I don’t check my Twitter very often. I was surprised to catch a tweet that I consider breaking news. The author of the excellent WinPatrol security software for Windows has gone a little crazy. Here’s what he says on his blog.
I’m curious and thinking a crazy single day experiment could be fun and may be worth the risk. So what the hell. If you want to upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS on January 29th, I’ll give you a lifetime WinPatrol membership for less than a dollar. (normally $29.95 USD)
I’ve used the free version of WinPatrol many times over the last few years. Last year we wrote an article telling you how to use WinPatrol to speed up Windows startup by delaying less important startup programs. That’s only one way to use WinPatrol. It’s been listed at Gizmo’s as a Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use. The PLUSedition of WinPatrol has some features in it that are going to be worth far more than a dollar to most users.
I’ll take a few moments here to tell you about some of it’s other important features.
As you can see, the program offers you 13 tabs full of information about the programs, services and settings on your PC. These include:
â€¢ Startup Programs
â€¢ Delayed Start
â€¢ IE Helpers
â€¢ Scheduled Tasks
â€¢ Active Tasks
â€¢ File Types
â€¢ Hidden Files
â€¢ PLUS Information
â€¢ WinPatrol Options
Each one of those tabs typically allow you to not only see what’s going on in your PC, but to also make changes to those areas. WinPatrol normally runs as an icon in your System Tray and notifies you when important PC settings are changed. Once notified, you are given the chance to deny those changes.
The PLUS section gives you access to WinPatrol’s exclusive information about the normally unknown processes that run on your PC.
There’s also a portable version of WinPatrol called WinPatrolToGo that can be taken with you on a flash drive or other portable media.
The 99 ¢ offer is available only on January 29th at:
Techie Buzz Verdict:
The free version of WinPatrol is a great addition to the security of any Windows PC. Adding the PLUS features for a small lifetime fee of 99 cents is a real bargain that many people should consider. Remember that this offer is only good on January 29th 2010, one day only.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5