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Monitor Software Installation with WinPatrol


Monitor Software Installation with WinPatrol

Most of the times, we install many softwares just to check how it works and may not use it for longer time. If you have the habit of trying out all interesting softwares, then you might be in risk on installing spywares also. WinPatrol is a solution to this problem. WinPatrol monitors all software installation on you PC and warns of anything that could be a spyware.


WinPatrol helps keep your system tray free of clutter and warns you when a program insists on loading at system boot-up. WinPatrol also alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge.

The latest version WinPatrol 2007 has Delayed Start, a smart feature that lets you delay launch of nonessential programs for up to an hour after the system boots, so Windows loads faster.

Other features in the latest version are;

  • Detect changes are made to your Automatic Update settings. It lets you know if anyone like Microsoft makes changes without your knowledge.
  • Detect changes to your default browser prefix
  • Properly detect registry settings which don’t meet Windows guidelines.

 WinPatrol is a freeware and it also has a plus version which is priced at $29.95.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .



  1. Madhur Kapoor

    January 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Great tool buddy. I really like the Delay startup feature .

  2. ram

    January 21, 2008 at 1:23 am

    This is useful tool, i check lot of softwares usually. This will come in handy

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