LambChopLassie

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I have had to do a reinstall of system and for some reason cant get OA license accepted. Know it is no longer supported but ike others still run it as best round. Not the first time since discontinued etc so have you blocked keys now if we have to reinstall etc.?

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Online Armor will no longer install.  All the back office support functions that were needed for it have been shut down.  If I am not mistaken the current EIS /EAM products no longer support XP

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The system that Online Armor would verify license information with should be shut down by now. I think the only reason it had remained online was because we hadn't discontinued update support for our old products that still supported Windows XP, however due to the fact that there are no longer any new database updates compatible with those products we have completely shut down support for them in our update and license verification servers.

Note if you're using Windows XP, there are major security holes that make it impossible to properly secure it when using the Internet, and we highly recommend that you discontinue use of Windows XP as soon as possible. Even if you have to replace it with some variety of Linux or Unix, or some other alternative operating system, you would be vastly better off than continuing to use Windows XP.

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Thank you. I have been trying to put it back onto a Lap Top my husband uses mainly for soccer.  He let it go to W 10 and has complained ever since of popping in messages fro Windows whilst watching soccer video's  just as a goal is about to be scored.

So having had enough of the complaints I took it back to factory settings which were luckily Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. 

And Windows 7 is being supported right up to 2020 and I reckon beyond as many millions still using it or having no support for XP have like businesses - gone to Windows 7 Pro as I did in my business now XP gone and it has worked correctly for years now on my home  desk top pc which is W7 Home Premium SP1.

It is the licence window that is coming up on boot so that explains why wont take the license it had prior to W10 removing it.

As it did on the Lap top til W10 arrived and I feel guilty as protected all my computers for work etc but missed the little one he uses for soccer mainly as we dont get a lot here in Australia .

Had a look around and there simply isnt anything as good as Free OA basic firewall around even now. Shame its not able to carry its reputation on longer as best of the best.  And on looking amazed at how many others still using OA today like I do. Really it is a flagship icon of your ability to make top of the world  programs

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8 hours ago, LambChopLassie said:

It is the licence window that is coming up on boot so that explains why wont take the license it had prior to W10 removing it.

Just to be sure, I tested activating an Online Armor Premium license, and it appears to no longer be possible, which I would expect since our update support for older products should have been shut down by now, and Online Armor's license activation was tied to that old update system.

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23 hours ago, LambChopLassie said:

Thanks I will give it a go - tried their anti-virus - excellent - nut bit too complicated.

OK gave it a go. It installed Dragon browser and worse internet security which either I didn't notice or slipped in. Along with Geek Buddy and I remember now why I didn't like their antivirus. Its incestuous. For one thing Geek buddy is paid program set up for USA so got rid of that but even with Geek could not uninstall the internet security part which clashed with my anti Virus - which was what alerted me - Avast - and in the end had to do a forced uninstall with Geek. Love Geek best uninstaller and free.  So thanks but it certainly is not even close to being as good as Online Armour Free Firewall. 

Guess it worked for you but not for me - I like a free standing Firewall. Back to Windows on laptop and have to pray I never lose W7 on this desk top as it is running OA firewall as it has for years no problems such a shame its not free or even stand alone. I would pay for stand alone. Its that good. Best if these programs are stand alone saves hassles.

I know Comodo has good rep but it really isnt for me or anyone who doesnt want to be nagged silly Avast is getting a bit like that but then seems to be the new norm. :(

 

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12 hours ago, GT500 said:

I know that Emsisoft Internet Security doesn't have all of the advanced features that Online Armor did, but have you checked it out to see if it does what you need it to? It shouldn't nag you like COMODO Firewall does.

I know this forum is not about Comodo Firewall, but i have to make a few comments about your post....

Nag ???

I have been using Comodo Firewall for years, and i have never seen or had any problems with "nagging"...

It will alert you when something important is happening, but it´s supposed to do that isn´t it ?

However, Comodo Firewall also has a HIPS (called Defence + in older versions) which, depending on the settings, can be a bit annoying...

But the settings can be changed, and the HIPS can be disabled, you don´t have to use it...

But having a firewall or HIPS that doesn´t alert you when something is going on is like having a guard-dog that doesnt´t bark when intruders are entering your house..:D

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On 2/19/2017 at 6:18 AM, LambChopLassie said:

OK gave it a go. It installed Dragon browser and worse internet security which either I didn't notice or slipped in. Along with Geek Buddy....

You have to be alert when you install software, not just Comodo Firewall...

Otherwise you might get unwanted "extras".

I haven´t installed Comodo Firewall for a long time, i´m still using v7, so i don´t know how it looks nowadays during installtion,

but the last time i tried a newer version there was options to select some or all part of Comodo  Internet Security.

But that´s a subject for Comodos own forum...

Anyway, Comodo Firewall works well together with Emsisoft Antimalware, which is why i recommended it.

 

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15 hours ago, hackerman1 said:

Nag ???

I have been using Comodo Firewall for years, and i have never seen or had any problems with "nagging"...

It will alert you when something important is happening, but it´s supposed to do that isn´t it ?

However, Comodo Firewall also has a HIPS (called Defence + in older versions) which, depending on the settings, can be a bit annoying...

I was quoting someone. ;)

As for whether or not COMODO's software does truly "nag", I haven't touched a COMODO product in probably 6 or 7 years. The last time I ran a COMODO firewall, Defense+ drove me crazy with frequent alerts. EIS on the other hand will very rarely do that, as it relies on several mechanisms to reduce the number of alerts that people see.

 

9 hours ago, hackerman1 said:

You have to be alert when you install software, not just Comodo Firewall...

Otherwise you might get unwanted "extras".

Keep in mind that there are anti-virus software vendors that don't resort to tactics like that to make money. It might be a good idea to stick to software made by companies that don't sell their souls to bundled software for extra profit.

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As i said above: "Comodo Firewall also has a HIPS (called Defence + in older versions) which, depending on the settings, can be a bit annoying...

But the settings can be changed, and the HIPS can be disabled, you don´t have to use it..."

I said: "You have to be alert when you install software, not just Comodo Firewall...

Otherwise you might get unwanted "extras"."

It seems that you misunderstood me.

What i meant was that you might get parts of Comodo Internet Security (CIS) that you do not want, fx. Comodo Antivirus.

I did not mean that Comodo is trying to make you pay for parts of it, Comodo Internet Security is free.

But since you got EAM you fx. don´t need Comodo Antivirus...

 

Anyway, i just installed the latest version on my testsystem, and the only options are:

Installation Directory

Enable “Cloud Based Behavior Analysis of untrusted files (Privacy Policy)

Send anonymous program usage (e.g. crashes, errors, clicks. etc.) statistics to COMODO to improve product quality.

Which means that all components are installed by default, but that is not a problem since you can disable the parts that you do not want.

 

However , i discovered another problem after installing it, it doesn´t work properly and it crashes.

It also crashes when you try to uninstall it...

So if you want a free, and good, alternative to Online Armour, then you might want to try an older version of Comodo Firewall instead.

They can be found on Filehippo...

And since i´m (still) using CIS v7 i cannot verify how the newer versions work together with EAM.

I might upgrade to a newer version later on, to see how it works together with EAM, but that´s another story, and the subject for another thread...

 

ps.

the new editor is very confusing when you want to quote..

ds.

 

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6 minutes ago, hackerman1 said:

I said: "You have to be alert when you install software, not just Comodo Firewall...

Otherwise you might get unwanted "extras"."

It seems that you misunderstood me.

What i meant was that you might get parts of Comodo Internet Security (CIS) that you do not want, fx. Comodo Antivirus.

I did not mean that Comodo is trying to make you pay for parts of it, Comodo Internet Security is free.

But since you got EAM you fx. don´t need Comodo Antivirus...

I was referring to other kinds of "extras". ;)

 

7 minutes ago, hackerman1 said:

ps.

the new editor is very confusing when you want to quote..

You can highlight a part of a post you would like to quote, and then a little option will appear to quote the highlighted part of the post. Personally I prefer the old-fashioned way of manually writing the BBCode (less scrolling back and forth), but once you get used to the new way it isn't difficult to do.

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