WinPatrol: Scheduled Tasks Monitor
One of the standard features in Microsoft Windows is the ability to schedule programs or tasks to run automatically at pre-defined dates and times. The Task Scheduler is often used to schedule disk management tasks by Microsoft or to schedule other services provided by computer manufacturers. To schedule tasks, go to the Control Panel and launch the Scheduled Tasks applet.
Managing Scheduled Tasks
In some versions of Windows you may see the Task Scheduler icon appear in the task bar when Scotty is getting a list of scheduled programs. This just indicates that Windows Task Scheduler is active. It will disappear the next time you move the mouse over the task bar.
As it is often difficult to tell just from a file name or company name whether a scheduled task or program is legitimate, you can click the Free Info... button to review a list of common, well-known malicious programs on the WinPatrol web site. PLUS members can click the PLUS Info... button to search the online WinPatrol database for more information on the specific service program itself.
To close or Exit the WinPatrol tab interface click the X in the upper right hand corner or the Close button. WinPatrol will continue monitor changes but the main interface will be removed from memory.