Patch My PC

Patch My PC

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    26,705
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Patch My PC provides an all-in-one tool for keeping all of the programs on your system up-to-date. The program scans your system and immediately lets you know if urgent updates are needed for any of your software.

Pros

Convenient functionality: With this program, you can just devote a specific time to checking for and installing updates and then ensure that your normal work will no longer be interrupted with update messages.

Installing effective updates: In our tests, any of the programs we tried to update were successfully brought up-to-date.

Cons

Extremely cluttered interface: Information is displayed in an extremely cramped fashion, which is both overwhelming and difficult to read.

Disabled features: Not every feature in the program is enabled automatically. Some require that you download additional components, which is not mentioned in the original installation.

Bottom Line

If you're the type of person who often forgets about updates and lets many programs get out of date, this program might be your solution. It lets you manage updates in an effective and unified manner.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"not a free program"

December 25, 2014  |  By sean.littler.3

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.6.0.7

Pros

There are no pros

Cons

Claims there is 758 errors on my pc uses scare tactics to get people to buy this program.

Summary

If there was 758 errors on my pc it would not function at all.

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5 stars

"Fast, efficient, super-lightweight update application."

March 28, 2013  |  By Random007

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.3.0.2

Pros

No install. Works well. Supports the usual suspects of software found on most PCs. Ad-free freeware. Install on a network share and run on any computer on a LAN.

Cons

In a muti-user environment, the same updates will have to be downloaded again and again - no getting around that without a caching proxy. The list of 'other' software is a bit arbitrary.

Summary

Wile it can't support every program ever written, it does deal with the most common ones. Quiet, fast and effective: highly recommended. (While the authors should not have written reviews or replied to the more deranged comments here, that doesn't detract from the excellent functionality of the program.)

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4 stars

"I have Firefox v.12, but it reports that I have v.10."

May 26, 2012  |  By changboh7

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.1.1.6

Pros

Fast automatic patching.

Cons

Reports wrong version(v.10) of Firefox when you already have correct version (v.12)

Summary

Manual intervention needed to correct wrong reporting.
Otherwise an excellent automatic software patcher.

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5 stars

"Great Utility"

February 18, 2012  |  By Moshbmx

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.0.8.1

Pros

Very useful for updating a existing PC and installing common software after a fresh install! It's portable

Cons

Could add more supported languages.

Summary

Great Tool will use from now on

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

February 18, 2012  |  By marie41792

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.0.8.1

Pros

Updated all programs it detected easy to use

Cons

I didn't notice anything

Summary

Useful Program!

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2 stars

"Does not do a complete job."

February 15, 2012  |  By wmanning

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.0.8.1

Pros

Appears to be "very" easy to use

Cons

Does not seem to update all the software it finds - it wouldn't even update itself when I started it

Summary

I would not recommend this product

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2 stars

"Good idea but runs like an early Beta - lots of bugs"

January 23, 2012  |  By Lyzonlightheart

 |  Version: Patch My PC 2.0.7.5

Pros

This program is a very good idea for updating many software utilities and windows updates within one utility program. PatchMyPC catches a lot of program updates overlooked by another good program, FreeApps. The initial start-up and search engine of PatchMyPC is good, for the interface shows what programs need updating, and what the newest version is of each specific program.

Cons

1. The main user interface is lacking adequate status information about what step PatchMyPC is at or currently performing.

2. There is often no information listed in the status area about which program is currently being reviewed or updated.

3. Checking or unchecking boxes in the options section sometimes results in unhandled errors, causing PatchMyPC to go into a crashed or semi-crashed state.

Summary

I think this is a good program for those folks who are technically savy, for you may have to fix some errors caused by this program or program updates that don't work.

My over all recommendation is to wait about 3 to 6 months from the date of this post before trying PatchMyPC on your computer. Once the bugs are resolved, this will be a great utility program anyone could use who is running a Windows based computer to help keep their software up to date.

Updated on Jan 23, 2012

Also, please note that 3 of the reviews were written by PatchMyPC. The developers of this software may be trying artificially boost the review results. If this is actually the case, I would stay completely away from this product because the developer has no integrity.

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4 stars

"usefull software for update some programs"

June 28, 2011  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Patch My PC 1.1.4

Pros

Portable, completly free, vork well
It can make window update also and other things

Cons

It is limited in software hat we can have.

Summary

Therefore this software is usefull for many users

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5 stars

"@ tiffythurman"

June 09, 2011  |  By patchmypc

 |  Version: Patch My PC 1.1.1

Pros

PatchMyPC does not contain any security alerts. tiffythurman PatchMyPC doesn't have a uninstall option because it never gets installed. It's just a stand alone executable.

Cons

None None None

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2 stars

"SECURITY ALERTS!"

June 07, 2011  |  By tiffythurman

 |  Version: Patch My PC 1.1.1

Pros

No Pros to be mentioned.

Cons

NO Uninstaller options.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Patch My PC
Publisher web site http://www.patchmypc.net
Release Date November 20, 2014
Date Added November 20, 2014
Version 2.6.0.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Download Information
File Size 429.57KB
File Name PatchMyPC.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,705
Downloads Last Week 135
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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