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Postby JeanInMontana » Mon May 19, 2008 4:05 pm

Welcome to the Online Armor Newsletter

Welcome to edition 2 of the Online Armor newsletter. In every issue, we'll include hints and tips on using Online Armor, news of latest releases and other news from Online Armor.

In this issue:

* Learn how to use Run Safer: A cool feature designed to keep you safe
* Monthly Special
* Online Armor in the News
* Upgrade Details - what's changed, what's fixed?
* Announcing our reseller and affiliate programs
* 8 Reasons to Upgrade to the paid version
* Give us your Feedback

Feature Highlight: Run Safer

One of Online Armor's most powerful, and often overlooked features.

Security Experts often advise you to run windows logged in as a restricted (or limited) user. When logged in as a limited access user, certain functions (such as installing drivers, or modifying windows settings) are not permitted. This logical approach means that should malware get on to your computer the damage it can do is limited.

However, the problem is that many programs do not work correctly in this mode � which means most people (deliberately or unknowingly) run windows as an administrative user at home. It�s the classic sacrifice between security and convenience.

Online Armor implements a clever feature called �Run Safer� which allows individual programs to run in this restricted way, even if you are logged in as an administrator. If the program which you are running in �safer� mode starts another program, that too will inherit the safer settings.

So, what does this do for you? Programs that connect to the internet � Internet Explorer, Instant Messengers, Email programs are targets for hackers to try and get their programs on to your computer � either through exploits or trickery. If you set each of these programs to �Run Safer� (you�ll see a green border around any �Safer� programs) � then even if these programs try to run the damage they can cause is limited.

Run Safer is available in all versions of Online Armor; You can make a program run safer in Program Guard by selecting it, and choosing advanced options.

To see how to make a program runsafer, you can view a demo video in online help.
Monthly Special - Exclusive offer

Monthly Special - Exclusive offer

Use the promo code OAMAY anytime in the next 15 days and you can get $15 off any Online Armor product (except renewals). If you're not sure why you'd want to upgrade, then here are 8 good reasons.
Online Armor News

Online Armor Best Firewall Software of 2008

Online Armor�s paid version has just won Best Firewall Software of 2008 as voted by Scot�s Newsletter Blog and its reader. Scot Finnie is a respected journalist and is the editor in chief of computer world mag.

Aussie Companies to watch

Tall Emu has also been included in a list of Aussie Companies to watch by IT industry expert Len Rust.

Online Armor now has a blog

We’re happy to announce the Online Armor blog, which we’ll be using as an alternative way to inform people about Online Armor news, events , hints and tips. Our blog will be used to help our users understand security issues and how to use Online Armor. For example, the Shields Up test is a commonly misunderstood test for users that have modems or routers – at our blog, we explain how this test works in some (non technical) detail.

So, please wander by and take a look – if you have any suggestions for articles you’d like to see, please contact us.
Full upgrade details

The last few Online Armor release details are displayed below.

Release - 18th April 2008

Fixed: An oamon BSOD
Fixed: Block during boot/OA Settings
Fixed: Install mode improved to reduce popups
Fixed: Some Access Violations reported by user
Fixed: OA Settings can become corrupted, causing Safety Check Wizard to rerun.

Release - 14th April 2008

Fixed: Green border consistency now shows status, not setting
Fixed: Starting default browser from OA goes to homepage, not target
Fixed: AV in country list
Fixed: Additional "storage integrity control" for settings
Fixed: BSOD in oamon driver

Release - 7th April 2008

Fixed: "Run Safer" may not work depending on parent program
Fixed: Deleted program settings are remembered
Added: Double-clicking OA icon with GUI open will activate it
Fixed: Activation Keys Issue (evaluation key registration problems!)
Added: Stop pendingrename (delete) of OA main files
Fixed: Explorer Error
Fixed: Double Pinned Item on start menu
Fixed: breakout2 test failed in certain condition
Fixed: OA can be terminated in certain conditions (APT Kill 7)
Fixed: Internal bug which could cause process misidentification when program guard is de-activated.
Added: Prototype "Green Border" added around programs that have run-safer selected.
Improved: Protection of OA registry Keys
Changed: New button styles
Fixed: Internal testing bugs and crash of OA reported by testers
Fixed: Com files scanned properly on start (AV+)
Added: Additional commandline processing
Resellers and Affiliates

In response to many requests, we've now launched both a Reseller program and an Affiliate Program.
8 Reasons to upgrade to the Full Paid version

1. Online Banking Protection: Never worry about banking online again. Online Armor banking mode locks down your session while you are doing your banking online.
2. Identity Theft Protection: Probably the number one threat online; identity theft ruins lives. Online Armor protects you from phishing and key logging techniques that these criminals use.
3. Automatic Updates:
4. Import/Export Security settings:
5. DNS Checker: This stops programs from manipulating your windows settings to misdirect you to fake sites.
6. Keylogger Detection: Online Armor protects your passwords and private information from being stolen by blocking the keylogger as it tries to activate. Online Armor's behaviour detection ensures that even specially created or new keyloggers are detected and prevented.
7. Mail Filter: "Phishing" is the name of a scam which uses fake emails and websites to trick users into disclosing personal information. Online Armor checks inbound mail for tricks used by scammers and, depending on the certainty it will warn you or remove the email. The mail filter works with any email client that supports POP3 or IMAP, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, The Bat, Incredemail, Eudora and others.
8. Web Filter: Many websites use tricks to install dangerous software on your computer. The type of software can range from the irritating display of popup advertising, through to software designed to steal information or defraud you.


We know we are not perfect and we will only get better if we listen to our users on how we can improve. There are no areas that are off limits so please tell us whatever you feel will be of benefits to all OA users.
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