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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,638
United States Rank #1,126
Reach 0.4210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.71 days
610.89 days >
Average installed length: 320.98 days


31.0.2014.0 6.07%
30.9.2014.1 0.01%
30.9.2014.0 4.62%
30.9 0.52%
30.5.2014.1 6.62%
30.5.2014 1.60%
30.1.2014 3.07%
30.0.2014.0 4.67%
30.0.2014 0.09%
29.2.2013 3.97%
29.1.2013.1 0.45%
29.1.2013 0.70%
29.0.2013 2.10%
28.9.2013.1 4.29%
28.9.2013.0 2.38%
28.8.2013.0 0.32%
28.6.2013.0 5.03%
28.5.2013.0 2.99%
28.1.2013.0 8.60%
28.0.2013.0 1.58%
27.0.2013.0 3.65%
26.5.2013.0 0.26%
26.1.2013.0 6.89%
26.0.2013.0 2.25%
25.6.2012.1 4.37%
25.6.2012.0 0.01%
25.0.2012.5 2.38%
25.0.2012.1 0.10%
25.0.2012.0 0.57%
24.6.2012 3.24%
24.5.2012 0.97%
24.3.2012 0.72%
24.1.2012 1.79%
24.0.2012.2 0.06%
24.0.2012.1 0.80%
24.0.2012 1.30%
20.5.2011.0 5.23%
20.0.2011.2 1.06%
20.0.2011.1 0.05%
20.0.2011.0 0.77%
19.3.2010.5 1.55%
19.3.2010.2 0.06%
19.3.2010.0 0.15%
19.1.2010.1 0.06%
19.1.2010.0 0.09%
19.0.2010.0 0.41%
18.1.2010.0 1.33%
11.3.2007 0.02%
11.2.2007.1 0.02%
11.2.2007 0.01%
10.0.5 0.14%
51 versions

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What is WinPatrol?  (from BillP Studios)

WinPatrol monitors and exposes adware, keyloggers, spyware, worms, cookies, and other malicious software. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates. WinPatrol's goal is to help you understand what programs are running on your computer and to alert you to any new programs a...  Read more


WinPatrol is a program developed by BillP Studios. The most used version is 28.1.2013.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is WinPatrolEx.exe. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 12.36 MB (12,961,540 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of WinPatrol come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winpatrol.com
Help link: www.winpatrol.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\INSTAL~1\{00781~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 12.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinPatrol

Program executable:WinPatrolEx.exe
Name:WinPatrol Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe
Additional files:
  • patrolpro.dll - BillP Studios New Window Detection (Notifies WinPatrol PLUS when new windows are created or destoyed.)
  • PATROL~1.DLL - BillP Studios Window Detection (WinPatrol Helper DLL)
  • WinPatrol uninstaller.exe - WinPatrol Explorer (WinPatrol Remove)
  • WinPatrol.exe - WinPatrol Monitor (WinPatrol System Monitor)
  • WinPatrolEx.exe - WinPatrolToGo
  • WINPAT~1.EXE - WinPatrol Monitor
  • WinPatroluac.exe - WinPatrol Vista System Monitor
  • Setup.exe - WinPatrol (TIN Setup)
  • wpsetup.exe - Installer
  • _Setup.dll (by Tarma Software Research) - Tarma® QuickInstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinPatrol.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE67DB86-0903-4F66-B79D-897C50380EAC}' (runs on registration).
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{14CB25E0-BA55-40F1-A210-91C836F4C1A0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WinPatrol.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinPatrol_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-236306665-2270083264-2504536895-1001.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol Rus, v24.3.2012.0' and executes as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol Explorer' and executes as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinPatrol' which loads as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinPatrol' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrolex.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinPatrol.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe'.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001648882%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009154%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007335%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,066,235
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WinPatrol?

Quickly and completely remove WinPatrol from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WinPatrol from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinPatrol, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WinPatrol.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.74%
Windows 10 17.43%
Windows XP 11.56%
Windows Vista 7.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.23%
Windows 7 Professional 10.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.67%
Windows 8.1 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.66%
  United Kingdom 5.09%
  Canada 4.35%
  Germany 4.25%
  Australia 2.02%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  France 1.10%
  Italy 1.03%
  Belgium 0.87%
  India 0.84%
  Spain 0.67%
  Poland 0.58%
  Sweden 0.50%
  Israel 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.06%
Hewlett-Packard 26.13%
Acer 14.71%
Toshiba 6.69%
ASUS 5.60%
Intel 3.18%
Lenovo 2.13%
American Megatrends 1.80%
Samsung 1.28%
Sahara 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.93%
Dell XPS 8300 3.65%
Dell XPS 8500 3.53%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.43%

comments1 comment

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scootergalover a year ago
Yeah well good luck using uninstall because it won't go away. I don't want to download anything else. But I was considering purchasing Winpatrol until it caused my PC to misbehave. I have tried for 2 days to get rid of it and even though it says I uninstalled it, I see it's hidden somewhere, even with Ccleaner trying to get rid of it. I would never purchase a product that embeds itself so deeply and is sneaky too.