Installing updates every few weeks is an essential element of any Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM) program for a PC. www.NiNite.com is a safe source for software. It is also by far the easiest way we have ever run across to install standard free standard software. For most of our basic skill level clients we recommend that they only install software or update their software with NiNite.com
Below is a list of software we normailly select for users based on tier needs. the % is an estimate of how our users who actually use each choice.
K-Lite Codecs 20%
Helps some websites work
Java normally no longer necessary
.NET 4.7 5%
Foxit Reader 10% opens pdf files
LibreOffice 80% a free MS office or belt and suspenders incase your MS office has an issue.
CutePDF 100% make PDF files for free
MS Security Essentials
Glary System Utilities 100%
Google Backup and Sync 80% sync data to other devices. back your photos to the cloud.
Once you have downloaded the installer then double click on it to run it. Later also save the file some where like your desktop’s Mnthly Maintenence Folder to re-run every time you want to update your software. Here is a YouTube video that explains Ninite. I suggest that you skip over the 1st 1 min and 39 sec.