WinPatrol alerts you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multipurpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality.
WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshots of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge.
You'll be removing dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature data files.
* Explorer Integration of PLUS Info...
One of the main features of WinPatrol PLUS is the ability to look up information for strange filenames. We now have over 19,000 descriptions available in a form that mere humans can understand. Our new WinPatrol now adds the ability to research programs to any executable on your system directly from Windows Explorer.
* Quicker Access to PLUS Info
In previous versions of WinPatrol we shipped PLUS descriptions on some of the most popular file requests. As our database grew and things changed it became obvious that we would never be installing our entire database on local machines. Our new version removes the check for local PLUS data saving you from unnecessary access to your hard drive and speeds up access to our online database
* Bug Fix: Firefox 3 Cookies
At this time WinPatrol hasn't been updated to manage cookies in Firefox 3. Cookies in Firefox 3 use a database method called SQlite which is completely different then its old plain cookies.txt file. We've removed the option if Firefox 3 or greater is detected so there is no confusion.
* Bug Fix: AppInit_DLL
One rarely used startup location frequently used by malware is a registry key AppInit_DLL found at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows. This key is now also used by security programs as way to hide from users and malware. WinPatrol has always monitored this location successfully but recently the over use of this location helped us find a bug in the way we parsed this key. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security were the first to discover this problem because KIS 2009 actually stores four separate DLL's in this location.
In previous versions of WinPatrol Scotty would incorrectly report filenames when there were three files or more located in this key.