This is the official UCheck Documentation, a Software updates manager which can be downloaded here. The documentation is a basic walk-through, summarizing the features available in the software.
- On the dashboard, click the “Start” button
- Wait for the scan to finish
- Upon completion, click either on “Updates details” or navigate to “Updates” tab
- If some software are outdated, you should get a list of actions to perform
If you click on “Download” button (if the button is present), UCheck will start to fetch the update locally, in a temporary location.
Once the update downloaded, it should turn purple to notify it’s ready to be installed. Just click on “Install” button and follow the software installer.
At the end of installation, the item will turn green to tell it installed with success. After a new updates scan it won’t show up anymore.
In case the Download button is not present and you just have “Open official website”, it means no installation link was provided by the editor.
Thus, no easy update is available from UCheck, but still the software is monitored for new updates. To update such software, just click the “Open official website” button and download the update from editor’s website.
It is possible to install multiple updates at a time, without user interaction. To do so, select one or more items and click the “Update selected” button. Note: You need to run UCheck as administrator for this feature.
Some items have a warning icon and cannot be selected into a bulk update, because their installer offers 3rd party software (also called PUP/LPI, unwanted software). We don’t want you to be infected with such optional offers and as such we prevent theses programs to be run silently.
UCheck comes with a software repository that we monitor for updates, but it’s not really useful if your machine is new and doesn’t have any software yet.
This is why we also provide the ability to install the software we monitor, in the same way as we do for updates. Just find the software you need, check them for selection and click “Next”.
Then, click “Install All” to install everything on your machine. Note: You need to run UCheck as administrator for this feature.
Last but not least, UCheck gives the ability to list installed software and uninstall them. To do so, navigate to the “Installed” tab, right click on a given program and choose “Uninstall”, then follow the uninstaller steps.
UCheck Premium Tech version comes with caching mechanisms, allowing to replicate the same update/installation on multiple machines without downloading the file every time.
When you cannot update a software for various reasons, or you want to skip the currently available update but not the following ones, you can use exclusions. Click on the dropdown button next to an available update and choose either “Excluse software” or “Skip update”.
In case you want to remove the exclusion, go into the “Exclusions settings”, right click on an item and delete it. On next scan the excluded item should be back in available updates (if any).
To automate and provide easier deployment on desktops, UCheck provides a command line interface. Here’s the list of available commands:
Those parameters are all independent (do not forget the ‘-‘ character).
-update (automatically update all applicable -those that can run silently- software)
-install [soft_key1] [soft_key2] … (automatically install the specified software, keys are listed below)
This is the list of software that UCheck monitors:
- 7-Zip: key: sevenzip
- AVG: key: AVG
- Adboe Flash NPAPI (Firefox): key: adobeflash_npapi
- Adlice PEViewer: key: roguekillerpe
- Adobe Air: key: adobeair
- Adobe Flash ActiveX (IE): key: adobeflash_activex
- Adobe Reader: key: adobereader
- Adobe Shockwave: key: adobeshockwave
- Avast: key: avast
- Avira: key: avira
- Avisynth: key: avisynth
- Bittorrent: key: bittorrent
- Blink: key: blink
- Calibre: key: calibre
- CCleaner: key: ccleaner
- CDBurnerXP: key: cdburnerxp
- CMake: key: cmake
- Comicrack: key: comicrack
- Comodo Dragon: key: comododragon
- CrashDumpExtractor: key: cde
- Cutegram: key: cutegram
- Dashlane: key: dashlane
- Defraggler: key: defraggler
- Doxygen: key: doxygen
- Dropbox: key: dropbox
- Everything: key: everything
- FileZilla: key: filezilla
- f.lux: key: flux
- Fiddler: key: fiddler
- FileBot: key: filebot
- Foobar2000: key: foobar2000
- Foxit Reader: key: foxitreader
- Free Download Manager: key: freedownloadmanager
- Gimp: key: gimp
- Google Chrome: key: chrome
- Google Drive: key: googledrive
- Gpg4win: key: gpg4win
- Greenshot: key: greenshot
- Hipchat: key: hipchat
- ITunes: key: itunes
- IcoFX: key: icofx
- Inno Setup: key: innosetup
- Java (JRE): key: java
- Jitsi: key: jitsi
- KeePass 2: key: keepass
- K-Lite Codec Pack: key: klite
- Libre Office: key: libreoffice
- Malwarebytes Anti-malware: key: malwarebytes-anti-malware
- Mediamonkey: key: mediamonkey
- Microsip: key: microsip
- MobaXTerm: key: mobaxterm
- Mozilla Firefox: key: firefox
- Mozilla Thunderbird: key: thunderbird
- Mp3tag: key: mp3tag
- MusicBee: key: musicbee
- Notepad++: key: notepadpp
- Open Office: key: openoffice
- OpenVPN: key: openvpn
- Opera: key: opera
- Pale Moon: key: palemoon
- PDF Creator: key: pdfcreator
- PDFXChangeViewer: key: pdfxchangeviewer
- Paint.NET: key: paintdotnet
- Photofiltre: key: photofiltre
- Process Hacker: key: processhacker
- Putty: key: putty
- Python 2: key: python2
- Python 3: key: python3
- RogueKiller: key: roguekiller
- Skype: key: skype
- SourceTree: key: sourcetree
- Spotify: key: spotify
- Sumatra PDF: key: sumatrapdf
- TeamViewer: key: teamviewer
- Tixati: key: tixati
- TortoiseGit: key: tortoisegit
- UltraISO: key: ultraiso
- UTorrent: key: utorrent
- VeraCrypt: key: veracrypt
- VLC: key: vlc
- VSCode: key: vscode
- Virtualbox: key: virtualbox
- Vuze Leap: key: vuze_leap
- Vuze: key: vuze
- WhatsApp: key: whatsapp
- WinRAR: key: winrar
- WinZip: key: winzip
- Winamp: key: winamp
- WindirStat: key: windirstat
- Wireshark: key: wireshark
- XnView: key: xnview