Ninite for software updates

Installing updates every few weeks is an essential element of any Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM) program for a PC. 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

Below is a list of software we normally select for users based on thier specific needs. the % is an estimate of how many of our users who actually use each choice.

Web Browsers
Chrome 100%
Firefox 100%

iTunes 10%
VLC 100%
K-Lite Codecs 20%
Spotify 5%
HandBrake 2%

Helps some websites work

Java normally is no longer necessary unless you are forced to use Internet explorer for one website you must use.  Please note that generally Internet Explorer has not been supported for several years so it is very risky to use.
.NET 4.7 5%

LibreOffice 80%       a free MS office or belt and suspenders in case your MS office has an issue or you dont really want to buy MS Office.
CutePDF 100%     print from your apps to make PDF files for free

Malwarebytes 100%
Spybot 100%
SUPERAntiSpyware 100%

Glary System Utilities 100%

Online Storage
Dropbox 15%
Google Backup and Sync 80%   sync data to other devices.  back your photos to the cloud.
OneDrive 10%
Evernote 5%


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 Monthly Maintenance 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.

See also:  Standard Software, Antivirus, RPM


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