The most important measure against malicious software and attacks on your computer is making sure you keep Windows and your software/apps updated. In this article you will get tips about programs that can make it easier to keep software/apps updated.
In many cases, applications have a built-in feature, which ensures that they update themselves automatically, but not always. Most programs offer a menu choice, which can be used to update the application manually.
There are programs that can help you keep track of this - these programs will help you update multiple applications simultaneously.
Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free program that can detect vulnerable and outdated software installed on your PC.
PSI will scan for software on your PC and find which of these has a security update available, and update these automatically.
FileHippo App Manager scans your PC for installed software. This information is then passed on to the website, which checks whether there is a newer version of the applications available. The results are displayed on their website that has a link to the downloads.
FileHippo App Manager is ideal for users who want to get an overview of applications that require security updates, and update them manually.
Milouz Market is a free program that provides an overview of the programs installed on your PC, and what needs updating. The program supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and it supports both 32-bit and 64 bit Windows.
Software Update scans your PC, and provides you with a list of software that needs updating.
Patch My PC scans your PC for applications, and downloads updates automatically.
Patch My PC is basically designed for businesses that want to make their software is always up-to-date and doesn't contain any security flaws, but anyone can use it for free.