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Author Topic: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)  (Read 5524 times)

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filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« on: April 17, 2007, 01:20:43 AM »
introducing filehippo's update checker... looks quite neat.

The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to filehippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. The results are then displayed in the browser for you to download.

here's the privacy policy:
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The Update Checker will not send any personal information back to filehippo.com. The only information collected is a list of programs and their versions, along with the operating system details to help with processing. Additionally none of this is linked to your IP address and the logs are deleted after processing.

works quite well on my pc.. :)
• requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 04:45:43 PM »
Neat program!  Normally I am a little queasy about this sort of application (its a trust issue!) but I decided to chance it anyway.  Worked well.  Just have to wait and see if malware starts popping up on my machine.

We need to get Mousers software on there now! haha

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 06:33:32 PM »
Freezes on my Vista machine - I wrote a litte Bug report to the Devs, but got no feedback....

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 01:23:57 PM »
Freezes on my Vista machine - I wrote a litte Bug report to the Devs, but got no feedback....

Does it actually freeze?  It works fine on my Vista workstation and my home XP machine.  My boss tried it and initially it would crash with an error but he found that if he just did save to disk and saved it to his desktop instead of using "download them all" (we use Firefox) it worked. 

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 01:36:40 PM »
It starts fine - Staring -> Downloading Programm definitions -> Scanning Computer *Crash* - no matter if I run it as Admin or normal User... I fear the problem is, that I`m using a german version of Vista...

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 10:26:14 PM »
I fear the problem is, that I`m using a german version of Vista...
could be two things - either, the notorious UAC problem or the program can't see beyond "C:\Program Files\".. :)

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 05:55:51 AM »
I fear the problem is, that I`m using a german version of Vista...
could be two things - either, the notorious UAC problem or the program can't see beyond "C:\Program Files\".. :)
UAC shouldn't be the problem - I tried it wit UAC endabled and disabled. Any idea how to check if it can see beyond "C:\Program Files\" ? I checked the env-vars and %PROGRAMFILES% is set to C:\Program Files\ - I thought it may be a problem, because german Vista displays C:\Program Files\ as C:\Programme\ in Explorer, bu it seems to be ok...

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Re: filehippo.com Update Checker (Beta)
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 08:35:31 AM »
2nd double Post on one day...  :-\

OK - I know why it crashes. I run it with the dotNet Runtime Debugger and it reports me an unhandled Exception:
Unhandled exception generated: (0x15f6784) <System.UnauthorizedAccessException>
  _className=<null>
  _exceptionMethod=<null>
  _exceptionMethodString=<null>
  _message=(0x15f6698) "Der Zugriff auf den Pfad C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien wurde verweigert."
  _data=<null>
  _innerException=<null>
  _helpURL=<null>
  _stackTrace=(0x15f6964) <System.SByte[]>
  _stackTraceString=<null>
  _remoteStackTraceString=<null>
  _remoteStackIndex=0
  _dynamicMethods=<null>
  _HResult=-2147024891
  _source=<null>
  _xptrs=0
  _xcode=-532459699
Exception is called:UNHANDLED
It tries to read "C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien", but fails.  I will forward the log to the dev - maybe he could use it...
« Last Edit: April 22, 2007, 11:27:41 AM by crono »