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Should I remove WinPatrol 2009?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,607
United States Rank #9,985
Reach 0.0195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.33 days
452.14 days >
Average installed length: 237.57 days


19.3.2010.5 2.60%
19.0.2010.0 1.04%
18.0.2010.0 0.78%
17.0.2010.0 58.70%
17.0.2010 3.12%
16.1.2009.1 9.35%
16.1.2009.0 2.34%
16.0.2009.6 4.16%
16.0.2009.5 0.78%
16.0.2009.2 5.45%
16.0.2009.1 2.86%
16.0.2009.0 8.83%

Other programs by BillP Studios

WinPatrol 2009

What is WinPatrol 2009?  (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 2009 is a software program developed by BillP Studios. The most common release is 17.0.2010.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named winpatrol.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,411,538 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 68% of users of WinPatrol 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winpatrol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 1.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinPatrol 2009

Program executable:winpatrol.exe
Name:WinPatrol Monitor
WinPatrol System Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\billp studios\winpatrol\winpatrol.exe
Additional files:
  • patrolpro.dll - BillP Studios New Window Detection (Notifies WinPatrol PLUS when new windows are created or destoyed.)
  • WinPatrolEx.exe - WinPatrol Explorer
  • WinPatroluac.exe - WinPatrol Monitor (WinPatrol System Monitor)
  • Setup.exe - WinPatrol (TIN Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinPatrol.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6252034D-30EF-4333-A3AB-4321431D7D4D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WinPatrol.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinPatrol PLUS.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol System Monitor' and executes as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe.
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinPatrol Explorer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Turva\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WinPatrol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinPatrol [FREE Edition]' which loads as C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe -expressboot.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinPatrolEx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrolEx.exe'.
  • WinPatrol.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000717373%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003692%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,848,527
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:35.32 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:79 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WinPatrol 2009?

You can uninstall WinPatrol 2009 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinPatrol 2009, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 2009.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.71%
Windows XP 26.49%
Windows Vista 22.86%
Windows 10 4.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.42%
Windows 7 Professional 8.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.35%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.97%
  Germany 7.08%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  Canada 3.54%
  Australia 1.86%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Spain 1.49%
  Hungary 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Italy 1.12%
  Belgium 0.93%
  France 0.93%
  Portugal 0.93%
  India 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.14%
Dell 26.84%
Acer 12.55%
Toshiba 9.52%
Intel 6.93%
Sahara 6.06%
American Megatrends 3.90%
Samsung 1.30%
ASUS 0.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 2.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.27%


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