Look'n'Stop + Windows Firewall

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by Osaban, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. Osaban

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    I have disabled "Internet Filtering" in L'n'S and activated Windows Firewall on a Vista machine, therefore L'n'S is only working as "Application Filtering". Would this combination create any conflict? TIA for any comments.
     
  2. Phant0m

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    Hi Osaban,

    It'll work that way also.
     
  3. Osaban

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    Thanks Phant0m, I know that it is pretty meaning less to substitute one for the other, but start up time is slightly faster as well as browsing in general (my own perception).
     
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    The application does take seconds to load fully on startup, but the slower browsing isn’t a shared experience.

    One test I had done was measure the a specific site loading time, one with and without Look 'n’ Stop installed, using for instance http://numion.com/Stopwatch/index.html. I ran the test three times with and three times without, to get an idea of the average loading times, nothing different with from without. This is just one type of test to measure browsing experience. But regardless of the tests, I don’t observe any more slower browsing with Look ‘n’ Stop than without Look ‘n’ Stop installed.

    Also things to consider, Look ‘n’ Stop installation doesn’t disable automatically the Windows Firewall, Look 'n’ Stop features like Protocol filtering ‘might’ affect very, very slightly the speed. But I never ‘noticed’ any difference anyways, and I do a LOT of browsing.
     
  5. Saraceno

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    Trying LNS out at well. Might give your recommendation a go Osaban on Win 7.

    Otherwise haven't noticed any slowdown with having Windows firewall running and internet filtering on. I know not to run both, but after seeing it didn't disable the windows firewall, and using it for a couple of days, was surprised windows firewall wasn't automatically disabled. Most users for example, who use/buy LNS, might not know to switch the windows one off.

    What are the benefits of this approach? Guessing because Windows firewall covers most of LNS protection areas.
     
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  6. Tonto

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    For the life of me i couldn't imagine disabling Internet Filtering in LnS probably far superior to Vista Firewall filtering.I am kinda a noob been lurking here for yrs no great real world experience so to speak at all!.But now i am curious surely PhantOm a firewall expert security specialist would point out more strongly why LnS would better suit your needs i will go back and reread maybe missing someting here.

    Or there really is no difference?
     
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