Winpooch, an opensource watch-dog for Windows
Winpooch is a Windows watchdog, free and open source. Anti spyware and anti trojan, it gives a full protection against local or external attacks by scanning the activity of programs in real time. Associated with ClamWin antivirus, Winpooch keeps safe your computer against virus.

API Hooking
: Winpooch uses the API Hooking method. It spies programs when they are running and gives to the user a powerful control of their activity.For example, you can forbid a program to write in a system directory or in the registry, or else to connect to internet. That makes the difference between others anti spywares using a database of known signatures.

* Description: detection of spywares and trojans. It becomes an anti virus if associated with ClamWin
* Development Status: open source project in progess
* Environment: Win32 (MS Windows)
* License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
* Natural Language: English, French, Italian, Polish
* Operating System: 32-bit MS Windows (NT/2000/XP)
* Programming Language: C

Name: Winpooch
Birthday: 2004-10-26

I finally found a antispyware and antitrojan which is light and simple. The best about Winpooch is that it uses filters which are powerful and easily customizable. I was able to test by changing some startup parameters and it worked flawlessly by identifying the access and immediately notified me too. I use Winpooch with ClamWin and its a charm to have them both. I will be talking about ClamWin in my next post. I found the the combination of ClamWin, Winpooch and the Firefox extension plug in for ClamWin together made up a very powerful, dynamic and accurate barrier for all the rogue elements we come across everyday! And best of all, all is free and all is open source.


Anonymous said…
This software is extremely powerful and could eventually be some kind of lightweight Windows equivalent to systrace on Unix platform.

Danny Fullerton
IT Security Specialist

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