Winpooch as outbound application firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by soccerfan, Dec 9, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. soccerfan

    soccerfan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Posts:
    167
    Winpooch is popular as a HIPS with several Wilders members such as Kees1958.
    Winpooch can also be configured to run as a firewall as per the instructions here.

    http://www.msfn.org/board/Winpooch-Free-and-OpenSource-Firewall-Guide-t68523.html

    It can be configured to allow only selected programs to connect out.
    Other firewalls have potential problems during install/uninstall/configuration.
    Winpooch seems to be a simpler alternative, is open source and no installation is required
    I would like to know if Winpooch can form a useful outbound application firewall?
    I wonder if Stem could take it for a test drive.;)

    soccerfan
     
  2. zhanwest

    zhanwest Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Posts:
    42
    IMO, no
    Winpooch cannot block information leak, because of it does not has strong application defense feature
     
  3. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Posts:
    5,857
    Soccerfan,

    WinPooch has some basic application firewall capabilities. It doesnotcheck against process or memory changes. Therefore it would fail a lot of leaktest.

    I think the real charm of WinPooch is that offers same functionality of regdefend and also offers file protection.

    regards
     
  4. soccerfan

    soccerfan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Posts:
    167
    I am behind a router and windows xp (inbound) firwall and thought that winpooch would offer decent outbound protection without having to install a full-blown software firewall (like OA or comodo for example). Thanks for any comments.

    soccerfan
     
  5. Matern

    Matern Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Posts:
    102
    You can use Threatfire with Custom Rules (easy to create), or you can use DSA-simple and effective Firewall.
    Both are IMO better than Winpooch.
     
  6. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Posts:
    7,779
    I suppose it just depends on how comprehensive you want the outbound protection to be.. Winpooch sounds fairly simple. Some of the HIPS programs probably offer better over all protection with outbound also. Then you can go all the way and get crazy with Comodo if you want....
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.