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Any good program that can check for software updates/latest versions?

Post by biatche » Thu May 20, 2010 12:57 pm

Is there a software that can download the latest version of various different software that i specify? such as say nvidia forceware drivers, adobe flash, firefox, etc etc..

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Post by crashfly » Fri May 21, 2010 12:08 am

Yes and no. Depends on who makes the software and what it checks for. The best I can do for you is to give you a link to an article on how to keep your computer updated. Location here: http://lifehacker.com/5495501/the-defin ... up-to-date. The article has programs listed that will check for updates on various programs and tell you about them (a couple download also). It is the closest I can get to want you want.
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Post by ricktendo64 » Fri May 21, 2010 12:31 am

I do it all manually...daily visit some websites like softexia or major geeks where I find whats new in software, then for drivers I have some pages (for just my hardware) bookmaked from station-drivers

For MS updates I visit kbupdate and MS download center

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Post by armond » Sat May 22, 2010 11:04 pm

What about
www.filehippo.com
It's not a bad one. They also provide one cool application, called Update Checker. I use it regulary.

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Post by vmanda » Sun May 23, 2010 4:53 am

Put your browser start page to: latest buils/updates on nsane.forums

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Post by compstuff » Sun May 23, 2010 7:39 am

Thats a cool tool and they have a portable version which I really like... thanks
armond wrote:What about
www.filehippo.com
It's not a bad one. They also provide one cool application, called Update Checker. I use it regulary.

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Post by roirraW "edor" » Mon May 31, 2010 8:11 pm

I use Website-Watcher v5.x from www.aignes.com to watch both web pages and file URLs.
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Post by eksasol » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:15 pm

I made a silent installer for FileHippo.com Update Checker: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7920
I'll update to version 1.037 when I have time.

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Post by ENU_user » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:11 pm

I'm linking for you something that finds and does much more then what FileHippo can offer..
see: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=96225#96225

hope that does it .. ;)

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Post by crashfly » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:34 am

Appearantly no one read the article I posted. Other than "FileHippo", there is another update program at the bottom of that article:
Take a Deeper Look at Updates and Security

Enabling Windows Update and tacking on FileHippo provides excellent update coverage with a strong emphasis on automation and ease of use. If you're interested in digging into update information and learning more about the patches you're downloading and tracking your patching history—people love metrics!—you'll want to check out Secunia PSI.
Unlike FileHippo, which merely tells you that a new version of a program is available, Secunia PSI ranks the importance of updates. A minor update to Pidgin isn't a huge priority, for example, but a major update to Internet Explorer, Java, or other equally as exploitable applications ranks much higher. When you run a scan with Secunia it tells you what needs to be updated, what updates have occurred with the applications since you last updated, and whether or not the update is critical. Secunia also tells you how many of your programs are insecure due to lack of patching or if they have reached their end-of-life and will have no further updates. In addition, it also tracks your patch history over time and charts out your update cycle.

If you switch on the advanced mode of Secunia—and why wouldn't you, you've already gone out of your way to download an application that promises an in depth look at patching and security vulnerabilities—you can dig even deeper into critical updates. The screenshot below shows a portion of the "Secure Browsing" tab found in the advanced interface.

Secunia PSI provides a broader view than the mere file updating provided by FileHippo, but don't feel you need to go for the more advanced and detailed application to stay current. You can easily run the two side by side, only using Secunia PSI when you're curious and want to take a peek into the security side of updating. If you're less interested in the security implications of your software updates, you can skip Secunia altogether.
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Post by roirraW "edor" » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:52 pm

Thanks, crashfly, sounds interesting.
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Post by compstuff » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:13 pm

Excellent nnformation Crashfly... thanks... already testing it :)

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