Little Snitch for Mac User Reviews

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Little Snitch 2.5.2 does NOT run in 64 bit"

    June 26, 2012  |   By sleepytiger

    Version: Little Snitch 2.5

    Pros

    There are claims circulating that Little Snitch 2.5.2 supports 64 bit mode. Simply Google, "Little Snitch 64 bit" & you'll see for yourself. As Marshall McLuhan noted, "I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it."

    Cons

    It may reportedly "support" 64 bit mode but it doesn't actually run in 64 bit mode according to my Snow Leopard's (v.10.6.8) proprietary Activity Monitor application. What's up with that? Am I missing something?

    Summary

    I would gladly purchase Little Snitch Version 2.5.2, however, until the folks @objectivedevlopment come up with a fix or check with the powers that be at Apple about the issue, I think I'll hold on to my $29.95.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A product you must have"

    April 24, 2012  |   By adrie2009

    Version: Little Snitch 2.5.1

    Pros

    you can see what ports an app wants to use to go on internet. when you don't know the app just block the entrance to internet

    Cons

    i don't know Cons or it must be that you choose to accept the entrance through so many different ports to internet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not at all helpful to me"

    March 31, 2012  |   By sal55555

    Version: Little Snitch 2.5

    Pros

    Let's you know what your apps are up to

    Cons

    Doesn't indicate whether it's anything to be concerned about.

    Summary

    Thought it was a nuisance and uninstalled it. The things it notified me of were, best I could tell, routine, and even if there had been cause for alarm, I wouldn't have known it without researching each alert. Other users love it - they probably know a great deal more than I do!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I don't understand how to use this...."

    February 11, 2012  |   By Ensatina

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4.4

    Pros

    don't know yet, can't figure it out.

    Cons

    I don't know how to tell if I need to deny something. I denied one item and then I couldn't do a google search... so went back and allowed it to go through - then I was fine. I got this because I inadvertently clicked on a facebook link from someone whose account was hijacked and later got a message from google that said "We're sorry... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries." I thought that might have had something to do with the Facebook issue and thought littlesnitch might help me with that, but I tried the same search after installing little snitch and still got the same message from google. oh well.

    Summary

    I'm only giving it one star and only because I have to in order to post this. Littlesnich could be great, I have no idea because I don't know how to use it. They shouldn't assume everyone understands how to use the product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must have App."

    October 20, 2011  |   By retiretofl

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4.4

    Pros

    It just works right

    Cons

    I guess only Con is, it is not free

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 4, 2012

    Best Mac Program out there. I wish it had a PC ver. too. Takes control, in a good way.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Know who is being contacted by your computer!"

    October 20, 2011  |   By jmumaugh

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4.4

    Pros

    Little Snitch works in the background. You do train it to know what you will allow but that is not a difficult chore.

    Cons

    I would like to know what was planned to send out but when I asked about that, it was pointed out that it was probably coded anyway and I still wouldn't know was was being sent. I think the company that makes Little Snitch were correct.

    Summary

    This is an excellent program and well worth the price.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very active application"

    October 2, 2011  |   By walt3bar

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4.2

    Pros

    It seemed to do what it is supposed to do

    Cons

    Trial was way too short
    Interruptions during trial were many

    Summary

    Maybe the full version, after its learning curve, is less obtrusive. I would have liked to try it for more than the few hours allowed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Early CNET download link error -- wrong file"

    July 29, 2011  |   By KerryGinn--2008

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4.1

    Pros

    certified virus-free

    Cons

    CNET currently downloads InstallTeamDrive2.4.124_TMDR.dmg instead of the requested Little Snitch

    Summary

    Untill CNET fixes the link, visit the Objective Development site for the software update.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the bodyguard for privacy"

    July 24, 2011  |   By lumac--2008

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4

    Pros

    look above

    Cons

    nothing to find

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome! Meets a definite need to insure privacy"

    July 23, 2011  |   By JR LaGourgue

    Version: Little Snitch 2.4

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    What can I say?

    Summary

    Super software!

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