WinPatrol

WinPatrol

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.0.2009.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,689,612
  • Date Added:
    April 09, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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WinPatrol is a security program intended to help clean up your computer and protect against spyware, worms, and other things that might harm it or slow it down.

This security software is certainly not for the novice computer user. It's different from other software that typically scans for threats, and that's where it can get confusing. If you know an above-average amount of information about computers, you'll probably find certain tabs -- like Startup Programs and Delayed Start -- useful, but it's going to take a period of learning to really know what to do with ones like Cookies, File Types, and Hidden Files. This software does offer some Internet security, which we appreciated. The alert sound (dog barking) is cute but annoying after a while. Fortunately, that can be turned off. There's also a Help page for every tab -- though some of the tabs are not available in the free version -- and much of the information and instructions are written in a witty style, so even though you're taking in a lot of new information it won't be too boring or highbrow to understand. You're just simply not going to be able to enjoy the full benefits of this software right away, however, if you don't know much about the inner workings of your computer.

The download process was easy and simple. There weren't any problems while installing, either, so we're willing to give this a good rating.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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4 stars

"It does its job"

April 22, 2009  |  By Starter005

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.0.2009.1

Pros

It works, and gives you the info you need.

Cons

None so far

Summary

It does what you want it to.

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4 stars

"I've had trhis program on EVERY computre I've ever had!"

April 20, 2009  |  By WilliaMITCHELL

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.0.2009.1

Pros

The details it spits out are a clue to the programmer's knowledge...and if you upgrade...

Cons

I do hate it when you submit a query and they have no info, but who is omniscient?

Summary

Get this program...low cost, phenomenal support, and Bill talks to you as if he's known ya' forever! This is ytuly I program I count on!

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4 stars

"excellent software and free too!"

April 18, 2009

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.0.2009.1

Pros

used it for 2 years now and no problem.

Cons

none so far!

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5 stars

"Used it for years & love it"

April 17, 2009  |  By mikuei

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.0.2009.1

Pros

Almost everything

Cons

Slow to pick up monitored changes.

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4 stars

"IT'S GOOD ,THOURGH AND QUICK!"

April 14, 2009  |  By davegibb

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.0.2009.1

Pros

NO NOSEISEALL THE POP UPS

Cons

ALL THE POP UPS

Summary

IT'S QUICK ,RELIABLE AND WORKS.IT LET YOU KNOW IF SOTHING IS WRONG AND GIVES YOU OPTIONS TO FIX IT.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.0.2009.1
Most changes in version 16.0.2009.1 only affect Windows Vista/7 users
General
Publisher BillP Studios
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date April 09, 2009
Date Added April 09, 2009
Version 16.0.2009.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.1MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,689,612
Downloads Last Week 217
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Limited access to PLUS database
Price Free

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