Windows Update Notifier

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1.4.2 100% FREE GPL    
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Small-sized and portable application that runs in the system tray and notifies you whenever new Windows updates are available for download

editor's review





Windows Update Notifier is a compact and portable application that notifies you whenever new Windows updates are available for download. It contains just a few intuitive settings that can be adjusted by anyone, regardless of the experience level.

Since installation is not a requirement, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and just click it to run.

There is also the alternative of saving Windows Update Notifier to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, to be able to run it on any PC quickly and without previous installers.

What's worth mentioning is that the Windows registry does not receive new entries, and no other files are created on the HDD, leaving it clean after removal.

At startup, Windows Update Notifier creates an icon in the system tray area and runs in the background, popping up messages from the bottom right corner of the screen on every new update available.

As far as settings are concerned, you can set the tool to automatically run at system startup, hide the tray icon when no updates are available, disable notification pop-ups or use the Metro style, as well as establish the time interval for searching for updates. In addition, Windows Update Notifier is able to install Windows Defender updates automatically.

The program is very low-demanding when it comes to CPU and RAM, so it does not hog system resources. Since it sits quietly in the system tray area, it does not affect normal user activity. We have not come across any problems in our tests, since it did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, Windows Update Notifier delivers a simple solution to keeping Windows up to date.

Windows Update Notifier was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on March 27th, 2014
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