Will Little Snitch Slow down my computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DDar, Nov 25, 2008.

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    DDar

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    Hey, I just got Little Snitch and was wondering if it would slow down my computer and/or internet speed since it constantly monitors what's going on. =)
     
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    vandozza

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    i've used littlesnitch for at lease 12 months, and never really noticed a speed decrease. (and certainly no more than any other software based firewall that i've tried.)
     
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    reclusivemonkey

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    Same here. I don't notice it at all on my Mac Mini.
     
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    JG271

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    It doesn't slow down your internet, but if you don't buy the full version the pop up message saying the 3 hour trial period has expired gets a bit annoying.
     
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    Ivan José

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    Have used it for almost one year and noticed no issue about performance or decrease in Internet speed. It seems to be the other way round, since it avoids useless connections.

    It sucks a bit in the beginning, when you need to create rules for every application willing to establish a connection, but that's not a big deal.

    Ivan
     

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