Windows Security is a topic which is talked by many but understood by few. There are so many security options and tweaks that it is sometimes very difficult for an average user to understand them fully and use them appropriately in best manner.
Do not think that if you have installed latest Antivirus, Antispyware and latest firewall, then your computer is secured. Computer Security is lot more than that.
WinPatrol is one such utility, which try to make this easier for you. It is a free software, which continuously monitors your computer for any modifications to the critical areas and alerts you as soon as something like that is attempted.
For instance, if a malware tries to add anything to your Registry’s Startup locations you will be immediately intimated. Similarly is a browser plug0in is installed without your knowledge or any of the file type associates are attempted to be changed, or a schedules task is created, any modifications are attempted to change your hosts file or even a new ActiveX control is installed, you will be prompted about these and you can take appropriate action depending upon whether you have a valid reason for such an action.
If you are not able to appreciate the usefulness of this tiny utility, understand this it in this manner. If some stranger knock you on the door of your house, you servant will ask him many questions and intimate you before letting him enter the house. WinPatrol does the same thing. It inquires the strangers, who want to gain access your computer, and let you know about the intentions of the stranger to its master, that is you. Now it is upto you to decipher that information correctly and take an appropriate decision.
Features of This Useful Tool to Manage Windows Security Options
There are a lot of options available. Some of them are…
Schedule your Startup Programs: You can schedule your startup programs selectively to start after say 15 minutes or half an hour. This way you can just initiate your favorite programs and security software in the beginning and start your work immediately, without waiting endlessly to load all your start up programs.
Keep track of risks: WinPatrol also keeps track of when a program, service, Registry entry, or hidden file was first detected on your machine
Better than Most Security Software: Since all security software and antivirus depend upon signature identifications and updation of their signature files, there may be some delay when your antivirus is updated. By this time the malware can infect you. But WinPatrol works in real time and thus provide your better security in some cases.
There are lots of other features which you will love including these.
- Increase Your Speed & System Performance
- Detect & Neutralize Spyware. Detect & Neutralize ADware
- Detect & Neutralize Viral infections. Detect & Neutralize Unwanted IE Add-Ons
- Detect & Restore File Type Changes Automatically Filter Unwanted Cookies
- Avoid Start Page Hijacking. Detect HOSTS file changes
- Kill Multiple Tasks that replicate each other, in a single step
- Stop programs that repeatedly add themselves to your Startup List
- Delete and Remove the most Stubborn Infections