Super Optimized WinPatrol 2010 Coming Monday

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  1. hayc59

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    WinPatrol v17.0.2010.0 Released
    Date: Monday October 12th 2009

    Thanks to continued support and encouragement I’ve been hard at work at making my WinPatrol program the best it can be. For almost 12 years, WinPatrol has consistently been one of the least intrusive programs out there but I thought it was about time to optimize Scotty even more. Even though WinPatrol is written in the programming language “C” I’ve found some monitoring functions were even quicker when written directly in machine code or what we call Assembly language.

    The new super optimized version will be available to the public on Monday, October 12th. To show my appreciation to everyone who has supported WinPatrol I've made the new version available early but just to PLUS members. Just go to http://www.winpatrol.com/upgrade.html You’ll need your name and plus code which are available on the PLUS tab in the WinPatrol software. Fans of our free version will have access on Monday.

    Whats New
    Additional Support for Firefox 3 and Google Chrome
    Since Firefox 3 changed from cookie.txt to SQLite database format Scotty hasn't been hungry for Firefox cookies. Support for Firefox 3 has been the single most requested features. Turns out I was able to include support for the SQLite format without increasing the size of WinPatrol.exe. While I was at it I also included support for Google Chrome which also uses SQLite to store their cookies.
    Reduced Memory Footprint
    The monitor component of WinPatrol has been optimized and shrunk so WinPatrol.exe is now only 314 KB instead of its previous 336 KB size. I’m confident you won't find a smaller Windows system monitor as powerful as WinPatrol.
    Up to 30% Faster Performance (Sorry PLUS Only)
    Real-time scanning uses 30% less CPU than the polling provided by the free version. The real-time component has been optimized using more direct machine language then its original C coding.
    Conflict reduction with other security applications.
    Contrary to the warnings by AV suites, Scotty has always worked and play well with others. WinPatrol.exe has been optimized to handle the results of any Windows hooks in its own code space reducing any conflicts created by other security programs.

    More Info: Winpatrol 2010
     
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  2. firzen771

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    can this be installer over existing version?
     
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    I just installed over the top.
    Seems to be running fine.
     
  4. hayc59

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    Yes, but first exit out of existing version then pound it over :cool:
     
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    ok thx.
     
  6. firzen771

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    installed and working great here.
     
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    Bill just keeps making it better and better... :)
     
  8. Tarnak

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    Got it!....working fine.:)
     
  9. Fuzzfas

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    Thanks for the heads up!!! Running in!

    My favourite:

    WinPatrol was in deed a bit heavy on CPU compared even to Threatfire.
     
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  10. Rickster100

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    Thanks for the update notice. Great product, been using it for many years. :thumb:
     
  11. FanJ

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    Does the Plus version do really real-time scanning? So no polling?
    Does it give a warning before or after a change?
     
  12. Cerxes

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    A darn good program that gets even better! :)

    /C.
     
  13. Kees1958

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    Older versions of WinPatrol would consume more than f.i. behavioral blockers like ThreatFire.

    New version is low on CPU and even minimal load when you disable the two polling mode agents (cookies and scheduled tasks)
     
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    Released for all!! :)
     
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