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#16 jerry6

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

They now offer anonymous license for 4.95 , but still the same old software from May 2017 , no updates since then . Support does noy answer any emails , tried 4 times , nothing . Seems they are out of business and trying to sell as much as they can to suckers . 



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:57 PM

Although no one seems to know what has happened to Bret Lowry, the founder of Ruiware, I would not call users of WinPatrol suckers. It still is a useful program and excellent startup manager.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:34 PM

Although no one seems to know what has happened to Bret Lowry, the founder of Ruiware, I would not call users of WinPatrol suckers. It still is a useful program and excellent startup manager.

Talking more about the firewall and anti ransom  software . Not much good if it's not been updated in over 1 year , unless you know something about the programs I'm not aware of ? By the way I bought licenses for all 3 in 2016 , winpatrol is the only one still useful .

I don't think it is fair to offer a license to a product that has no support . And I've tried to contact , with valid license and got no reply , that is just plain wrong .



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:39 PM

WinPatrol WAR and WinPatrol Firewall are separate programs...I peronally have never found the need to use either of them.
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

I was active during the development of WinPatrol WAR - the Anti Ransomware software.  The approach is quite straight forward and seems to be still useful today.  It simply tests any incoming attempt to change any file in a "controlled folder - list of files/programs" against a white list of program files that are "approved" by the user - like a sandbox approach.  You are asked to "approve" any new file [.exe etc.] that pops up.  Thus, there is not much need for updates to the basic software - unless there is a major change affecting how the basic concept operates.  Note that Microsoft has a similar approach now, called "Controlled Folder Access", under Security>Ransomware Protection.  It seems to follow a similar approach, but alas is far less user friendly.  In my prior message, I passed on a comment from Bret [owner of the software firm] re that the release of the Microsoft product was apt to be "the writing on the wall" that would lead to closing out 3rd parties like him.  Seems that has come true.  At least, I feel that WAR still has use - and hope that Microsoft makes their product more user friendly in time.  Alas, hope is only 50/50.

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