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[GUIDE] Portable Firewall - Winpooch (free/opensource) (400kb)

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DigeratiPrime
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[GUIDE] Portable Firewall - Winpooch (free/opensource) (400kb)

hey guys i know some people were interested in small and portable firewall, and i think ive found the answer. Winpooch is Free and OpenSource and can be configured as a firewall. I have posted a guide to Neowin and Msfn that shows how to block everything from connecting/listening to the internet and how to add firefox as an exception.

view it here:
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=436364

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=68523

Greavette
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Rock on!

Thanks for the tutorial DigeratiPrime, I'll have to check this out!

nanobreaker
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Just how portable is it... O.o

First of all, this firewall looks great. Secondly, I ran regshot 1.7 and found that it had added a registry key. I'm not sure if this is normal for all portable apps or not. Is there any documentation that shows Winpooch's portability?

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Thox
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Reg Rapper

Reg Rapper would probably work for this application if you are worried about registry entries.

My biggest issue with WinPooch is the interface - I can't stand the huge graphics that are in their for the menu and the alert screen.

DigeratiPrime
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well i watched it start and

well i watched it start and run with regmon and I did notice it was doing something with the registry, it didnt look like much though.

as for the gui its opensource go make it beter lol Wink im sure we will see improvements to that eventually.

Thox
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GUI and Registry

If I knew anything about editting GUI's or compiling applications then I'd think about it.

The registry changes from WinPooch are everything from the Configuration tab. All filters (the essential part) are saved to file in the local directory.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Winpooch]
"Language"="English"
"Antivirus"="None"
"Use debug privilege"=dword:00000000
"ProcessGuard detected"=dword:00000000
"RegDefend detected"=dword:00000000
"Splash screen"=dword:00000001
"Max log file size"=dword:00100000
"Sound"=dword:00000000
"Check for updates"=dword:00000000
"Force win64 support"=dword:00000000
"Scan cache length"=dword:00000400
"Skip first close warning"=dword:00000001
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