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SUMo 4.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — SUMo 4.2

Keep your PC up-to-date and safe with SUMo Pro!
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 156 (46%) 181 (54%) 67 comments

SUMo 4.2 was available as a giveaway on December 27, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$53.32
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A slideshow creator with videos, pictures and audio files.

Keep your PC up-to-date and safe by using the most recent version of your favorite software - SUMo (Software Update Monitor). Unlike built-in auto update features, SUMo informs you about available updates before you use your software.

Key features:

  • Automatic detection of installed software;
  • Detects required updates/patchs for your software;
  • Detects required drivers update (requires DUMo);
  • Filter/authorize Beta versions (user setting);
  • Ignore list: only tracks software YOU want to track;
  • More compatibility and less false positives than others Update Monitors (according to users feedback).

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

KC Softwares

Homepage:

http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?sumo

File Size:

6.1 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#18

What version is this?
I am running version 4.2.4.297 freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by Ronald W  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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Ronald W

Kyle, the designer, says this serial number works for v4.2.x... but not v4.3.x... when it comes out.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

its a load of rubbish nothing but a search engine that does not automatically fix missing drivers etc you have to pick the drivers from a list and add the type of software running in the computer to download the right software its all a joke really oh im missing a driver which then you have to download DUMO then select the driver to be updated then it downloads it to win zip then you have to download it again in win zip then wants you to join the pro version then when you go to download it in win zip windows does not recognise the file type and wont open anything. what a pathetic software no wonder it's free. deleted it in 5 sec after....

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

paul
What the problem you got with Zip file ? I can't reproduce the issue.... maybe problem on your system's side ?

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

If you have many GOTD software, you will know by now, how to manually go into the settings or configuration to turn OFF automatic updates. Because that would usually make your giveaway software into a Trial of the New version.
In other words, you do NOT want updates.

If you have many freeware, the software will prompt you that there is a new version available for download.
No problems there, if you wish to download and use the new version.
However, sometimes the new version is not suitable for your OS. If you are using XP and the software developer stops supporting XP, and their new versions only work with Windows Vista, 7 and beyond.
Once again, you may NOT want updates in some cases, even for freeware.

If you have many paid original software that you bought and used, the software will prompt you that there is a new version available. However, those are almost always NOT free. You are just tempted to use the Trial and if you like it, buy the new version.
Or buy the "Upgrade" package from old paid software to new version of paid software.



Being paid software, in rare cases, they offer updates for a period of time, say 1 year. These are updates, not NEW versions. They make minor changes to correct program coding bugs. The paid software will prompt you for "Updates" within the 1 year period.
Once again, no need for an automatic update prompting software like Sumo.
Please note that due to commercial realities, sometimes the "New" version is crippled, compared to the old version that you like very much. This really happens. I remember the rotten Sidekick 98. It was much inferior to Sidekick 97. That is what happens when the company is sold.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

ric
If it is a giveaway the manufacturer should have disabled update function by default. How hard could it be to change that in the code ? Not hard at all.

I can still find NEW software for Windows 9.x, ME and 2000, they are few but still possible to find. By this i will say that many system requirements described are not the full truth. XP is still being supported even if it doesn't say so in the system requirements. That is my experience. You have to try to know though.

Nobody force You to upgrade to a newer operating system or to a newer software if You like it.

Reply   |   Comment by Steffo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Win10 64bit Home. Well what a waste of time that was. Did the whole download and install. Ran it and then Update. Nothing. There were a lot of programs that I have that were upgrades that cost me money. These programs are not needed. So ignored them. Tried to click on Update and it just sits there. Nothing. Uninstalled it. Avast updates what I need. Yes I tried the Lite.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Suzanne
Known bug : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=3390

Will be fixed in tomorrow's update !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Kyle
Fixed !!

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

The program won't accept my choices of options. It says that I need to register the program, even though GAOTD installer says the program installed correctly. What am I missing?

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Therese S.
Looks like the only thing I can't do is use the developers' website option, which I would prefer. There is one thing I really like about this software which makes it a keeper for me: It tells me where it found the software on my computer. Looks like I have some duplicate installations to deal with! (Not my fault, seems that other programs are also installing some apps that i already have elsewhere.) Since the developer option isn't available, I think I'll use this as an aid rather than as a tool for updating.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Therese S.
Please check for exact copy paste of BOTH name and serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Therese S.
PRO version also brings automatic self-update for SUMo

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kyle
I don't see anything in the program showing it was registered and I deleted the folder that I got originally so I guess it didn't register properly and now I'm SOL?

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I have always uses Secunia PSI and it works well for me.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

John
SUMo does it much better :)
Secunia is limited to system critical patches, while SUMo addresses general software too.

Give it a try !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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Kyle

Secunia PSI, when it works ( a 50/50 proposition in my experience ) is fully automatic, no user input needed, ever, running in background forever updating as needed.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise
Yes, but not doing the same mission :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

What I'd like to know is how many visitors to GAOTD are freelancers or self-employed like myself? The reason I ask is because I'm a freelance developer and technical support specialist, and I'm almost finished developing a stand-alone Windows app for tracking my own billable time and expenses. I might add that it's not just a simple timer, it's a full-blown time logging app that stores full business contact details with lots of places to store project details and notes pertaining to jobs. I'm seriously considering offering it as a GiveAway on this site, mainly to get useful feedback and critique. Please reply below if you might be interested in seeing a product like this as a GiveAway so I can get a sense of how much interest exists. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Justin Alias
Yes, go ahead !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Justin Alias
I like the idea very much - any ideas as to how soon it might be developed?

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Powder_Skier
My goal is to finish it before the end of this year (which leaves me with 4 days), but I doubt I'll make that target mainly because I'm trying to think of every possible detail before releasing it, as well as ensuring it's bug-free. I would think sometime in January of 2016.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Justin Alias
Great ! See you sson on GAOTD :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I use UNCHECKY sits in the background helps save you installing unwanted bundled software. Certainly saved me a few times.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Newell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Michael Newell
Great !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#10

Does not work for me, and filehippo is free and does all !?

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mick
Filehippo only leads to filehippo and detect less software than what SUMo does.
Give it a try !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Why is practically every GiveAway a system tune-up suite, a photo effects editor, or an iPod/iPhone salvage utility? I'd like to see other types of software here, something like business related software.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#8

Do not be misled by Sumo 4.2 we just uninstalled it. It will look through your system to find outdated software but it will not find that software for you, it sends you to the internet to find the correct software and it also does not offer an option to install that software for you. the only thing it does is locate the out of date sofftware. iobit software not only fins what software is out of date but will also find the software for you and install it, all for a lower price then Sumo.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

dave
SUMo will not deploy any installer without user control (unlike some competitors)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

dave
Indeed Dave. I didn't even take the time to download a program that can't even compete with Iobit's ability to back up found programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

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Jim

IObit does NOT backup drivers for use by YOU via System Properties, only for use by their program.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Peter Blaise
Really? That's pretty amazing when GOTD just featured Iobit's Driver backup no more than 2-3 months ago. It backed up any and all of my drivers in one sitting.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

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Jim

Have you restored using Device Manager?

IObit encodes their own "backup" for their use only.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

I have downloaded the update, the options NORK: sumo_nork.exe
And asked virustotal to do a scan; not a single remark about a virus:
https://www.virustotal.com/nl/file/00f62153f3a62fed98d0b36e99a5b61c490d1fe21791a5a092617ad41cc78919/analysis/1451229357/

Unfortunately: the program does not work properly.
It did a scan:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nqhx7ql2vhdpnms/Win10UpdatesOphalen.png?dl=0
Nice, but a click on Update : nothing.
Somehow sometime it opened the site of SUMo:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qpfr0x1hbjmsf0/Win10-SiteZonderDownload.png?dl=0
But not a single file to download.
Just sites, generated by Google.

And sometime the list of updates was different:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/na7owss2i98caba/LijstVolgorde.png?dl=0

This test was done on a WinXP and a Win10.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Ootje
"Nice, but a click on Update : nothing."

Known bug : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=3390

Will be fixed in tomorrow's update !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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Ootje

Same here or less on SUMo v4.2.4.297 -- click [ Update Software ] and nothing happens, even when options set to check [ Developer official web site ] ...

... at least it's an exhaustive list of what can be updated manually, and lists can be exported for interpretation and comparison.

Other:

-- it doesn't understand the difference between and update and an UPGRADE -- v9 to v15 of something is an UPGRADE, not an update, v9.1 to v9.2 is an update.

-- can't reorganize columns (but can sort by each column, that's nice )

-- it will check my archive [ C:\Install, C:\i386 ] directory to tell me if my reference re-installers are out of date -- cool ( tell options to scan C:\ or thumb drive or wherever )

-- you can add network computers, too, but it gets messy to combine computers, but is useful to COMPARE computers where you think they are identical but are troubleshooting, or wonder why a feature works on one and not the other ( tell options to show installed directory so you can tell the computers apart ).

-- is it NOT OS-level aware, so it may recommend an upgrade that won't work.

How do people compare this to Belarc, FilePuma Updater, FileHippo Updater, IObit ASC/Driver Update ( that include software ), and Maxthon App Updater?

Has anyone tried the giveaway serial number on an older version that MAY auto-update?

I find all tools by Kyle/KC useful ... just in never ending evolution ... and that's a good thing, right?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Peter Blaise
Thanks for your feedback !
I hope you will enjoy v4.2.x :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#6

Most of the software installed checks for updates by itself and could be dangerous if you have software installed like GAOTD where you are not suppose to update it because it will become paying software and or cease to work. Not a must have software, therefore, will not install it.

Reply   |   Comment by Corry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Corry
The Description says that you can enter a list of programs that you don't want to check.

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Corry
Since it won't actually find or install any updates to a programme, just informing you there is an update available, it should be safe with GOTD programmes. But then, since I already have FilePuma, which will go and find updates, I don't think it is very useful.

I didn't realise it didn't even find the updates when I installed it (being careful to click "Decline" when that tightly-spaced, convoluted PuP "IRrelevant Knowledge" came up for acceptance).

Frankly, I seem to have too many limited-use programmes from GOTD, which I use only once in a blue moon, so I will just uninstall it.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

Downloaded SUMo with high expectations. Had that software on a previous computer, and it did a fine job.

Reply   |   Comment by Ike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Ike
Thanks !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#4

I'm using this soft for quite some time and it is a good program!
A good antivirus even free (Avira for example) will delete without problem Open Candy and the other dirt before installation (you can also simply decline the offer).
On the other hand, as others say, a good read on their site will teach you that there is a version free and portable which "does not contain any sponsor"!
For my part, I still have reproaches to make which are not take into account :
- offers an update for himself while the latest version is installed;
- re-offers regularly updates excluded.

Reply   |   Comment by Belga  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Belga
Would you please contact me for the 2 reproaches (using KC softwares contact page).
I'd like to understand this better in order to fix this asap.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#3

Lots of misinformation with today's giveaway (from both publisher AND users).
1) No, SUMo does NOT contain OpenCandy. The publisher is correct in stating that.
2) Yes, SUMo DOES contain Relevant Knowledge. The publisher conveniently neglects to mention that in his reply.
3) Relevant Knowledge is optional. During the install procedure, the user is asked whether to include this. Simply saying "No" is all it takes. The installation proceeds, without Relevant Knowledge.
4) If you missed step 3, it's easy to get rid of Relevant Knowledge. Just go to Windows "Programs and Features" and tell it to uninstall Relevant Knowledge.
5) Just like any other GAOTD software, you need to register/activate the software. So don't complain that you don't have the "Pro" version, if you haven't done that!
6) Unfortunately, the software publisher fails to include the "Pro" title in the Help-About menu. The only way to know that you've got the Pro version is that you don't see a little box suggesting you upgrade to Pro.
7) The version in this giveaway is not the latest. A new version was published December 19. I presume these giveaways are organized a couple of weeks in advance. The solution is simple: just say "Yes" when it offers to update!

There you have it. This is top quality software, given away for free today. Take the time to read before jumping to unwarranted conclusions.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Bruce Fraser
Thank you !

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

it keeps up to date software on your pc.
does it mean that it will share information about the software one have with their own website, whom else.?

what information about pc/ software does it collects, serial numbers ?

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

frank : only shares version numbers to update the database. No personnal / hw info is collected.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Informs you of available updates for software on your PC:
Any half decent software does this when you launch it and has the option to turn that off. I do not want or need a "Launch at boot" program that constantly monitors and uses resources.
For it to detect required drivers update it requires DUMo which is a freeware program by the same company.

I'll pass on this but will get today's game.giveawayoftheday.com's game for my wife.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

SoftwareJunkie
both Sumo and Dumo are freeware! the pro version just does a version check and can update itself.... which any software worth its salt should do anyway... it's not like you are not allowed to get the latest versions yourself and install them manually! As I understand it funding comes from successful RK installs... so not strictly freeware more sponsored-ware

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

TK
PRO version brings additional functions. Check on KC Softwares page.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kyle
From your page... for SUMo PRO
"•Automatic self-update (PRO only)
•Direct access to software developper's web site (PRO only)"

Which sofware developer? SUMo's developer or proposed software updates developers?
And standard T&C for giveawayoftheday.com is no entitlement to future free updates.

For DUMo Pro:

"Enhanced performances"

"Priority Support"

unspecified "Enahanced performances" means nothing in the real world, if something is really enhanced and not just deliberatly crippled in the free version name it and don't be so vague and non-comital! And standard T&C of giveawayoftheday.com is no entitlement to technical support from software vendor.

Neither Pro version adds any significant features that are applicable to users of Giveawayoftheday.com according your website! And neither offer any concrete enhancments for anyone else either, again according to your website. If you want our perception to be different, change your website and describe these "PRO version brings additional functions" more fully so they might seem worth paying for let alone calling them PRO features!

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

TK
Updates within the 4.2.x branch will be free for GAOTD users (update to 4.2.5, then 4.2.6, ...), but not jump to 4.3.x. At that time, GAOTD user will be able to remain on 4.2.x (no forced update to 4.3.x)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Kyle
And when this additional entitlement has expired the product effectively reverts to the free version which anyone can download, preferable with the RK removed lite installer (the installer is lite not the installed program, its the normal free version....) personally if I was concerened about software updates and did not mind being nagged about the latest update or abandoned program I'd use something free and comprehensive like Belarc Advisor.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

TK
Yes, will revert to the "free" version of SUMo (if you decide to update to v4.3.x).
Then, since automatic update will no longer be available, you'll have to manually install the lite installer (with NO sponsors)

PRO version automatically installs lite installer (no sponsor neither proposed nor installed)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

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Kyle

v4 to v5 is an UPGRADE.

v4.anything to v4.anything is an UPDATE.

There is no need to reinvent pre-existing terminology ...
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Peter Blaise
Depends on software/company... there's no universal definition, as there is no 1 universal versionning system.

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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