FileHippo Update Checker

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  1. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
       #1

    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    FileHippo Update Checker is shaky but does work - it takes 2 tries then detects the outdated programs.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. Posts : 34,896
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    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. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #4

    maranna said:
    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. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Does Windows have an update checker?
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  6. Posts : 123,358
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #6

    maranna said:
    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. Posts : 1,412
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
       #7

    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. Posts : 1,324
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It goes up to 8.
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  9. Posts : 1,412
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
       #9

    maranna said:
    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
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 34,896
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #10
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