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Giveaway of the day — SUMo Pro 4.5

Keep your PC up-to-date and safe!
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 116 (69%) 53 (31%) 88 comments

SUMo Pro 4.5 was available as a giveaway on September 4, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Recover forgotten PDF password with multiple configurations!

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 positive than others Update Monitors (according to users feedback).

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

KCSoftwares

Homepage:

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

File Size:

1.48 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#26

After 16 days… and the license is invalid. Are you kidding? Only 16 days?! The new version of sumo (5.x) says that the key is invalid.

Reply   |   Comment by viljo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

Upon starting it, where does it show this is the PRO version - it only shows v4.5 ?

Reply   |   Comment by drb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

On the very first software that this program tried to check, it gave an error message (Sever timeout. Please try later.) and then did no more checking.

Reply   |   Comment by Ira L. Jacobson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Never use a 3rd party software to get or install updates, patches, and drivers.. ONLY get them from the Software provider who made/make the software/hardware..

But hey if you want Spyware, Virus & etc. on your computer, or updates, patches, and drivers that will crash your Computer, then by all means go for it..

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

Jeff,
we see that you do not know how this program works. Nothing gets not installed without your knowledge - unless you operate your laptop with your eyes closed ;)

Reply   |   Comment by kilko  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Kyle,
Export to spreadsheet file doesn't work over here.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

Downloaded installed registered easily' Multiple issue with running this though. First, GOTD programs cannot be updated! Second, it told me that my Alps touchpad driver needed to be updated (NOT according to Dell, but Del's site is after all archaic) and the Alps site it redirected me to does not have ANY driver downloads. Third, it does not have it's own repository, and it redirected me to sites (this can be dangerous security risk) that installed 32 bit updates and I'm running 64 bit (Java, Glary- licensed!- and others) which deleted my 64 bit versions. I seriously recommend running a license key finder, and saving it to a file before running any updates that this recommends, or you may wind up with a free or trial version, and lose your paid version! Uninstalling, but thanks anyway, now I have to my backup to get my old versions. Caveat emptor!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#20

Make it work with Windows 10.00!

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

William Cameron, it works with Windows 10.
What's the error you get ?

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

WARNING !!

If You have GOTD software installed on Your PC, and update them, they will stop working and the updated version will ask for serial number or key ,which You must buy and pay for - otherwise You will loose all Your installed GOTD software.

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

This has been the case for many years with GOTD
The software companies think you're going to fall in love with their stuff and actually pay money for software you probably don't need.
But... there are a few programs, maybe 1 or 2, that were so good I broke down and bought them. One of them was Sublight - a subtitle software.

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

True!!! I installed a giveaway software before that automatically updates softwares. It updated all my giveaway softwares and now all of them requires a serial key to use all functions.

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

Roy,
You are right. Competing programs indicate whether the software they would like you to update is freeware, shareware or commercial. That way you would know not t update a particular software that will thereby become useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Ira L. Jacobson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

...I'm glad it has an ignor list. I like it. I will use this one TY...

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

Philip, great ! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

Downloaded and registered just fine. Initially I did not check 'deep scan' under settings and didn't get anything, but after checking said scan, there were several. However, some reults were worthless, such as Alps touchpad driver, which when I went to get was sent to the Alps corporate page that does not have any such driver downloads at all. This download only redirects you to a sites home page, where you may download an update- if you can find it!- for installing. I would seriously use a product key finder before installing anything, and create a key folder, as some software uninstalls the originals before installation, and then you are stuck with a trial or less useful program than a paid one! Also, remember that some updates are for GOTD programs which cannot be updated! Caveat emptor.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

have tried every way i can think of and two different browsers to download and it will not take the registration code, invalid. Uninstalled, re-installed still no good. Tried the giveawayoftheday suggestion, didn't work.

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

darr, please contact me directly : contact [AT] kcsoftwares.com and we'll work this out together.

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

Well I use Patch My PC it's free. https://patchmypc.net/ I don't work for theses guys or gain anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason St Pierre  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Jason St Pierre, have you compared with SUMo in terms of features & performance ?

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

I have this program from a previous giveaway. I only use the basic scan and then I get the updates myself if it's a program that I agree needs to be kept updated. I keep records of where to get updates on a USB drive with installation files and a text file of all the info pertinent to each program. (Separate text files for each program that I am keeping tabs on.) SUMO is very useful as a reminder. If my info becomes out of date, I can use Google and other resources online to search for new sites to update the program in question. I don't update my drivers but if I were to update the OS on my computer, then I would look at the computer manufacturer's website for information on what is needed. (In this case, Dell.) I do not recommend SUMO for driver updates.

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

Therese, thank you for using SUMo !!!

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

Easy way to nullify your GAOTD software. Some programs are known under one name but are saved under different name and can you remember hundreds of GAOTD software by name?

Reply   |   Comment by qwndt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

This is medical advice available in Internet.

Dangers of Self-Medicating (indiscriminately updating or changing device drivers)

Since an individual may use a substance (replace drivers) inappropriately, there are dangers associated with self-medicating (automatic driver updating). The National Institutes of Health (common sense) explains that individuals are not always responsible with the way they self-medicate (replace drivers unnecessarily) and they do not have the training to identify the underlying cause of their symptoms.

Depending on the situation, the risks associated with a medication (driver updating) can vary; however, there are some risks that are common to many individuals.

The risks that are associated with self-medication (automatic driver replacements) include:

Inaccurate diagnosis
Using inappropriate medications (driver updating) that cause side effects
Masking the symptoms of a serious condition
Delaying medical (technical) advice
Inaccurate dosage (software replacements) that leads to accidental overdose (hangouts)
Mixing medications (drivers) that are not safe to mix, which may result in legal (unnecessary) costs or health (malfunctions) concerns
Risk of abuse
Risk of developing an (driver replacement) addiction or several addictions

In the worst-case scenario, self-medicating (indiscriminately replacing drivers) can lead to severe health (malfunction) conditions or even (the computer) death.

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

Luis, there is NOTHING about drivers here ....

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

Luis, Haha, good point.

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

Luis, Love it. Very good analogy.

Reply   |   Comment by Timothy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

The most important message while computing:
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

Reply   |   Comment by Karel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Karel, it's not always true (bugs, security flaws,...)

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

Karel, i agree but only for drivers. softwares are ok to update.

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

Marcel, yes.

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

Karel, 'Bulls Eye', always said and forever true!!

Newer is not always better, be it driver or application.
Nowadays most pc users think that a new program update fixes all ills, but forget that it may introduce new ones due to new bugs or incompatibilities with other programs, etc.
Always back up your stuff before you upgrade and always upgrade one thing at a time. Today's software is just another tool, use it if you got the skill. Remember with a hammer you can built a cabinet or demolish the kitchen. So, always evaluate the suggestions of software like this (SUMo, DUMo, etc)........just my 2 cents.

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

soft user, thank you !!

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

On the website the Pro version supposedly has automatic updates.

One meaning of that statement could be that as you add programs to your computer SUMo updates the program list.

Another interpretation could be that the program list that is captured from your computer with the initial SUMo install stays static but the programs on the original list of programs continue to be polled for updates.

Still another interpretation is the software itself is updated so that as the list of programs that SUMo typically checks for updates grows the list of supported programs grow.

Or maybe bugs and features are corrected so that the program proper is updated.

One final interpretation is all of the above happens - and we know that ain't gonna happen. I do not think?

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

kc4cop, further elaboration:

The readme file states "No free upgrades to future versions". Of course that standard rhetoric.

The only way I could register the program was to use "giveawayoftheday" as a registered name. The readme file did not state this.

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

kc4cop, free upgrades in the 4.5.x branch BUT paid upgrades to 4.6.x or 5.x

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

kc4cop, this means automatic self update for SUMo (since it gets updated almost weekly)

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

No, THE most important thing is: BACKUP, BACKUP, and BACKUP.

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

Mike OD, you position is noted. Nothing profound but noted. But, what does that have to do with updates?

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

Downloaded fine,extracted all files but when I get to the open file box and click run,I'm getting an error box saying.
Unable to extract file in the temporary directory : Setup aborted Error 5 access is denied.
Can you help with this please ?

Many thanks

Mark

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

Mark C, are you still blocked ? Have you tried the portable zip version has a workaround (also accepts the GAOTD licence)

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

I will pass as I don't want the latest versions of a lot of the programs I have as they seem to get more bloated over time and so I get a lot of my programs from here.
http://www.oldversion.com/

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

ilikefree, there's an ignore list. I agree with you on one thing: I have many programs on my computer that are older versions, because the "latest" updates are nothing but bloatware.

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

CJ Cotter,

Can you give names of programmes where updates
are nothing but "bloats" Can't think of any !

Updates are important since they fix bugs
and often give new functions

You are free NOT to use the "bloat", if any

Tobiasson, Oslo, Norway, Europe

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Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Installed, registered and run on windows 10.
It found 3 updates on 136 recognised programs.
But I have just over 1,000 programs on my laptop!
So not very thorough for a PRO version.

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

By comparison FileHippo found 12 updates on 157 programs.
FileHippo is free and clearly better than Sumo Pro!

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

john,
Did you try to perform a update?
I installed the program in Win10-64 and a click on Update: nothing, nada . . .

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

Ootje, did it find your software ?

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

Kyle,
The GOTD-software did not do anything at the end.
No click, no website, no downloads

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

A video, made in Win10-64
https://ootjegotd.stackstorage.com/index.php/s/HyWdZA6Ns13fuBF

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

Ootje, what is your default browser ?

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

Kyle,
In Win8.1 and Win10 it is Firefox 48.
And in WinXP it is Internet Explorer 8.
The first test in WinXP the update worked fine.
In Win10 the update did not work.
And in Win8.1 the update did work.

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

Ootje, very weird !!! i'll investigate

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Hi everybody!

SUMO portable creates C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\KC Softwares\SUMo, where it stores six files.
I'd like to have only one folder, with all sumo files in it.

Thanks to GAOTD and kcsoftwares (Kyle)!

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

xilolee, thanks !
Portable will be fully "portable" soon :)

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

xilolee,

Thank you for the info. I have deleted my "portable" version of SUMO and the extra folder it created. A true portable program does not create these extra folders.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

gpc111, that's what i will improve !

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

Kyle,
Great. Come back here when you get that worked out. I will download and use the new and improved PORTABLE version

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Be careful with settings, with most giveaways you would opt for non-update because you could loose the license, if set to automatic you'll be sorry.

There also is a portable version available in the switchblade package so you can familiarize yourself with its powers.

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

lidl1, thanks !

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

Kyle, Speaking of updates, I have disabled update check on this program and it still attempts Internet access every time I open it. Why? I haven't even scanned yet so I cannot believe it's looking for updates for my computer since it hasn't even scanned yet so why is it asking for Internet access when I open it?

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Trying 2 b Helpful, Licence verification

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

What's the point? The most important software like Java, Flash Player, Browsers, Antivirus are updating automatically, and windows now can even download drivers via Windows Update!

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

Evgeny, yes but what about the others ? And here, you have the opportunity to find that there is an update BEFORE having to use the program, and to waste time installing updates when you do not plan to.

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

Software updates have a great many bug fixes and improvement including new features, aside from the usual security issue hole fixes. If you only use your system for surfing the net, or for facebook, and other 'social' scams, which are security holes themselves, and do not have any software that you actually use, then you're right. Why update them? But if you do, then updates are absolutely necessary!

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

Kyle, well, what do you mean by others? Like a new version of Audacity? Thanks, i can update what i need myself.

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

Mike OD, OK, i see your point.

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

This has been given away many times in the past https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/?s=Sumo feel free to check out previous ratings and comments, amazing how many version changes yet not one new feature or bug fix in all this time.

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

TK, what do you mean ? There have been PLENTY of upgrades and bug fixes since previous GAOTD version !
Check is out here : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/

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

Kyle, I was obviously going by the information published on the applications pages and the described features here and in other earlier version giveaways, you don't link to application specific change logs and the features described are the same from version 4 to this one.

May I suggest you split the http://kcsoftwares.com/bugs/changelog_page.php into seperate application specific change logs linked to from the respective applications individual pages and not burried multiple layers deep to get to it and then followed by excessive scrolling to find any specific programs change log?

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

TK, This is already possible (scroll down list at top/right of the form)

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

Kyle, it's not possible from the applications individual pages, no links to individual applications change logs, which leads to deductions that no changes were made, visitors should not have to trawl the deepest crevices of your site to find application specific version histories IMHO

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

I've been using Saleen Software's "Updater" [http://saleensoftware.com/Updater] for probably around 5 years now. It's a great program, free, but I'm not trying to sell anybody on it. I only mention it relative to the GOTD because while Updater's database of software entries is crowd-sourced and has over 90,000 entries I couldn't find similar relevant information regarding SUMo. I visited the kcsoftwares.com site but wasn't able to determine how they obtain their software versioning data, or how many programs they have data for. Perhaps a developer or company rep can weigh in?

In the meantime, I'll probably give SUMo a try, just to see how it measures up to the program I'm using now, but it's going to have to be extremely impressive to warrant replacing my current one-two punch of Updater + Secunia as my go-to tools for keeping abreast of software updates (and that includes commercial, freeware, and OS updates).

Whatever I decide (and I'll try to report back with my findings), I thank KCSoftwares and GOTD for the offering-- it looks like a legit app.

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

Robert Garofalo, your link is not working. I'd recommend to try SUMo is your case :)

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

Hi Kyle,
Sorry, that link doesn't work because the bracket on the end was appended to the URL.
Correct link: http://saleensoftware.com/Updater

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

The free portable version of this program is adequate enough and as it updates at least a couple of times a month, this paid version is going to have a very short lifetime on your computer.
Also works on my Windows 10 computer and laptop, which is not listed in the system requirements above.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Nigel, do you have more feedback to share on SUMo ?

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

Kyle,

What more do you want to know?
I used to use, and still do, "file Hippo", but SUMO notifies me of many more updates on the three rigs I use. Unfortunately it notifies of paid programs too which you don't always want to be updating. That said, you can hide those updates, but only until the next SUMo update, which is approximately every two to four weeks. Then, they re appear until you hide them again.
There must be some reason it updates so often, but that is beyond my understanding when such as "File Hippo" may not update in a couple of years, so anything you hide from notification there, stays hidden.

The free version doesn't give you a download link like the paid version, or "File Hippo" so you have to go to the program's download page. Also, as with AVG antivirus, or Process Lasso to name two in particular, it can notify you of an update availability before the actual vendor's program shows an update available.

Anything else?

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#1

I personally don't think that "up-to-date" is always a good practice. so I seldom update, or I check very carefully what's "new" before I do.
By this, my system doesn't have strange things happening, and I don't constantly in search for solution to problems.

Reply   |   Comment by adif  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

adif, I found that IObit screwed up my computer on win 7 pro 64 and have never used it since. So you have a valid point.

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

Yaknala, 100% of the problems are from windows auto-update. You had great system on the evening , come on next day and one software wont run and you can't continue your project.

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

Adrian, I've read that it's not possible to actually turn off automatic updates on Windows 10. There is a workaround but is a nuisance (install a wireless card and tell Windows you are on a metered Internet connection)...

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

adif: No-one should *ever* allow Microsoft to run automatic Windows Updates. No-one.

Microsoft counted on user gullibility so as to get Windows 10 installed on millions of computers whether the computer owners wanted the Operating System or not . . . and then having suckered 'em into accepting it, made it as difficult as possible for the user to reassert control of the machine she or he had bought with their own money by deliberately obstructing their ability to turn off automatic Windows 10 updates thereafter. (For those who would like to control Windows 10 rather than having Windows 10 control them, see note below.)

Windows Updates for computers other than those on Windows 10 should always but always be set to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. As to what to choose, simply copy the KB code number(s) that you see in the Updates list and copy 'em into any search engine. A host of reference resources exist out there on the 'Net which will tell you if a KBxxxxxxxxxx update you're being offered is fit for purpose (and if it's actually a genuine update rather than an advertising promotion in disguise, seeing as how after the snake-oil selling of Windows 10, Microsoft has lost the trust of countless computer users worldwide.) One such resource is:

https://www.askwoody.com

where the site's users flag up the latest updates and each KB is tested before you have to deal with it. This same resource also offers Update control guidance here:

https://www.askwoody.com/automatic-updates

Note: this is by no means the only reference resource out there.

As to today's offering, my own experience of this kind of software is that it can cause unnecessary headaches where older computers are concerned. Context is all, and where some happily-running computers are concerned, the latest isn't axiomatically the best for that machine, or that user.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

adif, When I used the IObit one from Shareware it was showing up on Heimdal as a bug. Itried to clean and clean, but I could NOT get the auto update from Windows. That just stopped and always failed.
Nothing to do with auto windows update.
It was just something that screwed up my whole system and took a few good things either away or made them not work. And yes I know it is a sister site to this one, but Heimdal is a good security system and they even checked it out for me.
Nothing I did could change the fact that auto updates or manual updates would be able to install.
So as far as I was concerned a complete flat and re-install all the systems minus Iobit.
That to me is a real pain in the rear end.......

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

adif, so well said!!

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

MikeR, always you give good advice and backup the rational of your opinion. Always looking forward to your comment......just like I used to for Giovanni, Asraf and some other ones from years past. Always wonder where Giovanni has gone !!!!!
See you next giveaway ;)

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

Yaknala, like MIKE OD said in his post "No, THE most important thing is: BACKUP, BACKUP, and BACKUP."

It has worked miracles for me since WIN 95 and the time I learned that a HIVE is not just for bees !!
Oh, and SAM wasn't only the name of a guy !!

So, GAOTD can we see some ACRONIS, PARAGON, EASUS, AOIMEI etc, etc, etc here some time soon !!
I am up to me eye balls with video converters and driver updaters ;)

Thanks !

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

MikeR,
Thanks for sharing.

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