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Downloadcrew UpdateScanner
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Check whether your installed software needs updates, plus keep one eye on the latest software news

Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
Software Cost:
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
17 November 2018
Downloads To Date:
Download Size:
51.00 MB

The speed at which some programs update can be frightening. While some may alert you every time an update becomes available, quickly and (relatively) effortlessly installing the new version for you, others remain stubbornly outdated. Who knows what bug fixes, performance improvements and new features you might be missing out on?

You can, of course, stay up to date by regularly trawling this very site for your favourite software, but why put yourself through all that hassle when this app exists to make the task of updating your software that much easier?

The Downloadcrew UpdateScanner – as its name implies – will scan all of the software installed on your PC and compare it with our database. If there’s an updated version of your software on the site, you’ll be alerted to the fact.

You can either review updates manually, click “Download them now” to view them all in a single, convenient window or report unrecognised applications to us for further investigation. You can then update the ones that interest you and, hey presto, job done.

The app will then continue to monitor your system, alerting you to new updates as well as free software giveaways on the site, so you’ll never miss out on a full, free commercial app giveaway again.

You’ll need a free Downloadcrew account to use the service – click here to register.

Version 2 of the UpdateScanner features an "App Store" (name change forthcoming), alerting you to the latest and most popular downloads on the site, news and tips from sister site Softwarecrew and a selection of great savings to be made on software purchases.

Important: note that the UpdateScanner does not support betas and unreleased versions. If you install an alpha, beta or newer version than we have on Downloadcrew, then you'll receive a notification than the installed version is newer than the latest version! Also, if a developer gives their software an obscure version number (Paragon Software products are good examples), then these are also unsupported.

Build is a minor maintenance release which includes these improvements/fixes:

- Rearranged user-interface with emphasis on 'Your Updates'


This is official Downloadcrew software that is designed to scan your installed software, examine against our database and inform you whether there are updates to your applications

Your Comments & Opinion

03 May 2020 17:07, Waldo Shelley
Very Good Program
02 May 2020 06:23, Alyssa North
I've been using this program for several months and it has been great. all though sometimes updates do not vanish and sometimes shows updates for things that do not need updating other wise it's great and i give this a 5 star rating (I totally like the new site layout pretty cool) reply:

Thanks Alyssa.

Hoping you like the new Downloadcrew website, too!

why dont the updates dissappear
28 January 2020 19:38, Eamonn Colley
When ive updated it from the list?
Even refreshing or loging in again doesnt show the apps as being updated!
whats the point of this?
Complete waste of time to be honest and a palava to register etc etc..Not impressed reply:

Sorry you feel that way Eammon, but unless you get in touch, we can't fix the problem you're experiencing - a comment isn't the best way to report an issue.

Refreshing won't make any difference if it hasn't been updated. If you're seeing a software title out-of-date then it will only be updated if we do this manually or you report it needs updating.

Great Software
05 January 2016 03:20, Jon Setka
All I can say is great. so far had no problems with this yet. so much less of a hassle for me searching for updates for all the software programs I have on my PC now all in one spot rather then having to check each program 1 by 1. Again a great & well made update r program reply:

Thanks Jon, we appreciate the feedback. We don't actually receive that much feedback on Downloadcrew UpdateScanner. We're not even sure how many people are using it!

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