Updating Programs Browsers Media Run Time Security and Much More
October 9, 2020
Based in Canberra, Technowand provides IT support services for a variety of businesses across Australia. As a Technical Service Provider, updating computer systems is one of our most important tasks. Software companies will regularly update their products to improve the user experience. These updates will also fix security risks that have been found after development. Failing to update software can hinder the functionality of your desktop. For example, some webpages will not load if tools like Flash or Java are out of date.
However, updating your software manually can cause many problems. Some major drawbacks are listed below:
- Compatibility issues occurring between the machine and the program
- Unwanted “bonus” programs being installed
- Waste of time and productivity, especially when updating an entire network
NiNite is easy to start using, as it doesn’t require an installation. This tool automatically identifies any programs that require an update, and completes the installation process autonomously. As a result, you no longer need to browse the internet for the correct update. You no longer need to micro-manage the installation process. All you need to do is run this tool once on each computer, and it will update all of your important programs at once.
NiNite supports hundreds of commonplace programs. Some examples are listed below:
NiNite can be downloaded for free if you only need to keep a few computers up to date. This is sufficient for home users that are updating their personal computers. The paid version, NiNite Pro, runs silently in the background, blocks popups and completes installations even more quickly. It also features a more developed toolset for managing many desktops on the same network. These features make the tool more appealing to IT professionals, and can save time executing repetitious installations.
A good strategy for making your system updates even more effortless is placing the NiNite executable in your Startup folder. When kept in your Startup folder, the tool will run each time you log into your desktop. As such, your system will never be out of date. The great thing about this tool is that it requires barely any user interaction. NiNite doesn’t require much processing power either, which allows you to continue using your computer without a noticeable decrease in performance.
To find your Startup folder:
- Click on the windows button in the bottom left of your screen.
- Go to All Programs
- Right click on the Startup folder and select “open”
There’s no reason not to use NiNite. Keeping your system updated will improve your user experience and counteract security risks. Updating software automatically not only saves time, but provides cleaner and more compatible installations. Finally, using the tool has no significant drawbacks. Every individual user and business can benefit from running NiNite.
Eddie looks after marketing campaigns for Ironclad. In his pre-tech life, he worked as a journalist on the San Francisco Peninsula. Off hours, he dreams of England.