Patch My PC 2.5

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Patch My PC Free is a portable and reliable tool which can quickly check your PC for outdated software. The supported third-party programs include a large number of widely-used applications, including Adobe Reader, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, Apple Quicktime, iTunes, Microsoft Silverlight and many more.

Patch My PC Free features:

  • Easy to use User Interface
  • Outdated software will show in Red
  • Up to date will show in Green
  • Patches many common third party products Reader, Flash, Java, Quicktime and More
  • Portable and very small around 300 Kb
  • Offers optional software updates you can include in the update process
  • Scan and install needed Windows updates
  • Quickly uninstall multiple programs
  • Enable or disable startup programs

What’s new in Patch My PC version 2.5:

  • Fixed a detection issue with Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Changed in the user interface
  • Fixed minor bugs

Download: Patch My PC 2.5 | 378 KB (Freeware)
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Hmmmmm Virgin Media in the UK is blocking the download page stating "This site has been blocked by Web Safe because it's listed as having malicious content. It could put your personal and financial information at risk or cause damage to your files."

Might pass on this.....

I just used it on 3 PC's and it works perfectly.
It updated 7 programs that I thought were auto updated. The vulnerability that exists in un-updated software far outweighs that scary message Virgin sent you.

xrobwx said,
I just used it on 3 PC's and it works perfectly.
It updated 7 programs that I thought were auto updated. The vulnerability that exists in un-updated software far outweighs that scary message Virgin sent you.

just the fact that the software does what it claims in the foreground makes it not less possible to include some backdoors, or bad codes secretly doing other stuff as well.

Ben Macrow said,
Hmmmmm Virgin Media in the UK is blocking the download page stating "This site has been blocked by Web Safe because it's listed as having malicious content. It could put your personal and financial information at risk or cause damage to your files."

Might pass on this.....

Cool Story.

I'm still gonna use it.

macstar said,

just the fact that the software does what it claims in the foreground makes it not less possible to include some backdoors, or bad codes secretly doing other stuff as well.

As the case with EVERY CLOSED SOURCE PROGRAM IN EXISTENCE

Ben Macrow said,
Hmmmmm Virgin Media in the UK is blocking the download page stating "This site has been blocked by Web Safe because it's listed as having malicious content. It could put your personal and financial information at risk or cause damage to your files."

Might pass on this.....

That's more likely to be virgins crappy system throwing a false positive.

I also hate the search hijacking if you mistype a URL.

macstar said,

just the fact that the software does what it claims in the foreground makes it not less possible to include some backdoors, or bad codes secretly doing other stuff as well.


Not all closed source software is bad. some yes, but defiantly not all. imho, that's paranoia to the extreme.
These 3rd party updaters leave something to be desired ,but my take on this one is to be cautious.

soldier1st said,

Not all closed source software is bad. some yes, but defiantly not all. imho, that's paranoia to the extreme.
These 3rd party updaters leave something to be desired ,but my take on this one is to be cautious.

All this program does is link to the apps official installer and uses the silent install switch. What's nice is when it finds say 7 out of date apps, I can click update walk away and it does all 7 without any intervention.

soldier1st said,

Not all closed source software is bad. some yes, but defiantly not all. imho, that's paranoia to the extreme.
These 3rd party updaters leave something to be desired ,but my take on this one is to be cautious.

yes some do some not; and you can never know. this software could be perfectly fine but also could not. i would only use closed source software in a case there is no manual or open source alternative out there. better avoid risks if you can. you also can autologin without any pw to your bankaccount with its official app. would you do so? it opens a risk. just like does this software.

so this is yet another 3rd party closed source tool trying to fix stuff windows cant do per default. looks good but i would not trust it at all. who knows that code it relies on and if it does not also something else?

Never have really liked these 3rd party apps for this stuff either, but have used them before.

Still skeptical on using it daily. Have had them mess stuff before, so, for all the good they might be, still need to be very careful.

I think I'll stick with just manually updating my own stuff. :)