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WinPatrol? (Moved from the Windows 8 forum)

Discussion in 'General Security' started by JanicePh, Feb 4, 2015.

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  1. JanicePh

    JanicePh Thread Starter

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    This may be the wrong place to ask this. I apologize before hand. Does anyone know anything about WinPatrol? It was suggested to me to use by a Microsoft Tech and I downloaded it, but I'm not sure when I bootup computer and sign in, there is a drop down menu. Im not sure I understand it. Can someone advise? Thanks.
     
  2. hewee

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    It's a great program to have and I have used it from the Windows 95 days.

    But I do not understand the drop down menu your talking about.
    Can you post a screen shot of it?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    WinPatrol is old. I have encountered software that continues to run despite disabling in WinPatrol. Don't remember specifically what it was.
     
  4. Noyb

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    I won't run my computer without WinPatrol
    The tabs and lists are a quick/easy way to see what's going on in your computer.
    Of primary interest to me is that I don't have a bunch of startups that are NOT needed and slowing my computer.
    If Something (usually adobe) tries to add a bunch of startups ...
    WinPatrol will bark at me and ask my permission ... I Say NO
    I also do not allow any scheduled tasks to be added.
    If a scheduled task does get added .... See the remove button at the bottom ????
     

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    WinPatrol is Freeware but there are some advantages to have the Plus version ... (I got mine where there was a 99 cent sale)
    You can ask for "Plus Info" on some items.
    WinPartol has a new owner .. I'm waiting to see if there's any changes.
     

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    I will not go without WinPatrol Plus. I got first one from Bill who gave it to me in a contest at Calendar of Updates and then when he had the $0.99 cent sale I got two more as a way to say thanks. Even got a WinPatrol shirt from Bill for helping out.

    Anyhow I have not had any trouble. You may want to go to the options tab and click on the Maintenance and Reset Tools button. Then do some clean up by checking some boxes.

    Noyb,
    New owner is working on WinPrivacy. http://winprivacy.com/
     
  7. JanicePh

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    Thank you everyone for input.
     
  8. hewee

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    You're welcome.

    You got the HELP button in the top corner that will take you to info for that tap.
    You can get to the same info from this page.
    WinPatrol Updated Help Online
     
  9. JanicePh

    JanicePh Thread Starter

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    This helps me a lot. :) Thank you. Just by chance and I can post anew, but someone mentioned WinPatrol is old. Is there a newer program? Just wondering is all. Thanks again.
     
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    You can ask anytime .. this is your thread
    Nothing that I know of like WinPatrol ... It's updated regularly .. It's been around awhile ... I wouldn't call it old
     
  11. blues_harp28

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    I have used WinPatrol since the Win 98se days - it gets my vote.
    (y)
     
  12. hewee

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    When I first got WinPatrol it was the Number 1 program to have to Alert you. It was installed but just sat there by the clock doing nothing or I thought that. It just did not have anything to alert me about because I did a good job on my own to help protect things.
    But years later I keep getting an alert my hosts file was changing. Too a little time to find out this other scanner for malware I thought keep finding something was not finding anything but was deleting bad sites I was blocking from my hosts file. So I would keep finding this doing a scan after I update my hosts file.

    Sorry I forget the scanner program name but think it was when we had WinPatrol 10 or around that time.

    Edit: It was cwshredder and that program we don't even use today. It was only sites from hosts file so never really found anything bad on my computer.
    That was 10 years ago.
    http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=2299&page=3

    It's a program worth having and even worth getting the Plus version.

    We got new owner now so lets hope he has great one day deals so you can buy it cheap. But at what every price your get free updates for life so still a great deal. It's a must-have program and your see that all over the web.
     
  13. Phantom010

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    Autoruns basically does the same thing without adding another running process in the background. No installation required (that's a plus for those not wanting additional clutter in their system). Main difference is that it's not automated.
     
  14. hewee

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    But you need to know more in what to do to use it
     
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