NoobProof
NoobProof
1.5

2.0

NoobProof free download for Mac

NoobProof

1.5
08 May 2012

Basic firewall configuration tool.

Overview

NoobProof is a basic IPFW firewall configuration tool for Mac OS X 10.5-10.6-10.7. NoobProof main features:
  • uses Mac OS X built-in IPFW firewall.
  • No kernel modules, no extensions, no pain.
  • decide who can connect to your mac's open services: allow or deny a single host, multiple hosts or subnets for every configured service
  • deny unwanted connections to shared files, music, photos, printers
  • easily add new custom services and rules
  • limit inbound bandwidth for selected services or for all Internet traffic
  • deny real-time network applications like on-line gaming or audio/video chatting
  • block untrusted hosts with outgoing/incoming connections black lists
  • see firewall logs in window, in terminal or in real-time
  • see live static and dynamic ipfw rules
  • supernoob mode one-click firewall setup (stateful firewall)
  • wizard configurator is the easiest way to configure the Mac OS X firewall. It starts the first time you launch NoobProof
  • friendly default configuration, very simple graphic interface
  • injectors: deploy easily your firewall setup across a large number of macs; do backups or libraries of useful firewall configurations. Injector works on Mac OS X 10.4-10.7
NoobProof is a free and open-source application. We accept PayPal donations to hany@hanynet.com or BitCoin donations to 16UvmZcqEEYT5gYrTaGrh82d12726fQi5x Thank you.

What's new in NoobProof

Version 1.5:
  • Fixed logs window bug in Mac OS X 10.6-10.7
  • Changed licensing model to NLPL license (www.nolicense.org)

6 NoobProof Reviews

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Igreg
12 April 2009

Most helpful

I did not find NoobProof easy to use at all. I found NetBarrier easier. Also, DoorStop X is easier to use as well. I found the options available convoluted with differing instructions depending on whether the firewall was on or not etc. When I uninstalled it I followed the instructions in the order given and hope that in fact it is gone.
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Version 1.4pb1
no-one-1
24 December 2014
You DON'T put up a dialogue box that you can't cancel and expect people with any sense to trust you or your dubious application. Unless you have a very good explanation, this app is recommended for the trash. I had to shut down my Mac to quit this thing. This REEKS of being a virus of it own. Please get out of this business or go find some moral fiber. I should have taken my clue from the ICON your using. Obviously you are still using that devise in your personal life!
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Version 1.5
1 answer(s)
Hany
Hany
24 June 2015
I think you don't know what a firewall is, you don't know how to use it, and so you should not even try to play with it. NoobProof is open source, if you really need a confirmation dialog you can add it. If you do not like the icon you can change it. if you do not like it just write your own ipfw front end. And if you knew what OSX is and what a firewall is, probably you already know that Apple has deprecated IPFW, and you should NOT use NoobProof at all. Go buy a Windows PC and buy some 100$ antivirus and shut up.
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dumbledore
09 September 2011
Under Mac OS X 10.6.x, NoobProof 1.4 works ok except the 'Firewall Log' button in the left side of the program's main window; clicking on it results in an error message saying that file was either empty or not found. I emailed the author with my finding and hack solution back in May last year (2010), but I see that no new version has been released since then. Since this program is free and open source, let me share what I did to fix the little problem: (1) download the source code and unzip everything, (2) locate the file 'noobproof.applescript' inside the folder 'NoobProof_build_214', and open it (preferably with AppleScript Editor but a text editor will do), (3) modify line #1349 from 'else if osxversion is equal to "10.5" then' to 'else if osxversion is greater than or equal to "10.5" then', (4) Recompile (by opening the file 'NoobProof.xcodeproj' inside the folder 'NoobProof_build_214' with Xcode and selecting the menu command 'Build')
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Hanynet.com
Hanynet.com
07 May 2012
Thank you. Bug has been fixed in version 1.5.
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Igreg
12 April 2009
I did not find NoobProof easy to use at all. I found NetBarrier easier. Also, DoorStop X is easier to use as well. I found the options available convoluted with differing instructions depending on whether the firewall was on or not etc. When I uninstalled it I followed the instructions in the order given and hope that in fact it is gone.
Like (4)
Version 1.4pb1
1 answer(s)
Yakuzah
Yakuzah
27 May 2010
Netbarrier maybe easier but its a bucket of horse dung. I used to run Netbarrier all the time, but the last two releases have actually caused my Mac to Kernel Panic. In both version 4 and 5 Intego never never fixed the problem. I would imagine 6.0 will have the same bug. Firewalls under no circumstances should cause kernel panics ever!! Doorstop X is the best in my opinion, simple to use and implement and does what it says on the Tin!
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Version 1.4
Laine
09 December 2008
I've successfully used the default settings for previous versions of NoobProof, but when I use default settings for this version (1.3), my DHCP network connections attempt to use a self-assigned IP address. This represents a serious issue for support in my situation, because if default settings can be expected to cause a problem this serious, there remains no simple method for using NoobProof that I can recommend to casual users, I think.
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Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Laine
Laine
09 December 2008
The service entitled "System internal services (UDP)" in main NoopProof 1.3 window appears to be the one that must be enabled in order for DHCP to be successful on my system.
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Version 1.3
Hany
Hany
10 December 2008
I've tested both 1.2 and 1.3 version and found that they do have the same problem with dhcp. I've never realized it before, thank you for submitting this bug. I agree with you, the default configuration must be friendly enough to allow a dhpc lease... :-) I'll release a new version asap, with new features and some bug fixes. I'll set "System internal services" default rule to 'allow'. If you look deeply into noobproof, you'll find many other bugs, that's for sure! You know, I'm alone in developing and testing this software, and it's really difficult to test everything. For this reason your help is really appreciated. Thank you.
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Version 1.3
Gaoshan
13 December 2007
Hi Hany, thanks for your work on this and WaterRoof. I'm sure many people around the world have benefited from your work. Can you do a brief comparison of WaterRoof and NoobProof? Is it simply that the latter is a simplified version of the former?
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Hany
Hany
14 December 2007
Thank you for trying NoobProof. You can find a comparison between NoobProof and WaterRoof at my website http://www.hanynet.com/comparison.html hany
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Version 1.0
Section8
13 December 2007
LMAO nice icon! :D
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Version 1.0
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2.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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