Patch your PC with Kaspersky Software Updater
February 22, 2015 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Patch your PC with Kaspersky Software Updater

Kaspersky Software Updater is a free stand-alone tool which regularly checks for updates to critical software, alerts you when any are discovered, then downloads and installs them with a click.
It’s not entirely clear which software …

Automatically update Windows device drivers with DriveTheLife
January 8, 2015 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Automatically update Windows device drivers with DriveTheLife

Keeping your Windows software up-to-date is almost always a good idea, bringing new features, perhaps improving security and fixing bugs.
The benefits of updating your device drivers aren’t quite as clear-cut: it may be worthwhile, but …

Install/ update/ manage your software with NeoSetup
December 18, 2014 – 07:27 | Comments Off
Install/ update/ manage your software with NeoSetup

Keeping Windows software up-to-date can be complicated. There are settings to be configured, maybe several update processes to be left running, troubleshooting rules to follow if they don’t work. And of course if an application …

Update Scanner alerts you when web pages change (Firefox)
December 10, 2014 – 04:36 | Comments Off
Update Scanner alerts you when web pages change (Firefox)

If you’d like to know when your favourite websites are updated then you could monitor their RSS or ATOM feeds, maybe a Twitter account or Facebook page. But if they don’t have any of these …

Take full control of Windows updates with ABC-Update
November 21, 2014 – 16:21 | Comments Off
Take full control of Windows updates with ABC-Update

It’s important to keep Windows up-to-date, and the easiest way to make that happen is to let the operating system handle everything. Set Windows Update to “automatic” and get on with something else.
But if you …

Auslogics unveils Driver Updater 1.0
September 15, 2014 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Auslogics unveils Driver Updater 1.0

Australian utilities developer Auslogics has released Driver Updater, a commercial tool which can update all your PC drivers with a click.
If you’ve tried anything similar, the program’s core abilities won’t surprise you. Launch a scan …

Windows 8.1 Update 2 is released – sort of, minor improvements and bug fixes the order of the day
August 13, 2014 – 09:27 | Comments Off
Windows 8.1 Update 2 is released – sort of, minor improvements and bug fixes the order of the day

Microsoft’s long-awaited “Update 2″ for Windows 8.1 users has materialised in the guise of August 2014 update rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Also available separately for 64-bit Windows, the update is …

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 released, adds new features, rolls up previous updates
February 26, 2014 – 11:23 | Comments Off
Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 released, adds new features, rolls up previous updates

Microsoft has unveiled the first Service Pack update for Microsoft Office 2013 with the release of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit) and Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit).
As expected, the SP1 is …

Detect and install missing updates with SecPod Saner
February 6, 2014 – 07:29 | Comments Off
Detect and install missing updates with SecPod Saner

Installing a reliable antivirus package is a key part of maintaining your PC’s security, but there’s more you can do. It’s just as important to ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest software patches, blocking …

Automatically keep standard Windows programs up-to-date with USSU Unlimited
June 7, 2013 – 06:35 | Comments Off
Automatically keep standard Windows programs up-to-date with USSU Unlimited

If you’ve set up a new PC recently then you won’t need us to tell you just how tedious the experience can be, as you scour the web for your favourite applications, downloading and installing …

Find, download and install software updates with OUTDATEfighter
March 15, 2013 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Find, download and install software updates with OUTDATEfighter

There are plenty of tools around to check your PC for missing updates, but most have significant issues. Soft4Boost Update Checker is good at detecting updates, for instance, but it won’t download or install them …