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. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Holy... Secunia updates a ton. Will it update my stuff even if the update has 0 to do with security?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    No. That's why I didn't keep it.
     
  3. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Hm. That's such a shame! It has every single program I have installed... I may keep it for a while, just to see if it's worthwhile at all.

    edit: I'll keep it. And I'll continue to use ninite.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  4. Jose_Lisbon

    Jose_Lisbon Registered Member

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    That's what it was designed for.
    And that's why I like it.
    I'm not interested in the very latest version of a given program. Many times it is a bad surprise. Bugs, glitches, compatibility issues...
    What I want is:
    1 a version that works
    2 a version that is patched
     
  5. J_L

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    Unless we're talking about betas, the very latest stable usually fix bugs and glitches. The very latest security update isn't exempt from those issues either.

    Stability, speed, resource efficiency, and more features are important to me as well. There should be very little compatibility issues unless you're updating major versions (excluding Chrome and its copycats of course).
     
  6. Athletic

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    None. I don't like updateing thing that works very good. Security on my PC is enough for me, without security patches and software updates.
     
  7. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    That's not a very good attitude...

    by that logic you could be using firefox 2.x because "it works."
     
  8. nisby79

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    I voted for Secunia PSI
     
  9. datarishik

    datarishik Registered Member

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    How do 'UpdateNotifier' and 'UpdateStar' compare to other popular update checkers? Never tried them.
     
  10. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

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    I only use Secunia for security purposes. I update my programs myself. I mostly use portable apps, so having portablefreeware.com on my bookmarks is all i need really, but i have all major download sites bookmarked and i visit them daily, so i can not miss an update.
    The problem with update checkers is that they can not detect all the programs you have on your system. Sumo was ok but FileHippo was a joke. Out of around 60 apps i had, it managed to detect 16 or something
     
  11. cozumel

    cozumel Registered Member

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    I am the update checker. Voted 'other'
     
  12. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    Microsoft Update
     
  13. J_L

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    Update Notifier seemed to have stopped working, at least according to TSA (Gizmo's Freeware).
     
  14. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    what do you think about cnet Techtracker ?

    seems decent
     
  15. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Problem is the downloaders with adware.
     
  16. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I haven't had adware with NiNite. Working well still.
     
  17. Osaban

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    None, most important stuff I check it. It is critical to update Windows once a month and make sure that the antivirus is updating at least daily, otherwise I'm not in a hurry.
     
  18. AlexC

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    FileHippo Update Checker here.
    It checks for updates at startup, and if it finds any, it gives direct download links, if not, it closes. Among others, Fillehippo keeps trace for Java and Flash Player updates.
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    I like the portable FileHippo Updater. It checks for beta updates, which is nice.
     
  20. enemyofarsenic

    enemyofarsenic Registered Member

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    Any new cool updater to use?
     
  21. Noob

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    Right now with my life being busier i tend to use outdated software unless i do a fresh format :D
     
  22. poison

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    I use Secunia PSI and I've been using File Hippo Update Checker for a few week which seems pretty good :thumb:
     
  23. atomomega

    atomomega Registered Member

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    I do have a weekly update session on my machines... :D
    I used to use Secunia PSI but it became bloated... :mad:
     
  24. The Hammer

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    Bloated how?
     
  25. atomomega

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    It's been almost a year since I last used it but I remember that there was an update to version 2 I think. It was nice, but somehow there where at least 2 instances running all the time, services and stuff added to startup, all hidden in a cluttered interface.
     
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