Update Checker

I’ve been using FileHippo to download software for years now, and several months ago I decided to give the Update Checker a try.  I wanted to make sure that I liked it first, and that it was working properly, and that it didn’t install any other software on my computer, before I recommended it to others.  I have concluded that I do like this software, and I would recommend that you download and install it on your computer.

You can download the FileHippo Update Checker directly from here:

This is free program that checks some of the installed software on your computer, against the latest version of software that FileHippo has available to download, and it informs you when any updates are available.  Not all software that you have installed on your computer may be available for downloading from FileHippo, because FileHippo is an internet download website that offers open source, freeware, and shareware programs for Windows, and it does not offer downloads of software for purchase, like Microsoft Office for example.

The only customization to this program that I would recommend, is done after the software is installed on your computer.  Right click on the FileHippo Update Checker icon in your task tray (next to your clock) and then select (left click) “Settings…”, and then select the “Results” tab, and then check the “Hide beta versions” checkbox.  If you don’t do this, you will be notified when beta version updates are available, that you have installed on your computer, that FileHippo has available to download, and beta versions are not released to market versions (final release) of software, meaning that they may still contain some errors that still need to be discovered and fixed by the software programmers.

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