WinPatrol (Free Edition)

WinPatrol (Free Edition) by BillP Studios

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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

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Publisher BillP Studios O/S XP/Vista/7/8
Price Free (paid upgrade available) Requirements None
Version 30.9 ...history File Size 1104 Kb
Last updated Apr 23, 2014

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Based on 16 reviews

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Free is not for me 3 stars by smeagal1912 Dec 10, 2013 (Read all my 11 reviews)
Please note this review is about the free version only. I have had no experience with the paid version. First the good things: It's really easy on system resources. The download and install weren't horrendous and it seems to do what it claims at least to a point. It never has conflicted with any other software I use. The crippled version is free. Now the not so good things: I wonder how effective it really is. It never alerts me to anything....ever! Some might say that's a good thing but shouldn't it tell me when something has been removed from the autostart for example? It will sometimes but only after a reboot and then it could be too late! Summary: I think there are better solutions than WinPatrol free for many of the things it does. A good example would be Startup Delayer, found right here on SnapFiles. There are many process monitors and the like also. Try Startup Master by Smart PC Utilities. I found these and others to do a better job than WinPatrol, at least in the free version . That said WinPatrol is a decent program and it certainly won't cause ill to your PC, and may even prevent some. showShow review details
Very good doggie 5 stars by Hapzap Dec 03, 2010 (Read all my 4 reviews)
This works, but it is best to upgrade to the plus feature, which is also free, you just have to register for it. It actual has helped me know some of the things I may have deleted if not for them saying it was for this or that. It actually explains these things that have weird PC names. Plus the dog has a cute woof too. Keeps my start up clean and lets me keep on top of anyone adding to my startup I dont want. And cleaned it up of junk when I started using it too. showShow review details
Should be standard on all PCs 5 stars by daniel1212 Jan 29, 2010 (Read all my 7 reviews)
This is a needed quality piece of software, which exposes the clandestine practices of many software companies, including Microsoft. It has a EULA that you wish all software had, and simply doe sits job. Supplement this with Startup Control Panel, anther simply but helpful utility. I thank God for such developers. showShow review details
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