WinPatrol

WinPatrol

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    24.6.2012
  • Total Downloads:
    1,689,612
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 15, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #29 in Anti-Spyware

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

    4.8

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 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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5 stars

"fanatcy waits for you........"

July 08, 2012  |  By neee420

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

gives every thing that happens with your pc on run time......

Cons

kidaof time consuming

Summary

every body should have it....

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5 stars

"Great Tool"

May 22, 2012  |  By Kuklapolitan

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

You have, at your fingertips, information about what is running on your computer in every area you can think of. The 14 tabbed areas give you all the information you need or want. The wonderful thing is that you can actually DO something about those programs if they are slowing down your computer or creating any other kind of conflict. My computer takes a very long time to boot up because of all the programming I have installed that runs at start up. Through Win Patrol I have been able to speed things up by at least 50% by not having some of those programs run as I boot up. Win Patrol tells you something about everything you have running on your computer and if you have the "Plus" version, it gives you the many details you need about the program to consider stopping it from taking up valuable space. Try the free version . If you love it, subscribe to the Plus version for more in-depth information.

Cons

In my opinion, there are no cons associated with this program.

Summary

A great tool for your computer toolbox and a tremendous resource and source of information for the every day user.

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5 stars

"Excellent product I have used for over a decade."

May 15, 2012  |  By lscroggs

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Just install it and it takes care of itself, working in the background and popping up only when needed. Over the years I have never had a problem with it and believe it has greatly helped in keeping my computers safe.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

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4 stars

"Great little Program"

May 10, 2012  |  By patrick399

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Does everything it professes to do.

Cons

Uses up a lot of CPU time when on patrol. And this is constant.

Summary

Wouldn't be without it. Has stopped a lot of crap programs from starting up or setting themselves up on Startup.

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5 stars

"This is another good personal PC information program."

May 03, 2012  |  By Slicky3

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

IT will tell you much about your computer and what is running where.

Cons

I didnt like it on the start up schedule as it took up too much time etc, so I took it off the start up programs and I like it fine and call it up when I want it.

Summary

IT should be on your list of must have programs.

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5 stars

"For me it is the best software I have downloaded."

April 30, 2012

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

I have had this program on my computers for more thab 10 years, I like the INFO tab.

Cons

Nome for me

Summary

For new people is program can help you in so many ways

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5 stars

"It just works"

April 26, 2012  |  By jtkstc

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Has blocked a crapload of startup programs so I don't have to remove them later.

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Wonderful product"

April 26, 2012  |  By jsmithy

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Gives me info I would not otherwise have.

Cons

None - appears to be well done

Summary

Love it!

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4 stars

"Good product"

April 25, 2012  |  By exmeaguy

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

nothing so far

Summary

Good product for delaying the starting of applications.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

April 25, 2012  |  By StayConfused

 |  Version: WinPatrol 24.6.2012

Pros

Easy to use. Light on resources and easy to install. Does a great job managing your start up programs and snoops around for unwanted malware installations. Feature packed with goodies for your PC at a great cost.

Cons

No cons on this product.

Summary

Been using this product since v7 when the costs was really cheap. I have never paid for an upgrade since. I have used it on XP, Vista, Win7 and even on an old laptop running Win8 Consumer Review. I use it on multiple PC's with excellent results. I can't say enough about this product. It is a MUST have on all your PC's. It stops malware from installing and will ask you if you want ANY thing changed or installed. Highly recommended. Get it, set it and forget it. You will not regret it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BillP Studios
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date April 15, 2012
Date Added April 15, 2012
Version 24.6.2012
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
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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