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#1 Tierra93


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:31 AM

I wish to download the free version of winpatrol but when I downloaded it from their site (I refuse to use other sites as have picked up very nasty malware at CNET downloading security programs) it was for winpatrol plus. 


How do I get the free version?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

It's the same download: http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

Note under the Blue download arrow button it says (FREE and PLUS)

When you upgrade to the Plus version another tab is added is all. You won't see it without the license. It's the tab to use the extra features of Plus.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

I wish to download the free version of winpatrol but when I downloaded it from their site (I refuse to use other sites as have picked up very nasty malware at CNET downloading security programs) it was for winpatrol plus.

You always have to be careful using CNET and similar reputable download hosting sites because they use heavy and confusing advertising with download links. Clicking on the incorrect link (thinking its the one you want) often results in downloading a program the user did not intend to download. Sometimes looking at the name of the setup file before saving it to your hard drive, will give a clue to what you are actually downloading so you can cancel out of it. The safest practice is to use the vendor's home site but in some cases, they too will redirect you to another hosting site which contains advertisements that can be confusing.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:40 PM

This is what you are looking for at the site that Animal has linked you to -
Download WinPatrol 28.1.2013

P.S. I never use CNET now that they use a variety of "Wrappers" hidden in downloads -
I find File Hippo as about the better of the 3rd party downloaders if I am unable to use/find the vendors sites.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

CNET has been known in the past to alter the installation files for their own benefit with toolbars.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:43 AM

That's why I pledge to never, ever, use third-party web sites to host my downloads on my own web site.  Those who don't are either stingy or they are wimps. 

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