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Download Icon  Download WinPatrol v33.1.2015.0    FREE & PLUS

What's new in this release
  • Improved History processing now includes history of any items restored. For example, when a file is removed from the Startup tab it displays “START_Remove”. If the file is restored, an entry is added “START_Restored” to give confirmation and so you can track what has been done.
  • Fixed bug in History Restore functionality that cause restore to fail on many occasions.
  • Improved automatic clean-up and removal of files no longer on your computer from the WinPatrol database.
  • Updated alert processing to help eliminate repeat alerts.
  • Added code so that users of BitDefender 2015 should be able to use AutoPilot without receiving repeated alerts.
  • Fixed upgrade bug that results in two versions of WinPatrol running for some customers.
  • Added “First Detected” column to the Delayed Start Tab.
  • Added “Status” column to the Startup Programs Tab. Currently we do not recognize when 64-bit programs are running, we will have a full 64-bit version of WinPatrol available later this year.
  • Program description now displays in WinPatrol Explorer footer when highlighting a program.
  • Fixed sorting on date columns.
  • Fixed a bug Registry Monitoring that resulted in some keys not being monitored as they should have been.
  • Added note to Cookies tab that recommends closing any open browsers prior to editing cookies. We also added improved processing to handle if a browser is open so that you do not lose your changes. But we still recommend closing a browser before editing it’s associated cookies because the major browsers all keep a cache of their cookies and will automatically restore anything they have not themselves removed.


Download Icon   Download WinPrivacy v2015.1.521    FREE & PLUS

What's new in this release (posted March 1st)
  • Fixed bug in waking from sleep and hibernation that could result in slowing Internet access and excessive CPU usage by WinPrivacy.
  • Added “Registered” and “Unregistered” text to title bar
  • Fixed displaying of Flash Cookies

What's new in this release (posted Feb 18th)
  • Fixed bug in Tray App processing of alerts
  • Fixed issues resulting in failed upgrades due to service being marked for deletion.
  • Fixed bugs that could result in WinPrivacy Explorer crashing.
  • Fixed issue in Tray Application that resulted in multiple copies running on some computers.
  • Detect “Protected” Windows Operating System files and automatically allow them, even with auto-block activated.
  • Prefix “Protected” program names in both the Internet and Blocked Programs pages with (Protected) so that you know which files are Windows Operating System files as well.
  • Allow you to block “Protected” files if that is what you wish to do.
  • Added additional text to Settings tab, explaining that “Protected” Windows Operating System files are an exception to the Automatically Block setting. (This should also help with Windows Updates)
  • Fixed bug in Canvas Fingerprinting that was resulting in false positives and some sites failing to load properly.
  • Fixed bug in waking up from Sleep that resulted in WinPrivacy slowing browsing post-sleep until either deactivating WinPrivacy or rebooting
  • Fixed bug that resulted in Tray Application not working for installations into a folder other than the default folder
  • Made improvements in driver interaction, resulting in faster browsing
  • Added ability to “Ignore” sites on the Canvas Fingerprinting tab.
  • Added auto detection and alert when a new build is available. This appears in both the program header next to the version number and on the Settings page.

*** Known Issues ***
If upgrading froma non-standard installation folder, WinPrivacy does not remember that folder and you must type it in again. We will be addressing this in a future release.

WinPatrol Information

WinPatrol runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 including x64 versions. No need to remove your previous version or purchase a new WinPatrol PLUS license.

Signed by Security Certificate     Always look for a valid Code Signing Security Certificate

If the network administrator isn't familiar with WinPatrol just search on WinPatrol and you'll see years of recommendations and positive reviews. They'll find Ruiware LLC is a trusted company who is not afraid to provide a physical location. They'll also find WinPatrol runs quietly in the background without conflicting with the network or other programs.

How does WinPatrol protect your computer?

WinPatrol Features
Features WinPatrolToGo      FREE PLUS
Detect and Review New Auto-Startup Programs No Yes Yes
Alerted you to New Brower Add-Ons like BHO's and Tool Bars No Yes Yes
Alerts you to newly installed Windows Services No Yes Yes
Alerts you to creation of Scheduled Tasks No Yes Yes
Alerts you and Locks Changes to File Type Associations No Yes Yes
Alerts you to newly registered ActiveX components No Yes Yes
Alerts you to changes in IE Home and Search pages No Yes Yes
Alerts you to changes in the Windows HOST File No Yes Yes
Lets you know if your AutoUpdate or UAC settings change No Yes Yes
Add/Remove and Review Auto-Startup Programs Yes Yes Yes
Automatically Disable Reoccuring Startup Programs No Yes Yes
Delay Auto-Startup programs for quick bootup No Yes Yes
Review and Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks Yes Yes Yes
Remove Unwanted Brower Add-Ons like BHO's and Tool Bars Yes Yes Yes
Review, Display and Kill Multiple Running Tasks with a single click Yes Yes Yes
Review, Stop and Control Window Services Yes Yes Yes
Manage and Automatically Remove Unwanted Cookies No Yes Yes
Review and Edit your Windows HOST File Yes Yes Yes
Review and Remove Hidden Files Yes Yes Yes
Track Date/Time when programs are first detected on your system No Yes Yes
Multiple System Report Options Yes Yes Yes
Monitors undocumented/hidden Registry Startup Keys YES Yes Yes
WinPatrol PLUS
Features ToGo Free PLUS
Access to WinPatrol PLUS Knowledgebase (24/7) w/PLUS No Yes
Real-time Infiltration Detection No No Yes
Increased PLUS Performance No No Yes
Automatically respond and/hide specific alerts. No No Yes
Review and Remove ActiveX components No No Yes
Custom Registry Monitoring and Reg Locking (NEW) No No Yes
Access to WinPatrol Cloud results (NEW) No No Yes
One Time Fee
Single User Price               $0 $0 $29.95
Ten User Price $0 $0 $209.95
Hundred or More User Price $0 $0 Call


Please check out the cool video from Britec Computers about the features in WinPatrol.

WinPatrol v33.1.2015.0 MSI version

WinPatrol for Windows 98/W2K

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WinPatrolToGo Info 

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This is a single program WinPatrolRemove.exe which will remove all files and registry entries created by installing WinPatrol. After running this file it will be removed automatically the next time you reboot.

Thank you to Scotty's International volunteers and friends

More Version 33 builds are on their way

These translations are the work of wonderful volunteer friends of Scotty. We are grateful for their hard work and participation. Ruiware, LLC is not responsible for their content.
Many have completed their work but with changes to our 2014, interface release of local versions will come after some additional testing and enhancements.

To localize your own version or volunteer to localize a new language see our Localize WinPatrol Instructions and additional languages.

Localized Setups - New Versions in Progress

  • Finland Flag Icon   WinPatrol Finnish   32.0.2014.5     Peter Stendahl-Juvonen
                    30. heinäkuuta 2014

  • Dank der Unterstützung von unseren deutschen Freunden. Während maschinelle Übersetzung einige neue Text ist nicht so gut wie die menschliche Note wollten wir unseren Respekt zeigen.
    Flag of Germany WinPatrol  v30.9 in German      25.April 2014

  • Flag of Nederlands WinPatrol Dutch   30.5.2014.1     Gideon van Melle
            25 Maart 2014

  • Poland Flag Icon   WinPatrol 2014 Polish        Zbigniew Strzelczyk
            25 Marca 2014

  • Flag of Germany WinPatrol German   30.9
            25.April 2014

  • Spain Flag Icon   WinPatrol 2014 Spannish        Aldo Comparini
            06 de marzo de 2014

    More Updated Builds in Progress

    Stand alone language packs will soon be available from more of our friends outside the US.
    These scripts are created by volunteers and can be imported using Regedit or older versions of Internet Explorer. After downloading the newest WinPatrol in English you can run these language scripts until we have a complete setup available in your native language.

  • French Icon WinPatrol French 29.1.2013.1      Jean-Michael      Updated by Pandoon + Misc Volunteers

  • Spain Flag Icon   WinPatrol Spanish Language Pack

    These translations are currently incomplete

    More attention is on its way to localize the following.

  •          WinPatrol v25 Bulgarian      Night_Raven

  •          WinPatrol v25 Czech Republic

  • Hungarian Flag Icon  Hungarian Setup  19.3.2010.5   Zoltan Szajko
  • Italy Icon  Italian Setup 19.3.2010.5     Incerti Giancarlo (Quattro Castella )
  • portugal Flag Icon  WinPatrol Portuguese Setup 19.3.2010.5     Rui Costa
  • Brazil Flag Icon  Portuguese (Brazilian) Setup 24.0.2012.1     Luiz Andre Cavalcanti

  • Slovenian Language Pack

  • Romanian Language Pack  ( )

  • Hungarian Flag Icon Hungarian Language Pack

  • Swedish Flag Icon Swedish Language Pack

  • Swedish Flag Icon  Swedish Setup  19.3.2010.5   Torbjörn Tegelmo
  • Albanian Flag Icon Albanian Localization Setup 19.3.2010.5    Besmir Godole
  • Japan Flag Icon       Japanese Setup  19.3.2010.5   ewido
  • French Icon WinPatrol French Setup 19.3.2010.5      Jean-Michael      Updated by Pandoon
  • Russian Flag Icon  WinPatrol Russian Setup    ColdFish
  •  Turkish Flag Icon  WinPatrol Turkish Setup     Umut
  • Norway Flag Icon  WinPatrol Norwegian Setup
  • Greek Flag Icon  WinPatrol Greek Setup
  • China Flag Icon  WinPatrol Chinese Setup      Caiddy
  •            WinPatrol Arabic Setup       askress2009