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What’s WinPatrolEx.exe (WinPatrol Explorer)? Is it safe or a virus?

WinPatrolEx.exe is a process associated with WinPatrol, a security program developed by Ruiware, LLC. This program is designed to monitor the activities of various applications and services running on a computer, providing users with real-time alerts for any potentially malicious or suspicious behavior.

WinPatrolEx.exe specifically serves as the main executable file for the WinPatrol application. It continuously runs in the background, conducting system scans and analyses to ensure the overall security of the system. By detecting and addressing potential security threats, WinPatrol helps to safeguard the user's computer from malware, spyware, and other malicious programs.

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Who makes WinPatrolEx.exe (WinPatrol Explorer)?

We’ve found Ruiware, LLC should be the publisher of WinPatrolEx.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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