Outpost Installation Guide – Step by Step
Outpost's installation procedure is very easy. In this installation guide we will help you with the installation and explain all the necessary steps to install Outpost. The following instructions are valid for installing Outpost Security Suite Pro. If you are installing Outpost Firewall Pro or Outpost Antivirus Pro you may experience minor differences in the installation procedure, but most of the steps will be same. Let's start!
Before you start
Make sure that there are no other security suites or firewalls (including older versions of Outpost products) installed on your computer before you start installing Outpost Security Suite Pro. This can be checked in the system Control Panel.
Step 1 – Download the Installation Package
Visit one of the following download pages:
- Outpost Security Suite Pro Download Page
- Outpost Firewall Pro Download Page
- Outpost Antivirus Pro Download Page
Follow the on-page instructions to find out the correct installation package and click the download button.
You will be asked to Run, Save or Cancel the download:
You will be asked where to save the file. Choose an arbitrary location of your choice on your hard disk, then click Save.
Open the folder where you saved the file and double-click on it to start the installation.
You may be asked whether you want to run the installation package:
If you have User Account Control enabled, you may be asked whether you want to allow the installation process
to install Outpost to your computer:
Step 2 – Starting Installation
When the installation process starts choose the installation process language and click OK:
A welcome message will be displayed:
On the next screen you can read the license agreement:
On this screen you can also choose whether you want to join the ImproveNet community. ImproveNet is a system that collects configurations of Outpost products' users so that Agnitum security experts can analyse the rules Outpost users use and create new automatic rules and settings that are distributed back to the community. The goal of the system is to make Outpost recognize as many legitimate applications as possible and prevent unnecessary popups. It can also be used to distribute certain application rules to Outpost users in case a new vulnerability is found or during mass virus infection. Unless you uncheck the checkbox on this screen, your Outpost will join the ImproveNet community.
In order to continue you have to click Accept.
Step 3 – Mode Selection
The next step is to select whether you want to run Outpost in the Simple mode or in the Expert mode:
Your choice will affect the installation process as well as the initial configuration of your Outpost. We recommend you to choose the Simple mode because in this mode Outpost will automatically handle almost all security related situations that will happen on your computer. The Expert mode should be used by advanced users only. In the Expert mode, Outpost will ask you for your decision when a security related situation arises on your computer. In order to make right decisions in the Expert mode, you are assumed to have expert knowledge about computer security and operating system.
If you select the Expert mode, the installation wizard will offer you additional screens where you can setup which components of Outpost Security Suite Pro you want to install, into which location Outpost will be installed, whether Outpost should update itself during the installation process, and whether the rules for well-known applications should be created automatically or not. Then the installation process will continue as in case of the Simple mode selection.
Step 4 – Extracting Files and Installing Components
Now you have to wait until the installation wizard extracts installation files and installs support libraries and product components.
Then it automatically performs the product update so that you are protected against the latest malware. Finally, your system
is scanned and SmartScan data is created. The SmartScan data are used during all future scans of your computer making the scanning
extremely fast. It works on a principle of storing the details of previous scans in order to avoid rechecking the files
that had already been scanned and had not changed since the last scan.
When everything is done, click Finish.
The installation is almost complete. The last thing to do is to restart your computer:
Click Finish to restart your computer.
Step 5 – Register Your Outpost
After the reboot your system is protected with Outpost. You will be shown a registration window:
If you already have the registration key click Enter Key to enter it. If you do not have the key yet, you can buy Outpost Security Suite Pro or click Purchase. If you are not sure about buying Outpost Security Suite Pro yet and you just want to evaluate it for the 30-day trial period, click Continue.
Congratulations! Your have just completed the last step of the Outpost installation process.