Author Topic: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?  (Read 4528 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pastywhitegurl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1034
  • advanced techno feeb
    • View Profile
Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« on: January 27, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »
I'm currently running versionV33.6.2015.18 (posted July 27th)

I declined to update in November because of all the problems reported.

Today I got an internal WinPatrol notice that a new version was available, right after this alert:

A new process has been added to the start menu:   CMD.exe  listed in application data. I didn't copy the whole file path, unforunately.

I checked the notes and verified via the WP notes that it was a normal MicroSoft process, and the majority of the user inputs agreed.  (Although they never all seem to agree for some reason)

So I allowed it, and then a minute or so later, the notice appeared again. It seemed to be the same thing.


It was right after that when the internal update notice appeared about a new version.

So now I'm wondering if there is some glitch or other problem that needs investigating before I install the updated version.

Offline Digerati

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1024
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 12:33:45 PM »
I've been running V34.11.2016.27 with no problems.

As for the two alerts for cmd.exe, without knowing the exact messages, I cannot tell what happened. But I do know, unless you disable it, WP will alert you when an old version of a start up program is removed, then you will get a second alert when the updated version of the start up program in set to run at start up. So that might be why you got two.
Bill (AFE7Ret)
Freedom is NOT Free!
2007 - 2018

Offline winchester73

  • Half a bubble off plumb
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7197
  • Liverpool FC - YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 12:55:35 AM »
I had the same cmd.exe warning, perhaps it was due to the Windows Update for the servicing stack?
Speak softly, but carry a big Winchester ... Winchester Arms Collectors Association member

Offline pastywhitegurl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1034
  • advanced techno feeb
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 02:25:19 AM »
I just noticed the One Drive cloud icon in my task bar.

I think that might have been responsible for the alert, because I had disabled One Drive (I thought) and the icon has not been there since. Now it is.   Its waiting for me to sign in and set it up.  Silly One Drive! I don't need you!

I vaguely remember  something about One Drive mentioned in the Scotty notice.   

It is weird how these old programs keep showing up spontaneously.


Thanks for the report on it being safe to update to the new WinPatrol version.  I'll try to do that next week sometime.

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19332
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 12:05:27 PM »
How could you not love OneDrive!  It is one of my favorite applications.  :)


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline pastywhitegurl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1034
  • advanced techno feeb
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 01:01:30 PM »
Maybe I don't understand what its good for? I was thinking it was for syncing devices?

I only use my desktop for most things, and I don't use a smart phone.  ( I do have a tablet but I only use it for games and when I travel.)

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19332
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 03:02:49 PM »
Yes, it is good for syncing devices.  It is also great for online storage/backup.  No, it doesn't replace a system backup but works great as an additional place to backup pictures, music. etc.  Since it doesn't apply to you, ignore the info about OneDrive for business:  https://support.office.com/en-us/onedrive

OneNote and OneDrive are both winners in my book.


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline pastywhitegurl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1034
  • advanced techno feeb
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2017, 02:57:12 AM »
Maybe I'll give it another look.   I would like a place to back up an extensive collection of image files.  And if it could automatically update the backup folders, that would be awesome.

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19332
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 12:12:05 AM »
Although it doesn't replace a backup, see OneDrive vs. Ransomware (Updated) - Thurrott.com


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline hayc59

  • Voodoo Child
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1210
  • Gentleman
    • View Profile
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 01:59:50 PM »
Does OneDrive work on windows seven?

9.11.01
"The most beautiful flower loses her beauty one day, but a hard faithful friend an eternity"
"Beauty that is not hidden to deepest of my soul can be seen that with eyes of the heart"

'Never Forget'


Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19332
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: Have the bugs been worked out of the new WinPatrol version?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 02:16:03 PM »
Ummm, yes, of course.  It also works on Mac, Android & iOS. 


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline winchester73

  • Half a bubble off plumb
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7197
  • Liverpool FC - YNWA
    • View Profile
Speak softly, but carry a big Winchester ... Winchester Arms Collectors Association member