Author Topic: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR  (Read 4853 times)

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What has happened to the development of Ruiware software? There have been no updates since May 2017.

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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 11:44:36 PM »
I haven't seen Bret online, in Twitter or in the Facebook group for ages. 


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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 01:18:22 AM »
I hope this is not a sign things are going to end with WinPatrol.

I bought a lifetime membership in Cheeselovers International once.  A short time later, they went out of  business.      I actually thought about that when I opted for the WinPatrol lifetime license.  That was back before Brett took over.

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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 03:30:59 PM »
I think the writing has been on the wall for some time now. The program's usefulness has diminished in recent years. I cannot remember the last time I recommended someone get it. 
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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:32:59 PM »
Is there a reason to keep running it if I also have MalwareBytes Pro?

I used to use the delayed start up options, but I don't seem to need them anymore.  All the new startup or removed from start up notices I get from Win Patrol are almost always related to some Windows update that just happened.

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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 12:54:07 AM »
I discovered the same thing regarding startup items on Windows 10.  I also tried to use the WinPatrol edit HOSTS file feature and it didn't work.  I ended up disabling from startup.  This way, if I do want to check something, it is easy enough to launch WinPatrol Explorer.


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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 03:33:42 AM »
What sorts of things would you use it to check, Corrine?

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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 03:30:00 PM »
Less than before since programs can easily be removed from startup with the improved Windows 10 Task Manager, although WinPatrol showed one program that wasn't listed in Task Manager.  Otherwise the various functions when launching WinPatrol Explorer, which can easily be done with Windows 10.  I merely click the Windows icon, click the letter "A" to get the alphabet to select and click the "W".  From there, click the WinPatrol folder and select WinPatrol Explorer.


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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 03:46:11 PM »
I guess the Delayed Start function might be useful but I have never needed it. I note Malwarebytes lets you delay Real-time protection 15 seconds or longer. But I don't use it either.
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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 03:47:43 PM »
That windows alphabet trick is something I didn't know about.  Cool tip!

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Re: Ruiware software - WinPatrol Plus, WinPatrol Firewall, WinPatrol WAR
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 10:28:17 PM »
Thanks for the input. I sent an email to Ruiware not long after I started this topic. Still no response.