FileHippo Update Checker

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  1. Posts : 26,341
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #11

    I haven't found an update checker(for 3rd party programs) that worked 100%. They usually missed 3/4 of my programs.
    I know what I have installed, and just check Major Geeks every day, for the programs that don't have auto updaters built in(2 programs). Most programs these days though, have built in updaters that can be set. An extra update program is just a waste of resources(my opinion).
    Just something for you to think about. The creators of these type of programs want to get them installed on your PC, so if you like it you'll either get the paid version(not much better), or try their other software(if I need it I would anyhow):)
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  2. Posts : 5,178
    Windows 11 Home
       #12

    Cliff S said:
    I haven't found an update checker(for 3rd party programs) that worked 100%. They usually missed 3/4 of my programs.
    SUMO never missed anything for me, but even if it does, just write to the developer, he will add it promptly.
    That said, its GUI is old, AD supported and to get a link for an each app you need to click 3 times, but it works.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails FileHippo Update Checker-capture_12242015_113922.jpg  
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  3. Posts : 123,372
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #13

    Well when I clicked on this link, Norton reports this as a Dangerous web page....and blocked it. Now Norton could be being a little over protective, but I like it being protective. :)
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  4. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #14

    I appreciate all the advice; I am using Secunia and File Hippo as they pick up what I miss.
    When left to my own devises I forget to check and, there are plenty of resources.
    The higher level more clever users are likely better off doing it themselves.
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  5. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #15

    OldMike65 said:
    Well when I clicked on this link, Norton reports this as a Dangerous web page....and blocked it. Now Norton could be being a little over protective, but I like it being protective. :)
    Mm, it got past Bitdefender ok...
    Here's a softpedia link.
    allmyapps Download
    There's a wikipedia reference too.

    (Interestingly if you sign up (link from the page displayed by the updater) there's an offer to 'automatically save your apps to the cloud' so you can reinstall them whenever you need to. Can't quite get my head around that-- do they make sure that's always the latest version...? Hmm...)

    Not as complete as Sumo (of course) but 1 click to download the update, and the installation is 'normal' in that you can choose the path in the usual way.
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  6. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #16

    The new FileHippo is working OK, and with Secunia is doing what I need.
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  7. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build
       #17

    Sorry to resuscitate an old thread, but is anyone have trouble with FileHippo App Manager 1.47, trying to connect to the server but but getting an error?? Is anyone using and older version that works, or does the latest, FileHippo App Manager 2.0 Beta 4 for Windows, work??

    Thanks in advance,
    Don
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  8. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #18

    file hippo


    front360 said:
    Sorry to resuscitate an old thread, but is anyone have trouble with FileHippo App Manager 1.47, trying to connect to the server but but getting an error?? Is anyone using and older version that works, or does the latest, FileHippo App Manager 2.0 Beta 4 for Windows, work??

    Thanks in advance,
    Don
    >>I had to leave file hippo as it was not working well with Windows 10.
    I also dropped Secunia as it was not as good as it used to be.
    I try to update each app manually.
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  9. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #19

    I'll just leave this as it's not mentioned in this thread.

    Home Updater Overview | Patch My PC

    You just need to pay attention to configuration.
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  10. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #20
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