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Windows 7: Free program to check for software updates

01 Feb 2013   #1
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Free program to check for software updates

Hi,

Can you recommend a free on demand scanner to identify software on my PC that is outdated...?

Even better if it also could update it.

Thanks,
BBDS


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01 Feb 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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01 Feb 2013   #3
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
Hi,

Can you recommend a free on demand scanner to identify software on my PC that is outdated...?

Even better if it also could update it.

Thanks,
BBDS
Search the forum for "Ninite.com". It may suit your needs.
Sevenforums members use it and rate it well.
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01 Feb 2013   #4
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Ninite is not a free scanner.
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02 Feb 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Secunia PSI. I've been using it for years.
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02 Feb 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Secunia has an online version (OSI) that you can also try - it does require Java to be installed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...inspector.html
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02 Feb 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The installed version of Secunia PSI doesn't require Java (don't know about the online version).
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02 Feb 2013   #8
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I installed Secunia. Very nice. One thing I noticed it wanted to update F-Secure, something I un-installed long time ago. I scanned my PC and could not find any traces of this program.


Thanks,
BBDS
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02 Feb 2013   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
I installed Secunia. Very nice. One thing I noticed it wanted to update F-Secure, something I un-installed long time ago. I scanned my PC and could not find any traces of this program.


Thanks,
BBDS
The new PSI 3 is a dumbed down version. Here is a zip file of ver 2.0.0.4003 which was the last PSI 2 version. In the Scan Results you can expand each program and it will list the path to the file it found. PSI does not check every program but only shows those that have had security problems.

PSISetup.zip

Jim


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03 Feb 2013   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Secunia is great, but more security centric. I have a program I use to check for updates, but even if you get the correct installer, it still offers to install a few unwanted programs. You can select not to install them, but I hesitate to mention the program lest you, or others reading the post, just download it and install. I could make some screen shots showing how to do it if you are interested. A Guy
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