The average computer has well over a hundred programs on it. Those programs get outdated and if you don’t keep up with the available updates for them, your system will be less secure, and you won’t be able to take advantage of any new features.
As you well know, some programs automatically alert you when there is an update available – programs like Flash, Java, and your anti-virus. But how in the world can you find out about all the other ones that don’t have similar alerts?
The answer is a free program called FileHippo Update Checker. Just run it periodically and it will tell you which programs need to be updated. And then it provides a link to immediately get each update.