One of the simplest but most important security precautions you should take is to keep your PC’s software —including its operating system and all the installed third-party software — up-to-date, as developers usually release new versions of software after improving their features, stability , removing some bugs or when security flaws in earlier versions were fixed. For Windows, you can always turn on Automatic Updates to make sure you are getting the Critical updates as soon as possible, and with software applications there is sometimes an option to automatically check for updates, but not always, so we are left with researching and manually updating all of these applications. This can be very difficult and time-consuming if you have many programs installed, which is probably why there are so many Software Update Monitors around promising that they can help – and Update Checker Free is one of the latest.
The Update Checker is sort of like Windows Update for your installed software, which will offer available updates of popular software required for your PC. The client is FREE, just over 200kb to download and only takes seconds to run! It will then scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
The Update Checker works on any PC running Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, ME or 98. It requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is installed.
Download Update Checker From here. [standalone version without an installer is available]
Alternative to Update Checker:
Patch My PC: Software update tracking
Updated: Patch My PC is detected as Trojan.Generic.KD.346801 by BitDefender, try it at your own risk.
Patch My PC is a portable and reliable utility designed to scan your PC for outdated software and provides available updates. When started PatchMyPC will scan for outdated software automatically. If software is outdated it will show as Red, if it’s updated it will show as Green, and if it’s not installed it will show as black. It even offers many optional software you can include in the update process.
Patch My PC Current Critical Updates: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player/Plugin, Adobe Air, Adobe Shockwave, Firefox, Oracle Java, Apple Quicktime, iTunes, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat
Optional Software: Microsoft Security Essentials, Google Chrome, CCleaner, Defraggler, Imgburn, VLC Player, Winrar, Pidgen Chat, Dropbox, Apple Safari, Google Earth, Spybot Search And Destroy, Keepass, Piscasa, MalwareBytes, Speccy, Foxit Reader, Opera, Audacity, Real Player, Notepad ++, PowerISO, Yahoo Messenger, Thunderbird
Patch My PC is limited in the number of apps it updates/installs but it’s growing with each version. Download it from this link.