Software Updating

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R-Updater is a handy solution that helps you keep all of your software up-to-date with as little or as much user intervention as you'd like. R-Updater was created by R-TT as a lightweight alternative to the multiple software update programs that typically bog down a system's resources. R-Updater allows you to keep tabs on the latest major releases, beta versions and updates for all of your programs, regardless of the developer or distributor. Here's how it works:

  • Download R-Updater for free and install on your machine.
  • Launch R-Updater. The first time you run R-Updater, the software will automatically populate a list of your installed software.
  • Select the programs you'd like to update. You can select all or pick and choose which software updates to install.
  • Click "Update" to download the latest version.

It's as simple as that. R-Updater functions perfectly out-of-the-box without any tweaking of the default settings. R-Updater will run unobtrusively in the background when Windows starts and automatically notify you of new software updates when it's available. For advanced users, you can customize R-Updater's notification settings, schedule updates (daily, weekly, monthly or at each system startup) and configure R-Updater to work via a proxy.

As an added bonus, R-Updater also gives you access to the "Give Away of the Day," which lets you download full versions of commercial software for free. In this way, R-Updater not only keeps your existing software up-to-date, it also lets you expand your software library with new, useful programs that will increase your productivity. If you're only interested in updating your current software, you can simply disable Give Away of the Day notifications.

This program is absolutely FREE and requires no registration.

R-Updater Download Page R-Updater User's Manual

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  • More Secure - Keeping your software updated to the latest stable version is the best safeguard against viruses, security loopholes and other malicious attacks on your computer or network. R-Updater does this automatically for all of your installed programs so you'll never be caught off guard. As an additional layer of security, R-Updater automatically runs a virus scan on itself each time it's launched in order to check for corruption.
  • More Efficient - Most software distributors package their applications with their own software updaters. These run in the background-consuming resources and slowing your machine's performance-or only when the program is launched. R-Updater let's you monitor all of your programs for updates, patches and bug fixes with a single, lightweight process. R-Updater loads after all Windows processes are running to prevent slowing down your system startup and unloads itself from the RAM if no updates are found.
  • More Portable - R-Updater is also available in a portable version. Simply load it up on a removable media drive-such as a Flash drive or a USB thumbdrive-and run it directly from the media. No installation required; great for tech support teams.
  • More Flexible - Set up R-Updater to automatically update all of your software to the latest major release with as much or as little notification as you'd like. You can also choose to check for beta releases or manually add or omit programs to be checked for updates.
  • Giveaway of a Day: A daily updated link to a program which today is a freebie.
  • Automatic scan for programs to check for updates.
  • Manually added programs to check for their updates.
  • Automatic update check completely transparently for the user. You do not need to take any actions to check for new versions available for your installed programs.
  • Flexible notification. You may select if you want to be notified about all program releases, including beta versions, or major releases only.
  • Versatile scheduler. You may select check time individually for a program,or use default settings.
  • Flexible Internet connection settings: support for proxies or direct Internet connections.
  • Automatic check against virus infection of R-Updater.
  • Small system resource consumption: quiet start when all windows processes are already running to prevent delay in windows startup time and automatic unloading from RAM if no update has been found.
  • Manual search for programs that are not installed on your computer.
  • Smart info filtering with manual settings to display only that informationabout the programs you want to see.
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