WinPatrol

WinPatrol

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 765 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    25.6.2012.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,700,310
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    183
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #27 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 6 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 765 votes

    • 5 star 531
    • 4 star 162
    • 3 star 33
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 25
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5 stars

"Very neat program!"

December 04, 2012  |  By Jexthoth

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

Lightweight, can be set to delayed start as to not lag a weak system. Has a powerful HIPS set up that is capable and set to catch just about any change to the system. I haven`t had a virus or suspicious process to initialize since I installed it. I have Malwarebytes along with avast antivirus, but I rarely need to rely on Malwarebytes protection module anymore. Catches most registry and startup changes immediately as they are occuring. The plus version I hear has real time protection. Hardly uses any RAM.

Cons

Sometimes it seems paranoid, but it is worth it.

Summary

Between this and PrivateFirewall, I would definitely install this first, both are good, but this is excellent.

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5 stars

"The best among the rest!"

November 30, 2012  |  By lance444

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

Works great and no malware or spyware included. Warns you if any programs try to do anything with your PC without your permission.Install WinPatrol and your PC is safer...

Cons

Absolutely 100% no cons about this program!

Summary

Simply the best, works well your PC. It's like having a guard dog in your PC!

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5 stars

"simply the best."

November 20, 2012  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

light on resources, never conflicts or bugs my system. extremely useful program. protects my registry. has assisted me in finding and killing malware.

best customer support i've ever seen.

best buy of any software (it's for a lifetime use, not yearly).

Cons

none. none. none.

Summary

simply the best.

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5 stars

"Excellent program, great for info and its free"

October 13, 2012  |  By penry1

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

never any problems its fantastic

Cons

no cons at all

Summary

very close to the best program out there

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4 stars

"An excellent program"

October 12, 2012  |  By vmbanks

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Doesnt have information on some software.

Summary

Reassuring

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5 stars

"Very helpful free program"

October 11, 2012  |  By w.shows

 |  Version: WinPatrol 25.6.2012.1

Pros

Informs me when anything new is happening to my startup procedure.
Not intrusive.

Cons

None for me.

Summary

You may find this very helpful.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 25.6.2012.1
Version 25.6.2012.1 fixes RegDeleteKeyEx error.
General
Publisher Ruiware
Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
Release Date June 25, 2012
Date Added October 03, 2012
Version 25.6.2012.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.27MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,700,310
Downloads Last Week 183
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Limited access to PLUS database
Price Free

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