How to Keep Third-Party Softwares Updated on Windows

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On February 16, 2015
Last modified:August 21, 2016


This lightweight app can help you keep your third-party windows software up-to-date. It can download and install updates with just a single click.

Windows update provides software updates of Microsoft windows and other important drivers but it does not provide updates for third-party softwares. To keep them up-to-date you generally have to check for updates manually and honestly it is a time consuming and a tedious task.

Let’s consider a situation where you have 50 third-party softwares installed on windows computer like IDM, WinRAR, Firefox etc. It will be very difficult to check for updates manually. Instead of this you would prefer if it can be done automatically. So in this post we are going to discuss on keeping your third-party softwares updated on windows.

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Steps to Keep Third-Party Softwares Updated on Windows

  1. Download FileHippo App Manager.
  2. Install and run it.
  3. Now it will search your computer for installed softwares and their respective versions & then it will send this data to FileHippo server for analysis.
  4. Wait for few seconds while it open browser and show available updates.
  5. Then click on the download button to download the desired updated software.

Note : It will also show available beta updates. To disable this, open FileHippo App Manager. Click Settings -> Results and tick Hide beta versions.

Now as always let’s compare pros and cons for FileHippo App Manager:


  • Lightweight app, approximately around 800KB.
  • Very fast and effective.
  • One stop for most third party software updates.
  • Available for free.


  • Available updates need to be downloaded manually. No automatic download or installation setting available.

Update: In the latest release, software updates can be downloaded through the app. And after download completes, setup will be launched automatically.

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