Online Armor Premium vs. Look n Stop

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  1. cthorpe

    cthorpe Registered Member

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    So I own two licenses for Look n Stop that I use on my home PC and my wife's laptop. I am looking at Online Armor Premium due to the Gizmo discount/giveaway. The promotion ends tonight, so I was wondering if anyone who has used both has a preference. I am running Vista Home PRemium 32bit with NOD32 v4. WE havea dd-wrt router at home, but my wife does use her laptop at various public wifi spots.

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    No harm in trying OA as you will get it for free but as ssj100 said it has HIPS so it would question for every application execution.
     
  3. MikeNash

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    No, not so. It would question for every application that was not on the whitelist, or known to be dangerous :)
     
  4. Toby75

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    Hi Mike,

    Does OA have an option to deny any new executable by default with no prompting?

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  5. cthorpe

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    Mike, can you tell me about the ease of getting a computer secured for use on public wifi spots and then transitioning to a home secure network and being able to share resources?

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    OA is a FW + HIPS. Look n Stop is a pure Firewall that is the lightest ive ever used. it all depends on ur needs which u use.
     
  7. cthorpe

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    I do like the lightness on LnS. I am concerned, however, that LnS is too complicated to set up appropriately on my wife's laptop. I want to make sure she is secure as possible without making it difficult to do the work she needs to do. I also want something that she can adjust as neccessary depending on where she is. For example, if she's at a coffee shop, she would want the strictest protection available. If she goes to a trusted friend's house, she might want to reduce some security to be able to share files or print to a network printer. Is OA easier for those kinds of rapid changes and the initial set up?
     
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    it probly wuld be since LnS is a rule based firewall and not application based. although the good things about LnS is thers a tab in the app (forget exactly what its called. maybe activity or something) where it shows all the connections happening and u can see if something is being blocked RIGHT as its happening which makes it easy to rightclick it and allow it.

    but simply because LnS is rule based. for a not knowledgable user i say use OA. it wuld be easier to do the initial config.
     
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