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General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Avast
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:37:57 AM »
Just a note to say if you have a custom install of Avast when PatcMyPC updates Avast you will have to go into the Control Panel/ Programs and Functions and select Avast, then Modify to remove the features you did not want.

I am starting to see programs like Adobe Reader DC and soon Google Chrome not supporting Win Xp and Vista. As the operating system is displayed by Patch is it possible to not download and try to install such programs? Perhaps setting them not to update?


Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Problem with
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:47:58 AM »
On Netbooks with screen resolution 1024 x 600 one can not reach the Perform Updates Button.

Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / No Perform update button
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:43:25 AM »
The latest version has a major problem on netbooks, resolution 1024 x 600. One can not reach the Perform Updates Button.

I tried it on Win XP and Windows 7.


General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Auslogics disk Defrag
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:38:19 PM »
When this program is updated it installs MyPCBackup as well. Is there anything that can be done to stop this sort of thing?  I am seeing more programs all the time that want to install junk like this. I appreciate authors need funding but I find this disturbing.

Report Detection Issues Here (Free Home Updater) / Thunderbird update
« on: February 08, 2014, 07:19:13 AM »
Thunderbird is up to date version 24.3.0. PatchMyPC wants to update to same version. If I let it update I get the same result on rechecking, PatchMyPC says it needs updating. Attached is screen shot of PatchMyPC.

Even though I have set the language of PatchMyPC as French, Adobe Reader is installed in English.

Link for French version


Report Detection Issues Here (Free Home Updater) / Major Problem
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:26:31 AM »
This is a new install of Win XP Pro on a Seanix portable. I have installed Netframework 3.5 a couple of times but I get the same problem. Each program like Avast is written hundreds of times. The first instance is green and the rest are black.

I have never seen Security Updates for Windows listed before. If I recheck Software I get an Unhandled exception.

Any help would be most appreciated.

General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Majorgeeks copied your idea?
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:49:53 PM »
Just saw on their program MajorGeeks Software Updater,

Yours is still better but I was surprised to see it.

I have been getting a number of these errors lately. Adobe and Chrome seem to be the majority of cases. Re-running seems to remove some but not all.


I am finding on older machines that PatchMyPC does not appear to be working so people click a second and third time. Would it be possible to have a working window to come up first before the scan?

Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Connection issues
« on: May 11, 2012, 07:42:55 PM »
I am using version on a Win XP pro computer. When I try to run PatchMyPC I get the error message  "Unable to load definition file from Internet connection is required to run Patch My PC please verify you have internet connection and try again."

This is despite browsing on your site. I have rebooted and can browse the net as well as ping your site and
The program used to work on the computer. I have installed Tuneup Utilities 2012 and this months updates from Microsoft since I last ran the program.


When I try PatchmyPC on a Vista machine it crashes. Screen shots and text attached.


Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Google Chrome installation
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:25:46 AM »
Every time I try to update Chrome I get the following error(see screenshot). I am running as an administrator.


Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Version 2.06 crashing
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:06:20 PM »
On three different Win XP machines I am getting the program crashing. Screen shot is attached. No problem with version 2.05


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