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WinPatrol question
« on: December 20, 2015, 01:52:01 AM »
I'm a new member here, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if WinPatrol has a Linux version.

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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 03:01:41 PM »
Hi, lightfootfan.  Welcome to LzD!

No, WinPatrol doesn't have a Linux version.  "WinPatrol" basically stands for Windows Patrol -- it is a multi-purpose utility designed to increase performance and protect against unwanted changes to your Windows Computer.


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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 03:43:53 PM »
Thanks!  I'm a WinPatrol Plus member for my Windows partition, but I use Linux almost exclusively now.  (I'm still working on sending a print command to my printer.)
I'd always been happy with WinPatrol, but guess it's really not needed in Linux yet.

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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 04:01:25 PM »
Linux isn't exempt from malware but it most certainly isn't the target that Windows is. 

Although off topic to WinPatrol, which Linux distro are you using?  Ghost is a long-time Linux user and may be able to assist.


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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 04:19:09 PM »
Using Linux 'Mint' and I don't want to add too much to the startup- That's what I liked about WinPatrol.

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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 06:41:36 PM »
Hi lightfootfan,
I use Mint 17.3 Mate now and all i do is shutdown, plug in the printer, turn it on and boot up Mint. You wont get all the tools that come with the dvd but i have all i use (i use Simple Scan).
If you go to menu and click on all apps (top right) then scroll down to Startup Apps you can turn off/on what you want Just be very careful what you turn off. You may not be able to boot up;-(.
My bootup time is less than 10 seconds (cold boot) and shutdown is less than 5 seconds with all but 2 items i unchecked starting up with bootup.
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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 06:47:44 PM »
Thank you Ghost!  My Mint is 17.2.  Will try that.  As this is off topic, will ask in another thread if I have problems.

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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 06:48:59 PM »
Correction!
i just click file and then it prints.
Simple Scan is what i use for my old scanner.
Sorry.
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Re: WinPatrol question
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 06:56:08 PM »
Too much going on here. Family leaving and realitives coming.
If you use Firefox click File at the top left and then click Print.
Any other app i cant tell you where Print is but im sure you will find it.
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