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Patch My PC Home Updater – Release Notes

What's new in 4.5.0.1 (30-Dec/2022)

  • Fixes:
    • Fixed when disabling logs not getting disabled
    • Other minor fixes

    What's new in 4.5.0.0 (25-Oct/2022)

    • New:
      • Removed the software groups. Now all software is under one list sorted alphabetically, portable software is still in its own group.
      • A new checkbox for main software and portables, the first click selects all software, the second click selects only the outdated software and the third click clears all selections (Outdated software selected by default as usual)
      • New and better details panel design and fonts (Right panel)
      • (Ctrl+F) now jumps to search
    • Fixes:
      • Fixed the issue when Patch My PC doesn’t work while testing the connection to the Internet in some cases
      • Fixed the crash that occurs if the default location of the portable software is not found anymore in the future
      • Fixed “Disable scanning” option for some software
      • Several other fixes and improvements
    • Improvements:
      • Audacity is now 64-bit only
      • Improved the detection for: “Opera”, “ProtonVPN”, “Git”, “Malwarebytes”, “SumatraPDF” and more
      • Improved the detection and the installation of “Maxthon Browser”
      • Improved removing the shortcuts for some applications
      • Improved killing of the process files for some applications before starting the updates
      • Switched “DoNotSpy10” to “DoNotSpy11”
      • Updated the icons of serveral applications 
      • French translation reviewed and amended by (JeuMeu)
    • Software Removed: Removed the following 40 discontinued/incompatible products:
      • Adblock Plus for IE
      • Adobe Flash Player 32 ActiveX
      • Adobe Flash Player 32 NPAPI
      • Adobe Flash Player 32 PPAPI
      • Adobe Shockwave
      • Ares Galaxy
      • Avidemux
      • Chrome Cleanup Tool (Portable)
      • ComicRack
      • Core Temp
      • CutePDF Writer
      • EMET
      • FormatFactory
      • Kaspersky Free
      • Lightworks
      • Magic ISO
      • Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
      • Microsoft .NET Framework
      • .NET Framework Repair Tool (Portable)
      • Microsoft Security Essentials
      • Microsoft Silverlight
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x64)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64)
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86)
      • MPC-BE (Media Player Classic – Black Edition)
      • Nmap
      • Panda Home
      • Razer Cortex
      • RealPlayer
      • Remote Desktop Connection Manager
      • Startup Delayer
      • System Mechanic
      • Vuze

    What's new in 4.2.0.5 (24-Jan/2022)

    Improvements & Fixes:

    • Replaced “SandBoxie (x64)” with “SandBoxie Plus (x64)“.
    • Disabled “Paint.Net (x64)” & “MusicBrainz Picard” on (x86) Operating systems.
    • HandBrake” & “iTunes” now only works on Windows 10 or above.
    • Improved detection for “Git“.
    • Improved detection for “GitHub Desktop“.
    • Improved detection for “TeraCopy“.
    • Fixed the broken detection of “Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64/x86)“.
    • Updated “Windscribe” silent switch.
    • Minor Improvements.
    • Updated Copyrights.

    What's new in 4.2.0.4 (10-Aug/2021)

    Improvements:

    • Switched “NextCloud from EXE to MSI x64 installer
    • Switched “OpenVPN” from EXE to MSI x64 installer
    • Switched “TeraCopy silent switch from /VERYSILENT to: /exenoui /qn /norestart
    • Excluded “Everything Toolbar” from detecting the regular “Everything”
    • Excluded “Opera GX” from detecting the regular “Opera Browser”

    What's new in 4.2.0.3 (09-Apr/2021)

    Improvements:

    • Updated Vivaldi‘s silent install switch
    • Added switch “/norestart” to VNC Server
    • The form can now be resized by any edge instead of only by the grip size at the bottom-right.

    What's new in 4.2.0.2 (04-Mar/2021)

    Improvements:

    • Improved error handling if internet is not available or firewalls are blocking access to patchmypc.com

    What's new in 4.2.0.0 (28-Sep/2020)

    New Language!

    • Patch My PC now supports French if the Windows is installed in French


    Fixed detection issues that may occur for:

    • Avidemux
    • Blender
    • Brave
    • Discord (Excluded “PTB”)
    • Etcher
    • GIMP
    • Malwarebytes (Excluded “Endpoint Protection”)
    • Skype (Excluded “Click to Call”)


    Improvements:

    • A lot of code-improvements for backend
    • Minor other improvements


    Removed Software:

    • Removed JDK 8 & JDK 14 (No public downloads anymore)
    • Removed uTorrent & BitTorrent (High detection ratio in VirusTotal all the time)
    • Removed OneDrive (It auto-update itself + It’s pre-installed with Windows + Compatibility issues when upgrading from the installer in some cases)

     

    Removed the Donate button, if you really want to support us then share “Patch My PC” everywhere ? !

     

    What's new in 4.1.0.5 (28-May/2020)

    Fixed detection issues that may occur for:

    • Auslogics Disk Defrag
    • EditPad Lite
    • Opera

    Improvements:

    • Updated SumatraPDF silent switch from “/S” to “-install /S”
    • Fixed an issue where shortcuts for some applications may not be deleted

    Removed the following discontinued/incompatible Applications:

    • Cybereason Ransomfree
    • Java JRE 10
    • MailBird
    • PDFCreator
    • Wise Driver Care

    What's new in 4.1.0.4 (17-Feb/2020)

    Fixed detection/installation bugs of:

    • Avidemux
    • ImageGlass
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • OwnCloud

     

    Improvements:

    • Excluded “CCleaner Update Helper” from detecting CCleaner
    • Excluded “PeaZip Plugins” from detecting PeaZip
    • Excluded “HWMonitor Pro” from detecting HWMonitor
    • Improved Etcher detection
    • Oracle VirtualBox is now x64 Only
    • Added “/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES” command to all the apps that uses /VERYSILENT
    • Renamed PNotes to PNotes.NET
    • Updated the Donate URL
    • Updated Icons of:
      • Mozilla Firefox – Waterfox – PaleMoon – Auslogics Defrag –
        PicPick – Atom – WinRAR – Wise Registry Cleaner – Wise Disk Cleaner

    What's new in 4.1.0.3 (10-Jul-2019)

    • Fixes
      • Updated The Silent Switches of :
        1. AVG Antivirus Free
        2. BleachBit
        3. MailBird
      • Excluded “SkypeMate” & “Skype for Business” from detecting “Skype”

       

    • Improvements
      • Replaced “Classic Shell” with “Open Shell”
      • Replaced “Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable” with “Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable”
      • Changed “OwnCloud” from the EXE installer to the MSI
      • Updated “Panda Antivirus” Name & Icon (Panda Dome)
      • Updated MPC-HC Main/Description Page
      • Updated “WaterFox” Icon

    What's new in 4.1.0.2 (31-Dec-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed the downloaded Dropbox file name.
      • Fixed ProcessLasso & UltraDefrag from installing x86 on x64 by default.
      • Excluded “Skypemate” from interfering with Skype detection.

    • Improvements
      • Improved Adobe Flash products & Java 8 detection and installation process.
      • Updated “Brave” silent switch.
      • Updated “System Mechanic” Silent Switch, Shortcut & Process Name.
      • Updated Copyrights to 2019.

    What's new in 4.1.0.1 (13-Sep-2018)

    • Improvements
      • Changed links from patchmypc.com to patchmypc.com throughout the home updater
      • Improved Opera switches.
      • Improved FileZilla detection.
      • Added social media icons on the main page

    What's new in 4.1.0.0 (21-Aug-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed a conflict between “Dropbox” & “Google Backup & Sync”
      • Fixed PeaZip add-ons/plugins that was detected by PMPC.
      • Fixed “ProtonVPNTap” that was detected instead of “ProtonVPN”.
      • Fixed “Razer Cortex” local file misnamed with “Origin”.
      • Fixed x64 detection of Avidemux, Process Lasso, qBittorrent & Wireshark.
      • Fixed the broken “Disable silent install” for some individual apps.
      • Other Minor fixes.
    • Improvements
      • Removed “Restart & Shutdown” options.
      • Added support for the new Thunderbird 64-Bit
    • Changes
      • Improved 7-Zip switches, will no longer close explorer.exe after updating.
      • Replaced “Unlocker” exe installer with msi installer due problems/malware in the exe.
      • Disabled GIMP & HandBrake on x86 machines since they are no longer supported there.
      • Re-enbaled “Skype 8” on Windows 10 since it’s compatible now.
      • Updated new icons for a few apps.
      • Removed Yahoo Messenger ?

    What's new in 4.0.1.5 (09-Apr-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed “Core FTP Lite” from detecting “Core FTP Pro”
      • Fixed “Revo Uninstaller” from detecting “Revo Uninstaller Pro”
      • Fixed “PuTTy” from detecting “PuTTy CAC”
      • Fixed “Core FTP Lite” from installing CodeBlocks instead.
      • Fixed an issue where MKVToolNix (x64) may be detected as (x86)
      • Fixed an issue where PotPlayer (x64) may be detected as (x86)
    • Changes
      • Moved “Wise Driver Care” from Utilities to Hardware Tools.
      • Removed “WinZip” since it’s a shareware app

    What's new in 4.0.1.4 (24-Mar-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed an issue where 7-Zip wouldn’t be detected on x86 machines
    • Improvements
      • We will now use the EXE or MSI installer for 7-Zip based on the method used originally to install 7-Zip. Prior to this release, we would always use the MSI. This would successfully update 7-Zip to the latest version but the EXE install information would still remain in the registry in some instances.
      • We will now use the EXE or MSI installer for Inkscape based on the method used originally to install Inkscape. Prior to this release, we would always use the MSI. This would successfully update Inkscape to the latest version but the EXE install information would still remain in the registry in some instances.
      • We will now attempt to auto uninstall Inkscape prior to performing the latest versions installation. Inkscape doesn’t perform an in-place upgrade and requires an uninstall before the latest version can be installed. This would cause the update to cancel out with a 1638 error code meaning “Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.”

    What's new in 4.0.1.3 (21-Mar-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed a bug in silent or auto mode, when even if updates are needed or applications are enabled for auto-install using PatchMyPC.ini they wouldn’t be installed or updated
    • Improvements
      • We will now log out the number of updates that are going to be installed at the beginning of the log file

    What's new in 4.0.1.2 (20-Mar-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Minor bug fixes

    What's new in 4.0.1.1 (19-Mar-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Fixed a bug in version 4.0.1.0 where application would be skipped for installation when Patch My PC Updater was run using /s or /auto
      • Fixed an issue where application groups would be colored green even if no applications were installed.

    What's new in 4.0.1.0 (18-Mar-2018)

    • Video Guide
    • Improvements:
      • Application Checkbox Context Menu
        • The “Disable auto updating of this app” has been renamed to “Disable scanning for this app”. We will now completely skip scanning of the application when this is enabled. Previously, this setting would just not auto check the application if it was outdated and it would still be listed in the right textbox and the checkbox would be colored if installed.
        • Added a new context item to “Disable silent installation for this app“. This will allow more granular control compared to the global option to disable silent install for all applications that is currently available in the options menu.
        • Added a new context menu item “Disable auto updating for this app“. This setting will make it so Patch My PC Updater does’t auto check any outdated application on startup. The application will still be listed in the right textbox and the color for the installed status will show for the checkbox.
      • Application Grouping Hamburger Menu
        • Add a new item “Un-Check All Apps
        • Added a new item “Check All Apps“. This setting is only visible when download only mode is enabled.
        • Application groups will now be colored based on the compliance for all apps within the group. This is be similar to the application grouping headers in the application list and how they are color coded by compliance. This will allow you to easily jump to outdated application groups from the context menu.

    What's new in 4.0.0.9 (16-Mar-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Adobe Flash ActiveX would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Java 8 x86 would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Java 8 x64 would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Microsoft Silverlight would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Firefox would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Firefox ESR would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Unchecky would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
      • Skype would not retain skipped state when Patch My PC is re-opened
    • Improvements:
      • On Windows 10, Skype v8 checkbox will now be disabled since the desktop app is no longer available on Windows 10.

    What's new in 4.0.0.8 (14-Mar-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Minor bug fixes
    • New Apps:
      • Adobe Flash Player PPAPI

    What's new in 4.0.0.7 (8-Mar-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Minor bug fixes
    • Improvements:
      • Downloads will now use TLS 1.2 instead of TLS 1.1

    What's new in 4.0.0.6 (2-Mar-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Fixed an issue where installed application may have the architecture detected incorrectly
    • Improvements:
      • Improved logging
      • Add a new option to append the computer name to the log file

    What's new in 4.0.0.5 (27-Feb-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Minor bug fixes
    • Improvements:
      • Improved logging

    What's new in 4.0.0.4 (24-Feb-2018)

    • Fixed
      • Fixed an issue where setting a schedule to run at 12AM would set the schedule to 12PM
    • Improvements:
      • Application group text will now show the updated color or outdated color based on whether all apps installed within the group are updated or any are outdated
      • If an application group has no application installed, it will be collapsed by default.  This can be configured in the option menu.

    What's new in 4.0.0.3 (23-Feb-2018)

    • Improvements:
      • Improved error handling during self update if update fails
      • Improvement in application detection
      • Improved logging

    What's new in 4.0.0.2 (22-Feb-2018)

    • Improvements:
      • Reduced the number of HTTP request required on initial start to download the latest definitions

    What's new in 4.0.0.1 (21-Feb-2018)

    • Fixes
      • Minor bug fixes
    • Improvements:
      • We will now retain the last location when Patch My PC Updater is reopened
      • Improved detection for some applications
      • There is now a support icon in the banner that will open the support forum website

    What's new in 4.0.0.0 (19-Feb-2018)

    • Design Changes
      • Added a jump menu to jump to any of the application groups
      • Added ability to change updated and outdated app color for color blindness
      • Added context menu for each applications checkbox that contains options to:
        • Disable auto updating of app
        • Enable auto updating of app
        • Uninstall app
        • Add as auto-install
        • Remove from auto-install
        • Open description website for app
      • Added icon to the Re-Scan Installs Apps button
      • App groupings can now be collapsed and expanded.
      • Each application checkbox now contains an icon of the application
      • Improved icons throughout each panel
      • Improved the options menu
      • Improved the scheduler menu
      • Left navigation buttons
      • More modern UI
      • New app groups
        • “File Archivers” which includes archivers apps moved from the “Utilities” group.
        • “Hardware Tools” which includes hardware utilities moved from the “Utilities” group.
        • “Documents” which includes document related apps moved from the “Media Tools” group.
      • Release Notes link is now in “About” tab.
      • Uninstaller columns will now auto resize with form
    • Improvements:
      • Improved logging
      • Improved the download speed from some application by adding a “UserAgent” string in the download request
      • Information icon will appear when there are apps checked to be updated. This will show you what apps will be installed.
      • Major improvements for the search bar
      • Many other improvements and fixes
      • When choosing to cancel updates… we will immediately cancel the download.
      • You can now change the log folder in the settings
      • Added support for DavMail (x64)
      • Removed “Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool” (Portable).
    • Fixes:
      • Fixed an issue where Patch My PC would get hung in the background when running under SYSTEM context for the scheduled task
      • Many other bug fixes
    • New Applications Added
      1. Advanced Uninstaller PRO
      2. AeroAdmin (Portable)
      3. AnyDesk
      4. AnyDesk (Portable)
      5. Atom (GitHub Text editor)
      6. Auslogics Disk Defrag
      7. Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware
      8. Bitdefender USB Immunizer (Portable)
      9. BitTorrent
      10. BleachBit
      11. Chrome Cleanup Tool (Portable)
      12. CutePDF Writer
      13. Everything (x86) & (x64)
      14. Freeplane
      15. GitHub Desktop
      16. ImageGlass
      17. Java SE Development Kit (JDK) v8
      18. Java SE Development Kit (JDK) v9
      19. Lightworks (x86) & (x64)
      20. Mailbird
      21. Microsoft .Net Framework
      22. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      23. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      24. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      25. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      26. Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      27. Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) & (x64)
      28. Microsoft Visual Studio Code (x86) & (x64)
      29. MusicBrainz Picard
      30. OBS Studio
      31. PDFCreator
      32. SABnzbd
      33. ShareX
      34. SpeedCrunch
      35. VNC Server
      36. VNC Veiwer
      37. Winaero Tweaker
      38. Windscribe
      39. Zotero