Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 (build 369/369)
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Following is a list of new features
-Ability to configure local packets filtering rules in order to increase the security behind local proxy
-Ability to configure transit packets filtering rules for better performance on the gateway PCs
-Rawsockets control allows protecting against direct low-level socket calls
-Ability to allow/block ICMP type 10 (Router Solicitation)
-Network mask support in Network Address dialogs
-Presets for working in Windows domain
-Support for creating rules for applications with non-English names
-Ability to add command line parameters for 'Run application' action in rules creation dialog
-Ability to accept one changed component for all applications at once
-Ability to view all controlled components for particular application
-Ability to rebuild component control database from scratch
-Protection against process memory space hijacking by malicious code (Copycat and Thermite leak tests)
-Prompt for launching a process in hidden window (former DisableNetworkForHiddenPrcoess option in outpost.ini)
-Password protection from unauthorized stopping/terminating of Outpost service
-Option to turn logging off without Outpost restart
-Export of log files in CSV format
-Log Viewer shows records in real time
-Component Control events are logged
-Ability to edit application rules while performing auto configuration during installation
-Ability to build Component Control database during installation
-Ability to run auto configuration both during installation and when creating a new configuration
-Access to Log Viewer can be protected by password
-Faster IGMP and ICMP packet processing
-"What's new" is available" from the Help menu
-Warning if user exits Outpost or switches it to Disable mode
"Show Log Viewer" option added to tray shortcut menu
-Outpost does not require a restart after entering registration key
-All passwords used in Outpost are encrypted
-License expiration date is shown in Outposts main window
-Automatically switching to Block most policy after certain period of inactivity or screen saver activation
-Ability to select a policy for Background mode
-Option to play sound when attack or port scanning is detected
-Option to unblock the IP that was blocked by Attack Detection plug-in after attack or port scanning
-Ability to turn on and off detection of attacks of particular type
-Exclusion list of IPs from which port scanning would not be detected
-Exclusion list of ports to which port scanning would not be detected
-Customizing a weight of danger for port to trigger Port Scanning detection warning
-Customizing a weight of danger to trigger Port Scanning detection warning for Low, Normal and Maximum modes
-Fine tuning of attack and scanning detection internal parameters
-All requests to remote port 53 violating the DNS standards are blocked
-Ability to exclude host from being cached
-Suspicious attachments with non-English names now also can be renamed so they cannot harm your computer
-CLSID attachments now also can be renamed to protect from malicious code execution
-Attachment extensions are shown in Attachment Quarantine Properties dialog
-Ability to download list of advertisement blocking keywords from Agnitum forum (AGNIS list)
-Import and export of the Ads and Content plug-in settings
-Referrer blocking on per site basis allows controlling your privacy on the selected sites only
-Option to prompt a request for blocking referrers
-Ability to exclude specific sites from being blocked by the Content plug-in

Following is a list of issues that were fixed
-BSOD on Hyper threading PCs
-Log Cleaner crashed and slowed performance
-Different kinds of system freezes including freeze due to alert on blocked attack, freeze during standby, freeze caused by malformed e-mails
-Incorrect service registration distorting TCP protocol performance
Memory leaks due to IGMP flood
-Troubles in rules settings for applications located not on hard disk (floppy, CD, etc.)
-Outpost crashed during Windows shutdown
-NetBIOS counters now show correct number of sent/received bytes
-Blocking of access to specific sites
-Errors while creating exclusions lists for Ads and Active content plug-ins
-[Last Hosts] option in outpost.ini is no more logged