FileHippo Update Checker Features
As software ages, more and more security and performance holes are found; these holes leave you vulnerable to all kinds of nastiness like viruses, computer slowdowns, and just looking rather old fashioned. Many programs come with software updaters, but I find these slow your computer down and rear themselves at the most inconvenient times (like at startup) so I tend to disable or opt out of software checking for updates.
FileHippo Update Checker overcomes this problem by checking to ensure you have the latest version of all installed software on your PC. You can even run the program as a standalone app (download the standalone version from the download page):
The program scans your installed programs and retrives version numbers to check against the latest updates in their database:
I like to keep my software updated (although I often wait a week or so before upgrading to ensure there are no bugs etc. in the latest version); as you can see, I have five updates available and five beta updates.
I’ve been using this program to check for updates for over a year now and have never had problems with any of the downloads they provide. This is a solid piece of software and I highly recommend you download it.