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WinPatrol Bug Reports
« on: December 29, 2015, 03:26:39 PM »
Recommend this be made into a sticky that can be used to report bugs and where WinPatrol can address those reports.

The following were found and verified on at least two systems.

1. Under the Options tab, the WinPatrol Log reports wrong platform. Still says Windows 8.x when W10 is installed.
2. Under the Options tab, the Hijack Log reports wrong platform. Still says Windows 8.x when W10 is installed.
3. Under Cookies tap, should say, "*** Please ensure..."
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 02:32:29 PM »
Not really a bug, but under the File Size Monitor tab, it refers to the '"My Documents"' folder. Microsoft started getting away from the "My" pronoun in Windows 7 and totally removed it in W8 (and now W10). It is now just "Documents". Same with My Music, My Pictures and My Computer. They are now just "Music", "Pictures", and "Computer". WinPatrol needs to be updated to reflect current nomenclatures.
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 10:23:00 AM »
Several users reported bugs (some of them serious) in another thread, http://www.landzdown.com/winpatrol-help-information/winpatrol-release-candidate. I'm copying them here where they seem more at place and may be better noticed:

V34.11.2016.27 Issues:
  • WinPatrol Explorer does NOT require UAC approval to launch, Windows 10 AU and Windows 10 Build 14971.
  • Typo in identified version at winpatrol.com/downloads (shows .17 instead of .27).
  • On the ActiveX tab, the various columns cannot be sorted by clicking their header title (XP Pro sp3)
  • The registry monitor does not work for keys of the REG_MULTI_SZ type
  • There are several omissions in the detection of programs that launch at boot time, which I've reported to both Bill and Brett since 2012. I'd greatly appreciate it if this can be addressed soon, so I can rest assured that only authorized programs will be able to launch (that's my main reason for using WinPatrol!  :P).
  • Sceduled Tasks 1.0 doesn't list any sceduled tasks anymore. It should be redesigned for ( WinPatrol PLUS ) real-time monitoring all sceduled tasks.
  • Selecting "disable" for ActiveX programs provides the usual prompt but does not disable.
Additionally, several people mentioned misreporting of IE and Chrome version numbers (see topic for details).

Personally, I'm most concerned about the 5th item (detection of bootup programs) because that's where viruses and other malware like to nestle, and failure to notice that is a major security breach.

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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 02:48:01 PM »
I think WinPatrol Explorer requiring UAC approval would depend on the UAC settings. Plus, it is not making changes, just running so not sure it would need approval anyway - except maybe during install.

Other bugs/issues I have found include:
  • Under the Options tab, there is an option for "Windows Explorer Integration". It is no longer called Windows Explorer in W10. It is now File Explorer.
  • The icons on the left side of that tab behave oddly. First, the spacing is off as the top one for "Detect Changes to Internet Explorer Home and Search Pages overlaps the Tools icon. Second, when you hover over Scotty, the image changes to a stopwatch (don't know why) and then may, or may not change back to Scotty depending on how you move the mouse pointer off the image.
  • It makes no sense to me to have the option to "Detect Changes to Internet Explorer Home and Search Pages" if Internet Explorer is not your default browser. I note MS Edge is the default browser in W10, unless the user changes it.
  • Similarly, there is a tab for IE Helpers. Why not for other installed browsers - or at least the default browser especially if IE is not the default?
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 09:11:29 PM »
Hi all,

Thank you for these reports. We will be starting an update for WinPatrol PLUS very shortly and will be reviewing the issues listed here prior to commencing that update to create a list of things for fixing.

The Platform issue is challenging and we will be replacing the way we obtain the operating system in this next release to avoid the issues with the current API that is exposed by Microsoft.

Microsoft has made many changes in the way start-up programs work, post Windows 10 release. We will be addressing those in teh next update.
We will also be addressing Scheduled Tasks as well.

Thanks,
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 04:43:31 PM »
Thanks for the update Bret! :)
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 04:17:36 PM »
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I tried the latest version of Winpatrol on my Windows 64 bit system and had to uninstall it.  I'm back on V33.6.2015.16.
 
One of the issues I had was TWO Scotty Icons system icons notification area.  Tried Scotty's own problem fixing tools to no avail.

Had to do a full uninstall, clean out and put V33.6.2015.16 back to solve the issue.

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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 04:27:45 PM »
What operating system, MrNick?


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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 04:45:43 PM »
Oops

Meant to include Win7 in the 64 Bit.

Also where I said  33.6.2015.16 this could/should have been 33.6.2015.18.
 
It is possible I upgraded from 33.6.2015.18 to latest 34. release and had the issues.  My reinstall went back to .16 and have now just put .18 back on.
 
About to do a shutdown/reboot to check is all OK.
 
Any confusion from me re: versions is that I have multiple lifetime licenses on 4 systems (2 desktops & 2 portable/tablet PCs) and as the portables only get updated prior to away from home use there is often a slight lag in updating.

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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 06:10:09 PM »
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Had to do a full uninstall, clean out and put V33.6.2015.16 back to solve the issue.
Since you know how to do that, if me, I would do it again, only this time, after uninstalling and cleaning out (a reboot would be a good idea too), I would install the latest version, 34.11.2016.27.
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2017, 09:06:35 AM »
Sorry, never got round to doing what you asked.

However I did just try 35.5.2017.8.  Installed after a full uninstall, registry clean-up and reboot.
 
This time in the Startup Programs tabs if I disable a program the table did not update to say disabled and the chosen program would still start on reboot.

I'm back on 33.6.2015.18 with not issues. (Win7 Home - 64Bit).

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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »
Hopefully, someone from WinPatrol will have some suggestion.

But just to clarify, you said you have WP on 4 systems. Only one system is having this problem, right?
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Re: WinPatrol Bug Reports
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 01:44:45 PM »
Originally I had issues with WP on two systems (1xW7 64B & 1xW8.1 64B) installing release *after* 33.6.2015.18 and did not try on the other two systems.

This time I only tried the latest release on my W7 system.

I'm very busy developing my own software so am not able to mess too often with my systems.  I just happened to have a small window time and thought that as WP has had another release since my last upgrade attempt I would give it a go again.