Monday, May 21, 2007

WinPatrol: 100 Best Products of 2007

PC World selected my favorite, WinPatrol, as Lucky 13 in the The 100 Best Products of 2007! In honor of the selection, Bill Pytlovany announced that he is taking $5 off all WinPatrol PLUS upgrades for the rest of the month. (Offer good until June 1st. Go to

Although WinPatrol is free for non-commercial use, there are additional features and benefits to the Plus version. The table below from the WinPatrol comparison page clearly illustrates the many functions available in WinPatrol. Unlike other real-time protection software, there isn't an annual fee to renew your WinPatrol license. So, in honor of this great acknowledgment of an outstanding software program, consider WinPatrol Plus.

Features Free PLUS
Detect and Review New Auto-Startup Programs Yes Yes
Automatically Disable Reoccuring Startup Programs Yes Yes
Monitor BHO's and IE Tool Bars Yes Yes
Monitor Creation of Scheduled Tasks Yes Yes
Display and Kill Multiple Running Tasks Yes Yes
Monitor, Stop and Control Window Services Yes Yes
Manage and Automatically Remove Unwanted Cookies Yes Yes
Monitor IE Home and Search pages Yes Yes
Monitor and Edit HOST File Yes Yes
Detect and Lock Changes to File Type Associations Yes Yes
Detect and View Newly Created Hidden Files Yes Yes
Track Date/Time when programs are first detected on your system Yes Yes
Delay Auto-Startup programs for quick bootup Yes Yes
WinPatrol PLUS
Premium Access to WinPatrol PLUS Knowledgebase (24/7) No Yes
Real-time Infiltration Detection without slowing you down No Yes
Detect newly created Undocumented or HIDDEN Registry Startup Keys No Yes
Support future WinPatrol Research and Development No Yes


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