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Update Checker

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 76 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 38
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Update Checker (actually, the only one I know of)"

    February 28, 2010  |   By beano311

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Works fast, finds the latest versions of most freeware programs like Firefox, CCleaner, Adobe Flash/Reader, even some Nvidia and ATI graphics drivers (doesn't seem to find my Nvidia drivers since I upgraded to Windows 7 x64). Even finds some betas.

    Cons

    Will sometimes say that a program isn't up to date, even though it is. Very rare, I've only seen it with the IE version of Google toolbar and IE Flash Player 10.1 beta.

    Summary

    People who give this less than 5, maybe 4 stars don't understand what the program is doing. It's not meant to find every program you've installed or really even find updates to programs you've bought. Filehippo.com hosts freeware/trial programs, all the updater does it check the programs you have installed against what it has currently available for download. If a program's not on Filehippo, then it wont find updates for it! If you've upgraded from the trial version to a pro version, it's probably not going to know because it can only look at version number. At least it'll let you know that you're pro version needs to be updated so you can download it from the proper site...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works Just Great!"

    January 11, 2010  |   By Manus_Dei

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says it will do, beta update notification can be turned off, very informative

    Cons

    Has an issue on system startup - Windows Defender doesn't want to let it auto run - but that's really more an issue with Windows Defender's and Windows Vista's settings than any real issue with the actual program itself.

    Summary

    I love this product, it's just as good as CNET's Update Checker. Works fast even with high resource usage and the interface is fairly tweakable to the user's preferences. All and all this is a great product for those user's who have too many programs to try and update individually on a regular basis. Other than that the only real problem I see (both with this program and CNET Tracker) is that there needs to be more software covered/supported and if this could be made to include all the various different driver/chipset updates as well, then this product would be a true must have for anyone's system tool kit. Still, this is definitely a 5 star program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Have been using for quite a while"

    January 10, 2010  |   By suhendo

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Very useful for keeping important programs up to date

    Cons

    nothing to dislike

    Summary

    its free, easy to use and works - what more could you want

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Update software I've used"

    December 29, 2009  |   By petert2005

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Free, lightweight and usually quick.

    Cons

    Occasional false information although little compared to most update applications, doesn't list all applications.

    Summary

    FileHippo Update Checker is a very easy to use and quick way of finding out if you are using any out of date software, and it's 100 percent free.

    I've used a few different programs like this, and most give loads of false positives. For example CNET's very own TechTracker told me I was using two old versions of FL Stuido's FruityLoops, and that a third update, which I already had was available. FileHippo's does have the occasional false update, but this is quite rare.

    The only problem is when it does get these false postives, and you know it is up to date, you can't hide them. I never use beta browsers much, especially not for Firefox, because my addon's never will work, and it keeps telling me a beta version is available. You can turn Beta applications on or off but I'd also like to be able to ignore certain downloads. Or at least certain versions.

    The only downside really is that some updates are not available. For example CNET's techtracker did at least detect I had FruityLoops and other applications such as TeamViewer while as FileHippo's didn't. Hopefully there site will get more updates in the future.

    It would be nice to get one application in the future that could do all updates, such as Windows Updates, All programs and even Drivers, one which instaled them directly to your pc without having to go onto websites, but this may not be possible. I would however like to see FileHippo implent driver updates.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very easy to work with ...."

    December 28, 2009  |   By anittrubu

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Very easy interface to work with , I had no problems at all. It listed all the programs and had the updates and whether they were free or free to try .

    Cons

    I found no cons with this program at all, no problems with any of the updates.

    Summary

    Very nice update program, beginners will love this if they just give it a try .

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  • 4.0 stars

    "light updater for important free and quality programs!"

    December 12, 2009  |   By cha0s_necr0mancer3797

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    it even informs of beta upgrades!

    Cons

    not all software will be updated...

    Summary

    ...but all the popular ones will and most of those popular ones are necessary for people who use them everyday!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Doesn't check everything, but it is always accurate"

    December 11, 2009  |   By iiaiiappa

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    The check of Update Checker is very accurate. On the other hand, another checker called "software informer" checks more software, but very inaccurate when it comes to drivers and some other free but less popular software.

    Cons

    Doesn't check everything. Update checker is blocked when I schedule it through this program to run on startup in windows vista (Blocked during windows startup). While Cnet's tech tracker can run on startup without being blocked by windows vista.

    Summary

    I will use update checker and cnet's tech tracker for now because none of them covers the update check of all software. Both of them doesn't check the updates of Teamviewer, PPlive, Wordweb pro, xxclone, vuze, vibe streamer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "quick program showing most program updates available"

    December 9, 2009  |   By jurgen

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    easy way to maintain current configuration ofmost programs

    Cons

    somE progam update not shown, also some programs listed which required payment

    Summary

    very good

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent way to keep up with current programs"

    December 2, 2009  |   By ramrodpete

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Keeps me up to date with the latest version of the programs I have installed on my computer.

    Cons

    When some programs are updated it still shows them as out of date

    Summary

    I like the product and use it every day to keep the computer up to date but also use the cnet tech tracker to fill in the gaps

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great program to check on necessary upgrades."

    November 16, 2009  |   By DOME

    Version: Update Checker 1.035

    Pros

    Allows me to know what upgrades are needed and available.

    Cons

    Keeps telling me that I need to upgrade the program that I already upgraded.

    Summary

    Overall it's a good program only if CNET can tweak it a bit more.

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