Software to tell you what software needs updating on Windows

Jack January 24, 2010
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What is some software that updates most of your installed programs to the latest version? For example, it is like a one click step to update Firefox, IE, Chrome, Thunderbird, Flash, Windows Drivers and all those other programs in one go? I know some software has been listed on MUO before, but I forgot the names.

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  1. Anonymous
    February 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Software Informer is a programme that has been specially designed for those users who care to keep their applications functional and ready for any task that might arise. Its primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. For that purpose, this programme will make a list of applications installed on your computer, and later on will check their versions for obsoleteness by occasionally connecting to software.informer.com, the expanding server with a huge and constantly updated list of present applications. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer will notify you and offer a link for downloading the update.

  2. Aibek
    January 25, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Nothing to add, Tina's answer pretty much all of them.

  3. tinas
    January 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Hi Jack,

    UpdateChecker, UpdateStar and SUMo are the most popular tools to automatically check for software updates. However, they don't automatically update every program.

    You'll find more information in the articles below. Also pay attention to the comments.

    UpdateChecker
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/filehippo-update-checker-keeps-your-pc-software-updated/

    UpdateStar
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/keep-your-windows-up-to-date-with-updatestar/

    SUMo
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-quick-steps-to-manage-software-updates-with-sumo/

    Techtracker
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/find-the-latest-software-version-updates-with-techtracker/

    3 more...
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-apt-get-functionality-in-windows/