WinPatrol 35.5.2017.8 for Windows

by BillP Studios

Avg. Rating 4.1 (303 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 24,364
Publisher BillP Studios
Homepage WinPatrol

Publisher's Description

WinPatrol monitors your computer and does not allow applications to simply add themselves to the startup menu or associate files to themselves. Everything is caught by winpatrol. It then asks if you agree to what modifications are being done or not.

Latest Reviews

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v30.5.2014 on Mar 19, 2014

Excellent Program ! One of the first things I install on a new computer. Sure, I use a good AV and MalwareBytes, but Winpatrol warns me every time someone tries to sneak an Auto-Updater or something worse into my startup..... or Tries to change my browser homepage or File associations without permission. Very light on resources, and the paid "Plus" version is well worth the few bucks.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v29.1.2013.1 on Dec 9, 2013

Great program, useful & worth every penny for the plus version - The guy who runs it has ethics too.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v26.1.2013 on Jan 7, 2013

This update is actually quite old but a most useful program, well worth buying the Plus version.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.6.2012.1 on Sep 20, 2012

Warns me of programs removed & start up programs removed or added & windows systems added & more, well worth running on any PC - A must have & I can't fault this program or the developer.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 16, 2012

I've been using Winpatrol for years on all of my computers. It has always done what it is meant to do and it's very user friendly. I have nothing negative to say about it.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 13, 2012

Looks like the last two releases were bug fixes, though not had any issues - Getting better all the time.

@Zootopia3001- Impressed with Ghostery you mentioned on AM review, better than DoNotTrack+ I was using, a brilliant add-on !!

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 13, 2012

Has had some quirks now and then in the last year(on my XP system) but seems to be resolved now. This is the only active realtime security that I use(paid version) other than Comodo Firewall and OpenDNS. Everything else is passive along with set security settings done either by myself or with the aid of other software such as Windows Worms Door Cleaner, Script Defender and others.

Scotty won't sell you out for a cheeseburger. Always on patrol. Nice software.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.0.2012 on Jul 9, 2012

Excellent program that's worth each & every penny ~

Midnight Rambler

Midnight Rambler reviewed v24.1.2012 on Mar 23, 2012

Got this program cheap but found one reason was that the author takes forever to answer support emails.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v24.1.2012 on Feb 2, 2012

Scotty the watch dog is loyal as a dog can be. I have the paid version and this application(Scotty) alerts me whenever updates attempt to re enable start up functions that I don't want running in the back ground. Scotty also guards the registry and prevents changes to it without your consent. There is a host of other features too that will help to make your system more secure in both the free and paid versions.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (303 votes)
Your Rating
kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v30.5.2014 on Mar 19, 2014

Excellent Program ! One of the first things I install on a new computer. Sure, I use a good AV and MalwareBytes, but Winpatrol warns me every time someone tries to sneak an Auto-Updater or something worse into my startup..... or Tries to change my browser homepage or File associations without permission. Very light on resources, and the paid "Plus" version is well worth the few bucks.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v29.1.2013.1 on Dec 9, 2013

Great program, useful & worth every penny for the plus version - The guy who runs it has ethics too.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v26.1.2013 on Jan 7, 2013

This update is actually quite old but a most useful program, well worth buying the Plus version.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.6.2012.1 on Sep 20, 2012

Warns me of programs removed & start up programs removed or added & windows systems added & more, well worth running on any PC - A must have & I can't fault this program or the developer.

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 16, 2012

I've been using Winpatrol for years on all of my computers. It has always done what it is meant to do and it's very user friendly. I have nothing negative to say about it.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 13, 2012

Looks like the last two releases were bug fixes, though not had any issues - Getting better all the time.

@Zootopia3001- Impressed with Ghostery you mentioned on AM review, better than DoNotTrack+ I was using, a brilliant add-on !!

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v25.0.2012.5 on Jul 13, 2012

Has had some quirks now and then in the last year(on my XP system) but seems to be resolved now. This is the only active realtime security that I use(paid version) other than Comodo Firewall and OpenDNS. Everything else is passive along with set security settings done either by myself or with the aid of other software such as Windows Worms Door Cleaner, Script Defender and others.

Scotty won't sell you out for a cheeseburger. Always on patrol. Nice software.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v25.0.2012 on Jul 9, 2012

Excellent program that's worth each & every penny ~

Midnight Rambler

Midnight Rambler reviewed v24.1.2012 on Mar 23, 2012

Got this program cheap but found one reason was that the author takes forever to answer support emails.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v24.1.2012 on Feb 2, 2012

Scotty the watch dog is loyal as a dog can be. I have the paid version and this application(Scotty) alerts me whenever updates attempt to re enable start up functions that I don't want running in the back ground. Scotty also guards the registry and prevents changes to it without your consent. There is a host of other features too that will help to make your system more secure in both the free and paid versions.

yetisouth

yetisouth reviewed v20.5.2011 on May 19, 2011

The Full Version (shareware) is doing the job great, but the 'Freeware' version is totally useless. The delay built into the freeware version (to induce you yo buy the Full version) causes the warning come too late - the malware is already installed.
I use RegProt', which is free, works like a charm, and is tiny, so uses very little resources.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v20.0.2011.1 on Apr 29, 2011

Garbage
Leaves all kind of crap on uninstall.
Should be portable.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v19.0.2010.0 Beta on Sep 24, 2010

Great program that keeps an eye on what's happening & uses few resources.

soldier1st

soldier1st reviewed v19.0.2010.0 Beta on Sep 24, 2010

unnuyijkseno is a low life spammer who has no life so don't visit the links it posts as they are malware filled

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v19.0.2010.0 Beta on Sep 23, 2010

WinPat is half--a-HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Protection System). For about the same number of CPU cycles, it makes better sense to run a FULL-on HIPS, such as Malware Defender, or Private FW (which includes a HIPS) -- both of which are free.

However, WinPat gives better protection than no HIPS at all.

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