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Winpop Plus

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Type of Program: Instant Messaging
Supported Platforms: Win 95/NT
Company Name: WiredRed Software
Version: 1.0 Final
Price: $195.00
Installed Size: 2.5Mb


Winpop Plus is a network application that will let you send instant messages, send urls, chat, open documents, closes processes, run applications remotely, and reboot computer remotely. Those can be done with any individual user, network group, computer, workgroup, server, organizational unit and domain connected to your network that has Winpop Plus installed. As far as I can see this program if not a program for computers not connected to a network. This program does not require a host server to relay messages.

When you install this program it will list all computers (domains etc) connected to your network. However as far as I can see it does not show whether or not those computers has Winpop Plus installed. I am not sure if this is true since none of the computers listed had Winpop Plus installed. I just know they showed the computers that did not have it installed. This program will operates on Netware Bindery, NDS, Windows NT and Network Neighborhood networks over IPX and TCP/IP. It is also IP Multicast compatible.

There is a lot of options that you can set up to customize the program to suit your needs which include protocol, networks, confirmations, what can be received, auto start, and more. This program is really easy to use and has some features that related products lack and does not have some features related products do. It has a 60 day fully functional evaluation period which will give you plenty of time to see if it will suit your needs.  

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath

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