WinPatrolToGo

WinPatrolToGo

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    28.1.2013
  • Total Downloads:
    9,828
  • Date Added:
    May 29, 2013
  • File Size:
    731.22KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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WinPatrolToGo is the fully portable version of the same tool that keeps your PC running smoothly. Like WinPatrol, it's the freeware version of shareware, WinPatrol Plus. All versions of WinPatrol let you access and edit your PV's Startup programs, Services, Hidden Files, and IE helper objects, among other features. But it doesn't take much experience to access your Services or Startup Menu directly, you say, and that's true, except WinPatrol's family of tools does more, such as warning you when a program tries to set itself up in your Startup Menu, providing instant information about any entry, and even killing and removing unwanted items.

Clicking WinPatrolToGo's extracted program file opened its user interface, which is basically a tabbed properties sheet spruced up with colored icons. It's clean and easy to use, with a prominent "Help" button that opened a Web-based manual. The two most important things to know about WinPatrolToGo (and its family) are its main feature, the Startup Programs tool, and Scotty the Watch Dog, a mascot that appears when alerts are issued, such as when a program wants to start with Windows. When you first run WinPatrolToGo, Scotty scans your Startup Menu and displays the results, and then warns you of any changes. You can click on any item to get information about it, kill the task, and remove it from the list. WinPatrolToGo's other tools have similar powers, so use them with care.

Scotty sniffed out no problems in our Startup Menu, Services, or Hidden Files, which is what we expected. If your system is clean, WinPatrolToGo helps you keep it that way (though for daily use, the installed WinPatrol is a better choice). It's when you need the "ToGo" part that WinPatrolToGo really shines. Light and fast, it can quickly reveal the likely cause of a wide range of issues that regularly plague inexperienced users; everything from masses of unwanted toolbars to malware and viruses. While we recommend experience when using WinPatrolToGo, careful beginners should be OK. If you do your own PC maintenance, or, better yet, everyone else's, WinPatrolToGo makes a great addition to your USB toolkit.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "winpatrol is the best"

    November 20, 2012   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: WinPatrolToGo 16.0.2009.0

    Pros

    Works great
    lightest on resources
    company not greedy - purchase is for lifetime, not yearly

    Cons

    none. excellent product

    Summary

    simply the best.

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  • 4 stars

    "works well"

    September 13, 2010   |   By capitanflorius

    Version: WinPatrolToGo 16.0.2009.0

    Pros

    It works fast enough and can better as any other software

    Cons

    You can only stop a scheduled task from running, not remove it entirely.
    the program doesn't give many information

    Summary

    Therefore I recommand this software to all users

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent tool!"

    September 12, 2010   |   By int_revisor

    Version: WinPatrolToGo 16.0.2009.0

    Pros

    Publisher's description says everything. This tool is good for tunning and security control.

    Cons

    Not for novices.

    Summary



    Updated on Sep 12, 2010

    "tuning" with only one "n"

    Updated on Jun 22, 2011

    I confess I'm a big fan of portable applications, even if they are for use in a sole desktop. But in this case the use of the non-portable WinPatrol is much more recommend whenever possible.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great, very comprehensive"

    August 05, 2010   |   By lopez4ever

    Version: WinPatrolToGo 16.0.2009.0

    Pros

    Compact, fairly easy to learn interface, it even found 3 Trojan run files that not even the anti virus could see!

    Cons

    You can only stop a scheduled task from running, not remove it entirely.

    Summary

    Amazingly just 585KB- great for on the go.
    A must-have for on the go optimizing and bug fixing.

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  • 4 stars

    "Find that it is capable and secure"

    June 23, 2010   |   By poulstaun

    Version: WinPatrolToGo 16.0.2009.0

    Pros

    Using it has been just fine so far; meaning it has not taken away anything
    that I did not want to have taken away.
    It works fast enough and can as much as any other of the best free cleaners

    Cons

    maybe a practicall thing it has--Removing not used languages.
    I have not dared to use it-- because the languages i will remove is shown in some code and i do not know what those codes means- and the program or its side gives no explanation

    Summary

    All in all very good program

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  • 5 stars

    "VERY GOOD"

    August 15, 2008   |   By APARJEET

    Version: WinPatrol Flash Edition 15.5.2008

    Pros

    HELP FIX SOME ERRORS ... REALY GOOD

    Cons

    NONE

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  • 4 stars

    "Great!! BUT THE BARKING DOG REALLY SURPRISES ME I AM AN OLD MAN AND SURPRISED "

    July 24, 2008   |   By jayjfred

    Version: WinPatrol Flash Edition 15.5.2008

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 28.1.2013
    Optimized to work with Windows 7 & Windows 8 including 64 bit versions.
    General
    Publisher BillP Studios
    Publisher web site http://www.winpatrol.com/
    Release Date May 22, 2013
    Date Added May 29, 2013
    Version 28.1.2013
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Uninstallers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 731.22KB
    File Name winpatroltogo.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,828
    Downloads Last Week 4
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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