Winpatrol Is it worth it

  suburban train 18:12 24 Jun 2005

HI All

I have just downloaded Winpatrol is at any good,

What are its advantages and limitations

Does any one know any good tips?


  dublincity 18:26 24 Jun 2005

It's definitely good - I wouldn't be without it.

You can bar from entry any cookies (e.g. from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, MSN, Adobe etc.) that you don't want. Or permanently keep those (such as from this site) that you DO want.

Your start-up menu, BHO & running programs list can be managed. You can get alerts when changes to your system are attempted with an option to disallow them.

Other free progs do similar jobs (separately) but WinPatrol is easier to use.

Bill P who makes it is very approachable and helpful and there is a good users forum.

One edition - about a year ago - had memory leaks and problems but, as far as I know, that was sorted out.

  Mr Beeline 21:32 24 Jun 2005

Yep... not a bad little program. But a certain amount of the functionality (pretty much all in fact) is duplicated to one degree, or another in other freeware (EG. MS Antispyware, SBS&D etc. etc.)

Though must admit that I still continue to let it run, even though I have two other Anti-spyware programs running! Paranoid... you bet.

They are out to get you.....

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