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Changes for v4.0.0.9 - v4.0.1.0

  • Video Guide
  • For more information on new features in this release, you can watch the following YouTube video: Patch My PC Home Updater – New Context Menu Options Per App
  • Improvements:
  • Application Checkbox Context Menu
  • The “Disable auto updating of this app” has been renamed to “Disable scanning for this app”. We will now completely skip scanning of the application when this is enabled. Previously, this setting would just not auto check the application if it was outdated and it would still be listed in the right textbox and the checkbox would be colored if installed.
  • Added a new context item to “Disable silent installation for this app“. This will allow more granular control compared to the global option to disable silent install for all applications that is currently available in the options menu.
  • Added a new context menu item “Disable auto updating for this app“. This setting will make it so Patch My PC Updater does’t auto check any outdated application on startup. The application will still be listed in the right textbox and the color for the installed status will show for the checkbox.
  • Application Grouping Hamburger Menu
  • Add a new item “Un-Check All Apps“
  • Added a new item “Check All Apps“. This setting is only visible when download only mode is enabled.
  • Application groups will now be colored based on the compliance for all apps within the group. This is be similar to the application grouping headers in the application list and how they are color coded by compliance. This will allow you to easily jump to outdated application groups from the context menu.

Changes for v4.0.0.7 - v4.0.0.9

  • Fixed
  • Adobe Flash ActiveX would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Java 8 x86 would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Java 8 x64 would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Microsoft Silverlight would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Firefox would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Firefox ESR would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Unchecky would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Skype would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
  • Improvements:
  • On Windows 10, Skype v8 checkbox will now be disabled since the desktop app is no longer available on Windows 10.

Changes for v4.0.0.1 - v4.0.0.2

  • Improvements:
  • Reduced the number of HTTP request required on initial start to download the latest definitions

Changes for v3.4.0.0 - v3.4.1.0

  • mprovements:
  • Improved detection for several apps and portables.
  • Improved “Auto Close Apps Before Update” feature.
  • Disabled (x64) Firefox/ESR on x86 machines.
  • Renamed “Plugins” to “Plugins + Runtimes”
  • Added Support for Google Earth Pro (x64).
  • Added support for following new apps:
  • IObit Malware Fighter
  • IObit Smart Defrag
  • IObit Uninstaller
  • Iolo System Mechanic
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool (Portable)
  • Vivaldi Browser

Changes for v3.2.5.1 - v3.3.0.0

  • Added support for following new apps:
  • 01 – Advanced IP Scanner
  • 02 – Angry IP Scanner
  • 03 – AS SSD Benchmark (Portable)
  • 04 – Avidemux (x86) & (x64)
  • 05 – Blender (x86) & (x64)
  • 06 – BOINC (x86) & (x64)
  • 07 – DesktopOK (Portable) (x86) & (x64)
  • 08 – DShutdown (Portable)
  • 09 – eM Client
  • 10 – Heidi “Eraser” (x86) & (x64)
  • 11 – Gpg4win
  • 12 – HostsMan
  • 13 – LibreCAD
  • 14 – Mumble
  • 15 – NVDA Screen Reader
  • 16 – OpenVPN
  • 17 – Panda Protection (Free Antivirus)
  • 18 – PrivaZer
  • 19 – Resilio Sync (x86) & (x64)
  • 20 – Rufus (Portable)
  • 21 – Tor Browser (Portable)
  • 22 – TreeSize Free
  • 23 – Ultimate Windows Tweaker (Portable)
  • 24 – UltraSearch (x86) & (x64)
  • 25 – WPS Office
  • 26 – XMedia Recode
  • Fixes:
  • Fixed apps list resizing scale.
  • Fixed the wrong extension of SpeedyFox.
  • Fixed Acrobat DC from not being auto checked with “DefaultApps.settings”.
  • Fixed “Dropbox Folder Sync addon” for being detected as outdated.
  • Fixed some wrong-sorted apps in apps list and skip list.
  • Fixed several mistakes in “DefaultApps.settings”, added missing apps & added the new apps.
  • Fixed error dialog “Desktop” not found when running under SYSTEM context
  • Improvements:
  • Added a download retry if the first attempt fails
  • Added “/NORESTART” switch to many apps to prevent them from a sudden restart and other improvements in switches.
  • Renamed “Google Drive” to “Backup And Sync”
  • Several minor improvements and fixes

Changes for v3.2.5.0 - v3.2.5.1

  • Minor bug fixes

Changes for v3.2.0.0 - v3.2.0.1

  • Added support for following new apps:
  • Advanced SystemCare
  • CrystalDiskInfo
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • FastStone Image Viewer
  • GlassWire
  • Logitech SetPoint
  • MusicBee
  • PDF-XChange Viewer
  • Unlocker
  • O&O Shutup10 (Portable)
  • Removed CrystalDiskMark Portable Edition.

Changes for v3.1.1.3 - v3.2.0.0

  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where a small number of apps would delete the wrong desktop shortcut
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5 or above is now needed to Run PatchMyPC.exe
  • Log is now located in %temp%\PatchMyPC.log
  • Improvements
  • Application closing improvements
  • You will now receive a YesNo message box in the foreground to close any conflicting processes before an update
  • During a silent install (/s or /auto switch) if an app process is running and the auto close apps is not enabled it will skip over the app and continue with the next app
  • Schedule improvements
  • You should no longer be prompted to download “Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll”
  • If you saved a schedule, the radio buttons for those options will be auto checked when re-opening PatchMyPC.exe
  • New option to enable or disable the scheduled task
  • New option to run whether user is logged on or not
  • New option to run ASAP if scheduled was missed
  • Now shows the command line for the scheduled task

Changes for v3.0.4.1 - v3.0.5.0

  • Fixed issues when installing CCleaner & Google Earth
  • Fixed “Revo Uninstaller” silent install
  • Fixed detection issues with: AIMP, Paint.NET, Foobar, MS Security Essentials, qBittorrnet, GOMPlayer & Windows Repair
  • Improvements in silent mode
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR will no longer get detected by Patch My PC
  • Added (64-bit) support for: Notepad++ & Free Download Manager
  • We are now signing using SHA1 and SHA2
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

Changes for v3.0.3.2 - v3.0.4.1

  • Fixed a bug where x86 machines may not detected updated application as green
  • What’s new in
  • 7-Zip would list 9.20 in the UI
  • Removed AVG Free
  • Added Firefox x64
  • Decreased the number of applications that may be incorrectly detected
  • Fixed some application shortcuts that wouldn’t delete desktop shortcuts is checked
  • Improved the search box
  • Increased the width of the application
  • Java 8 will now uninstall older Java 8 versions
  • Java 7 has been removed
  • Removed the Windows Update feature since Windows handles this updates
  • We will be focusing on adding more third-party applications
  • WinZip will only update if the same major version

Changes for v3.0.3.0 - v3.0.3.2

  • Minor bug fixes
  • What’s new in
  • Fixed an issue where Patch My PC would hang for 60 seconds if run with /s or /auto switch
  • Remove Any Video Converter due to their installer installing bloatware during a silent installation
  • Adds support for downloading more applications that support 64-bit installers
  • Other minor bug fixes

Changes for v3.0.2.5 - v3.0.3.0

  • Added the following applications
  • 360 Total Security
  • 8 Gadget Pack
  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adblock Plus for IE
  • AIMP 3
  • CamStudio
  • Calibre
  • Format Factory
  • Free Studio
  • Google Drive
  • Nvidia PhysX
  • Pale Moon
  • Process Lasso
  • Remote Desktop Connection Manager
  • Viber
  • Waterfox
  • WinZip
  • Wise Care 365
  • Wise Folder Hider
  • Wise Program Uninstaller
  • User Interface changes:
  • Added a new feature to specify the time for the scheduled task
  • Changed “Common Apps” to “Plugins”
  • Fixed the following bugs:
  • Fixed a bug that caused “Google Earth Pro” & “Google Earth Plugin” incorrectly detected
  • Fixed a bug when clicking check all may check disable applications
  • Fixed around 10 apps when if outdated they may be listed as updated & outdated and cause the message box about multiple apps installed to be displayed
  • Fixed a bug when Core FTP installs x86 edition on x64 Machine
  • Fixed a bug when iCloud fails to update
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Changes for v3.0.2.4 - v3.0.2.5

  • Minor bug fixes

Changes for v3.0.2.3 - v3.0.2.4

  • When choosing the “Disable silent installation of applications (Requires interaction)” in the options menu, the setting would not be retained after Patch My PC Updater was closed.
  • Application Detection Improvements
  • If there are multiple versions of a specific application installed with the latest version being installed, the application will also always show as Green in the Apps panel.
  • If there are multiple versions of a specific application installed with the latest version being installed and an outdated version installed, you will receive the following message in the update status “You might have more than one version installed of the program(s) listed in red. Please use the uninstall tab to uninstall the older version(s) of those programs.”
  • If there are multiple versions of a specific application installed, any outdated versions will still be shown as red in the Update Status textbox
  • Silverlight SDK may be detected as Silverlight
  • Picasa Uploader for Facebook may be detected as Picasa
  • PureSync may not be detected correctly

Changes for v3.0.2.2 - v3.0.2.3

  • Fixed an issue where LAME plugin for Audacity would be detected as Audacity
  • Added x64 support for CDBurnerXP
  • Added x64 support for FileZilla Client
  • Fixed an issue where 7-Zip would be detected as outdated on x86 based operating systems
  • TeamViewer now supports languages listed in the option menu
  • Fixed an issue where Firefox would not download in German

Changes for v3.0.1.4 - v3.0.2.2

  • Minor bug fix
  • What’s new in
  • Fixed a sizing issue on machines with low resolutions
  • What’s new in
  • Fixed a bug that may cause some applications to be detected incorrectly if the first number of the version is larger or smaller than the second
  • For example: version 10 would be seen as less than version 9 since 9 is larger than 1
  • Removed the startup feature due to Windows 8.1 compatibility issues and since there are tools built into the OS for startup functions
  • Fixed an issue with some applications being listed more than once in the update status tab
  • Update status will now list applications alphabetically
  • Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials checkbox if running on Windows 8 or higher
  • Fixed a bug that caused some applications to not be listed when clicking Re-Check software after performing any updates
  • Added a website tab for easy access to our website

Changes for v3.0.1.3 - v3.0.1.4

  • Added the following applications:
  • Driver Booster
  • PuTTY
  • TeraCopy
  • WinUAE

Changes for v3.0.1.2 - v3.0.1.3

  • Added the following applications:
  • eMule
  • jetAudio Basic
  • GOM Player
  • ownCloud
  • MP3Tag
  • Vuze

Changes for v3.0.1.1 - v3.0.1.2

  • Added the following applications:
  • Avant Browser
  • AVG Free 2015
  • SumatraPDF
  • TeamSpeak 3 Client

Changes for v3.0.0.8 - v3.0.1.1

  • Fixed a signing issue with version
  • What’s new in
  • Adds a feature to allow you to pre-check certain application by default see our FAQ page for more info
  • Adds a feature to create a desktop shortcut from the option menu
  • What’s new in
  • Fixed an issue where Patch My PC Updater may not fit on small resolution screens

Changes for v3.0.0.7 - v3.0.0.8

  • Improved the following:
  • When you choose “Don’t Update These Apps” in the option menu the application you select will now become read only in the applications list in the left panel
  • The “Apps to Install” and “Apps to Update” will now increment after each update is install and won’t wait till the end of the update process
  • Removed the following applications due to their installers install bloat ware during a silent install
  • Speccy (May install Google Chrome / Google Toolbar)
  • PowerISO (Would place a SP-Downoader.exe in the temp directory)
  • This file appears to be associated with Bloat Ware although the installer doesn’t install the file we are removing PowerISO

Changes for v3.0.0.6 - v3.0.0.7

  • Removed the following applications due to their installers install bloat ware during a silent install
  • Recuva (May install Google Chrome / Google Toolbar)
  • PDFCreator (Installed PDFArchitect)

Changes for v3.0.0.4 - v3.0.0.6

  • Added Classic Shell to supported applications
  • Fixed an issue where AutoHotKey may not display the correct version in the left panel
  • Fixed an issue where the following apps would not be listed as green when installed and up to date:
  • Audacity
  • Firefox
  • HWMonitor
  • KeePass
  • K-Lite Mega Codec
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Picasa
  • PotPlayer
  • Sony PC Companion
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • What’s new in
  • Added feature to allow you to export and import the options menu settings
  • If the exported PatchMyPC.settings file is in the same folder as PatchMyPC.exe, the settings will auto import when run. This will allow you to keep settings easily when running on multiple machines the a USB or network drive!
  • Fixed an issue where Flash Player Plugin may not be detected as installed

Changes for v3.0.0.2 - v3.0.0.4

  • Fixed few minor bugs
  • Added the following applications based on user feedback:
  • AutoHotKey
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit
  • Startup Delayer
  • Unchecky
  • What’s new in
  • Fixed an issue where the self-update feature may fail if you have the don’t delete application installers enabled
  • Patch My PC logo is now clickable in the banner and will take you to our homepage
  • Added Twitter icon in the banner that will link to our Twitter page
  • Minor UI changes in the update status area
  • Adobe Flash Player is read only on Windows 8 or higher since it’s built in and would fail on Windows 8 if selected
  • Added the following applications based on user feedback:
  • Any Video Converter
  • Java 8 x64
  • Java 8 x86
  • SUPERAntiSpyware

Changes for v3.0.0.1 - v3.0.0.2

  • Fixed a scaling issue where are of the program may be cut of if using a low resolution

Changes for v3.0.0.0 - v3.0.0.1

  • Fixed an issue where applications would not be detected on x86 machines in version

Changes for v2.6.0.9 - v3.0.0.0

  • Added support for Chrome x64
  • Added the following applications:
  • HotSpot Shield
  • PeaZip
  • Steam
  • Zoner Photo Studi
  • Added support for most applications to check if the their process is running before install
  • Adobe Flash Player ActiveX can no longer be checked on Windows 8 or higher since it would fail because it’s built into the OS
  • All applications will know have the option to always skip in the options menu
  • Fixed an issue where the self update may fail if the keep application installers was checked in the options
  • Fixed an issue where some application would be listed more than once in the Update Status
  • Fixed an issue where clicking Re-Check Software may result in an unhandled exception error
  • Fixed an issue with application detection for a few applications
  • Font changes
  • Improved support for higher DPI settings
  • Improved the user interface
  • Improved the search applications box
  • Other fixes and enhancements
  • New Logo
  • You can now cancel the update process rather than the entire application like in previous versions

Changes for v2.6.0.8 - v2.6.0.9

  • ##Fixed an issue with Flash 16 detection

Changes for v2.6.0.7 - v2.6.0.8

  • Minor changes as a result of a future hosting upgrade
  • This will resolve an issue where version and before will be unable to install windows updates in the near future

Changes for v2.6.0.6 - v2.6.0.7

  • Fixed a few minor bugs
  • After performing an application install and clicking Re-Check Software you may receive an unhandled exception
  • Other minor bugs
  • Improved logging for the download and installation
  • Improved the icon quality

Changes for v2.6.0.5 - v2.6.0.6

  • Removed Avast Free Antivirus due to their installer installing bloat ware
  • Fixed bug where you would receive the error “Unable to verify download URL” when the option “Keep content after downloading” was checked if the update was previously downloaded
  • Will no longer auto scroll to the bottom if you have a lot of applications listed as updated/outdated when the application is first opened
  • Removed InPaint since it is no longer a free application

Changes for v2.6.0.4 - v2.6.0.5

  • The keep content after exiting would not keep checked after closing the application
  • Clicking Re-Check software would not list anything in version
  • Re-Check software will now also list updated applications
  • The Update Status should now auto scroll as updates are being installed
  • Defraggler has been removed since the slim version is no longer available and the standard version auto installs Google Toolbar and Google Chrome

Changes for v2.6.0.2 - v2.6.0.3

  • Adds support for Flash Version 15
  • Fixed some detection issues with 2 applications

Changes for v2.6.0.1 - v2.6.0.2

  • Adds Facebook icon in the banner
  • Added the Apps up to date and the Installed Apps both in the banner

Changes for v2.6.0.0 - v2.6.0.1

  • Fixed an issue where is some cases all applications would receive “Fail to verify download URL” message

Changes for v2.5.0.0 - v2.6.0.0

  • Adds the following applications
  • CPU-Z
  • Daemon Tools Lite
  • HWMonitor
  • Inpaint
  • K-Lite Mega Codec
  • Nokia OVI
  • Nokia PC Suite
  • Origin
  • Pot Player
  • qBittorrent
  • Samsung Kies 3
  • SandBoxie
  • Sony PC Companion
  • Uplay
  • WinAMP
  • OpenOffice and LibreOffice may be detected incorrectly
  • IrFanView would always fail to download
  • Silverlight would install x86 version on a x64 OS
  • Fixed some other applications that may not have been detected as installed or outdated
  • Fixed an issue where Patch My PC would not auto close when using the /s switch
  • Fixed an issue where the languages would not apply
  • Added support for x64 versions of
  • WireShark
  • SMPlayer
  • VLC Player
  • 7-Zip
  • PowerISO
  • Other bug fixes

Changes for v2.4.0.3 - v2.5.0.0

  • Fixed a detection issue with Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Changed in the user interface
  • The Other Apps will now include the version
  • Other Apps will now be green if they are installed and up to date
  • Fixed minor bugs

Changes for v2.4.0.2 - v2.4.0.3

  • Fixed issue with Flash 14 detection

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