How to Bulk Update Your Windows PC Apps, meet PatchMyPC

Patch My PC is a portable and reliable utility designed to check your system against the current version of Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Mozilla Firefox, Oracle Java, Apple Quicktime, and more!

When started PatchMyPC will scan for outdated software automatically. If software is outdated it will show as Red, if it’s updated it will show as Green, and if it’s not installed it will show as black.

There are also many optional updates that can be installed with PatchMyPC. You can install optional updates by checking the checkbox in the optional software. Optional software should only be installed if you want the software and it’s not currently installed.

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PatchMyPC Updater Release Notes:

What’s new in 3.0.0.0:

Fixed an issue where applications would not be detected on x86 machines in version 3.0.0.0
What’s new in 3.0.0.0:

Added support for Chrome x64
Added the following applications:
HotSpot Shield
PeaZip
Steam
Zoner Photo Studio
Added support for most applications to check if the their process is running before install
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX can no longer be checked on Windows 8 or higher since it would fail because it’s built into the OS
All applications will know have the option to always skip in the options menu
Fixed an issue where the self update may fail if the keep application installers was checked in the options
Fixed an issue where some application would be listed more than once in the Update Status
Fixed an issue where clicking Re-Check Software may result in an unhandled exception error
Fixed an issue with application detection for a few applications
Font changes
Improved support for higher DPI settings
Improved the user interface
Improved the search applications box
Other fixes and enhancements
New Logo
You can now cancel the update process rather than the entire application like in previous versions
What’s new in 2.6.0.9:

Fixed an issue with Flash 16 detection
What’s new in 2.6.0.8:

Minor changes as a result of a future hosting upgrade
This will resolve an issue where version 2.6.0.7 and before will be unable to install windows updates in the near future
What’s new in 2.6.0.7:

Fixed a few minor bugs
After performing an application install and clicking Re-Check Software you may receive an unhandled exception
Other minor bugs
Improved logging for the download and installation
Improved the icon quality
What’s new in 2.6.0.6:

Removed Avast Free Antivirus due to their installer installing bloat ware
Fixed bug where you would receive the error “Unable to verify download URL” when the option “Keep content after downloading” was checked if the update was previously downloaded
Will no longer auto scroll to the bottom if you have a lot of applications listed as updated/outdated when the application is first opened
Removed InPaint since it is no longer a free application
What’s new in 2.6.0.5:

The keep content after exiting would not keep checked after closing the application
Clicking Re-Check software would not list anything in version 2.6.0.4
Re-Check software will now also list updated applications
The Update Status should now auto scroll as updates are being installed
Defraggler has been removed since the slim version is no longer available and the standard version auto installs Google Toolbar and Google Chrome
What’s new in 2.6.0.4:

The disable auto update feature would be ignored for Patch My PC self updater
HWMonitor Pro would be incorrectly detected
Potplayer, µTorrent, WinDirStat, Sony PC Companion, Yahoo! Messenger may not be detected correctly
Skype would say it failed to install even when it was installed successfully
KeePass version would not display the latest version in the other apps
Added an option to not delete the update cache folder
What’s new in 2.6.0.3:

Adds support for Flash Version 15
Fixed some detection issues with 2 applications
What’s new in 2.6.0.2:

Adds Facebook icon in the banner
Added the Apps up to date and the Installed Apps both in the banner
What’s new in 2.6.0.1:

Fixed an issue where is some cases all applications would receive “Fail to verify download URL” message
What’s new in 2.6.0.0:

Adds the following applications
CPU-Z
Daemon Tools Lite
HWMonitor
Inpaint
K-Lite Mega Codec
Nokia OVI
Nokia PC Suite
Origin
Pot Player
qBittorrent
Samsung Kies 3
SandBoxie
Sony PC Companion
Uplay
WinAMP
OpenOffice and LibreOffice may be detected incorrectly
IrFanView would always fail to download
Silverlight would install x86 version on a x64 OS
Fixed some other applications that may not have been detected as installed or outdated
Fixed an issue where Patch My PC would not auto close when using the /s switch
Fixed an issue where the languages would not apply
Added support for x64 versions of
WireShark
SMPlayer
VLC Player
7-Zip
PowerISO
Other bug fixes

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