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  1.    23 Dec 2015 #1
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    FileHippo Update Checker


    Hello
    This app seems not to work well with Win 10 even though I tried to make it compatible with Windows 7.
    I think most higher level users do not use these 3rd party apps and check program updates individually.
    I would not be able to find flash and other apps so it helps to have these.
    I have Secunia which is basically for vulnerabilities and need a replacement for FileHippo which checks for out dated apps.
    I have read the alternatives but find it confusing due to the caveats. SUMo lite sounds good but there is a spyware issue
    .
    FileHippo Update Checker is shaky but does work - it takes 2 tries then detects the outdated programs. I don't know if that is doing the PC any harm.. What is your opinion of using it?
    TQ
    Peter
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  2.    23 Dec 2015 #2
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    Sumo (nork) - no relevant knowledge if I recall - is free of adware - you just have to be careful to download the right one.
    See here for a commentary from a reputable source.
    Best Free Software Update Monitor | Gizmo's Freeware

    The most comprehensive checker I know of. But I wouldn't want its paid-for automatic update and install feature.

    Filehippo used to be ok, but limited.. now it seems to be commercially oriented displaying an ad in its GUI and doesn't connect reliably. I think you'll find Windows manages flash updates in Win 10.
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  3.    23 Dec 2015 #3
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    I'm sorry but I do not understand," I think you'll find Windows manages flash updates in Win 10."
    Is this just for Flash?
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  4.    23 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    I'm sorry but I do not understand," I think you'll find Windows manages flash updates in Win 10."
    Is this just for Flash?
    No that update checker is not just for flash updates. You could try installing a much older version of FileHippo Update Checker, and see if it works any better, they still show lots of their older versions for download.
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  5.    23 Dec 2015 #5
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    Does Windows have an update checker?
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  6.    23 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    Does Windows have an update checker?
    Yes of course it does.......but not for installed software not from Microsoft. That's why some folks use a 3rd party program update checker....

    only exception is Microsoft update will also download drivers for graphic cards, and other devices made by other companies.
    But their only driver updates.
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  7.    23 Dec 2015 #7
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    FileHippo Update Checker has been replaced with FileHippo App Manager and works on W10.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_app_manager

    Jim
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  8.    23 Dec 2015 #8
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    It goes up to 8.
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  9.    23 Dec 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    It goes up to 8.
    I have it on 2 W10 systems and it works just fine. Just give it as try and see if you like it.

    Jim
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  10.    24 Dec 2015 #10
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