WinPatrol v32.0.2014

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  1. hayc59

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    WinPatrol v32.0.2014
    July 19th 2014

    Through the combined efforts of Bill Pytlovany and Bret Lowry, version 32.0.2014 has been released. As WinPatrol fans know, Bill will be consulting with Bret in the transition.
    An important take-away from the information provided on the update at WinPatrol v32.0 from Ruiware is the included notice of Bret's commitment to everyone using WinPatrol both that the free version will continue and also that purchases of WinPatrol PLUS continues to be a lifetime license.


    New Start Menu and System Tray Icons
    After considerable discussion about the changes to the Scotty system tray icon, the following changes have been made:
    • The Scotty system tray icon now has Scotty on a green background.
    • When a scan for changes is in progress, the icon will have a yellow background
    • If a notification is generated, the icon will remain yellow until the change is accepted or rejected.
    • The Blue Orb will be used by the installer, wpsetup.exe.
    For anyone with a Start Menu, the tile icons will also change:
    WinPatrol(Green), WinPatrol Explorer(Blue), Uninstall(Purple) and Help(Yellow).

    Pale Moon
    • The problem of detecting Pale Moon cookies on computers where Firefox was not installed has been corrected. If WinPatrol finds that Pale Moon has been installed it will include the Mozilla option for setting up cookie filters.

    Safe Update Version Info
    • The Safe Update button will now include version information for security programs Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Microsoft Security Essentials when installed.
    WinPatrol runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems, including x64 versions.

    More Info l Download: WinPatrol 2014
     
  2. hayc59

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    Scotty looks good in 'green' :)
     
  3. trott3r

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    I like the idea of colour changing when its checking.
    Looks poor on xp system tray but its good added functionality nevertheless.

    Shame the option to keep black scotty with "display original scotty icon" has been removed
     
  4. Robin A.

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    Also on 7.
     
  5. HAN

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    Learned at DSL Reports that the new WP and the old one use different installation folder paths. A couple of users had issues trying to install over the top. It seems best to uninstall the old one and then go with the new one. (I dug deeper and also cleaned up my registry. But I'm sure that is not particularly necessary.)
     
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    Any way to preserve personal configurations and settings with a clean install?
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    For how much I love WinPatrol, it just seems that too many of it's features have stopped working for me in these latest builds.

    Example:

    WinPatrol use to throw an alert about programs that were uninstalled....

    It no longer monitors this behaviour, nor gives me an alert.
     
  8. ArchiveX

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    Removing the option "Display Original Scotty Icon" was not a good idea...:'(
     
  9. HAN

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    There's an updated version out. 32.0.2014.5 I don't know what all it fixed but it may help. My feeling is maybe not because of the install path differences. But this is just a feeling...
     
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    Hi folks,

    I was using WinPatrol 15 years ago or so and I have fond memories for the little Scotty. As time passed I uninstalled it in favour of complex security solutions like ESET, Webroot, Norton etc. Frankly I thought that Scotty is on his well deserved dog pension. :D Hence I was surprised that he is still here and enjoys great popularity. So I briefly checked his features, yes I didn't venture so deeply, but it seemed to me that he doesn't offer anything else than for instance NIS I'm having installed presently. Full control of startup entries including delays, kill tasks etc. So can you kindly highlight his pros or features which make him so indispensable.

    Thanks!
     
  12. trott3r

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    I think quite a few wilders security forum members dont use fully fledged security suites preferring a multi company layered approach to security using the best of breed for each component.

    You can see in my XP sig the different programs.
     
  13. Corrine

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    In case you haven't seen it yet, Bill provided the following at LandzDown:

    *Version and spelling typos in quote corrected by me.

    Adding my personal thanks to Wilders forum members, Rednose and ProTruckDriver, who have both provided excellent feedback in the discussions at LandzDown (affectionately referred to as "LzD").
     
  14. hayc59

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    Thank you Corrine!! :)
     
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    Thank you Corrine. ;)
     
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    Thank you, Corrine! :thumb:
     
  17. Peter2150

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    I am the same way. I bought a license for winpatrol, but dropped it as I didn't see it added anything. Can someone answer the question asked here?
     
  18. Corrine

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    Hi, Peter2150. As trott3r replied above, not everyone uses security suites and those people appreciate the features that WinPatrol provides. WinPatrol isn't an antivirus or anti-malware program but rather a system monitor. It seems that however cautious people are (or aren't) when installing software, as illustrated in the Malwarebytes blog article, PUPS are Persistent, companies are getting sneakier and sneakier, adding browser hijacks and toolbars with the installer. WinPatrol monitors both, providing the option to block toolbars and browser hijacks. That and other features are described here: WinPatrol Features, Help and Documentation.

    Now, for the many WinPatrol users who are unhappy with the Scotty icon change, Bret and Bill provided information on how to change the green system tray icon to the classic Scotty icon, the Blue Orb or merely change the green to blue. For those who want to make the change, I compiled the information from here to a set of instructions, which can be found at How to Change Scotty's System Tray Icon.
     
  19. Peter2150

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    HI Corrine

    Thanks for the update. Confirms what I suspected, that I really don't need it.

    Pete
     
  20. Frank the Perv

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    No Peter, you can't live without this thing.

    Admittedly, WP does not have a lot of 'teeth' in the malware fight.

    But where do you get your "Plus Info" to find out what the active tasks, hidden files, services... what these things are and if they are friendly/enemy?

    And if Scotty is not there to bark at you, who is?
     
  21. Peter2150

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    Yeah, I can live with out it. Taskmgr shows active tasks, service.msc shows services, and I have explorer set to show hidden files. NVT ERP aside from being an excellent Anti Executable makes using these utilites simple.

    And lastly I don't need anyone barking :)

    Pete
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    I used to use WinPatrol way back, but I didn´t need it anymore since I made the switch to more advanced HIPS. However, like Corrine said you can also use it as an "on demand" system monitor. On Win 8 the scheduled task manager is horrible, so can anyone post a screenshot of it in WinPatrol? :)
     
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  23. J_L

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    You mean Task Scheduler? WinPatrol only supports scheduled tasks made in XP format.
     
  24. HAN

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    Why WinPatrol??

    For me, it's a what's going on under the covers thing. WP notifies me of things that I may well not immediately be aware of unless I go to a much greater level of digging (and might not even know what to look for.) At my level of experience, I don't consider it protection. Just a nice partner that has been reliable for me over several years.

    That said, for novices or the average PC user, I am convinced it (or something nice and easy like it) would prevent many problems if they paid attention to the warnings and made use of the online knowledge base.
     
  25. Cloudcroft

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    I couldn't have said it better.
     
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