First time poster here and apologies if I'm asking for the impossible answer
I really do like Outpost Firewall. It seems to have the least problems if all you want is a straightforward firewall and yet allows experienced folks to tinker & tune their setups to perfection.
My question concerns Outpost and its virus protection capabilities. Prior to purchasing Outpost I have always used Trend Micro's PC-Cillan and have to say it has dealt with all the virii etc etc thats its come across. In conjunction with that I have always used Blackice Defender but was unhappy with its inability to deal with the leaktest issues.
So now I use Trend Micro Internet Security but they have added a firewall module which IMHO is useless . Yet whenever I attempt to install Outpost it states that I'm on the road to Hell and should refrain from having two firewalls. Even when I disable Trend's firewall module Outpost still finds it and tells me dire stories .
Does anyone know of a workaround for this or should I simply dump Trend Micro or even dare I say it Outpost Firewall.
If someone can convince me that Outpost can stop virus's and trojans etc like dedicated AV software should perform then I'll gladly stay with Outpost. If that cannot be acheived is their any AV software that co-exists happily alongside Outpost.
Maybe someone has experience that AVG runs well with Outpost or possibly there is an Addon that might give Outpost more ooomph in the AV department.
To be honest I am loathe to loose Outpost and Trend Micro appears to be quite inflexible, however in terms of firwall knowledge I am a simple nooby.
All advice and help is greatly appreciated.
p.s ... love this Forum too.