How to remove an WinPatrol error
The free file information forum can help you determine if WinPatrol.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Description: WinPatrol.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 222,784 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 230,976 bytes and 26 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. WinPatrol.exe is not a Windows core file. WinPatrol.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. WinPatrol.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with WinPatrol.exe occur, you can do the following:
1) completely remove WinPatrol or WinPatrol 2007 (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
2) turn to the software developer, Winpatrol, for advice
3) update the program to the latest version.
Recommended: Identify WinPatrol.exe related errors
If WinPatrol.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 325,512 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 418,024 bytes or 271,936 bytes.
It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
WinPatrol.exe is able to monitor applications.
If problems with WinPatrol.exe occur, you can completely remove WinPatrol (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
If WinPatrol.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 255,552 bytes. The program has a visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is a Verisign signed file. WinPatrol.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. WinPatrol.exe is able to monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "WinPatrol" can run at start up. WinPatrol - "Manage Startup programs, tasks, cookies; will sniff out Worms, Trojan horses, Cookies, Adware, Spyware, Klez, Assumption and other malicious programs"
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WinPatrol.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WinPatrol.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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