Look 'n' Stop - review

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by Creer, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've just found this one of the newest reviews of LnS:
    Read more:
    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/reviews/36598.aspx
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  2. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    L&S is a good solid firewall which does what it promises: being a Firewall

    I tried it after this review, only installing 2.07 in XP gives unsigned driver prompts (the reviewer explicitely mentions signed drivers, maybe this is for Vista/win7 x64 versions).

    Playing around with a real firewall (after so long only having played with Matousec HIPS champs also providing FW functionality as Comodo, Outpost, PCTools, OA,) you are bound to be surprised. I was under attack o_O and after a few sound notificatons I lost Wireless connection.

    What was this? Did I oversee some intrusion? Checking the excellent logs, I soon discovered the cause, my wireless router was the intruder confirming WPA2 passes. L&S even has sample rules for tackling this, I only had to change MAC address and IP, to smooth out this glitch. Yep, that is what a real FW does: excellent filtering.

    I never understood why Creer kept L&S besides the excellent DW v3. Reading his testing of the DW v3 beta, I understood that he knew what he was doing, so I never raised the question. When a poweruser keeps L&S besided a splendid HIPS as DefenseWall with FW functionality, it is a compliment to the filtering capacities of L&S. :thumb:

    Regards Kees
     
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  3. Triple Helix

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  4. Creer

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    I noticed the same thing on my second computer with Win XP on the board. On Windows 7 that has never happened so far, so probably yes, this is only XP OS related notification about signed drivers.

    Yes you are right, there are many firewall products on the market these days (I tested most of them in the past) which offers "peace of mind" plus extra gives you all possible methods of protection available on the World... they are good, very good, but... everyone is different so the solution have to fits well for each individual.
    What I really like in LnS is KIS (not KISS ;)), however it requires your attention at the beginning but once configured just works also as a benefit for you is that you can gain a knowledge about networking. I'm still learning about it because I like it I also like to get more details about current Internet/PC connection and have a greater scope for action, my action and decision - this is why I have only HIPS enabled in DWPF (despite that DWPF with FW enabled works well with 3rd party FW, with LnS also) and separate FW LnS installed.
    This is also why I decided to support this a great product which is unfortunately underrated by many, wrongly.
    I hope LnS will be in good condition for many years, also thanks to Frederic for his hard working on it and great support on this forum.

    Regards,
    Creer
     
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  5. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Unfortunately most now look for a firewall that will block malware from connecting out, and follow a firewalls ability based on leaktest results.

    From my own point of view/setup, I stop malware/Viri from getting on my system in the first place.

    For Internet connections, I want a fully configurable packet filter, for that I use Look`n`Stop.

    - Stem
     
  6. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Welcome aboard then Creer!

    .. usually nice to see reviews for Look ‘n’ Stop, thanks for informing. :)



    Hi Stem,

    I totally agree, 100% :)
     
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