WinPatrol (Free Edition)

WinPatrol (Free Edition)

3.5 stars

Editor's Rating

5(18)

User Rating

66

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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 Snapfiles.com

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Product Details

PublisherBillP StudiosPrice Free (paid upgrade available)
Version33.1  historyLast updatedFeb 26, 2015
File Size1.03 Mb RequirementsNone

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Latest user reviews:

Winpatrol5 starsby 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 ! showReview details
Excellent product!5 starsby 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! showReview details
Free is not for me3 starsby Smeagal1965 Dec 10, 2013 (Read all my 12 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. showReview details
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