What is outpost.exe?

The genuine outpost.exe file is a software component of Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro by Agnitum.
Outpost.exe is an executable file that runs Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro, a security software that provides a secure firewall and protects systems from incoming targeted attacks. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro features filtering network traffic and provides protection from various kinds of threats such as hackers, data leaks, malware, etc. The program also blacklists malicious websites, blocks harmful content and automatically encrypts IDs and passwords. Agnitum Ltd is a Russian company that develops security solutions for Windows users. The company started off in 1990 by creating anti-trojan and monitoring solutions for home users. It has currently ventured into personal firewall and Internet security with Outpost Firewall Pro as its flagship product. Agnitum is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Outpost stands for Outpost Firewall main module

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the outpost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Outpost.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with outpost
Outpost.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Outpost Firewall main module belongs to software Agnitum Outpost Firewall or Outpost Firewall by Agnitum (

Description: Outpost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Outpost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,720 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 91,648 bytes, 78,848 bytes, 88,064 bytes or 89,600 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Outpost.exe is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Outpost.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as outpost.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the outpost.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Excellent FireWall
Firewall program, plugin capable.
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Aginutm Outpost, excellent firewall
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Summary: Average user rating of outpost.exe: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 8 users think outpost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks outpost.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving outpost issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with outpost. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the outpost.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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