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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    yrs back on my older computer i have a free software that would go through my computer
    and find everything that needed updated and update for me.
    is there a said free program that does the same for windows 10 that i can trust?
    its gotta be idiot proof. :agreed:
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member

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    I think those 3rd party programs were proprietary to the computer you have purchased.
    Maybe?
    My Dell, Acer and Lenovo had that stuff.

    You may be able wo set up Windows to do the same, I think.
     
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    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

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    Dogs of Doom >>> Moderator <<< Staff Member

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    2 things to think about...

    *programs these days let you know when upgrades are available & usually push for you to update.

    *programs that supposedly manage upgrades on everything are more malware than utility.
     
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    We should be in control of this, but alas, seems like it is never going to happen. WE ARE HANDCUFFED!!!!
    I bought a phone
    I got the OS upgrade
    NOT THE PHONE I BOUGHT Samsung! (where's the nuke button!) :redface:
    I feel better that I have complained about what everybody else complains about. Never ends well with software. lol:rofl:
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Either learn how to do it yourself, or pay the kid down the block to do it.

    Anything free you can find that does this is a virus.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    the kid down the street is a asshole.
     
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    I have a good one called Avast but there is a small fee for it. Have been using it for years with no issues at all.
     
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    It's a touchy thing, Rick. Like what was said, the manufacturer could provide this based on the software they preinstalled for you.

    Software that would go through your programs and know they need an update would require some sort of code hack. It's not right. Turn on automatic Windows updates - it will probably load a bunch of shit then tell you it wants to reboot. These are the important system DLLs, drivers, etc., that are (debatably) important to update.

    From there, open your favorite programs and download a new one if you want, and if they don't have an auto-updater. Virus scanner is really the only important one aside from Windows itself. It should do this when you run it these days, or you can click the "Check for update"/"Update" option there somewhere.

    Don't fall for the "update" word so easily because unless your software was not working before, it's kinda optional - do you want the new version or no?" is kinda what it boils down to.

    Windows updates are debatable since it remotely possible for it to jack something up itself. All in all, it's best to go with them.

    "UPDATE" is another fear tactic to sell, sell, sell, so don't bite in so hard. Was the computer just perfect back when you last used it last, or just fine? Plus, it's not Windows 98 were talking here.

    Window updates 'on' by typical convention, I'd say.

    "Update" does not mean your computer was previously ...broke.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i update windows on the regular by myself, its all the extra shit
    that needs updates, drivers, etc.
    as for virus shit Windows Defender sucks. never finds shit but i know there
    are bad things on here adware, spyware, virus type shit.
    i need a new computer. this turd is old.
     
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    I use Norton 360 & Norton Utilities on all my PCs.
    Multi-user license that covers all my stuff & the 3 kid's stuff.
    (the X uses Apple, so she's on her own)
    Works great, does all kinds of stuff, but it's not even close to being free.
    You get what you pay for - free shipping isn't free.
     
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    All you mentioned is in the Windows update. Stop downloading porno. Lol.
     
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    I have heard that you can give the Geek Squad at Best Buy around $125 a year and they will fix your PC as much as you need. That’s a high price in my book but if you need that kind of help, it might be something to consider.
     
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    Drivers shouldnt need updating if things are working fine. Use Malware Bytes and /or Bit defender or such for virus and spyware. Even the free versions do actually work well.
    Done. Don't need a new computer unless it is ancient hardware.
     
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    my Dad had Avast installed & it was a virus infested POS...

    I think it, as being a so called internet condom, has vulnerabilities of it's own & can take on mal-ware easily.

    Now watch, this post will be a spam magnet...
     
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    I guess I'll do it...

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    :band:
     
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    Yeah, who knows? All I know it has protected me for almost 4 years even when going to some peculiar sites and still no issues. Maybe he had the free or low end version, but then again nothing is 100% these days.
     
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    Its called Windows Update and its part of Windows10 and free.
     
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    I told you before load Ubuntu Linux on it will give it a new life. :yesway:
     

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