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Offline LoneWanderer

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'WinPatrol' a request
« on: January 15, 2017, 11:57:01 AM »
"MrBret,"

In 'WinPatrol' a request for the tab "IE Helpers" be changed to read "Browser Helpers" and add the other browsers available or discovered in background for browsers on the system then give this same data for each discovered.  I do not use nor allow IE (32 or 64) to be used on my systems.  It would be HELPFUL if we may add our favorite browser and not have all of the possible browsers listed including IE.
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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 02:33:16 PM »
At the time Bill created WinPatrol, IE was the major browser being used.  Thus, the need for monitoring IE Helpers.  This explains the specific purpose of IE Helpers.  WinPatrol Features: IE Helpers.  Although adding the ability to monitor and remove toolbars for other browsers to WinPatrol would be helpful, there are other tools that can aid in their removal.  Consider, for example, AdwCleaner.


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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 02:05:15 AM »
At the time Bill created WinPatrol, IE was the major browser being used.  Thus, the need for monitoring IE Helpers.  This explains the specific purpose of IE Helpers.  WinPatrol Features: IE Helpers.  Although adding the ability to monitor and remove toolbars for other browsers to WinPatrol would be helpful, there are other tools that can aid in their removal.  Consider, for example, AdwCleaner.
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In my case this is NOT an issue, was thinking of many another user that get those ToolBars un-consiously or neglectfully,  They do not get placed on my system, maybe once in over 30 years.  With so many browsers out now for users to choose is making it a bit HAIRY.
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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »
LoneWanderer,

We are considering additional features for adding into WinPatrol so that it can evolve with technology. We're always happy to hear suggestions.

The IE specific tabs are nearing their end of relevance as even Microsoft is desperately trying to kill off that browser.

Reporting on other browsers sounds interesting, but with the plethora of browsers that now exist reporting on such things could be challenging even with most of them being based on either Mozilla or Chrome.

Windows 10 continues to evolve, we will be updating how Start-up and delayed startup work in the next release because Microsoft has changed those quite a bit recently.

We are scouting around for new features.

Thanks,
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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 12:35:18 AM »
"MrBret."

I would recommend to all users to choose just one browser to go with and not have, as I have seen some unaware users doing by having several to choose from on their system.  Maybe just tie it to the "Default" browser for reporting most important of data. 
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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 03:26:09 AM »
Windows 10 continues to evolve, we will be updating how Start-up and delayed startup work in the next release because Microsoft has changed those quite a bit recently.

We are scouting around for new features.

I REALLY like that delayed startup feature. Came in handy for Google Drive's GoogleSync executable that I was having issues with on startup. The WinPatrol delay setting fixed the issue on Windows 7. I've had no issues with OneDrive on Windows 10. If MS had a 100GB OneDrive plan I'd use them instead for a paid option, 50GB just isn't quite enough and the Office365 plan is the next step up, and just too much for me.

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Re: 'WinPatrol' a request
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 06:22:26 PM »
"MrBret,"

Why not just have your system monitor the installed browser(s) and act accordingly.  That way you do not need a long list of browswers to select from.
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