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Thursday, December 29, 2011

WinPatrol 2012 – Long Time Coming

It’s been a while but I’m pleased to finally release a brand new version of WinPatrol to all our friends and fans.  Over the past year malware has gotten very clever but what’s worse is that legitimate programs have become more controlling and obnoxious.  Some of the most popular applications have decided they know what’s best for you and try to take control of simple functions on your computer.

New and Improved

While I’ve continued to work keeping your computer safe from malware I’ve spent as much time giving you control over what legitimate programs can do.  If you notice your computer is slow it may not be malware. In many cases it will be a popular program that thinks it needs to run all the time just in case you need to use it.

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Performance - You’ll Love it
First and foremost I’ve been working on making WinPatrol robust and hidden away so under normal circumstances you’ll never know its running. Based on your feedback, I’ve concentrated on making sure WinPatrol works with other security programs. Our research shows that most of you tend to run at least two anti-Virus/Malware programs along with WinPatrol.  Many experts will recommend against more than one program but WinPatrol doesn’t work like other malware monitors.  It runs great along with other programs.  Many Anti-Virus companies may disagree and their support reps will recommend you remove WinPatrol. They haven’t tested with WinPatrol, we have.  If a program removes or quarantines WinPatrol just reinstall our setup program. It’s still a quick, easy download.

Cookies – Filter out Bad Cookies Automatically.

Earlier this year Microsoft updated how they name cookie files.  They now use random file names but they’re still just unencrypted text files. You can “click here” to read why they decided to make this change. Its makes some sense but broke how WinPatrol manages and filters bad cookies.
If you’ve received the update from Microsoft the WinPatrol cookie manager for Internet Explorer will be broken and look like this.

WinPatrol 2011 – Internet Explorer

Now WinPatrol 2012 will provide a fix and provides even better information about your cookies.

WinPatrol 2012 – Internet Explorer

Ultimately this change by Microsoft makes managing and filtering cookies even easier using WinPatrol. To be honest I never worried about cookies and turned WinPatrol cookie filtering off.  Now I use this feature.

Localization Fix – 64 bit versions
I’m not a big fan of Windows 64 bit OS and our language service packs broke using Windows 64 bit.  I’ve fixed this bug and look forward to showing our international friends how much we respect them by releasing new versions of our local versions. Our language packs are created by volunteers and I couldn’t thank them enough.


WinPatrol Enterprise – Now Available for Small Business
Most users don’t realize there is a version of WinPatrol designed for large companies with over 100 employees. One of the main features of Enterprise is centralized administration. When a change is detected instead of the user being notified, an Email is generated and sent to a main administrator.

WinPatrol 2012 Small Business is a special partnership now available for 10 systems and one administrator for $179 USD. You can order via our online store and your small business key will be sent within 2-3 business days.

Draft of message send to Small Business administrator. This screen will mostly change based on user feedback.  More details to be published this weekend.

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Blogger View from the Solent said...

Thanks Bill
That new IE cookie feature is a boon.

BTW, On my m/cs (XP & win7 Pro) WinPatrol2012 installed with the 'automatically load on startup' box unchecked.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you again Bill for all your hard work & keeping us safe ! :-)

10:19 AM  
Anonymous ebony623 said...

Hi Bill
WinPatrol is a great program and I had been using it for years and look forward to hearing Scotty bark. rofl

I took advantage of the $5.00 deal and was just wondering if the 2012 program means I have to buy again or can I just update the one I have?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work!

6:23 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Thank you Bill :)

6:04 AM  

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