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Monday, February 23, 2009

Find What's New to Clean Up Malware

My thanks to everyone who has participated in the beta test of the newest WinPatrol. I’ve heard a lot of good comments and one suggestion was so valuable I couldn’t wait for a future release to make it available.

Available today is the last beta of what will become WinPatrol 2009. If you’re like to participate you can download beta 4 at

The latest WinPatrol feature is so simple I can’t believe nobody has thought of it before. One of WinPatrol’s unique features is to keep track of when a program, service, hidden file or registry entry was first detected on your machine.

When any kind of infection occurs all its related files will show up as recent additions to your system. WinPatrol 2009 includes a new single list that sorts critical files and entries by their date detected. There’s a really good chance any new malware files will show up at the top of this list.

WinPatrol Recent Tab
WinPatrol new Recent Tab

In the past months I’ve had a number of friends and family members bring me their laptops to clean up malware. If I had a Recent list at the time I probably could have helped them over the phone.

This should be the last beta version so if you’d like to participate I would love to hear from you. Next week I’ll be in Redmond blogging from Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional Summit.  I hope to announce our official launch soon after I return.


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Blogger Corrine said...

Installed, tested & blogged it!

Just when you think WinPatrol can't get any better, it does!

4:24 PM  
Blogger jfleming said...

Most Valuable Professional not just to Microsoft but to ME

5:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

exceptional upgrade, love the features, very functional, have not had any issues with all three Beta versions. It only gets better.


5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting notion, bill and such a great idea.

3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/24... current beta download link on the beta page says b3 but it is b4 ;)

4:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks! I've corrected my error.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good job, Bill.
It would be great to have a WP users forum.

2:34 AM  

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