Thursday, January 01, 2009


Many Security Garden readers are already fans of (my favorite) WinPatrol and know that I frequently include information about WinPatrol here. For those of you who do not have "Scotty, the Windows Watchdog" patrolling your computer, allow me to tell you a bit about WinPatrol.

WinPatrol is a multi-purpose utility designed to increase performance and protect against unwanted changes to your Windows Computer. WinPatrol was introduced in the days of Windows 95 and is compatible with every Windows Operating System, including Windows 7. WinPatrol includes 64Bit support and "works out of the box" without any adjustments necessary. WinPatrol is free for personal use and also has a one-time payment licensed PLUS version.

The features listed below are among the reasons I use WinPatrol, described more fully at the WinPatrol Features page:
  • Delay Startup Programs
  • Warn if AutoUpdate Status Changes
  • Track Date/Time Programs are First Detected
  • Prevents Changes to File Type Associations
  • Keylogger Detection
  • Kill Multiple Tasks in One Step
  • Twenty Thousand Program Descriptions
  • Disable Vulnerable Active X Controls
  • Create Hijack Style Log Files

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