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    Is there a single place that lists the current recommendations ?

    Things like the Security Baseline, the PC Fixing Toolkit and the Standalone Flashdrive Programs listings are really useful but potentially vary over time as new versions are released etc.

    Trying to find the latest list of recommendations seems to entail re-reading loads of old articles which is usually interesting, but sucks up time.

    Can there be a nice button on the home page that takes the reader to the most recent updates of these lists ?

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    I use FileHippo.com Update Checker (upper right hand corner of window) to check on updates for my apps.
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    FileHippo Update checker didn't find all my programs, not nearly.

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    Secunia PSI may be worth a look......
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    Exclamation My point was not which Upgrade Checker is best...

    FWIW, I use Secunia and it seems fine but I have a pretty simple setup.

    However, my point was that it would be REALLY useful to have a single place to go to see what the current WindowsSecret recommendations are for all sorts of tools; Update Checker, Security Tools, Various Utilities such as PDF reader, PDF writer, File UnDeleter, File Editor, Music Library Manager, Photo Editor etc etc.

    Ideally it would include free software but explain why some may prefer paid software instead for specific purposes.

    It would also be nice if there was a section listing standalone software that can be run from a USB drive for those of us that get roped into supporting the PCs of friends and family.

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    Siggy,

    This is a little like wishing for World Peace, everyone wants it but nobody can agree how to get it! It's the same with the categories of software you listed. One group will swear by a particular product and another group will swear at it. Your best bet is to read the forums, test, and draw your own conclusions as to what works best for you and your particular combination of hardware and software.

    Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy View Post
    Things like the Security Baseline, the PC Fixing Toolkit and the Standalone Flashdrive Programs listings are really useful but potentially vary over time as new versions are released etc.

    Trying to find the latest list of recommendations seems to entail re-reading loads of old articles which is usually interesting, but sucks up time.

    Can there be a nice button on the home page that takes the reader to the most recent updates of these lists ?
    I like this place.

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