Software Update Checkers will scan your computer for latest available updates

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 of the best software updaters I know of:

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.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Joan

    The Update Notifier is another small utility that scans your computer for installed software and displays a list of updates.

  2. ha14

    Yes CatchUp by It’s back as CNET TechTracker, a free software update checker.

    There is also
    Software Informer


    UpdateStar free and pro

  3. Mons Cervinus

    This one is new, still in beta, but focused on security:

  4. Ed

    Who downloads anything from CNET these days? I wouldn’t trust anything downloaded from them.

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