Online Armor Free
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"Solid, Safe, Easy and Free Firewall"
+ Great detection rate with anti-malware component
+ Little memory usage, even when using two components in the background.
- Install process takes a long time
- Restart after update (at least after first install completed)
I'm always using emsisoft emergency kit and it never failed me because of great detection.Forget to mention something, there's even a Mail Shield built into it.
Emsisoft has one of the best anti-malware detection in the world and it appears to be correct during malware tests through youtube video's.
This is why i chose online armor free for extra protecten and it's a great addition to panda free cloud (also one of the best detection rates, especially for a free program).
If online armor does not detect certain malware and virusses, then panda free will. So for me it's a great combo pack and it's free.
Never tried ashampoo and zonealarm firewall, but i did try comodo firewall(has great malware detection also) and i did not like it because of bugs (blackscreen when opening full screen programs) and intrusive program pop-ups with several processes for one program. (from 3 to 4 allow/block questions)
Online Armor Free does not have this problem and it's not in the way once you have set everything to their natural order. (to the way it used to be)
I allowed all my current programs during install (only do this when you are sure you have no malware and virusses) and once back in windows i allowed and blocked my current programs through firewall rules.
Now i only get one allow/block question when installing or opening a new program.
Explanation about the color coded row through firewall interface would have been great.
But in this case it's: Each row is color coded to indicate whether the program is set to Run Safer (blue), Installer (yellow), Trusted (green), Not Trusted (red), Unknown (salmon), or is no longer present (gray).
Looked it up and still don't know if i have to block or delete gray entries, but according to several people it can be deleted.
Online Armor looks like a complicated firewall (not for the faint of heart at start), but it's not at all. It's so much easier than for example comodo firewall.
Updated on Jun 18, 2012
Description here: Online Armor filters your incoming email. If Online Armor detects a suspect email, it will alert you (and if you run Online Armor AV+ emails will also be scanned for viruses)
Updated on Jun 21, 2012Only previous reviewer is correct about something.
'Remember my answer' feature seems to work at first, then alerts again and again when trying to use same programs, requiring shut-down to allow me to use them.
I only had this issue with anti-keylogger.
Clicked allow and remember all the time, but it does not accept and i do not get any info about the exe file.
With games, this is very intrusive and annoying.
Again i was to early with score and enthusiasm.
Rather download panda or mse and comodo firewall for free solution.
Comodo has it's issues also, but it also passed a lot of tests in anti-malware and detection.
But ofcourse you can also use online armor without anti-keylogger.
Because it's very intrusive.