What Software Updater do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Mar 21, 2015.

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What Software Updater do you use?

  1. FileHippo App Manager

    8.3%
  2. KCSoftwares SUMo

    25.0%
  3. Secunia PSI

    15.0%
  4. Patch My PC

    5.0%
  5. Software Informer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. CNET Download App

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Through Antivirus software

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other (Not listed in Poll)

    10.0%
  9. I don't use any...

    58.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I use FileHippo App Manager

    The detection is excellent and it updates the software I care to keep track of.

    Program stats, as of 03/21/2015

    Package: Installer, offers no portable version
    Package size: 829KB
    Third-party junk: Contains none
    Disk space usage: Almost 3 MB
    Memory consumption: About 15 MB of memory while scanning and about 10 MB of memory while idle.
    CPU Usage Rating: Very low usage

    Tell us what you use and if you can (But not needed), please provide Program Stats if it differs from other software posted (For comparison purposes).
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015
  2. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    FileHippo, it's light and simple.
     
  3. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    I do not use any updaters. I like to pick and chose what updates I install. The latest and greatest iteration of a program too often assumes you have the latest and greatest hardware.

    Also, new programs/updates tend to introduce bugs and issues at an ever increasing rate these days. Best to stay with what works and update when you need a new feature or a specific bugfix.

    To do this willy nilly is a no no!
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I use the download manager FlashGet every day to check for update for around 50 programs (and the list is rapidly growing). I find this to be the best way to check for updates. FlashGet is not specifically an update checker, but you can right click on any downloaded file and there is the option to check for updates. I select all of my downloads, and then get FlashGet to check for updates. If any of the installers have been update it will automatically download them.

    I also use Baidu's PC App Store and AllMyApps.
     
  5. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    SUMO and Secunia PSI.
     
  6. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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    I don't use any one.
    However, I visit several software-related Forums
    and get informed about updates.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015
  7. Rules

    Rules Registered Member

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    SUMo here.
     
  8. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    I use Secunia PSI.

    Some people don't like it but I have NO complaints.
     
  9. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    SUMo, RSS feeds, forums such as Wilders, and manual checks.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    SUMo, it it is the only one, which contains all the software, no realtime, so I run it, only when I feel like for updating.
     
  11. 1PW

    1PW Registered Member

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  12. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

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    SUMo lite + PSI + Norton Community Tech Outpost
     
  13. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    I don't use any...
     
  14. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

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    I don't use any but on occasion i'll check out FileHippo to see what's new.
     
  15. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Same over here, I prefer manual updating, and I don't see the need to always upgrade to the latest versions. Believe it or not, newer versions aren't always better, in some cases they are actually quite bad.
     
  16. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Sumo, used to use Secunia but it started taking too long to open, not sure why.
     
  17. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    Yep, that still happens but I have nothing better to do.;)
     
  18. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Well SUMo is just a checker, I still need to update manually. The reason are motly security updates, like for PDF viewer, XnView and especially the browser.
     
  19. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Yes it can be handy, but I personally don't upgrade my apps that often. So for me it's not needed.
     
  20. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    I don't use any... I prefer to check and to choose by me, every time, what update.
     
  21. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

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    I don't use any.
     
  22. MisterB

    MisterB Registered Member

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    None at all. I do all updates manually. I disable any bundled updaters that come with specific apps as well. I don't always find updates to be an improvement and I prefer to choose updates myself.
     
  23. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Kerish Doctor, not listed.

    Regards Eck:)
     
  24. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Interesting piece of software. It does not list too much software, but its suggestions led me to improve my reg tweaks. Thanks.
     
  25. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Registered Member

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    Yeah, that`s what I really like about it,just the important stuff.Some of the the others that I have tried tend to go a bit over board with updates for programs I forgot I even had or wanted.LOL:D

    Regards Eck:)
     
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