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iObit Software Updater Pro 2.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — iObit Software Updater Pro 2.4

Automatically keep your software up to date.
$12.97 EXPIRED
User rating: 50 (45%) 62 (55%) 8 comments

iObit Software Updater Pro 2.4 was available as a giveaway on April 1, 2020!

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The voice changer software highly optimized for gaming fun.

Outdated software may leave some risks to your PC. It’s better to keep all software up-to-date. With 180% larger software database, IObit Software Updater can automatically scan and update your software in scheduled time without bothering you, and you just need to list your software in the "Auto-Update List".

Having no idea which software is the right one or bothering to install your needed software one by one on websites? IObit Software Updater gives you the best solution by recommending trustworthy and popular programs for you to install from within this software. All these programs have been already well classified according to their functions, so you can select and install your needed ones instantly and easily.

Worried about the software updating process? You don't have to. To avoid a long wait during software downloading, the latest IObit Software Updater used a new algorithm to help to download 10% faster. Also, IObit Software Updater uses strict criteria to make sure you've got the clean software and not annoyed by ads or bundleware or even malware while installing software.

Please note: the program updates to the Pro version upon license registration.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

https://www.iobit.com/en/iobit-software-updater.php

File Size:

11.4 MB

Licence details:

6 months

Price:

$12.97

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#4

The marketing blurb is simply untrue that "Outdated software may leave some risks to your PC. It’s better to keep all software up-to-date." reason it is untrue is for almost all windows desktop programs they do not run when you are not using them so present little to no risks unless they do really stupid things like install executables in unprotected locations like users documents sub folders or application data folders so they can be changed by a non-elevated process in the current login or if they install into unprotected folders on the C:\ drive or hack the access control list on the program files\insecure program\ folder to allow everyone write access because the developers do not know how to program according to Microsoft windows best practice documentation. It is not alway better to install the newest version for MANY reasons... 1: the newest version may not be free. 2: the newest version may have a radically different user interface with new bugs galore due to the mass reworking of the GUI coding. 3: Aboslutely none of the newer versions of windows have been more secure than previous versions because despite tweaks to security features and layers they are forever increasing the software surface area exposed to attackers in their pursuit of cloud based features and cloud processing requiring many servers and client applications that have potenital and designed-in vulnerabilities to provide undocumented access to their goverments snooping agencies.
Whether it is by design or by incompetence there apears to be a complete lack of unit testing of the procedures used to ensure there is no improper handling of data in memory that could possibly lead to arbitary remote code execution in just about all widely used Microsoft products.
USA claims Huawai is a risk to national security because of its alledged connections to Chinas governemnt... Well Microsoft is a proven risk to all nations national and citizen security not only by their NSA having remote access to any windows machine that can be socially engineered to let them execute an exploit on it as well as malicious 3rd party reverse engineering the types of exploits NSA maintains within the Microsoft software codebase and leveraging them for their own uses. e.g. Wanacry ransomware attacks amoungst others.
4: newest version may not be compatible with your operating system or hardware configuration but may still install and once installed over the previous version may not execute any more... and in the worst case they may have used an uninstaller that also only works under a newer version of windows so it cannot be easily removed and the older but compatible version re-installed...

I'd rather manage my program updates myself than trust my thousand plus installed programs to some 3rd party developer that does not share my priorities.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Errors replacing previous files during install, I just clicked [ Retry ] over and over, eventually it installed, then it warned that it won't run, then it runs fine.

- - - - -

We can select to ignore versions ( for example, I prefer TeraCopy v2 and hate v3 ).

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Missing many features and benefits, misbehaves:

- NO indicators and controls if programs to be installed are
- - 32bit or 64 bit
- - free or trial
- - unlicensed version upgrades outside of current license

- NO right-click to explore disk location of a program
- NO link to a program's website

- NO undo

- does NOT offer to install programs "clean", that is, turning off supplemental add-on installations

- does NOT control the language during installation ( one program offered non-English installation screens )

- does NOT install quietly,
- - needs user interaction for some programs, we can't "go away", and we need to toggle back and forth to catch programs waiting for user interaction to move them forward
- - some programs pop up info during installation, interrupting typing, then errantly grabbing keystrokes, thinking I was canceling the install, when all I was doing was trying to finish this review!

- HANGS on a program if user interaction is needed but cannot be provided ( iTunes asked for a file then vanished, but iObit Software Updater Pro 2.4 stayed on iTunes installation anyway ... and eventually moved on to the next program to install )

- NO integration with other IObit programs, such as offering to uninstall a program not wanted.

- does NOT control if installation is for current user or ALL users ( I have to manually move them after installation to ALL users, which is my preference )

- does NOT recognize some already installed programs

- one program installed and immediately it popped up and said a new version was available, so this does NOT get the latest version of some programs

- does NOT install supplemental programs needed by the program it is installing ( IOTransfer needs iTune/Apple USB drivers )

- fails to install Microsoft SilverLight, Adobe Air ( who cares ? )

- also failed to install Advanced-IP-Scanner, iTunes, Wise Care ... BUT it moved forward anyway to other installations, it did not hang waiting for a failed installation to be resolved, and that's good.

- no control over NOT installing it's own "nags", like all IObit programs, it installed scheduled tasks, so I run free Microsoft SysInternals [ AutoRuns ] to find and toggle off any automatic running of any programs.

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Conclusion: I like it ( ! ), it's like a bulldozer with no elegance, it just plows forward and installs whatever it wants any way it wants.

I use it in conjunction with:

- free Ninite. com installer
- Glary Software Update Pro ( not free )
- free UpdateMyPc. com
- various updaters in other IObit programs

... and in spite of all that, I prefer the self-updater in most programs, so I use all-purpose updaters like this just to let me know when to go and self-update other programs.

I look forward to v3, and v4 to incorporate remedies for the (mis)behaviors and missing features and benefits I have listed.

As always, thanks to the vendors for participating here and trading functional software for our feedback.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Peter Blaise, brilliant analysis, thanks. I am surprised at the negative votes your post has received. If you'd written something silly like, "Been waiting for an hour to receive registration details", or "Does not download", you would probably have received 10 upvotes :-)

Reply   |   Comment by kiwiboy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

If this programme automatically updates anything you got from GAOTD (they usually don't allow updates) will the programmes automatically revert back to free versions? If so it will be a waste of time as it would ruin any I have downloaded from GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Rabbit  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Rabbit, it would certainly ruin any I have downloaded from GAOTD. because it install paid versions
which revert all Yours GAOTD to 3 days - evaluation

Reply   |   Comment by Barak  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

In response to [ Rabbit ],

This is true of ANY licensed program where an upgrade is not included.

You can unselect and you can tell iObit Software Updater Pro 2.4 to ignore programs you have no license to upgrade.

Note: ALWAYS check OPTIONS first to turn off automatic actions.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#1

I have been using free versions of several iobit tools such as driver booster and uninstaller for years. I always had in mind to pay for the pro version but I always delayed this decision because I didn't really need them. So now, I just couldn't miss this opportunity.

Reply   |   Comment by jd  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)

jd, hi, is it better than the free version of sumo?

Reply   |   Comment by Sara Agai  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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