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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warm Welcome for WinPatrol 2014 Preview

It took a few more days than expected but this years first version of WinPatrol went live January 24th just after midnight EST. It’s been a day and a half and I’ve had a great response to what technically is version 30.0. So far we’ve had over 10,000 download and installs with 99% of our Email are requests for misplaced PLUS codes.


I have managed to confuse some people with the term Preview and attempts to improve the wording of some options.

Preview is often used by software companies when they release software which hasn’t been sufficiently tested. Beta testing is nearly impossible with so many Windows configurations.  A typical Preview release is required to have the critical mass needed. WinPatrol 2014 Preview is more like a movie preview. It’s meant to show you what we’ve created and let you know better things are still coming. It demonstrates the commitment on our part to keep working on new features without tricking users into downloading unwanted software.

We depend on user satisfaction to cover the cost of development. I have a Google Alert set for “WinPatrol” and was pleased to see that WinPatrol 2014 news is already starting to spread starting with the following sites.


WinPatrol 2014 30.0.2014.0
”WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment.”

Security Garden: WinPatrol 2014 30.0
”If, like me, you always want WinPatrol to start with Windows, don't worry, that feature hasn't been removed.” options2014
: WinPatrol 30.0.2014  Rating 5
”Get an alert whenever spyware, adware or any intrusive applications try to change your settings.” WinPatrol 2014 notifies you about (unwanted) system changes
”WinPatrol 2014 is a useful program for Windows, and especially for Windows users who want to be informed when changes happen on their systems.”

BetaNews:WinPatrol 2014 debuts tweaked user interface, better performance
”BillP Studios has unveiled the 30th major version of its snapshot-based security tool…” WinPatrol 30.0.2014
”You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files. “

Thanks to folks who help manage the forums talking about WinPatrol.

Visit our update page to read what’s coming. Some features may be in next month’s release.

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Blogger Brenda L said...

Congratulations on your continued success of WinPatrol.
I purchased my plus copy in 2004 & it's the best investment I have ever made in my computers health & security. You're truly an unsung hero in your never ending fight against those who are out to exploit us. You’ve never given in to the offer of the big bucks from those ‘bad guys with the toolbars’ & I just wanted to say “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart. Between your blog & Winpatrol, you’ve saved me many times. Again….Thank You.

11:58 PM  
Blogger View from the Solent said...

A minor oddity I've found. Win7 Pro 64, WinPatrol Plus.
On the Cookies window, If I move my cursor around to the left of/ below the "View Cookies" button, part of that button disappears.
Trivial, doesn't affect the function, just thought I'd let you know.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Reb Mordechai said...

For the time being I'll stick to the previous version. I really don't appreciate all those green crosses on your icons. From a Long time Plus user.

1:56 AM  

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