Outpost Security Suite Free
There are still many users striving to find the best security solution for their computers and the wide variety of applications that claim to they can provide the most powerful protection one would need can be quite confusing.
In case you are still trying to decide which software is most appropriate for your environment, you can take a closer look at Outpost Security Suite Free. Since it is more than a simple antivirus program that will only detect and remove malware threats, this utility comes with a broader scope to cover other areas as well.
From the easy to use and friendly GUI you can check out immediately the status of all the components and fix on the spot the issues any of them could have. A great addition is the built-in firewall that should handle all incoming and outgoing network traffic to block intruders that may want to get inside your PC.
Unfortunately, the firewall module is not too customizable and you can only create rules that apply to all the applications installed onto the system. Other products have a more simple and effective approach which takes into account the programs themselves as well. More precisely, Outpost Security Suite Free doesn't offer an option to put any processes or apps onto a list that either blocks or allows their functioning.
More prone to personalization is the Anti-Malware module that has its own quarantine where all the identified threats are send to. Thus, the protection scope, operation mode and scan methods can be set in accordance to your needs with just a few clicks. The stealing of sensitive data is in the care of the Anti-Leak component that joins forces with the Anti-Spam and Mail Scanner modules to broaden the security spectrum.
To sum things up, Outpost Security Suite Free is a solid candidate and the shortcomings of its firewall is to be easily avoided by using an independent one that can get along with this software solution.