While Microsoft Updates may do a great job of keeping your Windows, Office and Microsoft products updated, wouldn’t you like to have a software which would scan your PC to see if any new versions of the installed software are available?
Software Update Checkers
It is important to not just have the latest operating system patches, but also to have the latest versions of software installed on your Windows computer. While many software do inform you when there are updates available, some do not. In such cases, it becomes difficult to check for updates for each and every program installed on your PC. This is where software update checker can help you.
These software update checkers will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to the respective website, to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
All of them are FREE and only takes seconds to run! Some of these applications also have portable versions that do not require installation and may be run directly from the desktop or download folder.
Here are a few good software update checkers I know of:
- Software Updates Monitor – SUMO
- Patch My PC
AppHit Software Update Checker
- Secunia Flexara Personal Software Inspector – It will be discontinued after 20th April 2018.
It is always good to have the latest versions installed, as the later versions may come with security as well as performance fixes.
If you know of any more software update checkers, please do share below, in the comments.