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Free Software Update Checkers and Patch Auditors

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These tools help to keep your system up to date. They notify if and when updates to Windows and other software installed on your system are available.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer – MBSA is a free security scanner for Microsoft products which analyzes a computer or a group of computers for missing patches/updates and common security mis-configurations.

Secunia – Online Software Inspector – The Secunia Online Software Inspector, or short OSI, is a fast way to scan your PC for the most common programs and vulnerabilities, thus checking if your PC has a minimum security baseline against known patched vulnerabilities.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector – The Secunia PSI detects installed software and categorises your software as either Insecure, End-of-Life, or Up-To-Date. Effectively enabling you to focus your attention on software installations where more secure versions are available from the vendors.

filehippo.com Update Checker – The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to filehippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. The client is FREE, only 100kb to download and only takes seconds to run!

UpdateStar – is the program that lets you stay up-to-date with all of your personal software. Whether it be Freeware, Shareware and commercial software products, UpdateStar covers all of your software. UpdateStar knows more than 80.000 software products and lets you know once an update is available for you. No more wasted time reading hundreds of newsletters or searching websites for newly available updates. You want to stay up-to-date with your software? Use UpdateStar.

Belarc Advisor – Free Personal PC Audit – The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

SUMo – SUMo, which stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software ! Unlike build-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software.

F-Secure Health Check – will tell you if your computer is protected. It checks that you have up to date security applications and finds vulnerabilities in your installed software. It then guides you to a solution when issues are discovered.

CNET TechTracker – The TechTracker app shows you the software that is out of date and provides you with the information to decide which updates you need. You’ll find product details as well as editor and user ratings, all in one place.

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

DownloadPlex.com Software Updater – DownloadPlex.com Software Updater is a freeware that allows you to check for new versions of software installed in your system.

Software UpToDate – This software scans your computer for installed software. This list is compared to a list on a server. After this it shows you more recent versions of your software if there are versions available.

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