Look 'n' Stop 2.0.6p1 Beta

Look 'n' Stop is a personal Firewall. Secured by Look 'n' Stop, your PC becomes fully invisible to net hackers by stopping all suspicious traffic. Rated among the highest firewall in leak tests. Unlike other firewalls, Look 'n' Stop is optimized to keep your computer and your connection running at peak performance, consuming very little resources. Look n Stop comes preconfigured and ready to use out of the box, you can easily set it up with a few mouse clicks. Look 'n' Stop is detected as a trusted firewall by the Microsoft Windows Security Center (Windows XP SP2). Look 'n' Stop is compatible with ICS - You can share your Internet connection safely between several computers. Look 'n' Stop also has build in support for powerful plug-in extensions to add functionality. The individual Look 'n' Stop license has no time limit. There is no annual fee.

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ive tried to find a suitable replacement for Sygate.. but i always end up going back.

Sygate is a straight forward, no nonsense firewall. It's not developed anymore which is a real shame.

I dont need all the bells and whistles and frankly the distractions that some of these firewalls have... Sygate asks you to allow or block an outgoing (or incoming) connection and that's that. end of story.

I installed Comodo (again--because I forgot I had tried it) after reading these comments and even though I tell it to allow Trillian and remember the setting, it prompts me 20 times for incoming/outgoing connections. Ditto on any other program.

Outpost had some nice features, but it was more flash than firewall.. it worked but who knows what it was doing.

I cant seem to move away from Sygate...

Software firewalls of a waste of time. You can hack software, there is always some sort of bug you can get around. Just get your self a router and let and hardware do its thing. Just have a nice antivirus on your system and thats all you need.

I do recommend NOD32 and it is very good on resrouces.

Stup0t said,
Software firewalls of a waste of time. You can hack software, there is always some sort of bug you can get around. Just get your self a router and let and hardware do its thing. Just have a nice antivirus on your system and thats all you need.

I do recommend NOD32 and it is very good on resrouces.

That is a really stupid statement... what do you think a router runs on? sure it's a separate hardware box but it still runs on software and as said before most router DO NOT block outgoing connections.

Also there's not a single anti virus that gets all the viruses and with new once being developed every day you could have one on your system with a fully updated NOD 32 and not know you might be function as a DDoS / spam bot in a large network with more pc owners that think they are safe behind their little router and anti virus.

I personally like this firewall

pro's:

* small and lightweight
* very detailed rule settings
* fairly simple interface

con's:

* This firewall is for "power users" you need good amount of networking knowledge to take full advantage of this firewall.


As for the people that think client side firewalls are useless when behind a router are probably the soul cause of the large amount of spam bots, viruses, spyware and other crap. Most home routers DO NOT block outgoing connections! If you download a trojan it can still connect to the outside. Not to mention more and more viruses and such make use UPnP to simply forward themselves on your router.

So I highly recommend you get at least some sort of firewall (no.. not windows firewall), you run a up to date anti virus scanner and regularly run a tool to scan for viruses.

Firewalls and AV's are about the same. It's your own personal choice on what you feel comfortable with and learn to trust. I've used LnS before. Didn't seem bad. I've used a lot of firewalls just playing around with them though too. Common sense is still your best line of defense.

To toadeater:
"They are useful for blocking OUTGOING traffic. There have been several instances where I was saved from disaster by my firewall blocking malware attempting to make outgoing connections to download it's payload. As a result, I don't need to run an AV in the background"

Your firewall blocking malware is good, but HARDLY a reason to ditch an antivirus scanner, and if it has saved you "SEVERAL" times, you obviously browse some rather questionable sites!

You said " This is the BEST software firewall around, period." Look and Stop ranks way down. There are 2 links that have Comodo on top. I use Comodo firewall and Avast. Together I am just as protected as any top name brand. But I use all free products.

This is the BEST software firewall around, period.

Check out some of the security forums around etc, Look n Stop is always highly recommended, and always passes those security test things at either #1 or #2 (behind Outpost's older version I think, I THINK)

Read and weep? I said I THOUGHT Outpost was the #1 ahead of Look n Stop, not that I was sure of it. Whether or not Comodo is any better than Look n Stop or any other firewall is subjective, as are those leak tests and other tests you linked to right away. Same with antivirus reports, one website says NOD32 is the bets, another says Kaspersky. Its subjective.

No they aren't, but they aren't needed if you have a router or hardware firewall.

A software firewall in the end, if you have "newbs" on your PC can save you from alot of headaches.

And that router or no firewall tells you about outgoing from your computer how?

LnS is not only a great product but unlike much of the competition you do not have to keep paying!

th3rEsa said,
Personal Firewalls are bull****...

They are useful for blocking OUTGOING traffic. There have been several instances where I was saved from disaster by my firewall blocking malware attempting to make outgoing connections to download it's payload. As a result, I don't need to run an AV in the background, I just run a firewall. It is less resource intensive and less problematic.

I've never heard of this, and am still looking for a decent x64 Vista compatible firewall. Would anyone recommend this?

Lant said,
I've never heard of this, and am still looking for a decent x64 Vista compatible firewall. Would anyone recommend this?
I would recommend the Windows Vista Firewall... :sleeping: