Little Snitch: Is it still flaky or does it work?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by drgrafix, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    New England
    I had been using Little Snitch a few years ago and I liked the idea that it showed me all I wanted to know about what was trying to get out to the internet. I disabled it about a year ago... and recently was playing around, got it going again but apparently its now outdated and is throwing up popups for Google and everything. Is the latest version flaky LOL or is it acting erratic because its so old? Debating an upgrade.

    Running OS X 10.6.8 and ready to jump forward to latest.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Sounds like it was doing it's job. Google tries to track a lot with different domains (,, etc.) that always block. I actually block those in DNS with *, etc.
    I don't have it so I can't answer your question on Mountain Lion unfortunately.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    It works as advertised, for me, and I'm running Mountain Lion. I do think it was the fact that you had it disabled for so long, and now it's frantically trying to figure out what you want blocked or not.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
  5. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    More details? Screenshots?

    Google is used by a hell of a lot of apps.

    I have LS 2.4 installed on Leopard and it is literally *perfect*.

    "TCP Block" does a similar job, albeit with less control, and is free. Works on Leopard and newer.
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2011
    Using it since Tiger.
    Now at MLion

    Its rule set has learned what I want to know about.

  8. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    How does Little Snitch differ from Do Not Track+??:confused:
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    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    Not sure; I haven't seen Do Not Track+?? before.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Reno, NV
    Don't use version 3.x if you connect to a bunch of peers, as it currently has a bug in it that gobbles up memory. My Little Snitch Network Monitor is currently using 1.7 GB of my 8 GB.

    They posted this on their forums a few weeks ago:

    We are currently hard working on improving the memory and CPU
    consumption of the Little Snitch Network Monitor.

    The reason for eating up so much memory currently is, that
    all connections are monitor and stored even if those connections
    have occurred hours ago. Caused by a bug.

    By using services such as torrent, connecting to hundreds of
    different servers, the number of connection increases,
    and so does the memory consumption.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, but as already mentioned, we
    are working hard to get the best performance.

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