Keeping up with all the software updates is a pain.
Fortunately, there’s a good, free tool that helps to notify us that security updates are available for a lot of our software, and can even do many of the updates we need. The program focuses on security updates, not operational updates, bug fixes, etc. — security updates.
It scans on a scheduled basis to see if there are updates available. If there are, its icon in the Windows Notification Area (bottom right-hand corner of the taskbar) turns red. Double-clicking on the icon will open the program and display the programs, most significant updates shown first.
In my case, the Secunia Personal Software Inspector is checks for security updates to 120 installed programs. Secunia PSI often alerts me that an update is needed.
I have a couple items that I only occasionally fix because (a) they are available only on my computer and are blocked from network computers and (b) they are sub-packages of a web development tool, so I usually update them when I update it.
Sometimes I have to do the update manually (especially with Adobe updates) but I’m happy with this helpful program.
The last time I wrote about Secunia Personal Software Inspector was my review in September 2012, which you can read here Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0 Review