From this week's edition of Windows Secrets newsletter:
Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0
I’ve long been a fan of Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) [free; site]. Although I use the locally installed version, Secunia also offers a free online version here. (Commercial versions of both the local and online tools are also available here.) I have PSI installed on all my systems and have recommended it many times in these pages.
The new version still does what its predecessors did: It monitors the software on your PC and automatically updates, by default, any out-of-date software it finds. I’ve found PSI reliable enough that I allow these auto-updates to occur, but PSI also lets you disable the auto-updates if you prefer to manually verify the need for any recommended update.
In non-automatic mode, PSI presents you with links to newer versions of your software. PSI doesn’t force-feed you updates you don’t want.
In the same vein, you can also tell PSI to ignore certain software. I’ve found this useful when I don’t like a new version of a favorite program. I can keep my older version and tell PSI not to worry about updating that particular software anymore.
PSI also makes no attempt to monitor your drivers. I like that, for the reasons stated earlier.
In short, PSI 3.0 kept all the best parts of earlier versions. The most obvious change in version 3.0 is a completely new look. (See Figures 1 through 3.) ...
Read the whole thing here: Software that updates your other software
I have Secunia installed locally. A little red icon shows up in the system tray when there are updates you should look at.
Off to try this new version.
BTW: it has to run w/ Admin privileges.