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Windows 7: FileHippo Update Checker v1.041 is available

21 Sep 2014   #1
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 
FileHippo Update Checker v1.041 is available

FileHippo Update Checker v1.041 is available
published 9/16/2014

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22 Sep 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi David ... Interesting Link what is your experience using this Software ...
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22 Sep 2014   #3
DavidE

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Hi maxie,

I've been using it for years and never had any problems with it.
I like to keep informed of any updates available for my systems.
I use these tools:
FileHippo Update Checker
Secunia PSI
Belarc Advisor

I don't think any of them are perfect, but they all do help me keep up to date.

They do have a portable version available on the link I gave above.
That way you could test drive it without installing it.

Having said that, I just downloaded the Portable version and that is still v1.040.
Seems they haven't updated the Portable version yet, but you could still test it and see what you think.

hth,
David
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22 Sep 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for the Information David ... I have a Computer which i only use for testing Software and Programs Updates etc ..

So shall test it out on that ....
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22 Sep 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Both Avast Free and Glary Utilities do a far better job of checking for programs that need updating than Secunia PSI. PSI has become too slow, clunky, and cantankerous for me anymore and I removed it from my computers. It's a pity because it used to be so good.
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22 Sep 2014   #6
DavidE

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What version of PSI were you using ?
I prefer V 2.0, and that's an old version that hasn't been updated in a long time.
PSI is really not a Program Update Checker.
It checks for missing security patches and end of life programs.

I've got the Avast free update checker, and I'm not impressed.
It doesn't list much, and may show an update available for a BETA version, but not tell you it's BETA.

I'll have to check out Glary - I've never used it.
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22 Sep 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The last version of PSI I used was 3.0.0.6005. One problem I was having with it was false hits on some programs I had never used on a particular machine and some programs I had never used at all. It was also taking several minutes for it to load.

I don't really use AVAST's program checker all that much since Glary Utilities' program checker (Filepuma) does such a good job.
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22 Sep 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The last version of PSI I used was 3.0.0.6005. One problem I was having with it was false hits on some programs I had never used on a particular machine and some programs I had never used at all
That's interesting
I've never seen that before.
I have PSI 3 on a Win 8.1 system only because PSI 2 is not compatible with 8.x
Next time I'm on that OS I'll have to check it out and pay closer attention.

One thing I found in playing with the new FileHippo version, FH can be configured to check PORTABLE Apps for program updates, i think that's cool
I like that as I'm moving as much as possible from installed to portable.
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22 Sep 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Filepuma has a program that is probably similar to FileHippo's. Glary Utilities update checker opens up FilePuma's website for the updates. With PSI, one has to go to each program's home page to get the updates.
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22 Sep 2014   #10
DavidE

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AH !!!
I don't use these programs to do or get updates ...
I just use them to inform me of where my system is "out of date".
With that info, I just decide if I want to update (and from where) ....

I'll have to play with what you suggest.
If it can reliably/securely reduce my "update maintenance time", that's great.
That's why I'm moving from installed to portable - I see a huge benefit in reduced "maintenance time".
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