WinPatrol Integration with Windows Explorer
I'm happy to report the release of WinPatrol 15.9. I’ve made a few improvements but also made a great bug find thanks to support and screen shots from WinPatrol friends. Our PLUS database now exceeds over 19,000 easy to understand program descriptions that can now be accessed directly from Windows Explorer.
The following information along with a download link is available at http://www.winpatrol.com/upgrade.html.
Explorer Integration of PLUS Info...
One of the main features of WinPatrol PLUS is the ability to look up information for strange filenames. We now have over 19,000 descriptions available in a form that mere humans can understand. Our new WinPatrol now adds the ability to research programs to any executable on your system directly from Windows Explorer.
Quicker Access to PLUS InfoIn previous versions of WinPatrol we shipped PLUS descriptions of some of the most popular file requests. As our database grew and things changed it became obvious that we would never be installing our entire database on local machines. Our new version removes the check for local PLUS data saving you from unnecessary access to your hard drive and speeds up access to our online database
Bug Fix: Firefox 3 CookiesAt this time WinPatrol hasn't been updated to manage cookies in Firefox 3. Cookies in Firefox 3 use a database method called SQlite which is completely different then its old plain cookies.txt file. We've removed the option if Firefox 3 or greater is detected so there is no confusion.
Bug Fix: AppInit_DLLOne non-traditional startup location frequently used by malware is a registry key AppInit_DLL found at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows. This key is now also used by security programs as way to hide from users and malware. WinPatrol has always monitored this location successfully but recently the over use of this location helped us find a bug in the way we parsed this key. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security were the first to discover this problem because KIS 2009 actually stores four separate DLL's in this location.
In previous versions of WinPatrol Scotty would incorrectly report filenames when there were three files or more located in this key.
Non-English version users with current language packs installed can just download our new default setup. No new text strings were added so all your text will still be localized. New non-English setups will be available soon for new WinPatrol users.