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WinPatrol: Maintenance and Reset Tools
Too many Scotty Icons in System Tray
After a new install of WinPatrol you should have one and only one Scotty icon in the system tray.
There should also be a single "winpatrol.exe" in the list of Startup Programs.
On x64 Windows machines you may see what appears to be two copies of the same program.
One may be displayed as x64_RUN and HKLM_RUN but both represent the same key. If you remove one they both will be removed.
WinPatrol will list both entries for your safety since both could be used by
Remove Non-English Text
There have been a few times when folks have accidently installed one of our localized versions of WinPatrol. This tool will remove any special language packs that have been installed for WinPatrol or our Task Catcher program. If you're seeing a foreign language in the WinPatrol software you can run this tool if you want it to be English.
Remove Previous WinPatrol Uninstalls List
Like any Windows program you can find the Uninstall function in the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Program applet. Starting with Windows 7 this applet will just say
"Uninstall a Program".
Clean up WinPatrol Registry
One of WinPatrol's most useful features used to remove infections is our
"First Detected" column. When looking to clean up your system sorting by first
detected will allow you to see what programs arrived on your computer at the
same time. This is especially useful when virus filenames are randomly created.
Initialize WinPatrol Screen Positionss
Occasionally, we've had reports that WinPatrols main tabbed interface doesn't open when double-clicking the system tray icon. Normally, we've traced this problem down to systems with multiple monitors. For instance, if you move WinPatrol to your 2nd monitor and then switch to a single monitor we'll open WinPatrol to a location that is no longer visible. Sometimes just changing the monitor configuration can result in a similar problem depending on how Windows internally maps screen positions.
Using this tool, WinPatrol will remove any saved positions and sizes. WinPatrol will then open up in the center of your primary screen. WinPatrol also remember the size of your columns so you can customize your view. Those values will not be reset.
Clear PLUS Name and PLUS Code
This tool removes the current name and code which is viewed on the PLUS tab/screen. The
program will revert to the Free Edition of WinPatrol.l.
Reset the stored Cookie folder path
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