WinPatrol allows you to get a better understanding of what programs are being added to your computer. It monitors important system areas that are often altered by malicious programs and alerts you if it detects any changes. This includes the startup groups (Registry and Startup folder), Scheduled Tasks, Services, IE add-ons, ActiveX controls and more. You can terminate processes, manage your startup programs and clean your IE and Firefox cookies based on a keyword search. Other features include an option to delay selected startup programs. Optional upgrade to a (paid) Plus version available.