Application Rule Limit and Launching other applications warning

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  1. mrgrieves

    mrgrieves Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Every now and again LnS hits the limit for the number of applications it can cope with in its list. I don't have *that* many in there either. Is there anything I can do? (Obviously I go through and delete ones I don't think I need any more)

    What would be really nice, is if in the "Allow/Deny" dialog, LnS had the option "just for now" like other firewalls. This is so useful if you either don't know the answer or are installing something and it's just a temporary file asking for permission.

    Also, I'm a little disappointed that there hasn't been a single update since I bought LnS in December 04, when I think there are some very useful things (e.g. the above!) that could be added without bloating the app.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    LnS does have this. in the allow/deny dialog box, there are two boxes; one says "Only this time" and the other "Only this session". if u dont see the two check boxes, maybe u need to enable Advanced mode?
     
  3. mrgrieves

    mrgrieves Registered Member

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    AHh, I hadn't switched Advanced Mode on! (To be honest LnS already looks a little advanced to me so the thought of an even more advanced mode was a bit scary...) I've done so now and will see what happens next time.

    (I wonder if this should be enabled by default and not included in 'Advanced Mode' as I would imagine it's useful to pleb users like me and not just advanced users?)

    Thanks very much for the quick, helpful reply! :)
     
  4. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Hi,

    Are you sure all the 128 apps listed in the application list are really needed ?
    Perhaps you could remove some of them if you are not using some app each day.
    If you don't have 128 apps, perhaps you are not using a recent version of Look 'n' Stop ?

    Regards,

    Frederic
     
  5. mrgrieves

    mrgrieves Registered Member

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    Well I do periodically (i.e. when LnS tells me to!) remove them because there are a fair few that are temporary files. My main problem is that often I don't know what something in the list is (in retrospect).

    Now LnS gives me the option not ro remember the setting, this should help.

    But 128 doesn't seem like a very large limit to me, I would still question whether this cannot be extended. As a regular (non advanced) user, I don't really want to have to wade through the list deleting all the temporary apps that started other termporary apps. (As a non-advanced user I will probably not even know what most of these apps are for exceot at the time I answer Accept or Decline)
     
  6. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Are you using a recent version of Look 'n' Stop ?

    Normally a feature was added to have Look 'n' Stop automatically removes old entries (when the exe no longer exists). This should cover all temp apps.

    Frederic
     
  7. mrgrieves

    mrgrieves Registered Member

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    I'm using 2.05p2 Oct 5 2004. As far as I know there's no official version later than this. (From the LnS home page, 2.05 still shows as the most recent version)
     
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