Online Armor

Online Armor

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 547 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.190
  • Total Downloads:
    957,566
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2008
  • File Size:
    28.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    210
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 547 votes

    • 5 star 219
    • 4 star 123
    • 3 star 58
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 103
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5 stars

"One of best firewall"

January 14, 2014  |  By toyotakoala

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

I think it is second only to comodo firewall
Configuration is pretty easy

Cons

Free version is less customizable then a fee

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4 stars

"Good product but has a leak"

August 08, 2013  |  By manny_smith

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

It trains well, has a great interface and closes the ports so that Gibson Research can't see in. It's stopped attack sites I've been directed to and will even stop Google update (which always seems to get back on my machine from some Google partner) from getting outbound or running.

Cons

Has a memory leak that will cause it to eventually start to take up an entire core's CPU slices and make watching video over the web impossible.
The problem maybe with the new version of Flash and Online Armor?
Shutting down Online Armor and restarting it resolves the issue but it's been 2 months of this problem and I just installed this copy of Windows 7 fresh.

Summary

Excellent free firewall that doesn't push advertisements at you or hijack your web page. I bought the full version because I respect Emisoft and their Anti-Malware products so much.

They are spending a lot of time developing an integrated solution (Firewall, AV, Anti-Malware, browser protection) that the users seem to be demanding. And so this CPU usage issue is getting put on hold.
Still I've looked at the reviews of Private and Comodo and there are too many users saying they leave software behind and nightmare scenarios on uninstallation plus Comodo's advertisement and high CPU are just not acceptable.

Guess I'll stay with Online Armor .

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2 stars

"Does NOT work with VPN's"

July 06, 2013  |  By birdzy

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

Shows fantastic potential and very customizable even for beginners. Multiple security levels include banking mode.

Cons

Has multiple issues with programs that communicate with online servers like Quickbooks.

Has issues recognizing Virtual private Netwroks (VPN's) which some of us must use at work for security. Online armour blocks these even when you allow it on every level.

These issues must be fixed to charge money for what is now (honestly) a BETA product. Get the free version and see if it works for you. I paid for the full version and will get a refund.

Summary

Not quite ready for prime time but it shows great potential.

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5 stars

"IT'S THE BEST I'VE SEEN"

June 26, 2013  |  By melen001

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

...easy to set-up, just use the default settings
...very little intrusion
...very few pop-ups
...it does work with Wins 7 64 bit
...my favorite firewall for balance of ease of use and security
...very light on system, will not slow your PC at all
...free firewall comes with anti-keylogger protection
...works well with Norton Antivirus
...updates regularly with no restart needed
...can monitor connections on your computer as well as outgoing and incoming bandwidth plus programs using that bandwidth
...easy learning mode with no boggling down your PC

What more can I say.... bye bye Comodo... No complaints at all. Emsisoft has an EXCELLENT product and works perfectly with Norton Antivirus and Wins 7-64 bit. No glitches at all.

Cons

Trying to think of one and there isn't any so far.....

Summary

...excellent protection...
...great features...
...very easy to use
...using the FREE version and see no need on purchasing Pro version
...No complaints, it does it all

Excellent software and the best firewall I've used. Just give it a try...

Updated on Jun 26, 2013

"...updates regularly with no restart needed" should read, "no automatic updates on FREE version and must manually update". No big deal, don't forget, it's FREE.

Updated on Jun 26, 2013

"...updates regularly with no restart needed" should read, "no automatic updates on FREE version and must manually update". No big deal, don't forget, it's FREE.

Updated on Jun 26, 2013

"...updates regularly with no restart needed" should read, "no automatic updates on FREE version and must manually update". No big deal, don't forget, it's FREE.

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1 stars

"nothing new"

June 26, 2013  |  By alex_700

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

former records

Cons

nothing new

Summary

nothing new

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5 stars

"Works very well with Avast"

March 22, 2013  |  By Rolandkeys

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

not to intrusive

Cons

None for free

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5 stars

"Really impressed with this software"

March 19, 2013  |  By dragonspitt

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

Easy to use
Easy to setup
Option to block all traffic
Easily learns rules
Easy Learning Mode

Cons

No sandbox feature

Summary

While I am still on my free trial of the pro version, will most likely purchase it, outstanding, easy to use software which gives me nothing but pleasure to use.

Would like a sandbox, but I have this covered with Avast, so not a big deal.

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5 stars

"Does everything I ask for and then some"

February 06, 2013  |  By cnetguy7

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

-Scored a perfect 340/ 340 in comodo leak test with no configuration changes.
-light on system
-not as pesky as comodo firewall.
-regular updates with no restart, user input necessary.
-the free firewall comes with anti-keylogger, program guard.
-works well with avg, avast and avira free.
-firewall status shows connections your computer has as well as outgoing and incoming banddwidths and which programs are using that bandwidth.
-easy to block programs access to the internet.

Cons

the program guard can be a bit overzealous. no big deal, right click on online armor icon and untick program guard.

Summary

I have been using emsisoft online armor free firewall with avast 7 free without any glitches for almost 2 months now.
My system is an X64, windows 7.
I use peer to peer (utorrent) for downloading legitiate programs like open office, I connect to VPN to watch BBC programming and this firewall handles it all.
No complaints whatsoever.
emsisoft is an excellent company. this is the best firewall I've ever used. SICK PRODUCT.

Updated on Feb 6, 2013

did I say this is the best security product I've ever used? yes, it is.

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5 stars

"Great so far."

January 23, 2013  |  By lamb6815

 |  Version: Online Armor Free 6.0

Pros

Installs pretty easy and I used the Comodo leak test on it.I had to answer the pop ups and it scored 340 out of 340.Windows 7 blocks 190 and also Norton IS 2013 blocked 190.So far nice and smooth without any pop ups except for the leak test.I have tried privatefirewall and Comodo.Comodo is great but for more advanced users.Comodo forces you to make some decisions and restricts some clean programs.With Private firewall I was busy doing something and I got a pop up and I did not answer it in time and it auto decided to block Intel and my system crashed and it was a pain to uninstall.It is good but a lot of input by users because it only has a small list of known safe programs.

Cons

It has less features than Comodo.It does not offer a lot of set up configurations but strong H.I.P.'s.It is pretty simple and lets safe programs have internet acccess.It did not recognize one of my start up programs and I just added it to allowed.It has less features than the paid version,like support,web shield,phishing,mail shield and DNS spoofing,etc.I would suggest Comodo highly if you are a more advanced user want more security features and configurations but a lot of times Comodo asks me questions I really don't have answers for.

Summary

It auto decides a lot of things for you but if it is an unkown program you will get a pop up for instuctions but so far It is my favorite firewall for balance of ease of use and security.

Updated on Jan 24, 2013

Do not use for Windows 7 64 bit.I spent a few hours fixing up my machine after it crashed.I had to do system restore twice and uninstall and reinstall programs.I take it back Comodo is the Firewall king/stable and the highest possible security for free or paid.I was looking for a good alternative to Comodo and 2 other free firewalls have crashed my system.

Updated on Jan 24, 2013

Do not use for Windows 7 64 bit.I spent a few hours fixing up my machine after it crashed.I had to do system restore twice and uninstall and reinstall programs.I take it back Comodo is the Firewall king/stable and the highest possible security for free or paid.I was looking for a good alternative to Comodo and 2 other free firewalls have crashed my system.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.190
Version 3.0.0.190 includes revised GUI, support for Windows Vista 32 bit, and increased performance.
General
Publisher Emsisoft
Publisher web site http://www.emsisoft.com/
Release Date October 10, 2008
Date Added October 10, 2008
Version 3.0.0.190
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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