Freeware download: WinPatrol 2009 v.16.1

Bi11P Studios, developer and distributor of WinPatrol 2009 - the robust and probably the best system security monitor, has released version 16.1 which is now available for download.

WinPatrol FREEDeveloper Description:
WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. It continues to be one of the most powerful system monitors while staying a single small programs.

As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. As a multi-purpose support utility, WinPatrol replaces multiple system utilities with its enhanced functionality. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol will alert you to dangerous new programs while others prepare to update their definition/signature virus data files.
  • Startup Programs 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
  • Options Options - Host File/Start Page Monitoring
  • Scotty Dealing with Repeating Alerts
  • Scotty WinPatrol's Frequently Asked Questions
  • Plus icon Upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS
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It's been years that I use and recommend WinPatrol. This software is effective, efficient, user-friendly, with optional features for advanced users, small download / installation file and memory size, and most of all, it's free. You also have the discretion to upgrade to WinPatrol Plus. What more can we ask for?