PC users make sure that their computer has all the necessary software so that they don’t have to download one when needed. As the time passes by, the PC might have 100s of different applications. There are a lot of programs which are unable to update themselves automatically to the latest version.

If the program has a utility to upgrade itself, you’ll have to run this utility manually. Linux, the best alternative to Windows OS finds updates for the installed packages automatically. The OS also downloads updates for packages with a single click of a button. Windows OS doesn’t have such functionality.

It is important to update the software because the newer version of the application might be more secure and user-friendly. To help you out with this, Avira has introduced a free tool to update software on the PC. This tool is the 2nd new product from Avira. Earlier this month, the company had released Avira Phantom VPN software.

Features of the Avira Software Updater

The program’s main window flaunts a sidebar with three options, Overview, My Software, and Events. Below the sidebar, there’s a gear icon to open the settings panel.

The overview panel displays a large button to scan the PC for old applications. Users must click on this button to get started.

After it completes the scanning, Avira Software Updater will show a list of programs that needs your attention. It also displays a button to download the latest version of the program.

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Click on the button and wait for the installation to complete.

The My Software section of ASD lets users manage all the applications from a single interface. ASD categorizes programs displayed in this interface as monitored and unmonitored.

Avira Software Updater MS

Applications which are supported by ASD will appear under the Monitored section. Remaining programs appear in the Unmonitored section.

Avira Software Updater maintains a history of events that took place when it updated or removed any program.

Avira Software Updater Events

The Settings panel of ASD doesn’t have many options to configure. It boasts an option to change the default language of ASD from English to German.

Conclusion: The software update checker/installer from Avira is compatible with just a few programs. We can consider this as its biggest limitation. ASD has a neat UI. It doesn’t run as Windows service and has adverts, which appears immediately after the task to update software completes. Visit Avira to download the free version of this tool.


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