Update Checker (Freeware)

The Update Checker program is an application that monitors and checks for updates that are installed in the computer. Once installed in the computer, the program adds an icon to the system tray. To check for updates, users can simply mouse over the icon and a number will appear. This number pertains to the number of available updates found for the applications installed in the system. For a more in-depth view, users can click on the icon and the Update Checker will open in a web browser window. Users can then determine which applications need to be updated. Users can choose which updates to download and install on the computer.

The Update Checker application checks for updates for thousands of  programs including browsers and plugins, security programs, chat and messaging applications, desktop utilities, and many more. However, not all programs are supported by the software. Users can also visit the website ( to see a list of all the supported programs and the new updates for them.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 must be installed on the computer in order for the program to run. Update Checker can be used by both beginners and advanced computer users.