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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Clean & Improve Your Computer for only $5.

I recently read yet another article on how brand new computers arrive loaded with so much unneeded software it that it takes twice the time to turn on and run.

"12 ways hardware makers screw up a perfectly good Windows PC
This article created by Ed Bott is part of the motivation behind plans for having a INCREDIBLE sale on upgrades to WinPatrol PLUS. Starting Friday we’ll allow upgrading to WinPatrol PLUS as low as $5 USD. Yes, I wrote $5!This unbelievable price will be available for three full days. The sale starts midnight, Friday morning EST time zone.


Soon many of our friends and family will be turning on brand new computers. Many will turn to folks like us asking for help. If you've been a long time reader of Bits from Bill you'll know my first recommendation would be to install the free WinPatrol program. Using WinPatrol will allow users to remove unwanted programs so their new computer will load quickly and run as fast as it should. If you decide you might want some of the programs that come preinstalled you can always change your mind. This isn't a new trend. My first article “Christmas Computers“ was written six years ago when I opened up my brand new computer to find many of the following useless programs.


A few years back I tried an research experiment by lowering the price of a WinPatrol PLUS upgrade to something similar to the iTunes store.  Given all the new computers under the Christmas tree this seemed like another good time to experiment.  The last test was only 99 cents which was mainly successful for the credit card companies and PayPal.

Our experimental sale this year begins on my wife Cindi’s 55th birthday, December 9th, so she suggested $5 was a nice round number that might make all our friends and fans happy.  Even folks using an illegal keygen versions can afford this upgrade and have a safe version of WinPatrol PLUS for life. WinPatrol has a history of being Birthdayware so you can also wish Cindi’s a Happy Birthday by upgrading this weekend. I know it will help make her birthday a good good.

Instead of a $29.95 upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS this weekend upgrading will only for $5. Like our everyday pricing you can use your single license on every personal computer you own and use it for your lifetime including any new versions we release.  Our Family Pack license normally $49.95 can be had for only $25.

For our friends in Europe $5 USD currently converts to about €3.73 so it’s even a better deal. $25 USD converts to about €18.7 at least by today’s rate.

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Scotty will take good care of our computer and you won’t have to do a thing.

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Anonymous Benny said...

This is really great. Happy birthday Cindi. May God bless you.

Thanks Bill. I am your fan and I have a single user license, using it for about an year. $5 is a great deal. Thanks a lot.

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