WinPatrol

WinPatrol

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.1.2009.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,689,612
  • Date Added:
    July 27, 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

    4.7

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 11
    • 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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5 stars

"Greatest freebie on the net"

April 10, 2010  |  By sandylns

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

Just does its job with any fuss

Cons

Absolutely none

Summary

If you need info about programs or odd behaviour, then this is for you. Uses very little resouces and just does its job splendidly.

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4 stars

"Good,perfect combination with Spyware terminator"

October 10, 2009  |  By alcatraz732

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

A Perfect Tool combinated with Antivirus,Antispyware & personal Firewall

Cons

Nothing to bad

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5 stars

"Easy to use."

October 04, 2009  |  By enriquecaliente

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

Works in the back ground without fuss.

Cons

Nothing that I can think of right now.

Summary

Once you've set it, it works in the background without fuss.

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4 stars

"Always keeps track of any changes"

October 01, 2009  |  By stvmar550

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

excellent so far

Cons

nothing wrong so far

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5 stars

"Just what I needed"

October 01, 2009  |  By paulreeve

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

Does everything you could wish

Cons

The update removed my subscription key.

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5 stars

"very good!!"

September 29, 2009  |  By Lear Warner

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

Too many to mention

Cons

Absolutely nothing

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5 stars

"excellent program"

September 29, 2009  |  By mtpockit

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

So much information about your computer as close as a couple of clicks away. Another is the ability to delay programs from starting up on booting up your computer. No need to have them try and load all at the same time.

Cons

None that I know of.

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4 stars

"Wouldn't want to have to do without it."

September 24, 2009  |  By nancarl

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

This is another layer of protection against malicious software.

Cons

It doesn't always have a particular app in its data base, but at least that provides the user a caution signal to investigate further elsewhere.

Summary

More often than not, it provides the green light to proceed, and that's reassuring.

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5 stars

"unbelievable - the best"

September 07, 2009  |  By bob strongstein

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

do nothing - it does everything

Cons

None - it works perfectly

Summary

Nothing can be added without your OK - JUST SAY NO!!!

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5 stars

"Make it one of your "must have" programs!"

September 04, 2009  |  By gchenarides

 |  Version: WinPatrol 16.1.2009.1

Pros

Install it and be trust its use. Easy to understand operationally and the PLUS gives you the insight you need by describing those "mystery" start-up items that try to intrude so you can make better decisions about what to allow and what to prevent.

Cons

The data base, although huge, needs to be updated in their server more frequently because of the evr expanding programs coming into the market place.

Summary

As I stated above, make it one of your "must have" programs as I have done for many years without any issues, 2000, XP, or Vista, compatibility has always been quickly addressed with them getting the new revisions out quickly. Much easier to use rather than MSCONFIG and you can disable an item to test rather than delete it to prevent its start up.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.1.2009.1
Version 16.1.2009.1 detects if other programs are monitoring HOSTs and some other system files to prevent conflicts, adds support for Accessibility Sound Sentry in Vista or greater, and now better handles events that are blocked by User Account Control.
General
Publisher BillP Studios
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date July 27, 2009
Date Added July 27, 2009
Version 16.1.2009.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows XP
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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