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Editors' Review

by   / April 19, 2009

Crashing programs can, at best, be momentary a pain, but sometimes the effects are longer lasting. Watchdog-O-Matic offers users a way to keep these frustrations at bay.

This program gives you an intuitive and simple display that is easy to operate. Most newcomers will be able to set up the program without a visit to the Help menu. Beginning is as simple as opening a new Watchdog and selecting a program to monitor. From here, you can choose the scheduler to routinely monitor a program's health. There are also options for what to do when a program crashes, i.e., prevent its crash, shut it down, or restart the program.

We have few complaints with this program, since it is so simple to harness. Users must purchase the program in order to access the full range of options, but beyond that it was great. Please note we were not able to simulate a program crashing while testing Watchdog-O-Matic, so we can only hope the designers put as much effort into that aspect of the program as they did with its set up. If you are looking for an application to monitor program health and stability, this one can help.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.02.1097

New 32 and 64bit version, Detect if target process is 64bit, Call stack now in regular version, Select processor affinity in regular version, Startup parameter detection in regular version, Detach debugger now in regular version, Always try to detach the debugger and keep the process, Keep application running after delete of watchdog, Disabled task manager plugin for 64bit version, Email: include start and stop information optional, Default options on incorrect read, Bugfix: correct locale settings for log date, Bugfix: possible crash when watching an active process, Bugfix: small fix on import of programs, Bugfix: program start with don't log option.


Publisher Kwakkelflap
Publisher web site
Release Date August 17, 2008
Date Added August 17, 2008
Version 5.02.1097


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.17MB
File Name wsetup.exe


Total Downloads 1,575
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $35
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