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.
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.
WinPatrol is #1 in many areas. It's not only an awesome security, it's more... plus Bill P was brave enough to refuse those stupid toolbar installers and turned down a large sum to keep his software ethics. This should say a lot about him and the software he creates. 5!
Yep you read right. I would support this program, and
recommend it to any one, who is looking for a startup manager.
This program has so many features, it's Great, no wait es ist
Prima. You need not a process terminator, a service manager,
nor a startup manager. This program has that and more. This
program is so good, I supported their works, and registered.
The registered version has online support, where the free
version is limited. I am proud to recommend, and use this
program. You will not find a better program then this.
WINPATROL is the best.
We have six computers running in the family, and we work with computer support. When reinstalling Windows - or making a fresh installation - the procedure is always the same: 1. OS, 2. antivirus/firewall, and 3. WinPatrol. This software is indispensable, but I do recommend an upgrade to the PLUS version.
What a brilliant program!
Hardly uses any resources but will alert you everytime something wants to make changes in the registry. Pop up alerts only happen infrequently so if a WinPatrol alert does pop up it actually means something, unlike firewall pop ups which often alert you to perfectly safe processes, only you have to troll the internet to find out whether to allow or deny it! If you haven't just downloaded a new program and you get a change to registry alert, there is a fair chance it could be detecting malware activity.
WinPatrol notified me of Trojan downloader trying to execute and allowed me to block the activity whilst I used Adware to get rid of the offending item.
If you've got this little gem of a program installed you don't really need a "real time" Antispyware shield which may well slow your program down and infact some paid for antispyware shields only do what WinPatrol does for free!
Highly recommended, every home should have it!
This program is easily worth $30 or $40 bucks. I love the internet! (and of course the kind people who share their labor)
This is the best start-up manager. I've used numerous others but I always revert back to it. This should be the very first application that one should install after Windows. At the moment I'm using the latest PLUS version (WinPatrol PLUS v12.0.2007.2).
I used the free version and bought the Plus version after liking what I saw in the free version.
The biggest incentives for my going that route were; the access to file information and real-time monitoring feature.The support is top-notch also!
Win Patrol has caught exploits while I was browsing sites that should have been clean.
Easy to use and does a good job. Well worth downloading.
It's a very good-featured, and easy-to-use program.
Great little software. always keeps running on my computers. not a real time protection, but tells you about important changes. I also use Startup Inspector. that has to be run manually.
I have being using this for a a while now. It does not consumes lots of system resources, it is very stable and informative. Real-time notifications are too slow. I have it installed on my system because it's informative value and for process control. Nice if you are not a freak of security in your system, but if you are looking for a real-time fast notification and clean up utility this is nor for you.
Been using this for a few years now. It's easy on system resources,very stable and very informative. However I believe that with the advent of many free sophisticated security programs out now that Winpatrol is being left behind. I still have it installed on my system but only for its informative value and for process control. That being said,other security software that I'm running gives me notification on an intrusion way before Winpatrol does. I believe that in this day and age of advanced malware,trojans,etc. it's more important then ever to have constant monitoring (not periodic) and fast (i.e. instant) notification.
It's a very handy utility that informs the (USER) if there are program(s) that tries to alter your change program files on your system. So you could think of it as your system guard dog with attitude. *grin*
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