I've been using Outpost Firewall 6.5.1 (2009) Free for several years now.
I realize this version has been unsupported for quite a while now. It does seem however to continue working..
I would consider upgrading to the Outpost Firewall Pro 7.5 version, but the latter has a WebGuard or real-time AntiSpyware guard.
My AV is Avira Anitvirus Premium which has a WebGuard, and I fear they would conflict. I've read about such conflicts on the Avira support forum.
Since I do like the Avira antivirus Premium, I'm a bit of a loss with getting a standalone firewall. Most today contain some realtime guard protection of one sort or another. Or they're part of a more comprehensive internet security suite.
My question is as follows:
How well is Outpost 6.5 still functioning as a Firewall?
I realize there haven't been any upgrades to this version in a long time. I have tested my security with GRC's Shields Up (all ports are stealthed and passed leaktest)
I do realize the stealthed ports might merely reflect the Routers filtering...
and with the: "Comodo Parent Injection Leak Test Suite". It passed that as well
Are there further considerations as to whether this older version of Outpost Firewall is still effectively functioning as a firewall?
Thanks in advance:
Avira Antivirus Premium 2012
Outpost Firewall Free (2009) 6.5.1
Windows XP Professional edition SP3