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Monday, April 16, 2012

WinPatrol PLUS Super 99 Cent Experiment II

In January 2010 I tried an experiment and swore I’d never do it again. Since that time the price of software has continued to fluctuate and I’ve been convinced to try the The Great 99 Cent Software Experiment of 2010 again. Since Tuesday is tax day in the USA, I thought this would be an ideal time to give everyone a break. At the same time we’ll see if buying habits have been affected by smart phone software prices.

As in the past, this will be a limited time only “experiment” starting at Noon EST on Monday, April 16th 2012 and will end Noon EST on Wednesday April 18th, 2012.

Update: At the request of friends who didn’t get a chance to notify their readers in time, and system slow downs on Tuesday, our sale has been extended until Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at Noon EST.

Like our current $29.95 plan, the 99¢ license will be good for life and all future versions of WinPatrol. Like sales in the Apple App Store or Droid Market however, this license is only valid for a single computer. Each 99 cent purchase is a license for one computer. Sound fair enough?  Non-commercial users may make multiple purchases but at the completion of your order you will receive a single PLUS code for all “your” personal computers.

Not for commercial use or resale.

If you’ve been planning on someday upgrading to WinPatrol PLUS, this is the time to do it. Even illegal keygen sites can’t compete with this deal. Just go to and you may be a part of history again

Contact for questions or confirmation this is real. Also let us know if you do not receive your PLUS code due to higher than expected site traffic.  Depending on Email volume my response may not be as quick as usual but I’ll get to you.

To all our fans who paid $29.95 I hope you’ll understand that this is just a crazy experiment and does not diminish the value of WinPatrol PLUS or how much I appreciate all your past support.  If you’ve forgotten why WinPatrol fans are so loyal see "Top Ten Reasons to Try WinPatrol Again".

New F.A.Q.
Can I use my 99¢ WinPatrol PLUS on multiple computers.
This experiment is meant to compare a software purchase to those purchases from the Apple App Store or Droid Market. Unlike our $29.95 license, this purchase is good for one computer at a time. The cost of the Family Pack license has also been reduced to $9.99 and will allow you to create a single family PLUS code.

I heard a new WinPatrol version is coming soon. Will I have to pay again for this version?
No way. The PLUS activation you purchase for 99¢ will work with all future versions.

Can I purchase 100 copies.
Yes, but only for your own use.  You must be a home user and you’ll still receive a single PLUS code for all your computers.

Do I need to download anything in advance?
If you already have the free version of WinPatrol no additional download is required. If you don’t have WinPatrol you can download and become familiar with WinPatrol at I’ve included some alternate download sites to prevent traffic jams on Using your PLUS code will activate the premium features hidden in the free version.

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Blogger Haneyg said...

I first took part in the 2010 experiment, and have since bought 2 more licenses since. Fantastic monitoring program, I'll be buying 15 more licences today just to stockpile them for friends/family.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I notice that the blog says the licence is for one computer, but the purchase page says it is for one user on unlimited computers. I assume that the blog is what you intended.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Shirls said...

Thanks so much Bill. I've been using the free version for years as the exchange rate is not favourable so I'm delighted with your offer.

8:37 AM  

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