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What are people saying about WinPatrol PLUS

Peter User This program is already a steal at $29.95. Try it out and you will discover how much it is a must-have resident in your computer household. By the way, once you have paid for the registered version, all future updates are free. Not too many programs offer that.
Mar 8 2009 at 12:48pm Copy Link
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Tim Krafcik Been using this program for years. Works as stated. Has convenient tabs for checking services, startups, and will tell you the date a program was installed. Watches your HOSTS file. Lets you delay the start of programs on boot up. Great price!
Mar 8 2009 at 6:00pm Copy Link
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gail f I am excited that "Scotty" is on here! I have used the free version for years, it is awesome. Every time some software tries to "sneak" into my startup programs he alerts me with a bark and a popup~! Buying the upgrade right now!
Mar 12 2009 at 11:50pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi Folks,

This is definitely a quality product, I've been writing about the startup programs on DonationCoder and this is in many ways the pack-leader.

There is a new release "WinPatrol 2009" announced to be in a couple of days. You should let us know if that will be a paid upgrade for purchasers today, whether we (a new WinPatrol person) would end up with any reduced price - or the same price or what - if we end up doing that upgrade in a few days.

Shalom,
Steven Avery
Mar 13 2009 at 4:23am Copy Link
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Peter User As far as I know, you pay only once.

On the site, it says: " This is a one time fee and not a reoccuring subscription." I have been using the program for years, and each once in a while, I do the"Check for Upgrades" --

I am brought to the site; my current version is shown, and the newest version is shown below. If my current number is lower than the newest one, I simply download and install the upgrade.

I do not expect that purchasing it here would put you into a different class of user. After all, for those who want the free version use that, and upgrade it as well.

But in my experience -- the small amount you will pay here is well worth it.
Mar 13 2009 at 4:46am Copy Link
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Bret Lowry Hi Peter and all,

Thank you for the kind comments.
Yes, WinPatrol 2009 will be launched on Monday and is a free upgrade. That means if take advantage of the Bits discount today, it's still good for the new version and ever other future version. PLUS is a one time fee and not a subscription.


Thanks,
Bill
Ruiware, LLC - Mar 13 2009 at 5:36am Copy Link
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Mike G Glad to see WinPatrol Plus is back. I missed it last time!
Sep 12 2009 at 3:04am Copy Link
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peter pereh One of my all-time favourites. This program tells you what is going on inside your PC: new Active-X controls, services, changes to prefered launch programs, etc. Whenever new software is being installed, you will be told what will be installed 'additionaly' and, normally, without telling you. It is small, simple to handle and never interfered with any other software I ran. Whenever I re-install my workstation, this is one of the first programs I set up.
So I can give this program my highest recommendations.
Sep 13 2009 at 8:19am Copy Link
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K H I don't like to assume anything so I will just display my ignorance for all the world to see by asking a silly question: Might this conflict with my (Avast) antivirus program?
Sep 14 2009 at 4:05am Copy Link
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Bret Lowry That's a very valid question. WinPatrol works differently than other programs so Scotty works and plays well with others. I haven't had any conflicts reported and have tested with AVG myself.

Bill Pytlovany
Ruiware, LLC - Sep 14 2009 at 4:49am Copy Link
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Frank Stephens I used WinPatrol years ago. Apart from my security suite, which handles most of this anyway, I have a licensed copy of AnVir. The last time WinPatrol was on BDJ, I tried the trial. To be honest, I like AnVir plus Microsoft Sysinternals AutoRuns much better.
Sep 14 2009 at 8:06am Copy Link
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K H Thanks for answering. I always look around for reviews before downloading a program and found many folks out there who love WinPatrol. There was one reviewer though on Download.com who, though he gave the program a positive review, referred to WinPatrol as a subscription. I was about to post another question here to find out if that was true when I decided to look at the older posts and found your answer to that very question. It reads: "PLUS is a one time fee and not a subscription."

Since the date of your answer was Mar 13 2009. I will - this time - make an assumption that nothing has changed and download WinPatrol.
Sep 14 2009 at 12:38pm Copy Link
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K H I just installed WinPatrol (I thought) PLUS so I could "Try Before I Buy". Unfortunately that is impossible because the program is the FREE version, not the PLUS version. I won't be able to try it out after all. I wish that had been made clear. I wouldn't want to purchase it without the opportunity to test it on my system.
Sep 16 2009 at 1:54pm Copy Link
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Dave wii the discount code does not work useing paypal

you dont get a discount on paypal
Sep 18 2009 at 3:59am Copy Link
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Mark Hill PayPal discount is available if you follow these instructions which are given prior to going to the PayPal site:

Coupons are not supported in PayPal but just Email supportWinPatrol.com following your purchase and you will receive your coupon rebate.
Sep 18 2009 at 1:18pm Copy Link
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Bret Lowry Mark, thank you for responsing to Dave's question.
As you read, we don't have the ability to use a coupon on PayPal but after you make the purchase, just Email supportwinpatrol.com and I'll send a full $15 rebate.

Thanks again,
Bill
Ruiware, LLC - Sep 18 2009 at 1:44pm Copy Link
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fran harter Hi,

from what I briefly read on the licensing, there is the:
- single user/person license and
- a family license.

Are both being discounted for the sale?

Thanks in advance.
Apr 17 2010 at 12:39pm Copy Link
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Bill Pytlovany Yes, the Family license will also be 50% or $24.97
Apr 18 2010 at 6:10am Copy Link
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Wayne Falcone Question:

How soon before the order forms starts to reflect the correct "Discounted" price?

Order form states the Full price.

Regards
Apr 19 2010 at 4:07am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @Wayne

Are you inputting the coupon code? It's listed on the screen following the "Buy Now" button above. Select the license type, click "Order Now", and input the code in the following screen. The discount should show right up.

-roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 19 2010 at 4:23am Copy Link
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Felipe Parente I could not find the coupon code.
Apr 19 2010 at 12:50pm Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ Felipe

It's there -- right above the license types on the screens following the "Buy Now" button above.

-roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 19 2010 at 12:53pm Copy Link
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Brad I sent an email to you folks earlier today 6 hours ago. I purchased WinPatrol Plus from the links here on BitsDJour and for some reason I was given a registration code for your Task Manager Manager program. Not sure whats going on but something does not appear to be right. I sent you screen prints in PDF files for you to check it out. Have not heard back yet.

Thanks, Brad Perrault
Apr 19 2010 at 1:32pm Copy Link
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Bret Lowry Sorry for the delay Brad, You should have everything you need now. Thanks for taking the time to send along screen shots. That always helps!

Thanks again,
Bill
Ruiware, LLC - Apr 20 2010 at 9:40am Copy Link
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MANOJ KESWANI i want to buy winpatrol plus but am afraid if i pay full price, the discount code will be available shortly or soon.
Jul 9 2011 at 10:29am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson I've been using WinPatrol for years. Scotty offers a free version, but this is a great way to show support and get some additional features. It works alongside most other anti-virus programs and features a perpetual license with free upgrades. On occassion, the pop up alert from Scotty will be a bit delayed, but it's great to know he's on patrol! WinPatrol has been available for many years and is constantly upgraded. Even if you don't get malware, it is interesting to find out how many programs (like Adobe) like to add programs to auto-run! I'll be buying the Family pack today to cover the rest of my systems at home.
Jul 23 2011 at 4:52am Copy Link
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VLM I would echo everything Doug Atkinson has said. I, too, have used WinPatrol for years, only a bit differently. I have simply removed from my system most other "protection" software ... particularly any programs that work by maintaining endless "white lists" or blacklists. Instead, WinPatrol looks for any attempt to alter the Windows registry ... and I am able to block any unwanted intruder that attempts to do so. In addition, I can even block programs that I DO want from doing specific actions in the registry that I don't want. Works great.

I also appreciate the delayed startup feature. Many programs offer the ability to tell the system to turn off some of those little startup programs that no one wants or needs. But there are others that I DO want, but that I don't need slowing down my initial startup process. WinPatrol enables me to set each of those on a separate timer, so that each on launches, say, n minutes after bootup.

Great tool!!
Jul 23 2011 at 6:40am Copy Link
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kevin seymour I agree with both of these comments, great little program and almost easy of enough for the novice. I say almost, you'll probably want a geek buddy help you set this up, but after that it's pretty much set and forget.
Jul 23 2011 at 9:54am Copy Link
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Dave D I don't see Win 7 in the list of supported platforms. Is it or isnt'?
Jul 23 2011 at 9:57am Copy Link
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kevin seymour Yes, works fine with Win 7.
Jul 23 2011 at 9:59am Copy Link
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Edward Smith I can vouch for this program. I have been using it for many years and it does what it says it will do. Great value at the regular price, but an asolute steal at this price.
Jul 23 2011 at 11:55am Copy Link
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Adrian Williams Ditto. The family bundle is excellent value for money.
Jul 23 2011 at 1:23pm Copy Link
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Rick Wallace Great program, a favorite!
Jul 23 2011 at 1:48pm Copy Link
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Bill Pytlovany Thank you all for the great comments and sales today. Yes, WinPatrol works its best under Windows 7.

Bill Pytlovany
BillP Studios
Jul 23 2011 at 3:15pm Copy Link
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Stan I bought WP a few years ago and still like it.
Jul 23 2011 at 8:34pm Copy Link
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VLM Mario, I do not wish to speak for Bill, but from reading the website, a single license covers all the computers owned by you. The family pack is for ... well, all the people in a family. So if you have a spouse and 3 teenagers and a dog, and each has one or more computers, then the family pack is for you. But if you have only yourself to care for, then a single license apparently works just fine.

Speaking only for myself, I own 2,353,534 computers, and I have WinPatrol on every one of them.

No ... really.

Well, maybe not. :):):)
Jul 23 2011 at 9:08pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi Folks,

For those who want proper layered security WinPatrol Plus is basically a must have. (Second choice, WinPatrol Free, third choice: Other.)

Read the Donationcoder thread for a bit more chatter.

WinPatrol PLUS: 50% off today at Bits du Jour
http://www.donationcoder....ic=27425.0

Suggestion : extend through Sunday.

Steven
Jul 23 2011 at 9:50pm Copy Link
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_*_ Will a Policy tab be added before this one goes live?
Mar 10 2012 at 2:28am Copy Link
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SoftCollector Can it work side by side with Outpost Security Suite? It seems that the functionality is similar to what some of the modern Security Suites offer – monitoring in real time what different processes try to access and change on your computer.

Thank you!
Mar 11 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi,

I have run WinPatrol with Outpost firewall and many other security software items. You can occasionally get two warnings for the same event, but I have no problem with that. I have never run into a problem.

In comparison to suites and other software, I do not think you will find any that are as comprehensive on the startup issues. Even if the suites have been enhancing their startup security, it has been a walk or trot, not a gallop.

(The only programs that I have found that are in the ballpark are Startup Organizer (competent and security helpful, but far less exhaustive from a security perspective, very nice on overall visuals) ...and Anvir Task Manager (a funny program that at times is surprisingly helpful) .. even they have not been as exhaustive on startup issues, including stuff like browser extensions, the scheduler and hidden startup points. Example: a friend was using IE today and the puppy was woofing about Active-X controls here and there.)

Some programs will give excellent protection on protecting registry entries and system files, watching .exe files, trying to prevenet .dll injection, that is not focused on startup alone.

(To be clear I am not an expert on how WinPatrol works on the registry stuff, which is the last two years ... how much is given, how much is user defined, etc. In fact, I am just looking at the 'suggestion' tab now. ...Also I think WP may not do some of the HIPS stuff of watching the size and checksum of .exe files . In other words, WP does not claim to be a full HIPS. )

Thus I see a good anti-malware with HIPS (maybe a separate anti-keylogger) and a good firewall (or a suite if you want to combine) ... as all complimentary to WinPatrol.

WinPatrol is simply needed. The startup issues are fundamental, and a great way to limit malware potential.

The only reason not to have WinPatrol would be because you feel that another startup monitor, like Anvir, is good for you and you want to avoid redundancy. This was the position of one poster here years back. I would say that WinPatrol is always appropriate.

Steven
Mar 13 2012 at 1:25am Copy Link
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Jon Spain The Billp website mentions Win 7 as best but that's not shown here, could Roger add that, please (under "Buy Now")? There is also a mobile version. I hope that the ordering will be sorted out real soon, I want to buy!
Mar 13 2012 at 1:38am Copy Link
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VLM I wish to chime in in support of this product. It's been the centerpiece of my own security for years, and I've been able to drop ALL security programs that depend on constant updates. Instead, I've added SpyShelter Premium, an anti-keylogger (as suggested above by Steven Avery) and Sandboxie. I never have a security problem, and my system is never burdened in any way by what to me is just security junk. I do get dual messages at times from WinPatrol and SpyShelter ... and that makes me very happy!

I agree regarding management of startup processes, best manager I've seen ... for startup, delayed startup (GREAT feature), Windows services, scheduled tasks (Windows Task Scheduler), and more.

I recently picked up StartEd from OuterTech during the Linkman/Cacheman sale, but I haven't used it yet. Perhaps someone else can comment on that one ... the developer certainly is excellent.

One more thing about WinPatrol. Bill, the author, provides excellent and prompt support, always and over years of experience. But honestly, I've used his support more for sales and upgrade questions than for any product problems, as the product just works flawlessly, in my experience.

I think my only enhancement request of any consequence is for an auto update feature/setting. I sometimes forget to update manually. But it has never mattered, because of the way in which WinPatrol is designed and works.
Mar 13 2012 at 6:20am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Hi folks, sorry for the trouble! The deal is now officially available :)

-roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 13 2012 at 7:22am Copy Link
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Bill Pytlovany Thanks Roger. Apologizes to Bits du Jour friends. The problem today was my fault and not Bits.

WinPatrol works and plays well with other programs. Even though some security programs warn against running programs like WinPatrol no reports of problems have been reported.

While there may be some redundancy in features WinPatrol works different than traditional security programs and won't conflict or slow you down.

We haven't had a 50% sale on WinPatrol PLUS or WinPatrol PLUS Family in a long time so be sure to tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Bill
Mar 13 2012 at 7:32am Copy Link
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VLM Hi Bill,

What does the Family Pack cover?
Mar 13 2012 at 9:21am Copy Link
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S B Yes,

1) the web site*does* say it supports Win 7 x64 very well, and the first purchase page specifically says "Supports - Windows 7 including x64 systems"

2) the web site says "One Time fee includes for ALL future WinPatrol versions", "No Hidden or Reoccurring Subscription Fees."

3) the web site also says "Single License valid on all your personal desktops and laptops"

4) for the *Family Pack* "Unlimited use by Immediate Family
Unlimited Computers "
Mar 13 2012 at 10:04am Copy Link
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SoftCollector Dear All,

I have been trying the software for several days now. Here are some of my conclusions:

1. I like the look and feel of the software, although I do find the tabbed interface to be a little crowded.
2. The registry monitoring function is very similar to what Outpost Security Suite Pro offers and there will be overlapping of messages if both are switched on. That said, I find this functionality to be a little overwhelming for the average user, even if only activated in the Outpost product. I have been using OSS Pro for several years now and I have to read and respond to some 15-30 warning messages per day of which just once in several months there has been a real threat. It is an overkill, unless you are a computer security analyst or hacker.
3. I do find the delayed start option of WinPatrol to be useful and acting as advertised. I have several StartUp managers installed: Outertech's StartEd Pro and Metaproducts' Startup Organizer. As far as analyzing and alerting the startup programs both do the same as WinPatrol, but the latter has been very successful in delaying the start of some programs on my computer (Startup Organizer has proven not so effective there).
4. I have to disagree that WinPatrol can be used instead of antivirus or firewall products by itself. Unless you are a computer expert and believe that trojans and other malware behave in a way that is totally clear to you, I would not say that giving up malware scanners like Avira, Outpost or Kaspersky is the way to go.
5. The price offered here is great, the free upgrades are a sweet deal, and I believe that WinPatrol PLUS would be a good addition for anyone who is interested in security and dislikes the 'user is dumb' approach of some of the security suites on the market.
6. That said, I still believe that the best option, securitywise is to buy a complete suite, containing a real time anti-malware scanner and a good firewall with HIPS functionality. Buying all those products separately from different vendors does not offer the best compatibility and all round performance.

Kind Regards,
SC
Mar 13 2012 at 11:12am Copy Link
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Steven Avery Hi,

SC, nobody takes the position of using WinPatrol "by itself". One poster above relies heavily on Sandboxie and WinPatrol, but that is a very different approach, leaning on Sandboxie. (Most use, at the minimum a firewall and anti-virus .. with some malware scan..with WP.)

The security debate between "suite" and "layered" is ongoing. Remember a suite essentially has a single point of failure, and the malware guys understand that . I prefer layered, with overlap. Plus I learn more by seeing what one ruffs and another meows. It is an eggs in basket concern.

Yes, the tabbed inferface of WP is not super-elegant, almost quaint in the dated look ... but it is quite functional. I wonder if Bill ever considers adding a mode like Startup Organizer, (and used by other programs). Dunno if SO was the original with that explorer design for registry places, but it is nice.

Thanks for the input on the delay function.

And I do not think the Registry function of WP will get used much unless it is automated more. Even the script referenced on the WP site, does it have to be placed in one by one ? Presumably Outpost is very aggressive in what it puts in automatically, based on your mentioning the "daily no problem messages". Am I missing an automated feature here ? The problem is that you want a combo of auto entries based on your OS and specialized entries based on your installs. I'm gonna check what I have now.

Remember too, that you are really giving a lot of focus on one element of overlap. My conjecture is that you will find startup related places where WP is significantly stronger than the Outpost suite, but not the HIPS-registry component.

All your points are interesting.

Steven
Mar 13 2012 at 1:55pm Copy Link
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VLM Hi, just want to add my 2 cents to this conversation.

On my machine:
- Windows Defender is turned on (FWIW).
- WinPatrol provides excellent defense via monitoring, IMO.
- Sandboxie provides excellent defense via isolation, IMO.
- SpyShelter Premium provides excellent defense, particularly in specialized areas such as keylogging.

And alertness (proper rest etc.) and common sense provide excellent defense, too! :):)

I realize that there are divergent views on this topic of system protection. From my perspective, all programs that rely upon constant updating of some blacklist are inadequate. Why? Because they are ALWAYS behind the curve, it cannot be otherwise. I much prefer an approach that watches for changes, applies a few heuristics, and doesn't overly complicate things.

Remember what Mr. Scott said of the Excelsior, when he, Capn. Kirk, Spock, & Co were about to disable it: the bigger the plumbing, the easier it is to plug it up.

Works for me!
Mar 13 2012 at 3:51pm Copy Link
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Bill Pytlovany Thank you to everyone who took advantage of this great offer with BitDuJour.

One comment I want to make about what many refer to our classic interface which uses standard Windows tabs and buttons. There are three reasons I've chosen to keep this vanilla look even though I've been tempted to include a slick graphic look and feel.

Just an FYI...

1) The main reason is compatibility with screen readers. Many WinPatrol fans are legally blind and by using standard controls WinPatrol can be used with tools used by disabled users. Most of you probably don't realize you can even go into the Sounds control panel applet and assign a custom sound for the type of alert. You can have one sound for a new Startup Program alert and another for a change to a File Type.

2) Not a biggie but by not using graphics is one of the reasons WinPatrol has such a small footprint. I like keeping WinPatrol.exe's as small as possible.

3) Using standard controls also allows me to support non-English users with a single version. I can't afford to hire translation firms so with the help of volunteers we can create language packs at no cost. Alternate languages can be applied to WinPatrol easier because I use boring standard tabs and buttons instead of graphics.

Thanks again,
Bill
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VLM Bill, I am SO glad you shared all this ... and I wish others would do the same. Form follows function, that's one of the central principles of design ... of anything! :)
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Software Guy It is very good to see WinPatrol PLUS offered again. The family pack is a great deal. This program has a very big and dedicated following - suggest you read the Older Comments for some good information. Thanks BillP Studios and BDJ.
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Kevin Snyder With Win8 just weeks away... is this compatible, or is a compatible upgrade included in this offer?
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Jon Spain I'm not sure that Family codes are being generated (I've emailed Bill directly) so you may want to check that.
Aug 21 2012 at 12:42am Copy Link
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JohnW2 Would be on this offer 'like a rash' if I wasn't already a very satisfied, everyday user! Can't advise people strongly enough to get this onto their PC.
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Bruce Just a comment in support of the WinPatrol Plus program.
I am not affiliated with them, just a user of the regular WinPatrol program (free version) for years. And found it valuable and helpful in my daily use of my computer, so I upgraded to the paid Plus version a while back.
The developer is responsive.
And the program is useful in keeping tabs on what's happening on your computer 'in the background'. It has allowed me to monitor and prohibit a few intrusive actions that some over-active programs sometimes try to do sort of 'on-the-sly.'
It's a worthy member of my security stable.
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Amit I would like some information on this -

a) What does it do for browsing n shopping specifically - if my browsers firefox n chrome already have good secured addons - as i dont install much softwares

b) I dont want realtime monitoring at alltimes, only when installing new softwares - can this be done - ie to start and stop realtime at will.

c) Does it safe from keyloggers mainly - not detecting, when i install a new software but if one is running without my manual installation.
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Phil Tobin Simply the best. No ifs or buts or maybes. Bill Pytlovany's little Scotty dog icon has become legendary and Bill's software as indispensable as it gets: you wouldn't try to run a computer without a monitor screen so why even think of running a computer without a monitoring tool?

'S more than a mere tool though, isn't it? Guardian, info centre, instant reference resource. . . I've been a WinPatrol user for oh-ye-gods, 15 years, and I can't imagine ever sitting in front of a computer without ol' Scotty there, in my tray.

I'm a registered Plus user. Have no connection with Bill or Scotty other than that. Big thanks to Bill and BDJ today then for a quality offer if ever there was.

PS: @ Amit: each to her / his own of course, but why would you want to bother with the security of real-time monitoring protective software if you don't, er, want it anyway??? My experience in 15 years' sustained useage is that WinPatrol is light and unobtrusive, and that Scotty only barks when there's reason to do so. I wouldn't dream of keeping him locked up in a kennel when he's best here with me all of the time. . .
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Michael R. I'm not sure, what WinPatrol is supervising and what not.
So some questions about this:

Currently using KasperskyAntiVirus, is there any interference to be expected with a virus-program like it and WinPatrol?
Is another virus-tool beside WinPatrol necessary or useful at all?

Recently I got Zemana-Antilogger, which occasionaly warns me, e.g. if a program tries to access my webcam (and allows me to confirm or block this). Can WinPatrol do this too?
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Dennis Johnson When you click through the order process here, you're presented with the option of purchasing the single version (for all the computers you own and use) or the family pac (so you can take care of everyone).

Someone asked about Windows 8. All Bill's licenses are forever and include every version and update.

I've used WinPatrol for as long as I can remember. It's one of the very first programs I install on a new computer. I am so happy to find this deal on BitsDujour.

Thanks, Bits and Bill!!!
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Jon Spain Thank you, Dennis, I DID select the Family package and I was charged that price. However, due to a cookies failure, so the webpage said, the product bought couldn't be identified after I had paid via PayPal, hence the query (Family wasn't shown).

Jon
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Rob Gurney i selected the Family package to purchase and was charged that price. Then due to a cookies failure, the webpage said, the product bought couldn't be identified , selected winpatrol and paid via PayPal, There was no mention of family Pack on the code i received.
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Walt N Found the Plus option is pretty much worthless, never seems to have any info for what I'm looking for. The only reason I own the program, instead of the free version, was the plus feature. However the program is very handy and works without any problems I would recommend it to anyone.
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Danny @Walt N

What do you mean now? Winpatrol plus now has added value or not?
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Lito Rob, I bought the family package also and had the cookie failure but my paypal receipt does say Family Pack.

I put in my name and got my reg code from the website. I am guessing I just have to use the same info on all my PCs that will use WinPatrol. I can't find any info in the program that says I have the family pack or not.
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Matt My purchase plans were in doubt after reading Walt's comment above.

Then I went to BillP's web site and read this...

Your support helps continue the development of WinPatrol allowing us to tell toolbar company's where to stick it when they offer us big bucks to include their crapware.

I just had to buy it.
Aug 21 2012 at 1:59pm Copy Link
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Watcher1924 Hi. The keycode we're going to get works with the portable version, too?
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Rob Gurney Thanks Lito .... the family pack is listed in the Paypal transaction details ... its just that 'family pack' wasn't mentioned when the key was supplied
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Nelson Therrien For those who wonders, I got it many years ago from another website...

I recommend it. A feature that doesn't seem to be mentioned is that you can prevent certain softwares from loading at startup or simply postpone it (since you know you will need it, but it's not the first thing you'll do after a startup...
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Sarsfield I have also owned this for many years. Resides quietly in the background and has a huge number of useful features. It will show you everything that's running on your PC and with the Plus version, you can look up each program, process, Activex add-on, IE helper, service or task in the huge user database to insure it's safety. Just double click it in the program and you'll be whisked away to see all the info you'll ever need. I keep tabs on everything running on my PC with this very robust little helper.
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h s Great little program that keeps track of automated crap installations and has a ton of other handy tools aboard.
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BitsDuJohnny Good Day! I hope All are enjoying a pleasant one. I've been using it for years as well. I don't use any other anti-virus or malware protection. I even have malware/spyware detection turned off in my Chrome browser. I have Never had an issue with any virus or malware. This is a very good thing for me in that my Netbook has very little memory, and resources need to be conserved. The average AV/Malware program hogs a lot of memory and resources.

I also like the PLUS Info... the ability to look up "stuff" in an online database of programs, and system files that you may see running in the background or startup of your system. You can find out more info about the file and decide what to do with it, or to help you troubleshoot things.

WinPatrol PLUS has many features, and I don't believe they are all mentioned here. It seems that Mr. "Bill" has given things a lot of thought and has done a Great Job with his application.

Keep Up The Great Work Mr. Bill... I for one surely do appreciate WinPatrol PLUS and how it so easily and economically, from a resource and financial standpoint, keeps my system running smoothly and safely.

...and to All... in the end, they're just computers... stuff... don't fuss over them... Enjoy Everything!

"You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon, it will be too late" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ps. everytime the program spots an anomaly, it "woofs" at you an everytime the scotty dog "woofs" on my system, it gets my dog's attention...
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Adam Bridge I assume this doesn't work with Windows 8 given it only states Windows 7 ? Tried looking on the website but couldn't see anything about the operating system requirements.
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Sarsfield Works fine on my Win 8 laptop. From the website:

"WinPatrol continues to run on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, & supports all Windows 64 bit features without conflicting with similar programs."
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Tortuga Was wondering, does anybody know if the 'Single License' or 'Family Pack' also cover the portable 'WinPatrolToGo' ? Or is that a separate license? TIA
Peace
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Software Guy WinPatrolToGo is free, but if you are a Plus user, you can activate your plus features Here is the page describing WinPatrolToGo:
http://www.winpatroltogo.com/
So the single license or Family Pack key will work. It is a great tool when you need to work on someone's computer, and it makes available quite a bit of information about the computer you are working on. Plus features startup, delayed start, IE helpers, scheduled tasks, services, activeX, registry monitoring, cookies, active tasks, recent files, hidden files, file types and lots of other stuff. It is a great tool. And the woof of the Scotty is a great audible alarm that something needs attention.
Hope that helps.
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disenchanted Glad to see this software being offered again.
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Allan Fibecker Oh yes, I regret, I didn't buy the Family Plus Pack, when I bought licence for one computer. However, it can be registred at another computers in the house without any hassle at all - even it's a single user licence - but I won't depend on it in future. It's a must have program for me - even the database hasn't been updated properly for a long time. The PLUS features should work, but the program don't know even very well known programs. Hope, that'll be fixed very soon. Otherwise the free version will do.
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_*_ This is a fine program and worth the asking price. On top of it being an excellent program, it has lifetime updates. It is good to mention, customers are treated as if they truly matter, This is how all software should run, and customer service should operate.
Thank you
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Bertie Brummel Are there known conflicts with
-Laspersky IS 2014 or younger
-MBAM
-Windows Defender
-QFX KeyScrambler?

thanks
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Doug Atkinson For Bertie: I've run it just fine with Malwarebytes and Microsoft's Forefront (same engine as Defender, I believe) without issue. I can't speak to the other programs, but you can download WinPatrol and try it for yourself for free.
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VLM For years, I have built my computer security around WinPatrol, SpyShelter, MailWasher, and one or two other programs. No need for anti-virus programs with their massive, constantly-updating databases. MailWasher catches incoming mail before it ever hits my system, enabling me to wipe out mail from potential evil-doers quickly and with ease. SpyShelter catches changes to the registry and some other vulnerable places, and it protects against keyloggers. WinPatrol overlaps with SpyShelter to an extent ... sometimes I get dual messages ... but it covers all sorts of system changes such as attempts to add new services, startup modules, and much more. The program also provides a means for removing and controlling startup programs (remove, disable, delay startup, etc.) and for monitoring and working with services, tasks, scheduled tasks, ActiveX controls, hidden files, file types, and more.

Allan Fibecker's comment, above, is correct: the PLUS database hasn't been updated in some time. But it may interest people to know that WinPatrol is now under new ownership. I have corresponded with Bret Lowry, the new owner, and he is VERY enthusiastic about updating and improving the product in hundreds of ways, large and small, from little UI tweaks to major feature additions.. He is also very receptive to input; I've even forwarded to him some content from prior conversations here, so that he has early visibility, and he has responded most constructively.

So this is the BEST time, in my opinion, to buy into the program.

Bertie Brummel - I'm not "the expert", but based upon what I understand about the design and operation of WinPatrol, it is unlikely that it would conflict with programs such as you list, simply because it doesn't operate in a way that interferes with such programs. It simply monitors and reports, allowing the user to accept or reject a myriad of attempted system changes before they take place. In the immortal words of Nancy Reagan, it gives me the power to "just say no".
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martin weeks Winpatrol is a limited hips and so should work fine with mbam and windows defender.

I dont know if qfx keyscrambler employs hips like zemana anitlogger does.

Kaspersky is the most likely conflict but havent used kaspersky for a year or two.
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Bertie Brummel Thanks to all responders. Some answers confused me a little bit at first. English is not my native language and so I wondered about the "hips" you mentioned. Some www queries let me think you're talking about HIPS (host intrusion protection system? .
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Allan Fibecker Hi, Bertie. I run Bitdefender Total Security 2015 along with MBAM and Win Patrol, and there's no conflicts at all. In fact, I've never experienced any conflicts with Win Patrol - nore when I had Kaspersky I.S 2013. Btw, you don't need Windows Defender for anything. In fact, it's just a good for nothing program - even it's written by Microsoft to protect Microsoft's own Operative Systems. Hilarious, isn't it :o)

If you run a good AV suite as K.I.S. 2014/2015 along with MBAM, you won't need anything else than Win Patrol - in my honest opinion. Just a recommendation. I hope, you'll find exactly the solution, that fits you and your system the best :-)
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martin weeks Bertie:
Yes it is the host intrusion protection system.
Winpatrol is a basic/limited HIPS for startup locations with a few extras.

Its Simple to understand being its main advantage.
lt is a lifetime license rather than a subscription which is why i have bought it today even though i have outpost firewall pro which can be setup up as a more advanced hips if required.
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Bertie Brummel Thanks again. In the meantime I received the Family Pack code and am looking forward to a busy evening now ;-)
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Allan Fibecker @VLM. Thanks a lot for your update about the new ownership of Win Patrol. Great to hear, it's a dedicated developer, who took over. Now, it's for sure, I'll by The Family Pack - and I will promote it on my web site nettips.dk it-support :-)
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VLM Allan Fibecker - You're welcome! Glad you found it helpful.
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Kelly Hamblin I came here to sign up to get this deal, not realizing Win Patrol had gone to a subscription model. I have a lifetime license on my old computer and wanted one for the new one. Very disappointed.
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Chris What happens to those of us who purchased here when it was lifetime? Will we now have to pay yearly?
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Gr3gw This is a great program. One that you hardly notice is there but always doing its job.
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_*_ I was coming out to speak about the good of this program, and now see it is a subscription based model. This truly saddens me; I refuse to be driven into a yearly forced upgrade for any program. It seems Scotty the dog will only play if you pay him every year to do so, or else he will take his ball and go home.

A post that was intended to encourage people to purchase is now a post where I see no reason to tell people to purchase.
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Doug Atkinson WinPatrol has been a good program - I 've been using it for many years and it helps alert me to new software installing that I wasn't always aware of. So many programs perform automatic updates today that it can be hard to tell the legitimate activity from malware. From my understanding, Bret Lowry (Ruiware LLC, formerly with Sunbelt software) took over helm of Winpatrol in mid-2014 after Bill Pytlovany had to transfer ownership due to some family health issues. From a consumer level, I love lifetime subscriptions, but from a developer's point of view, they don't make much sense, especially for security software that requires constant updating to deal with new Windows versions, new malware, and so forth. At $12.50 a year it is still a good deal, but you'll have to weigh the costs against what your other Anti-Virus package may already provide.
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_*_ @Doug Atkinson, do I like lifetime licenses, of course.
As much as a lifetime license, "from a developer's point of view, they don't make much sense," subscription base renewal does not make sense for the customer.

There is no reason that I can think of where users should be forced to pay each and every year for the rest of their life in order to not just use the software, but to have it even open.

I have no trouble with paid upgrades, but payment should not be forced or strong-armed out of the customer. The version you paid for should work as long as you own it under your current OS.

So, it works both ways. If not lifetime then at no subscription base either.
Personally, I will not be held hostage to developers who hold to such a model. There are other resources out there that can be found that do not use such an extreme model.
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Joe M To Kelly Hamblin.
I have a lifetime license with unlimited installs. You should be able to install this on your new computer with your current license number.
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Laurie Nelson I don't know anything about WinPatrol. It sounds like it might take more time to manage than I want to do and possibly might be best for IT pros. I've been using computers since about 1984/85, when only DOS was available--not Windows. I've had a lot of experience but I'm no pro. Will this be more useful to me, or as useful, as AVG free, which I'm not very happy with? If I understand this description correctly, I need to run both. Thaks for any information.
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Doug Atkinson @Laurie Nelson - WinPatrol won't replace an anti-virus, but it works well alongside most of them. 99% of the time Scotty the Watchdog just sits there watching your system, and I almost forget it's running, until it finds something trying to install itself in your system. You don't need to configure it, and it rarely alerts you for actions. When it does find something going on, you do need to make some decisions about whether to allow the install to go ahead or not, but you can usually click on the message to go to the WinPatrol website and read about what it's detected to aid in your decision. Bottom line is that the main function of WinPatrol does NOT require users to be techies.
As to the license agreement discussion, I do agree about the subscription vs. update model. It would be nice to know what WinPatrol does after the 1 year - does it still work but updates are not free, or does it revert to the "free" version without the Plus features? The former is certainly the preferred model. That is, I buy v1, and am eligible for upgrades until version 2 comes out, or for a year period. At that time, I can pay to upgrade to v2, or I can just keep using v1.x as long as I want. Which model is WinPatrol?
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Bret Lowry Hi, anyone who purchased prior to our moving to subscription based pricing (3/31/2015) still has a lifetime license and will NOT be billed annual renewal.

For new purchases, the annual renewal is only $12 per year, this gets you all updates, access to the PLUS data, email support and license recovery for lost licenses. Also, remember you can install your license on up to 5 computers, so in that case the cost is only 20 cents per computer per month.
Think about the value, a candy bar costs $1 or more and most people eat one of those in under a minute.
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Bret Lowry @Doug, Good question about what will happen after the license is expired. Upgrades for everyone, including "free" users have always been at no charge. We don't charge people to download and install our software. But we do charge for the PLUS features.
After a license expires, what will happen is WinPatrol will revert to "free" mode operation. All PLUS features will become de-activated.
What the renewal fee is paying for are all the ongoing costs associated with keeping WinPatrol updated. We've recently added 64 bit file support, Windows 10 support and support for Edge cookies and have quite a few additional features on the drawing board.
We aren't like the huge Internet companies, we don't make money through advertisements on every page of our product or installing toolbars or obtaining and selling your personal information.
We respect your personal privacy and sell you a solid product. In order to continue to do so, we need to obtain revenue from somewhere.
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Laurie Nelson @Doug and @Bret
Thanks for the information. I'm going to try it. In the last year or so, I've accidentally discovered several instances when programs were installed on my computer without my knowledge. It's very annoying. I have no problem with $12/year renewal for this type of program if it helps me. I have seen other programs that I won't buy because of the annual renewal fee, though. I'm very unhappy with that trend.

Out of curiosity, would WinPatrol have prevented MS from installing the upgrade to Windows 10 icon on my computer without my consent? I was SO pi--ed when I found it and even more so when I couldn't uninstall it. Fortunately a Windows Secret newsletter told me how to remove it. I'll decide when I'm ready to try Windows 10--not when MS is ready to install it for me.
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VLM Hi everyone! I've used WinPatrol for years, bought it here on BDJ, and I'd like to add my own comments. First and foremost, I have found both the old owner, Bill Pytlovany, and now the new owner, Bret Lowry, to be VERY responsive. To me, that alone is worth $12 a year. But there is more.

I approach system security a bit differently than most people apparently do. I don't use any antivirus software. Instead, I use a combination of MailWasher Pro, SpyShelter Firewall, and WinPatrol. Now, that may sound a bit odd, but it has worked for me for years.

MailWasher enables me to look at all incoming emails before they ever hit my system and to put the kibosh on all those thousands and thousands of well, you know, that I never, EVER want on my system. That includes both destructive messages and plain old junk.

SpyShelter sits quietly in the background and monitors a long list of actions which software might undertake. It enables me to block any of those actions, protecting my registry and much, much more.

And WinPatrol sits quietly in the background and monitors a somewhat different list of actions, such as when some program tries to turn on a startup module.

Both SpyShelter an WinPatrol catch things like software installations, so I sometimes get messages from both programs. But the truth is that both are SO unobtrusive and SO clear (at least to me) that I find myself receiving all benefit with virtually no overhead.

In the past, I have had to go through the rather horrid process of rebuilding a corrupted system. I had to contact software vendors to have licenses released. I had to reconstruct a million and one settings. The cost, in terms of time, energy, and frustration, was very high. In contrast with the cost of software tools such as these, at least for me, it's a no brainer.

One final note about lifetime licenses. These are nothing more than a modified pyramid scheme, wherein new users subsidize existing users. All such schemes MUST eventually become economically nonviable. So let's each pay our own way ... and then demand from our vendors the value we seek.

Just my bit of input.

Best to all,
VLM
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_*_ @VLM, not sure, but if you ask Bret Lowry of WinPartol PLUS may just allow you to do what you mention.

Meaning if you ask he could change your lifetime license to a yearly subscription which would allow you to...

"To me, that alone is worth $12 a year. But there is more."
"So let's each pay our own way"

and lastly get out of what you consider lifetime licenses, "nothing more than a modified pyramid scheme",

No disrespect meant, just pointing out the reality you have in your own lifetime license and what you expect new users to accept and believe.
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Bret Lowry @Laurie, Hi Laurie. No, WinPatrol could not have stopped Windows 10. However, out firewall product, WinPrivacy may have. You can have it block programs from accessing the Internet, including the GWX... programs.
The current discount BitDujour is running will also apply to WinPrivacy.
I think Microsoft's heart is in the right place with Windows 10 and I'm going to take the upgrade when it comes out. But, their implementation of a free upgrade could have been done a little better. I think they are simply trying to avoid Windows 7 from living as long as Windows XP has lived.
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