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Thread: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

  1. #1
    louise
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    Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    Win 7 64 bit - Microsoft Outlook 2010

    Concerned that Windows firewall and an ancient Linksys NAT
    router might not be enough, I started researching firewalls
    once again. I've not used one since Sygate.

    Since I run Nod 32 AV very happily, and SAS, also happily, I
    was looking for something that was ONLY a firewall and would
    be light on resources.

    I chose OA Premium - the paid version (trial) because of the
    addition of an anti-keylogger and one or two other things.
    OA had just recently come out with their 64 bit version for
    Win 7, so I figured I was ok.

    The first thing that happened was that one of my Outlook
    account data files which uses a different server from the
    other accounts, became corrupted. Fortunately I backup
    every night.

    I use Dragon Naturally Speaking. The speech files wouldn't
    load because they were corrupted. Again, my backup saved
    the day.

    Then I started getting errors from NOD32 and discovered that
    the OA forum has some posts about problems between the two.
    Some posters actually dumped NOD - but I'm not willing to
    do that.

    The banking mode function simply didn't work and I found
    posts about this in the OA forum as well.

    I've now removed the OA trial version, used system restore
    to go back to the point right before I installed it (I'd
    made a restore point), and restored my data files from
    external backup. All appears to be functioning properly
    again. And of course, I'm back to Windows Firewall!

    My impression is that OA Premium 64 bit was not ready for
    prime time and they rushed it out, causing me (personally),
    many frustrated hours of restoring my machine.

    Has anyone had experiences with OA Premium 64 bit on Win 7
    with Office 2010?

    Comodo doesn't appeal because of their linked AV. Is
    there anything else I should try?

    Thanks.

    Louise

  2. #2
    Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    louise <louise@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > Win 7 64 bit - Microsoft Outlook 2010
    >
    > Concerned that Windows firewall and an ancient Linksys NAT
    > router might not be enough, I started researching firewalls
    > once again. I've not used one since Sygate.


    [ Personal Firewall Troubles: *snip* ]

    > Comodo doesn't appeal because of their linked AV. Is
    > there anything else I should try?


    Go back to the Windows Firewall. And if the firmware on your Linksys
    router is kept up-to-date and properly configured, you won't need even
    that.

    cu
    59cobalt
    --
    "If a software developer ever believes a rootkit is a necessary part of
    their architecture they should go back and re-architect their solution."
    --Mark Russinovich

  3. #3
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    On 10/30/2010 12:47 AM, louise wrote:
    > Win 7 64 bit - Microsoft Outlook 2010
    >
    > Concerned that Windows firewall and an ancient Linksys NAT router might
    > not be enough, I started researching firewalls once again. I've not
    > used one since Sygate.
    >
    > Since I run Nod 32 AV very happily, and SAS, also happily, I was looking
    > for something that was ONLY a firewall and would be light on resources.
    >
    > I chose OA Premium - the paid version (trial) because of the addition of
    > an anti-keylogger and one or two other things. OA had just recently come
    > out with their 64 bit version for Win 7, so I figured I was ok.
    >
    > The first thing that happened was that one of my Outlook account data
    > files which uses a different server from the other accounts, became
    > corrupted. Fortunately I backup every night.
    >
    > I use Dragon Naturally Speaking. The speech files wouldn't load because
    > they were corrupted. Again, my backup saved the day.
    >
    > Then I started getting errors from NOD32 and discovered that the OA
    > forum has some posts about problems between the two. Some posters
    > actually dumped NOD - but I'm not willing to do that.
    >
    > The banking mode function simply didn't work and I found posts about
    > this in the OA forum as well.
    >
    > I've now removed the OA trial version, used system restore to go back to
    > the point right before I installed it (I'd made a restore point), and
    > restored my data files from external backup. All appears to be
    > functioning properly again. And of course, I'm back to Windows Firewall!
    >
    > My impression is that OA Premium 64 bit was not ready for prime time and
    > they rushed it out, causing me (personally), many frustrated hours of
    > restoring my machine.
    >
    > Has anyone had experiences with OA Premium 64 bit on Win 7 with Office
    > 2010?
    >
    > Comodo doesn't appeal because of their linked AV. Is there anything
    > else I should try?


    COMODO's free personal fire wall is not coupled with their antivirus
    product in the following version:

    <http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php>

    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Louise


    HTH

    --
    1PW

  4. #4
    louise
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    On 10/30/2010 6:18 AM, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
    > louise<louise@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> Win 7 64 bit - Microsoft Outlook 2010
    >>
    >> Concerned that Windows firewall and an ancient Linksys NAT
    >> router might not be enough, I started researching firewalls
    >> once again. I've not used one since Sygate.

    >
    > [ Personal Firewall Troubles: *snip* ]
    >
    >> Comodo doesn't appeal because of their linked AV. Is
    >> there anything else I should try?

    >
    > Go back to the Windows Firewall. And if the firmware on your Linksys
    > router is kept up-to-date and properly configured, you won't need even
    > that.
    >
    > cu
    > 59cobalt


    How does one keep a router up to date? Are there firmware
    updates I don't know about?

    Thanks.

    Louise

  5. #5
    Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    louise <louise@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > On 10/30/2010 6:18 AM, Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
    >> louise<louise@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >>> Win 7 64 bit - Microsoft Outlook 2010
    >>>
    >>> Concerned that Windows firewall and an ancient Linksys NAT
    >>> router might not be enough, I started researching firewalls
    >>> once again. I've not used one since Sygate.

    >>
    >> [ Personal Firewall Troubles: *snip* ]
    >>
    >>> Comodo doesn't appeal because of their linked AV. Is
    >>> there anything else I should try?

    >>
    >> Go back to the Windows Firewall. And if the firmware on your Linksys
    >> router is kept up-to-date and properly configured, you won't need even
    >> that.

    >
    > How does one keep a router up to date?


    By updating the firmware?

    > Are there firmware updates I don't know about?


    I don't know what you know about, but Cisco does supply firmware updates
    for Linksys routers.

    Another option would be to use alternative firmwares like OpenWRT or
    Tomato.

    cu
    59cobalt
    --
    "If a software developer ever believes a rootkit is a necessary part of
    their architecture they should go back and re-architect their solution."
    --Mark Russinovich

  6. #6
    Nil
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    On 31 Oct 2010, louise <louise@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    comp.security.firewalls:

    > How does one keep a router up to date? Are there firmware
    > updates I don't know about?


    You didn't say what model router you have, so we would have no way of
    knowing. Check with Linksys.

  7. #7
    louise
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    On 11/1/2010 11:12 PM, Nil wrote:
    > On 31 Oct 2010, louise<louise@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    > comp.security.firewalls:
    >
    >> How does one keep a router up to date? Are there firmware
    >> updates I don't know about?

    >
    > You didn't say what model router you have, so we would have no way of
    > knowing. Check with Linksys.


    I have a WRT54GX
    Wireless G Broadband Router with SRX

    Louise

  8. #8
    Nil
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    On 01 Nov 2010, louise <louise@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    comp.security.firewalls:

    > I have a WRT54GX
    > Wireless G Broadband Router with SRX


    Like I said, check with Linksys.

    http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/linksys

  9. #9
    blue smurf
    Guest

    Re: Bad Experience Online Armor Premium 64 bit

    I had weird symptoms when tested Comodo 5. My network connection was
    otherwise fine
    but frequently it would drop to "access: local only" . Tried every trick i
    could find and none of them helped.
    Maybe some Vista 64bit bug or some conflict with Avast's shields?. But maybe
    Sphinx soft's Win7 firewall
    control is enough when behind router with Nat & spi?


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