WinPatrol (Free Edition)

WinPatrol (Free Edition)

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task and startup manager WinPatrol allows you to get a better understanding of what programs are being added to your computer. It monitors important system areas that are often altered by malicious programs and alerts you if it detects any changes. This includes the startup groups (Registry and Startup folder), Scheduled Tasks, Services, IE add-ons, ActiveX controls and more. You can terminate processes, manage your startup programs and clean your IE and Firefox cookies based on a keyword search. Other features include an option to delay selected startup programs. Optional upgrade to a (paid) Plus version available. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher BillP Studios Price Free (paid upgrade available)
Version 35.5.2017.8  history Last updated May 08, 2017
File Size 1.44 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars77% 14
4 stars11% 2
3 stars11% 2
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Based on 18 reviews

Latest user reviews:

This puppy is your faithful watchdog 5 stars by henerey773 Sep 05, 2016 (Read all my 33 reviews)
Not every INTRUSIVE program is a virus or malware or even identified as a PUP, potentially unwanted program. Many are innocent of any bad intentions, they just want to install some service they need into your start-ups. To them it's innocent. But if you want to either PREVENT this, or Allow this TEMPORARILY, or just browse through a list of all your startups now and then to enable or disable (that's right, it keeps the disabled ones in the list) then this puppy is your faithful watchdog. show Review details
Winpatrol 5 stars by duncan.lucas217 Jan 31, 2015
I have been using it for years it is easy to install and I like the constant watch it has when you install programs or a program changes itself .Up comes Scottie with a woof and says will you accept or reject the change . Many times this has saved me from programs trying to take-over your PC and in that alone its worth installing even if you have a paid for virus program .Very happy with it ! show Review details
Excellent product! 5 stars by a1w84rs975 Jun 04, 2014 (Read all my 3 reviews)
I have been using WinPatrol for a number of years and have not been disappointed! It has always warned me when other programs want to appear in the Start menu with the option to disallow them to. It also allows one to stop a program or remove it if the need arises. Overall, this is a great product that has many great features to list here and has always worked as expected and more! show Review details
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