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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    33.5.2015.12
  • Total Downloads:
    1,711,981
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    81
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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WinPatrol gathers useful Windows utilities in one free toolkit. Watchdog mascot Scotty monitors and manages Startup Programs, Cookies, Active Tasks, Services, IE Helpers, and more. It also helps you sort legitimate Hidden Files from possible problems, troubleshoots file associations, and more.

Pros

Cookie search and destroy: Enter text on the Cookies tab, and WinPatrol will automatically delete any cookies containing the text portion in IE, Chrome, and Mozilla-based browsers (such as Firefox).

Delayed start: Delaying non-critical programs can make Windows start faster. Your apps will still be ready to use when you need them.

File types: Selecting a Program Title and pressing info displays its associated program, command, extension, and other information specific to each type.

Active tasks: Highlighting any active task and pressing Enter produces a pop-up with program information and a Kill Task button.

Cons

Busy interface: WinPatrol's compact user interface packs a lot of features into an efficient space, but we're not alone in finding three rows of tabs visually and functionally challenging.

Plus required: Some of WinPatrol's tabs access features only active with the paid upgrade, which doesn't help much with the aforementioned layout clutter.

Bottom Line

With useful and efficient features, WinPatrol is the sort of no-nonsense Windows toolkit we like to see. It's not difficult to use and has something for everyone, though experienced users will probably get more out of it than novices do.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 33.5.2015.12
Version 33.5.2015.12 contains for following:
  • Improved History processing now includes history of any items restored. For example, when a file is removed from the Startup tab it displays "START_Remove". If the file is restored, an entry is added "START_Restored" to give confirmation and so you can track what has been done.
  • Fixed bug in History Restore functionality that cause restore to fail on many occasions.
  • Improved automatic clean-up and removal of files no longer on your computer from the WinPatrol database.
  • Updated alert processing to help eliminate repeat alerts.
  • Added code so that users of BitDefender 2015 should be able to use AutoPilot without receiving repeated alerts.
  • Fixed upgrade bug that results in two versions of WinPatrol running for some customers.
  • Added "First Detected" column to the Delayed Start Tab.
  • Added "Status" column to the Startup Programs Tab. Currently we do not recognize when 64-bit programs are running, we will have a full 64-bit version of WinPatrol available later this year.
  • Program description now displays in WinPatrol Explorer footer when highlighting a program.
  • Fixed sorting on date columns.
  • Fixed a bug Registry Monitoring that resulted in some keys not being monitored as they should have been.
  • Added note to Cookies tab that recommends closing any open browsers prior to editing cookies. We also added improved processing to handle if a browser is open so that you do not lose your changes. But we still recommend closing a browser before editing it's associated cookies because the major browsers all keep a cache of their cookies and will automatically restore anything they have not themselves removed.
  • Fixed some issues resulting in repeat alerts.
General
Publisher Ruiware
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date May 18, 2015
Date Added June 03, 2015
Version 33.5.2015.12
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.27MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,711,981
Downloads Last Week 81
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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