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Maintain all programs up to date on Windows? [closed]

Maintain all programs up to date on Windows? [closed]

Is there any program in Windows that would notify me when some program that I have installed can be updated or upgraded because a new version has been released?

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Guest [Entry]

"Filehippo has a version checker.

They seem to maintain their own database for program versions, how reliable that might now be."
Guest [Entry]

You might want to consider Secunia PSI (http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/). It is free for personal use. It is aimed at security, so it might not be exactly what you were looking for. I have used it and found it to be very comprehensive. In fact it was kind of a pain at first. Once I got everything up to date it was fine though.
Guest [Entry]

You are maybe looking ketarin. It's keeping all your installation packages up-to-date. Artenatively you can try win-get. It's analogue to apt-get for linux, but i think this project is dead already
Guest [Entry]

"Since Windows isn't a linux distro, there isn't such tool ;)

Anyway, even if you don't fully trust it, there are some solutions which does quite a good job in keeping you notified when updates to your software are available.

I recommend update notifier. Keep in mind it doesn't support every little piece of software out there, but it does pretty good job on the most popular once (and some of the less popular)."
Guest [Entry]

I too (@moshe) have used Cleansoftsdotorg update notifier without problems for the more important programmes. You can ignore software and choose which to download the updates for. They link to their own "checked for viruses etc." downloads. Run auto or manual.