Discussion in 'polls' started by progress, Jul 15, 2009.
Which is your main Update checker?
Since Sumo comes bundled with spyware that monitors Internet browsing and purchasing activity
I've lost all trust and am currently testing Updatestar.
Secunia PSI runs on startup, I manually use Filehippo's application from time to time.
Never felt the need for an update manager. Apart from the AV definitions for CIS, I always seem to remember to regularly check manually for all updates for products installed here that require them.
I was trying Update Notifier for some days and I'm really satisfied
I voted for none currently. However I'm mulling it over.
Think this is a great poll. I'm really interested in what people are using when comparing the different alternatives since this type of software is not discussed so much at all.
Softpedia's email notification.
Wilders Update Alerts!
Secunia, Simple Online Scan.
I just use the secunia online scan.
takes about 40 seconds and covers windows and browser add-ons,
So alerts to a lot of vulnerabilities.
Flash and adobe and java installations tend to be a bit of a scary maze, so very helpful in easing my mind about what i had installed where.
for other apps , which tend to be games , I just leave them at what ever version gets them working
I voted for "other" = myself.
None. I don't allow any auto-updating on my PCs. When I decide that I need a specific update, I do it manually.
Actually I suppose i do have one, NOD32 gives me alerts.
Alerts on missing/new updates for other programs and maybe the OS?
I don't think e-mail notifications, Calendar of Updates, Wilders' Update Alerts and such are considered as the same thing. An "Update Checker" is something which looks at your programs, and sometimes also the OS, to see if there are new updates available. That's why it's called "Checker". It's something that you run to "check" your system - not a notification through text or such.
Hope this clarifies things.
Thank you for the flowers
True, but unfortunatelly, no checker contains all software, though on Softpedia it takes a few months sometimes , till some software gets updated.
Secunia, hasn't failed me yet.
Here for Secunia as well, though I solely employ their OSI (vs. their PSI).
Thorough, succinct analysis.
Rising PC Doctor updates the OS/Office, fixes issues.
Windows has its own combined with Office
FoxitPDF has its own
Java has its own
Antivirus self manages.
Secunia PSI for me
I use my 'auto' manual...me gut tells me to check for an update on a certain product and I do...or...
A few certain sites alert me of 'updates' via some folks posts to some of the products I have and then I manually update.
Of course, certain products I dare not update until I do a full back up.