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Security Software Programs / WinPatrol PLUS hogs CPU
« on: October 07, 2013, 08:22:30 PM »
I'm using the latest version of WPP: 28.9.2013.1:28.9.2013.1 on XP/sp3, and have configured it to load at startup. On a few occasions recently have noticed system slowdowns. On opening Task Manager I see that WinPatrol.exe is using about 50% CPU. When I right-click on Scotty in the tray, I get no menu, so I have to kill WPP via the Task Manager, which solves the problem. The system otherwise works well.

I have taken WPP out of my startup, and will see if  this behaviour returns when I manually start it.

I report this odd behaviour FYI only, as it is recent and has not occured before in my many years using WP. It might well be related to this old XP system, since I haven't seen it on my Win 7 PCs.

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Security Software Programs / WinPatrol Alerts me to startup deletions
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:49:16 AM »
Out of the blue, WPP alerted me that the following programs were deleted from startup on my Win7 system:

- Winlogon Shell
- Winlogon Userinit
- MBAM
- IAStoricon
- Secunia PSI Tray

In fact, when I open WPP I still see these programs listed under the Startup Programs tab, and my system is running normally. Using the latest version of WPP here: 25.0.2012.5:25.0.2012.5

This smells like a bug here, but I must confess I'm now a tad reluctant to re-boot! I see others have experienced something similar recently. Any thoughts?

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