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Several years ago I used a piece of software which would confirm with the user before allowing a process to do anything (including launch), and the user could choose "always deny". I found it very useful to get rid of a virus which scanners wouldn't pick up.

I know that Outpost can do this, but the product I'm thinking of was either completely free or free for non-commercial use.

Do you know any pieces of software like this?

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the software you used to use might be winpooch, but that broke with one of the windows service packs. –  Journeyman Geek May 20 '11 at 9:39

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Most modern firewalls have some sort of process control, they all seem to have different names for it, hips, program guard, whatever. There are several free ones, Comodo, PCTools Firewall Plus and Privatefirewall are the first ones to come to my mind.

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