Patch My PC Home Updater – Release Notes

 

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

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