New and Improved WinPatrol 18
While WinPatrol 18 sounds like a boring name there’s nothing boring about the new features included in the new, improved WinPatrol.
Since 1997 WinPatrol has taken a snapshot of critical system locations and alerted members if values are changed. Over the years Microsoft Windows has become more and more complex and the number of critical locations has exploded. WinPatrol has grown to meet those needs while remaining small and robust.
I frequently get recommendations from pros on new registry locations which should be monitored. In some cases, these locations are application specific or apply to particular versions of Windows. WinPatrol 18 users can add locations they feel are important and WinPatrol will protect them.
Registry monitoring is flexible. Instead of having a pop up message asking about a change WinPatrol can just lock down a value and prevent it from changing. In the list above, those registry values with an icon are set to be locked and protected from change. As online experts find new registry values being changed by malware, WinPatrol can protect you better than ever.
At first glance this feature may look like something for advanced users. The “Suggestions” button will offer tips and suggestions on registry values you may want to protect based on how you use your computer. We’ll also offer application specific update scripts that can be download and installed with a few clicks. Ultimately, it’s still my goal to save users from having to ever edit the register using programs like RegEdit.exe.
By far my favorite part of developing WinPatrol is the support I receive from our loyal fans. When WinPatrol was created I never expected it to become my primary project. I never developed a business plan to keep WinPatrol going so I really depend on word of mouth and support from all of you who have become PLUS members. As long as my health and this support continues you’ll see a WinPatrol 19, 20 and many more with new features based on your requests and suggestions.