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This bug has been present for quite a while

How to recreate

After opening patchmypc it will detect (for example) Syncbackfree and show it as Red on the right and yellow and checked on the left.  Leaving patchmypc open and uninstalling Syncback free, when going back to patchmpc and clicking "rescan" it disappears from the right, but stays yellow and checked on the left.
I've noticed this bug a few times,

The bug happens when (for example) you open patchmypc and Java shows up in red on the right. But you realize you don't need java anymore. so you proceed to uninstall it.

After it's uninstalled click refresh in patchmypc and it disappears from the right column but stays checked on the left column. You think it's gone from the right until you click on the update button it then proceeds to update java anyway.

One more bug I noticed is the 360 total secure bug, where no matter what it always shows up in red on the right.
The Search box.

The search box is very frustrating. If you click in the box the words "Search Apps" goes away. But if your moves out of the box the words search Apps returns and you end up typing in front of it.

360 Total Security.

If you already have the current version installed, it stays red and tries to reinstall it. if you have 360 Total Security Essentials it gets detected by patchmypc as the other version "360 Total Security" and tries to install it.

Adobe Reader DC and Itunes.

Every time Install either of those applications, the automatic updater associated with each application always finds a new version available after installation with patchmypc
For the last week adobe flash for both IE and firefox will not download in PatchMyPC
The problem goes like this

Open patchmypc  and see Java in the Red on the right. I think oh, java is installed, I don't want that on this computer. So I leave patchmypc open and uninstall it. Then I come back refresh the list and it's gone from the right. I think oh good, lets update. But then I realize that although it left the list on the right it remained checked on the left. Then Patchmypc reinstalls it.
While it looked like the previous problem I reported about common updates not being selected by default has been fixed it looks like the fix caused a new bug. This time if you uncheck a common update (example iTunes), when you click on preform update it automatically checks the unchecked common update and starts to download it.
Why are common updates unchecked by default? I hope this is a bug. As I usually tell customers to open up patchmypc and click the update button, not having to worry about checking the things in red on the left.

Today I was talking to a guy over the phone who called me regarding patchmypc on his desktop. As I was walking him through it it said "Install 2 updates" yet he had way more than 2 in the list (This was over the phone). I told him this doesn't make any since. So I had to log in and I said "That's weird, why aren't those checked!?" ...

So can you please make it so common updates are checked by default again?

The current Definition date says 10.05.13? When can we expect an update. Since then there has been a new

Thunderbird 24.1
Java 7 update 45
Adobe Reader 11.0.5
iTunes 11.1.2
Macrium Reflect Free 5.2.6427

Who knows what else. We REALLY need these definitions updated.
It would be really neat if I could do the following

1) Run Patchmypc from a folder on my USB drive in a mode in which it doesn't install, just downloads the ALL the installation files to the folder patchmypc is located in for every application or just the ones that are checked. Then every time I run it I can grab the latest updates
2) Then when I run Patchmypc from the USB it checks to see if the install files are local in the patchmypc.exe folder. if they are, no download is required and installs straight from USB.

That would be soooo nice.
I would really like the feature, where patchmypc would automatically update it's self if a new version is released when patchmypc runs in silent mode with the /s.
Patchmypc does not suppress the reboot of windows on a few updates. I'm pretty sure one is Malwarebytes. Not sure what the other one is. But after installing a hand full of updates when remotely connected, I notice the computer will proceed to shut down and reboot (and disconnect me). It's annoying. So take a look at malwarebytes, I think that is one that does it.
Would it be at all possible to write this in something other than the Windows dotnet framework.?

Here is my issue

Because it requires the dotnet framework 2.0, it doesn't always run on Windows XP machines. Only the XP machines it will run on are ones that have the dotnet framework 2.0 installed.

On windows 7 it runs great because it's built in.

Now on windows 8 I went to run the app last night, and it prompted me to install the dotnet framework  2.0 before your application would even open. So on windows 8 I had to wait 10 mins before I could even use your product.

Now in this case I just waited until it was done. But in the case of using your application in the future on W8 machines this could become quite annoying.

If you can't rewrite it without dotnet could you updated it so it only requires dotnet 4.0 instead of 2.0. That would probably solve the windows 8 issue.
I was running patchmypc on a customers machine and I noticed there was a misspelled word in the "do you want to remove java dialog box" the very last word in the box which I think is "Programs" is misspelled
I recently came across your software via Neowin.net when they had you in their software News section. I have since tried it out and have recommend Patch My PC to the entire Neowin community. You can find the thread link below


There are only 2 things I can see being improved upon. First off is the status bar on the bottom of the application that goes back and forth to show activity. I think it would be better used to show the process of the current downloading application. It would be nice to know where in the download process the (for example) 50MB Adobe Acrobat file is .

I think you might also want to consider changing the program icon. While there is technically nothing wrong with it, malware has pretty much ruined the credibility of an icon with a green shield with a white check mark :)

That's all I have for now. Patch My PC is a god sent to anyone who is in the computer repair field that needs a 1 click solution to update systems on their repair bench, which otherwise took a while.

Thank you for a great product and I've also donated!