WinPatrol allows you to efficiently monitor programs running on your computer without slowing you down or hogging all your memory.
WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you in real-time to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You’ll be notified of critical system changes and have access to over 20,000 easy to understand program descriptions.
- Removing and Disabling Startup Programs
- IE Helpers IE Helpers – Browser Helper Objects – Toolbars
- Scheduled Tasks Scheduled Tasks
- Services Services Manager
- Active Tasks Removing Active Tasks
- Expose Hidden Files Expose Hidden Files
- Cookies Cookie Management and Filtering
- File Types Monitoring and Restoring File Type Associations
- Host File/Start Page Monitoring
WinPatrol has a Free version and a Plus version. The PLUS Single License costs $29.95, but 10 licenses are being given away for free here, as a part of our anniversary giveaways.
To win a license simply Tweet OR Share on Facebook the following and post the status url in the comments box:
Get @WinPatrol PLUS license FREE @TheWindowsClub http://wp.me/pwkx4-2bs
My MVP colleague Corrine Chorney will pick up the 10 winners randomly from the comments section. The offer will stay open for 4 days from now.
Download Page: WinPatrol.
Incidentally, WinPatrol, is one of the first utilities I install after a fresh Windows install. It tells me then what every program I install subsequently, is doing to my OS, even telling me about the secret start-up locations. Not only is it a great teaching tool, Scotty is a dream dog who guards your PC every second, without asking for food or tugging at your pant, asking you to take him for a walk !
UPDATE: Attention Entrants: Your entry must contain either a link to your Tweet or be on The Windows Club Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Windows-Club/173416331200?ref=mf#!/pages/The-Windows-Club/173416331200?v=wall&story_fbid=433658851200&ref=mf . This will make things easier to verify.