The new WinPatrol v25 will track programs that have been installed on your system and will monitor the location Windows uses to store Uninstall information.
WinPatrol was the first program to let users know if a new auto startup programs had been added. Now WinPatrol will also let you know if another program has removed one of your Startup programs.
This is an important feature because unlike Task Manager, WinPatrol allows you to select multiple programs to kill with one click.
On Windows 64 bit machines not all of the details of programs were available due to a bug I found and reported to Microsoft. We've worked around this bug in Windows.
Anyone who has noticed that Scotty's ability to run on startup was missing will be pleased. There was in fact bug that removed WinPatrol as a Startup program.
Tool of the Month
WinPatrol is a must-have tool:
It helps keep your system tray free of clutter and warns you when a program insists on loading at system boot-up. The latest version -- WinPatrol 2012 -- has Delayed Start, a smart feature that lets you delay launch of nonessential programs for up to an hour after the system boots, so Windows loads faster. That's ideal timing for applications such as backup programs. Also new is a right-click function that opens the startup program's folder in Windows Explorer. WinPatrol Plus costs $30 (and I promise you, it's worth the money)...
- Steve Bass,
"WinPatrol consumes few resources and doesn't slow your PC."
"Explore deep into your system and understand what programs are installed and why. It's great!"
WinPatrol Plus uses a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol Plus takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signiture data files.
As a MULTI PURPOSE SUPPORT UTILITY WinPatrol Plus replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality. WinPatrol PLUS provides easy to understand descriptions of over 15,000 programs.
As a robust SECURITY MONITOR, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol PLUS includes our unique, patent pending R.I.D. technology.
If you've wondered why you need WinPatrol just read what Microsoft has discovered in their malware research. "In the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, Conficker was detected on 1.7 million systems worldwide". This infection is still increasing even though it's well known to all popular security programs and simple Windows security updates will prevent it from spreading.
You need extra help and WinPatrol is still designed to monitor locations ignored by traditional security software. Contrary to what they might read you from a support script, WinPatrol works and plays well with others. You can run WinPatrol along side your favorite Anti-Malware package and you'll never detect any difference in performance.
WinPatrol.exe is only 374 KB. You won't find a smaller Windows system monitor as powerful as WinPatrol.
WinPatrol has been specifically enhanced to work better with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Support for Firefox 3 and Google Chrome's SQLite format is also included for the most control over your browsing expreience. WinPatrol.exe has been optimized to handle the results of any Windows hooks in it's own code space thereby reducing conflicts with other security programs.
Don't forget to look at the "Recent" tab, which lets you see new programs and settings recently added to your computer. It's especially helpful in finding malware that comes with multiple randomly named files
If you already have Winpatrol there is no need to Uninstall previous versions. Install the new WinPatrol in the same folder as your current version.