WinPatrol has been very important over the years. I have several (six I think at least) lifetime memberships of WinPatrol software and I install it on all my Windows installs personally and for my friends, family and clients. It has been a staple in my security arsenal for many years now, and BillP has been a great friend to all of us.
BillP, thank you so much for continuing to look for someone who would fit the bill, as it were, and you certainly found a great choice!
I am very excited about the promise that Bret Lowry made to WinPatrol customers:
My commitment to WinPatrol customers is as follows:
One, your lifetime PLUS licenses are just that, lifetime licenses. That was the easiest topic in our negotiation and is written into the contract.
Two, WinPatrol will not have toolbars or other “add-ins” added to it or its installer. Installers that do that drive me crazy because I’m the guy people call to “fix” their computer after the installer completes its hijacking. I am not going to do that to my customers.
Three, I will be responsible for answering support questions, even more incentive to play nicely and stand-by item two above. And
Four, I use WinPatrol myself and therefore am committed to the continued improvement of WinPatrol. I am honored to have earned Bill’s trust and confidence in his allowing me to purchase WinPatrol. Bill has run WinPatrol with integrity since its inception, as a founder of Ruiware (along with my wife), I promise we will carry on that tradition.”
Totally awesome! I knew you wouldn’t let us down! Thank you Bill for all the years you have given to us! We totally understand your need to step aside and wish your family all the best and your family is ever in my thoughts and prayers.
Corrine, thank you for letting us know of the change right away!
This must be a bittersweet day for BillP; to let go of his baby, to turn it over to someone else, but sweet knowing he turned it over to a great guy who will care for his customers the way he did.
Hi Bret Lowry! I am excited to meet you in Bits from Bill and from Security Garden Blog. Thank you for putting our minds at ease about the commitment you have given us. Hope you will still do the sales periodically like BillP always did and keep the price economical and the free edition which is so important.
I’m very happy to announce WinPatrol’s future will be in the hands of Ruiware founder and former lead at Sunbelt Software, Bret Lowry. If you read today’s post and download our new version later today you’ll understand why I’m confident Scotty is in good hands.
Click here to find out why
And this wonderful note from Bret too:
In closing, I would like to echo Corrine’s thoughts from her Security Garden blog entry:
On a personal note, I have long respected Bill Pytlovany and, because of his honesty and high ethical standards, held him in high esteem. I know I won’t be losing contact with him but still wish to take this opportunity to publicly thank Bill for providing an excellent product.
I could not have said it any better!