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Winpatrol stops working, uninstall problems


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#1 ChicagoMel

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

Things are going fine for me for the most part, but the past day or so, Winpatrol has started freezing on me. It starts out working okay when I boot up, and goes okay for a few minutes. But, eventually, it barks and throws up a message about Google Update-I think it may be because I installed Picasa, but IDK, I did get rid of it becuase it wasn't what I was looking for in photo editing, but I'm not sure if it'll do it again, since I still have Google Earth installed. When I click to allow the update program, I get a Windows message that Winpatrol stopped working, they'll notify me of a fix.

 

Can certain programs/their updates make it freeze? Or could something else do it? I just ran my scans, so I know I'm clean. I did email Winpatrol support, so I'll also see what they say, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

 

For the record, I'm on a Dell Inspiron laptop that's about a year old, running Windows 7 with the latest service packs.


Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2013 - 08:36 PM.
Moved topic from AV, Firewall to Am i Infected - Hamluis.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

Read this:

http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2013/02/winpatrol-crash-reported-solution.html

Many have reported this issue - they are working on a fix.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

OK, thanks.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

Paint.net problems also.

 

Is there a way to uninstall this completely? I admit to screwing up the uninstall and I didn't use the uninstall feature in my control panel. Now, most of the program is gone, but the last bits of it are still listed in the program list. I tried uninstall, but I fear I deleted some of the necessary stuff by mistake, and it says it can't uninstall. Re-installing to do it properly won't work either, the installer can't remove the old version and says 'fatal error'.

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

Sorry. Anyway it's all solved now.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for letting us know.


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