One of the important steps for a fool-proof PC Security plan is regularly installing all the software patches released by your software vendor. It is important to understand that nothing is perfect in this world and software are no exceptions.

Howsoever care and meticulous planning is followed during the development of a software, chances are there are that there are bugs and security holes remained in the final version. Software vendors keep on identifying these holes and release software patches, which plug these holes.

It is upto the users to keep an eye on the availability of the software patch and ensure the downloading and installation of the software with the latest available release. Some software have features, which allow them to keep themselves searching for the availability of the latest patch. But others are not like that, and the user has to check for himself.

How to Patch Software Easily?

It is very difficult for an average user to check manually for the availability of the software patch. Thankfully, there are some specialized software and utlities, which maintain a list of installed software applications on your computer and keep on searching for the latest patches.

How FileHippo Update Checker helps you to Patch Software?

FileHippo’s Update Checker is one such utility, which does the job in a nice manner. It is a light-weight [just over 100kb] free utility, which you can download and start using.

The Update Checker works on any Windows PC running Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, ME or 98.
It requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is installed, which you may download directly from here, or the installer will prompt and download it automatically.


Another useful feature of FileHippo Update Checker is that it also allows you to decide whether or not to view Beta software.

A really useful Security Tool.

Download FileHippo Update Checker