ProPort, is it a good complement for a firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zorrozorrito, Aug 5, 2004.

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  1. zorrozorrito

    zorrozorrito Guest

    I found this complement for a firewall, is it good?

    ProPort is a trojan/nuke protection program. It will monitor local ports for incoming connections or attacks, and optionally disconnect them.

    ProPort comes with a default list of 300 common trojan ports to monitor (SubSeven, NetBus, Back Orifice, etc), and can be edited by the user.

    Features include:

    unlimited port monitoring
    auto connection kill
    port list editing
    attack log
    remote filter
    process manager
    autostart method spy
    autostart file editing
    file scanning
    Number of downloads: 15175
    User rating: - Based on 2 ratings

    ... link removed for review CrazyM

    thanks to all!!!
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  2. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    SW WA
    Trojan Hunter reports AIM trojan (?) in this app.
  3. RadicalEdward

    RadicalEdward Registered Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    I hit it with the jotti online malware scanner...

    And it got nothing....I also hit it with Mcafee and ewido, and still got nothing....but better safe than sorry.
  4. zorrozorrito

    zorrozorrito Guest

    mmmmm, maybe I better don´t trust it
  5. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
    Most trojans can be easily modified to use another port and many P2P programs use random ports to avoid filtering. Any software that tries to identify trojan activity by port number alone is therefore going to both raise false positives and provide inadequate protection.

    Proper anti-virus/anti-trojan software is a better option - port monitors are more useful for program diagnostics or to check on what data a program is sending. However some port monitors will not coexist with some firewalls (TCPView Pro and Outpost being one example).
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