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WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:09:43 PM »
As many devoted WinPatrol fans know, the past few years have presented some difficult challenges for the Pytlovany family.  As a result, Bill made the tough decision to seek a new owner of WinPatrol.

The primary prerequisite for a new owner of WinPatrol was that the person have the same high ethical standards as Bill, someone who strongly believes in conducting security business the right way.  That prerequisite has been met by Bret Lowry who told me, in part:

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No pop-ups, no add-ins, no toolbars, none of the stuff programs put in simply as a way of trying to drive revenue w/o adding value to their customers. I won’t do that. Bill has run WinPatrol with integrity for 16+ years now, I will continue that tradition.

Bret also provided his approval for the continuation of our unofficial WinPatrol support site here at LzD.

Additional information is available in my blog post at WinPatrol:  Changing of the Guard and Bill's announcement at Bits from Bill: WinPatrol™ Generation II.


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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 08:10:31 PM »
Thanks Corrine! I put up a posting about this on my blog too so more folks including my family, friends and clients will know what's going on.
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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 08:55:14 PM »
Good idea Fran and a nice article.  Bill has earned the respect and support of WinPatrol users and I have no doubt people will not be disappointed in Bret. 


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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 09:16:25 PM »
Bret has joined our forum:  http://www.landzdown.com/meet-greet!/welcome-bret-lowry/

Welcome aboard mate  :cool:
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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 09:23:01 PM »
The guard for WinPatrol may be changing, but not the commitment to producing quality software that protects it's users without irritating them with any unwanted software like add-ins or toolbars remains the same.

Hi I'm Bret, the new holder of Scotty's leash and I felt it important that I post here at LandzDown to show my commitment not only to Scotty and WinPatrol, but to the entire family that is WinPatrol. I happily gave Corrine permission to continue this forum and accepted her invitation to sign up as soon as I could after Bill's announcement. I will be an active member on this forum moving forward and want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support.

I will state here for the record that the lifetime licenses you purchased are just that, lifetime licenses.

The plan is to continue business as usual and to win over your trust through my actions as the new owner of WinPatrol.

Thank You,
Bret Lowry

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 09:37:49 PM »
The comments I've been seeing at other forums and in the Fans for WinPatrol Facebook group make it apparent that your open commitments in the announcement have already won over people.  Others who are familiar with the Alex's high standards and ethics will recognize that you wouldn't have been in the position you were at Sunbelt Software if you didn't live up to those same high standards.


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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 12:16:59 AM »
Good idea Fran and a nice article.  Bill has earned the respect and support of WinPatrol users and I have no doubt people will not be disappointed in Bret.

Thanks Corrine! So was yours, as you could tell by my quotes of yours. :D

I feel the same way, if Bill was confident in Bret and so was Alex, then I am also.  :cheers:
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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 12:20:06 AM »
The guard for WinPatrol may be changing, but not the commitment to producing quality software that protects it's users without irritating them with any unwanted software like add-ins or toolbars remains the same.

Hi I'm Bret, the new holder of Scotty's leash and I felt it important that I post here at LandzDown to show my commitment not only to Scotty and WinPatrol, but to the entire family that is WinPatrol. I happily gave Corrine permission to continue this forum and accepted her invitation to sign up as soon as I could after Bill's announcement. I will be an active member on this forum moving forward and want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support.

I will state here for the record that the lifetime licenses you purchased are just that, lifetime licenses.

The plan is to continue business as usual and to win over your trust through my actions as the new owner of WinPatrol.

Thank You,
Bret Lowry

Thanks Bret! It was great to get to chat with you over at LinkedIn as well!  :mitch:
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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 12:41:47 AM »
Welcome Bret and have fun ;)

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 06:56:18 AM »
Thank you Bill for all your hard work, your honesty and unshakeable integrity. 
My most sincere good wishes to you and your family.

Welcome on board Bret. Have fun and good luck... :welcome:

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 12:36:24 PM »
Note:  Posts regarding WinPatrol and AdwCleaner split to AdwCleaner FP of WinPatrol.


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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 01:11:35 AM »
I am curious when we can expect the new version announced by Bill last week :cheers2:

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 09:11:17 AM »
I recall reading (somewhere) that they already discovered one (or two) "imperfections" with the planned version... and since this will be the first Ruiware release, they wanted to take care of these first, rather than release something "defective" only to have users find it and "complain".

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 11:41:41 PM »
Understandable Bret / Ruiware wants to have a good " first " release. Btw you can follow Bret on Twitter : @888Bret

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Re: WinPatrol: Changing of the Guard
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 12:53:57 AM »
Good job tracking down Bret's Twitter account, Red. 


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