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March 19, 2005, 9:38 am
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I am on XP Pro + SP1 and have taken out a trial of Outpost Pro 2.5.
I am finding it quite hard configuring this firewall. At the moment
my Opera browser gets blocked whenever my third-party clipboard
manager (Yankee Clipper) pastes a URL into the address bar.
Outpost complains about the clipboard utility trying to change a
component of the brwoser. Huh? I don't understand it and what's
worse i don't know how to prevent Outpost blocking the browser at
Can anyone advise please.
On a larger scale, is it worth peristing with Outpost? As it seems
like quite a headache to get right.
I do NOT REALLY NEED FEATURES for mail attachments, cookies, ActiveX,
scripts, etc. Those things my I do well enough in the browser or in
my antivirus software and I don't have a MAJOR NEED for a second line
of defense against them.
As beackground I have used:
Sygate Free 5.5 and Sygate Pro 5.5 and both were ok (reporting is
better than others but I would have like even more reporting tools).
free Kerio (2.1.5) but reporting and user interface were always a bit
too tricky to use comfortably.
Zone Alarm Pro 4.5 but I continually get alert messages about
loopback 127.0.0.1 and suspected application hijacking (EG when the
browser calls the emailer). Reporting is not good either.
Is it worth me trying a different firewall?