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Startup program entry details:

WinPatrol (winpatrol.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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WinPatrol - "Manage Startup programs, tasks, cookies; will sniff out Worms, Trojan horses, Cookies, Adware, Spyware, Klez, Assumption and other malicious programs." Note that if you have WinPatrol configured to run at startup and view the startups tab in WinPatrol or produces logs for it you will see either "WinPatrol PLUS" or "WinPatrol [FREE Edition]" listed alongside the path to the "winpatrol.exe" executable, depending upon whether you're using the free or paid version

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

Windows 8.* Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\Ruiware\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WinPatrol PLUS]C:\Program Files (x86)\Ruiware\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol PLUS]C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WinPatrol [FREE Edition]]C:\Program Files (x86)\Ruiware\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol [FREE Edition]]C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot

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