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Online Armor Free

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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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  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 547 votes

    • 5 star: 219
    • 4 star: 123
    • 3 star: 58
    • 2 star: 44
    • 1 star: 103
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Online Armor Rvw"

    April 23, 2010  |   By nwberean

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Excellent firewall.

    Cons

    Lack of manual update function.
    Reversing permissions.

    Summary

    Have tested this firewall without any leakage.
    Have used Online Armor on both of my machines for 2+ years without incident. Puts to shame many of the expensive name brand suites.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "functional,but"

    April 5, 2010  |   By pharaoh Egypt

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    I used to use previous ver. they were working perfectly,tracking every click and any attempt to log into the net.(needs patience)

    Cons

    nevertheless I think it slows down the pc a little bit.this ver4.35 asks for admistrator's permission.although I have it ,thus it doesn't continue the installation process. Tell meWhy

    Summary

    enough

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  • 5.0 stars

    "too good for your own good"

    April 3, 2010  |   By bluengold

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Catches (and stops if you desire) every script executing on your PC. If you want control, this it. Frankly, I tire of clicking the"allow" button. BUT, it is fantastic as a prophylactic against malware and web malarkey. 5 stars is only half enough.

    Cons

    If you don't know what you doing, the learning curve for allowable and verboten scripts may be long. If you have intermediate computer skills, you'll uninstall any other firewall you are using and get with this program. 5 stars is not enough.

    Summary

    Why waste your time reading here? Download it; use it. You have found the right firewall. Online Armor is on every personal computer/laptop that I use to access the web. Maybe 12 stars....
    Forget the others.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Doesn't support 64bit..."

    April 1, 2010  |   By Erik_Sr

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    I never got to install the product

    Cons

    There are so many desktops and laptops that have 64bit processors and operating systems that it would make sense to include this into a program such as this

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Only firewall that works aside from comodo"

    March 31, 2010  |   By jordanLBottoms

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Good firewall with some unique protection. For free it has script blocking(only other program I'm aware of is avast,but only in paid versions)which is rather nice. I really like the keylogger detection.

    Cons

    Has poor integration with Windows Security Center. Windows detects firewall is off on startup(wouldn't be much of a problem if this wasn't a laptop)and have to shut down and restart online armor. Other then that it works great.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "keeep crap from installing on my system."

    March 29, 2010  |   By thawabu

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    it will ask every little thing my permission to do it. has stoped virus & hijacker from installing on there.

    Cons

    system can't do anything with my approval first.

    Summary

    get it, it will save you from crashing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I'm satisfied"

    March 29, 2010  |   By alex_700

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    for a professional this s/w is enough to provide security.

    Cons

    A regular user needs some signature based AV as well.

    Summary

    I like security level this s/w provides. It covers every security aspect I'm concerned with: programs behavior, firewall, keyloggers, selfdefence. It even detects webcam, microphone, screen and clipboard loggers.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "So far, so good--no problems."

    March 27, 2010  |   By 2bwshook

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Seems to be an effictive firewall.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to update on a daily basis--that might count against it. Threats change daily, and uninstalling an older version to get the newest version seems like a lot of work.

    Summary

    If you need a good, free firewall, then try Online Armor. I used to use Comodo, but when they added the anti-virus to their defense, it didn't work well on my system. I'm using Online Armor with AVG anti-virus, and both programs work well together.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent two way Firewall."

    March 26, 2010  |   By Perkin

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Used it on my XP system for several years and now on Windows 7,
    without problems. Easy to install and use for a non technical user,and
    has features more advanced user may like.
    Once set up it soon becomes more or less "set and forget..

    Cons

    None .It has been problem free, and reliable.

    Summary

    Seems to be consistently among the top three free firewalls in independent reviews.
    It has never failed me on either of my PCs,so I personally can recommend
    it,as a reliable and easy to use firewall (even for non technical users, such as myself.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't Waste your time with it!!!!!!"

    March 22, 2010  |   By Shezman

    Version: Online Armor Free 4.0.0.35

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing!!!!!

    Cons

    They still have not fixed the bugs from the last releases, that people have complained about, when you install it, it absolutely refuses to allow your comp to boot into windows

    Summary

    This is one program that I seriously have to ask CNET to remove, and to stop allowing to be downloaded from thier site.

    It will only install if you "run" it from the download, instead of saving it to your HD to install, I am not sure what the exact purpose of that is, but I do know 2things for sure, it does not want to install when you "save" the download and try to install it when connected to the net, and #2, when I tried installing this program, my malware scanner found 5 different malwares that were not on my system previous to this install.

    It absolutely refuses to allow you to boot completely into windows after installing, it will constantly re-boot your system, the only way to remove it is to go into safe mode, un-install it, and then do a search for all leftover files and registery entries, you may also have to do a complete recovery or re- install of your operating system

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