PC Software Updater

By Doctor Gallop ยท 7 replies
Jan 17, 2018
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  1. Can someone recommend a decent "free" PC Software Updater utility?
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,230   +381

    Hi Here are 12 free suggestions by Tim Fisher! https://www.lifewire.com/free-software-updater-programs-2625200
    Here's a quote taken from the above article!

    "By no means do you have to use a software updater to update your outdated software. Checking for a new version yourself, and then downloading and updating manually, is certainly an option. However, a software updater makes the process really easy. The fact that all of these excellent ones are completely free is even better."
     
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  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Addict Posts: 421   +72

    Not all software updaters are all that some of them are full of problems that you don't need if the software is working just fine.
    Adobe, firefox, ms and anything else has its own self updater that will give you a choice to download, deny it or let it auto update.
     
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  4. DavidBailey

    DavidBailey TS Maniac Posts: 380   +183

    I've tried a few.
    Didn't like 'em.
    Just about all my serious programs can self update with notifying me before updating.
    I usually click the update button when I start a program just to be sure.
    Even though I have them set to check for updates on starting.
    Example---
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  5. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Addict Posts: 421   +72

    Maybe I'm old fashion but doing it manually and knowing whats on my machine with my knowledge of it.
    I think anyone with enough sense doesn't want to come home from work or school and find their machine not working or bootable thanks to third party updater junk.
     
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  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,733   +432

    I've used https://filehippo.com/ for years . On my pc, it no longer opens up in your browser, but in its own box.
     
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  7. martinsmith

    martinsmith TS Rookie

    Kaspersky and Filehippo are the free PC software updater's...
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,733   +432

    I wouldn't trust kaspersky for anything. https://filehippo.com/ yes.
     
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