Winpooch is a Windows watchdog. It is a free and open source anti spyware and anti trojan software. It gives 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. Real time scanning is supported by winpooch, which ClamWin does not. Winpooch monitors the Windows kernel and system services.
Winpooch uses a permissions system to allow or restrict individual programs from performing operations associated with the network, system registry, file system and process control. It does this by intercepting various potentially dangerous system calls, only allowing certain user-defined applications and actions to be run.
Optionally, it also supports several antivirus scanners such as ClamWin and BitDefender to actively scan files for malware before they attempt to run.
Winpooch is based on path-based rules (strictly the static paths of programs). For non-defined actions (or actions for which the user asked to be notified), the choice the user is presented with is to Accept/Feign/Reject the action or to declare a specific rule for this action. If declaring a specific rule, the user can select whether the rule should be applied quietly, reported in a log, or a screen notification.