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Friday, July 04, 2008

WinPatrol x64; Update Not Required by All

I’ve been working on a new version of WinPatrol and it’s finally ready for release. The new build is version 15.5.2008. This new version has some enhanced functionality but for most of you, there’s really no need to rush out and get this new version.

You’ll only “need” to download the newest version if…

  • You’re using an x64 version of Windows

  • You’re a corporate WinPatrol Enterprise user.

WinPatrol runs fine under x64 systems but we did have a bug in detecting some of the new registry locations found under the Wow6432 registry path. This has been corrected so more than the default auto run locations are detected.

For our corporate customers we’ve had a long time request to hide alert messages and to handle changes with a default action. At the same time, we’re now testing the ability to send a notification of the alert to servers so administrators can review what changes have occured. This stealth feature is disabled except for Enterprise customers and beta testers. The WinPatrol stealth functionality is expected to be available to PLUS members in versions 16.

(Not available to everyone at this time)

It may sound crazy but I don’t recommend our regular WinPatrol users upgrade to this version immediately. Just like I always say about Microsoft Windows and other auto-updates I advise waiting a couple weeks before updating. While I’m confident in the stability of the new version, you just never know how changes in software can affect your system.

International versions will be available the holiday weekend. If you already have a language pack installed you can however just download the english build. If you have to ask if you’re an Enterprise customer you’re not. Smile

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill P.,
You may want to tell all your readers who use windows XP and Zone Alarm firewall { DO NOT }
install Microsofts update MS08-037 ( KB951748 ). After you install your internet dies. A friend told
me his internet died on him. I'm no computer wizzard but I always listen to your advise on waiting 7 to 10 days.
Hopefully ZA or MS will fix this problem since many people use both.
I did not know where to post this so I used your latest post. Saved again!

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill P.,
On the ZoneAlarm site you can download and install the latest versions of there software to solve the issues of lost internet. I still will wait the 10 days to update.
Do you feel this critical update is worth waiting 10 days or should we update now?


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