Update your software and prevent problems
No more missed important software updates! UpdateStar 11 lets you stay up to date and secure with the software on your computer.
The database recognizes 1,746,000 software titles and delivers updates for your software including minor upgrades.
Stay up to date and secure with your software
UpdateStar offers you a time-saving, one-stop information place for your software setup and makes your computer experience more secure and productive.
UpdateStar delivers updates for your freeware, shareware, demos, commercial software, and includes special offers.
The UpdateStar service runs silently in the background and once an update for one of your programs is available, UpdateStar lets you know.
Secure and verified downloads without advertising – Premium Edition only
UpdateStar Premium puts an end to wasted time searching for possible updates or insecure software links and insecure downloads. The UpdateStar team verifies downloads and links for you. This way you are assured to only get secure downloads from original and trusted sources. UpdateStar already offers the most complete and trusted software database world-wide.
Protects against outdated software on your computer!
Outdated software can lead to problems and system crashes and may lack features you can find in up to date versions of your software. Old software can even leave you vulnerable to attacks from outside as the constant news flow about newly found vulnerability leaks in software applications shows. UpdateStar puts a stop to that! As soon as a new version is available, UpdateStar lets you know automatically, and you can decide, if you want the update or not! The Free delivers major updates. UpdateStar Premium adds 20 times more updates, upgrades and downloads on a 24×7 basis.
Enhance your “Add or Remove Programs” experience
UpdateStar also acts as a much enhanced replacement for the well known “Add or Remove Programs” or “Programs and Features” within your Windows Control Panel – well-known for its slowness and lack of information. UpdateStar is much faster and additionally offers up to date information about your software setup. UpdateStar delivers program information as well as download and licensing options. UpdateStar Premium delivers additional information including information regarding your computer’s security status with security levels, minor update version info and more.
Personalize your updates
You can let UpdateStar deliver information regarding your complete software setup, or you may choose to let UpdateStar only scrobble for available update information regarding pre-selected programs you consider important. You can easily configure UpdateStar according to your needs.
You can additionally add and backup important license information for your software in your UpdateStar account on our website. This way you always have a backup of important software licenses.
Import complete software snap shots – Premium Edition only
The UpdateStar website additionally offers free and commercial UpdateStar Packs. These software snap shots include top-rated freeware and full version essentials providing you with standard software setups that allow for a pain-free setup of a standard computer software environment – saving your time and money. You can of course also exchange your own created UpdateStar Packs with your friends for example.
Export your software setup – Premium Edition only
You can easily create and export a complete snap shot of your software setup for backup reasons and easily use it for migration reasons for example. The export feature helps you maintain a backup copy of your favorite computer setup. Once re-imported, all program information will automatically be updated to the latest versions available by the UpdateStar database.
Security analysis and security levels – Premium Edition only
UpdateStar provides security levels for installed programs. Based on historical data and security issues the UpdateStar program database categorizes software programs and provides security level information. This is important to identify security related updates for your installed programs. These should be taken care of with priority – to keep your computer secure.
Minor software upgrade and patches information – Premium Edition only
UpdateStar Premium also informs you about minor upgrades and important patches for your software. The Premium Edition offers access to 20 times more updates and upgrades compared with the Freeware Edition. These upgrades are often security related, but might also offer you additional features for your software. Once informed, you now can also install minor upgrades. This feature is only available in our Premium Edition.
Registry Cleaner – Premium Edition only
Over time the Windows registry accumulates traces of software products which do not properly uninstall. UpdateStar Premium now also includes a tool to clean the Registry from superfluous and faulty software entries which are often the result of incompletely uninstalled software. This way UpdateStar keeps a computer not only up to date, but also clean from software left-overs in the Windows registry.
24×7 scheduling capabilities – Premium Edition only
UpdateStar provides scheduling capabilities to automate the search process for available updates and run scans in the background. You can set these scans according to your needs. The Free Edition offers weekly scans. Recommended is a daily scan for available updates to make sure the security related software is still up to date. Once an update is found, UpdateStar immediately informs you about the new release.