Which is your main Update checker? (with poll)

Discussion in 'polls' started by progress, Jul 15, 2009.

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Which is your main Update checker?

  1. FileHippo Update Checker

    13.1%
  2. Secunia PSI

    26.6%
  3. SUMo

    6.7%
  4. UpdateNotifier

    5.2%
  5. UpdateStar

    1.2%
  6. Other

    7.9%
  7. None

    39.3%
  1. lubieplacki

    lubieplacki Registered Member

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    I dont use anyone, but maybe today I'll install Secunia PSI
     
  2. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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    filehippo
     
  3. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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  4. progress

    progress Guest

    FileHippo Update Checker :)
     
  5. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

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    Ontario, Canada
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    SUMo and RSS feeds.
     
  7. mvario

    mvario Registered Member

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    Update Manager (ubuntu)
     
  8. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    None. I like better to take notices and to manage by myself.
     
  9. littlebits

    littlebits Registered Member

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    I use RSS Feeds from Major Geeks, Softpedia and Cnet.
    I use Feedreader to get the feeds and have it set to run with my system and minimized in the taskbar.
    You can easily subscribe to the developers page to get the latest updates of individual products.
    Software updater programs never get the version correct.
    I've tried several and all have disappointed me.

    Thanks.:)
     
  10. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    None for me...
     
  11. YanK33

    YanK33 Registered Member

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    none cause i like to visit those home pages and see if a new driver or software version is available, ex nVidia, Realtek, Java, Microsoft, Tune-up Utilities etc,etc all by hand lol:argh:
     
  12. CiX

    CiX Registered Member

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    Other (360 Safeguard)
     
  13. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    Filehippo
    Calender of Updates
    Softpedia send me email
    Secunia
     
  14. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    Not Really Sure :/
    mmmmmmmmm

    why do Secunia hang on my PCS

    anyway

    Looking for something powerful Like it


    i didn't like the currently alternatives but what shall i do :doubt:
     
  15. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    None here. :D
     
  16. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    KC Softwares SUMo detects even more software than it, and alerts for all kinds of updates, not just security. It's only on-demand though, and can detect many other unnecessary files (such as multiple executables for one program). Very good for an advanced user.
     
  17. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    Thanks i tried Sumo

    But i don't think it has an autoUpdater :doubt:

    if sumo Have an autoUpdater Function It will be something Like Perfect :rolleyes:
     
  18. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    That's why I said on-demand.
     
  19. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Filehippo has most of the software on my computer.

    edit: Going to switch to ninite.com. Their updater costs money but you can just run the installer.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  20. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I always check for updates from the drop down menus in the program itself.

    And my AV is the only thing I allow to auto-update, and engine + defs only. I look for product updates once a month (2'nd Wed. of each month), along with my Windows updates.

    Everything else I do manually.
     
  21. NoobStick

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    In addition to Wilder where I often see that new updates has been released :)thumb: ), I use "calendar of updates" and "Secunia Online Software Inspector (OSI)".
     
  22. Jose_Lisbon

    Jose_Lisbon Registered Member

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    Portugal
    Secunia.
    Nothing else comes close.
     
  23. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    What programs does Secunia show?
     
  24. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    Well, I currently use it and motherboard drivers show, Windows/Microsoft programs/files, Flash, browsers, AV, media players utilities like CCleaner. If it's at least a decently known program, Secunia is likely to show it. Often times it tells you of updates before the programs themselves tell you. I love its auto-update feature. It saves you a good amount of checking, though I'd be more cautious with Windows updates.
     
  25. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I remember it showing most of my programs, but only security updates and issues.
     
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