WinPatrol

WinPatrol

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 764 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,689,612
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 14, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited access to Plus database); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #29 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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This program uses a simple yet effective method of fighting all kinds of malicious programs. It inspects several spots in the Windows system malware is most likely to alter, including programs launched at start-up, browser helper objects, scheduled tasks, services, and cookies. WinPatrol consumes few resources and doesn't slow your PC. You can set the interval between checkups; the default is every three minutes. If something new installs on your PC, the program notifies you and asks whether you want the newcomer. This won't cure serious infections, but it will save you from annoying adware and malicious sites that hijack your browser home page. You can view full reports in HTML format, and the app even lets you manage which programs launch on system start-up. Improved cookie handling is taken care of by Pinky the Squirrel, who eats "cookies with nuts"--that is, cookies that contain user-defined nuggets of text, such as ads. Users who install a lot of new software will find the program invaluable.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 764 votes

    • 5 star 531
    • 4 star 162
    • 3 star 32
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 25
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3 stars

"Not downloaded or installed yet."

September 30, 2008  |  By xerby

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

Not installed yet.

Cons

Not installed.

Summary

I haven't installed it yet. Thanks though, xerby

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5 stars

"One of the best gadgets YOU OUGHT TO HAVE in a computer..."

July 02, 2006  |  By kayabay

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

I've been using Winpatrol from the very first day it was released in almost 25 computers. With Winpatrol, you're the BOSS. You can disable or delete any automatic starting program including anything you won't see in Windows inteface, get great knowledge on various DLL's or EXE's that are loaded may be for no reason at all. You can stop a software easily too... I hope the new versions of Windows include a facility that Winpatrol offers. Totally free & with only a small donation you have all the help through the internet on various files which you wonder what they are even for. I RECOMMEND Winpatrol with all my heart. Thanks BillP Studios for all your effort.

Cons

Nothing !

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2 stars

"Has good potential"

June 27, 2006  |  By sirnarekg

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

Good startup program disabler and good watch status. Has good potential.

Cons

Well, I'm pretty computer saavy but I wasnt quite sure how to use the program. All I was able to do was use the startup program list feature. I couldnt find a scanner on it, then again im not sure it has one. Not for the unexperienced.

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5 stars

"it works"

June 23, 2006  |  By wileyjan

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

the features are pretty goood. the protection is not in line with spysweepr or the other top few, but it's free, and i know of zero free options that are better.

Cons

cons? a helpful tool for free and you want cons?

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5 stars

"It's FREE but I needed to feed the dog !"

June 20, 2006  |  By bobfox321

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

It seems to catch all the occasional bad things that want to invade my PC. Free does an excellent job. One weekend my M$ OS went out. I reinstalled and did not want to connect to tne Internet until Scotty was on patrol. It was Sunday AM. I emailed from another PC and my pass code was sent on Sunday! Since then I pay the low price gladly for my other PC's. One of the best uses of SAFE computing available anywhere. Not only does it protect but if you are not sure it gives you the research on what it trying to get into your system. Priceless. The paid for version gives you all the information and source.

Cons

None to date.

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5 stars

"*** Well worth the money to go pro ***"

June 19, 2006  |  By Broxi

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

This is a great wee program that takes up very little ram. : )

Cons

YES YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT, BUT YOU GET FREE LIFETIME UPDATES >> SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW VERSION AGAIN FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

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5 stars

"An Absolute musst have Program"

June 11, 2006  |  By randysvh

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

The program has most of the immediate needs i find important to working with my system. One of the greatest features is the INFO feature that it offers. This is not available in the standard windows interface. It is plain, simple to use, easy to understand, and figure out. I found this product so useful i paid the small fee for the PLUS version.

If you do not buy it, at least use this great program and all that it offers.

Cons

i found no negatives to this program. Although i can think of things i might consider as add ons that would fall inline to the features it already has built in to it.

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5 stars

"This is my Guard Dog in my pc...!!!"

June 11, 2006  |  By supergemini

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

WinPatrol is one of my best real time system monitor as it didn't require high ram memory. It guards my system like a real guard dog. Aside from that Scotty looks similar to my Border Collie black dog, one of the happiest dog I've ever own...always alive, and active. The free version even works fine the plus has real-time monitoring. All in all, this is one of the best. Try it for yourself and you'll agree it works day and night patrolling your system and will bark if it detects something stranger in your pc.

Cons

none

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5 stars

"One of the best!"

June 07, 2006  |  By ianxl

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

This prog. (WinPatrol) is one of the very best I've come accross for keeping a watchful eye over what "Windoze" gets up to behind your back!

I've had an older version of it on my PC for quite a while now and never had any bother from it. (Quite the opposite, in fact!) - Give it a go. I don't think you'll regret it!

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5 stars

"Scotty is always on patrol."

June 04, 2006  |  By Smoaky

 |  Version: WinPatrol 9.8.1

Pros

What a great security program. Lots of options and monitors your PC in real-time and will alert you whenever ANYTHING changes or if anyone tries to compromise your system.Can't go wrong with always running this on your PC having Scotty the watchdog keeping you safe 24/7

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BillP Studios
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date December 14, 2005
Date Added December 14, 2005
Version 9.8.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.1MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,689,612
Downloads Last Week 217
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited access to Plus database
Price $24.95

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