3 Free Intrusion Detection and Prevention software for Windows

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ziggy

    Hi Anand. I’ve tried WinPatrol on a number of occasions (albeit, some time ago) and always found it slow in stopping the installation of browser toolbars. I know that the developer of this program has handed the reins over to some other bloke and updates have been slow in the making. Have you tried the latest iteration of WinPatrol and, if so, have you found any problems with it?

  2. John_Sydney

    Hi Anand, as far as you’re aware, do any of these programs offer functionality that EMET does not provide?

  3. As I can understand, Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is more of an anti-exploit tool that offers protections against vulnerabilities being exploited. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enhanced-mitigation-experience-toolkit-emet

  4. I have not faced any such problems. But then no toolbar has tried to get installed, so I wouldn’t really know how fast WinPatrol reacts. But generally speaking, it reacts instantly. Maybe you need to check your WinPatrol settings and see the Patrol Time you have set for this event.

  5. John_Sydney

    Indeed, accurate: therefore anti-intrusion software should complement EMET. Slightly concerned by possibility of IRQ channel conflicts, but I can check for those. Thanks!

  6. Ziggy

    Thanks for the advice, Anand. Always appreciated. I’ll give WinPatrol another go.

  7. Muhammad Ahsan

    Hi. can you tell me that is WinPatrol is an opensource product?

  8. No it isn’t. Its freeware.

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