 22, 2011

zone alarm causes video to not display and almost wrecked my computer but if you ever use online armor DO NOT use there password protector. It will lock you out and you cant get in and there forum derectors are very rude and not helpful at all. as soon as I have online armor totally removed im going back to comodo, online armor does suck. Ive had to shut down the password several times so I know it by heart and after an update it no longer worked and there staff was very rude with me when I asked for help like I wasnt worth talking to. Just get comodo its the only worth while firewall.

Updated on Apr 22, 2011

zone alarm causes video to not display and almost wrecked my computer but if you ever use online armor DO NOT use there password protector. It will lock you out and you cant get in and there forum derectors are very rude and not helpful at all. as soon as I have online armor totally removed im going back to comodo, online armor does suck. Ive had to shut down the password several times so I know it by heart and after an update it no longer worked and there staff was very rude with me when I asked for help like I wasnt worth talking to. Just get comodo its the only worth while firewall.

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4 stars

"So far, so good!"

March 15, 2010  |  By 2bwshook

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

Easy installation, and I've had no problems. No conflict with the AVG anti-virus program I use. I'd recommend it!

Cons

I thought I would get updates on a daily basis, but I don't seem to. Whenever I click on the "check for updates" link, I'm only told that I have the most recent version of Online Armor; no newer version is available.

Summary

I'll stick with it, and see if it improves. Otherwise, I'll go back to Comodo Firewall, once they solve their problems. Comodo's Firewall recently added an anti-virus program to run with it, but the combination does not work well.

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5 stars

"hey this is the best firewall i ever met haha"

March 13, 2010  |  By famousjayson

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

this is absolutely the best ......!!!!!!! period.
i like this product so much
it stop hackers and spyware
safe and effective firewall software although its free but having so many feature
i like its interface .. and scan
and option to run at startup

Cons

nothing for the best

Summary

THE BEST AMONG THE BEST

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3 stars

"Spyware?? Noo..."

March 12, 2010  |  By wylde child

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

It's a very decent and typically self-protecting software firewall suitable for 32-bit desktops. It's an easy firewall that uses tried and true methods for protecting your system.

Cons

Most of the newer generation laptops shipping nowadays use a 64-bit platform (which can emulate 32 when required), so this program's market is limited to a dying breed of laptop - those that ship in the 32-bt platform. Best for desktops instead!

Summary

It's a nice software firewall depending on your system configuration. if you're running IE8 on Vista 64bit or Seven, you're probably better off using the native Windows Firewall and MSE, unless you have unusually high security reqs in which case yoju'd prolly be paying for a highly customizable firewall anyway.

This software firewall is best suited to IE7 on XP and Vista 32bit systems which are mostly desktops that are approaching end of life support.

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4 stars

"Satisfied with this product"

March 05, 2010  |  By Pejman-Engineer

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

Free, rather light program on computer resources, easy to use, I think it's effective enough. Helped me a lot.

Cons

Slows down the pc a little (it's natural, since it checks all programs before running), Limited options for free version, but it's OK overally.

Summary

I gave 4 stars. I have tried many free firewalls and I chose to use this one for a long time. This is a free firewall which works fine and I haven't had any problems or conflicts with other softwares with it. The program keeps warning you about installing or running new fies or softwares, so if they are suspecious or unkwon you can block them. It has an option to remember your answers, so it won't ask you about a program that has been allowed by you. The warning does not irritate you like many other firewalls. I reccoment this program at last.

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3 stars

"good program overall"

March 04, 2010  |  By kentucky111309

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

easy to install went to work right away.

Cons

it had a long learning curve on some of my programs

Summary

I liked the program,I am still using it and I would recommend it.

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5 stars

"A great way to build on your online security."

February 23, 2010  |  By Quoted4Truth

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

This software, far from containing spyware, consistently scores highly in independent tests and reviews. The wizard eases the new user through the install and there is great support freely available on the Online Armor forum.

Cons

Just because II feel I should write something for balance, then I'll say that because the developers consistently like to give added value to the product range, the on-line documentation can be a bit behind the latest versions.- no biggy though.

Summary

The guys at Tall Emu really wanted to produce a first class product in itself. Obviously the free product isn't as full featured as the paid versions, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been produced with thought..

As said before, Online Armor is consistently in the top tiers when tested. Online Armor enjoys a good profile online and it really doesn't take a lot of work to discover the claims of spyware are at best the results of ill informed judgement..

Really, if you're looking for an introduction to your first 3rd party security software, and you appreciate software that not only works well, but uninstalls cleanly should you later want to switch your options around, then this is a great place to start.

Updated on Feb 26, 2010

If you install it from a trusted source, there is no virus - or other malicious type content. It's not for debate, the designer has even refused entirely legal revenue streams such as 3rd party toolbars as he knows it's now what customers want.

Go to Matousec, go to wilders-security, go to any high profile security ware site and make your claims - good luck with that.

I've been around security software for a while, and generally when somebody reports the sort of problems you have then assuming it's not just malicious, it's because the host system has either a pre=existing infection, or an improperly un-installed security ware from a different company, or is used by somebody who likes to play and has made unwise system changes without realising the implications - it happens.

Now if you are a genuine user, then go to the Online Armor forum and ask for help,

Be aware, if you continue to make these claims I will assume your intent is malicious and ask that they are removed.

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1 stars

"THIS IS SPYWARE"

February 14, 2010  |  By jdesalvo

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

This software will ruin your computer; it has hidden processes which cannot be stopped

Cons

This software will ruin your computer; it has hidden processes which cannot be stopped

Summary

The owners can say what they like but this software is spyware and is harmful to your computer; I could not uninstall this software, I edited the registry and tried to delete the software keys associated with this spyware and the processes were still running which means that they are installing hidden software to do nefarious things. CNET should ban your spyware because unsuspecting people are being taken advantage of
After installing this SPYWARE I had to reformat my system; I lost all of my data

The other reviews are fake this software will not detect any real spyware and will only ruin your computer. INSTALL THIS SPYWARE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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5 stars

"Excellent free Firewall."

February 09, 2010  |  By Perkin

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

Easy to install and use.
Has Excellent Independent Technical Reviews.
Has been reliable and stable on XP and Windows 7 systems of mine.Better than Zone Alarm, and PC Tools.
Easier to use than Comodo,and seems to protect as well overall.

Cons

Not a particularly quick set up, but easy enough,and pretty well looks after itself thereafter.

Summary

The best of the free Firewalls for Non Technical users.

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1 stars

"Did not Install"

February 07, 2010  |  By s_godkhindi

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.15

Pros

Can't say, never got to use it

Cons

Did not install

Summary

McAfee found a Virus in the installation package!! Not a good way to start an Internet Security software!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Emsisoft
Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
Release Date December 11, 2009
Date Added December 11, 2009
Version 4.0.0.15
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7 32-bit, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.79MB
File Name OnlineArmorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 957,566
Downloads Last Week 210
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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