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Title: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on December 31, 2015, 01:22:02 AM
Every time I boot or restart I get a WinPatrol popup saying a new automatic startup program has been detected.
Windows Desktop Gadgets

Not true as I've been using Windows 7 Gadgets for Windows 10 since the 1st insider preview last October. This started a few weeks ago I think.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on December 31, 2015, 01:40:13 PM
Hey Rich! First, welcome to LandzDown!

Interesting that you brought this up for I just (like 10 minutes ago) encountered the same thing and instructed WinPatrol to reject the setting. That seems to be a mistake because now I cannot use any gadgets (I really only used the Pandora gadget). I was going to work my way through my new emails then reboot when I came across the notification for your new thread.

Do your gadgets still work?

Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on December 31, 2015, 04:23:02 PM
Hi Bill, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I accept the change when the WP popup happens so my gadgets still work.

The only one I use is the WeatherCenter. I have 6 instances of it running for the various locations in the US where my family live so I can see the weather and temp where there are. Then when it's real bad I call them and say "Hey, it's 82 here in Florida today" :) :)

Wonder what changed that caused this to start happening?
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on December 31, 2015, 05:48:46 PM
Well, you are having better luck than me. Now my Gadgets won't even load correctly. Are you using http://8gadgetpack.net/?

And I did have a Merry Christmas! I hope yours was too. Happy New Year!

When I woke, it was 8°F out, but it has warmed up to 33° which is a bit surprising with the 6 inches of snow still on the ground.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on January 01, 2016, 02:22:50 PM
Yes, that is the gadget pack I'm using. Started using it when Win 8 first came out and still using it with the latest Win 10.

77F here, heading for 82-84. Bright sunshine, gorgeous day here on the Space Coast.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on January 01, 2016, 03:23:34 PM
Yeah, that's what I am using. Not sure why I have started having problems. Has nothing to do with WinPatrol, however.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on January 13, 2016, 12:46:27 AM
This is still happening. Anyone else seeing this?
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on January 13, 2016, 12:43:09 PM
I had to stop using gadgets. :( As I noted, I only used it for Pandora but nothing I did would make it work correctly. I suspect it was a W10 Windows Update that ensured gadgets were no longer supported in Windows. :(
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on January 15, 2016, 06:53:44 PM
Corrine added this report to the Bug Report thread.

http://www.landzdown.com/winpatrol-help-information/winpatrol-bug-reports/
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on January 16, 2016, 11:30:25 PM
Thanks Bill.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: fletch on January 27, 2016, 12:24:23 PM
This is still happening. Anyone else seeing this?

You're not alone.  Only seeing it on Win10 though.  Another program I use is also having similar problems - indicating that many new startup items have been found, asking me to approve.  Only see it after reboots though.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on February 11, 2016, 10:57:32 PM
Is there any way to tell WinPatrol to always allow this specific executable? It's getting annoying to have this every tine I boot.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on February 12, 2016, 03:16:12 PM
Not sure Rich. I don't see how to select a single program. Under Options, is "Suppress Continuous Alerts based on first response" checked?

What happens if you move loading your gadget into delayed start? The easy way to do this is to right-click on it under Startup Programs, then select Move to Delayed Start list.

BTW, I never could get my Pandora gadget to work properly. As that was the only gadget I was still using, I abandoned gadgets altogether. I have since discovered Pandorian (http://pandorian.djnitehawk.com/), a really nice desktop client for Pandora. Highly recommended for all Pandora and music lovers.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on February 13, 2016, 02:12:35 AM
 "Suppress Continuous Alerts based on first response" is checked.

I just moved Show gadgets on startup sidebar.exe to delayed, will see what happens.

Thanks for the idea.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on April 11, 2017, 11:09:03 PM
Old thread but according to th4e latest news letter this should be fixed in the

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IT IS A REAL ALLOW BUTTON NOW
WinPatrol WAR stops annoying you by forcing you to rerun programs it has blocked but you've allowed. Now, WAR allows the currently running program to continue based on your response and adds it to your allowed list so it will be automatically allowed next time as well.

Downloading it now. Hope it really does fix this problem.

Edit: Rats, this is for WinPatrol WAR, not WinPatrol.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Corrine on April 12, 2017, 12:31:25 AM
Although Bret wants issues to be submitted via email, feel free to post information about WinPatrol Firewall (formerly WinPrivacy) and WinAntiRansom in the General Software News, Updates & Discussions (http://www.landzdown.com/general-software-news-updates-discussions/) forum. 
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on May 13, 2017, 03:02:45 PM
Last post in this thread from me (I hope). Just downloaded Winpatrol Plus 35.5.2017.8 which should fix this problem.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Digerati on May 13, 2017, 03:28:22 PM
Well, you can still come back and report (I hope) all is working well! ;)
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Ztruker on September 19, 2017, 10:59:19 PM
Just got a notice Corrine moved this thread to another board. Not sure what that means.

On the down side, WinPatrol still not working so I've given up on it.
Title: Re: sidebar.exe WinPatrol popup on every boot.
Post by: Corrine on September 19, 2017, 11:35:37 PM
Yes, we decided to move the threads and close the dedicated forum since there was so little activity. WinPatrol Forum Closure (http://www.landzdown.com/welcome-to-the-landzdown-forum/winpatrol-forum-closure/msg195572/?topicseen#msg195572)